I thought I knew what this book was about, but it surpassed everything I imagined. I was lucky to receive an ARC of EVERYTHING I THOUGHT I KNEW by writer, editor, and public relations consultant Shannon Takaoka, but I strongly recommend you snap this up (or place a pre-order) when this young adult debut novel releases on October 13, 2020.
The cover of Song for a Whale drew me in like a moth to flame: the outline of a young girl, standing with her arms outstretched on a pier, conducting a song for the whale below. Immediately, questions swirled in my head! Why is she there? How did she get there? Can the whale hear her? I was hooked before reading the first page.
Two delightful debut picture books recently graced my doorstep, courtesy of Candlewick, and it’s my pleasure to introduce them to all of you. “What a
What better way to lift someone’s spirits than with the unexpected gift of a beautifully rendered classic like BLACK BEAUTY, written by Anna Sewell with breathtaking illustrations by Christian Birmingham.
With so many wonderful Writers’ Rumpus posts to choose from, it’s always a delightful challenge to decide which to include in my annual review.
Picture books that gently address the issues of grief and loss are a tremendous resource to help families navigate such difficult times, especially during holidays when the absence of a beloved family member is keenly felt by all.