Yes, that would be a green screen.
Resident geniuses Manny Palad and Michael Blank hard at work on their book trailer for A WORLD WITHOUT PRINCES, the follow-up to their megahit trailer for THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD & EVIL.
Trailer debuts in March. Book debuts April 15th via HarperCollins Children’s Books.
I can’t wait for the A WORLD WITHOUT PRINCES book trailer! Let the countdown begin…
I’ll be watching the book trailer for book one until then.
Now in its 7th year, HCC March Madness is a competition that takes 64 books and matches them in head-to-head competitions until one is crowned champion. (Presented by HarperCollinsCanada.)
We’re excited to see two of our titles in the HarperCollins Canada March Madness! The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is up against Rising Sun, Falling Shadow while The School for Good and Evil is pitted against the classic Charlotte’s Web.
Have you voted yet?
As the old saying goes, World Book Day: Keep watching X-Files on Netflix, that pile of unread books are your night stand is certainly judging you.
That’s a thing people say, right?
It is indeed a thing people say — and now I’m going to be slightly afraid to go to bed tonight.
Happy World Book Day, indeed!
First World Read Aloud Day, now World Book Day? I’m loving all these Bookish Holidays!
Throwback Thursday! I’m loving this picture of Dr. Seuss, Judy Blume, and Maurice Sendak in 1978 (a few years before Maurice Sendak wrote the Caldecott honor book, Outside Over
*throws confetti in air* *reads SOCKSQUATCH at anyone who approaches register*
Happy World Read Aloud Day! Always the first Wednesday of the month, it’s a perfect time to grab an old favorite and start…well…reading it out loud.
A classic pick would be Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak, which lends itself not only to reading, but gnashing teeth, rolling eyes, roaring roars, and more. Wolf costume is not required, but it is highly encouraged.
Another great choice is a poetry book. We’re a team known for reciting Shel Silverstein’s poems aloud to each other. Toni’s known for her recitation of “Italian Food” from Every Thing On It.
Or you can always choose a middle grade book like Walk Two Moons. Sharon Creech used to turn her books into plays with Walter Dean Myers, and the two - along with other great authors - would perform them in Readers’ Theater.
To get you out of the Wednesday doldrums…some of the Epic Reads authors gave some quality break up advice. Take heed from Wendy Higgins, author of the Sweet Evil series. No spontaneous bad tattoos!
Crafts are a fun way to enhance your child’s reading experience. Plus, it provides some great quality time. What’s even better is several of the crafts you can make with items from around the house.
We found some of our favorite book-related crafts you and your little one can do together. From…
The HarperCollins Children’s Books Tumblr page has some fun crafts for kids and parents to do inspired by their favorite books - perfect for an indoor activity during this cold spell.
Some of the great projects:
Sometimes that’s where you’ll find them.
Inspired by the above image, I asked the team about some of the interesting people they’ve met in books.
I have a whole, wonderful, world of people I love whom I’ve never met—except in the pages of a book. I want Wilbur in my backyard forever and ever. I want to know Scout after she grew up to be a woman—I bet she’s a strong one.
Recently, I’ve met the redoubtable Hilary and her constant companion The Gargoyle (capitals my own because he deserves them) in Caroline Carlson’s THE VERY NEARLY HONORABLE LEAGUE OF PIRATES. And I want to enfold Kenna from the upcoming KISS OF BROKEN GLASS by Madeleine Kuderick, and just hug her. Alex Flinn has written a “villain” for her next book, MIRRORED, that everyone seems to like. I want her to tell me how she does that! Sarah Prineas is turning the Cinderella story on its ear for next year and if you think you know what makes that girl tick, think again.
There are so many more interesting, funny, sweet, strong, inspiring characters from so many wonderful books I could go on and on. I couldn’t survive without these people in my life. Well, and a pig or two…..
Wasteland by Susan Kim and Laurence Klavan is now available in paperback! Fans of The Hunger Games and Divergent will love the first installment in this exciting trilogy about a post-apocalyptic U.S. where no one lives past the age of 19.
Wasteland is a survival story full of thrills, action, and romance. The second book, Wanderers, comes out next month.
Epic Reads created an EPIC chart of YA retellings of classics, Shakespeare, fairy tales and mythology (click on the picture to see the whole thing).
The first book in Ellen Oh’s epic fantasy trilogy, Prophecy, is included in the mythology section. Ellen based the series in Korean mythology—in the paperback, she discusses this inspiration.
The second book in the trilogy, Warrior, is available now (which is perfect, because you’ll want to pick it up right away after finishing Prophecy).