Set in 1981 Guatemala, a lyrical debut novel tells the powerful tale of a boy who must decide what it means to be a man during a time of war.
It’s only natural to have silence and secrets in your family when you’re born on the same day that your brother died. At least, that’s sure what it seems like for twelve-year old Jewel.
Nick Pearson is hiding in plain sight. In fact, his name isn’t really Nick Pearson. He shouldn’t tell you his real name, his real hometown, or why his family just moved to Stepton,
Sara B. Larson is the first-time author of Defy (Scholastic, 2014). From the promotional copy:
A lush and gorgeously written debut, packed with action, intrigue, and heart-racing romance.
Alexa Hollen is a fighter.
Some call VisionCrest the pinnacle of religious enlightenment.
Others call it a powerful cult.
For seventeen years,
Blame it on the SCBWI (the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators).
When I joined SCBWI over two decades ago, I’d already sold a middle-grade and was interested in writing young adult books, too. Yet most of my writer friends wrote picture books.
Whenever I went to SCBWI conferences,
What thirteen-year-old Abby wants most is to meet her father. She just never imagined he would be a huge film star—in Bollywood!
Gayle Rosengren is the first-time author of What the Moon Said (Putnam, 2014). From the promotional copy:
Thanks to her superstitious mother, Esther knows some tricks for avoiding bad luck: toss salt over your left shoulder,
Tate McCoy has not spoken to her alcoholic mother in two years, and then her mom is murdered and her father is the prime suspect.
Seventeen-year-old Bonnie™ Baker has grown up on TV—she and her twelve siblings are the stars of one-time hit reality show “Baker’s Dozen”.