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Category Archives: News Tidbits

Running Press Kids- Reviews, Nominations and so much more….

An epic finale to the The Princess in the Opal Mask by Jenny Lundquist, two-book series. Once again, Lundquist presents an addicting story that is filled with even more palace intrigue, heightened conspiracy, and romantic drama Reviews-“[Lundquist’s] characters are distinct and … Continue reading

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Reviews for Something About A Bear & What Every Child Needs To Know About Punk Rock

Something About A Bear Author: Jackie Morris, Illustrator: Jackie Morris Publisher:Frances Lincoln $17.99, 9781847805164 With huge, richly detailed pictures (who knew watercolors could make so many different kinds of brown?) and a lucid and near-poetic text, Morris describes the lives … Continue reading

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The Past, Present, and Future of a Multibillion Dollar Franchise
The Past, Present, and Future of a Multibillion Dollar Franchise

Chris Taylor wrote a review of ‘In Real Life,’ by Cory Doctorow and Jen Wang in the New York Times Book Review on November 7, 2014. HOW STAR WARS CONQUERED THE UNIVERSE was mentioned in Taylor’s byline.  Book website: HowStarWarsConquered.com … Continue reading

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Any Questions? by Marie-Louise Gay from Groundwood Books

Many children want to know where stories come from and how a book is made. Marie-Louise Gay’s new picture book provides them with some delightfully inspiring answers in a fictional encounter between an author and some very curious children, who … Continue reading

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RECOMMENDED FOR ALL LIBRARIES

Best Food Writing 2014. Da Capo. Nov. 2014. 352p. ed. by Holly Hughes. index. ISBN 9780738217918. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9780738217925. COOKING Hughes has been the editor of this annual anthology since its inception in 2000. Among this year’s contributing … Continue reading

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Monster Win’s Mom’s Choice Gold Award!

A humongous congratulations to Paul Czajak & the Scarletta team on Monster’s Mom’s Choice Gold Award! Don’t forget to get a copy of Monster Needs A Christmas Tree in time for Christmas! It’s almost Christmastime, and Monster needs a tree. … Continue reading

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Fall 2014 Starred Reviews for Boyds Mills Press

Perseus Distribution is thrilled to announce they are now the US distributor for Highlights Press. Highlights Press is the book publishing side of the popular Highlights magazine franchise and includes the imprints Boyds Mills Press, Calkins Creek Press and WordSong. … Continue reading

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Library Journal- Starred Review-
Library Journal- Starred Review-

  *Fairweather, Jack. The Good War: Why We Couldn’t Win the War or the Peace in Afghanistan. Basic. Nov. 2014. 368p. photos. maps. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780465044955. $29.99. POL SCI The “Good War” was launched in Afghanistan after the … Continue reading

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Winter Wolf – Is the kind of winter that will remind us we are mortal, ‘Mortal and Alone’
Winter Wolf – Is the kind of winter that will remind us we are mortal, ‘Mortal and Alone’

Great Library Journal Review-   Ekbäck, Cecilia. Wolf Winter. Weinstein: Perseus. Jan. 2015. 400p. ISBN 9781602862524. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781602862531. F Maija and her family move from their native Finland to Swedish Lapland in the summer of 1717, hoping for … Continue reading

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NCIBA 2014

The Publishers Group West team attend NCIBA at the South San Francisco Convention Center last week.  The four titles that were presented for the Kids Rep Picks are as follows: Picture This – A favorite read-aloud WINTER CANDLE Author: Jeron … Continue reading

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