Kirkus Reviews has revealed their picks for the Best Middle-Grade Books of 2019 That Prove the Past Isn’t Past and we’re thrilled that one of our titles made the list. Congratulations to Eric and Kathy!
Kirkus Reviews Best Middle-Grade Books of 2019 That Prove the Past Isn’t Past
By Eric Walters and Kathy Kacer
Hardcover | 288 Pages | Ages 10-14
A violin and a middle-school musical unleash a dark family secret in this moving story by an award-winning author duo.
“Shirli’s voice is true and strong as she narrates her own tale of rehearsals, her very ethnically diverse friendships, her deep distress as she witnesses Zayde’s pain, and her joy as he reconnects with his music. A beautiful, painful, heartfelt reminder that the past is with us still.” – Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews
School Library Journal has revealed their picks for the Best Middle Grade Books of 2019 and we’re thrilled that one of our titles made the list. Congratulations to Kelley!
Best Middle Grade Books of 2019
A Royal Guide to Monster Slaying
By Kelley Armstrong
Hardcover | 288 Pages | Ages 10-14
Monster hunting isn’t for the faint of heart — the first in a brand-new middle-grade series by NYT bestselling author, Kelley Armstrong.
“Thrilling action scenes are balanced with emotionally resonant moments…Give this to any fantasy and adventure fan ready for a fast and fun read.” – Starred Review, School Library Journal
Kirkus Reviews has revealed their picks for the Best Picture Books of 2019 for Animal Lovers and we’re thrilled that one of our titles made the list. Congratulations to Susin and Olivia!
Best Picture Books of 2019 for Animal Lovers
Princess Puffybottom…and Darryl
By Susin Nielsen
Illustrated by Olivia Chin Mueller
Hardcover | 32 Pages | Ages 3-7
What’s a pampered cat to do now that she has to compete for attention with an ill-mannered puppy?
“Nielsen’s tale and Mueller’s digitally created pooch and puss pair perfectly, the princess acting as a nice stand-in for a pampered first child. The light touch of humor and twist at the end make this a must for storytime collections.” – Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews
Kirkus Reviews has revealed their picks for the Best Children’s Books of 2018 and we’re thrilled that two of our titles made the list. Congratulations to our hardworking authors!
Best Picture Books of 2018
Hardcover | 48 Pages | Ages 3-7
The humorous adventures of an irresistible little rock who finds herself in constantly changing circumstances, Petra is a picture book that celebrates the power of perspective and believing in yourself.
“Coppo accomplishes a lot with a little. Her illustrations—a mixture of tempera, pastels, and digital collage—are simple but emote mountains…. Lending itself to a range of readings, from perspective to an exploration of identity, this Italian import is a pleasingly intelligent book.” – Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews
Best Middle Grade Books of 2018
The Ghost Road
Hardcover | 368 Pages | Ages 9-12
Ghosts, a family curse, buried secrets — and two girls who have to figure it all out. A new book from an acclaimed author, for fans of Coraline, Doll Bones and The Night Gardener.
“Cotter’s complex and engrossing story is enhanced by its superbly presented isolated Newfoundland setting and a satisfying dose of ghosts. The theme—the power of words—creates both a fascinating conclusion and food for thought.” – Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews
The New York Public Library released their 2018 Best Books for Kids list today and we’re so excited to have four titles on the list. Congratulations to our hardworking authors and illustrators!
Go Show the World: A Celebration of Indigenous Heroes
Written by Wab Kinew
Illustrated by Joe Morse
Hardcover | 40 Pages | Ages 5-9
“Lavish illustrations and uplifting verse celebrate the diversity of indigenous peoples and their contributions to North American culture.” – NYPL
Mary Who Wrote Frankenstein
Written by Linda Bailey
Illustrated by Júlia Sardà
Hardcover | 56 Pages | Ages 5-8
“Moody and gothic illustrations bring to life the birth of Mary Shelley’s masterpiece.” – NYPL
Red Sky at Night
Written and illustrated by Elly MacKay
Hardcover | 40 Pages | Ages 3-7
“The origins of traditional sayings used to forecast the weather are accompanied by dreamy paper dioramas.” – NYPL
Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster
Hardcover | 368 Pages | Ages 8-12
“Nan Sparrow, a chimneysweep in Victorian London, befriends a mysterious magical creature in this fairy tale of monsters and great escapes.” – NYPL