21 Aug 2014

Back-to-School Book of the Day: Small Blue and the Deep Dark Night

Children’s imaginations can often get the best of them. Whether it’s a fear of the dark or of school, Small Blue and the Deep Dark Night by Jon Davis will help show kids that the unknown doesn’t need to be scary. When Small Blue wakes up in the middle
20 Aug 2014

Back-to-School Book of the Day: Iris and Walter: Substitute Teacher

What a surprise! Grandpa is the substitute teacher in this Level 3 Green Light Reader edition of the award-winning Iris and Walter series by Elissa Haden Guest, illustrated by Christine Davenier. The first book in the series, Iris and Walter, was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year,
19 Aug 2014

Back-to-School Book of the Day: Martha Speaks: Teacher’s Pet

This chapter book based on PBS’s popular TV show Martha Speaks features two back-to-school stories by Susan Meddaugh, plus a glossary and activities. In the first story, T. D. adds Martha’s name to the substitute teacher list at Wagstaff Elementary, but not even he expects a talking dog to
18 Aug 2014

Back-to-School Book of the Day: Favorite Stories from Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa: School Days

It’s back-to-school week here at the HMH Books for Young Readers blog! Each day we’ll feature great school-related titles to help students, educators, and parents get in the right mindset for the start of the school year (Either that or we can all sign a petition to extend summer
15 Aug 2014

The Giver In Theaters Today!

Pinch us! It’s August 15th, which means the film adaptation of The Giver by Lois Lowry is finally out in theaters! We’ve been waiting all summer to see this film and today is the day. Judging from the star-studded premiere in New York City on Monday night, there is
14 Aug 2014

David McPhail Celebrates the Sibling Bond in his new book, Brothers

Sometimes brothers are different. Sometimes they’re alike. Some days brothers get along. Other days they don’t! But on this they agree: brothers stick together. Always. A sweet and humorous companion to David McPhail’s Sisters, a favorite since 1984, Brothers celebrates the lasting bond between siblings.   Available in hardcover,
13 Aug 2014

Green Light Readers Spotlight: Gumballs by Keith Baker

Our Green Light Readers series helps build independent readers. Level 2 focuses on short sentences, creative stories, and simple dialogue. In Gumballs: A Mr. and Mrs. Green Adventure by Keith Baker, humorous, easy-to-read text develops fluency and confidence at the intermediate level. Mr. Green loves guessing games. And he
12 Aug 2014

A Baby Elephant in the Wild update from author Caitlin O’Connell

Last March, we introduced you to A Baby Elephant in the Wild, a nonfiction picture book for readers ages 4 – 8 about the birth and infancy of a baby elephant name Liza. “Soon after Liza was born, I heard her loud cry in the dead of an Etosha
11 Aug 2014

The Giver Movie In Theaters This Week, Based on the Book By Lois Lowry

We’re so excited for tonight’s premiere of The Giver, the movie based on the Newbery Medal-winning book by Lois Lowry. You still have time to reread this classic story before seeing the film, which releases in theaters nationwide Friday, August 15th! Interested in what Lois thinks of the film
7 Aug 2014

A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park

The New York Times bestseller A Long Walk to Water by Newbery Medalist Linda Sue Park is based on the true story of Salva Dut, one of some 3,800 Sudanese “Lost Boys” airlifted to the United States beginning in the mid 1990s. Salva now lives in Rochester, New York and is the founder of an