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By Lisa Rivero, for The Children’s Book Review
Published: September 5, 2011

Oscar’s Gift: Planting Words with Oscar Micheaux

Fiction for Young Historians Ages 8-12 (and up)

by Lisa Rivero


The year is 1904 on the Rosebud Indian Reservation, and eleven-year-old Tomas, a son of Swedish immigrants, thinks that life is a game of chance. Now you see it. Now you don’t. His father. School. Dreams for the future. It doesn’t matter how hard he tries or how much he hopes. In the end, everything he loves can disappear with the delivery of a telegram.

By Ora Munter, for The Children’s Book Review
Published: September 4, 2011

THE ICE VEIL TALES is a series of 12 fantasy/adventures with 50 colorful illustrations that show kids HOW TO BE HAPPY NO MATTER WHAT!

As the stories begin, Kiki’s head is filled to the brim with thoughts sad and grim. While skating in Central Park, she tries to unhinge them by taking a spin. Much to her chagrin, she twirls into another world called, Ice Dreamland. And, like an Avatar, she merges with a happy, curly, girlie named, Cocovanilla.

Cocovanilla’s father sends her on a mission to save the planet. To do so, she must carry the dainty, delicate Ice Veil through the mysterious Black Cherry Forest. On her way, she meets a parade of pranksters, gangsters, and bullies. She defeats each one with wit and true grit by simply remembering to “inhale, exhale, and trust the Ice Veil.”

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: September 1, 2011

Oh, the memories from that special first year of school!. It’s time to start recording all of those precious kindergarten moments. We have three (3) copies of Now I Am in Kindergarten to giveaway so that you can get started right away. Giveaway begins September 1, 2011, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends September 28, 2011, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

Reading level: Ages 4 and up

Hardcover: 32 pages

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: September 1, 2011

Here’s the scoop on the most popular destinations on The Children’s Book Review site, the most coveted new releases and bestsellers.


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