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Category Archives: Mini Pretzels

The Flat Rabbit from Owlkids Books gets a starred review from Kirkus!

At some point every parent is faced with questions from little enquiring minds that are not always easy to answer. We love this honest but gentle story about the cycle of life that every parent, teacher or grandparent should have on hand … Continue reading

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In Toss the Gloss, you will learn . . .

Why the right cosmetics, not anti-aging skincare, will help you look your youthful best. How to recognize the seduction of beauty-industry tactics designed to get you to spend more money than you need to. Gimmick-free tips and easy-to-follow shortcuts to … Continue reading

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Kirkus Reviews Painted Horses from Grove Press

KIRKUS REVIEW A mid-1950s oater that wants to come over all cowboy and sensitive at the same time. Catherine Lemay, the heroine of Brooks’ debut, is a young archaeologist who’s seen the aftermath of war poking around in the rubble … Continue reading

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Lily King’s Euphoria reviewed in The New York Times Book Review

LILY KING’s Euphoria was the cover review of The New York Times Book Review Sunday, June 8th   “A taut, witty, fiercely intelligent tale.”—Emily Eakin, The New York Times Book Review  See full review here:  http://tinyurl.com/k2vnq75  “A small gem, disturbing and haunting.”—Kirkus … Continue reading

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Norman, Speak! from Groundwood Books

A comical yet thought-provoking story, Norman, Speak! follows a boy and his family who adopt a dog that just can’t seem to learn the things other dogs do… Review: The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books “The boy narrator … Continue reading

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Cock-a-Doodle Oops!

Don’t miss this catchy, fun read-aloud for parents, teachers, and librarians! MidWest Book Review: May 14, 2014 “Cock-A-Doodle-Oops!” is a rollicking, rhyming farm fun illustrated story about a farm family rooster in need of a vacation from his crowing duties. … Continue reading

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MORE CURIOUS from McSweeney’s

A sharply observed, emotionally resonant journey from coast to coast by best-selling author Sean Wilsey. “Wilsey (Oh the Glory of It All) makes curiosity the unifying aesthetic and raison d’être of this eclectic collection of essays on places and people, … Continue reading

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The Legend Of George Jones from Heritage Builders

George Jones lived a storied life, but his career was not without controversies. This book reveals fascinating, intimate details about the life of George Jones that have never before been published. Charlene and Peanutt Montgomery, who were George’s closest friends … Continue reading

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Bob And Rob from Frances Lincoln Children’s Books

Rob loved anything shiny, expensive and preferably stolen.  Because he was a burglar and he was bad! Really BAD! Enjoy a giggle with this hilarious picture book with lots of slapstick humor and a happy ending. KIRKUS REVIEW Bob, a … Continue reading

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Fridays At Enrico’s from Counterpoint

Don Carpenter was one of the finest novelists in the West. His first novel, A Hard Rain Falling, published in 1966, has been championed by Richard Price, and George Pelecanos called it “a masterpiece . . . the definitive juvenile-delinquency … Continue reading

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