Orange Is the New Black meets Walter Dean Myer’s Monster (HarperCollins, 1999) in this gritty, twisty, and haunting debut by Tiffany D. Jackson about a girl convicted of murder seeking the truth while surviving life in a group home.
Check out the book trailer for Wing & Claw: Forest of Wonders by Linda Sue Park (HarperChildren’s, 2016). From the promotional copy:
From Newbery Medal–winning author Linda Sue Park comes a captivating fantasy-adventure about a boy, a bat, and an amazing transformation.
Raffa Santana has always loved the mysterious Forest of Wonders.
A weekend retreat in the woods and an innocent game of three truths and a lie go horribly wrong in this high-octane psychological thriller filled with romantic suspense by a Lambda Award–winning author.
Deep in the forest,
Compiled by Cynthia Leitich Smith
High school meets classic horror in Teen Frankenstein, Chandler Baker’s modern re-imagining of Mary Shelley’s gothic novel.
It was a dark and stormy night when Tor Frankenstein accidentally hits someone with her car.
Award-winning graphic novelist Matt Phelan delivers a darkly stylized noir Snow White set against the backdrop of Depression-era Manhattan.
The scene: New York City. The dazzling lights cast shadows that grow ever darker as the glitzy prosperity of the Roaring Twenties screeches to a halt.
Enter to win one of two author-signed copies of Thunder Boy Jr. by Sherman Alexie, illustrated by Yuyi Morales (Little Brown, 2016). Obtained from BookPeople. Cynsations sponsored. Eligibility: North America. From the promotional copy:
Thunder Boy Jr. is named after his dad, but he wants a name that’s all his own.
Congratulations on your new picture book biography Fearless Flyer: Ruth Law and Her Flying Machine (Calkins Creek, 2016) and the starred reviews from Booklist and School Library Journal!
I was captivated by your account of Ruth Law’s record-breaking flight from Chicago to New York City one hundred years ago,
Peter Stone is a quiet boy in a family full of extroverts, musicians, and yellers. The louder they are, the more silent Peter is . . . until he practically embodies his last name.
Seven Things You Should Know About Kate DiCamillo’s New Novel by Krystie Lee Yandoli from BuzzFeed. Peek: “That’s me — that introverted, terrified, watching, hopeful child.”
From the promotional copy:
What do you get when you combine one energetic, enthusiastic little boy with his sleepy but tolerant dog? Unconditional love.
Using simple words and spare illustrations,