New From Holiday House

Congratulations to Holiday House (1935-1970) on its 70th anniversary!

I’m on the lookout for two books on the 2005 list: Pizza for the Queen by Nancy Castaldo, illustrated by Melisande Potter; and Love, Football and Other Contact Sports by Alden R. Carter.

Holiday House is small, family owned, and quality oriented. My favorites from the backlist include: There Goes Lowell’s Party by Esther Hershenhorn, illustrated by Jacqueline Rogers (1998); The Cat Who Loved Mozart by Patricia Austin, illustrated by Henri Sorenson (2001); and The Children of Topaz: The Story of the Japanese-American Internment Camp by Michael O. Tunnell and George W. Chilcoat (1996)

minor nag: It’s a tad frustrating when publishers send reviewers catalogs without enclosing an easy-to-use order form to request copies of books of interest. Of course it’s also frustrating when they ignore your request-list and just send whatever “push” books, regardless of whether you requested them (which happens more often than you’d think).