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Category Archives: News Tidbits

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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The Peculiar Haunting of Thelma Bee — In Stores Now!

Debut author Erin Petti’s quirky ghost story, The Peculiar Haunting of Thelma Bee (9781938063725, Illustrated by Kris Aro McLeod, Mighty Media, Trade Cloth, $16.99), is in stores now! Eleven-year-old budding scientist Thelma Bee has adventure in her blood. But she … Continue reading

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Discover Harlan and Win Books for Your Book Club!
Discover Harlan and Win Books for Your Book Club!

As the summer winds down, we’re excited for many things: school starting, cooler weather, and the return of our regular book clubs. Nothing’s better than sharing a cool afternoon with friends, food and drink, while talking about that hard-to-put-down book. … Continue reading

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Creston Books ABA Profile

Creston Books has been featured in the American Booksellers Association’s Small Press Profile! This profile covers the birth of Creston Books, Marissa Moss’s role as publisher, and its recent and upcoming titles. Check out the whole article here! “Creston Books, … Continue reading

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I Wish My Teacher Knew-
I Wish My Teacher Knew-

August 31, 2016  New York Times “Well” column about Kyle Schwartz’s I WISH MY TEACHER KNEW made yesterday’s New York Times daily “Briefing” email and is currently the paper’s #1 most viewed story! September 1, 2016 USA Today just posted … Continue reading

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Willa’s Roaring Comeback

Willa Havisham, the titular heroine of Coleen Murtagh Paratore’s The Wedding Planner’s Daughter series (Simon & Schuster) is returning, but to a new publishing house: Little Pickle Press! Roar Like a Girl (9781939775078, Trade Paper, $9.95). is the first installment … Continue reading

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INVISIBLE MAN, GOT THE WHOLE WORLD WATCHING: A Young Black Man’s Education
INVISIBLE MAN, GOT THE WHOLE WORLD WATCHING: A Young Black Man’s Education

One of the country’s most prominent young writers on race delivers an unflinching account of what it means to be a young black man in America today, and how the existing script for black manhood is being rewritten in one … Continue reading

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Annick, Groundwood, and Owlkids in SLJ!

Annick Press, Groundwood, and Owlkids Books have been featured in a School Library Journal article highlighting diversity in Canadian children’s book publishing! This article focuses on diversity and “the inclusivity of—and the collaboration between—the publishing industry and public libraries in … Continue reading

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Maxwell the Monkey Barber Book Trailer!

Cale Atkinson has developed an adorable 8-bit book trailer for Maxwell the Monkey Barber (Atkinson; 9781771471039; Owlkids Books; Trade Cloth, Picture Book; $16.95) over at All the Wonders! Check it out here, along with an interview about Cale’s creative process … Continue reading

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