Enter the World of Ranger’s Apprentice

Here’s your chance to become an “Apprentice to One, Hero to All.” You can enter for a chance to win a trip to Austin, TX in Summer 2010 to attend the Ranger’s Apprentice Day Camp where you’ll learn archery, concealment, tracking, and more. Go to the official Ranger’s Apprentice website to learn more about the [...]

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All Unquiet Things

Anna Jarzab’s debut murder mystery, All Unquiet Things, immerses the reader in the elite world of Brighton Day’ School’s student body.  It’s the start of senior year, and no one has been able to put the horrific murder of the beautiful, smart, self-destructive Carly behind them. Carly’s first love, Neily, is still torn apart by [...]

Sebastian Darke: Prince of Pirates

Prince of Pirates is a solid installment in Philip Caveney’s Sebastian Darke series.  For those who enjoyed Prince of Fools, this book delivers more adventure, danger, and three friends working together to overcome obstacles. Ready to find their next adventure, Prince of Piratesopens with half-elf Sebastian, his trusty buffalope Max, and half-sized soldier/adventurer friend Cornelius about [...]

Share the Gift of Reading with RIF

Reading is Fundamental (RIF) has a special holiday greeting for everyone who remembers the joy of the holidays represented in a memorable book. Visit their interactive holiday card to see others’ memories and share your own. Here are some of ours: Every holiday season I love to revisit my favorite series of books, The Lord [...]

PW Reports: 4 Book Deal for AZ Author Lisa McMann

Publisher’s Weekly Children’s BookShelf (12/17/09) reports that local author Lisa McMann (Wake and Fade) has signed a four-book deal with the Pulse and Aladdin imprints. The deal is for two YA titles (Pulse) and two middle-grade novels(Aladdin). The first title from Pulse, Dead to You, slated for spring 2012, follows a teenage boy who returns [...]

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Penguin Debuts Augmented Reality Campaign for Vampire Academy

The real and the virtual mesh in Penguin Young Readers Group’s new campaign to promote Vampire Academy Signature Edition, a hardcover edition of the first volume of Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy series. Razorbill released the book on November 25 with a 100,000-copy first printing. The campaign employs Augmented Reality (AR), a new wave of interactive [...]

Solace of the Road

In her last book, Solace of the Road, Siobhan Dowd takes the reader on a gut-wrenching journey with Holly, and her alter-ego, Solace, as she finds her way to facing the pain in her troubled past and possibly moving beyond it to live her life. A ward of the state since she was a small [...]


Powerless, Matthew Cody’s debut novel,  is a fun, action-packed novel that middle grade readers will really enjoy.  When 12-year old Daniel and his family move to the small town of Noble’s Green he’s nervous about making new friends and fitting in at school.  But soon enough he makes friends with some kind of odd, but [...]