Nominally for young readers

A.C. Gaughen, Reign the Earth

Shalia is a proud daughter of the desert, but after years of devastating war with the adjoining kingdom, her people are desperate for an end to the violence that has claimed so many of their loved ones. Willing to trade her freedom to ensure the safety of her family, Shalia becomes Queen of the Bone Lands, a country where magic is outlawed and the Elementae--those that can control earth, air, fire and water--are traitors, subject to torture . . . or worse.

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ISBN: 9781681191119
Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - January 30th, 2018

Lyndsay Ely & Marcella Pixley

Seventeen-year-old Serendipity "Pity" Jones inherited two things from her mother: a pair of six shooters and perfect aim. She's been offered a life of fame and fortune in Cessation, a glittering city where lawlessness is a way of life. But the price she pays for her freedom may be too great....

Lita Judge, Mary's Monster

Lita Judge discusses her new biography of Mary Shelley with Mackenzi Lee, author of This Monstrous Thing.

Pairing free verse with over three hundred pages of black-and-white watercolor illustrations, Mary's Monster is a unique and stunning biography of Mary Shelley, the pregnant teenage runaway who became one of the greatest authors of all time.

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ISBN: 9781626725003
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - January 30th, 2018

Susan Tan, Cilla Lee-Jenkins: This Book Is a Classic

Priscilla "Cilla" Lee-Jenkins has just finished her (future) bestselling memoir, and now she's ready to write a Classic. This one promises to have everything: Romance, Adventure, and plenty of Drama--like Cilla's struggles to "be more Chinese," be the perfect flower girl at Aunt Eva's wedding, and learn how to share her best friend.

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By Susan Tan, Dana Wulfekotte (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781626725539
Published: Roaring Brook Press - March 27th, 2018

MarcyKate Connolly, Shadow Weaver

Fans of Serafina and the Black Cloak and The Night Gardener will devour Shadow Weaver, the first in a dark middle-grade fantasy duology that's filled with shadows, danger, magic, and has the feel of a new classic.

Emmeline's gift of controlling shadows has isolated her from the rest of the world, but she's grown to be content, hidden away in her mansion with Dar, her own shadow, as her only company.

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ISBN: 9781492649953
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Published: Sourcebooks Young Readers - January 2nd, 2018

CBC Teen Outreach Panel

How does a children’s book get made? What kinds of steps go into the creation, execution, and eventual sale of a children’s book? Could I get a job in this field? Come listen to our Teen Outreach Panel, sponsored by the Children’s Book Council Diversity Committee, composed of people who work on children’s books from art to editorial, design to marketing, reviewing and bookselling, as they talk about their jobs and answer questions.


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