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A First Rate Starred Review for FIRST GRADE DROPOUT
First Grade Dropout
Audrey Vernick

It's a lovely starred review for Audrey Vernick's FIRST GRADE DROPOUT! Publishers Weekly thinks "readers will be won over" by the young narrator for his "self-awareness, timing, and raconteurship of a master monologist." They say "so effective is Vernick in conjuring the boy's blush-inducing, sweat-triggering embarrassment, readers young and old will probably find themselves flashing back to their own not-quite-forgotten moments of humiliation." Very true! Watch for FIRST GRADE DROPOUT on July 7th. Congratulations, Audrey!


Interstellar Cinderella
Deborah Underwood

A mechanically inclined girl, her robot mouse sidekick, and the prince whose offer of marriage might not suit her after all. May release.

The Realism Challenge: Drawing and Painting Secrets from a Modern Master of Hyperrealism
Mark Crilley

Based on Crilley’s mega-popular “Realism Challenge” YouTube videos, The Realism Challenge contains thirty lessons demonstrating how to render mirror-like duplicates in the trompe l’oeil tradition of everything. May release.

Elena Vanishing: A Memoir
Clare Dunkle
Elena Dunkle

"Moving snapshots of a young woman's struggles with anorexia nervosa." ~ Kirkus Reviews. May release.