News & Press

October 14, 2014 - 12:01pm

Artsy-Fartsy made the prestigious Book of the Week list on the Panthers in Library Land blog of the St. Croix Central School District, Hammond, Wisconsin.

September 23, 2014 - 3:47pm

The wonderful Owls Well blog recently featured the Aldo Zelnick series!  The books “follow ten-year-old Aldo as he records his endearing, everyday adventures in sketchbooks given to him by his grandmother Goosy, filling each one with hilarious illustrations, stories and fancypants vocabulary words.

“These books are simple, fun and great for encouraging reluctant readers like 6 year old J, who still tends to balk at text-heavy chapter books. They would be a great launching point for independent readers who might want to explore the wonderful world of art-journalling or storywriting. I especially enjoy the way that the books try to expand a reader’s vocabulary – Artsy-Fartsy is All About Awesome ‘A’ words, whilst Bogus is Brimming with Brilliant ‘B’ words, and the back of each book sports a glossary that is both witty and easy to understand.”




September 23, 2014 - 3:43pm

Spice of Life blogger says her sons like the Aldo Zelnick series…and that Aldo’s more likable than Greg Heffley. Check out her recommended reading list here.

August 26, 2014 - 9:30am

Kid Lit Reviews has great things to say about Aldo and Jackpot: “Sometimes a good character just sticks with you and Aldo is one of those characters,” and “reluctant readers will love this series.” Read the full review here.

July 31, 2014 - 9:35am

The blog SoCal City Kids just published a glowing review of Jackpot. “The Aldo Zelnick books just keeps getting better and better!” they note.

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