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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 […]

Review: The Wizard’s Dog

December 7, 2016

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The Wizard’s Dog Written by Eric Kahn Gale Illustrated by Dave Phillips Crown Books for Young Readers January 2017 288 pages Nosewise is Merlin’s devoted canine companion with a case of separation anxiety. Though he is the wizard’s dog, it’s the apprentice Morgana who introduces him to magic. Quite by accident they discover that contact […]

Review: Wide as the Wind

December 1, 2016

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Wide as the Wind By Edward Stanton Open Books Press October 2016 220 pages Years of tribal wars between the Tuus and the Raas have savaged the tiny Polynesian island of Vaitéa. Those tribespeople who survive the massacres are slowly starving to death. The high priestess Marama believes 15-year old Miru is the chosen one […]