1 Oct 2014

Kate Samworth is a Finalist for the first Kirkus Prize, Presented by Kirkus Reviews!

Yesterday, Kirkus Reviews announced the finalists for its first annual Kirkus Prize. Aviary Wonders Inc. by Kate Samworth is one of two picture books (six books total) nominated in the young readers’ category. For the full list of finalists, visit the Kirkus Reviews website. Winners will be announced at a ceremony in Austin,
30 Sep 2014

Why Do You Love Ivan the Shopping Mall Gorilla? Join the Conversation at #WeLoveIvan

Clarion Books invites fans to celebrate Ivan’s legacy by sharing the ways in which his true story inspires them! Tweet using #weloveivan or visit the We Love Ivan  page. Readers can join the conversation by sharing quotes, interviews, video, and original fan art related to Ivan at weloveivan.com/submit. Born in
29 Sep 2014

Watch the Five Little Monkeys Book Trailer!

It’s been 25 years since Eileen Christelow’s beloved Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed first delighted young readers. In honor of a quarter century of monkey business, we created this silly series book trailer. Whether they’re jumping on the bed, washing a car, or baking a cake, nothing
24 Sep 2014

Discover The Misadventures of Sweetie Pie by Chris Van Allsburg

Little Sweetie Pie longs to frolic in the great outdoors, and discover the world outside his cage.  But as a pet store hamster, life isn’t so fun and fancy free.  Poor Sweetie Pie…will he ever have the chance to feel the wind in his fur? Two-time Caldecott winner Chris
24 Sep 2014

YA Roundup: New In Paperback this Month!

Looking for your next YA book club read? We’ve got you covered with these exciting titles, new in paperback. Just pick your favorite genre and enjoy… Post-apocalyptic, Please The Shade of the Moon by Susan Beth Pfeffer is the fourth and final book in the best-selling teen series that
23 Sep 2014

Explore North Carolina and Washington State with Two New Books

Say hello to Mr. Geo, everybody’s favorite geography teacher. In the 50 States to Celebrate series by Marion Dane Bauer, illustrated by C. B. Canga, Mr. Geo explores new places, state by state. As he visits popular attractions, national parks, historic landmarks, sports stadiums, and more, newly-independent readers will
22 Sep 2014

Who says you’re too old for a coloring book? Not when it’s Shoes, Shoes, Shoes!

Calling all fashionistas and semi-professional doodlers. Entertainment Weekly recently featured Shoes, Shoes, Shoes: A Delightful Book of Imaginary Footwear for Coloring, Decorating, and Dreaming on it’s “Must List” and it’s not hard to see why. The whimsical and irreverent coloring book (for all ages!) features more than 100 original shoe designs by
19 Sep 2014

Celebrate Curiosity Day with Curious George!

Each year, fun-filled family-friendly celebrations occur in cites around the country. Visit your local bookstore or library on September 20th to celebrate Curiosity Day! View the list of Curiosity Day event locations. To create your own Curiosity Day at home or school, download the complete Curiosity Day Event Kit, which includes
18 Sep 2014

The Invention of the Ferris Wheel

Did you know the the Ferris wheel was invented by an American named George Ferris for the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair? Capturing an engineer’s creative vision and mind for detail, the new picture book Mr. Ferris and his Wheel sheds light on how Ferris defied gravity and seemingly impossible
17 Sep 2014

Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers Goodreads Giveaway Ends Today!

Hi all you His Fair Assassin fans. Can’t wait to get your hands on Mortal Heart, the third and  final book in the series? Well you may not have to wait until November after all. Goodreads is giving away 50 ARCs of the book this week. The contest ends