2 Oct 2015

Steve Jenkins and Robin Page are a bestselling team. Their newest book, How to Swallow a Pig, is a clever and whimsical nonfiction book about animal behavior disguised as a How-to / Advice book. Here, they share a bit about the making of the book: Once we’ve come up with
25 Sep 2015

Two Mice: Evolution of a Cover

We asked Sergio Ruzzier, the author and illustrator of the adorable new picture book, Two Mice, to tell us a little bit about the evolution of the jacket for the book. Below is an image of the first concept for the book jacket. Sergio liked the interaction between the
22 Sep 2015

Wild at Heart: Mustangs and the Young People Fighting to Save Them pubs today!

Mustangs have thrived for thousands of generations. But now they are under attack from people who see them as pests. The lucky ones are adopted. Some are sent to long-term holding pens; more and more are sold for slaughter. But courageous young people are trying to stop the round-ups
16 Sep 2015

Behind-the-Book Guest Post by Author Andrew Glass

“The Day After Tomorrow” by Flying Cars author Andrew Glass When I came across an article in the New York Times about Molt Taylor’s 1949 Aerocar 1, a prototype for a peculiar-looking automobile, which could be easily converted to an airplane, first I wondered what sort of nut would
11 Sep 2015

A Hot New YA Western + Quizzes!

When Kate Thompson’s father is killed by the notorious Rose Riders for a mysterious journal that reveals the secret location of a gold mine, the eighteen-year-old disguises herself as a boy and takes to the gritty plains looking for answers and justice in Vengeance Road, a new YA western
9 Sep 2015

Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls website features Vivian Apple!

Vivian Apple at the End of the World and its sequel, Vivian Apple Needs a Miracle, by the fabulous Katie Coyle were featured on Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls website last week! Check out this hilarious Smart Girls Book Report video with comedian and writer Joe Mande and host Aisha Muharrar. We’d give you a
4 Sep 2015

The Perfect Read for a Long Weekend: Teen Boat!

Are you looking for a book to read this holiday weekend? Look no further: Teen Boat! The Race for Boatlantis has it all: high school drama! Pirates! Emotions! The follow up to Teen Boat just hit the shelves this week and is sure to make you laugh. The Ignatz
1 Sep 2015

September Spotlight: New Hardcovers Hitting Shelves Today!

Some great new titles from HMH Books for Young Readers and Clarion Books pub today—Tuesday, September 1st! While we’re sad to say goodbye to summer, we’re excited for fresh fall reading and hope you are too… PICTURE BOOKS Discover The Full Moon at the Napping House by Audrey Wood
28 Aug 2015

Author Spotlight: Linda Urban

We asked Linda Urban, author of The Center of Everything and A Crooked Kind of Perfect  to answer a few questions about her hilarious new book for middle graders, Milo Speck, Accidental Agent. Below is what she had to say about writing humor, her favorite snacks, and where missing socks end up:
24 Aug 2015

New Back-to-school Books!

Summer days are coming to an end. Help little ones transition back to school with one of the following new picture books… My Two Blankets by Irena Koblad, illustrated by Freya Blackwood This multicultural story of friendship is about leaving home, moving to a foreign and strange place, and finding