30 Jan 2015

A Valentine’s Day Book Perfect for Your Dearest

Love fairy tales? The Woodcutter Sisters series by Alethea Kontis provides that perfect fairy-tale mix of romance and adventure. And with Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we dare you not to fall for the newest book in this spellbinding series: Dearest. Learn more about all three titles below!
29 Jan 2015

Happy 100th to Bill Peet! Download the Bill Peet Activity Kit

January 29th was author and illustrator Bill Peet’s birthday. Today, let’s take a moment to remember Bill and celebrate his many accomplishments on the 100th anniversary of his birth. From Chester the Worldly Pig to Kermit the Hermit, Bill made an indelible mark on the world of children’s literature, creating characters
28 Jan 2015

Win Terry Pratchett’s New Book: Dragons at Crumbling Castle

Dragons at Crumbling Castle is a never-before-published collection of fourteen funny and inventive tales by acclaimed author Sir Terry Pratchett featuring a memorable cast of inept wizards, sensible heroes, and unusually adventuresome tortoises. An ideal introduction for young readers to this beloved author, Dragons at Crumbling Castle celebrates Pratchett’s
26 Jan 2015

Meet Bestselling Author Joelle Charbonneau and Get a Signed Copy of The Testing

Joelle Charbonneau is on tour this week to promote the paperback release of The Testing, the first book in her New York Times bestselling the Testing trilogy. Meet Joelle at the following events: Bellevue, WA University Bookstore Monday, January 26th at 6 PM San Francisco, CA Books Inc. Opera
26 Jan 2015

Tumblr Toasts Reblog Book Club Author Katie Coyle Tomorrow Night in NYC

PLEASE NOTE, this event has been canceled due to  severe weather conditions on the East Coast. Please visit Katie’s Tumblr page for updates. Calling all East Coasters — Celebrate patriarchy-smashing cheeseburger enthusiast Katie’s Coyle’s debut novel, already named one of Rolling Stone‘s best YA novels of all time, tomorrow night in New York
22 Jan 2015

2015 Edgar Awards Finalists Are Announced

This week in book news, finalists for the 2015 Edgar Awards were announced! Congrats to Kate Milford, author of Greenglass House, and Marcia Wells, author of Eddie Red Undercover: Mystery on Museum Mile, for their nominations in the juvenile category. The awards are sponsored by the Mystery Writers of America and honor
21 Jan 2015

Giveaways are fun — enter to win!

It’s cold outside. Instead of leaving the house, curl up with a free (woohoo!) copy of one of the following titles, compliments of HMH and Goodreads. Enter to win today. Goodreads Book Giveaway Dragons at Crumbling Castle by Terry Pratchett Giveaway ends February 15, 2015. See the giveaway details at
20 Jan 2015

Double Digit Is Now Available in Paperback!

Clueless meets Homeland in Double Digit by Annabel Monaghan. As a freshmen at MIT, Farrah “Digit” Higgins takes on classes and criminals in this sequel to A Girl Named Digit. Read an excerpt below! Double Digit by Annabel Monaghan by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt To say eighteen-year-old Digit is good
15 Jan 2015

School Library Journal’s Battle of the Kids’ Books Announces Its Contenders

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander has been selected as one of sixteen contenders in School Library Journal’s Battle of the Kids’ Books! School Library Journal’s Battle of the Kids’ Books is a competition among the very best books for young people of the year, judged by some of the
14 Jan 2015

A Simple Gingerbread Cookie Recipe Inspired by Gingerbread for Liberty!

We have just the thing for a cold winter day—a recipe for simple, but delicious gingerbread cookies in honor of the new picture book Gingerbread for Liberty!: How a German Baker Helped Win the American Revolution. First step, make sure you have all the ingredients: Second step, click on