We were thrilled to spot our own Cassie Gustafson in last month’s PW. Look for this intriguing new voice in YA, coming 2021!
We’re always elated when we spot a familiar face in PW’s Childrens Bookshelf Rights Report. Congrats to David Elliott on the sale of this wonderful new picture book manuscript, Red Big. Look for it in 2022!
The American Library in Paris Book Award celebrates books written and published in English about France or the French. We’re so elated to see Voices: The Final Hours of Joan of Arc by David Elliott on the short list. Read this lovely write up in the Concord Monitor to hear more about what David was up to when he got the call and keep an eye out in November for coverage of the final announcements!
Join us in welcoming Erin Bowman’s latest! Immunity, the riveting sequel to Contagion, continues the story of survivors of a brutal planetary outbreak. Have they seen the worst or is the worst yet to come?
Sci-Fi superstar Amie Kaufman called it “gripping, thrilling and terrifying in equal measures.” Who doesn’t want that?
Keep a close eye on Erin’s event page to catch her in person!
A familiar face greeted us in last week’s Rights Report. Congrats to Erin Bowman on her sale of Piper, Invisible, a middle grade full of mystery, magic and family. This one is coming at you in summer of 2020.
NH Cartoonist, Marek Bennett, is kickstarting his latest book, The Civil War Diary of Freeman Colby Vol.2.
Freeman Colby Vol 1 was dubbed a YALSA Great Graphic Novel For Teens in 2017. We’re excited to see what is in store for this next installment.
Huge congrats to Lita Judge who has been longlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway medal. This award is like the prestigious Caldecott medal except across the pond, in England. Three cheers for Lita.
The coolest thing happened! Dr. Carla Hayden, the librarian of congress, continued the tradition of reading children a holiday story in the Thomas Jefferson Building’s Great Hall. This year, she read a few books to commemorate the winter holidays. One was very familiar to us! Santa’s Underwear: A Visit from Saint Nicholas by Marty Rhodes Figley and illustrated by our own Marty Kelley. Go Marty! You’re so famous! Read more about the event and its history here.
Adi Rule, author of Strange Sweet Song and Hidden Twin has a new book deal! Adi is writing a middle grade novel for scholastic called Hearts of Ice, hitting bookshelves in September of 2019. See what her agent has to say:
HEARTS OF ICE is a true winter wonderland of a read, starring a girl who has grown up believing she is an only child. Everything changes when she discovers that not only does she have a sister—a twin!—but the girls were born in another magical, wintery world. And now? That world is out to get them back.
This incredible page-turner was sold to Mallory Kass at Scholastic Press, and is hitting shelves in September 2019. Huge congratulations, Adi!
We cannot wait!
This past week, Erin E. Moulton donated upwards of $2,000 to charities that support sexual violence survivors. This book, written by 25 philanthropic survivors, is working to help educate more people about juvenile sexual violence within the pages of a book and providing tangible monetary aid in reality. Kickass!