TWIR: A Starred Review, A Politician's Endorsement, and Multiple Award Recognitions Makes This Week Our Biggest Yet!

Posted on: Feb 5, 2016


A Starred Review Leaves Us Starry Eyed 

The Ugly Dumpling gets a starred review from Kirkus Reviews! "Quirky retellings often lean on clever titles alone, but this surpasses and delights." 


A Comprehensive Feature Highlights Dumpling's Pre-Pub Successes 

The Daily Pretzel features The Ugly Dumpling, making note of the pre-pub praise this new book has already gotten from Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, and The San Francisco Book Review. 


Blog Touring Looks Good on Dumpling

Dumpling's blog tour is on a roll! This gorgeous collaboration between This Picture Book Life and Thirsty for Tea has started Dumpling's tour off with a yeasty BANG. We've never seen such aesthetically pleasing blogs pull together quite a masterful series of photos and ideas. Be sure to make some of Bonnie's delectable steamed buns to warm up this winter.


Stephanie Campisi Shares Pearls of Wisdom 

Pass It On, an Australian E-Zine, sent out an enlightening interview with Melbourne-native Stepanie Campisi to its many readers.  



Cross Your Fins for Tristan Hunt! 

Ellen Prager's The Shark Rider is included in the 2016 Green Earth Book Award Qualifying List! The Short List is to be announced in the weeks to come. 


Hot Off The Press 

The Children's Book Council included Tristan Hunt and The Sea Guardians, Book Three Stingray City by Ellen Prager and The Peculiar Haunting of Thelma Bee by Erin Petti in its most recent roundup. Watch for these two books this year! 



Social Awareness. 

Monster Receives Endorsement From Secretary of State 

Who gives a hoot about Sarah Palin's endorsement of Donal Trump?! We sure don't. 

This week, Monster outdid Trump once again. Now, not only does Monster rock the iconic hair-do better: 

...but he also has a winning endorsement from the Minnesota Secretary of State, Steve Simon!  


Award Honors 

Monster's campaign just kept building steam this week when he was bestowed the honor of being included in Kindergarten to Second Grade category of the 2016 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People list! Monster is taking the world by storm just in time for the 2016 elections. Pick up your paperback copy on May 10th. 


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