Four reviews of new picture books for children from Maine's Islandport Press.
Runs with the Stars is entertaining and touching in its own right. It also offers a glimpse of history and an acknowledgement of the dedicated efforts of those who are working to bring back the Ojibwe horse.
Molly is a young German Shepherd dog who has been waiting in the animal shelter, hoping to get adopted. Though Molly has a paw that's a little different, she can still run like the wind.
A gripping locked-door YA murder mystery told from multiple perspectives from Governor General's Award – and Crime Writers of Canada Award – nominated author of The Grey Sisters and Blood Will Out.
Naomi’s dog Diesel returns from the afterlife with one mission — can he save her?
The Lonely Little Lighthouse by Lana Shupe is a heartwarming picture book about a lighthouse. At least on its surface. This true story is based upon the life of one lighthouse in particular- the Sandy Point Lighthouse in Lana’s hometown of Shelburne, Nova Scotia.
Alexander loves his grandma and all of the wonderful things she makes for him. But when Nanny surprises Alexander with a present that's not so wonderful, he has to figure out how to make it to the end of picture day wearing his itchy, sweaty, scratchy, woolly sweater.
Samantha's Sandwich Stand is an inspiring story about believing in yourself, accepting help from others when something doesn't succeed at first, and celebrating each other's differences.
A Bend in the Breeze, award-winning author Valerie Sherrard’s 30th novel, is a delightful tale about the importance of love and compassion.
A heartfelt YA coming-of-age novel set in an animal shelter from the award-winning author of In the Wake, exploring grief, first love, and growing pains.
Hare B&B by Bill Richardson, illustrated by Bill Pechet, is a humorous story of a hare and its seven siblings, who run a bed and breakfast.
Two new Children's picture books by Lori Doody, published by Running the Goat Books & Broadsides.
THE DAY THE PIRATES WENT MAD takes place at the turn of the 18th century and the Golden Age of Piracy is just around the corner. Follow the adventures of eleven-year-old Emma Sharpe as she learns to sail the sea, bonds with her shipmates, and then must save them all from a cursed pirate treasure before it’s too late!
Based on the true story of the author’s biological mother and aunt, this middle-grade novel traces the long and frightening journey of two Kaska Dena sisters as they are taken from their home to attend residential school.
The following excerpt is from Chapter 17 of Susan Flanagan's The Degrees of Barley Lick (for readers 12 and up).