Review: Flight School

April 14, 2014


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Flight School By Lita Judge Atheneum Books for Young Readers April 2014 40 pages When Penguin shows up at Flight School he claims he has the soul of an eagle. There’s just one small problem – penguins can’t fly. But Penguin doesn’t let that discourage him in his quest. With a little help from the […]

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Dark Regions will market new imprints with crowdfunding

April 7, 2014


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Dark Regions is open to submissions in horror, fantasy, and science fiction genres. Any cross genres between the three will also be considered. Horror should be scary and disturbing. Sci-fi and fantasy should be creative and original, not derivative of other popular characters or stories. According to the editors, “Real characters and creative vision are […]

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Review: Ballpark

March 31, 2014


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Ballpark Written by Eileen R. Meyer Illustrated by Carlynn Whitt Two Lions Publishing March 2014 23 pages In Ballpark, a boy and his grandpa experience the sights and sounds of a big league baseball game. Author Eileen Meyer describes their trip to the ballpark in rhyming verse. Even though there’s plenty of activity, there is […]

The Poisoned Pencil seeks YA mysteries

March 25, 2014



The Poisoned Pencil Announces First YA Title The Poisoned Pencil, an imprint of Poisoned Pen Press, is releasing its first title, Janie Chodosh’s Death Spiral, on April 1. The launch brings to fruition nearly two years of planning by imprint editor Ellen Larson and Poisoned Pen president and publisher Robert Rosenwald, who seek, according to […]

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Review: A Perfect Day for Digging

March 17, 2014



A Perfect Day for Digging Written by Cari Best Illustrated by Christine Davenier Two Lions Publishing March 2014 32 pages Nell and her dog Rusty love digging in the dirt. But their friend Norman hates to get dirty so he hangs out and watches them. One by one, Nell and Rusty unearth a variety of […]

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Review: Ice Dogs

March 10, 2014


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Ice Dogs By Terry Lynn Johnson Houghton Mifflin Harcourt February 2014 288 pages Fourteen-year old Victoria Secord is one of Alaska’s top junior sled dog racers. After qualifying for the race of all races, the White Wolf Classic, she gets it in her head she needs a new lead dog. She sets off on a […]

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Review: Fabulous Features of Mythical Creatures

March 3, 2014


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Fabulous Features of Mythical Creatures By Paul Perro Amazon Digital Services $0.99 December 2013 17 pages Imagine you and your child are reading a book together on your Kindle. Suddenly a kraken appears out of nowhere in the story. Your child asks, “What’s a kraken?” If you remembered to download Paul Perro’s Fabulous Features of […]

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