Dog-Eared: October 2015

New and exciting in the world of children’s and teens’s literature: This is the fifth year of *drumroll* the 90-Second Newbery Award Film Festival! The festival is, to quote organizer James Kennedy, “a video contest in which kid filmmakers create weird movies that creatively tell the entire stories of Newbery-winning …

The Cover Wars

Mars in 1816 is a world of high society, deadly danger, and strange clockwork machines. Twelve-year-old Edward Sullivan wants to become a spy like the ones he reads about in his favorite magazine, Thrilling Martian Tales, but he’s far too busy keeping his eccentric family from disaster. All of that …

Blog Tour: The Wild Swans by Jackie Morris

Hardcover, 176 pages Published October 1st 2015 by Frances Lincoln Children’s Bks Source: Publisher If you’re not familiar with “The Wild Swans” by Hans Christen Anderson then let me present it to you in my own irreverent words. In the Hans Christen Anderson story, there are twelve royal siblings, 11 boys …

The Cover Wars

Space-farmer Rae Darling is kidnapped and trained to become a warrior against her own people in this adventurous middle grade space western. Rae Darling and her family are colonists on a moon so obscure it doesn’t merit a name. Life is hard, water is scarce, and the farm work she …