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The Island Gets a PW Star!

The Island by Olivia Levez (9781780748597; Oneworld; Trade Paper; $9.95) has received a STARRED review in Publishers Weekly! “Levez’s debut captures the emotional journey of 16-year-old Frances Stanton, one of a plane full of British juvenile delinquents and camp staffers … Continue reading

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Kirkus & PW Stars for Turn On the Night!

Turn on the Night (By Geraldo Valério; 9781554988419; Groundwood; Trade Cloth, Picture Book; $18.95) has received starred reviews from Kirkus and Publishers Weekly! Turn on the Night comes out next month on September 13th. “A little girl falls asleep—clutching her … Continue reading

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A Kirkus Star for You Are Two!

You Are Two (By Sarah O’Leary; Illustrated by Karen Klassen,  9781771470735; Owlkids Book; Trade Cloth, Picture Book; $14.95), Sarah O’Leary’s follow-up to this spring’s You Are One, has received a Kirkus Star for fall! O’Leary combines her charming narration with … Continue reading

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Little Chickies/Los Pollitos Featured in Kirkus and SLJ!

Susie Jaramillo’s innovative, bilingual, accordion-style board book adaptation of one of the most popular nursery rhymes in the Spanish-speaking world has received a Kirkus Star and coverage in School Library Journal! Kirkus calls Little Chickies/Los Pollitos “a thoroughly engaging, ingeniously … Continue reading

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Wordless Wonder Sidewalk Flowers Continues Its Winning Streak

Sidewalk Flowers continued its streak of critical acclaim by being named one of the Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2015 by the New York Times last week.  In an earlier article, a New York Times reviewer remarked, “I’d give this … Continue reading

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Meet Morris Micklewhite

Morris is a little boy who loves using his imagination. He dreams about having space adventures, paints beautiful pictures and sings the loudest during circle time. But most of all, Morris loves his classroom’s dress-up center — he loves wearing … Continue reading

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Lois Duncan Releases Her Earliest Work!
Lois Duncan Releases Her Earliest Work!

Lois Duncan shares 13 short stories in the collection, Written in the Stars, published by Lizzie Skurnick Books, the YA imprint of Ig Publishing. Written as early as the age of 13, the stories were first published in American Girl … Continue reading

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Kirkus Starred Review for Minnie & Moo: Hooves of Fire from Creston Books!

It’s a perfect day for the First Annual Hoot, Holler, and Moo Talent Festival. The sun is shining in a warm autumn sky and the stage is set. Mr. and Mrs. Farmer are away on vacation, Minnie and Moo are … Continue reading

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Zero Fade grabs nods from Kirkus and Slate!
Zero Fade grabs nods from Kirkus and Slate!

Congratulations to Chris L. Terry and Curbside Splendor! Chris’s book, Zero Fade, has been selected for the Best Teen Books of 2013 list from Kirkus Reviews! Not to be outdone, Dan Kois at Slate chose Zero Fade for his Favorite … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Africa with Frances Lincoln and Kirkus Reviews!

Daily Pretzel is pleased to report on two Kirkus book reviews from Frances Lincoln! Ifeoma Onyefulu was brought up in a traditional village in Eastern Nigeria.  Her highly acclaimed children’s books are renowned for countering stereotypical images of Africa by celebrating both … Continue reading

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