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COVER REVEAL: Momentous Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling @sterlingbooks #kids #books

The sequel to the monster hit Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus will be released FALL 2019!

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“High School. Two words that struck fear into the heart of every arm-less middle schooler I knew. Which was me. And like two people online.”

The sequel to the critically acclaimed Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus follows Aven Green as she confronts yet another challenge: high school.

Just as Aven starts to feel comfortable in Stagecoach Pass, with her friends and schoolmates accustomed to her lack of “armage,” everything changes once again. She’s about to begin high school . . . with 2,300 new kids to stare at her. And no matter how much Aven tries to play it cool, nothing prepares her for the reality. In a year filled with confusion, humiliation, fears, loss, and just maybe love, can Aven manage to stay true to herself?

PRAISE for Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus

[Aven] is a perky, hilarious, and inspiring protagonist whose attitude and humor will linger even after the last page has turned. The tale of Stagecoach Pass is just as compelling as the story of Aven, and the setting, like the many colorful characters who people this novel, is so vivid and quirky that it’s practically cinematic.
— School Library Journal (starred review)
. . . a tale that is not about having differences, but accepting them in oneself and others.
— Booklist (starred review)
Dusti Bowling’s story of a regular, hugely likable kid who deals with her unusual challenges with grace and humor is pitch-perfect.
— Shelf Awareness (starred review)
Connor’s Tourette’s support-group meetings and Aven’s witty, increasingly honest discussions of the pros and cons of ‘lack of armage’ give the book excellent educational potential. . . . its portrayal of characters with rarely depicted disabilities is informative, funny, and supportive.
— Kirkus Review
Bowling’s sensitive and funny novel . . . demonstrates how negotiating others’ discomfort can be one of the most challenging aspects of having a physical difference and how friendship can mitigate that discomfort. . . . [an] openhearted, empathic book.
— Publishers Weekly

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Stan Lee - THE ZODIAC LEGACY

 

 

Watch comic book writer and author Stan Lee talk about his new magical middle grade series THE ZODIAC LEGACY.

 About  When twelve magical superpowers are unleashed on the world, a Chinese-American teenager named Steven will be thrown into the middle of an epic global chase. He’ll have to master strange powers, outrun super-powered mercenaries, and unlock the mysterious powers of the Zodiac.

Book 1: The Zodiac Archives (9781423180852) released earlier this week! Visit http://disneyzodiac.com for more details.

ON SALE TODAY The Terrible Two

It's an exciting day for us, as Abrams Books is releasing the highly anticipated new middle grade novel: The Terrible Two (9781419714917) by bestselling authors Mac Barnett and Jory John.

Advance Praise for The Terrible Two “A double helping of fun and mischief!” —Jeff kinney, author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series

“The pranks, the brotherhood, the art, the heart! What’s not to love about the Terrible Two?” —Sara Pennypacker, author of the Clementine series

“You don’t have to be a cow, like cows, or even know a cow to love the Terrible Two.” —Dave Eggers

“This book is terrible! Terribly funny, terribly full of pranks, and terribly wonderful.” —Jon Scieszka, author of The Stinky Cheese Man and the Frank Einstein series

“The Terrible Two are my kind of kids. And what’s more, they’re kids’ kind of kids.” —Annie Barrows, author of the Ivy & Bean series

“Hilarious.” —Dav Pilkey, author of the Captain Underpants series

To read more about The Terrible Two visit http://www.abramsbooks.com.

Abrams Books Releases Final Cover for Tom Angleberger's Origami Yodi Series

logo_default On August 12th, 2014, Abrams Books imprint Amulet will release the sixth and final book, EMPEROR PICKLETINE RIDES THE BUS, in the Origami Yoda Series. First published in 2010, this series has more than 5.3 million copies in print and has been hailed by Publishers Weekly as "a natural step up from the Wimpy Kid series, with more text and narrative complexity, but just as much on-target humor and all-around fun.” School Library Journal also called the series, "honest, funny, and immensely entertaining. The illustrations and design will engage readers.”

Publishers Weekly released the cover earlier this week and talked to Tom about his inspiration for the series and his new book The Qwikpick Papers: Poop Fountain. (Click to read Tom Angleberger to Fold Origami Yoda Series.) Though we're sad to see the end of this series, we couldn't be more thrilled about the new cover! Let us know what you think on twitter - @MandaGroup!

9781419709333Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus: An Origami Yoda Book By Tom Angleberger Abrams/Amulet Augugt 12, 2014 ISBN 978-1-4197-0933-3