Books for Younguns, Young Adults and the Young-at-Heart

Friday, August 3, 2012

Friday ARCs and BLADs

Today I'm starting a new feature.  Every Friday, I'll be bringing you a preview of upcoming titles by showing you the ARCs (advance readers copies) and BLADs (book layout and designs) received during the previous week.  Here's what we got this week:

Uh oh...

Oh, it's the first book in Libba Bray's new series from Hachette, The Diviners!  (I've read this one already, and I am so excited to start selling it.  You'll hear more about it closer to publication.)

This is teen.  Right there in that box.

No, wait.  It's actually some Scholastic titles.  We've got The Dark Unwinding by Sharon Cameron, Magisterium by Jeff Hirsch and Skinny by Donna Cooner.  All very attractively wrapped, too.

And then there's Harper Collins.  I may have received their entire winter catalog, so much of it will pass without comment.  First, the picture books:

An Awesome Book of Love! by Dallas Clayton
Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909 by Michelle Markel, illustrated by Melissa Sweet
Brick by Brick by Charles R. Smith, Jr., illustrated by Floyd Cooper
Cheetah Can't Lose by Bob Shea
Grumpy Goat by Brett Helquist
Monsters Love Colors by Mike Austin

Cat Talk by Patricia McLachlan and Emily MacLachlan Charest, illustrated by Barry Moser
My Brother's Book by Maurice Sendak
The Moon Jumpers by Janice May Urdy, illustrated by Maurice Sendak
Peepsqueak Wants a Friend! by Leslie Ann Clark
Nelson Mandela by Kadir Nelson
Perfectly Percy by Paul Schmid

Tito Puente: Mambo King/Rey del Mambo: A Bilingual Picture Book by Monica Brown, illustrated by Rafael Lopez
Stardines Swim High Across the Sky and Other Poems by Jack Prelutsky, illustrated by Carin Berger
Biscuit in the Garden by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, illustrated by Pat Schories
When My Baby Dreams of Fairy Tales by Adele Enersen
Penny and Her Marble by Kevin Henkes
Pete the Cat: Play Ball! created by James Dean

And now the middle grade and young adult:

Case File 13: Zombie Kid by J. Scott Savage
The Rising by Kelley Armstrong
Nobody but Us by Kristin Halbrook
Mind Games by Kiersten White
The Fellowship for Alien Detection by Kevin Emerson
Destiny, Rewritten by Kathryn Fitzmaurice
Force Out by Tim Green
Revolution 19 by Gregg Rosenblum

Seven Wonders: The Colossus Rises by Peter Lerangis
Under Wildwood by Colin Meloy, illustrated by Carson Ellis
The Genius Files: You Only Die Twice by Dan Gutman
Pretty Sly by Elisa Ludwig
Wasteland by Susan Kim and Laurence Klavan
Crash and Burn by Michael Hassan
Pivot Point by Kasie West
Shards and Ashes edited by Melissa Marr and Kelley Armstrong with additional stories by Veronica Roth, Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl, Rachel Caine, Nancy Holder, Beth Revis and Carrie Ryan

Never Say Die by Will Hobbs
City of a Thousand Dolls by Miriam Forster
A Dash of Magic: A Bliss Novel by Kathryn Littlewood
I Represent Sean Rosen by Jeff Baron
Dodger by Terry Pratchett
The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepherd
Pulse by Patrick Carman
Jinx by Sage Blackwood

The Trouble with Flirting by Claire LaZebnik
Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi
Stick Dog by Tom Watson, illustrated by Ethan Long
The Menagerie by Tui T. Sutherland and Kari Sutherland
The Bully Book by Eric Kahn Gale
Asunder: An Incarnate Novel by Jodi Meadows
Ravage by Jeff Sampson
Everbound: An Everneath Novel by Brodi Ashton

Mila 2.0 by Debra Driza
Period.8 by Chris Crutcher
Rise: An Eve Novel by Anna Carey
Nancy Clancy: Secret Admirer by Jane O'Connor, illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser
Unlucky Charms by Adam Rex
Taken by Erin Bowman
Arcadia Burns by Kai Meyer
The Fourth Stall Part III by Chris Rylander

Requiem: Final Book in the Delirium Trilogy by Lauren Oliver
Dead Silence: A Body Finder Novel by Kimberly Derting
Otherworld Chronicles: The Seven Swords by Nils Johnson-Shelton
Flowers in the Sky by Lynn Joseph
Kiss Me Again by Rachel Vail
Pretty Girl-13 by Liz Coley
Story's End: Sequel to Storybound by Marissa Burt
Riley Mack Stirs Up More Trouble by Chris Grabenstein

Prophecy by Ellen Oh
Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi
The Shadow Girl by Jennifer Archer
Imposter: The Electrifying Sequel to Slide by Jill Hathaway
Amelia Bedelia Means Business by Herman Parish, illustrated by Lynne Avril
The Rise of Nine by Pittacus Lore
Shadows in the Silence: An Angelfire Novel by Courtney Allison Moulton

And that's all for this week.  What looks exciting?


  1. Just one week? Holy goodness Batman.

    1. This was a lot for one week. Every once in a while we get a shipment of all the ARCs for a major publisher's whole catalog, and that's what happened here. Most weeks we just get a few titles, like the first books in this post.

  2. Hello I can't find a contact so hopefully you will see this eventually. I have been looking everywhere for a Diviners arc and was wondering if you still had yours?
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