5 Dec 2016

Dive into Fish Girl

Take a sneak peek into life in the fish tank with Donna Jo Napoli and David Wiesner’s Fish Girl. With Wiesner’s rich visual imagination in the graphic novel format, readers will want to be submerged into this young mermaid’s life.   This graphic novel for kids is one part ‘The Little Mermaid’,
15 Nov 2016

Middle Grade Mania: THE FRIENDSHIP EXPERIMENT!

Welcome back to the blog for #MiddleGradeMania! We have Erin Teagen on the blog today, author of THE FRIENDSHIP EXPERIMENT. Check out the interview below! *** The book/person/thing that inspired me to be a writer is: I always wanted to be a writer, but when I was twelve and
10 Nov 2016

Middle Grade Mania: HERCUFLEAS by Sam Gayton!

We’re so excited to share this exclusive interview with HERCUFLEAS author Sam Gayton for #MiddleGradeMania! See below to learn about the writing process and fun facts about Sam. Thanks for joining us, Sam!               *** The book/person/thing that inspired me to be a
8 Nov 2016

Middle Grade Mania: I AM DRUMS by Mike Grosso!

One of our #MiddleGradeMania authors has stopped by the blog to talk about their book! Welcome to Mike Grosso, author of I AM DRUMS.                 *** The book/person/thing that inspired me to be a writer is: My students! They’re weird and wild
30 Sep 2016

Songs That Evoke Snow like Before Morning

  Just this once, schedules are swept aside as a too busy world suddenly revels in the freedom and peace of the snow. The joy and wonder of a snowy day is brought to new life in this destined-to-be-a-classic picture book from Newbery Honor author, Joyce Sidman, and Caldecott
20 Sep 2016

For Your Reading Leisure: Under Rose-Tainted Skies

*Advance Praise for Under Rose-Tainted Skies* “Exciting, edifying and deeply moving, Under Rose Tainted Skies will deeply engage a broad range of readers drawing upon compassion and self reflection, to make for an unusually potent reading experience.”—Kenny Brechner, DDG Booksellers   “Thoughtful, heartbreaking, and at times laugh-out-loud funny, Louise
5 Aug 2016

Looking Back: A Q&A with Lois Lowry

In this updated and refreshed photographic memoir, two-time Newbery Medalist Lois Lowry offers an intimate look at pivotal moments that affected her life, inspired her writing, and often evolved into her rich and wonderful novels beloved the world over. We asked Lois a few questions about Looking Back. Read
29 Jul 2016

Q&A with Gina Damico

In Gina Damico’s newest novel, Wax, which goes on sale next week, a teenage girl stumbles into a secret workshop at the infamous Grosholtz Candle Factory. There, beneath the suffocating scent of Americana, she discovers a collection of wax sculptures that seem just a little too life-like—a suspicion that is later
18 Jul 2016

Middle Grade Monday: Took

Looking for a way to cool off this summer? Took by Mary Downing Hahn is a middle grade novel that’s bound to produce chills. In the story, thirteen-year-old Daniel Anderson doesn’t believe Brody Mason’s crazy stories about the ghost witch who lives up on Brewster’s Hill with Bloody Bones,
11 Jul 2016

Celebrate #EmbraceYourGeekness Day!

Celebrate ‪#‎EmbraceYourGeekness‬ Day (yes, it’s a real thing) with Catherine Jinks’ Evil Genius. Cadel Piggott has a genius IQ. At seven, he was illegally hacking into computers. Now he’s fourteen and studying for his World Domination degree, taking classes like embezzlement, forgery, and infiltration at the institute founded by criminal mastermind