Which children’s book character are you most like? Take the New York Public Library quiz to find out!
(I was Max from Where the Wild Things Are, which means a wild rumpus is in order for Labor Day!)
nypl:

They taught us to love adventure. They taught us to yearn for the stars, how to be strong, and what it means to have compassion.
We might be all grown up, but the characters from our favorite children’s books will stay with us forever. Which one are you most like?

Which children’s book character are you most like? Take the New York Public Library quiz to find out!

(I was Max from Where the Wild Things Are, which means a wild rumpus is in order for Labor Day!)

nypl:

They taught us to love adventure. They taught us to yearn for the stars, how to be strong, and what it means to have compassion.

We might be all grown up, but the characters from our favorite children’s books will stay with us forever. Which one are you most like?

(via algonquinyoungreaders)

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Happy publication day to Maria T. Lennon’s WATCH OUT HOLLYWOOD! 
In the hilarious sequel to CONFESSIONS OF A SO-CALLED MIDDLE CHILD, Charlie C. Cooper—reformed bully, misguided fashionista, and so-called middle child—is back! And now she’s navigating sudden celebrity and auditions for a television series, though this new-found fame may endanger the one friendship Charlie can truly count on.
School Library Journal says WATCH OUT HOLLYWOOD! perfectly captures “the particular brand of anxieties that accompany middle school years and concerns about friends, relationships, and the balance between wanting to do the right thing and to be liked.” 

Happy publication day to Maria T. Lennon’s WATCH OUT HOLLYWOOD! 

In the hilarious sequel to CONFESSIONS OF A SO-CALLED MIDDLE CHILD, Charlie C. Cooper—reformed bully, misguided fashionista, and so-called middle child—is back! And now she’s navigating sudden celebrity and auditions for a television series, though this new-found fame may endanger the one friendship Charlie can truly count on.

School Library Journal says WATCH OUT HOLLYWOOD! perfectly captures “the particular brand of anxieties that accompany middle school years and concerns about friends, relationships, and the balance between wanting to do the right thing and to be liked.” 

Watch Out Hollywood Confessions of a So-called Middle Child Charlie C. Cooper Maria T. Lennon mglit

Summer’s almost ending (though it hurts me to admit this), so now’s the time to squeeze in those beach days. Who doesn’t a day spent with sand between their toes and a book in their hands?

Summer’s almost ending (though it hurts me to admit this), so now’s the time to squeeze in those beach days. Who doesn’t a day spent with sand between their toes and a book in their hands?

(Source: bookriot)

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The Best Back to School Books for Your Kids

We can hardly believe that school is starting up again soon! HarperCollins Children’s Books put together a list of great back-to-school books for your kids, including Alec Greven’s RULES FOR SCHOOL (school advice from a sixth grader who knows his stuff!).

Additional great schooltime reads are:

  • CHARLIE GOES TO SCHOOL by Ree Drummond (Charlie the basset hound tries to start a school for the animals on the ranch. Will he teach them anything before nap time?).
  • A FINE, FINE SCHOOL by Sharon Creech (Till has to show her well-intentioned principal that even though his fine, fine school is a wonderful place, it’s not fine, fine to be there all the time.) 
  • THE BEST SCHOOL YEAR EVER by Barbara Robinson (How can you enjoy school without the Herdmans?)

What’s your favorite back-to-school book?

Rules for School Alec Greven Charlie Goes to School Ree Drummond A Fine Fine School Sharon Creech The Best School Year Ever Barbara Robinson school back to school

Book Deals: Week of August 18, 2014

We are so excited to be working with Henry H. Neff on his IMPYRIUM series! IMPYRIUM follows the unlikely friendship between a 12-year-old sorceress, who is the last scion of the dynasty that has ruled the kingdom for thousands of years, and a 13-year-old boy who left his small mining town for a chance to serve in the capital. 

You can follow Henry on Twitter and Facebook!

Happy pub day to THE MAGIC THIEF: A PROPER WIZARD - a digital short story by Sarah Prineas!
Thief-turned-wizard Conn has earned his reputation as one of the greatest magisters of the age, but not everyone believes in his abilities. Will Verent, a wizard’s apprentice from neighboring Danivelle, be able to overcome his misgivings about Conn in order to help fix his city’s magical problems? 
Fans of THE MAGIC THIEF series will be enchanted by A PROPER WIZARD, the perfect story to read while waiting for the fourth book in the series, THE MAGIC THIEF: HOME, out next month.

Happy pub day to THE MAGIC THIEF: A PROPER WIZARD - a digital short story by Sarah Prineas!

Thief-turned-wizard Conn has earned his reputation as one of the greatest magisters of the age, but not everyone believes in his abilities. Will Verent, a wizard’s apprentice from neighboring Danivelle, be able to overcome his misgivings about Conn in order to help fix his city’s magical problems? 

Fans of THE MAGIC THIEF series will be enchanted by A PROPER WIZARD, the perfect story to read while waiting for the fourth book in the series, THE MAGIC THIEF: HOME, out next month.

Sarah Prineas The Magic Thief A Proper Wizard mglit digital short story