Spotlight Tour & Giveaway: Pippa Morgan’s Diary by Annie Kelsey

Welcome to a special feature, courtesy of Sourcebooks, spotlighting Annie Kelsey’s December 2015 children’s fiction release, Pippa Morgan’s Diary! Read on for a sneak peak as well as a link to a Rafflecopter giveaway! Pippa Morgan’s Diary by Annie Kelsey Publication: December 1, 2015 by Sourcebooks Jabberwocky Hardcover ISBN 9781492623281 Praise for Pippa Morgan’s Diary: “With its approachable style and […]

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Great Picture Books! (8)

2015 is (I cannot believe it) slowly but surely coming to an end, but the roster of terrific picture books is not slowing down! Here’s a rundown of some of the recently read great picture book titles I have read and would recommend: The Cow Who Climbed a Tree by Gemma Merino. I love Merino’s The Crocodile Who Didn’t Like […]

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Review: The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands

Review: The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands Source: Hardcopy courtesy of Simon & Schuster Canada via Goodreads First Reads. Thank you! Publication: September 1, 2015 by Aladdin Verdict: Very Good Book Description: Following a series of murders, an apothecary’s apprentice must solve puzzles and decipher codes in pursuit of a secret that could destroy the world in this suspenseful debut […]

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Picture Book Review: When Santa Was a Baby by Linda Bailey & Geneviève Godbout

Review: When Santa Was a Baby by Linda Bailey, illus. Geneviève Godbout Source: Digital galley courtesy of Tundra Books/Random House of Canada Limited via Netgalley. Thank you! Publication: October 13, 2015 by Tundra Books Verdict: Very Good Book Description: From the moment they heard his booming voice, Santa’s parents knew their little one was special. After all, it’s not every […]

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Review: Little Robot by Ben Hatke

Review: Little Robot by Ben Hatke Source: Hardcopy courtesy of Raincoast Books. Thank you! Publication: September 1, 2015 by First Second Verdict: Very Good Book Description: When a little girl finds an adorable robot in the woods, she presses a button and accidentally activates him for the first time. Now, she finally has a friend. But the big, bad robots […]

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Reviews: The Hired Girl & Lost in the Sun

Review: The Hired Girl by Laura Amy Schlitz Source: Digital galley courtesy of Candlewick via NetGalley. Thank you! Publication: September 8, 2015 by Candlewick Press Verdict: Very Good/Excellent Book Description: Fourteen-year-old Joan Skraggs, just like the heroines in her beloved novels, yearns for real life and true love. But what hope is there for adventure, beauty, or art on a […]

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