Join us in celebrating A Feast for Joseph by Terry Farish and OD Bonny, illustrated by Ken Daley. This beautiful book tells the story of Joseph as he tries to settle into life in Maine after leaving the Kyangwali Refugee Camp in Uganda. Always a tough critic, Kirkus calls this one a “wonderful book that humanizes refugees through a focus on joy in everyday life.” Pick it up, today!
Join us in welcoming The Other Side of Luck by Ginger Johnson into the world! In this fantasy, Una and Julian both long to enter the magister populi’s contest to find the elusive Silva Flower. Each thinks that winning this contest could bring answers to their long unanswered prayers. Will they find the flower or will they find something even better?
Accolades have been pouring in:
“Johnson’s lyrical novel . . . tenderly depicts growing friendship.” —Publishers Weekly
“Charming . . . the book undertakes a delicate exploration of family ties and belonging.” —Foreword Reviews
“. . . a captivating feast for the senses. Johnson describes sights, smells and sounds in exquisite detail . . . . Immersive and sensitive, The Other Side of Luck will be enjoyed by middle grade fantasy readers in search of a story full of magic and heart.” —BookPage
See details about Ginger’s Book Launch at her website: https://www.gingerjohnsonbooks.com/
Join us in celebrating After The Ink Dries, the YA debut novel by Cassie Gustafson. After The Ink Dries tackles heavy themes like sexual assault, suicidal ideation and bullying in a nuanced multi-viewpoint novel with gorgeous illustrations. Find Cassie in person or online at the following events!
March ushered in another Book Birthday! Gaze upon Once Upon Another Time by Matt Forrest Esenwine illustrated by Andres F. Landazabal. What did the critics have to say about this lovely outing?
“Beautiful images of long ago come together with lyrical text to transport readers to a past that is almost forgotten but that we would benefit to remember…a necessary addition to picture-book collections.”
Find or request it wherever books are sold and be sure to check out Matt’s website for details on blog tour and author visits.
Spearheaded by Marek Bennett and Julia Doucet, The Most Costly Journey is an amazing project that showcases the stories of migrant farm workers from Vermont. The stories are told by the farm workers and illustrated by New England cartoonists. This is the first time that these stories will be available in English. Please check out and support this wonderful project if you can.
It’s here! It’s here! A lovely middle grade novel full of heart, magic and mystery. Join Erin Bowman in launching her first middle grade novel, tonight, online at Gibson’s Bookstore. Register for the event, here.
Besides being an author, Erin E. Moulton is a teen librarian. Most of her creative content can be found at the Derry Library.
Every Tuesday and Thursday at 2pm, you can find a writing prompt (#Derrywrites) via the Derry Public Library Youtube Channel.
She teams up twice monthly with super librarian, Courtney Wason, for Teen Title Talk: The Podcast where two librarians discuss two YA books every two weeks.
And finally, for those interested in old newspapers and archives, you can access her Mystery Monday Feature, each week, from the Digital DPL main page.
Stay home and stay creative!
We were thrilled to spot our own Cassie Gustafson in last month’s PW. Look for this intriguing new voice in YA, coming 2021!
Who doesn’t LOVE a read-aloud? Join David Elliott as he reads Evangeline Mudd from start to finish. Watching David read one of his own books is even better than listening to an audiobook! Enjoy!