Children's books

Help Little Readers Celebrate the Moon Landing!

50 years ago, two human beings walked on the moon for the very first time. Help your little readers celebrate the anniversary of this remarkable event in history with two Little Golden Books that are out of this world!   Rocket-bye, Baby, up to the moon. Nighttime is falling; sleep will come soon. We’ll climb…… Continue reading Help Little Readers Celebrate the Moon Landing!

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Freedom in Congo Square

Summary As slaves relentlessly toiled in an unjust system in 19th century Louisiana, they all counted down the days until Sunday, when at least for half a day they were briefly able to congregate in Congo Square in New Orleans. Why I love this book Everything about this award-winning book is lovely.  Author, Carole Boston…… Continue reading Freedom in Congo Square

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Ada Lovelace, Poet of Science: The First Computer Programmer

Ada Lovelace, Poet of Science The First Computer Programmer by Diane Stanley illustrated by Jessie Hartland A Paula Wiseman Book, Simon & Schuster 2016   Where will booksellers keep all the amazing nonfiction books that are popping up?  I recently read an article in Publishers Weekly which stated that “even before 2009 and the beginning of  Common Core,…… Continue reading Ada Lovelace, Poet of Science: The First Computer Programmer

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First Review of The Hawk of The Castle plus cover reveal!

I am happy to reveal the cover of my next book, The Hawk of the Castle (Candlewick Press, April 11, 2017).  Bagram Ibatoulline’s work is beautifully detailed and just amazing! As some of you may know, my father was a falconer so I was fortunate to learn about falconry first-hand.  This book has a special place in my heart.…… Continue reading First Review of The Hawk of The Castle plus cover reveal!