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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 […]

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: 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]