Happy March! While we’re in the midst of a challenging time, there are still some bright spots of positivity in the book world. From a wonderful principal sharing books, to book deliveries by skateboard, here’s some of the latest literary news.
They say don’t judge a book by its cover. But when I first laid eyes on Crissy Van Meter’s novel Creatures, I was completely entranced with the lush underwater world I saw. And the story inside is just as mesmerizing as the creatures on the outside. We were thrilled to help Algonquin Books reach fiction enthusiasts for Van Meter’s debut!
Find the heir, win the crown. Win the crown, save the kingdom.
There’s something about an epic YA fantasy that is so addicting that I end up never leaving my bed and reading ALL weekend. The Cursebreaker Series from Brigid Kemmerer is no exception. And the fact that it’s a classic fairy tale retelling of Beauty and the Beast makes it even better! We were so excited to help Bloomsbury spread the word for the second book in the series, A Heart so Fierce and Broken.
You know why I love Kate DiCamillo so much? Not only is she an amazing writer, but so many of her books feature really cute animals. I mean, have you met a more lovable mouse than Despereaux? And then there’s Mercy Watson, the adorable porcine wonder, who we now get to meet as a little piglet! We were super excited to help Candlewick spread the word for DiCamillo’s A Piglet Named Mercy.
Every once in a while, we are extra thrilled to advertise a book, not only because we love what we do, but because the story is one that needs to be shared. Mighty Justice is one of those stories. The memoir’s author, Dovey Johnson Roundtree, courageously fought for justice all her life, up until her death in 2018. And though her accomplishments were monumental, her name remains largely unknown. Mighty Justice, from Algonquin Books, brings her moving and important story to light.
Do my dogs, Zola and Arnie, love me as much as I love them? Considering they follow me everywhere I go, I’m going to guess that they do. And now – with the fascinating new read Dog is Love by Clive D.L. Wynne PhD – I have more than just instinct, I have scientific proof! As massive animal lovers here at AdBiblio, we were thrilled to help Houghton Mifflin Harcourt spread the word about this pawsome debut about our furry best friends.
In the spirit of Halloween and all things books, I’ve gathered my top 10 Halloween costumes that are absolutely perfect for any hardcore bookworm. I hope these can give you some inspiration for your own literary inspired costume!
Here at AdBiblio we’re all about promoting diverse titles and authors. So, we were super excited to help Algonquin Books (our neighbor here in NC!) with their recent Hear Our Voices campaign. Featuring nine titles from authors like Lisa Ko and Heather Abel, it’s a wonderful celebration of fiction written by diverse women. Tayari Jones, one of the featured authors and winner of the 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction, says “We need women’s voices now, in these times, more than ever.” And we couldn’t agree more.
Confession time: I have a slight obsession with Aaron Blabey. I mean, just check out some of his ridiculously adorable characters below. Not to mention his hysterical rhymes and wacky drawings are the best way to make bedtime reading so fun! So, I was thrilled when Scholastic came to us for help in promoting several of his books, including Piranhas Don’t Eat Bananas!