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Meet author Michelle Kadarusman at ALA Annual in Washington DC

May 30th, 2019

Meet author Michelle Kadarusman at ALA Annual in Washington D.C.! Limited quantities of her latest novel, Girl of the Southern Sea, will be autographed and given away at ALA Annual! Find Michelle at the following times in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center: Saturday, June 22 at 2:00pm — Publisher’s Spotlight Booth #1256 Sunday, June 23 […]

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Slug Days is “unreservedly recommended” by Midwest Book Review

December 7th, 2017

“A thoroughly ‘kid friendly’ story that is as entertaining as it is informative, Slug Days is unreservedly recommended as an important and highly valued addition to preschool, elementary school and community library collections for children ages 4 to 8. It should be noted that Slug Days is also available in a paperback edition.” Click here to read the full review

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The Theory of Hummingbirds gets 5/5 stars from Manhattan Book Review

December 6th, 2017

“We rated this book: [5/5 stars]…Author Michelle Kadarusman has written a gentle but powerful story of dealing with differences and problems in friendships within a coming-of-age story. The writing is lyrical, the characters believable and well-rounded, and the metaphor of Alba as a hummingbird is heartbreakingly perfect.” —Rosi Hollinbeck Click here to read the full review

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A Kirkus Starred Review for Dragonfly Song

August 3rd, 2017

“Orr tells her tale in both narrative poetry and prose for an effect that is both fanciful and urgent, drawing a rich fantasy landscape filled with people and creatures worthy of knowing. An introductory note describes Orr’s inspiration in the legend of the Minotaur, but her story is no retelling but a meditation on rejection […]

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School Library Journal says “The child appeal of [Princess Pistachio and Maurice the Magnificent ] will keep independent readers chuckling and wanting more”

June 29th, 2017

“Gr 1-3–This lighthearted story about a young girl and her lazy dog will entice young readers who are venturing into chapter books….Illustrations depicting Pistachio’s classmates’ laughter during show and tell and the series of dogs trying out for the Doggone Theater’s lead role (from trumpeting Chihuahuas to a beagle balancing a teacup on her nose) […]

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The Wolves Return is the first featured book on The Pets/Wildlife Shelf of Midwest Book Review for April 2017

April 20th, 2017

“The Wolves Return is the true story of the successful release of twenty-three Canadian gray wolves in Yellowstone National Park in 1995-96….The Wolves Return explains in picture and in narrative how the reintroduction of the wolves, a natural predator of the elk, impacted positively on the whole environment….The Wolves Return ends with a map of North America with […]

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Adrift at Sea is “Highly Recommended” by School Library Connection

March 1st, 2017

“…The beautiful, full-page oil paintings effectively convey the dangerous escape, the blistering heat, and the loneliness of being adrift on the ocean. Photographs, maps, and historical background on the Vietnamese refugee crisis provide historical context and form an emotional connection with the story. This is an especially useful book to help students understand why refugees […]

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