Publishers Weekly

When Snow Globe Travelers: Samuel’s Legacy launched last year, I didn’t know much about the publishing world. My marketing plan was to throw spaghetti at the wall and see what stuck. Not a great approach, but I learned from it. (In fact, I’m still learning from it. There’s a lot of moving parts.) About aContinue reading “Publishers Weekly”

A Review of “Lost on the Titanic (Out of Time Book 1)”

What would you do if you found yourself aboard the Titanic—hours before it sank? Allie and Vic Taylor and their friend Max land aboard the Titanic after the Taylor’s precocious puppy, Luna, swallows a mysterious object from an equally mysterious woman. The three kids are sure their venture through time has something to do withContinue reading “A Review of “Lost on the Titanic (Out of Time Book 1)””

A Unit Study of “The Girl Who Could See”

A unit study inspired by Kara Swanson’s “The Girl Who Could See”. Topics include Multiverse Theory, National Disaster Response Planning, and Biotech. Suitable for high school students. “The Girl Who Could See” Unit Study Supplement the unit study with a list of discussion question from BookRiot.com. Other posts related to ”The Girl Who Could See”Continue reading “A Unit Study of “The Girl Who Could See””

Discovering the Wonder in S.E.M. Ishida’s Nick Newton

K.A.:Excited to have S.E.M. Ishida on the blog today talking about her wonderfully inventive, middle-grade steampunk series about a boy named Nick Newton. Welcome, S.E.M.! For those unfamiliar, please tell us about Nick and his story. S.E.M.:Nick Newton Is Not a Genius and its sequel, Nick Newton: The Highest Bidder, are both speculative fiction middleContinue reading “Discovering the Wonder in S.E.M. Ishida’s Nick Newton”

Keagan’s Review of “The Giver” by Lois Lowry

My twelve-year-old son wrote this for his homeschool book club, and gave me permission to share it. The Giver is a science fiction book written by Lois Lowry. It’s intended for middle-grade readers. The story’s setting is a future version of Earth where there’s no starvation, but the government strictly controls everything. Jonas is a typicalContinue reading “Keagan’s Review of “The Giver” by Lois Lowry”