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Category Archives: News Tidbits

The New York Times Book Review Features Rani Patel in Full Effect in the Latest in Realistic Fiction for Young Adults!

  Rani Patel in Full Effect was recently reviewed in The New York Times Book Review! The YA novel follows heroine Rani Patel, a young 16-year-old Indian woman who loves to rap. After catching her father with a woman barely … Continue reading

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CAT IN THE NIGHT in School Library Journal!

Madeleine Dunphy’s beautiful and educational book Cat in the Night (By Madeleine Dunphy; Illustrated by Joshua S. Brunet; 9780988330368; Web of Life Children’s Book; Trade Cloth, Picture Book; $16.95) has received a glowing review in School Library Journal! Cat in the … Continue reading

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NCIBA Discovery Show in San Francisco

We will be representing at the Northern California Independent Booksellers Association Discovery Show on October 27th and 28th– two days packed with education, authors, rep picks, publisher exhibits, and camaraderie! Check out the full schedule of events here!

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Four Children’s Books for National Bullying Prevention Month

October is National Bullying Prevention Month, a world-wide effort to unite communities and raise awareness about bullying prevention, and this year marks the 10th anniversary of this campaign! Here are four books that champion the message of kindness, inclusion, and … Continue reading

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Check out The Treasure of Barracuda!

The Treasure of Barracuda (By Llanos Martinez Campos; Illustrated by Julia Sarda; 9781939775146; Little Pickle Press; Trade Cloth; $15.95) is an enchanting romp about sailing through the seas with a band of rugged pirates… who don’t know how to read. … Continue reading

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NATIONAL BOOK AWARD NONFICTION FINALIST
NATIONAL BOOK AWARD NONFICTION FINALIST

Nation Books is absolutely thrilled to announce that Ibram X. Kendi’s STAMPED FROM THE BEGINNING has officially been named a Nonfiction Finalist for the 2016 National Book Awards! “Stamped from the Beginning is a history of how racist ideas are built, … Continue reading

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Our Children’s Publishers Are Heading to the Movies

Publishers Weekly has highlighted Annick Press, Groundwood Books, and Owlkids Books in an article about Canadian children’s publishers extending their reach into television and movie adaptations in both Canada and the US! “Annick Press is celebrating its 40th anniversary this … Continue reading

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The Island Gets a PW Star!

The Island by Olivia Levez (9781780748597; Oneworld; Trade Paper; $9.95) has received a STARRED review in Publishers Weekly! “Levez’s debut captures the emotional journey of 16-year-old Frances Stanton, one of a plane full of British juvenile delinquents and camp staffers … Continue reading

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Searching for the Meaning of It All at the Oxford English Dictionary
Searching for the Meaning of It All at the Oxford English Dictionary

In The Word Detective, author John Simpson, tells a story that is at once deeply personal and part of the larger story of a fundamental shift in how we share information. Great write up and author Q&A in Maximum Shelf … Continue reading

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Seasons of the Bear: A Yosemite Story

Seasons of the Bear: A Yosemite Story (by Ginger Wadsworth, Illustrated by Daniel San Souci; 9781930238664; Yosemite Conservancy; Trade Cloth, Picture Book; $15.95) is a sweet new story following a mother bear and her newborn cubs living in Yosemite National Park. … Continue reading

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