We are pleased to announce the launch of a new resource to help connect you with local authors who are award winners in your state!
Features include an interactive map that lets you see authors by state and updates on award winners.
Find out how to book a local author for your school, or arrange a Skype visit.
To find out more, visit the site.
If you're attending a reading or library conference this spring, chances are we will be there too! Stop by our booths to pick up some common core resource materials, advanced reader copies of 2014 titles and say hello!
Texas Library Association Conference (TLA)
San Antonio, TX
Massachusetts Reading Association (MRA)
International Reading Association Conference (IRA)
New Orleans, LA
American Library Association Annual Conference (ALA)
June 26-July 1
Las Vegas, NV
Theo is better now.
She's eating again, dating guys who are almost appropriate, and well on her way to becoming an elite ballet dancer. But when her oldest friend, Donovan, returns home after spending four long years with his kidnapper, Theo starts reliving memories about his abduction—and his abductor.
This book had me hooked from page one all the way through its satisfying conclusion. Debut author Brandy Colbert draws from timely, ripped from the headline themes of abduction and abuse and simultaneously captures the everyday trials and tribulations of being a teenager. Young adult readers will see much of themselves in Theo who has a good heart, tons of wit, and is just trying to navigate high school as well as the buckling pressures of an elite dance academy—on top of being the only one in town who may know the circumstances of her best friend's abduction. I highly recommend this novel for young adults and adults alike.
A Time to Dance
By Padma Venkatraman
Ages 12 up | Grades 7 up
3 starred reviews!
Set against a cardamom, melted butter, and semolina sojji-wafted landscape, the novel's emotional expression and accompanying music impel the reader to share Veda's belief that "Shiva dances everywhere. In everyone. In everything." — Booklist, starred review
The descriptions of contemporary India are beautiful and Venkatraman weaves images so divine that you can see the statues of Shiva, hear the ankle bells in the bharatanatyam dance, and smell the acrid scent of burnt rubber from the accident. Told in verse, this story is magnificently strong as Veda's determination dances off the page and into the reader's heart. —VOYA, starred review
By Hannah E. Harrison
Ages 3-5 | PreS–K
3 starred reviews
A touching, delectably illustrated circus story that applauds the underdog. — Kirkus, starred review
Three Bears in a Boat
By David Soman
Ages 3-5 | PreS–K
2 starred reviews
Humorous and intelligent—and with watercolor seascapes so luminous that readers will want to jump in—this is a book to be treasured for years to come. — Kirkus, starred review
JOHN BEMELMANS MARCIANO carries on the legacy begun by his grandfather, Ludwig Bemelmans, author and illustrator of the Madeline books, with stunning watercolor artwork and playful, energetic storytelling. John Bemelmans Marciano is the author and illustrator of several other books including Delilah and Bemelmans: The Life and Art of Madeline's Creator. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
You can learn more about THE NINE LIVES OF ALEXANDER BADDENFIELD here.
Learn more about John Bemelmans Marciano here.
If you are interested in hosting an appearance by John Bemelmans Marciano at your school, library, or conference, please use the online request form, send an email to authorvisits[at]us.penguingroup.com with possible dates, your school name, location, details about the day, and your contact information.
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