To celebrate Labor Day, several class members were rewarded for their labors!
Book Chic calls Nancy Viau’s SAMANTHA HANSEN HAS ROCKS IN HER HEAD "a fantastic middle-grade novel..."
And Kirkus Reviews compares Nancy's main character to someone quite special: "Sam shares many qualities with Junie B.—the obligatory spunk, a chattily ingenuous voice—but her passion for science distinguishes her from other franchise heroines."
One more note from Nancy: Hurry! There are only three days left to enter her giveaway! Win a pair of sparkly earrings, a copy of her book, and more. Details on her blog.
Nina Nelson got an advance copy of the Booklist review of BRINGING THE BOY HOME and Tirio, one of the book’s two protagonists. The magazine’s September 15 issue will say: "The vivid setting, imagined cultural particulars...and magical realism will captivate readers, as will Tirio's complicated, shifting emotions of rage, abandonment, belonging, and love.”
Jennifer Bradbury's debut novel SHIFT earned lovely reviews from the Chicago Tribune and The Oregonian.
And Jen will be the featured author for September at Embracing the Child, a website and nonprofit devoted to putting books into the hands of the country's most vulnerable kids. Follow the link to check out her interview!
Courtney Sheinmel’s MY SO-CALLED FAMILY was reviewed by 2009 debut author Jessica Burkhart , who called the book a "must read"!