Review: Gone Camping

March 15, 2017

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Gone Camping: A Novel in Verse Written by Tamera Will Wissinger Illustrated by Matthew Cordell Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers March 2017 112 pages While Sam and Lucy prepare for the family’s camping trip they eagerly anticipate all the fun they will have at the lake. But when the big day arrives Dad […]

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Review: Let’s Find Momo!

March 9, 2017

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Let’s Find Momo!: A Hide-and-Seek Board Book By Andrew Knapp Quirk Books April 2017 24 pages Momo the Border Collie has penetrating brown eyes, a tongue-lolling grin, and a personality that leaps off the page. Let’s Find Momo! is a sturdy, 8-inch square board book that presents a series of photographs. The object is to […]

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Review: Not Quite Narwhal

March 3, 2017

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Not Quite Narwhal By Jessie Sima Simon & Schuster February 2017 40 pages Baby Kelp emerges from a clam shell deep in the ocean with his head encircled in a clear bubble. Raised by narwhals (whales with tusks) Kelp assumes he’s one of them because he also has a tusk protruding from his forehead. But […]

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Belgrave House is acquiring previously published fiction

February 23, 2017

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Belgrave House is currently acquiring previously (paper) published fiction to offer as ebooks. They are especially interested in publishing women’s fiction, mysteries, contemporary and historical romance. Their sister site, Regency Reads, is acquiring Regency and Georgian romance. Most ebooks sell for $5. They offer ebooks in three formats: epub (industry standard), PRC (Mobipocket, Kindle), and […]

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Review: Mighty Melvin the Magnificent Mouse

February 15, 2017

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Mighty Melvin the Magnificent Mouse By Trevor Newland Mosaic Press September 2016 64 pages In a world full of Biggies and Smallies, Melvin the bespectacled mouse is a Smally who thinks he’s a Biggy because he isn’t afraid of anything. Melvin decides to take his magnificence to the circus in order to find the Biggest […]

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Sourcebooks acquires Little Pickle Press

February 10, 2017

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As of January 7, 2017, Sourcebooks acquired publishing, foreign, and audio rights in all titles previously published under March 4th Inc imprints Little Pickle Stories and Big Dill Stories. Sourcebooks will publish the titles under the Little Pickle Press brand name, which is now part of Jabberwocky, Sourcebooks’ children’s imprint. March 4th Inc. (formerly Little […]

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Review: Race to Pisa

February 1, 2017

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Race to Pisa By Trevor Newland Mosaic Press September 2016 64 pages Newland introduced readers to the Scallywags in The Scallywag Solution, as salty sailors saving their ship from Blackbeard’s pirates. In their latest exploit Race to Pisa, the four motley misfits are landlubbers toiling for King Nedward. Lazy-Eyed Liam does the laundry. Peggy Legs […]

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