Recipe: SummerThyme Chocolate Chunk Cookies from ‘Midsummer’s Mayhem’

One of our newest middle grade titles from Yellow Jacket, Midsummer’s Mayhem, hit shelves last week and we couldn’t be more excited. This novel from author Rajani LaRocca is a mashup between a Shakespearean classic and a fierce baking competition, and is the perfectly sweet
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Q&A with Allison Crotzer Kimmel, Author of ‘The Eternal Soldier’

Have you heard of Sallie, the canine Civil War hero? Many people haven’t! We’re so excited to share her story in The Eternal Soldier, which shows that bravery comes in all shapes and forms. Recently we had the chance to send a few questions to
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Our Easter & Spring Must-Read List

Welcome back, spring! WE MISSED YOU. Seriously, what a relief to be waving goodbye to colder weather. And to further lift our spring-scented spirits, here’s a list of our top recommendations for spring reading lists. Bunnies are a prominent part of most of these books,
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Q&A with Isabel Galupo, Co-Author of ‘Maiden & Princess’

Maiden & Princess is a beautifully inclusive and diverse picture book published in partnership with GLAAD, and we recently had a chance to chat with one of the book’s authors, Isabel Galupo, about her inspiration, her writing process, and more! Read below for insight into
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Meet the Members of The Gemini Detective Agency!

To celebrate the release of The Gemini Mysteries #1: The North Star, we’re offering a closer look at the characters that make this new middle-grade mystery series so much fun to read. Learn more about Zach, Evie, Vishal, and Sophia before jumping into the story,
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6 Children’s Books to Read During Women’s History Month

Let’s hear it for the girls! March is Women’s History Month, so we’re handing the microphone over to our favorite female icons. This list includes several special picture books about little-known history figures and a handful of beautiful nonfiction books that are perfectly suited for
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Q&A with Samuel Pollen, Author of ‘The Year I Didn’t Eat’

The Year I Didn’t Eat author Samuel Pollen has written an honest portrayal—sometimes humorous, sometimes heart-wrenching—of what it’s like to live with an eating disorder. Based on his own experiences with anorexia, Pollen tells the story of twelve-year-old Max, a boy who finds himself struggling not
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How to Make Israeli Salad! (Featured in Pancakes to Parathas)

Salad for breakfast?! It’s not as uncommon as you might think—especially if you’re a kid growing up in Israel! In celebration of of expanding our culinary horizons, we wanted to share this authentic recipe for Israeli Salad, which is a yummy mixture of cucumbers, tomatoes,
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#AskTheOffice: What Was the First Book You Fell in Love With?

Happy Valentine’s Day! Since we’re an office full of bookworms, we figured it was only appropriate to take a fond look back at some of the earliest books we remembered reading as kids. Reading is a lifelong hobby, but it always starts with that first
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5 Picture Books to Read During Black History Month

Black History Month is officially upon us, and we are so excited to bring this list to you! Our friends, readers, and social media followers are always asking for diverse picture book recommendations, so today we’re rounding up our favorite picture books that feature stories
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Q&A with Alice McGinty, Author of Globe-Trotting Picture Book ‘Pancakes to Parathas’

Pancakes to Parathas author Alice McGinty knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. This drool-inducing picture book, illustrated by Tomoko Suzuki, features morning meals from all over the globe, including Japan, Nigeria, and Brazil. It’s a smart, engaging way to help kids gain
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Our 2018 Holiday Gift Guide!

Another turn around the sun, and that means another great list of children’s books and middle grade reads that would make perfect gifts for the bookworms in your lives. Whatever their interest, we have something for every reader, whether they prefer stories about animals, or
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Q&A with Melanie Sumrow, author of the stirring middle-grade novel ‘The Prophet Calls’

Melanie Sumrow’s The Prophet Calls tells the story of Gentry Forrester, a young girl born into a polygamous community in the foothills of New Mexico. Gentry feels lucky to live among God’s chosen people in the Prophet’s compound, but when music is outlawed, Gentry and her
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5 Books to Read for National Bullying Prevention Month

Bullying, unfortunately, is a part of most young people’s lives. With the advent of the internet, online trolling has become just another way for kids to torment each other. Learning to value ourselves is an important life lesson—one where books can lend a tremendous helping
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Q&A with Erica Silverman, author of the transgender-affirming picture book ‘Jack (Not Jackie)’

Erica Silverman is the author of Jack (Not Jackie), a sweet story about the changes facing one family. In this important picture book, Susan discovers that her little sister Jackie prefers to play with mud and be a Superbug, rather than play forest fairies and wear
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How to Make Homemade Pound Cake! (Recipe featured in Pies from Nowhere)

Hi folks! October is NATIONAL DESSERT MONTH, so what better time to introduce you all to the inspirational, baking-infused story of Georgia Gilmore? Georgia used her talents to start the Club from Nowhere, a tight-knit group of bakers and cooks who helped raise money for
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Fidget Spinner Prank Makeup (from Karina Garcia’s Must-Try DIYs)

It’s time to get spooky! Slime (and DIY) Queen Karina Garcia has an awesome Halloween costume-related project in her book Karina Garcia’s Must-Try DIYs that’s perfect for pranking people! Read below for full DIY details and have fun! Keep in mind that the end result of
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Q&A with Illustrator Holly Hatam

Holly Hatam is the illustrator for Jack (Not Jackie), a sweet story about the changes facing one family. In this important picture book, Susan discovers that her little sister Jackie prefers to play with mud and be a Superbug, rather than play forest fairies and
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10 Books to Help Usher In Halloween

It’s here, it’s here! Autumn leaves, pumpkin-flavored everything, comfy sweaters… There’s so much to celebrate about the return of cooler weather. Speaking of celebration, we think these ten spooky children’s books deserve their moment in the spotlight, too. Whether you know a little one who’s
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Behind the Scenes with Maria Gianferrari

We’ve got a special treat for animal lovers! Operation Rescue Dog, written by Maria Gianferrari and illustrated by Luisa Uribe, is the story of a young girl, Alma, and the rescue dog named Lulu, who is destined to become part of her family. Read below
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Behind the Scenes with Rachel Toalson

Looking for your next great middle grade read? Don’t miss The Colors of the Rain, a “poignant look at how families are torn apart by personal and historical tragedies, and the ways they continue to endure” (Booklist). We went behind the scenes with author Rachel
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Super-Simple Fidget Spinner (from Karina’s Must-Try DIYs)

Fidget spinners are a bunch of fun, and the only thing better than playing with one is learning how to make a spinner yourself! This easy to follow crafting project from Karina Garcia’s Must-Try DIYs will teach you everything you need to make your own
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Bonnier Publishing USA presents Disney Bilingual Books!

We are so pleased to announce that we have released our first two bilingual English-Spanish books featuring a variety of beloved Disney characters. Disney Princess Colores/Colors, and Disney Princess Números/Numbers are available now wherever books are sold. These will be followed by two bilingual English-Spanish
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Behind the Scenes with Maura Ellen Stokes

Looking for your next great middle grade read? Don’t miss Fadeaway, a “realistic, convincing, and moving debut portrait of grief and friendship” (Kirkus Reviews). We went behind the scenes with author Maura Ellen Stokes to learn more about this fantastic new book!   1. When did
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Q&A with “Stu Truly” author, Dan Richards!

Get ready for a laugh, because Stu Truly is now available and we’re going behind the scenes with author Dan Richards! Dav Pikey calls this book “A charming tale of angst and self-discovery,”  and Kirkus Reveiws says it’s “utterly charmingly…[a] promising and funny debut.” Check out
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