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July 6, 2015

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SPONSORED: Request Advance Reader’s Copies of Brandon Webb’s “The Making of a Navy Seal”

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The Making of a Navy Seal is Brandon Webb’s tale of overcoming the odds to be the best, and a secret look inside one of the finest and most difficult military training courses ever. If you’re an Active librarians in the United States can request complimentary advance reader’s copies. NOTE: This content was sponsored and contributed by Macmillan

SPONSORED: Score Advance Reader’s Copies of Marie Marquardt’s “Dream Things True”

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If you’re an active librarian in the United States, you can request a complimentary advance reader’s copy of Marie Marquardt Dream Things True, a YA novel about a wealthy Southern boy and an undocumented Mexican girl who fall in love in their hostile Georgia town. NOTE: This content was sponsored and contributed by Macmillan.

SPONSORED: Get Advance Reader’s Copies of Simon P. Clark’s “Tell the Story to Its End”

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If you’re an active librarian in the United States, you can request an advance reader’s copy of Simon P. Clark’s haunting debut, Tell the Story to Its End from St. Martin’s Press. NOTE: This content was sponsored and contributed by Macmillan.

SPONSORED: Walking on Fear Street with R.L. Stine

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The king of juvenile horror is back with brand-new books in the “Fear Street” series. Get a sneak peek at the upcoming volumes in the popular series. NOTE: This content was sponsored and contributed by Macmillan.

SPONSORED: Hello Texas! Visit Macmillan/Griffin Teen at TLA Annual in Austin, April 14–17

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The Macmillan/Griffin team can’t wait to see librarians in Austin at the Texas Library Association Annual Conference in just a few short weeks! Peruse the program early and then join them in the exhibit hall in the Macmillan Adult booth #1359. NOTE: This content was sponsored and contributed by Macmillan.

Macmillan | 2015 Spring Preview

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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.

Review: Supertruck by Stephen Savage

Review: Supertruck by Stephen Savage

Supertruck By Stephen Savage Roaring Brook Press (Macmillan) ISBN: 9781596438217 $12.99 Grades PreK-1 Out Now Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library The 21st century is when superhero culture exploded. Have Batman, Spider-Man, Superman (and many more) ever been more mainstream than they are today? Supertruck by Stephen Savage (Where’s Walrus?) enters this climate […]

Top 20 Books of 2014: 20-16

Top 20 Books of 2014: 20-16

Around this time of the year, John Schumacher and I get all reflective. While it would be cool if we shined brightly when you pointed a flashlight at us, I don’t mean that kind of reflective. I mean we looked back on the year in children’s literature. We reflected with a purpose: over the next […]

SPONSORED: More Fun Than a Basket of Kittens, YA Titles from Macmillan

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It’s time for the annual list of teen and YA-OK titles. And of course we’re more excited than a basket of kittens in yarn to share these favorites with you! NOTE: This content was sponsored and contributed by Macmillan.

The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights

The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights, Steve Sheinkin Roaring Brook Press, January 2014 Reviewed from final copy This is a difficult review to write. The reason I’m struggling has nothing to do with Steve Sheinkin’s book, and everything to do with it. My thoughts keep turning to Michael Brown, […]

Review of the Day: Neighborhood Sharks by Katherine Roy

Review of the Day: Neighborhood Sharks by Katherine Roy

Neighborhood Sharks: Hunting with the Great Whites of California’s Farallon Islands By Katherine Roy David Macaulay Studio – Roaring Brook (Macmillan) $17.99 ISBN: 9781596438743 Ages 7-12 On shelves now. When you’re a librarian buying for your system, you come to understand that certain nonfiction topics are perennial favorites. You accept that no matter how many […]

SPONSORED: R.L. Stine’s ‘Don’t Stay Up Late’ Advance Reader’s Copies

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Can nightmares really come true? It’s always a possibility in Shadyside. Get your ARC of R.L. Stine’s Don’t Stay Up Late now to find out—and you’d better leave the lights on. NOTE: This content was sponsored and contributed by Macmillan.

The Shadow Hero

The Shadow Hero

The Shadow Hero, story by Gene Luen Yang & art by Sonny Liew First Second, July 2014 Reviewed from final copy I don’t review graphic novels here that often, although I read most of them, because I always worry that I don’t know enough about art. But I know enough to know that this is […]

Review: Tales of Bunjitsu Bunny by John Himmelman

Review: Tales of Bunjitsu Bunny by John Himmelman

Tales of Bunjitsu Bunny By John Himmelman Henry Holt (Macmillan) ISBN: 9780805099706 $13.99 Grades 1-4 Out October 28, 2014 Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library In a children’s literature landscape where “lesson” has become a bad word, books that overtly seek to impart wisdom have become more the exception than the rule. Mention […]

The Winner’s Curse

The Winner’s Curse

The Winner’s Curse, Marie Rutkoski Macmillan, March 2014 Reviewed from final copy Not gonna lie. I loved this book. I loved from the pretty dress cover — I know! But I’m a sucker — to the thoroughly unexpected world. I loved the lack of easy answers and the fact that there is more to come. […]

Review: The Zoo Box by Ariel Cohn

Review: The Zoo Box by Ariel Cohn

The Zoo Box By Ariel Cohn Illustrated by Aron Nels Steinke First Second (Macmillan) ISBN: 9781626720527 $17.99 Grades K-3 Out Now Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library Of all the mash-ups going on in children’s literature these days – think Hugo Cabret, Wimpy Kid, Flora & Ulysses – is any combination more natural […]

Librarian Preview: Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group (Fall 2014)

Librarian Preview: Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group (Fall 2014)

And the hits just keep on coming!  Ain’t no party like a Macmillan party, cause a Macmillan party has superior brownies.  So there I was, HUGELY pregnant with some major back pain attending my penultimate librarian preview in a publisher’s home base (I actually have three more to write up after this, so no worries […]

Review: The Miniature World of Marvin and James by Elise Broach

he Miniature World of Marvin and James by Elise Broach

The Miniature World of Marvin and James (The Masterpiece Adventures, Book One) By Elise Broach Illustrated by Kelly Murphy Henry Holt (Macmillan) ISBN: 9780805091908 $15.99 Grades 1-3 Out Now Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library Look out – sports reference. My two favorites are soccer and basketball. One time, a friend who played […]

Review: The 26-Story Treehouse by Andy Griffiths

Review: The 26-Story Treehouse by Andy Griffiths

The 26-Story Treehouse By Andy Griffiths Illustrated by Terry Denton Feiwel & Friends (Macmillan) ISBN: 9781250026910 $13.99 Grades 2-6 Out Now Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library *Disclaimer* I’ve never started a review with a disclaimer before, but before getting into this review I should probably say that Andy Griffiths visited my school […]

Upcoming Titles from Macmillan | Fall 2014 Preview

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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.