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Review: “Bow-Wow-Meow”

June 6, 2017

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Bow-Wow-Meow Written by Bianca Lacasa Illustrated by Gómez NubeOcho May 2017 40 pages Fabio is a beagle with a major identity issue. He doesn’t do normal dog stuff like wag his tail, or play fetch, or even bark. When his boy Max shouts “Bow-wow,” he just looks puzzled. To Max’s complete surprise he discovers that […]

Review: Dirt

June 1, 2017

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Dirt By Denise Orenstein Scholastic Press July 2017 224 pages Pippi Longstocking meets Black Beauty in this satisfying summer read. Eleven-year old Yonder lives with her dad in a little crooked house in Shelter, Vermont. When her mom died four years earlier her dad said, “We can choose to stop moving up that rocky path […]

Review: Fish Girl

May 17, 2017

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Fish Girl Written by Donna Jo Napoli & David Wiesner Illustrated by David Wiesner Clarion Books March 2017 192 pages Napoli and Wiesner team up for this graphic novel, which is a modern-day slant on Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid.” Fish Girl is the main attraction at Ocean Wonders. Not just any boardwalk aquarium, […]

Review: The Year of the Garden

May 2, 2017

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The Year of the Garden Written by Andrea Cheng Illustrated by Patrice Barton Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers April 2017 128 pages The Year of the Garden is a prequel to The Year of series by Andrea Cheng, who passed away in 2015. This episode establishes the friendship between Anna Wang and Laura […]

Review: Olivia the Spy

April 20, 2017

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Olivia the Spy By Ian Falconer Atheneum Books for Young Readers 1230 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10020 April 2017 40 pages After a five-year absence from the literary stage Olivia, the usually flamboyant dancing pig makes a surreptitious return. In this episode, Olivia and her mother are having issues. Olivia is offended […]

Bailiwick Press wants humorous fiction for kids

April 3, 2017

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Created in 2009, Bailiwick Press is the only publishing company in the world that was founded and is owned by an author, illustrator, and designer who also happen to be women. Their flagship series, the Aldo Zelnick Comic Novels were written by Karla Oceanak, illustrated by Kendra Spanjer, and designed by Launie Parry, the three […]

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 […]