Monthly Archives: December 2016

2017 Middle Grade Debuts

Look at all of those beautiful books! Each of these book covers has a lovely author (sometimes two!) behind it, and I am so lucky to be debuting a book with this bunch. If you just can’t wait to spend some holiday money, a preorder of one or all of these is a wonderful idea. […]

Best of the Year at All the Wonders

The team at All the Wonders has been hard at work over the last month or so, finishing up pages and tallying our favorites. We read a whole lot this year. And so this week, we bring to you four end-of-the-year-best-of-the-year lists, a monster-sized batch of top-notch books. Head over for lists celebrating picture books, nonfiction picture […]

Listen! Listen!

by Ann and Paul Rand (reissued by Princeton Architectural Press, 2016) I’m a big fan of these two, a creative powerhouse of a family. I’ve written about their books before, here and here. This one is worth a look. And now, thanks to Princeton Architectural Press, you can get your hands on it once again. It’s a […]

Creating Thunder Boy Jr.: it takes a village!

by Sherman Alexie, illustrated by Yuyi Morales (Little, Brown 2016) I am so excited to share this guest post with you today! Please welcome Alvina Ling, esteemed editor at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, sharing here about the collaborative process that brought this beautiful book to life. Enjoy! Creating Thunder Boy Jr.: it takes […]