Brenda Seabrooke’s new YA book, Finding India, is just out on Amazon in paperback and on Kindle. It tells the story of Laura, who, after graduation, takes a spur-of-the-moment trip to India and is overwhelmed by this exotic, vibrant and dangerous world.
A Shiloh Christmas is the fourth book in the Shiloh quartet, by Newbury Award-winning author Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. It takes place one year after Marty Preston rescues Shiloh from the cruel Judd Travers, who has mended his ways. According to Kirkus Reviews, A Shiloh Christmas is “perfect for longtime fans of the series and newcomers alike. . . .” (See Full Review.)
Ann Mccallum’s newest book in her delicious Eat Your Homework series is called Eat Your US History Homework and features recipes that will take you back to the days of the Pilgrims and the Revolutionary War.
Terry Catasus Jennings’s new book Sounds of the Savanna (Abordale Publishing), features predators, prey and sounds found in the African Savanna. Read Kirkus Review here.
Laura Murray’s newest book in the the Gingerbread Man series came out on October 13. The Gingerbread Man Loose at Christmas shares the adventures of the Gingerbread Man and his class, who are on a secret mission to spread joy and cheer to unsuspecting folks in town during the holiday season. Kirkus called it “a jolly treat,…” (read full review) and Publisher’s Weekly noted that “the emphasis on generosity and humble, heartfelt gifts makes for sweet, holiday reading…” (read full review).
Madelyn Rosenberg’s book, How to Behave at a Dog Show is out from Harper Collins Publishers. The sister-brother duo Julia and Charles, previously seen in How to Behave at a Tea Party, enter their mischeivous dog, Rexie, into a dog show. Through the experience, the children learn about losing gracefully and being thankful for the ways in which we are all winners.
Several years ago, author Kem Knapp Sawyer had the opportunity to meet Grace Akallo, a Ugandan woman who was abducted and forced into the Lord’s Resistance Army as a child. Kem’s new book, Grace Akallo and the Pursuit of Justice for Child Soldiers has recently been released; more information is available at kemsawyer.com.
Mary Quattlebaum’s nonfiction picture book, Mighty Mole and Super Soil, is just out from Dawn, inspired by the mole living in Mary's city backyard. Illustrator Chad Wallace brings the creature's underground ecosystem to vivid life. The book connects with the United Nations' International Year of Soils (2015).
The American Library Association’s Handbook for Storytime Programs, by Judy Freeman and Caroline Feller Bauer, features Barbara Ann Porte’s story "The Calendar.” The book's annotation calls the story "perfect for older kids who are impatient with chores and homework, and just can't seem to get themselves organized."