HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR DINOSAUR, by Jason Cockcroft, Nosy Crow

What would you do if, instead of a cat or a goldfish, you had a dinosaur for a pet? Well, that's exactly what happens to the little boy in this story when an enormous egg appears at his house one day. Day by day, he learns exactly how to look after his dinosaur: what to … Continue reading HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR DINOSAUR, by Jason Cockcroft, Nosy Crow

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BEAR’S BOOK, by Claire Freedman, Illustrated by Alison Friend, Templar Books

  When Bear's favorite book of stories falls apart, he is determined to write one of his own. He ventures into the forest for inspiration, but writing is harder than he thinks, and he soon discovers that he needs help from his friends. See how Bear transforms their day into a wonderful adventure in this … Continue reading BEAR’S BOOK, by Claire Freedman, Illustrated by Alison Friend, Templar Books

BUILD YOUR OWN THEME PARK, by Lizz Lunney, Andrew McMeal Publishing

Get the fun going for makers of all ages with Build Your Own Theme Park with just scissors, glue, and your imagination! The first in a "Build Your Own" series of dynamic, interactive 3D activity books that combine engineering and creativity in an accessible way. Kids and adults alike will love the creativity and 3D … Continue reading BUILD YOUR OWN THEME PARK, by Lizz Lunney, Andrew McMeal Publishing

THE CURSE OF MISTY WAYFAIR, by Jaime Jo Wright, Bethany House Publishing, Graf-Martin

Left at an orphanage as a child, Thea Reed vowed to find her mother someday. Now grown, her search takes her to Pleasant Valley, Wisconsin, in 1908. When clues lead her to a mental asylum, Thea uses her experience as a post-mortem photographer to gain access and assist groundskeeper Simeon Coyle in photographing the patients … Continue reading THE CURSE OF MISTY WAYFAIR, by Jaime Jo Wright, Bethany House Publishing, Graf-Martin

THE HIDDEN PLACE, by C.J. Tudor, Doubleday Canada, Crown Publishing, Penguin Random House, MUST BUY

Joe never wanted to come back to Arnhill. After the way things ended with his old gang--the betrayal, the suicide, the murder--and after what happened when his sister went missing, the last thing he wanted to do was return to his hometown. But Joe doesn't have a choice. Because judging by what was done to … Continue reading THE HIDDEN PLACE, by C.J. Tudor, Doubleday Canada, Crown Publishing, Penguin Random House, MUST BUY

CHICKS RULE! by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen, Illustrated Renee Kurilla, Harry N. Abrams, Abrams Kids, Manda

All in step with wing in wing . . . Chicks can conquer anything! Nerdy Chick has been waiting all day for the Rocket Club meeting. But when she gets there, she finds a disturbing sign tacked to the door: “NO CHICKS ALLOWED!!!” Puzzled, then baffled, then just plain mad, Nerdy Chick sets out to … Continue reading CHICKS RULE! by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen, Illustrated Renee Kurilla, Harry N. Abrams, Abrams Kids, Manda

ECHO NORTH, by Joanna Ruth Meyer, Page Street Kids/Manda Group

Echo Alkaev’s safe and carefully structured world falls apart after her father leaves for the city and mysteriously disappears. Believing he is lost forever, Echo is shocked to find him half-frozen in the winter forest six months later, guarded by a strange talking wolf—the same creature who attacked her as a child. The wolf presents … Continue reading ECHO NORTH, by Joanna Ruth Meyer, Page Street Kids/Manda Group

WHERE’S THE LLAMA? AN AROUND-THE-WORLD ADVENTURE, by Michael O’Mara, Andrews McMeel Publishing

Get ready for a whole llotta llama drama! Word has reached the Andes that everyone's going bananas over llamas!  Intrigued, an intrepid herd have decided to "alpaca" their bags and set off on the ultimate round-the-world adventure to meet their fans. Out September 2018 48 pages approx. MY THOUGHTS: I received this book in exchange … Continue reading WHERE’S THE LLAMA? AN AROUND-THE-WORLD ADVENTURE, by Michael O’Mara, Andrews McMeel Publishing

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

THEODORE AND THE ENCHANTED BOOKSTORE, TALE OF THE SPECTACULAR SPECTACLES, by K. Kibbee, Illustrations by J.H. Winter, Incorgnito Publishing Press

Book One Out July 2017 Living life as a bumbling breadbox with fur, was hardship enough for Theodore the Corgi, but when the young dog finds himself cold and alone in a frightening animal shelter, it’s clear that his struggles have only just begun. Labeled “unadoptable,” by shelter staff, Theodore mires in the gloom until … Continue reading THEODORE AND THE ENCHANTED BOOKSTORE, TALE OF THE SPECTACULAR SPECTACLES, by K. Kibbee, Illustrations by J.H. Winter, Incorgnito Publishing Press