August 29, 2016

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Chronicle Fall 2016 Preview Shows Off Unique Approaches for All Ages

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The publisher recently shared the anticipation of their next season releases with a gaggle of giddy librarians and booksellers—and a few furry friends.

Amazing Artist! Bevy of Books! Cool New Space! The ABCs of the HarperCollins Fall Preview

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The publisher turns 199 years old this year, so their fall 2016 children’s book preview was even more celebratory than usual.

Scholastic Authors Reveal What’s Coming for Fall

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Scholastic’s unique video publisher preview is full of fun and surprises, as well as plenty of collection-worthy titles for the upcoming school year.

Macmillan Fall 2016 Preview Puts Back-to-Cool Creativity on Display

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From global permutations of the story of creation to a clandestine romance during the Russian revolution, this autumn’s Macmillan’s frontlist will have it all.

S. & S.’s Preview Yields a Bountiful Crop of Summer 2016 Books

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From a touching, unique perspective of 9-11, to the dangers of little white lies, this group of entries from Simon & Schuster’s Summer 2016 list plumbs the depths of tough emotions. But you’ll find books that are funny and memorable, too.

Little, Brown Trots Out Fresh Faces and Themes at Fall 2016 Preview

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Here a debut, there a debut, everywhere a debut! The Little Brown Fall 2016 Preview showcased a promising crop of first-timers, with standouts for middle grade and YA readers alike.

Candlewick Press Fall Preview Full of Drama, Dark Fairy Tales—and Octopi

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Oliver Jeffers’s A Child of Books stole the spotlight among a deep field of other worthy upcoming titles, including hotly anticipated picture books and fairy tales with a film noir feel.

A Lineup of Presidential Proportions from Random’s Summer 2016 List| Preview Peek

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Rounding out the patriotic pack at the Random House Summer 2016 Preview was an easy-to-read biography, Hillary Clinton: The Life of a Leader by Shana Corey and Adam Gustavson. (An ode to Donald Trump was conspicuously absent.)

Teen Tales, History, and Puns Round Out Penguin’s 2016 Summer List | Preview Peek

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The Penguin Young Readers Group summer 2016 review provided a sneak peek at the fun and thrills just around the corner.

Disney-Hyperion Spring 2016 List Has Broad Appeal | Preview Peek

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The season’s preview blossomed with fresh picks featuring old friends, every-day dilemmas, and fantasy worlds, as well as serious issues.

Macmillan Spring 2016 Preview Goes Green

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Rocco Staino reports on the top titles revealed at the recent Macmillan spring 2016 preview for librarians and educators.

Beautiful Beginning Readers, Chuckle-worthy Chapter Books, and Strong Debuts Top Holiday House’s Spring 2016 List

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Librarian Robbin Friedman reports on top titles coming out in Spring 2016 from Holiday House.

A New Tullet, a “Lowriders” Sequel, and the Latest from Molly Idle Shine at Chronicle’s Spring 2016 Preview

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Librarian Amy Cheney attends the recent Chronicle preview in San Francisco, CA, highlighting hotly anticipated new picture books, novels, and more.

A Flurry of Fresh Children’s and YA Titles Presented at the AAP Book Buzz

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Librarian Robbin Friedman attends and reports back on the recent AAP Book Buzz, highlighting new and upcoming titles for children and teens.

Big Anniversaries and Strong Debuts | Random House Children’s Books Spring 2016 Librarian Preview

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Random House revealed some of the top titles on their 2016 Spring list, including a special anniversary edition of The Book Thief and several offerings by debut authors.

Poetry, History, and Anticipated New Titles | Penguin Young Readers Spring 2016 Preview

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Marilyn Singer talks about her new work of reverso poetry, and editors present multi-layered history and historical fiction as well as hotly anticipated follow-ups from favorite authors at the recent Penguin Young Readers Spring 2016 Preview.

Animal Idioms, an Anna Pavlova Picture Book, and Benjamin Chaud’s Latest | Chronicle Fall 2015 Preview

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Librarians and booksellers flocked to the Chronicle Books preview in San Francisco recently for a look at the publisher’s upcoming titles, including a picture book biography of ballerina Anna Pavlova, a can’t-miss new work from Benjamin Chaud, and some gripping YA.

Selznick, Myracle, and Others Appear in Scholastic Fall 2015 Online Preview

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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.

A Tomie dePaola Title and Myriad Animals on Holiday House Fall List | Publishers Preview

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Upcoming titles star book-loving dogs, cats, and other creatures; diPaola returns to Holiday House after a 20-year hiatus publishing elsewhere.

Pictures of the Week: Author Gabrielle Balkan Wows Librarians at Quarto Fall Preview

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On Wednesday May 13, Quarto Publishing USA presented its fall titles, calling attention to its new nonfiction imprint, Wide Eyed Editions. On hand was author Gabrielle Balkan, who discussed her The 50 States.