12 06, 2018

It’s Aliiiiiive! And This Year, Our Summer Reader Poll Is All About Horror : NPR

By |2018-06-12T16:55:22+00:00June 12th, 2018|Books|0 Comments

NPR is running it's summer reader poll, and this time, it's about the scariest books you've read. I'm nominating DARKDEEP, a new series by Ally Condie and Brendan Reichs. UNCANNY has received nominations, too, I'm told. [Not that I'm hinting or anything. :) ] So what scares you? Besides clowns, I mean, because everyone is scared of clowns. Use the

9 06, 2018

Free Webinar: Lee & Low Books 2018 Showcase

By |2018-06-09T13:44:37+00:00June 9th, 2018|Books|0 Comments

Want a sneak-peak of future Lee&Low books? They're hosting a free online showcase. Psst. Writers out there--this is a great way to see how editors pitch books that they are passionate about. Join Lee & Low Books editors for a showcase of our 2018 books! Whether you’re a parent, teacher, librarian, or bookseller, this webinar will help you discover great

27 05, 2018

Olga Tokarczuk Takes the 2018 Man Booker International Prize Winner

By |2018-05-27T19:14:32+00:00May 27th, 2018|Books|0 Comments

Not everything gets lost in translation: The 2018 Man Booker International Prize Winner is FLIGHTS by Olga Tokarczuk, translated from the Polish by Jennifer Croft. The £50,000 prize, which celebrates the finest works of translated fiction from around the world, has been divided equally between the author and translator.Source: Announcing the 2018 Man Booker International Prize Winner

26 05, 2018

6 Picture Books: Castles in the Sand | SLJ Spotlight | School Library Journal

By |2018-05-26T19:25:12+00:00May 26th, 2018|Books|0 Comments

Ready for summer? To feel the sand between your toes? How about sand between the pages? These beachy summer picture books will start your vacation early. Nothing says summer like an outing to the beach. Sun-kissed hours spent swimming and splashing in the surf, exploring tidepools, picnicking or napping under an umbrella, hunting for shells, and, ofSource: 6 Picture Books:

25 05, 2018

Cynsations: Guest Interview: Editor Emma Ledbetter & Writer Zoë Armstrong on Picture Books & SCBWI’s Bologna Manuscript Contest

By |2018-05-25T23:28:27+00:00May 25th, 2018|Books|0 Comments

A great interview about the very fun Dueling Illustrators contest at Bologna each year, as well as the manuscript contest it launched. Source: Cynsations: Guest Interview: Editor Emma Ledbetter & Writer Zoë Armstrong on Picture Books & SCBWI's Bologna Manuscript Contest

24 05, 2018

Random House Children’s to Publish Book by Parkland Students

By |2018-05-24T22:20:36+00:00May 24th, 2018|Books|0 Comments

Looking forward to reading this when it comes out. It's a rare chance for kids to get to tell their stories in in their own voices. Crown Books for Young Readers will publish an anthology by and about students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.Source: Random House Children’s to Publish Book by Parkland Students

24 05, 2018

Tributes Pour In for Richard Peck | School Library Journal

By |2018-05-24T22:07:52+00:00May 24th, 2018|Books|0 Comments

Richard Peck was one of the first writers I met when I joined the YA community in 1996. We spoke many times over the next couple of decades, and he was always as he was the first time we met--gracious, kind, witty, and welcoming. To say he will be missed is an understatement. If you never knew him as a

23 05, 2018

Starting with a Pop-Up, a School Library Grows in Denver | School Library Journal

By |2018-05-23T22:19:41+00:00May 23rd, 2018|Books|0 Comments

Who says teens don't read? This article shows us once again that if you bring books, readers will show up. “We don’t have a library.”I was in a meeting with Karen Powell, principal of Montbello Career and Technical High School in Denver, CO. I had just told her about my new district-wide Diverse Books Source: Starting with a Pop-Up, a

6 10, 2016

National Book Award Finalists for Young People’s Literature

By |2016-10-06T17:51:30+00:00October 6th, 2016|Books|0 Comments

The committee for the NBA for Young People's Literature has released is short list: Kate DiCamillo, Raymie Nightingale John Lewis, Andrew Aydin & Nate Powell, March: Book Three Grace Lin, When the Sea Turned to Silver Jason Reynolds, Ghost Nicola Yoon, The Sun Is Also a Star In addition, YA/children's author Jacqueline Woodson made the shortlist for the general award