Friday, August 26, 2011


EVERY DAY ON EARTH by father-son team Matt and Steve Murrie has been named a Quick Pick by the Young Adult Library Services Association! Check out these great reviews for this highly informative and incredibly fun fact book:

"This is the kind of book I would have loved to have growing up...This is a perfect book to make learning fun!" --Rosemary's Reading Circle Blog

"It's an easy book to read and belongs out in the open around the house rather than on the bookshelf, because it's great for spot entertainment, or for breaking the ice at parties, or simply for reinforcing knowledge in oneself or one's kids." --New York Journal of Books

"It's the type of book I remember ADORING when I was 9 or 10 years old." --Mama Smiles Blog

Scholastic, August 2011

Friday, August 19, 2011

Discerning wolves agree: SECRETS OF THE WOLVES is great!

At her reading of SECRETS OF THE WOLVES in Berkeley, CA, author Dorothy Hearst brought along real wolves for the audience to meet and learn about. As you can see below, one wolf thought her book was so good he tried eating it!

SECRETS OF THE WOLVES is the second in The Wolf Chronicles trilogy, in which Hearst imagines a time 14,000 years ago when humans and wolves lived not so different lives, a time when they had to learn to cooperate and depend on one another in order to survive. Visit the author's website to learn more by clicking here!

"If you liked WATERSHIP DOWN, you must read PROMISE OF THE WOLVES." --Jean Auel, New York Times bestselling author

"A crackling foray into a dangerous past...Immediately absorbing...Hearst's keen interpretations of wolf behavior, senses, and sensibilities will enchant paranormal fans and animal lovers alike." --Publishers Weekly, on PROMISE OF THE WOLVES

"A vivid, enchanting tale of friendship, trust, and adventure, good Tolkien-esque ingredients." --Kirkus Reviews, on PROMISE OF THE WOLVES

Simon & Schuster, August 2011

Friday, August 5, 2011

Upcoming titles already receiving excellent reviews

September will see the release of New York Times bestselling author Mary McGarry Morris's LIGHT FROM A DISTANT STAR and standout debut author Stephen Wetta's IF JACK'S IN LOVE. Check out the phenomenal press these novels have already begun accumulating!

"Morris offers a timeless and timely look at small town life, as seen by wise, verbose...thirteen-year-old heroine Nellie Peck...Morris's page-turner (which evokes TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD) will...send new readers searching for her earlier titles." --Publisher's Weekly

Crown, September 2011

"Deftly, Wetta illuminats the gulf between the innocence of age 12 and the realizations that arise at 13...At turns unsparing, tender, and disturbing when it comes to rivalry and the nuances of love versus obligation, this is no typical bildungsroman. That Jack emerges from a crucible determined never to look back is unsurprising; it is the path leading him to this conclusion that is intelligently, wonderfully conceived." --Publishers Weekly

Amy Einhorn Books/Penguin, September 2011