We are happy to share that Shelf Awareness has reviewed Live and Let Chai by Bree Baker!
Read the full review online here, and click on the book cover to read more about Live and Let Chai.
We are thrilled to announce that Illegal has received its fifth starred review! This review comes from Shelf Awareness. Illegal has previously received starred reviews from Foreword Reviews, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, and Booklist.
Read the full review online here. Click on the book cover or scroll down to learn more about Illegal.
A powerfully moving graphic novel by New York Times bestselling author Eoin Colfer and the team behind the Artemis Fowl graphic novels that explores the current plight of undocumented immigrants.
Ebo is alone. His brother, Kwame, has disappeared, and Ebo knows it can only be to attempt the hazardous journey to Europe, and a better life—the same journey their sister set out on months ago.
But Ebo refuses to be left behind in Ghana. He sets out after Kwame and joins him on the quest to reach Europe. Ebo's epic journey takes him across the Sahara Desert to the dangerous streets of Tripoli, and finally out to the merciless sea. But with every step he holds on to his hope for a new life, and a reunion with his family.
We are excited to announce the The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton is a #1 LibraryReads pick for September!
Click here for the full list, and to learn more about the LibraryReads program.
We are thrilled to announce that The Border by Steve Schafer was announced as a finalist for the 2019 Joan F. Kaywell Books Save Lives Award!
The Kaywell Award is given to “the book that best represents an adolescent’s overcoming a situation–not of his or her own making--in such a way to provide significant insight and hope to a reader.”
To read more about the award, click here.
We are excited to announce that Wild on My Mind has received a starred review from Publishers Weekly!
Click on the book cover to learn more about Wild On My Mind, or read below.
Love runs wild at the Sagebrush Flats Zoo,
where a motley crew of big-hearted animals
helps the most unlikely couples find love.
When Katie Underwood discovers a litter of newborn cougar cubs, the last person she expects to come to the rescue is her former crush—and high school nemesis—Bowie Wilson. The worst part? He doesn’t seem to remember the trouble he caused her.
As a single father and owner of a cash-strapped zoo, Bowie struggles to balance budgets while raising his pre-teen daughter and a host of rascally animals. He considers himself lucky when Katie agrees to lend her talents to a publicity campaign in support of the zoo’s animal rehabilitation programs—until he learns just what she’s planning…
This time, Katie is determined to resist Bowie’s charm. But a lovelorn camel, a matchmaking honey badger, and a nursemaid capybara have different plans. Can they and the rest of the zoo’s menagerie help Bowie break through the barriers surrounding Katie’s heart?
Love can’t be tamed…
We are excited to announce that Lorraine by Ketch Secor, illustrated by Higgins Bond, has received a STARRED review from Kirkus Reviews!
Read the full review in the August 15 edition of Kirkus Reviews and online on August 1.
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A future classic, Lorraine celebrates the bond a young girl shares with her grandfather through their mutual love of music
Old Crow Medicine Show founder and Grammy award-winning musician Ketch Secor teams up with Ashley Bryan Award-winning illustrator Higgins Bond to create this sweeping, epic Americana story about the power of music and family.
“Who needs a whistle or some shiny thing
when you’ve got a voice and a song that can sing!”
Lorraine and her Pa Paw spend their days celebrating life with the music of the Tennessee hills. With Pa Paw’s harmonica and Lorraine’s pennywhistle, the pair can face just about anything. But when a fearsome storm rolls in and their instruments are nowhere to be found, can Lorraine find the music inside herself to get them through?
We are excited to share that After the Fire by Will Hill received a STARRED review from Kirkus Reviews!
The full review will appear online on July 30, and be published in the August 2018 edition of Kirkus Reviews.
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A teenager’s world is shattered in a devastating confrontation between the cult she grew up in and the forces of the U.S. government
The things I’ve seen are burned into me, like scars that refuse to fade.
Before, she lived inside the fence. Before, she was never allowed to leave the property, never allowed to talk to Outsiders, never allowed to speak her mind. Because Father John controlled everything—and Father John liked rules. Disobeying Father John came with terrible consequences.
But there are lies behind Father John’s words. Outside, there are different truths.
Then came the fire.
“Genuinely different…thrilling and spellbinding!”—Patrick Ness, #1 New York Times bestelling author
“The gripping story of survival and escape…It will keep you up late until you get to the very end.”—Maureen Johnson, New York Times bestselling author of Truly Devious
We are excited to share that Library Journal has given Slow by Brooke McAlary a STARRED review!
This review will be published in the July edition of Library Journal. Click the book cover below and scroll down to learn more about Slow!
Free yourself from the frantic and embrace the joy of slow:
Are you constantly striving to keep up with life’s busy expectations? It’s easy to feel consumed with the desire to “succeed” and “acquire”, and miss the simple opportunities waiting for you to slow down: a walk in the forest, sharing laughter with family, a personal moment of gratitude . . .
Once upon a time, it became clear to Brooke McAlary that the key to happiness was discovering a simpler, more fulfilling existence. She put the brakes on her stressful path, and reorganized her life to live outside the status-quo, emphasizing depth, connection and meaningful experiences. Alongside Brooke’s affirming personal stories of breaking down and rising up, Slow provides practical advice and fascinating insights into the benefits and challenges of the slow life, such as:
Decluttering to de-owning
Messiness to mindfulness
Asking why, to asking where to now?
Slow is an inspirational guide on creating a life filled with the things that really matter, and is meant for anyone seeking peace, meaning, and joy in their otherwise rapid lives. Slowly - of course.
We are excited to share that Library Journal has given Bellewether by Susanna Kearsley a STARRED review!
This review will be published in the July edition of Library Journal. Click the book cover below and scroll down to learn more about Bellewether!
Get lost in the world of Bellewether:
“The house, when I first saw it, seemed intent on guarding what it knew; but we all learned, by the end of it, that secrets aren’t such easy things to keep.”
It’s late summer, war is raging, and families are torn apart by divided loyalties and deadly secrets. In this complex and dangerous time, a young French Canadian lieutenant is captured and billeted with a Long Island family, an unwilling and unwelcome guest. As he begins to pitch in with the never-ending household tasks and farm chores, Jean-Philippe de Sabran finds himself drawn to the daughter of the house. Slowly, Lydia Wilde comes to lean on Jean-Philippe, true soldier and gentleman, until their lives become inextricably intertwined. Legend has it that the forbidden love between Jean-Philippe and Lydia ended tragically, but centuries later, the clues they left behind slowly unveil the true story.
Part history, part romance, and all kinds of magic, Susanna Kearsley's latest masterpiece will draw you in and never let you go, even long after you've closed the last page.
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