Winter/Spring 2022 Indies Introduce Titles

The American Booksellers Association has announced their picks for the Winter/Spring 2022 Indies Introduce program. The books selected by booksellers across the country are focused on debut titles. There is both an adult and kids list. Here are the titles on the 2022 Kids’ Debuts list:

Cover for And We Rise

And We Rise by Erica Martin

Cover for Cameron Battle and the Hidden Kingdoms

Cameron Battle and the Hidden Kingdom by Jamar Perry

A Comb of Wishes

A Comb of Wishes by Lisa Stringfellow

Cover for Hell Followed with Us

Hell Followed with Us by Andrew Joseph White

Cover for Hide and Geek

Hide and Geek by T. P. Jagger

Love Radio

Love Radio by Ebony LaDelle

Messy Roots: A Graphic Memoir of a Wuhanese-American

Messy Roots: A Graphic Memoir of a Wuhanese-American by Laura Gao

Cover for A Magic Steeped in Poison (The Book of Tea #1)

A Magic Steeped in Poison by Judy I. Lin

Cover for The Way I Say It

The Way I Say It by Nancy Tandon

Cover for What We Harvest

What We Harvest by Ann Fraistat

News to Wake Your Brain Cells – Sept 24


Charlie and Lola author Lauren Child says children’s books should be taken seriously – The Guardian

Jason Reynolds extends term as National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature – Publishers Weekly

Netflix lands golden ticket by buying Roald Dahl estate – BBC News

Remembering Ramona and Beverly Cleary’s attention to childhood emotions – Los Angeles Review of Books

A storybook romance – On Wisconsin

Sydney Taylor’s All-of-a-Kind Family revolutionized Jewish children’s literature – Aish


Name calling, property damage: public librarians harassed over vaccine mandate enforcement – Hawaii News Now


13 funny Twitter responses to the idea of rating YA books – Book Riot

Amazon is adapting Charlie Jane Anders’ Victories Greater Than Death – Tor

Creepy fun: 35 new YA horror books to devour – Book Riot

Haunted houses and magic brownies: new young adult SFF/H September & October 2021 – Tor

In defense of unlikable girls in YA books – Epic Reads