29 Jun 2015

Fourth of July Books for Kids

Celebrate the Fourth with these fun books for young readers! Crankee Doodle by Tom Angleberger, illustrated by Cece Bell Ages 4 – 8 “Yankee Doodle went to town / a-riding on a pony / stuck a feather in his hat / and called it macaroni.” Many know the song “Yankee
26 Jun 2015

Sneak Peek: Read an Excerpt from Whippoorwill

In Whippoorwill by Joseph Monninger, two New Hampshire teenagers fall into an unlikely relationship as they come together to save a mistreated dog. Sixteen-year-old Clair Taylor has neighbors who are what locals call whippoorwills, the kind of people who fill their yards with rusty junk. Clair tries to ignore her surroundings,
24 Jun 2015

Visit the HMH Booth at ALA to Meet Newbery Medalist Kwame Alexander and More!

The American Library Association (ALA) conference starts tomorrow and HMH has an all-star lineup of authors and illustrators signing in our booth, including this year’s Newbery Medalist Kwame Alexander and Caldecott Honor Winner Lauren Castillo. Kwame will sign on Sunday, June 28th from 10:30 – 11:30 AM and on Monday,
22 Jun 2015

Introducing Dav Pilkey’s New Green Light Readers Series: Big Dog and Little Dog

From the incomparably funny mind of Dav Pilkey (you might know him from a little series he created called Captain Underpants!) come the first two adventures in a new Green Light Readers series: Big Dog and Little Dog and Big Dog and Little Dog Going for a Walk. With
19 Jun 2015

Which Western Do You Belong In? Take the Quiz Here!

When Kate Thompson’s father is killed by the notorious Rose Riders for a mysterious journal that reveals the secret location of a gold mine, the eighteen-year-old disguises herself as a boy and takes to the gritty plains looking for answers and justice in Vengeance Road, a new YA western
17 Jun 2015

Celebrate Father’s Day with Books About Dads

Fathers everywhere, we salute you! While your kids may love reading about knights, ninjas, astronauts and secret agents, at the end of the day, you’re their real-life superheros. In honor of you, we’ve compiled a list of some dad-worthy picture books sure to make story time special this Father’s
15 Jun 2015

Find Out Why Picture Book Creator Cece Bell is a Grammar Nut

Grammar. Some of us love it. Others loathe it. And then there’s Cece Bell, who simply has fun with it in her new picture book I Yam a Donkey—available wherever books are sold tomorrow, June 16th! We sat down to talk to Cece and, like her book, the results
11 Jun 2015

2015 Américas Award goes to Margarita Engle

Margarita Engle, author of Silver People: Voices from the Panama Canal is a winner of this year’s 2015 Américas Award, along with Duncan Tonatiuh, author of Separate is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez & Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation by  published by Abrams Books.The award links the Americas to reach beyond geographic borders,
9 Jun 2015

Meet Anne Heltzel, author of Charlie, Presumed Dead

Pick up a copy of this week’s Entertainment Weekly (on newsstands now!) for book recs on “10 Great Summer Thrillers” perfect for the beach, including Charlie, Presumed Dead. And get to know a little more about the book and its author, Anne Heltzel, below! Anne will appear at Wellesley Books Wednesday, June 10th
8 Jun 2015

Science Meets Adventure with The Call of the Osprey

“If you want to learn about contamination of rivers, just ask the osprey.”  Author Dorothy Hinshaw Patent and photographer William Muñoz show the efforts of scientists who are doing just that with a long-term study of the osprey outside Butte, Montana, in one of the largest Superfund sites in the