Woodson’s story is set in 1994, when the anonymous narrator is 11, and Tupac has been shot. Everyone in her Queens neighborhood is listening to his music and talking about him. Meanwhile D, a foster child, meets the narrator and her best friend, Neeka, while roaming around the city by herself. They become close and [...]
In the first of a new sci-fi action series by prolific author James Patterson we meet Daniel X. His secret abilities — like being able to manipulate objects and animals with his mind or to recreate himself in any shape he chooses — have helped him survive. But Daniel doesn’t have a normal life. He [...]
In the first of 6 projected books, The Comet’s Curse, opens with a quirky narrator telling the story of a “message in a bottle.” The tail of the comet Bhaktul flew through the Earth’s atmosphere, leaving deadly particles in its wake. Suddenly, mankind is confronted with a virus that devastates the adult population. Only those under the age [...]
Phoenix Book Company is excited to be a premiere vendor at the upcoming International Reading Association annual conference (west), February21-25, 2009. We’ll be on-site with 4 booths showcasing our wide assortment of new, discounted children’s & young adult books, as well as 2 separate booths where we’ll have many of the authors’ books who are scheduled [...]
Phoenix Book Company will place author N D Wilson in local schools on February 24, 2009. Wilson’s new book is Dandelion Fire, the sequel to 100 Cupboards. In this dense and worthy sequel to 100 Cupboards (Random, 2007), Henry York, having discovered that he, like his uncle Frank, actually comes from a world beyond the [...]
Andy Griffiths will be visiting local schools on Feb. 24. Laughs & jokes brought to you by Phoenix Book Company!
Between 2005 and 2007, author James Patterson gave away more than $600,000 to promote literacy through his annual PageTurner Awards. But when he noticed that his own elementary school-age son had become a reluctant reader, he decided that there had to be another way to get children excited about reading. October marked the soft launch [...]
Laurie Halse Anderson will visit local high schools with Phoenix Book Company to promote her new book Wintergirls.
Simone Elkeles’ latest novel, Perfect Chemistry, is loosely based on a suburb near her home where 2 distinct neighborhoods share a high school. In this novel, a perfect teenager, Brittany, with a perfect life expects a perfect senior year. Things aren’t going to work out that way, however, when her chemistry partner is none other [...]
The best stories, and the best authors, in my opinion, show you the true human experience underlying an issue, situation, or place & time. Julia Alvarez’s latest novel for young people, Return to Sender, is just such a story by just such an author. After Tyler’s father is injured in a tractor accident, his family [...]