‘Tis the season (to mock old prom pics)

will work for prom dress

It’s prom season! Sure, most of us have outgrown prom frenzy, but a little reminiscing never hurt anyone (except for Roger, who never went). Author Aimee Ferris does just that, and encourages others to do the same, over at her blog Will Work for Prom Dress — a tie-in to her book with the same […]

April Horn Book Magazine starred reviews

Higher! Higher! by Charlie Sheen At the playground, young swinger Charlie gets so high that he breaks through Earth’s atmosphere and high-fives a fellow rock star from Mars. Mommy Loves You More than Your Grades (I Promise) by Amy “Tiger Mom” Chua A tiger cub is herded through a jam-packed day of school, homework, violin […]

Bummer.

Yesterday’s mail brought a letter promoting Henry P. Gravelle’s The Fort Providence Watch. Being a big fan of all things morbid, I’m intrigued by the synopsis: London surgeon Dr. Paul Barnet’s career is shattered by a botched surgery and brazen attack that nearly takes his life. Because of his downfall from society, loss of skills […]

I thought you would be a children’s book

I know we’re not supposed to judge by covers and all, but I’m guessing that the publisher BOOM! Town has us mistaken for some other book review journal.

Freaks and Zombies

Ripley’s Believe It or Not!: Enter If You Dare! is the seventh compendium of all things bizarre, freakish, and grotesque from around the world. You know the stuff: a sculpture of an Australian actress made with 24,000 peaches, an eighteen-inch-long fingernail, mice kebabs, a turtle with two heads and six legs, a man with 240 […]