30 Oct 2014

Gabriel’s Clock is Ticking and Time is Running Out!

Monsters, angels, demons, a couple of loyal gargoyles, and a talking cat … Gabriel’s Clock by Hilton Pashley is a swashbuckling middle grade fantasy perfect for Halloween, and all year round. Jonathan Smith thinks he’s a regular twelve-year-old living a normal life in England with his parents. His first clue
29 Oct 2014

Three Roars for Dinosaurs! Introducing The Great Big Dinosaur Treasury.

While dinosaurs may be extinct, in the imaginations of young readers they roam wild and free. The Great Big Dinosaur Treasury will inspire kids’ creativity and satisfy their curiosity. This hardcover collection includes eight picture books as well as a bonus downloadable dino party kit, featuring invitations, thank-you notes,
28 Oct 2014

Take a Cue from Johnny Mutton and Dress as a Runny Nose for Halloween!

“Before there was Babymouse or the Wimpy Kid, before Dragonbreath or Big Nate, there was a baby sheep on (human) Momma Mutton’s front step.” —Kirkus Reviews  “Fans of Dav Pilkey’s work will eagerly embrace the laugh-aloud antics of Johnny Mutton.” —School Library Journal  Talk about the black sheep in the family! Not
27 Oct 2014

Halloween Books for All Ages!

Get ready for Halloween with a book (or more!) a day. From silly to spooky, these seasonal favorites will delight the little ghosts and goblins in your life. For picture book readers: Strike up the band, the bats are back!  Bats in the Band by Brian Lies is the follow-up to
24 Oct 2014

Kate Samworth Wins First-ever Kirkus Prize for Young People’s Literature

Recently, we shared the good news that Aviary Wonders Inc. by Kate Samworth was nominated for the first-ever Kirkus Prize, a new literary award that honors the best in fiction, nonfiction, and young people’s literature. Today, we can share even bigger and better news—Kate won! Kate Samworth was awarded the Kirkus
23 Oct 2014

Previews and Giveaways: Hellhole by Gina Damico

Loved Gina Damico’s grim-reapers-gone-wild Croak trilogy? Get into the Halloween spirit with something brand new, but just as darkly funny — Hellhole. Max Kilgore has accidentally unleashed a devil—and now the big, evil oaf is living in his basement. If Max doesn’t meet the devil’s demands (which include providing unlimited junk food and a hot tub), everyone
22 Oct 2014

The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau Named a Teens’ Top Ten Winner!

This week, YALSA announced its Teens’ Top Ten list and The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau is #7. Congrats, Joelle! Teens’ Top Ten is a “teen choice” list, where readers ages 12 – 18 nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year. The Hunger Games actress Willow Sheilds
21 Oct 2014

Introducing Robert Lipsyte’s New Novel, The Twin Powers

Can half-alien twin brothers save their home planets from destruction? Find out in The Twin Powers by award-winning writer Robert Lipsyte. Perfect for readers ages 10 – 14, this stand-alone sequel to The Twinning Project (new in paperback!) has plenty of boy and reluctant reader appeal. Thirteen-year-old twins Tom and Eddie
20 Oct 2014

The Award-winning Scientists in the Field Series Harnesses Ocean Power in The Next Wave

From acclaimed Scientists in the Field author Elizabeth Rusch comes the electrifying story of the scientists and engineers who are working to transform ocean waves into electricity that energizes our lives. Journey to the wave-battered coast of the Pacific Northwest in The Next Wave: The Quest to Harness the Power of the
17 Oct 2014

Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla Debuts on the New York Times Best Sellers List!

Congratulations to Katherine Applegate and G. Brian Karas! Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla debuts on the The New York Times Best Sellers List the week of October 26th. Born in central Africa, Ivan was captured as a baby and brought to a mall in Tacoma, Washington to attract shoppers. Gradually, public