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What were you doing on Saturday, January 24th, from noon to 4pm? Well, if you were like some of our Teen Board members, you were participating in the first National Readathon Day, and reading for four hours in a row!  
January 14, 2015

Studio Tour

On a Wednesday afternoon in late November, less than 20 minutes from my Brooklyn apartment, I dropped into a very special place where I found myself watching photographs of trains pop off the page in WAITING FOR THE CARS: Alfred A. Hart's Stereoscopic Views of the Central Pacific Railroad, 1863-1869, while LOCOMOTIVE author/illustrator and 2014 Caldecott winner Brian Floca explained the difference between stereoscopic and anaglyphic 3D images.
October 1, 2014

Miami Book Fair 2014

Posted by rebecca
Do any of you live in the Miami area, or plan to visit this sunny city in November? If so, be sure to visit the Miami Book Fair International from November 16th to the 23rd! The street fair opens on Friday the 21st and there will be more than 350 authors reading and discussing their work! Below is a list of the children's and YA authors who will be there. For more information, check out the Miami Book Fair's website, here. Katherine Applegate, THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN (HarperCollins) Jennifer Lynn Barnes, THE NATURALS (Scholastic) Brian "Box" Brown, ANDREW THE GIANT: Life and Legend (First Second) Soman Chainani, THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL #2: A World Without Princes (HarperCollins) Cinda Williams Chima, THE SORCERER HEIR (The Heir Chronicles) (Disney-Hyperion) Rachel Cohn, EMERGENT (A Beta Novel) (Disney-Hyperion) T. Cooper, CHANGERS BOOK ONE: Drew (Akashic) Marie Laure Cruschi, FULL SPEED AHEAD, How Fast Things Go! (Abrams Books for Young Readers) Farel Dalrymple, THE WRENCHIES (First Second) Angela DiTerlizzi, SOME BUGS (Simon and Schuster) Tony DiTerlizzi, THE ADVENTURES OF LUKE SKYWALKER JEDI KNIGHT (Disney-Hyperion), THE BATTLE FOR WONDLA (Simon and Schuster) Paul Durham, THE LUCK UGLIES (HarperCollins) Christopher John Farley (HarperCollins) Jessie Ann Foley, THE CARNIVAL AT BRAY (Elephant Rock Books) Michael Fry, THE ODD SQUAD (Disney-Hyperioin) Allison Glock-Cooper, CHANGERS BOOK ONE: Drew (Akashic) Laura Godwin, THE DOLL PEOPLE SET SAIL (Disney-Hyperion) Michael Grant, MESSENGER OF FEAR (HarperCollins) Ben Hatke, JULIA'S HOUSE FOR LOST CREATURES, THE RETURN OF ZITA THE SPACE GIRL (Roaring Book Press) Michelle Hodkin, THE RETRIBUTION OF MARA DYER (Simon and Schuster) Kazu Kibuishi, AMULET #6: Escape from Lucien (Scholastic) James Kochalka, THE GLORKIAN WARRIOR DELIVERS A PIZZA (First Second) Robin LaFevers, MORTAL HEART (His Fair Assassin Trilogy) (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) Melissa Marr, MADE FOR YOU (HarperCollins) Ann M. Martin, RAIN REIGN (Macmillan), THE DOLL PEOPLE SET SAIL (Disney-Hyperion) Brad Meltzer, I AM ALBERT EINSTEIN, I AM ROSA PARKS (Dial Books) Lydia Millet, PILLS AND STARSHIPS (Akashic) George O'Connor, IF I HAD A RAPTOR (Candlewick) Ridley Pearson, THE INSIDER (Kingdom Keepers Series #7) (Disney-Hyperion) Trevor Pryce, THE RAINBOW SERPENT: A Kulipari Novel (Amulet Books) Paige Rawl, POSITIVE: A Memoir (HarperCollins) Heidi Schulz, HOOK'S REVENGE (Disney-Hyperion) Ricardo "Liniers" Siri, MACANUDO #2 (Elephant Books), THE BIG WET BALLOON (Toon Books) Maggie Stiefvater, BLUE LILY, LILY BLUE (The Raven Cycle Book #3), SINNER (The Wolves of Mercy Falls #4) (Scholastic) Mariko Tamaki, THIS ONE SUMMER (First Second) Gaby Triana, SUMMER OF YESTERDAY (Simon and Schuster) Leslye Walton, THE STRANGE AND BEAUTIFUL SORROWS OF AVA LAVENDER (Candlewick) Tom Watson, STICK DOG CHASES A PIZZA (HarperCollins) Cynthia Zak, EL MAESTRO ERES TU: Respiramos Juntos (RaizdeDos)
We're so excited to be able to reveal the cover of Cory Putman Oakes' book DINOSAUR BOY, which hits shelves in February 2015! Read below to learn more about the awesome characters in DINOSAUR BOY --- which follows Sawyer, who grows 17 stegosaurus-like spikes down his back the summer before fifth grade --- and to see the eye-popping cover image!
August 11, 2014

The Evolution of Mouse

Mike Curato's debut picture book LITTLE ELLIOT, BIG CITY features a very small elephant --- and an even smaller mouse! Read Mike's guest post below to see just how Mouse found his way into this book, and to get a sneak peek at some early sketches of the character!
It was cold when Maya Angelou read her poem “On the Pulse of Morning” to the crowd assembled outside the Capital on January 20, 1993. The Arkansas native had been asked to write and deliver the poem by perhaps the most famous native son of Arkansas --- Bill Clinton.
This week, the world lost a literary great --- Gabriel García Márquez. The Latin American, multi-prize-winning author was 87 years old, and his legacy will carry on through his extremely elegant command of the written word.
Timmy Failure: Now Look What You’ve Done Stephan Pastis Candlewick 9780763660512 On sale now “When you lose hope, find it.” —Timmy Failure


Gandhi: My Life Is My Message Jason Quinn and Naresh Kumar Campfire March 4 9789380741222
Nemo: The Roses of Berlin Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill Top Shelf March 1 978-1-60309-320-0 Sixteen years ago, notorious science-brigand Janni Nemo journeyed into the frozen reaches of Antarctica to resolve her father's weighty legacy in a storm of madness and loss, barely escaping with her Nautilus and her life.