28 Aug 2014

Happy Birthday to Allen Say!

Beloved children’s book author and illustrator Allen Say celebrates his birthday on August 28th! Say was awarded the Caldecott Medal for Grandfather’s Journey and also received a Caldecott Honor and Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for his illustrations in The Boy of the Three-Year Nap. He currently lives in Portland, Oregon,
27 Aug 2014

Leif Ericson, Christopher Columbus, Sacajawea and more in Lives of the Explorers

“To discover new countries, to climb the highest peaks, to travel through new areas of celestial space, to turn our searchlights upon domains of eternal darkness, that is what makes life worth living.” —Auguste Piccard You might know that Marco Polo traveled the Silk Road, Lewis and Clark headed west
26 Aug 2014

The Lightning Dreamer by Margarita Engle Wins the 2014 Pen Center Award for Children’s and YA Literature!

We’re proud to announce The Lightning Dreamer by Margarita Engle is the winner of the 2014 Pen Center Award for Children’s and YA Literature. Visit the Pen Center USA website for more information on the award and its winners. Congratulations, Margarita! About the Book: “I find it so easy to forget / that I’m
26 Aug 2014

Greenglass House by Kate Milford is a Parents Magazine Best Book of the Year Nominee

On sale today! It’s wintertime at Greenglass House. The creaky smuggler’s inn is always quiet during this season, and twelve-year-old Milo, the innkeepers’ adopted son, plans to spend his holidays relaxing. But on the first icy night of vacation, out of nowhere, the guest bell rights. Then rings again.
25 Aug 2014

Cover Reveal: Undertow by best-selling author Michael Buckley

Author Michael Buckley recently revealed the cover for his new YA novel, Undertow, on his blog. If you’ve ever wondered what goes into a book jacket’s design, check out this fascinating “Biography of a Book Cover” post. It offers a behind-the-scenes look at how a photograph in the New York
21 Aug 2014

Back-to-School Book of the Day: Small Blue and the Deep Dark Night

Children’s imaginations can often get the best of them. Whether it’s a fear of the dark or of school, Small Blue and the Deep Dark Night by Jon Davis will help show kids that the unknown doesn’t need to be scary. When Small Blue wakes up in the middle
20 Aug 2014

Back-to-School Book of the Day: Iris and Walter: Substitute Teacher

What a surprise! Grandpa is the substitute teacher in this Level 3 Green Light Reader edition of the award-winning Iris and Walter series by Elissa Haden Guest, illustrated by Christine Davenier. The first book in the series, Iris and Walter, was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year,
19 Aug 2014

Back-to-School Book of the Day: Martha Speaks: Teacher’s Pet

This chapter book based on PBS’s popular TV show Martha Speaks features two back-to-school stories by Susan Meddaugh, plus a glossary and activities. In the first story, T. D. adds Martha’s name to the substitute teacher list at Wagstaff Elementary, but not even he expects a talking dog to
18 Aug 2014

Back-to-School Book of the Day: Favorite Stories from Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa: School Days

It’s back-to-school week here at the HMH Books for Young Readers blog! Each day we’ll feature great school-related titles to help students, educators, and parents get in the right mindset for the start of the school year (Either that or we can all sign a petition to extend summer
15 Aug 2014

The Giver In Theaters Today!

Pinch us! It’s August 15th, which means the film adaptation of The Giver by Lois Lowry is finally out in theaters! We’ve been waiting all summer to see this film and today is the day. Judging from the star-studded premiere in New York City on Monday night, there is