what parents should know about Karmack…



"Literary Classics is pleased to announce that the book Karmack, written by J.C. Whyte, has been selected to receive the Children's Literary Classics Seal of Approval...a designation reserved for those books which uphold the rigorous criteria set forth by the Children's Literary Classics review committee, a team comprised of individuals with backgrounds in publishing, editing, writing, illustration and graphic design."

Karmack was honored to be a silver award recipient at the annual Children's Literary Classics presentation at the Vegas Valley Book Festival on Oct. 17, 2015. 


“This is a great anti-bullying book. I highly recommend it. It is fun to read and has a wonderful message.” Bookworm Lisa, lisaisabookworm.blogspot.com, July 30, 2013

“This is a fresh and very imaginative way to tell a bullying story from the bully’s perspective.  I enjoyed it very much and think kids will too – the pace is just perfect, the story isn’t too long and it has a great message. Sully learns through the creature Karmack that whatever he does has consequences, and gradually, throughout the story, the boy becomes a little older and wiser, and starts to channel his bullying tendencies in a better direction...Creating a story with a moral that doesn’t sound preachy is hard, and J.C. Whyte does this incredibly well. Kids will get this story and will learn something from it, but will have lots of fun along the way. I strongly suggest this book to parents with kids, to kids in general, and to anyone who wants to read a good story.” Nikki Bennett, Nik's Picks, nikki-bennett.com/blog July 6, 2013

“This story has a quick pace that will keep young readers interested until the very end. I highly recommend it for readers ages 8-12.” Billi Tiner, Tiner Books, tinerbooks.blogspot.com October 16, 2013

“What would bullies do if every prank they pulled came around like a boomerang? That is exactly what happens to Sully and his gang. If they hit someone in the face then something ends up hitting them in their face. If they make someone's lunch tray drop and splatter then something happens and their lunch tray drops from their hands and splatters all over them. WHO or WHAT could be causing all of this? It is "the one" who has been sent to "restore balance" before something dreadfully awful happens...And his name is KARMACK! LOVED this story! WOW!” 
Shauna Wheelwright, lovetoreadandreviewbooks.blogspot.com Sept. 19, 2013

“Loved it! I really enjoyed Karmack. I think it is a wonderfully entertaining book that is indeed perfect for classroom read-alouds. I think children ages 8-12 (and maybe a bit older, like me) will love this book, especially boys.” Paul Hewlett, sherahart.blogspot.com Sept. 11, 2013

“I just love this book for so many different reasons...There are many different types of bullying described in the story including intimidation, playing pranks, insults, and physical acts of violence. Karmack also explains what bullying is and why it is wrong. Karmack makes it very clear, for example, that a trick or prank still hurts even if you don’t intend to cause harm.What is more important to consider are the consequences of your actions, regardless of your intentions. Agreed! Mom Rating: ★★★★★” Renne, motherdaughterbookreviews.com Oct. 16, 2013

“Hilarious and entertaining! Karmack is an interesting spin on the concept of karma that makes you cheer every time a bully gets what they deserve!” David Wiley, magicalmg.wordpress.com Sept. 11, 2013