YA Spotlight & Excerpt: Fish out of Water: A Little Mermaid Story by Jennifer Sommersby…plus a giveaway!

  About The Book: Title: FISH OUT OF WATER: A Little Mermaid story (The Girl Without a Phone) Author: Jennifer Sommersby Pub. Date: December 6, 2019 Publisher: Young Actors Project (YAP) Be who you were born to be … Marina Andersen’s structured life is ruled by the Three S’s: Swim. Study. Succeed. But all this routine  and order leaves little time for what she really wants … More YA Spotlight & Excerpt: Fish out of Water: A Little Mermaid Story by Jennifer Sommersby…plus a giveaway!

Guest Post & YA Spotlight: You Too? 25 Voices Share Their #MeToo Stories by various authors and edited by Janet Gurtler…with a Giveaway!

Guest Post from Janet Gurtler, the Editor of You Too? 25 Voices Share Their #MeToo Stories I think my biggest concern with this book is that caregivers or educators will be afraid to give a book like this to teens to read, because it is a hard read at times. I’m worried caregivers will think … More Guest Post & YA Spotlight: You Too? 25 Voices Share Their #MeToo Stories by various authors and edited by Janet Gurtler…with a Giveaway!

Educator Resources: Eco-Theme #3: Air (with non-fiction PB titles)

Every Breath We Take… Time for my third blog post focusing on eco-themes for teachers/educators and pairing them with some of the nonfiction picture books I use with my students to highlight the material. The eco-themes are based on the wonderful Sustainable Intelligence curriculum offered by EcoRise, an organization with a school based program aiming … More Educator Resources: Eco-Theme #3: Air (with non-fiction PB titles)

YA Spotlight & Excerpt: Heir of Lies by Mallory McCartney with a GIVEAWAY!

HEIR OF LIES (Black Dawn #1) Author: Mallory McCartney Pub. Date: April 21, 2020 Publisher: MM Books “Hope was a dangerous thing. It could consume every dream and make them take flight, becoming wild daydreams in one’s heart and mind. Or hope could incinerate everything you thought you knew, burning you down to your core, leaving you raw … More YA Spotlight & Excerpt: Heir of Lies by Mallory McCartney with a GIVEAWAY!

MG Spotlight & Excerpt: The Monster Hypothesis by Romily Bernard with a GIVEAWAY!

THE MONSTER HYPOTHESIS by Romily Bernard Pub. Date: December 10, 2019 Publisher: Disney-Hyperion Welcome to Bohring-home to 453 people, 2,053 alligators, and one monster curse. Correction: home to 454 people, now that Kick Winter is living in the swamp Hollows with her Grandma Missouri, the town (fake) psychic. Bohring is anything but boring for Kick … More MG Spotlight & Excerpt: The Monster Hypothesis by Romily Bernard with a GIVEAWAY!

Middle Grade Spotlight & Excerpt: Charlie Hernández & The Castle Of Bones by Ryan Calejo with a Giveaway!

CHARLIE HERNANDEZ AND THE CASTLE OF BONES (Charlie Hernández #2) Author: Ryan Calejo Pub. Date: November 12, 2019 Publisher: Aladdin Inspired by Hispanic folklore, legends, and myths from the Iberian Peninsula and Central and South America, this bold sequel to Charlie Hernández & the League of Shadows, which Booklist called “a perfect pick for kids who love Rick Riordan” in a … More Middle Grade Spotlight & Excerpt: Charlie Hernández & The Castle Of Bones by Ryan Calejo with a Giveaway!

Special Spotlight: One Day at Disney by Bruce Steele, Bob Iger (intro) with a Giveaway AND a Sweepstakes!

ONE DAY AT DISNEY Author: Bruce Steele, Bob Iger (Introduction) Pub. Date: December 3, 2019 Publisher: Disney Editions Deluxe Disney+ Subscribers can watch the original documentary on December 3rd! Discover what it’s like to report to work every day for The Walt Disney Company. Step behind the scenes to immerse yourself in one “ordinary” day at Disney. In addition … More Special Spotlight: One Day at Disney by Bruce Steele, Bob Iger (intro) with a Giveaway AND a Sweepstakes!

Middle Grade Spotlight & Excerpt: Shine! by J.J. Grabenstein & Chris Grabenstein with a GIVEAWAY

SHINE! Author: J.J. Grabenstein & Chris Grabenstein Pub. Date: November 5, 2019 Publisher: Random House Children’s Books “Inspirational, commonsensical, and a whole lot of fun.” –James Patterson Everyone deserves to shine in this sparkling new book from the New York Times bestselling author of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library , Chris Grabenstein, and coauthor J.J. Grabenstein–just right for fans of Word of Mouse and The … More Middle Grade Spotlight & Excerpt: Shine! by J.J. Grabenstein & Chris Grabenstein with a GIVEAWAY

PB Spotlight & Excerpt: Who Named Their Pony Macaroni? by Marilyn Singer with a GIVEAWAY!

WHO NAMED THEIR PONY MACARONI? Author: Marilyn Singer, Ryan McAmis (Illustrations) Pub. Date: October 1, 2019 Publisher: Disney-Hyperion About the book: A family of mice. A runaway goat. A mischievous snake. A shocking parrot. A pardoned turkey. A pampered raccoon. A ghostbusting dog. A celebrity cow.   The White House housed more than presidents and First Families–who could … More PB Spotlight & Excerpt: Who Named Their Pony Macaroni? by Marilyn Singer with a GIVEAWAY!

Educator Resources: Eco-Theme #2: Waste (with non-fiction PB titles)

Let’s Talk Trash… Time for my second blog post focusing on eco-themes for teachers/educators and pairing them with some of the nonfiction picture books I use with my students to highlight the material. The eco-themes are based on the wonderful Sustainable Intelligence curriculum offered by EcoRise, an organization with a school based program aiming to … More Educator Resources: Eco-Theme #2: Waste (with non-fiction PB titles)