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A YEAR OF CELEBRACIONES by Carrie Lara

Carrie Lara's newest picture book, A YEAR OF CELEBRACIONES, debuted on October 17, 2023, and I'm thrilled spread word about it. I've featured the other companion books in this series, including Marvelous Maravilloso and The Heart of Mi Familia,…
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THE PAINTER'S BUTTERFLY by Rebecca Weber

I'm so excited to feature one of my fellow Artemesia Publihsing/Kinkajou Press middle grade authors, Rebecca Weber! Rebecca has a great writing voice and THE PAINTER'S BUTTERFLY has a wonderful premise:   What if art could come alive…
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THE MYSTERY OF LOCKED ROOMS by Lindsay Currie

I fell in love with the cover of THE MYSTERY OF LOCKED ROOMS by Lindsay Currie, and I'm excited to read the book when it debuts tomorrow, April 2, 2024!   Crack the codes. Find the treasure. Escape the house. From the acclaimed author…
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OLLIE'S EATING by Chivaun Oldes

Chivaun Oldes is an author/illustrator of a lot of needed picture books for children, including My Anxiety Monster and My ADHD Monster. Her newest book, OLLIE'S EATING, is a child-friendly look at "tubies," children who feed through feeding…
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The Drew Leclair Series by Katryn Bury

I met Katryn Bury at a recent author event and as soon as I learned of her Drew Leclair detective series, I knew I had to feature it. I mean, who doesn't love a good middle grade mystery?   In this modern take on Harriet the Spy ,…
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YOU OWE ME ONE, UNIVERSE by Chad Lucas

Back in 2021, I featured the first book in this middle grade series,  Thanks a Lot, Universe, and when learned about the sequel, YOU OWE ME ONE, UNIVERSE, which came out in 2023, I reached out to Chad Lucas for a follow-up interview. His next…
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MOMO ARASHIMA BREAKS THE MIRROR OF THE SUN by Misa Sugiura

Last year, when I featured the first in this series, Momo Arashima Steals the Sword of the Wind, I was already looking forward to the sequel. I'm excited to report that MOMO ARASHIMA BREAKS THE MIRROR OF THE SUN has an expected publication date…
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100-Word Stories: A Short Form for Expansive Writing by Kim Culbertson and Grant Faulkner

I've always been a fan of Kim Culbertson, and I was lucky to feature her books The Wonder of Us and The Possibility of Now. Her newest book, co-written with Grant Faulkner, explores the art of flash fiction and its benefits in helping writers…
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THE COLOR OF SOUND by Emily Barth Isler

I first heard about THE COLOR OF SOUND when I featured Emily Barth Isler's previous middle grade book, Aftermath, and I was so intrigued by the premise I couldn't wait to feature THE COLOR OF SOUND well before its expected publication date of…
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Other Kinds of Women: A Map of Black Widows in the Land of Air and other writings by Lydia Paar

I usually feature novelists on this blog, but I was so impressed by an article Lydia Paar wrote an article for the Huffington Post entitled, "I Told My Mom I Wanted To Get My Tubes Tied At Age 20. Her Response Changed My Life" that I thought…