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By Olivia Bennett, for The Children’s Book Review
Published: July 20, 2011

How to splatter-paint your jean shorts or Converse sneakers

What’s more fun than flinging paint around?  How about flinging paint around and, at the same time, spicing up your ho-hum jean shorts and sneakers?  Splatter-paint clothes are one of the hottest trends right now, and Allegra Biscotti can show you how to channel your inner Jackson Pollack (he’s the artist guy who became famous for throwing paint to make art) and create fab must-have fashion in your back yard.

By Analisse Reyes, for The Children’s Book Review
Published: July 18, 2011

Scotty the Mouse has gotten himself into a heap of trouble! This sneaky little mouse has forever been known as the one who “steals and lies and cheats with greed…” but this time, his usual plan may go wrong! Will he learn his lesson and finally do what’s right?

Throughout the story, Scotty is at war with himself—should he continue to be a nuisance, or confess his behavior and risk embarrassment? As readers join him in his adventure, they’ll discover that his habit of lying and blaming others isn’t quite the best way to go.

By Penny Eifrig, for The Children’s Book Review
Published: July 16, 2011

Kids are creative. Have you ever watched a kid battle imaginary dragons or build cityscapes from blocks? When they sit down with paints and pens, they rarely take long to begin their masterpieces. And kids can come up with some amazing stories. When I started my publishing company a few years ago, in addition to publishing good books for kids, I wanted to help inspire kids to become authors and illustrators, too. While it is not really feasible to turn every child’s story or poems into a real book, it is still exciting and inspiring for kids when they can share their stories with the larger community.

By Ann Herrick, for The Children’s Book Review
Published: July 12, 2011

The Farewell Season by Ann Herrick is now available.

Eric used to think he’d live forever, but not any more.

As football season starts, he hopes he can live normally again after the death of his father, but his refusal to face his grief results in anger at his coach, fights with his sister, resenting added responsibilities, and disillusionment with football. It takes a special relationship with a girl dealing with the divorce of her parents to see he is angry with his father for dying and the way to get through grief is by grieving, and how to open his heart again.