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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.
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!
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!
“On July 16, 2013, the Central Youth Wing of the Brooklyn Public Library welcomed fans of Tom Angleberger’s ‘Origami Yoda’ books to our Origami Yoda party. The Party Empress (er, the librarian in charge) threw down a challenge before the festivities ended: “Let Us Fold 1,000 Origami Yodas by August 30th!”. Progress was slow in the beginning days, but the determination and folding skills of Brooklyn’s children are quite powerful. We wound up with a total of 1,118 Origami Yodas, and you can see every single one of them in the video.” –CentralYouthWing
It started with an empty window….Then SuperPublicists Laura and Morgan went to work…. enlisting the help of Jason Rosenstock, the amazing artist who does the chalkboard covers for OY books. Then they added the STOOKY origami that you amazing SuperFolders sent in!!!!!! As you know, I cannot put the name of every SuperFolder into the acknowledgements at the back of the books. However, I will be adding the SuperFolder names of SuperFolders who sent origami in for this amazing window display! (Assuming you wrote your SF name on the back…) Thank you all so much!!!!
The development of I CAN SEE JUST FINE, Abrams Appleseed’s lead picture book for Fall, involved the brilliance of author/illustrator Eric Barclay, vetting by two different eye doctors, the never-blurry, always-clear design vision of Meagan Bennett, and a whole lot of laughter. As Eric himself will say, this book is first and foremost a funny story — getting glasses just happens to be the theme. The story is based on Eric’s own daughter (also Paige), who provided the inspiration, the attitude, and the comedy for this authentic and light-hearted account. But it was Eric putting pencil-to-paper that led to such poster-worthy pieces. Paige’s deadpan dedication to trying on every possible frame is only one of the many spreads that begs readers to pause and giggle.
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.
Jeff Kinney was named Author of the Year for Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel by the Children’s Book Council at the annual Gala, held last night in New York City. This is Kinney’s second consecutive win!
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!