SLJ contributing editor Rocco Staino shares highlights from this past spring’s NYC publisher previews and offers a peek into some of the books coming out this fall season.
Newbery Medal-winning author Katherine Applegate chats about her forthcoming novel, about a boy with an imaginary friend named Crenshaw, who is a very large cat.
For Scholastic’s recent online preview, the publisher produced four videos in which editors and authors tell viewers about over 20 of Scholastic’s upcoming picture books, graphic novels, middle grade, and teen titles.
Upcoming titles star book-loving dogs, cats, and other creatures; diPaola returns to Holiday House after a 20-year hiatus publishing elsewhere.
A circus-themed event at Penguin’s Preview in New York City underlined its featured book Circus Mirandus by Cassie Beasley—and other titles with animals of the possum-kind.
Famous Chef, Chickens with Superpowers, and Hurricane Katrina Lead the Pack at Random House Preview | 2015 Spring Preview
Bullying leads to an ecological disaster in Newbery winner Louis Sachar’s Fuzzy Mud, and world-famous chef Marcus Samuelsson shares a young adult version of his autobiography Make It Messy: My Perfectly Imperfect Life.
Bedtime Bunnies, Western Railroad Waitresses, and Typhoid Mary Populate Boyds Mills | 2015 Spring Preview
At the Spring Preview for Boyds Mills, a full range of nonfiction and fiction alike presided, including a story about restless bunnies in Bedtime at Bessie and Lil’s, a young boy who is a space explorer in Space Boy and His Dog, and an exploration of Typhoid Mary who spread the disease to many in Fatal Fever: Tracking Down Typhoid Mary.
Books about World War II, the New York City Sanitation Department, and titles written by librarians-turned-authors were aplenty at the 2015 Macmillan Spring Preview.
The Appoquinimink (DE) School District has been at the center of a controversy over whether to implement parental permission slips for required and recreational reading.
At the Holiday House Spring 2015 Preview, picture books abound about best friend bunnies who become intense rivals, a book-writing chicken who attends a book festival, and a young African American girl in the 1950s South who learns she can’t try on her shoes before buying them.
At the Spring 2015 Random House Preview, rich and unusual stories were abound: a man without a leg who bicycles across Ghana; Leontyne Price, one of the first African-Americans to perform at the Metropolitan Opera; and a dessert’s journey across time and four families.
Ten remarkable librarians from around the country were honored as award recipients at theI Love My Librarian Awards on December 2 in New York City.
Winning and honored titles included Sugar, a novel set on a plantation in the Reconstruction South, and Razia’s Ray of Hope, about the struggle for girls’ education in present-day Afghanistan.
HarperCollins Spring Preview, in New York City, served up books about bunnies, parents who wants to raise boring children, “Sick Lit,” and Sherlock Holmes.
The spring 2015 Preview in NYC served up Temple Run Book Three Run for Your Life: Artic Rescue in ebook format, a foray into nonfiction with See-Thru Frogs and See-Thru Sharks, and a retelling of Snow White with Tear You Apart.