20 Nov 2014

Ursula K. Le Guin Awarded Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters at the National Book Awards

At last night’s National Book Awards, Neil Gaiman presented Ursula K Leguin with the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. One of Literature’s most prestigious honors, the medal recognizes individuals who have made an exceptional impact on this country’s literary heritage. Le Guin is the twenty-seventh recipient of this prestigious award. To learn more, visit
19 Nov 2014

Celebrate the 80th Anniversary of Mary Poppins

The story begins with a nanny. A nanny carrying a magical carpetbag and an umbrella with a parrot for a handle. A nanny who blew into the life of the Banks family, changing it forever. Since Mary Poppins was first published in 1934, P. L. Travers’s creation has inspired
18 Nov 2014

Say Bonjour to Tiptop Cat

A curious cat plus a big fall leads to squashed confidence. How this cat bounces back will encourage readers everywhere to try, try again. Eye-catching art and crisp graphic paneling invite even the youngest of children to get back on their feet to explore the city’s rooftops alongside TipTop Cat
17 Nov 2014

Middle Grade Mania: Terrific New Titles for Tweens!

It’s time for Middle Grade Mania! Visit our website, where the spotlight is on great books for tweens. Check out our featured middle grade books or learn more about your favorite author. Teachers can download resources and guides, or get fun content. And if you need more great middle grade reads, check out our additional list
13 Nov 2014

Thanksgiving Mice! and Christmas Mice! Will Make Your Holidays Twice As Nice!

The holidays are fast approaching. What better gift for the little ones in your life than a holiday book that encourages developing literary skills? Thanksgiving Mice! and Christmas Mice! by Bethany Roberts, illustrated by Doug Cushman are now part of our Green Light Readers series for Level 1 beginners. Full
12 Nov 2014

Previews and giveaways: Dragons at Crumbling Castle by Terry Pratchett

Read an excerpt from Dragons at Crumbling Castle: And Other Tales by New York Times best-selling author Terry Pratchett below! Booksellers and reviewers can also request the e-galley via Edelweiss. Dragons at Crumbling Castle Excerpt by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt This never-before-published collection of fourteen funny and inventive tales by
11 Nov 2014

Veterans Day Read: Death Coming Up the Hill by Chris Crowe

Death Coming Up the Hill by award-winning author Chris Crowe portrays the momentous events of the year 1968—the escalating war in Vietnam, the explosive Democratic Convention in Chicago, the Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy assassinations, the menace of the draft, and rampant racism—as seen through the eyes of
10 Nov 2014

Embrace the Changing Season with Winter Bees & Other Poems of the Cold

In this collection of twelve poems by Newbery Honor Award winner Joyce Sidman, discover how the natural world prepares for the winter months and animals survive cold, snowy weather. Paired with stunning linoleum print illustrations by Rick Allen, Winter Bees & Other Poems of the Cold celebrates nature’s beauty
7 Nov 2014

Vivian Apple at the End of the World Book Trailer Debuts on MTV.com!

Visit MTV.com to watch the exclusive trailer reveal for Vivian Apple at the End of the World by Katie Coyle! Seventeen-year-old Vivian Apple never believed in the evangelical Church of America, unlike her recently devout parents. But when Vivian returns home the night after the supposed “Rapture,” two holes
6 Nov 2014

A Letter for Leo Celebrates the Lost Art of Letter Writing

Sergio Ruzzier’s inimitably quirky, dreamlike illustrations accompany the tender story of a mailman who yearns to get a letter himself in A Letter for Leo. The illustrator of Eve Bunting’s Tweak Tweak and Have You Seen My New Blue Socks? makes his Clarion debut as author/illustrator with a tender