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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Review: Mae and June and the Wonder Wheel

January 25, 2017

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Mae and June and the Wonder Wheel Written by Charise Mericle Harper Illustrated by Ashley Spires Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers February 2017 128 pages June’s best friend is her dog Sammy because he talks to her — but only her — and they both enjoy on-the-ground disco dancing. Sammy and June are […]

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Review: Clara Humble and the Not-So-Super Powers

January 16, 2017

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Clara Humble and the Not-So-Super Powers Written by Anna Humphrey Illustrated by Lisa Cinar Owlkids Books September 2016 224 pages Nine-year old Clara Humble has some amazing super powers. She’s the fastest sprinter on the Gledhill Elementary School track team. She creates an action-packed cartoon series featuring superhero @Cat and his nemesis Poodle Noodle. Her […]

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Review: The Uncommoners

January 12, 2017

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The Uncommoners: The Crooked Sixpence Written by Jennifer Bell Illustrated by Karl James Mountford Crown Books for Young Readers January 2017 320 pages When Granma Sylvie takes a tumble and winds up in hospital, her secret past begins to unravel. Unbeknownst to Granma Sylvie and her grandkids, 11-year old Ivy and 14-year old brother Seb, […]

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Open submissions at Dancing Lemur and Freedom Fox

January 5, 2017

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The dancing lemur represents optimism, enthusiasm and belief. Dancing Lemur Press publishes books that uplift and inspire, encouraging the reader to explore and discover while remaining morally grounded. Positive relationships and optimism are at the core of their science fiction, mystery, fantasy, and new adult/young adult. Nonfiction titles offer insightful information, uplifting ideas and real-life […]

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