Friday, February 8, 2013

Spring 2013 Titles Ready on NetGalley!

I'm writing this while a snowstorm rages outside, and I must admit it feels a little strange to be talking about spring. However! Our Spring 2013 books will be hitting shelves soon, and are now available for review at NetGalley.com. Sign up for a free account to access e-galleys of any of our new titles.

If you're looking to entertain younger children, you'll find a new pair of adorable board books from Hazel Hutchins, Cat Comes Too and Dog Comes Too. The picture book What The Snakes Wrote tells the charming story of some snakes who form words with their bodies to enlist the help of the farmyard dog, Rufus, to save their winter hibernation hole. Rufus can't read, but he can tell that the snakes are acting strangely, so he finally manages to alert the farmer to their plight. Finally, When I Was Eight is a picture book version of our hugely popular memoir Fatty Legs, so that younger readers can experience and empathize with Margaret's trials as she learns how to read at a residential school.


We've got lots of fascinating non-fiction for middle school readers, from how modern forensics can solve mysteries from the past (Bones Never Lie), to certain plants that started wars, cured diseases, or made mass transportation possible (10 Plants That Shook the World), to why things cost what they do and what happens after you spend money (Follow Your Money) and what jobs you can have behind the scenes in show business (Showtime). Native Americans: A Visual Exploration is a dynamic pictorial guide to Native American peoples, and The Arab World Thought of It explores the many inventions and innovations of the Arab peoples.

For older readers, War Brothers is a visually stunning exploration of life as a child solider in Uganda. Originally published as a novel in 2008, this graphic novel adaptation gives new life to a subject that is both emotionally challenging and greatly important. Finally, Hooked: When Addiction Hits Home tells ten true stories from the perspective of a teen living with a parent or sibling who is struggling with addiction (to alcohol, drugs, gambling, or food).

We're very excited about our Spring 2013 titles, and we hope you enjoy them, too!

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