Mary Englebreit’s Nutcracker is a Sweet Delight to Read

 The Nutcracker is one of the world’s favorite holiday stories, and Mary Engelbreit offers her vision of that joyful night, creating a picture book filled with movement and vibrant detail that even the youngest child will enjoy.–From the Back Cover *** In Mary Engelbreit’s Nutcracker, Marie, the Nutcracker Prince, and the Sugar Plum Fairy will…

Make a Date to Read: When Otis Courted Mama

“This excellent take on modern, blended families melds a believable, resonant story arc and winsome, child-appealing illustrations.”—Kirkus, starred review     In When Otis Courted Mama, apart from sticker burrs and sand fleas, Cardell’s life is mostly wonderful. He knows he’s loved through and through by his perfectly good mama and his perfectly good daddy. They…

Positive: One Girl’s Triumph Over HIV and Bullying

”This realistic and honest biography of a young woman living with HIV will draw readers in, shedding light on this difficult topic . . . Through short chapters, teens will get a sense of the girl’s life, including her happy childhood, the strong bond between her and her mother, and the difficulties she faced, as…

Jump into fun with Sky Jumpers The Forbidden Flats

The town of White Rock has always lived in fear of the deadly gas known as “Bomb’s Breath,” but now it’s up to Hope to find the one thing that may stop the danger for good. SLJ said of the first book, “[readers] not ready for the violence of ‘The Hunger Games’ will enjoy the…

OLIVIA and the Ice Show: A Lift-the-Flap Story (Olivia TV Tie-in)

 Join Olivia as she practices for an ice skating spectacular in this charming storybook with flaps. Cinderella on Ice is coming to Olivia’s town, and she can’t wait to be the lucky girl chosen to skate side by side with the star of the show, Sonya Spencer. But first, Olivia needs to practice. Lift-the-flaps of…

Uncle Si the Christmas Elf Work Hard, Nap Hard

Duck the halls! This book and doll set starring Uncle Si of Duck Dynasty® captures the true message of Christmas and makes for a perfect present—to either give or receive! In Uncle Si the Christmas Elf Work Hard, Nap Hard, Uncle Si plays the part of an elf in order to help Santa Claus to…

A Creature of Moonlight is fairy-tale fantasy at its best

“This book’s greatest strength lies in the vivid woodland scenes and the rich detail that describes the mystical pieces of Marni’s tale.” —School Library Journal As the only heir to the throne, Marni should have been surrounded by wealth and privilege, not living in exile—but now the time has come when she must choose between…