Rights Report + Meyer + Appelgate:
- Bigfoot Is Missing! by Kenn Nesbitt and J. Patrick Lewis and illustrated by Minalima (book of cryptid poems where poetry lurks in newspaper headlines, warnings scrawled in graffiti, billboards and bus benches bellow beware, Chronicle Books, March 2015).
- Beep, Beep, Go to Sleep: A Robot Bedtime Story by Todd Tarpley and illustrated by John Rocco (a child must shepherd his rambunctious robots off to bed, Little, Brown, fall 2015)
- The Book That Proves Time Travel Happens by Henry Clark (MG - three children are transported back in time and discover connections between Morse code and the ancient form of divination called the "I-Ching" that will help them get home, Little Brown, spring 2015)
- Aw, Nuts! by Rob McClurkan (Debut - Squirrel goes on an adventure as he chases the most delicious looking acorn he has ever seen, HarperCollins, fall 2014).
- Goldfish on Vacation by Sally Lloyd-Jones and illustrated by Roman Muradov (Picture book based on a true story of children who bring their goldfish to vacation in a local fountain one summer in New York City, Schwartz & Wade Books, spring 2016)
- Futures by Parker Peevyhouse (YA debut - a collection of interwoven stories stretching out from the present into the future, as our world collides with a mysterious alternate universe, Kathy Dawson Books, fall 2015)
- The Bridge from Me to You by Lisa Schroeder (YA part verse, part prose told alternately told by a 17-year-old girl who is new to a small town with a family secret, and the star football player she meets who is having a tough year and has big dreams beyond the field, Scholastic, summer 2014).
- Poems from a Circus Chef by Kate Hosford (Picture book - stars the chef in charge of feeding a diverse cast of hungry circus characters, Carolrhoda Books, spring 2015).
- The Perfect Cup of Tea by Kate Hosford and illustrated by Gabi Swiatkowska (Picture book - a queen searches for the perfect brew and learns a thing or two about friendship and self-reliance along the way, Carolrhoda Books, fall 2015).
- Since There Was You by Sherri Duskey Rinker and illustrated by Patrick McDonnell (a tribute to motherly love, Balzer + Bray).
- Rook by Sharon Cameron (a retelling of The Scarlet Pimpernel set in the future, which chronicles "a Sunken City gone mad, an unwanted betrothal, and 13 innocents who will die unless a legend can save them," Scholastic).
- Wonder at the Edge of the World by Nicole Helget (MG set in 1855 Kansas during the height of tension between slave owners and abolitionists. It centers on an irrepressible girl named Hallelujah Wonder who must protect her explorer father's priceless artifacts by embarking on an epic ocean journey with a mysterious and magical object sought by the man who took her father's life. Little, Brown, spring 2015).
- From the Complaint Box by Jo Knowles (MG - a boy navigating his way through the pitfalls, pain, embarrassments – and surprising glories – of surviving middle school, Candlewick, fall 2015).
- The Land of Ten Thousand Madonnas by Kate Hattemer (YA - three teen cousins embark on a backpacking trip to Europe at the mysterious behest of their fourth cousin, who recently passed away, Knopf, spring 2015)
- The Winter Place by Alexander Yates (MG debut - the story of Tess and Axel, who after their parents die, are shipped off to Finland to live with estranged relatives, but when they arrive they realize that their mother and father may just be lost, deep in a haunted forest in the wilds of northern Finland, Atheneum).
- Nonfiction history of Motown by Andrea Davis Pinkney (on the inception of the music label and how the young performers became some of the most successful recording artists of the 1960s, shattering racial barriers and defining the sound of a generation, Roaring Brook Press, fall 2015)
- The Charlie and Mouse series by Laurel Snyder (Debut - a collection of stories about the daily adventures of two curious brothers, Chronicle, spring and fall 2015)
- The End of the Beginning by Michelle Levy (YA debut, pitched as a darker Eleanor & Park - tells of two broken people who help each other survive and ultimately find love, Dial, summer 2015)
- Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone (YA pitched as Glee meets Silver Linings Playbook - a competitive swimmer with OCD who struggles with her position among the popular circle of friends, until a quirky girl a few lockers away introduces her to a seemingly innocent poetry club hidden below the school theater, Disney/Hyperion, spring 2015).
- Proof of Forever by Lexa Hillyer (YA debut billed as a cross between The Interestings and The Fault in Our Stars - “a lyrical, heart-wrenching novel about four girls who miraculously relive the summer they were fifteen, discovering friendships, second chances, and one devastating secret,” HarperCollins Children's Books, 2015).
Endling by Katherine Appelgate (MG trilogy, 2016, The agent... was as intrigued as the author was when she read the definition of “endling,” which appears on Wikipedia: “One of the proposed names for an individual animal that is the last of its species or subspecies.”)
SA Bodeen's next series? MG Swiss family Robinson meets Lost in a four book deal.
Hey, JLA fans, you've got some news. There's Be with Me featuring Jase and Teresa (and Cam and Avery) to be released on February 4th, 2014. She also linked to a cover reveal sign-up for her Disney/Hyperion April 2014 thriller title, Don't Look Back, and posted the synopsis for her other Disney/Hyperion title, The Problem with Forever.
50 First Times: A New Adult anthology edited by Julie Cross and including J. Lynn, Carrie Ryan, and Sophie Jordan among others. GR link here.
Curious about Fire and Flood by Victoria Scott? Here's an excerpt! Are you interested in the novel & are you going to request an ARC? I've been eagerly this one ever since I saw
Or how about Champion by Marie Lu? Here's another excerpt! (^-- These two are kind of old excerpts, but they are the only excerpts I've seen for these highly anticipated titles, and I missed out them in previous weeks, so I figured why not?)
Or how about Lauren Kate's Teadrop? The book trailer was released.
The sequel title for The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey was revealed. What, you thought I was going to tell you here? ;) There's also an interview in the link.
Book Festivals: Princeton Children's BF & Boston Teen Author Festival.
Brain Hive, a pay-as-you-go e-book lending service for K-12 school libraries, has added new features to the platform in addition to announcing changes to its management.
Scholastic Donates One Million Books to Reach Out and Read to Help Low-Income Families Build Home Libraries and Encourage Them to Read Every Day with Their Young Children. Scholastic, I am seriously impressed. How cool.
The indie bookstore resurgence. Woot, and in honor of that, Bookriot explains: How to buy ebooks from independent bookstores with Kobo.
*I featured this one before, but I heard this is final. I think the tagline is new.
*If you'd like to follow along during the week as I gather these reveals,
I've started to post the covers to this Pinterest board.*
Discussion/Other Fun Blogger Posts:
The major news of the week: Goodreads decided to change its policy on review and author guidelines. From what I understand, the list Authors Behaving Badly was deleted as have been shelves regarding any negative treatment of authors (i.e. due-to-author) and the according reviews and books on those shelves. Mentions of the author in any negative light will now be censored. Reviews will no longer be hidden but deleted from the site. Members who had shelves about authors were not told prior to their shelves being deleted but were told via e-mail that their accounts were under review. Authors now see pop-ups at the top of every page they visit and have been warned that they will be under review if they respond to negative reviews. Goodreads later amended its post to apologize for having deleted reviews & shelves without warning and has stated that after September 21, 2013, warnings will be given. It also claimed that only 21 users were affected by this change. Several people have written (letter-type) discussion posts such as Author Jennifer Armentrout, Jessie (Ageless Pages Reviews), Lyn (Great Imaginations), Author Nenia Campbell, Author Leah Raeder, Kate (Cuddlebuggery Book Blog), Aerin (New Review/Shelving Policy), Dear Author, Bookphilia, Meg (BookSnobbery), Author Linda Hilton, Emma (Why Goodreads' New Rules are Censorship), Jennifer (The Bawdy Book Blog), User Mike, Tess Burton, Wendy Darling (The Midnight Garden), Stefani (Written among the Stars), Ceridwen (Soapboxing), Nemo (The Moonlit Library), Tara (The Crazy Bookworm), Rose (Writing Through Rose Tinted Glass), Keertana (Ivy Book Bindings), Bekka (Pretty Deadly Reviews), Anya (On Starships and Dragonwings), Renae (Respiring Thoughts), Shannelle (The Tracery of Ink), Ellie (Book Revels). This is not to mention the over 2,000 comments on the original policy thread. CNN covered the change: Goodreads's Growing Pains. The Washington Post: Is Goodreads' new policy really censorship? Galleycat: Goodreads to 'delete content focused on author behavior.' Gigaom: As Goodreads grows up, it can't please everyone. Should it try? A tumblr was created to discuss the GR censorship of reviews. Many reviewers have moved to BookLikes and some have begun to delete their GR accounts. If you are one of the new BL users, I have a BookLikes account too.
Note: If you know of more posts on GR, let me know! I'll link to them here. Also, I'm just going to apologize ahead of time for the abundance of GR links if you've left the site. I don't quite know what to do about that for now - some books aren't out yet for pre-order on bookseller sites & are only on GR.
Chuck Wendig: Dear Publishers
#feelgoodmomentoftheday: Harry Potter proposal is full of riddles, magic, and love.
11 Most Evil Characters in Books Did yours make the list?
12 signs you're a banned book reader. Are you? 11 quotes from authors on censorship & banned books.
Why science fiction isn't just for geeky boys. <-- Yes. yes. yes.
Is there life beyond vampires for teenage readers? (That picture with Kellan is freaky! Nope, I still haven't seen BD2).
Talking about the future of children's literacy.
True Love, Book Fights, and Why Ugly Stories Matter.
Embracing Diversity in YA lit. <-- from SLJ and LOTS AND LOTS of resources if you'd like.
CBC is also really good at facilitating discussion on diversity - check out these blog posts: "I want to write what I know," it doesn't have to be truthful, first, know yourself.
On the importance of love, the difficulty of growing up today, and why olives are evil. (From author Lauren Myracle).
Books for kids raise eyebrows over young gay character.
When the book that's banned is your own. And the top 100 banned/challenged books of 2000-2009. The Top 10 Challenged titles (of the past year). Recognize some of them ;)? And how many banned books have you read?
Book description phrases that drive me nuts. <-- very true, very true.
Silicon Valley Reads 2014 picks examine relationship between books, technology.
Why fantasy trumps contemporary (for me).
- Melissa at Book Nerd Reviews: Blogging 101: Why your Netgalley ratio matters.
- Charlotte at Gypsy Reviews guest posts at Asti's A Bookish Heart: How to Stand Out! -- Finding Your Niche
- Parajunkee: BB 101: WP tips and tricks you can't live without.
- Cee at the Novel Hermit: Prepping Blog Posts
General: On Bloggers & Blogging:
- Anya at On Starships and Dragonwings: On author/bloggers drama.
- Jen at the Starry-eyed Revue: Changes.
- Laura at Music Plus Books guest posts at Asti's A Bookish Heart: Do you read the blogs you follow?
- Trish at Between the Lines: Balancing the Books
- Katie at Doing Dewey: Monday Musings on Bloggiesta
- Shannelle at the Tracery of Ink: Y I No Comment on Your Blog?
- Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer: Drama Mama
- Jenni at Alluring Reads: Money & Blogging
- Shannelle at the Tracery of Ink: My problem with email subscribing
- Gaby at Queen Ella Bee Reads: What is happening?
- Jasmine at Flip That Page: Blogger Bites: On International Blogging
- Captain Bec at Ransom Reads: Blogging Goals & Dreams
Reviews, Ratings, and Recommendations:
- Anya at On Starships and Dragonwings: Where do you post reviews?
- Pam at YA Escape from Reality: Do you review all the books you read?
- Cassie at Books with Cass: How do you rate?
- Lesley Marie at Books and Beautiful: I'm afraid of star ratings
- Giselle at Xpresso Reads: Halloween Reads
- Amy at Book Loving Mom: Halloween Reads
- Kezia at Chapteriosity: I know we can't love the same book but...
- Charlotte at Gypsy Reviews: I can't recall books
- Helen at My Novel Opinion: Getting Overly Emotional
- Laura at Owl Tell You about It: Going Digital
- The ladies at Book Nerd Reviews: Book Hype
- Abria at Read.Write.Discuss: Reading on a budget
- Lauren at Books, Tea & Me: The Right Book for the Right Place + Mexico
- Pat at the Girl Who Keeps Reading: Life as a Genre Hopper
Types of Books:
- Mel at The Daily Prophecy: Mission Impossible: Tackling Series.
- Kristilyn at Reading in Winter: Why old books are OK
- Jillian at Bookish and Nerdy: I Don't Request ARCs
- Danny at Betwitched Bookworms: A Guide to Find Outstanding Audiobooks
- The ladies at the Midnight Garden: Who's your bookish kindred spirit?
- Molli at Once Upon a Prologue: I Need a(n) (Anti)Hero!
- Lauren at Books, Tea & Me guest posts at Asti's A Bookish Heart: MCs I'd Hate in Real Life
- Gillian at Writer of Wrongs: An Ode to Hermione Granger (+ Giveaway)
- Ellie at Book Revels: I Prefer Reading Female POV
- Amy at Ode to Jo and Katniss guest posts at Asti's A Bookish Heart: Why do "Older" adults read YA?
- Charl at A Place on the Bookshelf guest posts at Asti's A Bookish Heart: Does YA Provide Solace for Teens?
- Carrie at The Mad Reviewer: Romance in YA Novels
- Octavia at Read.Sleep.Repeat: My Personal Hatred for People Who Ban Books
- Emily at Icy Cold Reads: Banned Books
- Gillian at Writer of Wrongs: Baking the Books: Now that's a cupcake of a different color!
- Pat at the Girl Who Keeps Reading guest posts at Asti's A Bookish Heart: Bookish Weddings
- Meg at Adrift on a Vulcan: 10 Quotes Every Bookworm Should Know
- Arial at Italic Books: Fonts on Covers
- Reem at I Read and Tell: Would You Rather: Round Two
Glimmer by Phoebe Kitanidis was optioned by CBS for development as a TV series.
Did you see the first Divergent movie posters? How about the featurette with Shailene Woodley, Kate Winslet, and Theo James and showing some exclusive footage? (And Veronica Roth, who looks so snazzy, don't you think? I want her fashion style.)
The next YA novel headed to the big screen? The Finisher by David Baldacci, coming in March 2014 from Scholastic and optioned by Sony.
Another Vampire Academy still alert - and this time it's of Dimitri! Usually I like to wait until I see the movie before pronouncing whether an actor/actress fits the role but for some reason, I find myself slightly disappointed by the Dimitri actor.
The Giver movie will be released in August 2014.
Castor and Pollux have been cast for Mockingjay Parts 1 & 2. So have been Boggs, Homes, and Commander Paylor.
Oh, hey, look at the fresh faces for the Vampire Diaries cast of Season 5.
Look! The Harry Potter producer discusses the adaptation of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Did you hear that Warner Brothers is not allowed to edit the script after JKR signs off on it?
2013 Fall TV Lineup: Shows based on books.
The Fallen adaptation has its Cam.
A copy of Unbreakable by Kami Garcia (US only, October 5).
Most Featured: Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson. Funny thing - GR had featured this as a mover and shaker earlier, and last week I'd featured it in turn, but I don't think I truly started to see reviews for this title until now.
Recent Recommended Reads: You can read my review of Soulless by Gail Carriger--a delightful mash of genres and full of dry, British humor--and of Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis--an unconventional and beautifully written YA dystopian/survivalist story. Also, Attachments by Rainbow Rowell. Very fun and light "chick lit" but also covers substantial topics like identity and your career, etc. Feels very appropriate to the NA crowd, and again is also a very Rainbow Rowell title with her trademark humor and authentic dialogue and emotion. I'm reading The Spectacular Now with Bonnie of Sweet Tidbits now too, if any of you would like to join our read-along.