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By December 13, 2018 0 Comments Read More →


As indicated by the subtitle, Sara O’Leary’s Owls Are Good at Keeping Secrets isn’t your typical abecedary. While children will recognize many of the animals introducing letters of the alphabet (alligators for A, foxes for F, giraffes for G), others such as iguanas and meerkats may be exciting and new. Through his illustrations, Jacob Grant expertly highlights another […]

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Tomi Adeyemi’s debut novel, which already has a movie deal in the works, is a feast for fantasy lovers. A world stripped of magic, a people feared and oppressed, and a ruthless king create the foundation for Zélie’s story. Her quest to avenge her mother’s death and return magic to her people will keep readers […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: WHAT IF…

With stunning textures and lyrical storytelling, this tale of a young girl with an insatiable creativity will inspire any creator who peruses its pages. Samantha Berger and Mike Curato collaborate to give life to a protagonist who daydreams how she would express her creativity if, say, she no longer had a pencil. She could certainly […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: THE FOX AND THE WILD

Clive McFarland’s The Fox and the Wild (Candlewick/Templar) tells a classic tale of curiosity and exploration. When city fox Fred sees birds flying over rooftops and wonders where they are going, he embarks upon a literal wild goose chase, finding himself in the countryside, a place worlds away from his “smoky, noisy, and very, very […]

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By November 30, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

Book Trailer Thursday: TIMELESS

Former Disney, Pixar, and DreamWorks senior designer and artist Armand Balthazar has turned his attention to middle-grade fiction in Timeless: Diego and the Rangers of the Vastlantic (HarperCollins / Katherine Tegen), the first in a new science fiction / fantasy series. In a world where past, present, and future all exist at the same time, Diego Ribera and […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: A GLORIOUS FREEDOM

This week’s trailer features A Glorious Freedom (Chronicle Books) by bestselling author and artist Lisa Congdon. Her latest volume is a stunning collection of profiles, interviews and essays celebrating the joys of growing older. Through her colorful and detailed artwork, Congdon gives much deserved honor to prolific women who refused to be restricted by age and […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: THE WIZARDS OF ONCE

In the first book of a new series by the author of How to Train Your Dragon, Warriors and Wizards come together in The Wizards of Once to fight against a dark power that’s more important than their constant feuding. As Maggie Reagan says in her Booklist review, “A cheeky, unidentified narrator sets the tone, and Cowell’s […]

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By September 28, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

Book Trailer Thursday: I AM ALFONSO JONES

Tony Medina exposes the devastation of police brutality in his new YA graphic novel, I Am Alfonso Jones. Just when Alfonso seems to have life figured out, a police officer shoots him while he’s out shopping for a new suit. The story then follows Alfonso into the afterlife, where he watches his friends and family […]

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By September 14, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

Book Trailer Thursday: RUNNY BABBIT RETURNS

The trailer for Shel Silverstein’s Runny Babbit Returns will warm the heart of anyone familiar with the beloved children’s poet. It is a collection of 41 never-before-published poems and drawings, which features Runny and other endearing characters who speak a topsy-turvy language all their own. As Booklist editor Ilene Cooper says in her review, “Kids will laugh out […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: UNRAVELING OLIVER

At this year’s Book Expo America, award-winning radio and TV writer Liz Nugent introduced her first novel, a thriller that was named Crime Fiction Book of the Year at the Irish Book Awards. Unraveling Oliver (Simon & Schuster / Scout) begins when title character Oliver—loosely based on a real-life Irish criminal—savagely and unexpectedly attacks his […]

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