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Category Archives: Mini Pretzels

Congratulations Derrick Barnes & Gordon C. James!
Congratulations Derrick Barnes & Gordon C. James!

WINNER! 2018 KIRKUS PRIZE KIRKUS REVIEW Safe to say, there’s nothing like the feeling of the fresh cut. You feel so extra visible with a fresh new cut, and this book built from that experience translates it in a way … Continue reading

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Searching for a sense of identity and belonging…
Searching for a sense of identity and belonging…

This is a beautifully written story about a child searching for a sense of identity and belonging, by debut picture-book author Francie Latour. Illustrator Ken Daley has drawn on his knowledge of the Caribbean to create vibrant paintings that convey … Continue reading

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Unique Magical Powers
Unique Magical Powers

A WINTER’S PROMISE * Starred review from School Library Journal and was highlighted on their list of “September Stars” https://slj.com/?detailStory=50-Spectacular-Titles-September-2018-Stars!!! “Translated from French, this international best-seller is world-building at its best. The unusual settings, original characters, dark intrigue, originality, and … Continue reading

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CAT IN THE NIGHT in School Library Journal!

Madeleine Dunphy’s beautiful and educational book Cat in the Night (By Madeleine Dunphy; Illustrated by Joshua S. Brunet; 9780988330368; Web of Life Children’s Book; Trade Cloth, Picture Book; $16.95) has received a glowing review in School Library Journal! Cat in the … Continue reading

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NCIBA Discovery Show in San Francisco

We will be representing at the Northern California Independent Booksellers Association Discovery Show on October 27th and 28th– two days packed with education, authors, rep picks, publisher exhibits, and camaraderie! Check out the full schedule of events here!

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Four Children’s Books for National Bullying Prevention Month

October is National Bullying Prevention Month, a world-wide effort to unite communities and raise awareness about bullying prevention, and this year marks the 10th anniversary of this campaign! Here are four books that champion the message of kindness, inclusion, and … Continue reading

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Check out The Treasure of Barracuda!

The Treasure of Barracuda (By Llanos Martinez Campos; Illustrated by Julia Sarda; 9781939775146; Little Pickle Press; Trade Cloth; $15.95) is an enchanting romp about sailing through the seas with a band of rugged pirates… who don’t know how to read. … Continue reading

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Our Children’s Publishers Are Heading to the Movies

Publishers Weekly has highlighted Annick Press, Groundwood Books, and Owlkids Books in an article about Canadian children’s publishers extending their reach into television and movie adaptations in both Canada and the US! “Annick Press is celebrating its 40th anniversary this … Continue reading

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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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Seasons of the Bear: A Yosemite Story

Seasons of the Bear: A Yosemite Story (by Ginger Wadsworth, Illustrated by Daniel San Souci; 9781930238664; Yosemite Conservancy; Trade Cloth, Picture Book; $15.95) is a sweet new story following a mother bear and her newborn cubs living in Yosemite National Park. … Continue reading

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