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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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MULHOLLAND BOOKS to publish LETHAL WHITE by Robert Galbraith on September 18, 2018

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‘I seen a kid killed.... He strangled it, up by the horse'

When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike’s office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike is left deeply unsettled. While Billy is obviously mentally distressed, and cannot remember many concrete details, there is something sincere about him and his story. But before Strike can question him further, Billy bolts from his office in a panic.

Trying to get to the bottom of Billy’s story, Strike and Robin Ellacott - once his assistant, now a partner in the agency - set off on a twisting trail that leads them through the backstreets of London, into a secretive inner sanctum within Parliament, and to a beautiful but sinister manor house deep in the countryside.

And during this labyrinthine investigation, Strike’s own life is far from straightforward: his newfound fame as a private eye means he can no longer operate behind the scenes as he once did. Plus, his relationship with his former assistant is more fraught than it ever has been - Robin is now invaluable to Strike in the business, but their personal relationship is much, much more tricky than that…

 

Praise for Career of Evil, the third in the Strike series

Strike and Robin are just as magnetic as ever.
— New York Times
Career of Evil is the third—and best—novel in the engaging Cormoran Strike private detective series. . . . [Galbraith has] invented a serial killer for the ages, one who chills us from the book’s grim but riveting opening. . . . This perfectly paced mystery is packed with surprises, all of which play out with flawless crime-fiction logic.
— USA Today, Four Star Review
Pure pleasure. . . . That’s what makes these novels so good: They are clever, tightly plotted mysteries with all of the most pleasurable elements of the genre (good guy, bad guy, clues, twists, murder!), but with stunning emotional and moral shading.
— NPR
Hugely entertaining . . . This gifted storyteller has taken full command of the new turf. . . . Career of Evil succeeds powerfully on its own terms.
— Chicago Tribune
Another triumph . . . Its darkness is mitigated by its sparkling protagonists.
— People

Robert Galbraith is a pseudonym for J.K. Rowling, bestselling author of the Harry Potter series and The Casual Vacancy. The three previous Strike novels, The Cuckoo’s Calling (2013), The Silkworm (2014) and Career of Evil (2015) all topped the national and international bestseller lists and were adapted for a major television series for BBC One, produced by Brontë Film and Television.

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WIMPY KID BOOK 10 ANNOUNCEMENT

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Exciting news! Abrams Books bestselling series The Diary of a Wimpy Kid BOOK 10 (9781419717017) will be published on November 3, 2015. It is one of the most anticipated books of the fall. Read USA TODAY's coverage here - http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/books/2015/03/26/book-buzz-exclusive-diary-of-a-wimpy-kid-jeff-kinney-november/25044197/. The final cover will be revealed on April 27 at 9:30 a.m. EST by Jeff Kinney with XM Sirius satellite radio's kids' host Absolutely Mindy and then will available on www.wimpykid.com.

DIARY OF A WIMPY KID BOOK 10 9781419717017 $16.95 CDN www.wimpykid.com

Abrams Books Reveals Wimpy Kid Book 9

Exciting news! On November 4th, 2014 Abrams Books will release the latest installment of the bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series. The new book, THE LONG HAUL, will follow Greg and his family on a road trip.  The title and the cover were revealed last week by Publishers Weekly (read the article here!) and by Abrams Books at the Bologna Children's Book Fair. More details to come! 2234-1

Disney Author Greg Pizzoli Wins 2014 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award!

On Friday, January 31st, Publishers Weekly announced that The Watermelon Seed, written and illustrated by Disney Hyperion Books author Greg Pizzoli, has won the coveted and highly respected THEODOR SEUSS GEISEL AWARD! Watermelon SeedThe Theodor Seuss Geisel Award (a.k.a. the Dr. Seuss award) is given annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished book for beginning readers published in English in the United States during the preceding year.   The winner(s), recognized for their literary and artistic achievements that demonstrate creativity and imagination to engage children in reading, receives a bronze medal.  Honor Book authors and illustrators receive certificates, which are presented at the ALA Annual Conference.  The award was established in 2004 and first presented in 2006. For more information, please visit http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/geiselaward/geiselabout.

About the Book

With perfect comic pacing, Greg Pizzoli introduces us to one funny crocodile who has one big fear: swallowing a watermelon seed. What will he do when his greatest fear is realized? Will vines sprout out his ears? Will his skin turn pink? This crocodile has a wild imagination that kids will love. With bold color and beautiful sense of design, Greg Pizzoli’s picture book debut takes this familiar childhood worry and gives us a true gem in the vein of I Want My Hat Back and Not a Box.

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Ages 3-5
Hardcover
40 pages
Author: Greg Pizzoli
Released on: 2013-05-14
ISBN: 978-1-4231-7101-0

PAGING: EVAN MUNDAY | Type Books Window Display

Type Books Halloween Window If you live in Toronto, every four to six weeks your savviest book friend will likely drag you to Queen West indie retailer Type Books to view the store’s magical, strange, inventive and whimsical window, which has featured papier mâché floating bunny heads, a three-dimensional Toronto alley, boomboxes from 1985, handcrafted balloons, giant pom-poms, and everything in between to draw your attention to their incredible selection of books. And, turns out, Kalpna Patel, the clever designer behind Type’s highly touted window, has only been at it for a year, which is saying quite a bit about her skills.

For her latest spectacular creation, Kalpna has collaborated with author and cartoonist EVAN MUNDAY to celebrate the release of his new book DIAL M FOR MORNA (9781770410732), published by ECW Press (check out THE GRID's photo gallery of Kalpna creating the display).  The spooky Halloween themed window (above) features Munday’s exquisite hand-drawn portraits of Type Book's staff that will surely delight passerby and loyal customers for the next few weeks. Interested in getting your own portrait? This weekend you can meet Munday at Type - he'll be painting Goth faces on people in the window on Saturday, October 26th  from 12-5pm and Sunday, October 27th from 12-4pm. Expect to be thrilled.

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ABOUT THE BOOK

October Schwartz and her five deadest friends are back. The holiday season has descended upon the town of Sticksville like an eggnog rainstorm, but October has no time for candy canes or mistletoe. She’s busy dealing with an oddly pleasant new history teacher, her living friends’ new roles as high-school radio DJs, and two (!) new mysteries that need solving before the new year. October and her ghost friends are hot on the trail of the person (or persons) responsible for Morna MacIsaac’s death in 1914 — or as hot as one can be on a 100-year-old trail — when

October’s friend Yumi finds herself the target of anti-Asian harassment at school. Solving two mysteries at once won’t be easy, but our intrepid heroine in black eyeliner loves a challenge.

Follow October, Cyril, Tabetha, Morna, Kirby, and Derek as they sleuth their way through a blizzard of suffragettes, iceskating disasters, mystical telephones, and boats named Titanic, all set against a backdrop of yuletide pandemonium.

Read more at http://www.ecwpress.com/dialm

DIAL M FOR MORNA By Evan Munday 9781770410732 $11.95 Independent Publishers Group (ECW Press)

“UNCOVER THE COLOUR” CAMPAIGN FOR NEXT BOOK IN THE #1 BESTSELLING DIARY OF A WIMPY KID SERIES REVEALED | Abrams Books

Today is the launch of Abrams Books Diary of a Wimpy Kid Uncover the Colour Campaign! Visit wimpykid.com and shake Greg Heffley’s crystal ball to find out more about the cover, title and colour of book 8.

Wimpy Kid Uncover the Colour & Much More!The campaign will run until August 8, 2013, when the colour, title, and cover of the latest installment of Wimpy Kid will be revealed-online and at a live U.S. event (tba).