Melanie Crowder is a ceramist, painter, and sculptor who received her MFA in writing for children and young adults from Vermont College. She lives in the foothills of the Rockies. Her debut novel Parched released on June 4, 2013 with a splash. Crowder shares with us a list of books that will get children and [...]
Hattie Ever After By Kirby Larson Age Range: 12 and up Hardcover: 240 pages Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers (February 12, 2013) What to Expect: New opportunities, becoming independent, newspaper reporting, early 20th century challenges for women, making choices, learning to judge people In this sequel to Hattie Big Sky, Hattie comes to San Francisco as a [...]
Blood Brothers in Louisbourg By Philip Roy Reading Age: 12-16 Paperback: 144 pages Publisher: Cape Breton University Press (August 15, 2012) What to Expect: The nature of courage; questions of war and diplomacy; what constitutes civilized culture or savagery; spirituality; survival in a strange land Jacques loves to read French and Greek philosophers and play the violoncello. [...]
Jenny Meyerhoff is the author of a young adult novel, Queen of Secrets, and three books for young readers—Sami’s Sleepaway Summer, Third Grade Baby, and most recently, The Barftastic Life of Louie Burger, a story about an aspiring stand-up comic with an unusual catch phrase. Unlike Louie, Jenny is not a comedian, but she does know a lot about barf. [...]
Matilda is turning 25 this year! Kind of unbelievable, right? How can it already be 25 years since this wonderfully witty, intelligent five-year-old sprang onto the literary scene, inspiring all of us to read more and fight the man with our powers of telekinesis (Er, or just wish wehad powers of telekinesis)? We’re celebrating this milestone [...]
Best Selling Kids’ Books & New Releases By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review Published: June 1, 2013 Here’s the scoop on the most popular destinations on The Children’s Book Review and the most coveted new releases and bestsellers. The Hot Spots: The Trends Author Interview: Gary Paulsen Star Wars Books for Kids How Picture [...]
Artist Jennifer Angus, known for her Victorian-inspired exhibits of insect specimens, brings her distinctive sensibility to the pages of her first novel (published by Albert Whitman & Company). Angus discusses her inspiration for the book: the use of bugs to create art.