Featured galleys include The Backstagers and the Ghost Light by Broadway actor Andy Mientus, illus. by Rian Sygh, launching a middle grade series based on the graphic novels; Faithful Spy: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Plot to Kill Hitler by John Hendrix, which tells the story of Bonhoeffer’s fight to end the oppression of the German people during WWII; The Good Demon by Jimmy Cajoleas, a YA paranormal debut; Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster by Jonathan Auxier, about the power of friendship; and Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters by Andrea Beaty, the chapter book debut of Rosie Revere.
The featured fg is Liza Jane the Dragon by Laura Lippman, illus. by Kate Samworth, a parable about family values and social justice. The galley on offer is Changers Book Four: Forever by T. Cooper and Allison Glock-Cooper, the final installment in the Changers series of YA novels.
Galleys to look for are Here to Stay by Lambda Literary Award winner Sara Farizan, a YA novel about identity and prejudice; A Room Away from the Wolves by Edgar Award finalist Nova Ren Suma, a ghost story set in a refuge for troubled girls; and Tell Me No Lies by two-time National Book Award finalist Adele Griffin, a story about complicated friendships and teen heartbreak, set in the 1980s.
Featured galleys are The Girl King by Mimi Yu, a YA Editor’s Buzz panel pick, about two sisters who become rivals in a war to claim the title of Emperor; The Darkdeep by Ally Condie and Brendan Reichs, a middle grade debut pitched as Stranger Things meets The Goonies; A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer, a contemporary retelling of “Beauty and the Beast”; and Imprison the Sky by A.C. Gaughen, second in the Elementae series.
The fg on offer is Ode to an Onion by Alexandria Giardino, illus. by Felicita Sala, a picture book about poet Pablo Neruda and his muse, Matilde Urrutia.
Available are the following galleys: Merci Suarez Changes Gears by Meg Medina, in which a sixth grader faces changes with friends and friends; Zora and Me: The Cursed Ground by T.R. Simon, a fictionalized account of author Zora Neale Hurston’s childhood; Hearts Unbroken by Cynthia Leitich Smith, the story of a Native teen navigating high school; Lost Soul, Be at Peace by Maggie Thrash, a follow-up to her graphic memoir Honor Girl; and 1968: Today’s Authors Explore a Year of Rebellion, Revolution, and Change, edited by Marc Aronson and Susan Campbell Bartoletti, a collection of works by 14 award-winning authors.
Featured galleys include Meet Yasmin! by debut children’s author Saadia Faruqi, illus. by Hatem Aly, starring a curious explorer and her Pakistani-American family; A Place for Pluto by debut children’s author Stef Wade, illus. by Melanie Demmer, about Pluto’s quest to find his place in the solar system; Coding from Scratch by debut author Rachel Zitler, a guide to coding tools; Copyboy by Vince Vawter, sequel to the Newbery Honor novel Paperboy; and Definitely Daphne by Tami Charles, about a girl with a double life as a rising vlog star and an awkward seventh grader.
Galleys on offer are Art Boss by Kayla Cagen, follow-up to Piper Perish; What Can a Citizen Do? by Dave Eggers, illus. by Shawn Harris, a new picture book by the creators of Her Right Foot; and The House in Poplar Wood by K.E. Ormsbee, a middle grade fantasy pitched as Stranger Things meets The Haunted Mansion.
The publisher will be giving away a limited number of autographed copies of What Do You Do with a Chance? by Kobi Yamada, illus. by Mae Besom, the final addition to the What Do You Do With…? picture book series.
The featured fg is Santa Bruce by Ryan T. Higgins, next in the author-illustrator’s Mother Bruce series. Galleys to look for are The Last Life of Prince Alastor by Alexandra Bracken, book two in the Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding series; Sanity Tallulah by Molly Brooks, a middle grade debut about best friends living on a dilapidated space station; and The Storm Runner by J.C. Cervantes, a contemporary adventure based on Maya mythology, from Rick Riordan Presents.
The galley to look for is The Slithery Shakedown by Tracey Hecht, illus. by Josie Yee, latest in the Nocturnals early reader series.
Galleys on offer include When Elephants Fly by Nancy Richardson Fischer, about a high school senior at risk of developing schizophrenia; The Iron Flower by Laurie Forest, sequel to The Black Witch; and Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa, a YA fantasy starring a young shape-shifter.
Available middle grade galleys include This Is War by Margaret Stohl and Lewis Peterson, kicking off the Cats vs. Robots series; Resist by Veronica Chambers, spotlighting individuals who resisted tyranny; Saving Winslow by Newbery Medalist Sharon Creech, about a boy who befriends an ailing donkey; The Collectors by Jacqueline West, new from the author of the Books of Elsewhere series. YA galleys on offer are What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera, about two boys who can’t decide if fate is pushing them together or pulling them apart; A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi, a novel about first love and the impact of prejudice; Broken Things by Lauren Oliver, a YA thriller blurring the lines between fiction and reality; and Pride, a modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice set in Brooklyn, by National Book Award finalist Ibi Zoboi.
The featured giveaways include Can I Touch Your Hair? Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship by Irene Latham and Charles Waters, illus. by Sean Qualls and Selina Alko, about two kids who come together for a poetry project; The Vast Wonder of the World: Biologist Ernest Everett Just by Mélina Magnal, illus. by Luisa Uribe, a picture book biography; The Magic of Melwick Orchard by Rebecca Caprara, in which a girl discovers a magical tree; Girls on the Line by Jennie Liu, about a teen pregnancy that puts two friends in a difficult position in contemporary China; and A Dog Named Haku: A Holiday Story from Nepal by Margarita Engle, Amish Karanjit, and Nicole Karanjit, illus. by Ruth Jeyaveeran, about two brothers celebrating Nepal’s Festival of Lights.
The following fgs will be on offer: Jack (Not Jackie) by Erica Silverman, illus. by Holly Hatam, the story of a big sister who realizes her little sister, Jackie, identifies more as “Jack”; and Operation Rescue Dog by Maria Gianferrari, illus. by Luisa Uribe, about a lonely child and a lonely dog. Middle grade galleys to look for are The Flourishing of Floralie Laurel by Fiadhnait Moser, a magical realism debut; The Prophet Calls by Melanie Sumrow, a suspenseful debut; and The Colors of the Rain by R.L. Toalson, a historical novel in verse.
Galleys to look for include Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel by Val Emmich, Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek, and Justin Paul, inspired by the Tony Award–winning musical; Light Years by Kass Morgan, pitched as Ender’s Game meets The 100; Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor, sequel to Strange the Dreamer; Middle Grade Buzz pick Short Skinny by Mark Tatulli, a graphic memoir; and The Wicked King by Holly Black, sequel to The Cruel Prince.
Featured giveaways include The Train to Impossible Places: A Cursed Delivery by P.G. Bell, first in a middle grade trilogy; Potato Pants! by author-illustrator Laurie Keller, starring a spud on a shopping mission; Wonderland by Barbara O’Connor, about the meaning of friendship; Nowhere Boy by Katherine Marsh, about a young Syrian refugee and an American boy living in Brussels; and former Politics and Prose bookseller Somaiya Daud’s YA debut, Mirage.
Titles on offer from Sports Illustrated Kids include United States of Sports and Greatest Football Teams of All Time. Also available is She Changed the World by Time for Kids.
The featured galley is The Goodbye Girls by Lisa Harrington, a YA novel about breakups.
Titles to look for are To Night Owl from Dogfish by Holly Goldberg Sloan and Meg Wolitzer, the story of two girls who try to reunite their gay fathers; The Last Voyage of Poe Plythe by Ally Condie, a dystopian novel about a search for gold; Small Spaces by Katherine Arden, a middle grade ghost story; Darius the Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram, a YA Editors’ Buzz selection starring a teen boy who feels out of place in America and Iran; Wildcard by Marie Lu, sequel to Warcross; and Carmela Full of Wishes by Matt de la Peña and Christian Robinson, a new picture book from the Newbery Medal– and Caldecott Honor–winning team.
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The featured galleys are Blood Will Out by Jo Treggiari, pitched as a YA Silence of the Lambs; and Clara Voyant by Rachelle Delaney, about an aspiring journalist who is relegated to covering boring news stories for her school paper and worse… the horoscopes.
On offer are Hocus Pocus: The Legend of Grimm’s Woods by Manuro, illus. by Gorbei, introducing a series of interactive graphic novels; Knights Club: The Bands of Bravery by Shuky, first in a series of graphic novels for middle graders; and Kid Scientists by David Stabler, illus. by Anoosha Sayed, a look into the childhoods of renowned scientists.
Galleys featured are Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak, a family saga from the author of The Book Thief; We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices, edited by Just Us Books cofounders Wade Hudson and Cheryl Willis Hudson, featuring works by 50 authors and artists; The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White, a reimagining of the Mary Shelley classic, told from the point of view of Elizabeth; and Squirm by Carl Hiaasen, the Newbery Honor–winning author’s first middle grade novel in five years.
Giveaways include Lulu the Broadway Mouse by Jenna Gavigan, a middle grade novel about a little mouse with big dreams; The Ultimate Survival Guide to Being a Girl by Christina De Witte, a humorous handbook for teens; and The Reckless Club by Beth Vrabel, a middle grade Breakfast Club drama set in a retirement home.
Galleys to look for are Mac Undercover by Mac Barnett, illus. by Mark Lowery, first in the Mac B., Kid Spy series; Dactyl Hill Squad by Daniel José Older, kicking off a series that blends history and fantasy; Impostors by Scott Westerfeld, which launches a series set in the world of Uglies; Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett Krosoczka, a graphic memoir about growing up with a drug-addicted mother; Grenade by Alan Gratz, follow-up to Refugee; City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab, an adventure for fans of Stranger Things; and You Don’t Know Everything, Jilly P. by Lambda Literary Award–winning author Alex Gino, a tale based on contemporary social justice issues.
The featured galleys are Wrath of the Dragon King by Brandon Mull, second in the Dragonwatch series; and Squint by Chad Morris and Shelly Brown, authors of Mustaches for Maddie, about a boy who is losing his sight.
Galleys to be given away are People Kill People by Ellen Hopkins, a YA novel tackling gun violence; Dry by Neal and Jarrod Shusterman, a teen survival story in which the California drought reaches catastrophic proportions; A Heart in a Body in the World by Deb Caletti, a YA novel about the impact of gun violence and rape culture; The Devil’s Thief by Lisa Maxwell, sequel to The Last Magician; and Charlie Hernandez and the League of Shadows by Ryan Calejo, a middle grade fantasy debut.
Galleys on offer are Zen and Gone by Emily France, a novel about a teen’s search for her missing sister; and Hole in the Middle by Kendra Fortmeyer, a magical realist YA debut about body image and self-acceptance.
Featured galleys include Furyborn by Claire Legrand, first in a fantasy trilogy; The Similars by Rebecca Hanover, about a group of clones joining a boarding school; Illegal by Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin, illus. by Giovanni Rigano, a graphic novel about undocumented immigrants; and Misfits by Jen Calonita, first in a series set in the world of Fairy Tale Reform School.
Available are 24 Hours in Nowhere by Dusti Bowling, about friends in search of treasure; The Haunted Serpent by Dora M. Mitchell, a spooky middle grade novel; Sam Wu Is Not Afraid of Ghosts by Katie and Kevin Tsang, illus. by Nathan Reed, a ghost-hunting adventure; If You’re Going to a March by Martha Freeman, illus. by Violet Kim, a picture book guide to activism; and What’s on Your Plate? by Whitney Stewart, illus. by Christiane Engel, a tour of international cuisine.
Featured galleys are The Echo Room by Parker Peevyhouse, in which two strangers escape a mysterious prison; and Finding Baba Yaga by Jane Yolen, a novel-in-verse.
The galley giveaway is Gods and Heroes: Mythology Around the World by Korwin Briggs, an A–Z compendium of global myths and legends.
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