Tuesdays at the Castle
Middle Grade / Juvenile / December 22, 2016

Castle Glower #1. Author: Jessica Day George. Summary: Tuesdays at Castle Glower are Princess Celie’s favorite days. That’s because on Tuesdays the castle adds a new room, a turret, or sometimes even an entire wing. No one ever knows what the castle will do next, and no one-other than Celie, that is-takes the time to map out the new additions. But when King and Queen Glower are ambushed and their fate is unknown, it’s up to Celie, with her secret knowledge of the castle’s never-ending twists and turns, to protect their home and save their kingdom. (Goodreads summary.) My Thoughts: A fun, whimsical read for both younger and older kids. Content Review: Sexual content: Some very minor flirting. A girl asks to see the prince’s bedroom, and another character is scandalized, but the girl explains she needs to see how the castle favors him. Language: None Violence: Soldier reports that a carriage was attacked – most of his men were shot down by arrows and one horse had to be put down. Two men try to imprison a girl, who pushes them down a flight of stairs. Girl breaks man’s nose by flinging her head back while he’s trying to…