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9781492609988-PRThe Very Best Teacher!

By Ye Shil Kim

Illustrated by Miku Moriuchi

Sourcebooks Jabberwocky

June 30, 2015



Book Info:


Ten little mice search for the perfect gift to give their teacher!


Tomorrow is Ms. Tulip’s birthday and a celebration is in order! But how will her ten students decide on the right present? Luckily ten minds are better than one when choosing the ideal gift for the very best teacher.


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About the Author:


Ye Shil Kim is the author of numerous picture books in Korea. She works as an illustrator agent for EenArt in Korea.


About the Illustrator:


MIKU MORIUCHI graduated with a BA in illustration from the Norwich School of Art and Design, and an MA in illustration from Brighton University. She has illustrated 21 picture books, and lives in London.



9781402297458-PR-2Off to School!

Created by the Sesame Workshop

Sourcebooks Jabberwocky

July 7, 2015




Book Info:

Tomorrow is a very exciting day–it’s Elmo’s first day of school! And Elmo needs your help to get ready. Let’s go off to school!

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Smart Start Series

By: Ellen Honeck, Ph.D, Nancy B. Hertzog, Ph.D, and Barbara Dullagan, M.Ed.

Prufrock Press

August 1, 2015

Series Info:


The Smart Start series fosters engaging conversations for parents and their children through the use of interactive questioning. Images in these books convey children in realistic and familiar stages of play, and each image’s corresponding questions prompt children to think at critical, creative, and mathematical levels about their everyday surroundings and activities. The open-ended questions stimulate curiousity and invigorate conversations between parents and children. The books in this series highligh the vast world of a child’s imagination and encourage children to think deeply about the objects and situatious they’re faced with every day.


9781618214492Around My House!

The first book in the Smart Start series for pre-readers fosters engaging conversations for parents and children through the use of interactive questioning. Images in this book convey realistic and familiar settings around the house: in the kitchen, the playroom, the bedroom, the garage, and more.

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9781618214508Let’s Play!

The second book in the Smart Start series. Images in this book convey children in stages of play, and each image’s corresponding questions prompt children to think at critical, creative, and mathmatical levels about their everyday surrounding and activities.

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9781618214515Let’s Go to the Market!

The third book in the Smart Start series. Images in this book convey chidren and parents in a familiar shared experience: going to and exploring the market. 

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About the Authors:

Ellen Honeck, Ph.D., is Dean of Gifted and Talented Academy for Laurel Springs School

Nancy B. Hertzog, Ph.D, is a professor of educational psychology at the University of Washington and the director of the Halbert and Nancy Robinson Center for Young Scholars. She is the author of two books, Ready for Preschool, and Early Childhood Gifted Education.

Barbara Dullaghan, M.Ed., is currently Elementary Gifted and Talented Coordinator for Bloomington Public Schools in Minnesota.

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The Escape by Hannah Jayne Book Spotlight with Giveaway

cover59545-mediumThe Escape

Hannah Jayne

July 7, 2015: ISBN: 9781492616542

Book Information

Title: The Escape

Author: Hannah Jayne

Release Date: July 7, 2015

Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire


Not everyone who goes into the woods comes out…

It was supposed to be a short hike, a way for Fletcher and Adam to kill time one boring afternoon. But when day turns into night and neither boy returns home, their town is thrown into turmoil.

Search teams comb through the forest. Then Avery, the police chief’s daughter, stumbles on a body. It’s Fletcher- disoriented, beaten, and covered in blood. He has no memory of the incident, and worse yet, he has no idea what happened to the still missing Adam…

As danger and suspicion grow, one thing becomes very clear. No one can escape the truth.

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About the Author:

Hannah Jayne is possibly the only person living in Silicon Valley who has never worked in high tech. When she’s not writing, she’s obsessively watching HGTV or shopping at Target…also obsessively. Find out more about Hannah’s urban fantasy, young adult thrillers, and latest obsessions at


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Excerpt from THE ESCAPE by Hannah Jayne:

“Hello?” she called out. “This is Avery Templeton with Search Team Five. Hello?”

The silence was complete, except for the steady thump of Avery’s heart. She took a step forward and slid on the loose earth, tumbling forward onto her hands and knees. Rocks tore skin and the knees of her jeans as she slid. When she stopped- eight, ten feet at the most- she was breathing heavily, her mind reeling. She did a quick assessment for damage. Other than the sting on her palms, nothing hurt.

So why was there blood on her hands?

She brought her hands towards her face and grimaced as the streaks of rust-colored blood-congealed, dirt stained-that covered her palms.

She wasn’t bleeding.

This wasn’t her blood.

It was then that she heard the slow gurgle, the sparse intake of breath followed by a low, throaty whisper. “Avery, you have to help me.”

Avery stared at the figure lying in front of her, allowing her eyes to adjust to the dim light.


The word came out in a desperate hiss, and he clasped a muddy, blood-caked hand around her wrist, his grip limp, his fingers trembling.

She gasped. “Fletcher?”


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