Recent News and Upcoming Releases
Publishing announcements, awards and general information for our authors, illustrators and author/illustrators. Upcoming release and features included.
- WHAT WILL YOU BE?, written by Yamile Saied Mendez and illustrated by Kate Alizadeh, receives a starred review from Kirkus.
- AMERICA, MY LOVE, AMERICA, MY HEART by Daria Peoples-Riley receives a starred review from Kirkus.
- Congratulations to our 2021 ALA Award Winners and Honorees! Yamile Saied Mendez’s FURIA won the Pura Belpré Award for YA Text, Kiku Hughes’s DISPLACEMENT is an Asian/Pacific American Award Youth Literature Honor Book, Kacen Callender’s FELIX EVER AFTER is a Stonewall Home Book, and Kacen Callender’s KING AND THE DRAGONFLIES is a Coretta Scott King Honor Book.
- THESE UNLUCKY STARS by Gillian McDunn receives a starred review from Publishers Weekly.
- ANGEL OF GREENWOOD by Randi Pink receives a starred review from Publishers Weekly.
- HAPPY NARWHALIDAYS by Ben Clanton makes the New York Times bestseller list for Graphic Books and Manga!
- IF YOU COME TO EARTH by Sophie Blackall is a New York Times Best Children’s Book 2020.
- THE PASSOVER GUEST written by Susan Kusel and illustrated by Sean Rubin receives starred reviews from Booklist and School Library Journal.
- KING AND THE DRAGONFLIES by Kacen Callender has won for the medal for 2020 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature.
- LAND OF THE CRANES by Aida Salazar receives starred reviews from Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, and School Library Journal.
- PLAYING POSSUM by Jennifer Black Reinhardt, IF YOU COME TO EARTH by Sophie Blackall, TOWER OF NERO by Rick Riordan, and KING AND THE DRAGONFLIES by Kacen Callender are B&N’s Best Books of 2020!
- SHE DRIVES ME CRAZY by Kelly Quindlen receives a starred review from Booklist.
- FURIA by Yamile Saied Méndez is an Indie Bestseller!
- FURIA by Yamile Saied Méndez is a Reese Witherspoon YA Book Club Pick for September 2020.
- FIVE MIDNIGHTS by Ann Davila Cardinal wins an International Latino Book Award 2020 in the category of Best YA Fantasy & Adventure.
- BLAZEWRATH GAMES by Amparo Ortiz receives a starred review from Booklist.
- The news is out! Amazon Studios is adapting Kacen Callender’s FELIX EVER AFTER to TV!
- The following books made NPR’s 100 Favorite Books for Young Readers List: BROWN BABY LULLABY by Tameka Fryer Brown and AG Ford, HELLO LIGHTHOUSE by Sophie Blackall, THE JUMBIES by Tracey Baptiste, and the IVY & BEAN series by Annie Barrows and Sophie Blackall.
- IF YOU COME TO EARTH by Sophie Blackall receives starred reviews from Booklist and Publishers Weekly.
- FURIA by Yamile Saied Méndez receives starred reviews from Kirkus and Publishers Weekly.
- DISPLACEMENT by Kiku Hughes receives a starred review from Kirkus.
- FREEDOM BIRD, written by Jerdine Nolen and illustrated by James E. Ransome, wins a 2020 Parents’ Choice Award silver medal.
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