Editor’s Pick: The Call by Peadar O’Guilin

The Call by

A thousand years ago, the Irish banished the twisted faerie race to the Grey Lands. A millennium later, the faeries have enacted their revenge. Before they turn seventeen, every child in Ireland will be spirited away to the Grey Lands, to try their best to survive a day against the Sidhe. In the real world, […]

Blog Tour: Zebulon Finch Vol. 1 Paperback Release

The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch, Vol. 1: At the Edge of Empire by

Welcome to my stop on the ZEBULON FINCH VOL. 1 blog tour, celebrating its release on paperback. My 14-year-old son is really picky about what he reads for pleasure, because he has so much required reading for school. He has no qualms about putting a book down rather quickly if the story doesn’t compel him. […]

Get in the Halloween Spirit Blog Tour

Get in the Spirit Halloween

We’re excited to be today’s stop on the Workman Publishing Get in the Spirit of Halloween Blog Tour, because Halloween books are just so much fun. Who doesn’t love seasonal books they can share with their kids, no matter the age? Workman Publishing has five books for readers of all ages to enjoy, from infants […]

Stalking Jack the Ripper Blog Tour & Giveaway

Stalking Jack the Ripper (Stalking Jack the Ripper, #1) by

We’re excited to promote STALKING JACK THE RIPPER by Kerri Maniscalco. I remember being fascinated with the Jack the Ripper murders when I was a teen, and as an adult I’ve loved watching all manner of movies and TV shows having to do with the famous serial murderer. Here’s an excerpt from Maniscalco’s Q&A about […]

Ben Hatke’s Mighty Jack: Our Favorite Fairy Tales

Mighty Jack by Ben Hatke

Welcome to the second stop on the Mighty Jack blog tour! My kids and I are huge fans of Ben Hatke’s books, especially his Zita the Spacegirl trilogy and Little Robot. I’m impressed with the stories, the depiction of girls (no surprise, given that he has five daughters!), and the beautiful, vivid art. The kids […]

Monday Quotes: Favorite Lines from Six of Crows

Six of Crows squad

  In anticipation of tomorrow’s release of CROOKED KINGDOM by Leigh Bardugo, I’m sharing a bunch of my favorite SIX OF CROWS quotes. Let’s do this! KAZ: Though he’d trusted her with his life countless times, it felt much more frightening to trust her with his shame INEJ: “I will have you without armour, Kaz […]

Reading Without Walls Blog Tour

Reading Without Walls blog tour

Welcome to our stop on the Reading Without Walls Blog Tour! I’ve been excited about Gene Luen Yang’s  wonderful Reading Without Walls challenge since I heard about it during his featured talk at BEA earlier this year. My 8-year-old son and I were so excited to delve into the two SECRET CODERS books together. We […]

Monday Quotes: Hard-Working MCs in YA

Adam Parrish and Ronan Lynch

Quite often, young adult books are about rich kids at fancy suburban or boarding schools — the kind of teens on 90210 or Gossip Girl who don’t have ANY financial problems and don’t need to work. So to celebrate Labor Day, I’m paying tribute to the hard-working teens of young adult. OK, maybe they’re not […]

Monday Quotes: Olympics Edition

Olympic special sports quotes

We haven’t published a Monday Quotes in a long time, but in honor of the Olympics, we’re sharing quotes from some of our favorite YA books about athletes or sports. Hope you’re all enjoying watching the Rio Olympics as much as my family is! THE RUNNING DREAM by Wendelin Van Draanen If the mind’s not […]

Review: Meet Me Here by Bryan Bliss

Meet Me Here by Barry Bliss

Everything changed because of a slap. Thomas had a plan but then Mallory slapped her boyfriend Will on graduation night. It shouldn’t have affected Thomas at all since Thomas and Mallory haven’t been best friends or even really talked to each other since before seventh grade. But it did because she bee lined for Thomas […]