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.
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.
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.
Librarians and booksellers flocked to the Spring 2015 Preview at the Chronicle headquarters in San Francisco in early October.
The Holiday House’s Fall 2014 Preview showcased titles that featured animals as their superstars, including: Pants for Chuck, Little Puppy and the Big Green Monster, and There’s a Pig in My Class.
The Scholastic Fall 2014 Online Preview is the ideal way to introduce books to readers, from picture books to titles for young adults.
At Macmillan’s fall 2014 book preview, editors discussed a wide range of titles featuring man-eating sharks, baby animals, gritty urban fiction, middle-grade animal stories, and more.
SLJ previews the upcoming fall 2014 titles from Egmont USA, which include stories about bullies, a zombie hamster, and a guinea pig that behaves like a dog, as well as a book based on the immensely popular Temple Run app and which were presented on April 3 at Sarabeth’s restaurant in New York City.
Diversity, bears, ninjas, and celebrities all characterized the rich array of new titles at a recent Penguin preview.
Tomorrowland, mermaids, World War II, and a killer chicken figure among the themes in Spring 2014 releases from Disney Hyperion.
Boyds Mill Press, a division of Highlights, showcased their Spring 2014 nonfiction offerings for young readers at a librarian preview event at the recent Midwinter Meeting, held in Philadelphia, PA earlier this year.
Contributing editor and former school librarian Rocco Staino spent a snowy afternoon getting reacquainted with Lerner Books and its high-interest nonfiction titles via the publisher’s spring 2014 webcast preview, “and I am glad I did,” he says. The 54-year-old publisher remains a “go-to” resource for librarians working with kids.
The Penguin Young Readers Group celebrated the holidays with good cheer, a host of spring titles to get excited about, and the launch of a new imprint, Kathy Dawson Books. Dawson, a publishing veteran of more than 20 years, was most recently vice president and editorial director for Dial Books.
Gas stations, fast food, and low-budget motels blur together with the coming Rapture in Mary Miller’s debut novel, The Last Days of California. “Adult Books for Teens” blogger Angela Carstensen makes her final contribution to SLJTeen after speaking with the author, who was inspired by a newspaper article to write the book.