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
8 Jul 2016

Weekend Read: Mirage

Looking for a fast-paced YA read? In Mirage, Seventeen-year-old Ryan Poitier Sharpe is a gutsy, outgoing girl who spends her summer days hurling herself out of planes at her parents’ skydiving center in the Mojave Desert. Fiercely independent and willing to take risks, she challenges those around her to live
6 Jul 2016

Great New Bedtime Reads!

This fall, we have an all-star line up of great bedtime reads from award-winning authors and illustrators. Here are three that we are particularly excited about: Before Morning Just this once, schedules are swept aside as a too busy world suddenly revels in the freedom and peace of the
4 Jul 2016

Happy Pub Week: Agatha Parrot!

  Meet Agatha Parrot, the irresistible star—and narrator—of the first in a series of very funny illustrated novels! In, Agatha Parrot and the Odd Street School Ghost, a mysterious bell tolls at night and a glowing face is seen in a distant window—is Odd Street School haunted? Agatha and her gang of friends
30 Jun 2016

Seven Shark Books Kids Will Sink Their Teeth Into

We’re in the midst of Shark Week, and with that in mind, we thought we’d share some of our favorite books about our finned friends that will have you diving back into reading! Swimming with Hammerhead Sharks By Kenneth Mallory Did you know hammerheads travel in schools during the day,