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10 to Note: Spring Preview 2014

10 to Note: Spring Preview 2014

Book hope springs eternal. It’s time to take a look at ten titles that I’m excited about for spring. Picture Books Help! We Need a Title! by Hervé Tullet May 13, 2014 | Candlewick Press | Grades PreK-1 I’m a sucker for inventive picture books and Hervé Tullet is the master of this realm. This [...]

Meet E-Volt, Candlewick’s New YA Ebook Tumblr

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Candlewick Press has launched E-Volt, a new young adult Tumblr page that the publisher will use to promote new ebooks and share deals.

Review: The Kingdom Of Little Wounds

Review: The Kingdom Of Little Wounds

The Kingdom of Little Wounds by Susann Cokal. Candlewick Press. 2013. Reviewed from ARC. The Plot: 1572. The royal city of Skyggehavn in Scandinavia. The stories of royalty, nobility, and servants are woven together, creating a tapestry of a time, a place, and a crisis. King Christian V and his French wife, Isabel, have produced [...]

Review: Plague In The Mirror

Plague in the Mirror by Deborah Noyes. Candlewick Press. 2013. Reviewed from ARC from publishers. The Plot: May is spending the summer in Florence with family friends. It’s not just a great chance to be in Florence, it’s also a way to be away from home, away from Vermont, away from her friends, and away [...]

Review: The Big Wet Balloon by Liniers

The Big Wet Balloon By Liniers TOON Books ISBN: 9781935179320 $12.95 Grades 1-2 In Stores September 10, 2013 Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library Not every sibling relationship is fraught with resentment. Scanning the children’s literature landscape, however, you might forget this is the case. Lately, at least, the reluctant brother or sister [...]

Review: Zebra Forest by Adina Rishe Gewirtz

Zebra Forest By Adina Rishe Gerwirtz Performed by Kate Reinders Candlewick on Brilliance Audio $22.99 Grades 5-8 In Stores Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library Is anything less exciting than talking about fundamentals? Allow me to wave my rickety can in the air when I say that in just about anything worth doing, [...]

Review: Quintana of Charyn

Quintana of Charyn by Melina Marchetta, Candlewick Press, 2013. Reviewed from the Australia edition (Viking, an imprint of Penguin Group (Australia), 2012), a gift from a friend. will be published April 2013. Background: This is the final of three books (and one short story) that make up the The Lumatere Chronicles. It began with Finnikin of [...]

Pick of the Day: Come August, Come Freedom (Audio)

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Narrator JD Jackson brings to life Gigi Amateau’s historical novel, Come August, Come Freedom, set in Colonial Virginia prior to the Civil War. Don’t miss this starred audiobook version.