Precious Bones: An Adventure For Your OMGchild’s Mind!

Remember, OMGbookworms, it is always the perfect time to send your OMGchild a brand new book.

Lucky for us, our favorite OMGbookworm, Pragmatic Mom, has another great recommendation for us. This time it’s Precious Bones, a book that’s perfect for your preteen and teen OMGchildren. Both boys and girls should love this tale of mystery and intrigue:

10-year-old Bones lives in a bygone time — the Florida swamps during 1949. It’s a time of transition both for Bones and the world around her. Her half Native-American father, Nolay, faces prejudice living in a white man’s world. Things turn upside down when Yankee land swindlers show up trying to buy their land, and one ends up dead in her swamp. Nolay is arrested as the chief suspect. Can Bones and her best friend, Little Man, unearth evidence to save him? Written in the rich cadence of local dialect, Ashley-Hollinger paints a world that is both authentic and deeply moving.

Precious Bones by Mika Ashley-Hollinger:
Ages: 9 +
Price: $12.30

Check out  monthly book reviews by Mia Wenjen of the fantastic blog Pragmatic Mom!


  1. Thanks for inviting me to review books at OMG Mother’s Blog. I hope your readers like Precious Bones. It’s one of the best debut chapter books I’ve read so far!

  2. Thank you! We love these reviews and can’t wait to check out Precious Bones!

  3. Nice to see a review for the 9+ age group. Lots of times this age falls between the cracks of middle grade books and young adult. The story is set in a time period not often explored and the use of local dialect provides authenticity to the story.

  4. Thank you so much! Pragmatic Mom chooses great books to review for us–we are so thankful for that. And we are happy to hear that you are such a fan of Precious Bones, too!

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