Trade Reviews: Week of October 29
We are happy to share trade reviews for titles across all of our imprints this week. Read below for all the details.
School Library Journal reviewed The XY by Virginia Bergin
Virginia Bergin is the author of H2O, which The Horn Book Magazine called “Inspiring.” She lives in Bristol (UK). Visit her online at virginiabergin.com and on Twitter @VeeBergin.
Booklist reviewed One Snowy Day by Diana Murray, illustrated by Diana Toledano
Diana Murray writes stories and poems for children. She is the author of Grimelda, The Very Messy Witch, Ned the Knitting Pirate, City Shapes, and other picture books. Her poems have appeared in magazines, including Highlights for Children. She grew up in New York City and still lives nearby with her firefighter husband.
Visit her online at dianamurray.com and on Twitter @DianaMWrites.
Diana Toledano works mostly by hand, experimenting with different techniques, patterns and textures. In addition to writing and drawing, Diana also teaches workshops for children and adults. Diana grew up in Madrid where she studied Art History and Illustration. She now lives in San Francisco with her husband and a fluffy kitty.
Visit her online at diana-toledano.com.
Booklist reviewed What You Hide by Natalie D Richards
After years as a professional paper-pusher, NATALIE D. RICHARDS decided to trade in reality for a life writing YA fiction. She lives in Ohio (Go Bucks!) with her husband, three children, and a ridiculously furry dog named Yeti. Visit her on Twitter @natdrichards or at nataliedrichards.com.
Booklist reviewed Lorriane by Ketch Secor, illustrated by Higgins Bond
Ketch Secor is the founder of the band Old Crow Medicine Show. He won a Grammy for his involvement in the concert film, “Big Easy Express.” Old Crow Medicine Show has sold over 700,000 albums. Ketch lives in Nashville, Tennessee. Learn more at crowmedicine.com.
Higgins Bond received the 2009 Ashley Bryan Award for outstanding contribution to children’s literature. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee. Visit her at higginsbond.com.
Booklist reviewed Trailblazer by Anna Schmidt
Award-winning author Anna Schmidt delights in creating stories where her characters must wrestle with the challenges of their times. Critics have consistently praised Schmidt for the reality of her characters—exposing their flaws as well as their strengths as she delivers strong tales of hope and love in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles. She resides in Wisconsin and Florida. Visit her online at joschmidtauthor.com and on Twitter @JoSchmidtauthor.
Foreword Reviews reviewed The Last 8 by Laura Pohl
Laura Pohl is a Brazilian writer who lives in São Paulo. She likes writing messages in caps lock, quoting Hamilton, and obsessing about Star Wars. When not taking pictures of her dog, she can be found discussing alien conspiracy theories. She has not crashed any cars or spaceships—yet. Visit her online at onlybylaura.com.
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