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Monday, October 15, 2018
BLOG TOUR: Finchosaurus by Gail Donovan
Welcome to the Official Blog Tour + Giveaway for Gail Donovan's Finchosaurus! On our tour stop today, we have an exclusive excerpt AND Gail's Ten Favorite Reads Ever! Check it out and pre-order your copy now! Finchosaurus is coming October 23, 2018!
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October 23, 2018
Finchosaurus follows the adventures of Atticus Finch Martin, otherwise known as Finch. Finch’s dream is to uncover a dinosaur fossil and name a new species after himself—until he digs up a note in the fifth-grade class garden with the word HELP on it. He is determined to come to the aid of the mystery note-writer. But when the quest turns out to be harder than expected, Finch risks losing two things that he really wants—his best friend Noah, and a field trip to Dinosaur State Park.
*Gail's Ten Favorite Reads Ever*
1. Feelings, Aliki
2. Out and About, Shirley Hughes
3. James Herriot’s Treasury for Children, James Herriot
4. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, E.L. Konigsburg
5. Frindle, Andrew Clements
6. Holes, Louis Sachar
7. Little Women, Louisa May Alcott
8. Watership Down, Richard Adams
9. The End of the Affair, Graham Greene
10. In Zanesville, Jo Ann Beard
Praise for FINCHOSAURUS
"...If it's anything like the last (In Memory of Gorfman T. Frog), it's worth discovering." ―Elizabeth Bird, School Library Journal
"An amusing, empowering tale that should appeal especially to middle schoolers with abundant energy." ―Kirkus Reviews
Praise for Gail's Previous Middle Grade Novels
“A solid middle-grade choice—no waffling necessary.” —Kirkus Reviews
“The book captures the pains and pleasures of being both a twin and a fourth-grader.” —Booklist
WHAT'S BUGGING BAILEY BLECKER?
“Andrew Clements fans will enjoy this school story, too.” —Horn Book
“Bailey is emotionally authentic, with an individualistic voice and a strong streak of stubbornness, of which she is particularly proud.” —Publishers Weekly
“Purposeful in a lighthearted way but guaranteed to make your head—scalp and brain—itch!” —Kirkus Reviews
IN MEMORY OF GORFMAN T. FROG
"Middle-graders will celebrate as Josh learns to use his personal “pause” button to stop talking long enough to keep out of trouble. Obvious appeal, particularly to fans of Andrew Clements’s work.” —Kirkus Reviews
**About the Author**
Gail Donovan is the author of the middle-grade novels The Waffler, What’s Bugging Bailey Blecker?, and In Memory of Gorfman T. Frog, which was named a New York Public Library Best Books for Children. She is also an author for the Rainbow Fish & Friends picture book series based on the bestselling books of Marcus Pfister. Donovan, who was born and raised in Connecticut, lives in Maine with her husband and two daughters, where, in addition to writing children’s books, she is a library assistant at the Portland Public Library.
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