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Hallmark Publishing seeks romances with holiday theme

December 5, 2017

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Hallmark Publishing is a division of Crown Media Family Networks, which includes Hallmark Cards, Inc. and Hallmark Channel. They publish wholesome or “sweet” romance novels and cozy mystery novels that celebrate friendship, family, and/or community ties. All stories must have happy endings. Hallmark Publishing isn’t involved in acquiring the movie or TV rights of books […]

Review: Summer on Earth

August 1, 2017

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Summer on Earth By Peter Thompson Persnickety Press August 2017 296 pages One summer night just before bed, 11-year old Grady Johnson made a wish upon a shooting star. Or so he thought. The star was actually a small alien spaceship crash landing near the creek on his farm. Ralwil Turth, the pilot and only […]

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: Then She Was Born

April 25, 2017

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Then She Was Born By Cristiano Gentili Translated by Lori Hetherington #HelpAfricanAlbinos January 2017 315 pages Born in a small village in Tanzania, the newborn girl is albino. Unlike the rest of the dark-skinned villagers, her skin is white due to lack of melanin. Her father is horrified and blames her mother who cruelly rejects […]

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 […]

Review: The Journey

October 18, 2016

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The Journey By Francesca Sanna Flying Eye Books September 2016 48 pages A brother and sister lived happily with their mother and father in a beautiful city by the sea until the blackness of war spread chaos and destruction and eventually took their father. Their mother heard about a distant country with forests and mountains […]

Review: News of the World

September 20, 2016

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News of the World By Paulette Jiles William Morrow October 2016 224 pages In the post-Civil War era, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd is a 71-year old widower and veteran of three wars. Ever since he lost his printing business during the Civil War, he travels across north Texas making a meager living as a news […]