November 30, 2015

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2015 Nonfiction Part Two

 Stonewall: Breaking Out in the Fight for Gay Rights by Ann Bausum Viking, May 2015 Reviewed from final copy Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club by Phillip Hoose Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, May 2015 Reviewed from final copy We’ve got two nonfiction reads. They’re both short, they’ve both received a lot […]

The Boys Who Challenged Hitler | An Interview With Phillip Hoose


Phillip Hoose’s book about a group of Danish teens who took on the Nazis when the rest of the country was too afraid shines a light on a little-known but awe-inspiring tale of courage.

New Titles from Douglas Florian, Courtney Summers, & Phillip Hoose | SLJ Sneak Peek


A zany send-up to Star Wars and a fanciful dragon tale are some of the kid-friendly picture books featured in SLJ‘s May 2015 issue. And important titles from heavy hitters Phillip Hoose and Courtney Summers are just some of the works for older readers highlighted. Check out the latest sneak peek of reviews appearing in the next print issue.

Moonbird, Delaware Shore Bird that Inspired Phillip Hoose Book, Still Flies


A rare shore bird, who Phillip Hoose profiled in his award-winning book Moonbird: A Year on the Wind with Great Survivor B95 (Farrar, 2012), was spotted flying over Delaware Bay this week, The Philadelphia Inquirer reports in its blog today.

Pick of the Day: Moonbird (AUDIO)

Moonbird audiobook

Phillip Hoose describes a year in the life of a rufa red knot in the audiobook Moonbird and does a superb job of narrating the text.