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.
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.
Happy Book Birthday to In the Woods written by David Elliott and illustrated by Rob Dunlavey! This beautifully illustrated picture book in verse celebrates woodland creatures from the “stealthy bobcat” to the “dignified bear.” Would pair well with a walk in the woods, a picnic and a story time.
Publishers Weekly called it “pleasant and gently funny.”
On bookshelves today!
Welcome to Goodnight Bubbala by Sheryl Haft and illustrated by NHs own Jill Weber. Does this book have a familiar feel? That’s because it’s a lovely spin on Goodnight Moon, but instead of hushing and quiet, we are met with a lively Hannukah celebration. Bonus: This includes a recipe for Potato Latkes from Ina Garten herself. Sign me up!
Publishers Weekly gives it a wonderful write up in its Holiday Gift Guide.
Find Goodnight Bubbala wherever books are sold.
Join us in welcoming Same Way Ben, by Maryann Cocca-Leffler, into the world. Ben loves everything to be the same everyday, but when a substitute teacher arrives and shakes things up, Ben’s world gets turned upside down.
This warm picture book is perfect for young readers who are trying to acclimate to the new school year ….or any child who struggles with change.