A RELUCTANT BELLE: THE DAUGHTRY HOUSE SERIES, BOOK #2, by Beth White, Revell Books

With the Civil War over, Mississippi Belle Joelle Daughtry wants to establish a school to teach freed slaves. But she might have to form an alliance with her childhood nemesis and reveal her deepest secret to make changes in her world and her heart. Out June 2019 368 Pages MY THOUGHTS: I received this book … Continue reading A RELUCTANT BELLE: THE DAUGHTRY HOUSE SERIES, BOOK #2, by Beth White, Revell Books

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LITTLE LUNCH: TRIPLE TREATS, by Danny Katz and Mitch Vane, Candlewick Press (On TV Now!)

Three bite-size stories kick off a series based on a popular TV show about all the fun (and maybe a little trouble) that happens at snack time. Little Lunch -- aka snack time -- is only fifteen minutes long, but it's always full of surprises. In this trio of tales, Rory forgets his snack and … Continue reading LITTLE LUNCH: TRIPLE TREATS, by Danny Katz and Mitch Vane, Candlewick Press (On TV Now!)

GROWING SEASON, by Maryann Cocca-Leffler, Sterling Children’s Books

El and Jo are the shortest kids in class, and they’re inseparable. But what happens when Jo starts to grow? This sweet picture book explores the joys and challenges of friendship and growing up. “A sweet story with emotional depth.” —Kirkus El and Jo are the smallest students in their class—and best friends, too, like … Continue reading GROWING SEASON, by Maryann Cocca-Leffler, Sterling Children’s Books

JUST READ, by Lori Degman, Illustrated by Victoria Tentler-Krylov, Sterling Publishing

These kids all love to read—alone or together, on a bus or in a parade. And every time they open a book, they open up a whole new world, too! “A delightful tribute to reading anything and everything all the time. . . . There’s something for everyone.” —Booklist “A chipper, colorful celebration of the … Continue reading JUST READ, by Lori Degman, Illustrated by Victoria Tentler-Krylov, Sterling Publishing

A NEW HOME, by Tania de Regil, Candlewick Press

As a girl in Mexico City and a boy in New York City ponder moving to each other's locale, it becomes clear that the two cities -- and the two children -- are more alike than they might think. But I'm not sure I want to leave my home. I'm going to miss so much. … Continue reading A NEW HOME, by Tania de Regil, Candlewick Press

PETER GREEN AND THE UNLIVING ACADEMY: THIS BOOK IS FULL OF DEAD PEOPLE, by Angelina Allsop, TCK Publishing

Fourteen-year-old Peter Green can’t remember how he died. All he has are his pajamas, a silk tie, and a one-way bus ticket to Mrs. Battisworth’s Academy and Haven for Unliving Boys and Girls, a strange and spooky school for dead orphans like himself. But that’s all he needs: the Unliving Academy has everything, from vampires … Continue reading PETER GREEN AND THE UNLIVING ACADEMY: THIS BOOK IS FULL OF DEAD PEOPLE, by Angelina Allsop, TCK Publishing

FIRE STARTERS,THE DEBWE SERIES, by Jen Storm, Illustrated by Scott Henderson, Colour by Donovan Yaciuk, Highwater Press

Looking for a little mischief after discovering an old flare gun, Ron and Ben find themselves in trouble when the local gas bar on Agamiing Reserve goes up in flames, and they are wrongly accused of arson by the sheriff’s son. As the investigation goes forward, community attitudes are revealed, and the truth slowly comes … Continue reading FIRE STARTERS,THE DEBWE SERIES, by Jen Storm, Illustrated by Scott Henderson, Colour by Donovan Yaciuk, Highwater Press

30th ANNIVERSARY EDITION, SPELLING THROUGH PHONICS, by The McCrackens, Foreward by Dr. Shane Templeton, Portage Main Press

The first edition of Spelling Through Phonics was published in 1982. Since then, over 300,000 copies have been sold. This 30th Anniversary Edition, is available in the same compact, easy-to-use format that teachers want. It contains: the McCrackens' original spelling instruction program an explanation of phonemic awareness and why children need to acquire it detailed … Continue reading 30th ANNIVERSARY EDITION, SPELLING THROUGH PHONICS, by The McCrackens, Foreward by Dr. Shane Templeton, Portage Main Press

THE DAY THE UNIVERSE EXPLODED MY HEAD, by Allan Wolf, Illustrated by Anna Raff, Candlewick Press

Hang on tight for a raucous bounce through the solar system and back -- propelled by funny, fanciful, factually sound poems and exuberant illustrations. The universe poured into me. My brain was overloaded. It smoked and glowed red-hot. And then it actually exploded. Ever wonder what the sun has to say about being the closest … Continue reading THE DAY THE UNIVERSE EXPLODED MY HEAD, by Allan Wolf, Illustrated by Anna Raff, Candlewick Press

DIANA DANCES, by Luciano Lozano, Annick Press

A picture book star is born! Diana is struggling in school. She's bored. She can't concentrate. And she really doesn't like math. Diana visits the doctor after her mother receives a call from a concerned school teacher, but the family doctor finds nothing amiss. It's only when Diana hears the soft musical notes filling the … Continue reading DIANA DANCES, by Luciano Lozano, Annick Press