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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 […]

No agent needed at Regal House Publishing

May 24, 2017

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Regal House Publishing is an independent press located in Raleigh, North Carolina. Their imprint Fitzroy Books publishes middle grade, young adult and new adult fiction. Pact Press is their social impact imprint featuring books that promote diversity, inclusion, and acceptance. Regal House offers an alternative to traditional publishing or self-publishing for literary fiction authors. They […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]