Since we launched Bucking Horse Books in August, 2010, we've been thrilled and overwhelmed (in a good way) at the amount of positive press our company and titles have received. We're pleased to share some of it with you!
Link to complete review of Fire Birds in Publisher's Weekly: http://www.publishersweekly.com/9780984446070
Link to complete starred review of Fire Birds in Science Books & Films: https://www.juniorlibraryguild.com/books/view.dT/9780984446070
"Collard effortlessly captures two eras intertwined to achieve a shared goal. As Sam and Rollie work together to stop the evil Cheesebros gang from destroying Enterprise, the reader is taken on a whimsical journey. Collard's even-paced plot and easy dialogue provide a delightful read. The charming bond between Sam and Rollie adroitly captures the innocence and faith of a child's imagination. This enchanting young-adult mystery offers the perfect blend of history, suspense and adventure with a willing suspension of disbelief suitable for children of any age."
"Today on KKCO, News11 Morning Show, I shared two, fun mysteries in a series for kids ages 8 - 12, the tweens. Why are mysteries important for kids to read? Why are there so many fans of mysteries? What does it take to write a very good mystery for children? I could write a whole blog on that but I won't do that here. What I can say is that a good mystery is about solving a problem in a clever way that keeps the reader engaged."
"Sneed B. Collard III has brought his award winning, writing experience and his sense of humor into his newest fiction work, The Slate Stephens Mysteries, THE GOVENOR'S DOG IS MISSING! and HANGMAN'S GOLD. He also brings his knowledge of child development into his characters. Sneeds characters are very believable. The humor, innocence, natural exploration balanced with doing the right thing captures this age group that Slate and his companion Daphne belong to. It's a perfect match for tween readers. What else makes this series stand out? Sneed is very good at all aspects of writing, and he carries it off with his great storytelling. If you think you need zombies, vampires, dragons, or pirates to entertain your children, you will be pleasantly surprised because Sneed's writing will provide more than that and includes some Western history, biology, and geology. This is fun stuff and never a dull moment writing."
Diane Kress Hower http://bookwisdombydiane.blogspot.com/