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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: Wild Bird

August 7, 2017

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Wild Bird By Wendelin Van Draanen Knopf Books for Young Readers September 2017 320 pages In the wee hours before dawn, 14-year old Wren Clemmons is jolted out of bed and dragged kicking and screaming from her home and family by a man in a blue uniform who shoves her into the backseat of a […]

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: “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 […]