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Teen Talk Tuesday (9/20/16 Edition)

It’s a big month for new teen titles! Check out our new YA & YA-OK releases then tune in to Early Word YA Galley Chat later today at 4pm EST (hashtag: #ewgcya), and tell us about the YA books you’ve been reading:

THE ARAB OF THE FUTURE 2: A Childhood in the Middle East, 1984-1985: A Graphic Memoir by Riad Sattouf
THREE starred reviews! “In the second volume of an acclaimed five-part graphic memoir, originally published in France, cartoonist Sattouf captures the discomfiting and occasionally humorous details of his first year in school in a Syria that is casually anti-Semitic and not particularly kind to anyone.” Publishers Weekly, starred review

THE MEMORY OF THINGS by Gae Polisner
Ages 12 to 18
A powerful novel about two teenagers finding friendship, comfort, and first love in the days immediately following 9/11 as their fractured city tries to put itself back together. “A touching look at the power of selflessness, memory, and hope in the face of tragedy.” — Booklist

THE POSSIBILITY OF SOMEWHERE by Julia Day
Ages 12 to 18
Ash Gupta is admired by his peers, enjoying his last year of classes and getting the kind of grades that his wealthy, immigrant parents expect. Eden Moore is the unpopular, sharp-tongued girl from the trailer park most likely to become class valedictorian. What can the future hold for two passionate souls from totally different worlds? “This is an engaging read. The narrative takes place during one semester of school, and it’s full of drama, struggles with money and grades, family turmoil, and identity issues.” — School Library Journal readmoreremove

Teen Talk Tuesday (8/16/16 Edition)

Lovely YA Librarians, we can’t wait to hear what you’ve been reading later today during Early Word YA Galley Chat (starts at 4pm EST, hashtag: #ewgcya), but first let us tell you about this month’s new teen and YA-OK adult titles:

THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF IVAN ISAENKO by Scott Stambach
An August 2016 Indie Next pick, a BEA 2016 “Shout ‘n Share” pick, and one of Library Journal‘s “Summer Promise — Debut Novels” selections! A hilarious and powerful first novel about a disabled boy who finds love and hope in a Russian hospital. “An auspicious, gut-wrenching, wonderful debut.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review

THE TREES by Ali Shaw
A terrifying and wildly imaginative novel that follows four survivors on a journey after the natural–and the supernatural–has reclaimed and transformed their world. “Shaw has written an exciting apocalyptic novel that blends in elements of magic realism. Gripping and occasionally brutal, this survival story highlights both the best and worst in humanity.” — Library Journal, starred review

THE GREATEST OF MARLYS by Lynda Barry
“Barry is one of American literature’s great chroniclers of childhood” (Publishers Weekly, starred review), and her most famous character from the long-running and landmark comic strip Ernie Pook’s Comeek, eight-year-old Marlys Mullen, shines in all her freckled and pig-tailed groovy glory in her very own collection of strips. “Beyond nostalgia, her deceptively simple art, in all its spareness, breaks your heart and makes you laugh, often at the same time.”
Booklist, starred review

ANNE OF GREEN BAGELS by Jon Buller & Susan Schade
On her first day at her new school, Anne is saddled with the nickname Anne of Green Bagels, thanks to the health-food sandwich her grandmother has made her for lunch. Can things get any worse? Find out in this middle grade hybrid comic/chapter book perfect for fans of Judy Blume. “…breezy entertainment with a suitably happy ending.” — Publishers Weekly

FEAR STREET SUPER THRILLER: SECRETS: THE LOST GIRL & CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET by R.L. Stine
Now in one volume, master of horror R.L. Stine delivers two bone-chilling stories of teens in danger in the small town of Shadyside, where danger and violence looms on every darkened street corner.

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Look at these Cute & Furry Heroes!

Warning: the photos you’re about to view of military dogs and their handlers from the YA adaptation of WAR DOGS: Tales of Canine Heroism, History, and Love by Rebecca Frankel may give you warm fuzzies and a sense of national pride!

Staff Sergeant Robbie Whaley plays with military war dog (MWD) Boda after giving her a good grooming at Fort Carson in Colorado in December of 2011.
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Layla relaxes in the arms of Cpl Brady “Pancho” Cervantes at Shir Ghazay Patrol Base, Landay Nawah County, Afghanistan. (Photo © Rita Leistner/Basetrack)

Marines’ best friend: Layla the dog. TBJ Marines on foot patrol found Layla when she was a puppy about a month and a half ago. Because of IED risk to taking her on patrols, they decided to trade her for some cigars to Cpl Brady “Pancho” Cervantes, 23, of 1/8 3rd Plt., from Dallas TX (pictured here). 2011-01-31--Shir Ghazay Patrol Base, Landay Nawah County, Afghanistan. 1st Battalion 8th Marines Bravo Company 3rd Platoon.
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Books for Teens 2016: WE [heart] Flatiron Books YA!

Our list of favorite forthcoming 2016 teen titles collected all in one place, just for you and your teen patrons is finally here. In addition to the always-exciting selection from Griffin Teen (including new books from David Levithan and Stephanie Perkins), keep an eye out for YA debuts IF I WAS YOUR GIRL and AMERICAN GIRLS from Flatiron Books.

But first, make sure that you’re pre-approved on Edelweiss to download all of our available e-galleys. Click here to find out how to be whitelisted.

You can also view our Edelweiss collection of Books for Teens 2016 titles here.

Our super-cool “Books for Teens Twenty-SixTEEN” poster is now available!

You’re in for a treat because this year’s poster is double-sided—flip it over and color your own CARRY ON  book jacket! Click here to download a copy or email us to request a hard copy (don’t forget to include your mailing address).
Now on to the books, starting with Flatiron YA!

IF I WAS YOUR GIRL by Meredith Russo
**TWO STARRED REVIEWS** Amanda Hardy is the new girl in school in Lambertville, Tennessee. Like anyone else, she wants to make friends and fit in, but she has a secret. When she meets sweet, easygoing Grant, she can’t help but let him in. As they spend more time together, she finds herself yearning to share with Grant everything about herself, including her past. But Amanda’s terrified that once she tells the truth, no one will be able to see past it. Because the secret that Amanda’s been keeping? At her old school, she used to be Andrew.

Russo has written a story that many trans teens—and adults—have been wanting: a sweet, believable romance that stokes the fires of hope without devolving into saccharine perfection or horrific tragedy. Above all, this is a necessary, universal story about feeling different and enduring prejudices, and it’s full of love, hope, engaging writing, and truth.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“In an illuminating debut guided by hope and overwhelming kindness, Russo demonstrates the challenges teens face in finding ‘the truest version’ of themselves.” Publishers Weekly, starred review

AMERICAN GIRLS by Allison Umminger
***THREE STARRED REVIEWS!*** When fifteen-year-old Anna “borrows” her family’s credit card and runs away to L.A. to crash with her half-sister, she has to work to pay her way home. Her sister’s creepy ex-boyfriend hires Anna for a seriously macabre research project for his indie film: to research the murderous Manson girls. This is not quite the summer Anna had in mind, but it may just be the one that she needs to understand and accept her family, and herself, in a new way.

“Setting her tale against the glittery, gritty backdrop of modern-day Los Angeles, the author deftly weaves together multiple story strands to create a razor-sharp commentary on our culture, observed with keen wit from the perspective of one honest and complex American girl. An insightful, original take on the coming-of-age story, this novel plumbs the depths of American culture to arrive at a poignant emotional truth.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Debut author Umminger’s humor is biting (“My family was clearly the place where optimism went to die”), yet it reveals richly complicated relationships among mothers, daughters, and sisters. Umminger crafts a Los Angeles both glittering and soulless, leading to Anna’s realization that she may have more in common with the Manson girls than she thought, but it’s the choices she makes that set her apart.”
Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Bittersweet and true, Anna’s journey to self-discovery is one that should be widely read.” — Booklist, starred review

CARRY ON by Rainbow Rowell
A 2016 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults selection!  Rainbow Rowell continues to break boundaries with CARRY ON, an epic fantasy following the triumphs and heartaches of Simon and Baz from her beloved bestseller FANGIRL.

“A brilliantly addictive, genuinely romantic story… It’s as if Rowell turned the Harry Potter books inside out, and is showing us the marvelous, subversive stuffing inside.” — Time Magazine

“With rock-solid worldbuilding, a sweet and believable romance subplot, and satisfying ending, CARRY ON is a monumentally enjoyable reading experience. Hand this to fans of Rowell, Harry Potter, love stories, and magic.”
— School Library Journal, starred review

“…irresistible and surprisingly tender, but the true strength here is the characterizations… Stock up on copies—this one begs to be reread.”
Booklist, starred review

“…this book can be read as a tribute to Harry Potter and Lev Grossman’s Magicians series, and it’s a sterling example of how to use genre conventions to create something new. The funny, wised-up dialogue, the tumultuous, sweet, and sexy love story is grade-A Rowell…readers will find [this] almost impossible to put down. — Publishers Weekly, starred review

BREAKAWAY by Kat Spears
Also available in trade paperback
A 2016 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Nominee! From the author of the YALSA 2015 Best Fiction for Young Adults pick, SWAY (now available in trade paperback), comes a new novel that asks the question: when a group of four best friends begins to drift apart, what will it take to bring them back together? BREAKAWAY received two starred reviews, including this one from Booklist: “A painfully honest and powerful depiction of the changing nature of friendships in the face of hardship and an exploration of what it means ‘to be human and alive.’”

THE BOY WHO KILLED GRANT PARKER by Kat Spears
Ages 13 to 18

From the author of the YALSA 2015 Best Fiction for Young Adults pick, SWAY, comes a high stakes contemporary story of a city teen who moves to a small town and finds himself head to head with the local bully.

DREAM THINGS TRUE by Marie Marquardt
A 2016 YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers Nominee! A modern-day Romeo and Juliet story in which a wealthy Southern boy falls in love with an undocumented Mexican girl and together face their hostile Georgia town. “Readers seeking a star-crossed love story with a twist won’t be disappointed.” — Publishers Weekly

THE WEIGHT OF FEATHERS by Anna-Marie McLemore
A 2016 YALSA Morris Award Finalist & Best Fiction for Young Adults selection! The Night Circus meets Romeo and Juliet in this stunning young adult novel about two teens from rival traveling performer families who fall in love despite the almost impossible odds against them. “McLemore’s prose is ethereal and beguiling… The enchanting setup and the forbidden romance that blooms…will quickly draw readers in, along with the steady unspooling of the families’ history and mutual suspicions in this promising first novel.” — Publishers Weekly

THE WEIGHT OF FEATHERS by Anna-Marie McLemore (ages 14-18) will be available in trade paperback on September 26, 2017.

WHEN THE MOON WAS OURS by Anna-Marie McLemore
Longlisted for the 2016 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature and three starred reviews!
From Morris Award finalist Anna-Marie McLemore comes a second stunning novel tinged with magic, about a girl with roses that grow from her wrist who happens to be hiding the truth, a boy with past secrets who paints moons and hangs them in trees, and four sisters rumored to be witches, who could ruin them both. “With luminous prose infused with Latino folklore and magical realism, this mixes fairy-tale ingredients with the elegance of a love story, with all of it rooted in a deeply real sense of humanity. Lovely, necessary, and true.”
Booklist, starred review 

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OMG PUPPIES!

Who can resist a roundup of books featuring cute and courageous canines?

MIRACLE DOGS by Liz Stavrinides
Professional pet photographer and volunteer for animal rescues, Stavrinides combines her passions in this heartwarming collection of stories and full-color portraits of 50 amazing dogs and their loving owners, including celebrities like Hoda Kotb. “Even cat-lovers will have a hard time holding back when they take a look at actor Chevy Chase’s lab Chris, grinning with eyes closed. It’s an aw-shucks collection sure to inspire a trip to the local shelter.” — Publishers Weekly

WAR DOGS: Tales of Canine Heroism, History, and Love by Rebecca Frankel
Frankel offers a riveting mix of on-the-ground reporting, her own hands-on experiences in the military working dog world, and a look at the science of dogs’ special abilities—from their amazing noses and powerful jaws to their enormous sensitivity to the emotions of their human companions. “Her passion for her subject matter and deep appreciation for the dogs is heartwarming and inspiring throughout. Military aficionados as well as dog lovers will learn from and enjoy from this study of canine commandos and the service people who count on them.” — Publishers Weekly

NAVY SEAL DOGS: My Tale of Training Canines for Combat by Michael Ritland
This YA adaptation available in trade paperback in January 2015 tells the true story of how Ritland grew from a skinny, bullied child, to a member of our nation’s most elite SEAL Teams, and found his passion training the world’s most highly skilled working K9 warriors. “Special force SEALS are elite enough, but SEAL dogs are a breed apart. About time these heroes got the attention they deserved for a young audience.” — Kirkus Reviews

 

BEA 2014 is here!

BEA librarian logoBookExpo America is finally here! We hope to see you at these great events and in the Macmillan booth (#1738).  
Thursday, May 29

LibraryReads: Collaborative Discovery for Librarians & Patrons panel
10:00am-10:50am
Javits Convention Center | Room 1E14

Find out how to share the books you love with readers across the country and enhance your professional profile by participating in LibraryReads, the monthly, nationwide library staff picks list. Speakers include Robin Nesbitt, Manager, Columbus Metropolitan Library, OH; Kaite Stover, Director of Reader’s Services, Kansas City Public Library, MO; Stephanie Anderson, Head of Readers Services, Darien Library, CT, and Melissa DeWild, Collection Development Manager, Kent District Library, MI.

BiblioCommons: Cultivating and Supporting an Online Reading Community: Digital Badges and Online Programming
11:00–11:50am
Javits Convention Center | Room 1E14

Stephanie Chase of Library Discovery Service for BiblioCommons and Jenn Northington of WORD Bookstores will discuss how to reach the online community of patrons and customers through digital badges and online programming. 

The AAP's Annual Librarians Book Buzz, Part I
2:15-3:30pm
Javits Convention Center | Room 1E16

Come hear Anne Spieth highlight her favorite forthcoming Macmillan titles at this very popular annual Publishers Book Buzz!

Macmillan Galley Giveaways and Author Signings (Booth #1738):

9:00am  Galley Giveaway: MIDNIGHT PLAN OF THE REPO MAN by Bruce Cameron (Tor Books)
9:30am Galley Giveaway: LILA by Marilynne Robinson (FSG)
10:00am In-Booth Signing: Lisa Scottoline (BETRAYED, SMP)
10:45am In-Booth Signing: Rainbow Rowell (LANDLINE, SMP/Macmillan Audio)
11:00am Galley Giveaway: THE PLOUGHMEN by Kim Zupan (Holt)
2:00pm In-Booth Signing: R.L. Stine (PARTY GAMES, Griffin)
2:00pm Galley Giveaway: THE KILLS by Richard House (Picador)
2:30pm Galley Giveaway: BITTER GREENS by Kate Forsyth (Thomas Dunne Books)
3:00pm Galley Giveaway: ISLAND OF A THOUSAND MIRRORS by Nayomi Munaweera (SMP)
3:30pm Brooklyn Beer Tasting: THE CRAFT BEER REVOLUTION by Steve Hindy (Palgrave Macmillan)
3:30pm Galley Giveaway: WAR DOGS by Rebecca Frankel (Palgrave Macmillan)

Friday, May 30

The AAP's Annual Librarians Book Buzz, Part II
2:00-3:30pm
Javits Convention Center | Room 1E14

Come listen to our publishing friends as they highlight their favorite forthcoming titles!

The 6th Annual Librarian Shout 'n Share
3:30-5:00pm
Javits Convention Center | Room 1E14

Join librarians as they sound off on their favorite exhibit floor reads, and other upcoming works they are looking forward to sharing with their patrons. Speakers include Douglas Lord, Head of Circulation/ Branch Head, New Britain (CT) Public Library, longtime Library Journal book reviewer and Books for Dudes Columnist; Alene Moroni, Manager, Selection and Order, King County Library System (WA) and a 2013 Library  Journal “Mover and Shaker”; Charlene Rue, Deputy Director of Collection Management, BookOps: The shared technical services organization of New York Public Library and Brooklyn Public Library; Etta Thornton-Verma, Library Journal Reviews Editor (NY); and Jamie Watson, Collection Development Coordinator, Baltimore County Public Library (MD) and a 2008 Library Journal “Mover and Shaker.”

Macmillan Galley Giveaways and Author Signings (Booth #1738): 

9:30 AM In-Booth Signing: Ben Lerner (10:04, Faber)
9:30 AM Galley Giveaway: THE BOY WHO DREW MONSTERS by Keith Donohue (Picador)
10:00 AM Galley Giveaway: YOU MIGHT REMEMBER ME: The Life and Times of Phil Hartman by Mike Thomas (SMP)
10:30 AM Galley Giveaway: MY REAL CHILDREN by Jo Walton (Tor Books)
11:00 AM Galley and Advance Listening Copy Giveaway: LANDLINE by Rainbow Rowell (SMP/ Macmillan Audio)
11:30 AM In-Booth Signing: Andy Cohen, ANDY COHEN DIARIES (Holt)
11:30 AM Galley Giveaway: THE FURIES by Natalie Haynes (SMP)
2:00 PM In-Booth Signing: John Scalzi (LOCK IN, Tor)
2:00 PM Galley Giveaway: MURDER AT THE BRIGHTWELL by Ashley Weaver (Minotaur)
2:30 PM Galley Giveaway: SWAY by Kat Spears (Griffin)
4:00 PM Galley Giveaway: FULL MEASURE by T. Jefferson Parker (SMP)

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Macmillan Library @ BEA 2014! (Booth #1738)

BEA librarian logoSpring is finally here, and that means that BookExpo America is only a few short weeks away! We hope to see you at these great events and in the Macmillan booth (#1738).
Wednesday, May 28

Library Journal’s Day of Dialog
9:00am–6:00pm
McGraw-Hill 50th floor, 1221 Avenue of the Americas (6th Avenue and 49th Street), New York, NY 10020
RSVP required 

LJ's annual event will feature the ever-popular Editors’ Picks panel featuring Picador’s own Publisher & VP Stephen Morrison and a women's fiction panel starring Lisa Scottoline (BETRAYED) and Rainbow Rowell (LANDLINE)! 

Click here for more information and to RSVP 

The 8th Annual BEA Adult Librarians Dinner, co-hosted by AAP and LibraryReads
RSVP required, space is limited

NPR's Maureen Corrigan hosts this annual dinner featuring Pat O'Brien, whose memoir I'LL BE RIGHT BACK AFTER THIS chronicles his wild life in sports and Hollywood and his recovery from crippling substance abuse. 

Details and RSVP here. (Please note that this dinner is nearly sold out. If you RSVP after the event is full, you will be placed on a wait list.) 

Edelweiss button  E-galley available on Edelweiss

Thursday, May 29

LibraryReads: Collaborative Discovery for Librarians & Patrons panel
10:00am-10:50am
Javits Convention Center | Room 1E14

Find out how to share the books you love with readers across the country and enhance your professional profile by participating in LibraryReads, the monthly, nationwide library staff picks list. Speakers include Robin Nesbitt, Manager, Columbus Metropolitan Library, OH; Kaite Stover, Director of Reader’s Services, Kansas City Public Library, MO; Stephanie Anderson, Head of Readers Services, Darien Library, CT, and Melissa DeWild, Collection Development Manager, Kent District Library, MI.

BiblioCommons: Cultivating and Supporting an Online Reading Community: Digital Badges and Online Programming
11:00–11:50am
Javits Convention Center | Room 1E14

Stephanie Chase of Library Discovery Service for BiblioCommons and Jenn Northington of WORD Bookstores will discuss how to reach the online community of patrons and customers through digital badges and online programming. 

The AAP's Annual Librarians Book Buzz, Part I
2:15-3:30pm
Javits Convention Center | Room 1E16

Come hear Anne Spieth highlight her favorite forthcoming Macmillan titles at this very popular annual Publishers Book Buzz!

Macmillan Galley Giveaways and Author Signings (Booth #1738):

9:00am  Galley Giveaway: MIDNIGHT PLAN OF THE REPO MAN by Bruce Cameron (Tor Books)
9:30am Galley Giveaway: LILA by Marilynne Robinson (FSG)
10:00am In-Booth Signing: Lisa Scottoline (BETRAYED, SMP)
10:45am In-Booth Signing: Rainbow Rowell (LANDLINE, SMP/Macmillan Audio)
11:00am Galley Giveaway: THE PLOUGHMEN by Kim Zupan (Holt)
2:00pm In-Booth Signing: R.L. Stine (PARTY GAMES, Griffin)
2:00pm Galley Giveaway: THE KILLS by Richard House (Picador)
2:30pm Galley Giveaway: BITTER GREENS by Kate Forsyth (Thomas Dunne Books)
3:00pm Galley Giveaway: ISLAND OF A THOUSAND MIRRORS by Nayomi Munaweera (SMP)
3:30pm Brooklyn Beer Tasting: THE CRAFT BEER REVOLUTION by Steve Hindy (Palgrave Macmillan)
3:30pm Galley Giveaway: WAR DOGS by Rebecca Frankel (Palgrave Macmillan)

Friday, May 30

The AAP's Annual Librarians Book Buzz, Part II
2:00-3:30pm
Javits Convention Center | Room 1E14

Come listen to our publishing friends as they highlight their favorite forthcoming titles!

The 6th Annual Librarian Shout 'n Share
3:30-5:00pm
Javits Convention Center | Room 1E14

Join librarians as they sound off on their favorite exhibit floor reads, and other upcoming works they are looking forward to sharing with their patrons. Speakers include Douglas Lord, Head of Circulation/ Branch Head, New Britain (CT) Public Library, longtime Library Journal book reviewer and Books for Dudes Columnist; Alene Moroni, Manager, Selection and Order, King County Library System (WA) and a 2013 Library  Journal “Mover and Shaker”; Charlene Rue, Deputy Director of Collection Management, BookOps: The shared technical services organization of New York Public Library and Brooklyn Public Library; Etta Thornton-Verma, Library Journal Reviews Editor (NY); and Jamie Watson, Collection Development Coordinator, Baltimore County Public Library (MD) and a 2008 Library Journal “Mover and Shaker.”

Macmillan Galley Giveaways and Author Signings (Booth #1738): 

9:30 AM In-Booth Signing: Ben Lerner (10:04, Faber)
9:30 AM Galley Giveaway: THE BOY WHO DREW MONSTERS by Keith Donohue (Picador)
10:00 AM Galley Giveaway: YOU MIGHT REMEMBER ME: The Life and Times of Phil Hartman by Mike Thomas (SMP)
10:30 AM Galley Giveaway: MY REAL CHILDREN by Jo Walton (Tor Books)
11:00 AM Galley and Advance Listening Copy Giveaway: LANDLINE by Rainbow Rowell (SMP/ Macmillan Audio)
11:30 AM In-Booth Signing: Andy Cohen, ANDY COHEN DIARIES (Holt)
11:30 AM Galley Giveaway: THE FURIES by Natalie Haynes (SMP)
2:00 PM In-Booth Signing: John Scalzi (LOCK IN, Tor)
2:00 PM Galley Giveaway: MURDER AT THE BRIGHTWELL by Ashley Weaver (Minotaur)
2:30 PM Galley Giveaway: SWAY by Kat Spears (Griffin)
4:00 PM Galley Giveaway: FULL MEASURE by T. Jefferson Parker (SMP)

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