Monday, April 15, 2013

Recap: Little Brown Preview

On Thursday, I had the good fortune to attend the fall preview for Little Brown books. It's always an exciting day. I headed out on the train with a great book (Starting Now by Debbie Macomber - review coming later this week). At the event, we heard about great upcoming teen, tween, and picture books. These are some of my favorites:

Picture Books:

You Were the First by Patricia MacLachlan and illustrated by Stephanie Graegin
A sweet looking book on the first child of the family - the little elephant on the cover is in all the illustrations. Perfect for older siblings with babies on the way or just a nice family story. I got a chance to look at it, but I want to read it and take a closer look at it.

The First Drawing by 
Could the very first drawing have been created by a child? A historical imagining...that starts and ends with a modern child.

Mr Tiger Goes Wild! by Peter Brown
Ling and Ting Share a Birthday by Grace Lin
Jessica Darling's It List by Megan McCafferty
A new middle school series about Jessica Darling from Sloppy First (and others)! This was my train book on the ride home and I devoured it (review coming soon). She meets Hope and Marcus Flutie. Perfect for fans of the book or introducing middle grade readers to a new series. 


Pretenders by Lisi Harrison
At the end of the year, five high school freshman were named most outstanding - someone didn't agree and that someone stole their journals as proof that they were pretenders.

Unbreakable by Kami Garcia
Love triangle - a powerful demon - murder -Illuminati combine in this book by one of the co-authors from the Beautiful Creatures series. There's also a movie deal in the works for this Da Vinci Codesque book

Roomies by Sara Zarr and Tara Alebrando
The summer before college - two girls from opposite sides of US meet over emails - sounds great! 

If you're on twitter, check out the #lbyrpreview for more info about other upcoming books!

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