The following two titles have made YALSA’s list for the Outstanding Books for the College Bound 2014: Yoko Ono: Collector of Skies by Nell Beram and Carolyn Boriss-Krimsky – Arts and Humanities List & Gay America: Struggle for Equality by Linas Alsenas – History and Cultures List. Click through to to see the rest of the winners.
Amulet Books published Secrets of the Terra-Cotta Soldier in January. Written by the mother and son writing team of Ying Chang and Vinson Compestine, this action-packed adventure finely weaves fact and fiction, detailing the story of thirteen-year-old Ming who lives in a village in Maoist China in the 1970s. Read on for an interview with the authors.
Discovery Friday is a new special event from Barnes & Noble. By shopping at Barnes & Noble on Friday, November 22, you’ll discover exclusive offers, special discounts, and deals at participating Barnes & Noble stores for one day only. And even more exciting, you’ll enjoy readings, performances, and fun kids’ activities while you’re there! We have several Abrams Appleseed, Abrams Books for Young Readers, and Amulet Books authors participating. Attend one of the awesome events after the break!
This diverse book shows the strengths and weaknesses of a young girl who is figuring out who she wants to be. When I first heard of this book, I knew from the title that it involved Indian and Jewish heritages, from the point of view of a girl about my age. I didn’t know much about Jewish heritage before reading, but I could tell quickly that my thinking and actions are very much like Tara’s, the main character. For example, I love spicy food and I enjoy imitating Indian heroines, just as she does.
The 2013 American Library Association’s (ALA) Annual Conference is taking place June 27-July 1 in Chicago, IL. There will be a ton of Abrams authors attending to sign books and meet readers! Read on for a full schedule of Abrams booth signings (#2005) and events.
This past weekend, I attended the Turning the Page: New Stories for Newtown event in Connecticut. The tragedy that befell the people of Newtown at Sandy Hook Elementary School this past December left so many of us wishing we could reach out and help the community recover. This literary festival, cosponsored by the Children’s Book Council (CBC), the C.H. Booth Library’s Books Heal Hearts fund, and many children’s book publishers, including ABRAMS, had an important impact on the community.
Today is national Poem in Your Pocket Day! According to the Academy of American Poets, today is a day to select a poem, carry it with you, and share it with others throughout the day. Poem in Your Pocket is a big day at ABRAMS —including a trip to The Today Show with the children’s group to share some poetry and spread the word, as well as pocket-sized poems on the desk of every employee.
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner— tomorrow to be exact. And what’s on our minds here at Amulet Books? Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel, of course!
Enter to win a Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel Valentine’s Day prize pack! Included in the prize pack (pictured) is one copy of the book, Greg Heffley tattoos, an official Third Wheel magnet, and chocolate. You’ll win the same kind of chocolate that was given to every Abrams employee on the official release day!
GENIE WISHES is a charming middle-grade novel about a one-of-a-kind fifth grader’s wishes, hopes, and dreams. Written by Elisabeth Dahl, a debut author, the book will be published by Amulet Books, an imprint of ABRAMS, in April 2013. GENIE WISHES is a story about fifth grade—highs, lows, and hamster erasers—as seen through the eyes of the class blogger, Genie. Learn more about GENIE WISHES and more about Elisabeth after the break!
November 13th, 2012 was the much anticipated release day of the biggest book of the year: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel by Jeff Kinney, published by Amulet Books! Jeff toured seven states and reached forty-nine booksellers in the Midwest. Learn more about the tour here, and go behind the scenes of the last leg of the tour and Jeff’s Today Show appearance after the break!