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!
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!
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
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!
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)
Excerpt 1 Real McCoys Excerpt #1 on Scribd Excerpt 2 Real McCoys Excerpt #2 on Scribd Title: THE REAL MCCOYS (The Real McCoys #1) Author: Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr (Illustrator) Pub. Date: November 7, 2017 Publisher: Imprint Her name’s Moxie. Moxie McCoy. Bold, opinionated, and haplessly self-confident, the world’s greatest fourth-grade detective faces her biggest challenge! When someone kidnaps … More MG Spotlight & Excerpts: The Real McCoys Series with a GIVEAWAY!
THE PERFECT SEAT Author: Minh Lê & Gus Gordon (Illustrator) Pub. Date: November 12, 2019 Publisher: Disney Hyperion About the book: This child and their parent are almost ready for story time–but first, they must find the perfect seat! This cozy picture book by Drawn Together author Minh Lê takes readers through various opposites (“Too rough! Too slippery!”) … More PB Spotlight: The Perfect Seat by Minh Lê with a GIVEAWAY!
REVENGE OF THE RED CLUB by Kim Harrington is available now and, if you haven’t yet heard about this wonderful book, be sure to check out all the details below. This blitz also includes a giveaway for a signed ARC, US Only, courtesy of Kim and Rockstar Book Tours. So if you’d like a chance to win, enter … More MG Spotlight: Revenge of the Red Club by Kim Harrington — plus a giveaway!
SIX GOODBYES WE NEVER SAID by Candace Ganger on sale September 24, 2019 About the novel: Two teens meet after tragedy and learn about love, loss, and letting go. Naima Rodriguez doesn’t want your patronizing sympathy as she grieves her father, her hero—a fallen Marine. She’ll hate you forever if you ask her to open … More YA Spotlight: Six Goodbyes We Never Said by Candace Ganger
As Climate Week 2019 comes to an end, I thought it was a good time to kick off a series of blog posts with eco-themes for teachers/educators and pair 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 … More Educator Resources: Eco-theme #1: Water (with nonfiction PB titles)