Review: Zwoosh!

September 15, 2014


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Zwoosh! Written by Marie Rose Illustrated by Susan Lee Indie Rose Books for Kids August 2014 34 pages Hop on board and enjoy a journey through the galaxy on a rainbow rocket ship. Experience the colors of Saturn’s rings. Visit with a few of Jupiter’s many moons. Race with shooting stars. Share s’mores with strange […]

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Review: The Real Cost of Fracking

August 28, 2014



The Real Cost of Fracking: How America’s Shale Gas Boom Is Threatening Our Families, Pets, and Food By Michelle Bamberger and Robert Oswald Beacon Press August 2014 256 pages In 2012, veterinarian Michelle Bamberger and Cornell University professor of molecular medicine Robert Oswald published their study, “Impacts of Gas Drilling on Human and Animal Health.” […]

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Review: The Complete Insider’s Guide to Dogs

August 18, 2014


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The Complete Insider’s Guide to Dogs By Caesar Owens United Publishing House May 2014 211 pages Caesar Owens – not to be confused with Cesar Millan, the Dog Whisperer – is a professional dog trainer from South Carolina. This book is a compilation of his five books including, in order of appearance: A Quick Start […]

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Review: Lucas the Lion and the Pirate Ship

August 12, 2014


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Lucas the Lion & the Pirate Ship Written by Rachel Michaels Illustrated by Smokini The Essential Library July 2014 28 pages Lucas the Lion is very brave and scares a hunter away from his jungle friends. The hunter is so afraid he leaves his boat behind. Lucas’s friends call it a pirate ship and they […]

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Review: Frostborn

August 4, 2014


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Frostborn (Thrones and Bones) By Lou Anders Crown Books for Young Readers August 2014 336 pages Karn and Thianna are as strikingly different as any two 12-year olds could possibly be. Karn hails from Norrøngard, a mythical Norse country. Destined to become a farmer, he faces a future of slopping pigs and bartering at the […]

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Review: A Piece of Cake

July 28, 2014


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A Piece of Cake By LeUyen Pham Balzar + Bray May 2014 40 pages It’s Little Bird’s birthday and Mouse baked a cake. On his way to deliver the cake to Little Bird he meets up with Chicken, Squirrel, Bear, and Cow. Each one offers him a bribe in the form of an odd trade […]

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Kane Miller open to children’s submissions

July 21, 2014


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Editors at Kane Miller EDC Publishing are committed to expanding their picture book, chapter book, and middle-grade fiction lists. They want great stories with engaging characters in all genres (mystery, fantasy, adventure, historical, etc.), especially those with particularly American subjects. How to submit Send either the complete picture book manuscript, or a synopsis and two […]

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