Snakes in Space by Kathryn Dennis: Blog Tour Review & Giveaway

Today's picture book review is part of the official blog tour for this series. Be sure to keep reading for your chance to win a copy of the book. Anyone who's been following along on my Instagram since my twins were born last spring has probably figured out that I have a particular fondness for... Continue Reading →

Reyna Marder Gentin: “My Name is Layla” Guest Post

Today we're happy to be hosting a guest post from Reyna Marder Gentin, author of the new middle grade book My Name is Layla. The Time Warp by Reyna Marder Gentin I’ve been in a bit of a time warp lately. Awaiting the publication of my first middle grade novel, My Name Is Layla, early... Continue Reading →

Novel Novice turns 11!

This little ol' book blog is ELEVEN YEARS OLD today! And as a sure sign of how nuts my life is right now, I didn't draft this post weeks in advance. No, it is almost 9pm on Tuesday, January 12th, and I'm slapping this last-minute post together for the sake of posterity & because at... Continue Reading →

Hello World! Music by Jill McDonald

Give your littlest readers an introduction to music and how it's created with Hello World! Music by Jill McDonald, the latest book in a charming series of board books designed to help babies and toddlers learn about the world around them. The book focuses on instruments (versus vocal music), and introduces a good variety of... Continue Reading →

Favorite Books of 2020

This was a weird year for reading, for a variety of reasons. I'll start by saying that I read significantly less this year than I did in 2019 -- but I still read a lot more than I expected to, given the birth of my twins in early May. 2020 brought me motherhood (times two),... Continue Reading →

The Final Gambit: Contest Winner

Congrats to Danielle Hammelef, the winner of our recent giveaway featuring The Final Gambit by Christopher Healy, the final book in the series A Perilous Journey of Danger & Mayhem. Thanks to our friends at Walden Pond Press for providing a finished copy for the giveaway. The Final Gambit is available now. Here is the... Continue Reading →

Dinosaur Christmas! by Penny Dale

Dinosaur Christmas by Penny Dale is one of the most ridiculous picture books I've ever read. But if you have a kid in your life who loves dinosaurs, they'll gobble this book up and then ask you to read it again. This outrageous book follows a team of rescue dinosaurs, coming to help Santa out... Continue Reading →

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