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)
Shantallow by Cara Martin Published by: Cormorant Books Publication date: May 26th 2019 Genres: Horror, Young Adult Synopsis: Tanvi isn’t the girl of Misha’s dreams; she’s the girl from his nightmares. She has appeared in his chilling dreams before he even meets her; when he DOES meet her, he falls for her. Their relationship … More YA Spotlight: Shantallow by Cara Martin with a giveaway!
From acclaimed picture book creator Jeanette Winter comes the urgent and powerful story of Greta Thunberg, the sixteen-year-old climate activist who has sparked a worldwide student movement and is demanding action from world leaders who refuse to address climate change. I don’t want you to be hopeful. I want you to panic…I want you to … More PB Spotlight: Our House is on Fire: Greta Thunberg’s Call to Save the Planet by Jeanette Winter
Einstein’s Compass: A YA Time Traveler Adventure by Grace Blair & Laren Bright Genre: YA Sci-fi/Time Travel How did Albert Einstein come up with his wondrous theories of light and time? In Einstein’s Compass: A YA Time Traveler Adventure, a young Albert is given a supernatural compass that allows him to travel through time … More YA Spotlight: Einstein’s Compass: A YA Time Traveler Adventure by Grace Blair & Laren Bright with a GIVEAWAY!