How to Behave at a Tea Party by Madelyn Rosenberg

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Fancy Nancy meets Eloise in this hilarious story about what do—and absolutely what not to do—at a proper tea party.

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Riff Raff Sales the High Cheese by Susan Schade

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In this I Can Read! adventure, Captain Riff Raff leads a rowdy group of mice pirates to recover their stolen booty—a giant hunk of cheese!

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Riff Raff the Mouse Pirate by Susan Schade

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Ahoy, mateys . . . and mice! Riff Raff the Mouse Pirate is setting off on a treasure hunt with his cheese-loving crew, but before they can find the treasure, the bold swashbucklers must find the missing clue!

With colorful, detailed illustrations from Anne Kennedy and lively text from Susan Schade, Riff Raff the Mouse Pirate strengthens reading skills for beginning readers and young buccaneers. The mouse pirates use rhyming words to find their destinations, which help early readers recognize phonics sounds!

Join in on the fun in this hilarious Level 2 I Can Read story, geared toward kids who read on their own but still need a little help.

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Exclusive Julie Lessman’s Surprised by Love Chapter Excerpt

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“My favorite scene is a very heated and emotional exchange between Logan and Cait when she tells him she’s decided to court his arch enemy and ex-best friend, the man who destroyed his engagement to Cait the first time around. I’m one of those authors who loves LOTS of drama and angst, and trust me—this scene has in spades. :)”

A SURPRISED BY LOVE_HIGH-RES COVERI just had to have the privilege of sharing this scene with you! However as Julie says, it is a bit long, so I’ve posted it in a separate post for those that wish to throw themselves into the emotion and read it now. :) You can find that post HERE.

It’s pretty long—six pages…

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Coming Soon from the PEN, Please Welcome Julie Lessman!

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I love my PEN posts, and this is perhaps the one that I’ve been most excited about all year. I have a handful of favorite authors, not just for their writing, but for my personal relationship with them as well and dear Julie is one of them. I feel blessed to have her here on my blog and in my life and I’m delighted to share her thoughts with you today!

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Huff and Puff Have Too Much Stuff by Tish Rabe

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Huff and Puff can haul a lot together, but what happens when the best friends realize that they have collected too much stuff?

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In the Rainforest by Kate Duke

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Kate Duke, author of Archaeologists Dig for Clues, is back with a new Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out book on rainforests that is a perfect introduction for children in the primary grades and is filled with fascinating facts, illustrations, and diagrams.

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The Advent Bride by Mary Connealy (12 Brides of Christmas, #1)

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Melanie Douglas attempts to connect with a troubled student using an advent box with hidden rewards. When Henry O’Keeffe sees a remarkable change in his son, he has to meet the new teacher. Will more than one prayer be answered in the small Nebraska town?

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