Here are the top ten titles in the new Indie Next List just for children’s books. Head to the American Booksellers Association website to see more than the top ten. All of the books are selected from nominations from independent booksellers across the U.S.
The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Flora and Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo, illustrated by K.G. Campbell
Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Skottie Young
If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan
Journey by Aaron Becker
The Snatchabook by Helen Docherty, illustrated by Thomas Docherty
The Song of the Quarkbeast by Jasper Fforde
The American Booksellers Association has announced the ten picks for the fall crop of New Voices titles. The books must be by a first-time author and be published between July 1 and December 31, 2013. The picks are listed in two categories:
After Iris by Natasha Farrant
The Mysterious Woods of Whistle Root by Christopher Pennell
Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell
The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates: Magic Marks the Spot by Caroline Carlson
What We Found in the Sofa and How It Saved the World by Henry Clark
The Brokenhearted by Amelia Kahaney
How to Love by Katie Cotugno
If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan
The Paradox of Vertical Flight by Emil Ostrovski
The Theory of Everything by Kari Luna
Publisher’s Weekly gives us a glimpse into the children’s titles coming next spring. Hot picks will include:
The fifth book in the Origami Yoda series
The Pigeon Needs a Bath by Mo Willems
W.A.R.P. Book Two: The Hangman’s Revolution by Eoin Colfer
Fancy Nancy and the Wedding of the Century by Jane O’Connor
Chu’s First Day of School by Neil Gaiman and Adam Rex
Pete the Cat: Big Easter Adventure by James Dean
Panic by Lauren Oliver
The final book in the Hero’s Guide Series: The Hero’s Guide to Being an Outlaw
Rupert Can Dance by Jules Feiffer
What can you spot on the list that would make your must-read pile for next year?
Publisher Weekly has released their list of the best books coming this summer. Here are their top picks for Children’s books:
If You Want to See a Whale by Julie Fogliano, illustrated by Erin Stead
Odd Duck by Cecil Castelucci
Yes, Let’s by Galen Goodwin Longstreth and Maris Wicks
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
Gorgeous by Paul Rudnick
The Lucy Variations by Sara Zarr
The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen
P.S. Be Eleven by Rita Williams-Garcia
Platypus Police Squad: The Frog Who Croaked by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith
A new Lemony Snicket series is coming this fall. The “All the Wrong Questions” series will begin with “Who Could That Be At This Hour,” the first of four books in the series. The series will be a prequel to the very popular “A Series of Unfortunate Events.”
In keeping with the persona of Lemony Snicket, the author is apparently trying to postpone the announcement and wonders “why anyone would be interested” in the books. Sounds like it’s going to be another smash hit!
Random House Children’s Books has announced that they will be publishing seven stories by Dr. Seuss that appeared in magazines during the early 1950s. These stories have never before been published in book form.
The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories will be published on September 27, 2011.
Kate Klimo, v-p, publisher of Random House/Golden Books Young Readers Group, said, “We’re like happy prospectors, having discovered a hidden vein of gold. We know that Seuss fans, from the youngest right on up to collectors will share our joy come this fall when they break open a whole new collection of Seuss stories.”
Via Publisher’s Weekly
The beloved Sailor Moon series by Naoko Takeuchi will return. Published originally by Tokyopop, Sailor Moon was one of the very first shojo comics embraced by American children and teens. Out of print for years, the new series will start being released in September 2011 and will continue bi-monthly. It will combine the original stories plus side stories.
Additionally, Codename: Sailor V, a prequel series, will be released for the first time in the United States.
Add this to the must-purchase list at your library.