26 Mar 2015

Calling All Young Detectives to Help Solve the Case of the Vanishing Emerald

Last September, we introduced you to twelve-year-old Maisie Hitchens, who lives and works in her Gran’s boarding house in Victorian England. When she’s not dusting or carrying tea trays, she can be found practicing her detecting skills alongside her canine sidekick, Eddie. After all, she dreams of becoming a
25 Mar 2015

Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Just a Dream by Chris Van Allsburg

To mark the 25th anniversary of two-time Caldecott-winning Chris Van Allsburg‘s eco-friendly, timeless picture book Just a Dream, HMH Books for Young Readers is releasing a new anniversary edition of the book that includes downloadable audio read by the author and a new book jacket! Just a Dream is
24 Mar 2015

Discover a New Curious George Series that Makes Science Fun

Introducing a new Curious George series coming this June—Curious George Discovers! The first four books will be available June 15th, and all include real photos, experiments, activities and more to make learning about science fun for young readers! Whether he’s exploring the ocean floor through the windows of a
23 Mar 2015

Liam Neeson Reads Five Little Monkeys by Eileen Christelow

We’re still cracking up at this hilarious clip of Liam Neeson reading Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed: 25th Anniversary Edition by Eileen Christelow on the Jimmy Kimmel Live! show. If you haven’t watched it yet, you’re in for a treat: In honor of his epic performance, we
19 Mar 2015

Happy Spring From Chirp, Our New Favorite Chick!

Spring is nearly here! We’ve been slowly building to this moment as the snow melts and the sun stays awake a little longer each day. And to celebrate the first official day of Spring tomorrow, it’s only fitting that we introduce you to Chirp — the star of two
18 Mar 2015


The word “garden” typically conjures images of plump, red tomatoes and green blossoms sprouting from the ground. But what happens when we banish our preconceived notions of what a garden is and open our minds to thinking about gardens in a different light? Forget about heads of lettuce and bunches
17 Mar 2015

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! How are you celebrating the day? Are you wearing a shamrock pinned to your shirt for luck? Donning green from head to toe? Searching for leprechauns’ gold at the end of a rainbow? There is no wrong way to celebrate but, however you choose to
16 Mar 2015

Lois Lowry Wins the 2015 Alan Award

A big congratulations to Lois Lowry, the 2015 Assembly on Literature for Adolescents (ALAN) Award Winner! The ALAN Award is given to honor those who have made outstanding contributions to the field of adolescent literature. For a full list of past recipients, click here. Lois Lowry will receive the
16 Mar 2015

New This Month: Two Board Books Sure to Delight Little Ones!

Looking for delightful new board books to add to your collection or give as baby gifts? Look no more. From adorable babies and doggies to trucks galore, we’ve got you covered! The Babies and Doggies Book When you stop and think about it, babies and doggies do many of
12 Mar 2015

Watch the Trailer for Stick and Stone, Illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld!

Watch this sweet book trailer for Stick and Stone—a story about kindness and friendship—by Beth Ferry, illustrated by New York Times bestselling illustrator Tom Lichtenheld and then share with a friend. After all, we all need a stick to our stone! When Stick rescues Stone from a prickly situation