It's been a real whirlwind of stress lately for all; that goes without saying, but for me, it's been even more stressful getting ready to open a new business. Renovations are going well: gutting, tearing down, plumbing, electrical, structural-foundation repairs, planning, planning, and more planning. Promotional work begins in September 2021. Applications will go out … Continue reading Hello World, I’m Back!
PLEASE NOTE! I've made changes to my submission policies for indie authors. I am not accepting e-book review request until the end of April 2021 reviews. I am still accepting editing requests. I am accepting (book) copy review requests. Contact via email: firstname.lastname@example.org for querying either one. Please note the following guidelines if you are … Continue reading CHANGES TO MY SUBMISSION POLICIES!
“Barnaby Bear is a true treasure. This book ensures many happy reads with your kids!”—Drew Barrymore, mom and actress Where, oh where, is Barnaby Bear? We're searching for him everywhere. Has he flown to the moon? Is he in a balloon? Is he up in a tree? Is he down by the sea? He's everywhere … Continue reading WHERE, OH WHERE, IS BARNABY BEAR? By Wendy Rouillard, Andrews McMeel Publishing
In a land of myth and ice, seventeen-year-old Runa Unnursdóttir is not the rune caster her clan has been hoping for. She spends her days daydreaming of sailing away and exploring the world instead of studying the runes and learning her spells. The villagers consider her odd, in looks and in manner. She’s nothing like … Continue reading THE STONE OF SORROW: RUNECASTER, BOOK ONE, By Brooke Carter, Orcabooks, Orca Book Publishers
Filled with excitement, danger, and daring, Jonesy Flux and the Gray Legion is a classic space adventure with deliberate retro trappings. Enter Canary Station, in the Noraza system, where many died and only a few were left alive. Jonesy is one of a pack of children still living there after the station was brutally destroyed by a mysterious ship … Continue reading JONESY FLUX AND THE GRAY LEGON, by James Pray, Sterling Children’s Books
When the manuscript of a debut crime novel arrives at a Parisian publishing house, everyone in the readers’ room is convinced it’s something special. And the committee for France’s highest literary honour, the Prix Goncourt, agrees. But when the shortlist is announced, there’s a problem for editor Violaine Lepage: she has no idea of the … Continue reading THE READERS’ ROOM, by Antoine Laurain, Gallic Books
The present day discovery of a child’s remains in a peat bog south of Glasgow looks to finally solve the decades old mystery of ten year old Mary McInally’s disappearance. Karen Marshall had been devastated by her best pal’s abduction on the day of her confirmation. Questioned by the police but traumatized by the loss … Continue reading THE INNOCENT DEAD: A RHONA MACLEOD THRILLER, by Lin Anderson, MacMillan
The second title in a fantastic series of animal stories for younger readers by Waterstones Children's Book Prize-shortlisted author Helen Peters, with beautiful black-and-white illustrations by Ellie Snowdon. When a nesting duck is killed in a terrible accident, Jasmine and her best friend Tom rescue the eggs and try to hatch them in an incubator. … Continue reading A DUCKLING CALLED BUTTON: JASMINE GREEN RESCUES, By Helen Peters, Illustrated by Ellie Snowdon, Walker Books US, Candlewick Press
Jasmine’s dad is a farmer, and her mum is a large-animal vet, so Jasmine spends a lot of time caring for animals and keeping them out of trouble. Unfortunately, this often means she gets into hot water herself… In the first in the series, A Piglet Called Truffle, Jasmine rescues a tiny little piglet from … Continue reading A PIGLET CALLED TRUFFLE: JASMINE GREEN RESCUES, by Helen Peters, Illustrated by Ellie Snowdon, Walker Brooks US, Candlewick Press
A must-have for fans of Sneaky Uses for Everyday Things, this revised and updated edition will help you transform ordinary objects into the extraordinary! Prepare yourself for almost any situation, including 10 never-before-seen projects focused on STEM and Maker initiatives. Do you know how to make something that can tell whether the $20 bill in your … Continue reading SNEAKY USES FOR EVERYDAY THINGS, TURN A PENNY INTO A RADIO, CHANGE MILK INTO PLASTIC, MAKE A DOZEN STEM PROJECTS WITH EVERYDAY THINGS, AND OTHER AMAZING FEATS, By Cy Tymony, Andrews McMeel Publishing
Did you know that in German, a pig doesn’t say oink, it says gruntz, and when you sneeze in Japanese it’s hakushon, not achoo? With vibrant comics and fun facts, Sounds All Around will teach you interesting and funny onomatopoeias from all over the world! Words that imitate sounds are known as onomatopoeia, and they are a wonderfully strange and interesting part of … Continue reading SOUNDS ALL AROUND: A GUIDE TO ONOMATOPOEIAS AROUND THE WORLD, by Dr. James Chapman, Andrews McMeal Publishing