Spotlight & Giveaway featuring THE MORTIFICATION OF FOVEA MUNSON by Mary Winn Heider!

Disney Book Group is partnering with me for a fun giveaway here featuring a fantastically eccentric middle grade read! Read on for my thoughts on Mary Winn Heider’s children’s novel, The Mortification of Fovea Munson, some spooky talk, and all the information you need to enter this perfect-for-Halloween giveaway, open to US residents! The Mortification of Fovea Munson by Mary […]

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Review: Burning Ridge (Timber Creek K-9 Mystery #4) by Margaret Mizushima

Review: Burning Ridge (A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery #4) by Margaret Mizushima Source: ARC courtesy of Crooked Lane Books. Thank you! Publication: September 11, 2018 by Crooked Lane Books Book Description: Colorado’s Redstone Ridge is a place of extraordinary beauty, but this rugged mountain wilderness harbors a horrifying secret. When a charred body is discovered in a shallow grave on […]

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Picture Book Review: The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson & Rafael López

Review: The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson, illus. by Rafael López Source: Hardcopy courtesy of Penguin Random House Canada. Thank you! Publication: August 28, 2018 by Nancy Paulsen Books/Penguin Young Readers Group Book Description: National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson and two-time Pura Belpré Illustrator Award winner Rafael López have teamed up to create a poignant, yet heartening book […]

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Blog Tour Stop: SADIE by Courtney Summers

Welcome to one of the first stops on the Raincoast Books blog tour celebrating Canadian author Courtney Summers’ latest young adult release, the thriller Sadie! Today, the tour stops by my site and at Pop! Goes the Reader. Sadie has been gaining major momentum leading up to its release and has already received four starred reviews. Please read on for […]

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Spotlight on ILLUSTORIA Magazine!

Let’s take a dive into ILLUSTORIA magazine! Illustoria is a print magazine for creative kids & their grownups. We celebrate visual storytelling, makers and DIY culture through stories, art, comics, interviews, crafts and activities. Our high-quality, tri-annual publication is geared toward readers ages 6–12 and the young at heart.- via ILLUSTORIA I recently had the great fortune of getting to […]

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Picture Book Review: Adrian Simcox Does NOT Have a Horse by Marcy Campbell & Corinna Luyken

Review: Adrian Simcox Does NOT Have a Horse by Marcy Campbell & Corinna Luyken Source: Hardcopy courtesy of Penguin Random House Canada. Thank you! Publication: August 14, 2018 by Dial Books Book Description: A classic in the making, this heartwarming story about empathy and imagination is one that families will treasure for years to come. Adrian Simcox tells anyone who […]

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Review: After the Shot Drops by Randy Ribay

Review: After the Shot Drops by Randy Ribay Source: ARC courtesy of Raincoast Books. Thank you! Publication: March 6, 2018 by HMH Books for Young Readers Book Description: Bunny and Nasir have been best friends forever, but when Bunny accepts an athletic scholarship across town, Nasir feels betrayed. While Bunny tries to fit in with his new, privileged peers, Nasir […]

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