NEGATIVE REVIEWERS ARE NOT HATERS

You know it's a sad day when I'm emailed about a vlogger taking to the airwaves to condemn reviewers with this comment, "negative reviewers are haters." Being an author is one of the hardest things to do. Being independently published or traditionally published, writing books take time, energy, sleepless nights and traveling a lonely road … Continue reading NEGATIVE REVIEWERS ARE NOT HATERS

THE PRINCE AND THE FROG, by Olly Pike, A Story to Help Children Learn about Same-Sex Relationships, Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Description: One day, Oskar and his sister Caroline meet a prince who was turned into a frog by an evil wizard. Only true love's kiss can break the spell - both Caroline and Oskar want to help, but which of them will be the frog prince's true love? This brightly illustrated, heart-warming take on a … Continue reading THE PRINCE AND THE FROG, by Olly Pike, A Story to Help Children Learn about Same-Sex Relationships, Jessica Kingsley Publishers

DR. COO AND THE PIGEON PROTEST, by Sarah Hampson, Kass Reich (Illustrated by), Hachette Book Group, Kids Can Press

Dr. Archibald Coo, an erudite big-city pigeon, is tired of the way people treat him and the other pigeons. They're always being shooed and swatted, and they're never admired the way the other birds are. As Dr. Coo tells his pigeon friends: ?It wasn't always this way.? In ancient times, pigeons were known to accompany … Continue reading DR. COO AND THE PIGEON PROTEST, by Sarah Hampson, Kass Reich (Illustrated by), Hachette Book Group, Kids Can Press

FOX AND RACCOON, by Lesley-Anne Green, Penguin Random House Canada, Tundra Books, Children’s Fiction

Description The first in a new picture book series featuring sweet felted creatures and a little village you won't soon forget! Welcome to Juniper Hollow! Meet Fox and Raccoon. They are best friends. They live next door to each other, and they spend every day together. Except for today! Fox is so busy she doesn't … Continue reading FOX AND RACCOON, by Lesley-Anne Green, Penguin Random House Canada, Tundra Books, Children’s Fiction

BREAKING NEWS: ALIEN ALERT, by David Biedrzycki, Charlesbridge Publishing, EBook ARC

Description: FRONTLIST  | On Sale Date: April 3, 2018 9781580898041, 1580898041 Hardcover $17.99 USD, $21.99 CAD Juvenile Fiction / Animals / Bears Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3 Bears in space! The bears from Breaking News: Bear Alert and Bears to the Rescue are back, and this time they’re extraterrestrial. When a UFO beams … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS: ALIEN ALERT, by David Biedrzycki, Charlesbridge Publishing, EBook ARC

ANNE’S COLORS, by Kelly Hill, Tundra Books/Penguin Random House Canada, EBook ARC

Description: Picture Book Description A must-have board book for Anne of Green Gables fans, with charming, hand-embroidered illustrations. Iconic moments from the beloved L.M. Montgomery classic are celebrated in this adorable concept book. Artist Kelly Hill creates vignettes of the most recognizable scenes from Anne of Green Gables, including Anne and Diana's first meeting, Gilbert … Continue reading ANNE’S COLORS, by Kelly Hill, Tundra Books/Penguin Random House Canada, EBook ARC

THE SPLENDID BARON SUBMARINE,by Eric Bower, Amberjack Publishing, Pub Date 14 Nov 2017

Description: Waldo “W.B.” Baron is back with another amazing adventure in another incredible invention! Pirate treasure? A clandestine meeting? A terribly rude monkey with personal boundary and hygiene issues? Two of those things sound like a dream come true to W.B, whose clever inventor parents are hired―by the Vice President!―to go on a super secret … Continue reading THE SPLENDID BARON SUBMARINE,by Eric Bower, Amberjack Publishing, Pub Date 14 Nov 2017

GRANTED, by John David Anderson, Harper Collins Children, Middle-Grade, ARC Review

  Description: From John David Anderson, author of the widely acclaimed and beloved novels Ms. Bixby’s Last Day and Posted, comes Granted, a hilarious, heartfelt, and unforgettable novel about a fairy-in-training and her first wish-granting assignment. Everyone who wishes upon a star, or a candle, or a penny thrown into a fountain knows that you’re … Continue reading GRANTED, by John David Anderson, Harper Collins Children, Middle-Grade, ARC Review