Return From Extinction

This Just In… Return From Extinction by Linda L. Richards

December 15, 2020 News Editor 0

Less than 100 years ago, the northern elephant seal was thought to be extinct. Today more than 250,000 elephant seals swim in the Pacific Ocean from Alaska to Mexico. In Return from Extinction: The Triumph of the Elephant Seal, January Magazine editor Linda L. Richards tells the story of their dramatic recovery in a book aimed at readers aged nine to 13. Elephant seals were hunted to near extinction for their precious oil before the […]

The Magpie's Return

Young Adult: The Magpie’s Return by Curtis Smith

September 25, 2020 admin 0

Kayla perceives her world in vectors and variables, in quantities given and determined. She’s a prodigy. A genius. Yet there are equations she can’t solve. The vexing interactions of high school. The religious and populist politics that engulf the country. The nuclear exchanges that have darkened half the Earth. When the terrible tides crash into her life, Kayla is whisked from all she has known and deposited in a home for abandoned girls. Here, she […]

To Cross the Line

Moon Magic and To Cross the Line by Sandra Jones

September 21, 2020 admin 0

Sandra Jones offers two contrasting treats to readers wanting a trip to distant locales. In Moon Magic she invites readers to join the titular celestial body on a holiday around the rings of Saturn. And in To Cross The Line they go back to 1983 and join an Australian linguist who visits communist Albania and subsequently becomes embroiled in a high-risk espionage operation and an even more exciting romance. As a child, Jones contemplated the face […]


Tom Hanks Might Play Live-Action Pinocchio’s Geppetto

August 11, 2020 Linda L. Richards 0

On the heels of his Oscar-nominated performance as Mister Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Tom Hanks is in serious consideration to play Geppetto in Robert Zemeckis’ retelling of Carlo Collodi’s 1883 children’s classic, Pinocchio. From Deadline Hollywood: Although insiders say negotiations are very early, we hear that after reading the script, Hanks has reached out to Zemeckis to let him know he wants to do the film. Disney has always longed for […]

Cricket Media

Cricket Media to Digitally Distribute Britannica Content for Kids

July 28, 2020 admin 0

  Britannica is a leader in the educational space, and they’ve created something extremely special with their Britannica Kids content.” — Bob Sanregret, VP Sales, Cricket Media Cricket Media, publisher of high-quality magazines for children, has announced a partnership with the Britannica Group that allows Cricket Media to distribute content from its Britannica Kids collection through Cricket’s Digital Asset Management (“DAM”) system . The addition of Britannica Kids to Cricket’s digital library will allow licensees, […]

Dear Brave Friend

Children’s Books: Dear Brave Friend by Leigh Ann Gerk

July 10, 2020 admin 0

The death of a pet can be devastating to a family. Parents are often unsure how to help their children understand and process this grief, which is typically their first significant loss. Leigh Ann Gerk, a certified Pet Loss and Grief Counselor, wrote Dear Brave Friend to help pet families work through the deep sadness they feel after losing their treasured family member. This heartwarming, gentle story is about the deep sadness that is felt […]

Milkshakes for the Almost Dead

YA: Milkshakes For the Almost Dead by Lulu Wood

July 10, 2020 admin 0

I wrote Milkshakes for the Almost Dead to celebrate teenage girls and remind them to believe in themselves and respect each other. I’d like society in general to respect teenage girls more.” — Lulu Wood Milkshakes For the Almost Dead is the first in the Girls and Monsters trilogy by Lulu Wood. It is a gripping page turner that follows the story of Diana in the sleepy seaside town of Lattering, which in itself is […]

Summer of the Shark

Young Adult: Summer of the Shark by DiVitto Kelly

June 24, 2020 admin 0

On June 20, 1975, the summer blockbuster was born. The movie was Jaws based on Peter Benchley’s 1974 novel of the same name. Forty-five years later, author DiVitto Kelly has tapped into the nostalgia of the mid-70s, Jaws, and the 1975 World Series with the release of his new YA novel, Summer of the Shark. In DiVitto Kelly’s new book, it is 1974 and school is out for 12-year-old Ryan Sullivan, only he won’t be […]

Children’s Books: Four Bears in a Box by Dreama Denver

May 4, 2020 admin 0

Dreama Denver says her late husband Bob “Gilligan” Denver gave her the idea to write the book two decades ago for their autistic son Colin Four Bears In A Box will touch lives of the little ones in your life and take them on a magical journey of imagination and pure joy” — Dreama Denver, author of Four Bears In A Box A new children’s book recently unearthed with a classic television twist is receiving […]

Mark Leiren-Young

Mark Leiren-Young Brings Us A Whale of A Time

May 1, 2020 News Editor 0

Join award-winning author and journalist Mark Leiren-Young as he continues his quest to save the whales while educating us about them: and he does it all with so much style! Join in today, May 1st, for a Covid-proof launch on Facebook. Though the books that will be launched, as well as all of Leiren-Young’s work, are available at better book retailers everywhere. His voice is clear and his vision strong. If you love whales, you […]