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
21 Aug 2015

Goodreads Giveaway: Enter to WIN a galley of Whippoorwill

Whippoorwill has (on average) over 4 stars on Goodreads. Have you read our sneak peek yet? Now, you can enter a giveaway over on Goodreads for the chance to win a galley! As a reminder, here’s a brief synopsis: Sixteen-year-old Clair Taylor has neighbors who are what locals call whippoorwills,
17 Aug 2015

SLJ Sponsors a Free Nonfiction Webcast August 19th!

The good people at School Library Journal are hosting a free hour-long New Nonfiction for Young Readers webcast on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PDT. Register here! Moderated by the Library Director of Bard H.S. Early College Queens, Jess
13 Aug 2015

This Raging Light: A Sneak Peek at a Hot New YA Read

A favorite song, a crooked smile, a coffee with a friend . . . what does the perfect moment look like to you? Visit our new This Raging Light Tumblr page to read an excerpt of the new YA novel, to find out more, and to join the conversation. Use #thisraginglight.
11 Aug 2015

New Graphic Novel Marks the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

Over the weekend, the New York Times Book Review and the Los Angeles Times reviewed Don Brown’s new graphic novel Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans. Marking the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, this companion to The Great American Dust Bowl combines lively drawings and authoritative memoir in
5 Aug 2015

Start Planning Your September Curious George Curiosity Day Event

Celebrate Curiosity Day with Curious George this September 19th! Each year fun-filled, family-friendly celebrations occur in cities around the country celebrating everyone’s favorite monkey, Curious George. Now your school, library, or bookstore can join the fun with a little help from HMH Books for Young Readers! Click here to
3 Aug 2015

Meet Betsy Cornwell, Author of Mechanica, this weekend in NYC and Boston!

Last week, our friends over at Epic Reads posted a roundup of the “The 15 Most Anticipated YA Books to Read in August.” On the list? Mechanica by Besty Cornwell—a steampunk retelling of Cinderella about an indomitable inventor-mechanic who finds her prince but realizes she doesn’t want a fairy tale
30 Jul 2015

Hypable Hypes Book Trailer for We’ll Never Be Apart

Earlier this month, we introduced you to to the twisty psychological thriller We’ll Never Be Apart with a free galley giveaway. Now we have another treat for you! Yesterday the pop culture site Hypable revealed the goosebump-worthy book trailer: We’ll Never Be Apart is about a seventeen year-old girl who is
27 Jul 2015

Register for SummerTeen Virtual Conference on August 13th!

Meet HMH authors Joelle Charbonneau and Susan Campbell Bartoletti—without leaving home! Joelle and Susan will be participating in School Library Journal’s SummerTeen virtual conference on August 13th. The event is free and will include live author panels, sessions on teen services and programming, and more. Susan will be speaking