Magnetic Magic by Terry Catasús Jennings . . . Book Release and Giveaway!

Magnetic Magic by Terry Catasús Jennings . . . Book Release and Giveaway!



TITLE: Magnetic Magic

AUTHOR: Terry Catasús Jennings

ILLUSTRATOR: Andrea Gabriel

PUBLISHER: Arbordale Publishing

RELEASE DATE: August 30, 2016

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Dena loves using magnets to perform magic tricks for the kids at the pool. When Enrique arrives in town, he doesn’t like that Dena is fooling the others. He gives her a century-old treasure map and Dena uses her compass and tools to plot the location of the treasure. To her surprise, the treasure is not where it should be! What could cause her compass to lead her off course? When she discovers the answer, will Dena keep fooling the other kids with magic tricks or will she help them learn about magnetism and the earth’s shifting magnetic poles?


Terry Catasús Jennings, Author

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Terry Catasús Jennings has won several prestigious children’s book awards, including NSTA-CBC Outstanding Science Trade Book, NSTA Recommended, and Bank Street Best Children’s Book of the Year. Magnetic Magic is her third book with Arbordale Publishing, following Gopher to the Rescue and Sounds of the Savanna. Her middle-grade book, The Women’s Liberation Movement, 1960-1990 was listed in the ALA’s Amelia Bloomer Project 2014-2015 List. Terry has been a contributor for the Smithsonian’s Science Education Center books. Her articles have appeared in The Washington Post, Long Island News Day, and Ranger Rick. Terry is an active member of The Children’s Book Guild of Washington, DC and SCBWI. She and her husband live in Northern Virginia. Visit her website at


Andrea Gabriel, Illustrator

Illustrator Website 

Award-winning artist Andrea Gabriel has worked as a professional illustrator for the past fifteen years. In addition to Been There, Done That: Reading Animal Signs and Little Gray’s Great Migration for Arbordale, some of Andrea’s other illustrated works include Where Do I Sleep? and Eaglet’s World. Andrea is the author and illustrator of Wandering Woolly>and My Favorite Bear. Andrea lives in Bellingham, Washington with her family of two-and four-legged creatures.


Giveaway of one Hardback copy of Magnetic Magic, open until September 9th.


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Author: Heather Cashman

With a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry, the lab reports always lacked the fantastical element Heather's imagination demands. Hypotheses turned into taglines and novels, so she's going back to college for a Creative Writing degree. Her novels range from Epic Fantasy to Contemporary Speculative Fiction, she dabbles in picture books, and is currently seeking representation. ~Member SCBWI

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  1. This is such a cute book. I come from a long line of teachers, and books and reading are a part of our lives. The younger kids will love this.

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  2. Sounds like this title would be great for my first grade science classes!

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  3. Your book sounds both fun and educational…my kind of book! Great concept, beautiful cover art! Congratulations!!

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  4. I love the concept of this book. I would definitely use it in my classroom!

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  5. This book sounds like so much fun! I want it! Thanks for the great giveaway. 🙂

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  6. sounds like a good read.

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  7. Kids of all ages love magic. this book will be well loved in our house.

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  8. I want this book for my class! So adorable!

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  9. Such a fun way to learn about magnetism.

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