YA Spring/Summer preview with audio-clips from Macmillan Audio

I’m so happy to share with you a preview of Macmillan Audio’s Young Adult titles for Spring/Summer 2017! I love relaxing on a warm day with a book in hand and turning each page myself, but I also love hearing a novel expertly read to me and transporting me into the story. Here are some … More YA Spring/Summer preview with audio-clips from Macmillan Audio

PB Flashback: 1990’s

Time for one last walk down PB memory lane…this time a look back at the 1990’s. Which one is your favorite? Have any to add? I love revisiting old(er) picture books, some are classics and others spark personal memories. Hope you enjoy 🙂 Note: Listed by Title/Author/Illustrator/Date of First Publication Possum Magic written by Mem … More PB Flashback: 1990’s

2017 Middle Grade Fiction

The middle grade selections mentioned in the post are limited to those with a 2017 copyright date. In case any readers aren’t sure what middle grade means, these books are usually for readers between the ages of 8 and 12… Follow the link below to children’s author Marcia Strykowski’s blog to learn about some great 2017 middle grade titles … More 2017 Middle Grade Fiction

Middle Grade: Matylda, Bright & Tender by Holly McGhee with book giveaway

BOOK DESCRIPTION: In a courageous debut novel, Holly M. McGhee explores the loss that shakes one girl’s world — and the unexpected consequences of the things we do for love. To learn more and to enter the giveaway, follow the link below to Kathy Temean’s blog, Writing and Illustrating: Sharing Information about Writing and Illustrating … More Middle Grade: Matylda, Bright & Tender by Holly McGhee with book giveaway

Guest Post by YA author Abby J. Reed with a giveaway of her debut novel WHEN PLANETS FALL

 Abby J. Reed writes young adult science fiction and fantasy novels that ask what if. She has a degree in English Writing and is drawn to characters with physical limitations due to her own neurological disorder called Chronic Migraine. Her debut novel, WHEN PLANETS FALL, will be published in April 2017 by Soul Mate Publishing. … More Guest Post by YA author Abby J. Reed with a giveaway of her debut novel WHEN PLANETS FALL

Picture Book Dummy, Picture Book Construction: Know Your Layout (wise words from author Tara Lazar)

I am spending my Sunday tinkering with pagination of some of my picture books. It’s proving to be trickier than it sounds. I had bookmarked an incredible post about picture book layouts by Tara Lazar way back when and I finally dug it up again. Tara is the author of four picture books: The Monstore, … More Picture Book Dummy, Picture Book Construction: Know Your Layout (wise words from author Tara Lazar)

YA Audiobook Clip from Roshani Chokshi’s A CROWN OF WISHES

I’m excited to share an audio clip from Macmillan Audio of Roshani Chokshi’s A CROWN OF WISHES–and on March 25th I’ll be posting an author Q & A with Roshani about her latest work. Listen to the excerpt from A CROWN OF WISHES audiobook, read by Priya Ayyar, by clicking HERE. Gauri, the princess of Bharata, … More YA Audiobook Clip from Roshani Chokshi’s A CROWN OF WISHES

YA Spotlight: Petals by Laurisa White Reyes

Petals
 by Laurisa White Reyes Genre: YA Release Date: March 15th 2017 Skyrocket Press Summary from Goodreads: Some memories refuse to stay buried… On Christmas Eve, a horrific car accident leaves Carly Perez without a mom. After a year of surgeries and counseling, Carly’s life is nearly back to normal—except for the monsters—vague, twisted images from … More YA Spotlight: Petals by Laurisa White Reyes