4 May 2016

Books for Moms and Kids to Share this Mother’s Day

Celebrate Mother’s Day with these favorites, now in paperback! Only You by Robin Cruise, illustrated by Margaret Chodos-Irvine “A stellar effort.” –School Library Journal Every adult who loves a child knows how deep and rich that love can be. Little ones are lovable on the outside, with their tiny
2 May 2016

A Conversation with Bestselling Memoirist Firoozeh Dumas

Discover the novel People magazine calls ”Insightful, sobering, and hilarious.” It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel by Firoozeh Dumas mines the author’s personal history as an immigrant growing up in Newport Beach, California during the Iranian Revolution. We recently chatted with Firoozeh about her thoughts on diversity in children’s lit, weaving
29 Apr 2016

Squeeze the Day with Gator Dad by Brian Lies!

From the New York Times bestselling author-illustrator of Bats at the Beach, comes a new picture book that celebrates the special bond between father and child. Inspired by his own years as a stay-at-home dad, Brian Lies wrote Gator Dad as an ode to dads and their kids making
29 Mar 2016

Sneak Peek: New YA Thriller by Jeff Hirsch

Black River Falls is a gripping YA novel from bestselling author, Jeff Hirsch that will be on sale July 5! In this fast-paced work of speculative fiction,  an entire town has been robbed of its memories—and its humanity. But there is one teenage boy who remembers it all. Seventeen-year-old Cardinal has escaped the virus
23 Mar 2016

Beware the Grumpasaurus!

Have you ever met a Grumpasaurus? I bet you have. In fact, you may even have one in your own home. Want to know what makes them tick? This handy guide, meticulously researched and lovingly illustrated, tells you everything you need to know. Above all they should be handled
17 Mar 2016

The 2016 Picture Book Parade!

CONTEST!: ENTER TO WIN a full set of Picture Book Parade books for your library, bookstore, or classroom! Click here to enter! We know you love picture books. So do we! That’s why we’re celebrating picture books all spring long with a Picture Book Parade. Follow our social media links for behind-the-scenes
16 Mar 2016

Sneak Peek: Maybe Something Beautiful

In this exuberant picture book about transformation through art, Mira lives in a gray urban community until a muralist arrives and, along with his paints and brushes, brings color, joy, and hope to the neighborhood. Based on the true story of the Urban Art Trail in San Diego, California, Maybe
1 Mar 2016

New Books Releasing Today

Happy book birthday to these new titles releasing in hardcover today! PICTURE BOOKS  What night sounds do you hear as you fall asleep? Cricket Song by Anne Hunter evokes the sounds and animals of the night and shows how two children on different continents are connected by all that
25 Feb 2016

Must Have YA Books for Spring

    The Addictive Thriller For fans of We Were Liars and The Girl on the Train comes a chilling, addictive, compulsive read about a teenage girl who wakes up in a hospital bed and cannot remember the last six weeks of her life, including the accident that killed her best friend–only what
24 Feb 2016

Drowned City Named a Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist

Finalists for the 36th annual L.A. Times Book Prize were announced yesterday. A big congrats to HMH author Don Brown and his graphic novel Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans, a finalist in the young adult category! See all five finalists in the Young Adult Literature category below and