‘LITTLE FROG’S TADPOLE TROUBLE’
BY TATYANA FEENEY
From the creator of “Small Bunny’s Blue Blanket” and “Little Owl’s Orange Scarf” comes a unique new baby book that toddlers and parents will enjoy, “Little Frog’s Tadpole Trouble.”
Little Frog lives with his mommy and daddy. It’s just the three of them, and Little Frog likes it that way. But one day, his parents tell him he is going to be a big brother — to nine tadpoles!
Little Frog is not impressed with his baby siblings. They can’t jump. They can’t play drums. They can’t do anything! All they do is keep Mommy and Daddy busy — too busy for Little Frog.
But with a little time, big brother realizes that tadpoles grow into little frogs, just like him. And having nine new playmates makes his family better than ever.
Tatyana Feeney taps into common early childhood themes like bringing a new baby home to a family.
BY ESTHER FRIESNER
Award-winning author Esther Friesner has returned to her successful “Nobody’s Princess” roots with “Deception’s Princess.” Combining European mythology with a strong-willed female character who resembles Merida from Disney’s “Brave,” the story is a great addition to the Princesses of Myth novels, which offer an exciting mash-up of historical fiction and fantasy adventure.
Maeve wishes she were born a boy. Headstrong and fearless, she would be the heir her father, the High King, deserves. Instead she is the youngest of six daughters and will eventually be shipped off into fosterage and then used as a pawn to make her father’s kingdom stronger with her marriage.
Frustrated, she turns to trickery and bad behavior until no family will foster her and no well-bred son will marry her. But is that what she really wants? How did she find herself wrapped up in so many lies?
It’s time for Maeve to tell her story…the true story.
Friesner’s gift for combining exciting myth and richly researched history beckons readers into the fascinating world of first-century Ireland. Ideal for fans of Tamora Pierce, Shannon Hale, and Malinda Lo, “Deception’s Princess” is sure to bring even more fans to the girl-empowering YA fantasy world.
Ages 12 up.