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,
29 Jun 2016

Survival Tips for Black River Falls

In Black River Falls, the gripping new YA novel from bestselling author, Jeff Hirsch, an entire town has been robbed of its memories—and its humanity. But there is one teenage boy who remembers it all. We asked the author for some survival tips and here’s what he sent us: Hoping to
24 Jun 2016

Weekend Read: How It Ends

Looking for a great YA weekend read? Look no further! How It Ends by Catherine Lo is hot off the press, and a great way to kick off the first weekend of summer. Here’s a bit about the book: There are two sides to every story. It’s friends-at-first-sight for
20 Jun 2016

The Bad Decisions Playlist Playlist

Michael Rubens, author of the upcoming Bad Decisions Playlist (on sale in August) has put together an awesome playlist to kick off your summer. Read a bit about the book below, and listen to the full playlist here. Sixteen-year-old Austin is always messing up and then joking his way