April 23, 2017

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Little, Brown Partners with LEGO; Lambda Literary Award Finalists | News Bites


In the latest News Bites: voting for the Children’s Choice Book Award is wide open until May 3; Little, Brown will release its first LEGO graphic novel in September 2015; and the finalists for the Lambda Literary Award for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender books published in 2014 have been announced.

Roundup: Books That Pass the Bechdel Test

Roundup: Books That Pass the Bechdel Test

For years in my teens and early twenties, I read chick-lit like it was going out of style. I didn’t mind the label or the candy colored covers or the many many headless women — I was young, and not in love, and these books filled a hunger. I now scorn the love triangle in […]

A Fabulous New Novel From Megan Abbott

The Fever

As promised, today we have a review of Megan Abbott’s new novel, The Fever. When last we saw Abbott she was wowing us with Dare Me, which got her a starred review and a place on our list of 2012′s Best Adult Books 4 Teens. The Fever has gotten her another starred review, and (spoiler […]

Pick of the Day: Sure Signs of Crazy

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A lonely girl shares her feelings with an idealized father, Atticus Finch

Pick of the Day: A Long Way Away

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From space to seabed and vice versa

Little, Brown Fall Kids’ Books | Preview Peek


Little, Brown’s fall lineup of books, presented to librarians and children’s book reviewers last week in New York City, includes new titles from Newbery winner Patricia MacLachlan, Caldecott winners Mordecai Gerstein and Jerry Pinkney, and Coretta Scott King Award winner Bryan Collier. In this second of our preview peeks, SLJ highlights which titles especially got our attention.

News Bites: “YA for NJ” Auction for Sandy Relief


Check out News Bites for the latest information on what authors are doing to help out victims of Hurricane Sandy, the latest changes at Random House, a literacy campaign for kids in need, and more.