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ALA Midwinter 2014: Abrams Author Events and Signings

Full Schedule of ABRAMS Booth Signings (#713) and Events

The 2014 American Library Association’s (ALA) Midwinter Meeting is taking place January 24-27 in Philadelphia, PA. There will be Abrams authors attending to sign books and meet readers! Read on for a full schedule of Abrams booth signings (#713) and events.

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on Wednesday, January 15th, 2014
in the category Conferences

Abrams Kids Authors at NCTE/ALAN 2013!

NCTE/ALANTaking Place November 22-26 In Boston, MA

Abrams Books for Young Readers, Amulet Books, and Abrams Appleseed have an exciting lineup of authors at NCTE (Booth #1033) and ALAN taking place November 22-26 in Boston, MA. Stop by the Abrams booth #1033 for advanced reading copies, giveaways, author signings, teacher’s guides, and more!

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on Wednesday, November 6th, 2013
in the category Children's Books

Ten Questions With Cat Winters

Author of In the Shadow of Blackbirds, A New Novel From Amulet Books

Today we are excited to celebrate the release of In the Shadow of Blackbirds by debut author Cat Winters! Read on to learn more about the book and the author’s inspiration behind writing it.

In 1918, the world seems on the verge of apocalypse. Americans roam the streets in gauze masks to ward off the deadly Spanish influenza, and the government ships young men to the front lines of a brutal war, creating an atmosphere of fear and confusion. Sixteen-year-old Mary Shelley Black watches as desperate mourners flock to séances and spirit photographers for comfort, but she herself has never believed in ghosts. During her bleakest moment, however, she’s forced to rethink her entire way of looking at life and death, for her first love—a boy who died in battle—returns in spirit form. But what does he want from her?

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on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013
in the category Interview

ART2-D2′S GUIDE TO FOLDING AND DOODLING

The Newest Book In The ORIGAMI YODA Series Releases Today!

Today, we are thrilled to celebrate the official release of ART2-D2’S GUIDE TO FOLDING AND DOODLING! The companion activity book to our New York Times bestselling ORIGAMI YODA series by Tom Angleberger. Tom will show you how to fold your own Art2-D2 in a really cool instructional video after the break!

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on Tuesday, March 26th, 2013
in the category Children's Books

9 Questions With Sarah Skilton, Author Of Bruised

An Amulet Books Author Interview

Today we are celebrating the release of Bruised by debut author Sarah Skilton! When Imogen, a sixteen-year-old black belt in Tae Kwon Do, freezes during a holdup at a local diner, the gunman is shot and killed by the police, and she blames herself for his death. Before the shooting, she believed that her black belt made her stronger than everyone else—more responsible, more capable. But now that her sense of self has been challenged, she must rebuild her life, a process that includes redefining her relationship with her family and navigating first love with the boy who was at the diner with her during the shoot-out.

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on Tuesday, March 5th, 2013
in the category Interview

This year’s American Library Association’s Midwinter Conference took place in sunny Seattle. It was my first time there, so as a tourist and an exhibitor, it was a thrilling weekend. See my recap in pictures after the break because they really say it best.

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on Friday, February 1st, 2013
in the category Conferences

SPLINTERED is a stunning debut that captures the fantastical madness of a mystical under-land as well as a girl’s pangs of first love and independence. Alyssa Gardner, the fictional great-great-great-granddaughter of the real Alice Liddell, the woman who inspired Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, finds that the real Wonderland is full of strange beings and dark agendas. She must right the wrongs of Alice to break a maddening family curse. This month we celebrate the release of Splintered by debut author A. G. Howard. Learn more about the author after the break!

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on Tuesday, January 8th, 2013
in the category Children's Books

Star Wars Reads Day

A Celebration Of Reading And Star Wars

Tomorrow, October 6, is the first-ever Star Wars Reads Day! In honor of this—a day for fans, both new and old, to come together to celebrate reading and Star Wars—a few of my ABRAMS colleagues and authors wanted to share their Star Wars memories and pictures. Please excuse us while our true, nerdy colors are showing . . .

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on Friday, October 5th, 2012
in the category Pop Culture

The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee

Meeting Fans Across the Country with Author Tom Angleberger

As a child of the 80’s, I may not have been around for the actual release of the STAR WARS movies—but as a daughter of a nerd (thanks, dad!), the movies soon became a family favorite in our household.

How was I to know that, what feels like light-years later, I would be lucky enough to work on a book called The Strange Case of Origami Yoda? My inner nerd rejoiced! At long last, my tendency to be nerdy would pay off.

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on Tuesday, August 21st, 2012
in the category Children's Books

Little Pim: Bilingual Fun at Books of Wonder

Beloved multi-lingual panda bear from the Little Pim videos, can now be found in books!

Last week Little Pim celebrated the release of the brand new board books with a launch party at Books of Wonder in New York City. Little Pim‘s creator and author Julia Pimsleur Levine spoke about the making of the books, “With three languages and half a dozen language advisors, reaching a consensus on what to put IN the books was not always an easy task. Debating the relative merits of ‘scared’ vs. ‘frightened’ (‘peur’ vs. ‘effrayé’), and deliberating over whether we were staring at a banana or platano, reminded me how learning a second language expands your understanding of the world and how languages work.”

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on Monday, October 17th, 2011
in the category Bookstore