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REVIEW: Through the Looking Glass DATE: June 1, 2010 “The plot is fast-paced and filled with great information for young readers. Jan’s also included a great “conversation guide” for teachers who might want to use the book in the classroom. I can see where it fits with many subjects, including science, language arts, and health.” [...]

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REVIEW: on POP SYNDICATE Book Addict with Angela Wilson “When Children’s Author, Jan Markley, wrote “Dead Frog on the Porch”, she obviously knew what it is the experts know about good books for adolescents. Her debut novel for young readers, published by Gumboot Books, meets all the expectations of the Kid Lit experts I interviewed [...]

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Very humorous review of Dead Frog On The Porch on the JADE HEARS VOICES blog. “The blurb on the back cover says that “It’s Nancy Drew for the iPod generation” and I think that it’s bang-smack on the money. It took me back to my Nancy Drew days but at the same time it’s very [...]

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We’re celebrating!  The Number Tree (in A World of Stories) by MW Penn and illustrated by Mike Linton has won a Press Club Communications Award for Poetry – FIRST PLACE! “It is well crafted. Importantly, it demonstrates the fun we can have with poetry while dealing with math, the sciences or many other subjects not [...]

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REVIEWED BY OUR BIG EARTH’S RAINY DAY BOOK CLUB  (Robin Rivers) “Published by Vancouver-based socially conscious publisher Gumboot Books, this close-to-the-heart tale about a girl whose talent is made fun of, and eventually seen as a great example for being yourself and following your heart, makes my heart sing. The illustrations are fun, and the [...]

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Grinelda the Mad Hatter is featured in the Milwaukee Children’s Book Examiner. “Grinelda’s story illustrates the beauty of staying true to who you are, standing out in the crowd and being creative. Grinelda comes alive in the eye-catching artwork, by fabric artist Paula Nathan. The book is a great read forchildren ages 4 to 10.” [...]

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Grinelda the Mad Hatter is featured in an article in The Village Hat Shop online on hats and their role in children’s literature. Grinelda The Mad Hatter Story by Mary Jo Reinhart Artwork by Paula Nathan “It’s true that people who wear hats have often been seen as eccentric, outside the fashion mainstream.  (Fortunately for [...]

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REVIEWER: Brianne Grant REVIEWED IN: CM Magazine EXCERPT BELOW OR  READ THE FULL REVIEW “Gumboot Books and The Rotary District 5020 have shown that a book can be much more than a book. Their project, A World of Stories, is proof that children’s literature has the ability to make positive change in the world through [...]

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