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The Children’s Book Review
Published: June 30, 2012

Stephanie Van Horn is so excited to present her first published book and CD set “Math Rapmatics: Mathematical Rhymes Right On Time.” She was born in Liverpool, England.

Then she was raised on the Caribbean island of Trinidad and the charming country of Germany before moving to America. Her travels impact her stories with a sense of compassion and love for all people!

By Mary Van Akin of Random House Children’s Books
Published: June 29, 2012

Two long-awaited conclusions to bestselling series!

RAPTURE

By Lauren Kate

The long-awaited, astonishing conclusion to the FALLEN series is here! To stop Lucifer from erasing the past Luce and Daniel must find the place where the angels fell to earth. Dark forces are after them, and Daniel doesn’t know if he can do this–live only to lose Luce again and again. Yet together they will face an epic battle that will end with lifeless bodies and angel dust. Great sacrifices are made. Hearts are destroyed. And suddenly Luce knows what must happen. For she was meant to be with someone other than Daniel. The curse they’ve borne has always and only been about her–and the love she cast aside. The choice she makes now will be the only one that truly matters. In the fight for Luce, who will win?

Random House Children’s Books | 978-0-385-73918-4 | June 12, 2012 | $17.99 | Ages 12-17 | 464 pages

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By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: June 27, 2012

Enter to win one of three ebook copies of Ethan Pritcher, Body Switcher by New York Times bestselling author Douglas E. Richards .

Ethan Pritcher is a normal kid. Well, other than the fact that every once in a while, he switches bodies with someone else. He doesn’t know how or why, he just knows that it happens —and always when he least expects it.

Giveaway begins June 27, 2012, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends July 25, 2012, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

Reading level: Ages 8 and up

eBook: 110 pages

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: June 27, 2012

Enter to win one of three ebook copies of Out of This World by New York Times bestselling author Douglas E. Richards .

Out of This World is a wildly entertaining science fiction/fantasy adventure for kids and adults alike.

Giveaway begins June 27, 2012, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends July 25, 2012, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

Reading level: Ages 9 and up

eBook: 300 pages

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By Nicki Richesin, The Children’s Book Review
Published: June 26, 2012

Irene Marynowicz

Irene Marynowicz has devoted much of her life to helping children in need as a social worker. She has channeled this same generosity and compassion into her picture books. We’re delighted at The Children’s Book Review to highlight the work of authors, like Irene, who bring joy and wonder to their work. Listen in as we discuss Irene’s creative process, influences, and future projects.

Nicki Richesin: You dedicated Gwendolyn’s Nose to your children for planting the seeds for this story with their creative curiosity. How did you first come up with the idea for this book?

Dedicated Review

By Nicki Richesin, The Children’s Book Review
Published: June 26, 2012

Gwendolyn’s Nose

By Irene Marynowicz

Reading level: Ages 4-8

Kindle edition: 1276 KB

Publisher: Amazon Digital Services

Gwendolyn’s Nose exhales a windstorm of outrageous rhymes, a sense of possibility, and fun. Clever wordsmith Irene Marynowicz raps about a little girl who has a very big problem with her proboscis. Gwendolyn remembers a time when she didn’t have such a long schnoz, but now it’s hindering her from everyday pursuits. With the help of her friends, Bart, Miss Mouse, and Fast Len, and some fantastical lovable creatures like the “elefazats, groos, and kalamakoos” (depicted with great imagination by Mike Motz), Gwen searches for a way to shrink her enormous nose.

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By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: June 24, 2012

Juju the GOOD voodoo: From “da Bayou” of Louisiana on a foggy night we find Juju…. Juju happens to be a special voodoo doll that Marie the Voodoo Queen has been looking for.  Marie cast an enchanting “good deeds” spell in her jeweled cup and sprinkles charms on Juju.  Juju then comes alive off the pages of this delightful tale.  Now Juju can go spread her “good deeds” to everyone and everything around.  With so many negatives around, we need Juju to cast her spell and change things for the better!