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Hello, do you love books? Want to read about your favorites?

It's Only Ink! Children's Book Review Newsletter is for children's book reviews. My name is Jennifer LB Leese. I am an author of children's picture books, young adult gothic, fantasy novels, and paranormal romance novels. I am also a children's book reviewer, copyeditor, freelance writer, and feature article writer and managing editor for the local Picket News. As a book reviewer, I have many authors, publishers, and publicists sending me tons of books for review. Because of this, I tend to get overloaded and have no where to send the reviews. So, I decided to put together this newsletter through AuthorsDen to get some of the waiting reviews out there and in the public.

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Newsletter Dated: 1/13/2004 6:26:03 AM

Subject: January 13, 2004, Issue 12

Reviews in this issue:
• THE UNACCEPTED CHILD by Marie A. Celestin
• PROFESSOR ROCK LTD. by B. J. "Butch Hatch Jr.
• BOOKS YOUR KIDS WILL TALK ABOUT! A Guide to Children's Literature for Teachers and Parents (k-6) by Susan Hepler and Maria Salvadore

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Publisher: New Century Press (.com)
Release: 2003
ISBN: 1-890035-32-7
Reviewer: Jennifer LB Leese,

Set in a big city, THE UNACCEPTED CHILD is a book that withstands time. Olivia is a young shy girl who finds life in the big city difficult and sometimes depressing. After learning how to make her way around a new school and neighborhood, Olivia learns a valuable lesson in being herself, and in finding out who her true friends are.

Rejection is hard enough for anyone, let alone a child. The author, Marie A. Celestin, addresses issues such as rejection, as well as, self-worth and loneliness. Her positive approach in tackling these issues through fictional words and characters was a delight to read. Child readers will know that what they feel or experience is felt by others, too.

This book is inspiring. This reviewer highly recommends THE UNACCEPTED CHILD by Marie A. Celestin and feels that it should be on every school library shelf throughout the world!


Professor Rock Ltd. by B. J. "Butch Hatch Jr.
Publisher: Shooting Star Editions,
Release: 2003
ISBN: 1-56167-808-2
Reviewer: Jennifer LB Leese,

Filled with unique characters such as Professor Rock, Fossil Al, and Cheerrock Leader, PROFESSOR ROCK is an informative and entertaining study of rocks. Geared towards younger children, this book is sure to be a favorite. The colorful illustrations bring the characters and rocks to life. Readers will learn the names of several different types of rocks, where they are found, and how people use them.

Author B. J. "Butch" Hatch Jr. delves into the subject using kid-friendly text. After reading Hatch's book, my children asked question after question…it really got their little minds spinning.

PROFESSOR ROCK by B. J. "Butch" Hatch would work wonderfully in a school setting and would make a terrific asset to any library.


The Elephant in My Tree by Buzzy
Published by Buzzy Books
ISBN: 0-9719054-0-1
Reviewer: Jennifer LB Leese,

After having a great day at school, Buzzy's mom took him to the grocery store for something special. Buzzy searched until he found a huge bag of peanuts. The next day when he went for his special bag of peanuts, they could not find them anywhere. Buzzy searched, and what he found was that a huge circus elephant had taken his huge bag of peanuts!

THE ELEPHANT IN MY TREE by Buzzy is a cute story for children ages four and up. As an entertaining soft cover storybook, it is sure to make your children giggle.

The colorful illustrations, hand-drawn by talented illustrator Matt Lyons, comes to life when read with the child-like dialogue.

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Reviewed by: Jennifer LB Leese,,
Published by Llewellyn Publications,
Release: September 2002
Format: Paperback
144 pages
ISBN: 0-7387-0253-6

FORTUNE TELLERS CLUB: THE LOST GIRL is the first book in a remarkable series that features three amazing teenage girls.

Now that school is out, twelve-year-old Juniper, Gena, and Anne plan on having a fun-filled summer. These three girls are the only members of the Fortune Tellers Club. They use tarot cards, mental telepathy, a Magic 8-Ball, and personal items to local lost things…or people!

During one of their readings, trying to locate Gena’s lost retainer, Juniper stares into a glass bowl full of water where she sees a mysterious looking girl in the water. Who is she? Is she trying to contact the girls? If so, why?

Find out by getting your hands on this thrilling book for teens!

There isn’t just one definition fitting for this book…FORTUNE TELLERS CLUB: THE LOST GIRL is gripping; action-packed, well-written, with intriguing characters, and an engrossing storyline—it has on the ball humor from the young girls, making the book not only a suspenseful read, but a fun one, as well.

FORTUNE TELLERS CLUB: THE LOST GIRL by Dotti Enderle is a thrilling book; the author has put together a fantastic mystery book that is age appropriate (9 to 12 year-olds). It is full of adventure, suspense while showing readers how to work together to solve problems…no matter how strange they may seem.

This reviewer highly recommends this wonderful book, and looks forward to reading book two, Fortune Tellers Club: Playing With Fire.

Author Dotti Enderle began her publishing career in 1995. As a professional storyteller, Dotti has entertained at numerous schools, libraries, museums, and festivals since 1993. She belongs to several writer’s organizations, including The Houston Storytellers Guild, and Texas Writers League. Enderle lives in Texas with her husband, two teenage daughters, and a lazy cat named Oliver. Visit her author website at or at


Published by Publish America
ISBN: 1413704034
Reviewed by Jennifer LB Leese,

As a reviewer who has read book one and book two in the JEANNIE, A TEXAS FRONTIER GIRL series, I can honestly say Evelyn Horan's books just keep getting better. As in most series books they lose their momentum, this is not true for Horan's series. Her work is well written and the characters are remarkably realistic. She keeps the readers interest with her captivating and intriguing writing style.

In Book Three, Jeannie and her best friend Helga spend the summer preparing the Indian children for school. With it being their last year of school, the girls find that their future interests differ. Jeannie wants to own her own horse ranch someday and Helga has her eyes on Billy Joe.
As tension rises between the Native American Indians and the settlers during 1880, Jeannie and her friends learn the true meaning of neighbors and neighborly support. Horan ends this book satisfactorily and leaves the reader eager to read Book Four.

JEANNIE, A TEXAS FRONTIER GIRL, BOOK THREE is geared toward young adults, but is entertaining for all ages. This reviewer looks forward to reading more books in the Jeannie series.


Books Your Kids Will Talk About! A Guide to Children's Literature for Teachers and Parents (k-6) by Susan Hepler and Maria Salvadore
Published by National Education Association,
Release: June 2003
ISBN: 0-8106-2051-0
Reviewer Jennifer LB Leese,

If you are looking for the perfect children's book, BOOKS YOUR KIDS WILL TALK ABOUT! by Susan Hepler and Maria Salvadore is just what you need to help you find it. This book, for teachers and parents, lists several books in 10 different categories. In each category, such as "Looking at the World," the authors list books they recommend. They list book information, making it easy to find the book you want, along with a detailed blurb in alphabetical order. Additionally, each book title is listed in the index.

BOOKS YOUR KIDS WILL TALK ABOUT! also features conversations with authors and illustrators and it includes tips from teachers and parents on ways to make reading enjoyable for each individual child.

This reviewer found this book helpful and easy-to-read.



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