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By Ty Drago, for The Children’s Book Review
Published: May 3, 2011

Sooner or later, every writer is asked, “Where do you get your ideas?”  Most of us shrug our shoulders; that’s probably the most honest response.  A few of us come up with snappy canned answers like, “I belong to the Novel Idea of the Month Club!” or “Oh, I have an idea garden in my backyard!”

But in the case of the Undertakers and their first adventure, I can actually answer that question.  The idea was inspired, as so many good ideas are, from my childhood.

By Yvonne Capitelli, for The Children’s Book Review
Published: May 3, 2011

Daria Rose and The Day She Chose is the first book of the Daria Rose Series. A story of self-empowerment; to foster positive behavior, confidence, courage, strength, determination, friendship, good values and the importance of being thoughtful and thankful.

The best gift we can give our children is the art of resilience and the knowledge about the power they have within.

Join Daria Rose in a seven-day adventure as she discovers the powers she had inside her all along. She takes control of her days and learns how to make good choices. She discovers that her decisions can change the outcome of the different worries and fears in her life. Daria Rose learns that life is all about choices and it is up to her to make the right ones

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: May 2, 2011

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

THE HOT SPOTS: THE TRENDS

Author Interview: Gary Paulsen

Deborah Underwood on The Loud Book & The Quiet Book

Robin Preiss Glasser on Fancy Nancy, Dancing, and Drawing

The 39 Clues: Book One: Maze of Bones: Rick Riordan

Where to Find Free eBooks for Children Online