GUESS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU, 25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION, by Sam McBratney, Illustrated by Anita Jeram, Walker Books, Candlewick Press

Beloved for a quarter of a century, the family classic receives a beautiful slipcase for this keepsake hardcover featuring a limited-edition print. The story of Big Nutbrown Hare and Little Nutbrown Hare, who playfully vow a universe of affection, has enchanted millions of readers since its publication twenty-five years ago. Now, its enduring message of … Continue reading GUESS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU, 25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION, by Sam McBratney, Illustrated by Anita Jeram, Walker Books, Candlewick Press

THE RAVEN’S TALE, by Cat Winters, Abrams, Amulet Books, Manda

Seventeen-year-old Edgar Poe counts down the days until he can escape his foster family—the wealthy Allans of Richmond, Virginia. He hungers for his upcoming life as a student at the prestigious new university, almost as much as he longs to marry his beloved Elmira Royster. However, on the brink of his departure, all his plans … Continue reading THE RAVEN’S TALE, by Cat Winters, Abrams, Amulet Books, Manda

THE ILIAD, A GRAPHIC NOVEL ADAPTATION, by Gareth Hinds, Candlewick Press

In a companion volume to his award-winning adaptation of The Odyssey, the incomparable graphic novelist Gareth Hinds masterfully adapts Homer's classic wartime epic. More than three thousand years ago, two armies faced each other in an epic battle that rewrote history and came to be known as the Trojan War. The Iliad, Homer's legendary account … Continue reading THE ILIAD, A GRAPHIC NOVEL ADAPTATION, by Gareth Hinds, Candlewick Press

THE SISTERS OF THE WINTER WOOD, by Rena Rossner, Redhook/Hachette Book Group

Out September 2018 Raised in a small village surrounded by vast forests, Liba and Laya have lived a peaceful sheltered life - even if they've heard of troubling times for Jews elsewhere. When their parents travel to visit their dying grandfather, the sisters are left behind in their home in the woods. But before they … Continue reading THE SISTERS OF THE WINTER WOOD, by Rena Rossner, Redhook/Hachette Book Group

LITERARY WONDERLANDS: JOURNEY THROUGH THE GREATEST FICTIONAL WORLDS EVER CREATED, by Laura Miller, General Editor, Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers

Out November 2016 A glorious, full-illustrated collection that delves deep into the inception, influences, and literary and historical underpinnings of nearly 100 of our most beloved fictional realms. Literary Wonderlands is a thoroughly researched, wonderfully written, and beautifully produced book that spans two thousand years of creative endeavor. From Spenser's The Fairie Queene to Wells's … Continue reading LITERARY WONDERLANDS: JOURNEY THROUGH THE GREATEST FICTIONAL WORLDS EVER CREATED, by Laura Miller, General Editor, Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers

DISNEY, THE NUTCRACKER, AND THE FOUR REALMS – MOVIE REVIEW

Synopsis All Clara (Mackenzie Foy) wants is a key – a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box that holds a priceless gift from her late mother. A golden thread, presented to her at godfather Drosselmeyer’s (Morgan Freeman) annual holiday party, leads her to the coveted key—which promptly disappears into a strange and mysterious parallel … Continue reading DISNEY, THE NUTCRACKER, AND THE FOUR REALMS – MOVIE REVIEW

THE STRANGE TRUE TALE OF FRANKENSTEIN’S CREATOR, MARY SHELLEY, by Catherine Reef, Clarion Books

  On the 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein, comes a riveting biography of its author, Mary Shelley, whose life reads like a dark gothic novel, filled with scandal, death, drama, and one of the strangest love stories in literary history. The story of Frankenstein’s creator is a strange, romantic, and tragic one, as … Continue reading THE STRANGE TRUE TALE OF FRANKENSTEIN’S CREATOR, MARY SHELLEY, by Catherine Reef, Clarion Books

SERVANT OF THE FOREST, by SHONA HUSK, Self-Published

OVERVIEW: “Remember to be wild,” Orabella’s mother would say. But her mother is dead and Orabella’s days are taken up with chores for the small estate that barely keeps her stepmother and stepsisters fed. Then an invitation arrives. The King is throwing a three day party for the Prince, a last attempt to find a … Continue reading SERVANT OF THE FOREST, by SHONA HUSK, Self-Published

ANNE OF GREEN GABLES, A GRAPHIC NOVEL, Adapted by Mariah Marsden, Illustrated by Brenna Thummler, Andrews McMeel Publishing

Schoolyard rivalries. Baking disasters. Puffed sleeves. Explore the violet vales and glorious green of Avonlea in this spirited adaptation. The magic of L.M. Montgomery’s treasured classic is reimagined in a whimsically-illustrated graphic novel adaptation perfect for newcomers and kindred spirits alike. When Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert decide to adopt an orphan who can help manage … Continue reading ANNE OF GREEN GABLES, A GRAPHIC NOVEL, Adapted by Mariah Marsden, Illustrated by Brenna Thummler, Andrews McMeel Publishing

A FAR, FAR BETTER THING TO DO, A Lit Lover’s Activity Book, by Joelle Herr, Illustrated by Lindsey Spinks, Running Press

Nothing captures the imagination quite like classic literature -- the warmth of Little Women, the mystery of Dracula, and the heart-racing suspense of Moby Dick have inspired generations of readers. A Far, Far Better Thing to Do pairs these treasured books with a witty, light-hearted sensibility, giving lit lovers 65 engaging activities to tease their … Continue reading A FAR, FAR BETTER THING TO DO, A Lit Lover’s Activity Book, by Joelle Herr, Illustrated by Lindsey Spinks, Running Press