Just two days after the cover reveal for IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF TRUE, the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting happened. The Christchurch, New Zealand mosque shooting was
Cowhide & Seek by Sheri Dillard and Jess Pauwels is an adorable farm frenzy of a tale about every child’s favorite past time. Dillard’s playful,
I WISH YOU ALL THE BEST by debut author Mason Deaver is a contemporary coming of age that’s out from Scholastic/Push in May 2019. *I
I thought I missed my chance to review these March debuts, so imagine my surprise when I opened a big box (filled with the nicest
TO BEST THE BOYS features lush world-building, a spunky, dynamic heroine with a mile-a-minute mind and voice reminiscent of Felicity Montague of Mackenzi Lee’s Petticoats & Piracy, and a plot as nail-bitingly intense as Suzanne Collins’s The Hunger Games.
Save the Cat! The Last Book on Screenwriting You’ll Ever Need has been a staple for writers of all kinds: screenwriters, novelists, playwrights. But now,
Eight – yes eight more debuts have or will be hitting the shelves this month from the New in Nineteen crew! Let’s check them out!
CAROL GORDON EKSTER: Kim Chaffee joined our SCBWI critique group a few years back and was an instant shining light in her dedication to the
Today I have the pleasure of reviewing two marvelous non-fiction books that Candlewick sent here. I chose these from the publisher’s new releases list because
“Charlie did know that. He knew a lot of things: that his dad’s promotion at the museum of natural history meant a lot of trips
SHOW, DON’T TELL! Most of us have received that advice at least once in our writing careers. What does it mean? And how should you
“When you learn vocabulary words in school, you memorize the definition. And you have a good idea of what the words mean. But it’s not until you feel them that you really grasp the definition. I have known what the word ‘helpless’ means for a long time. And ‘desperate.’ But I’ve never felt them. Feeling them is different. They fill your chest with a horrible sense of ‘dread’ and ‘guilt’ and ‘despair.’ Those are more vocabulary words that you can’t fully understand until you feel them.”