Category Archives: Book News

February 08

Children’s Book Creators Join Forces to Provide High Quality Books to Two Worthy Organizations by Lin Oliver

With over 25,000 members strong, SCBWI, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, is the largest professional organization of children’s book writers and illustrators. We have always cared about getting books into children’s hands because we know that books given to them can change their lives– allow them to see themselves, to feel empathy […]

October 05

COVER REVEAL: The Candle and the Flame by Nafiza Azad

“What’s in a name?” Shakespeare asked that very famously centuries ago in a play you might be familiar with. I always took umbrage at that question. You see, in many cultures, including mine, names have power, meaning, and functions beyond the obvious. The earliest version of The Candle and the Flame wound itself around Shakespeare’s […]

October 04

Cover Reveal: YORK: THE CLOCKWORK GHOST by Laura Ruby

It’s been eighteen months since I wrote this post about York: The Shadow Cipher—the first volume in my middle grade alternate history adventure—and my cancer diagnosis.  A lot has happened since then. I’ve gone through chemo, surgery and radiation. I lost my hair, grew a bunch back, and dyed it purple and blue. I got my nose pierced.  […]

September 27

COVER REVEAL: On a Scale of One to Ten by Ceylan Scott

Ceylan Scott, author of On a Scale of One to Ten   When I decided that I wanted to write a book, I was sixteen. I had recently been admitted to a psychiatric ward and overwhelmed with too much time to fill and too many things to say bubbling in my head. I was frustrated […]

August 21

COVER REVEAL FOR THE WHISPERS by Greg Howard

Rural South Carolina in the seventies and eighties was not the hotbed of excitement that it sounds like, at least not for an awkward red-haired kid who felt like the real world was somewhere out there across the state line, passing him by. I was that kid—a mama’s boy and Grandma’s favorite, but I always […]

August 10

Cover Reveal for The Iliad by Gareth Hinds

  My graphic novel adaptation of The Odyssey was first published in 2010. Since then it’s gone on to be (without question) my best-selling book, used in classrooms throughout the country and lauded for its respectful treatment of the text and for bringing the story to life for many thousands of readers. Teachers have a […]

July 26

Weaving with Words by Lisa Graff (A Cover Reveal for Far Away)

One of my earliest memories is of waking up on Christmas morning, only to discover that my beloved Cozy Coupe toddler car had been stolen right off our porch. I was devastated, but when mother told me that the person who took it probably didn’t have money for their own child’s Christmas present, it eased […]

March 05

Cover Reveal for Lowriders: Blast from the Past – Guest Post by Raul the Third

Hello my friends, I am so excited to be sharing with you the cover reveal to Lowriders Blast from the Past by Cathy Camper and yours truly. For those of you who are already familiar with our series you will notice that our three friends Lupe, Elirio and Flapjack look a little younger than usual. […]

January 31

Cover Reveal: Orphaned by Eliot Schrefer

“Show, don’t tell.” It’s one of those bits of advice that’s been drilled into everyone who’s taken Creative Writing 101: the best writing demonstrates what a character is thinking, instead of telling the reader. I think it’s great advice. This time, though, maybe I’ve taken it a little too far? After writing three YA books […]

October 13

Cover Reveal: Takedown by Laura Shovan

I’m thrilled to be revealing the cover of my next middle grade novel at Nerdy Book Club today! Writing this book was a big stretch for me. My first book, The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary, was a verse novel. Not only is Takedown written in prose, it’s a sports story.   My son had been wrestling […]