19 Sep 2014

Celebrate Curiosity Day with Curious George!

Each year, fun-filled family-friendly celebrations occur in cites around the country. Visit your local bookstore or library on September 20th to celebrate Curiosity Day! View the list of Curiosity Day event locations. To create your own Curiosity Day at home or school, download the complete Curiosity Day Event Kit, which includes
18 Sep 2014

The Invention of the Ferris Wheel

Did you know the the Ferris wheel was invented by an American named George Ferris for the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair? Capturing an engineer’s creative vision and mind for detail, the new picture book Mr. Ferris and his Wheel sheds light on how Ferris defied gravity and seemingly impossible
17 Sep 2014

Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers Goodreads Giveaway Ends Today!

Hi all you His Fair Assassin fans. Can’t wait to get your hands on Mortal Heart, the third and  final book in the series? Well you may not have to wait until November after all. Goodreads is giving away 50 ARCs of the book this week. The contest ends
16 Sep 2014

Previews and Giveaways: The Eye of Zoltar by Jasper Fforde

Jennifer Strange returns in the third book in Jasper Fforde’s wild and witty fantasy series The Chronicles of Kazam, which launched with New York Times best-seller The Last Dragonslayer. Although she’s an orphan in indentured servitude, sixteen-year-old Jennifer Strange is pretty good at her job of managing the unpredictable
15 Sep 2014

Congrats to Kate Milford, Author of Greenglass House!

Greenglass House by Kate Milford was named to the long list for the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature this morning. The award, given by the National Book Foundation, is one of the nation’s most prestigious literary prizes. Congratulations, Kate Milford. Well deserved! For the complete list of
15 Sep 2014

Read an excerpt from Still Point by Katie Kacvinsky

The final installment in the Awaken trilogy is now available as an e-original. Read an excerpt of Still Point by Katie Kacvinsky below! Still Point Excpert by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt In this follow up to Awaken and Middle Ground, Maddie returns home to make her final stand against Digital
10 Sep 2014

Introducing The Mysteries of Maisie Hitchins

With her dog, Eddie, as the Watson to her Sherlock Holmes, Maisie Hitchens hones her detective skills investigating mysteries in Victorian London in this new chapter book series by Holly Webb, illustrated by Marion Lindsay. In the first book in the series, The Case of the Stolen Sixpence, readers
9 Sep 2014

Cute Pet Pics? Yes please!

We love this adorable Go to Sleep, Little Pets tumblr created by author Mary Lyn Ray and illustrator Christopher Silas Neal, the dream team behind the new picture book Go to Sleep, Little Farm. How could we not when it features pictures of people’s sweetly sleeping animals? Check it out
8 Sep 2014

Calling All Mary Downing Hahn Fans…

From award-winning author Mary Downing Hahn comes a tale of one boy’s struggle with bullies, hard realities, and the perils of fantasy in Where I Belong. No one is kind to sixth-grader Brendan Doyle: his foster mother, his teachers, his classmates, and especially the thugs who bully him. He
5 Sep 2014

Happy Grandparent’s Day from Nana in the City!

Sunday, September 7th is Grandparent’s Day and we salute all the grandparents out there! There are certainly lots of great books celebrating the bond between grandchildren and their grandparents. Today, we share one dedicated to all the intrepid, city-dwelling nanas… Nana in the City by Lauren Castillo is an