SIX GOODBYES WE NEVER SAID by Candace Ganger on sale September 24, 2019 About the novel: Two teens meet after tragedy and learn about love, loss, and letting go. Naima Rodriguez doesn’t want your patronizing sympathy as she grieves her father, her hero—a fallen Marine. She’ll hate you forever if you ask her to open … More YA Spotlight: Six Goodbyes We Never Said by Candace Ganger
As Climate Week 2019 comes to an end, I thought it was a good time to kick off a series of blog posts with eco-themes for teachers/educators and pair them with some of the nonfiction picture books I use with my students to highlight the material. The eco-themes are based on the wonderful Sustainable Intelligence … More Educator Resources: Eco-theme #1: Water (with nonfiction PB titles)
Shantallow by Cara Martin Published by: Cormorant Books Publication date: May 26th 2019 Genres: Horror, Young Adult Synopsis: Tanvi isn’t the girl of Misha’s dreams; she’s the girl from his nightmares. She has appeared in his chilling dreams before he even meets her; when he DOES meet her, he falls for her. Their relationship … More YA Spotlight: Shantallow by Cara Martin with a giveaway!
From acclaimed picture book creator Jeanette Winter comes the urgent and powerful story of Greta Thunberg, the sixteen-year-old climate activist who has sparked a worldwide student movement and is demanding action from world leaders who refuse to address climate change. I don’t want you to be hopeful. I want you to panic…I want you to … More PB Spotlight: Our House is on Fire: Greta Thunberg’s Call to Save the Planet by Jeanette Winter
Einstein’s Compass: A YA Time Traveler Adventure by Grace Blair & Laren Bright Genre: YA Sci-fi/Time Travel How did Albert Einstein come up with his wondrous theories of light and time? In Einstein’s Compass: A YA Time Traveler Adventure, a young Albert is given a supernatural compass that allows him to travel through time … More YA Spotlight: Einstein’s Compass: A YA Time Traveler Adventure by Grace Blair & Laren Bright with a GIVEAWAY!
Everything I Knew to be True by Rayna York Genre: YA Contemporary Fiction Release Date: May 12th 2019 Summary: It was never easy for Cassie and her mother, struggling to make ends meet in their tiny apartment in The Bronx, but they had each other and that was enough. When her mother dies suddenly from … More YA Spotlight: Everything I Knew to be True by Rayna York with a giveaway!
All Boy by Mia Kerick Published by: Lakewater Press Publication date: June 25th 2019 Genres: Contemporary, LGBTQ+, Romance,Young Adult Synopsis: Seventeen-year-old Callie Canter knows all about screwing up—and being screwed over. After her so-called boyfriend publicly humiliated her senior year, taking a fifth year of high school at Beaufort Hills Academy is her second chance to leave behind a painful … More YA Spotlight: All Boy by Mia Kerick – plus a giveaway!
Hi Cathy! When we met a few years ago at NJ-SCBWI’s annual conference, we instantly became friends. I’m so excited to share another one of your wonderful picture books on my blog—and even more excited to chat with you about writing! Thank you so much, Jennifer. I am so happy we met at that conference. … More Q & A with PB Author Cathy Breisacher
“This Is Not A Love Scene rings brilliantly true from the first page to the last.” —David Baldacci, #1 New York Times bestselling author About the Novel: Funny, emotional, and refreshingly honest, S.C. Megale’s This is Not a Love Scene is for anyone who can relate to feeling different while navigating the terrifying and thrilling waters of first love. … More YA Spotlight: This is Not a Love Scene by S.C. Megale
Smoke and Key by Kelsey Sutton Release Date: April 2019 Entangled Teen Summary: A sound awakens her. There’s darkness all around. And then she’s falling… She has no idea who or where she is. Or why she’s dead. The only clue to her identity hangs around her neck: a single rusted key. This is … More YA Spotlight: Smoke and Key by Kelsey Sutton, plus a giveaway!