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ARC Review: Devoted by Jennifer Mathieu

Author:  Jennifer Mathieu

Genre: Contemporary, Religion

Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

Publication Date: June 2, 2015

336 pages, hardcover

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ARC Review - Devoted by Jennifer Mathieu

Title: Devoted

Author:  Jennifer Mathieu

Rating: ★★★★★

Synopsis: Rachel Walker is devoted to God. She prays every day, attends Calvary Christian Church with her family, helps care for her five younger siblings, dresses modestly, and prepares herself to be a wife and mother who serves the Lord with joy. 542 more words

Cover Reveal! Marina Cohen's INN BETWEEN (Roaring Brook Press, 2016)

I remember the first time I read this super creepy middle grade, and I could. Not. Put. It. Down. The story follows 12-year-old Quinn, who is driving across country with her best friend’s family when a stopover at a creepy Victorian hotel in middle of the Nevada desert turns terrifying. 21 more words


Review: Return to Augie Hobble

Return to Augie Hobble by Lane Smith. 9781626720541. May 2015. Gr. 4-6.

You probably know Lane Smith as a collaborator and illustrator extraordinaire of such great titles as… 442 more words


Book review: Kid Sheriff and the Terrible Toads, by Bob Shea and Lane Smith

Shea, Bob. Kid Sheriff and the Terrible Toads. Illustrations by Lane Smith. Roaring Book Press, 2014. unp. $17.99 ISBN:978-1-59643-975-7 Gr. 2+. P8Q9

I had to laugh and laugh again at the antics of a young boy, Sheriff Ryan, as he comes to the aid of a city that has had a string of crimes. 108 more words

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Book review: Hunters of the Great Forest, by Dennis Nolan

Nolan, Dennis. Hunters of the Great Forest. “A Neal Porter book.” Roaring Brook Press, 2014. unp. $17.99  ISBN:978-1-59643-896-5 Gr. all. P8Q10

This wordless story has seven very very small hunters on an adventure going out beyond the boundaries of their city into the countryside. 89 more words

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Book review: Neighborhood Sharks, by Katherine Roy

Roy, Katherine. Neighborhood sharks: hunting with the great whites of California’s Farallon Islands. David Macaulay Studio/Roaring Book Press, 2014. unp. $17.99 ISBN:978-1-59643-874-3 Gr. 4+. P8Q8… 153 more words

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