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Title: The Magician’s Doll | Author: M.L. Roble | Publication Date: February 2, 2013 Publisher: Independent | Pages: 320 | Recommended Ages: 10+ Summary “They are stronger. They are coming. They will arrive!” Life would be so much better for twelve-year-old Natalie if she and her mother weren’t different; […]
Author and Illustrator Lane Smith Published Information 2010 Roaring Brook Press There are three characters in this book: a monkey, a mouse and a donkey. The story begins with a monkey reading a book and a donkey walking up with a laptop in hand. The donkey proceeds to ask the […]
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When I get with Julie either by phone, text or email, for the most part our conversations always include the discussion of a book. The “latest and greatest.” The “what are you reading” question and the list goes on. We went a little deeper with this book discussion knowing that […]
Title: Diego’s Dragon, Book 1: Spirits of the Sun | Author: Kevin Gerard | Publication Date: September 30, 2011 | Publisher: Crying Cougar Press | Pages: 186 | Recommended Ages: 8+ Summary: An eleven-year-old Latino boy wins a district-wide writing contest for sixth graders. When an author visits his school […]
In sunny southern California, Ruby Rose is known for her killer looks and her killer SAT scores. But ever since her dad, an LAPD SWAT sergeant, died six months ago, she’s also got a few killer secrets. To cope with her father’s death, Ruby has been trying to […]
Hearts author & illustrator: Thereza Rowe publisher: Toon Books, an imprint of Candlewick Press Copyright date: 2014 Hearts is a level 1 graphic novel recommended for brand new readers in grades K-1. The author tells the story of a fox named Penelope using sight words, short sentences, and 1-2 […]
Can you believe it, your teen reviewer Josh has some big decisions to make. I can’t believe that graduation is quickly approaching and he will be heading out to the big world without his parents looking over his shoulders. He will no longer hear me say, “where is your review […]
In our Episode 03 Podcast, we were able to interview the talented Melinda Long, author of children’s books like How I Became a Pirate, Pirates Don’t Change Diapers, and Hiccup Snickup. This was truly a heartfelt and casual conversation about her books, the illustrations, and the stage adaptation of her […]
Wow! Episode No. 2! We could not be more excited to have the pleasure of having a conversation with the author of the Temptation Series, KAREN ANN HOPKINS! We just know you are going to enjoy this one on one interview with one of our favorite authors. Also we will […]
GRASSHOPPER JUNGLE Author: Andrew Smith Genre: Young Adult FictionRelease Date: 2/11/14 Sixteen-year-old Austin Szerba interweaves the story of his Polish legacy with the story of how he and his best friend , Robby, brought about the end of humanity and the rise of an army of unstoppable, six-foot tall praying […]
Lot’s of fun with their new Hippie Sticks!!! Deitre never misses a picture moment with great authors! Here we go! A Leisure Moment Podcast is live! We really hope you enjoy our very first casual conversation. We had the pleasure of talking […]
Whistle for Willie Author & Illustrator: Ezra Jack Keats Publication date: 1964 Publisher: Viking Press Summary : In this charming sequel to The Snowy Day, an older and wiser Peter wants to learn to whistle. Wouldn’t it be the perfect way to call his dog Willie? Peter tries so hard […]
Author David Ezra Stein Candlewick Press August 6, 2013 Goodreads Summary WHOMP! An energetic young dinosaur figures out her own way to give a kiss in the latest from the creator of the Caldecott Honor–winning Interrupting Chicken. For newly hatched dinosaur Dinah, the world is an exciting place. There is so […]