The Pilot and the Little Prince

Thursday, July 31st, 2014 / Share your comments...

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          Seventy years ago, today, pilot and author of the beloved children’s classic The Little Prince flew away into the clouds. Saint Exupery disappeared during a reconnaissance flight over the Mediterranean and was never heard from again. After flying his first plane at 12 years old, he became determine to become a pilot. He learned to really fly after joining the military and from there he never stopped.  The Pilot and The Little Prince by Peter Sis follows the magical journey of a little boy making his dreams come true. Learn where Saint Exupery found his inspiration for The Little Prince through Peter Sis’s beautiful illustrations and informative narrative in this illustrated biography. On Sale Now!

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Designed Quote Roundup! Shipwreck Island!

Thursday, July 31st, 2014 / Share your comments...

Shipwreck Island by S.A. Bodeen came out July 29th, 2014! Are you planning on picking up a copy? We’re certain these quotes from the boook will convince you to read it!

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Share these on social media and let us know which one is your favorite! Buy Shipwreck Island today!

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From the Intern’s Desk: Week Two

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014 / Share your comments...

Hi Get to the Point Blog readers! It’s Emily again. I think I’ve finally (knock on wood) learned my way around the Flatiron building and have comfortably settled into my role as intern.

This summer has definitely been one for the books, and I mean that quite literally. The current book on my nightstand is The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu.

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It follows the story of Alice, a student at Healy High, who is accused of sleeping with two guys in one night at a party. The book is interesting in that each chapter is from a different characters’ point of view, which allows the reader to see all sides of the situation and empowers them to make their own decisions about Alice. I love all the twists and turns, and I am definitely hooked already!

Other than the free books (which are pretty great), another perk of interning with Macmillan is the scheduled intern events. Every Wednesday, we have an intern “Lunch and Learn” session in which a different professional from various divisions and imprints of Macmillan comes and shares career advice. Some employees have been working at this company for over 30 years, and you can still see their eyes light up when they talk about the intricacies of their jobs. Additionally, it’s neat to catch up with of the other interns in the building and hear about what projects they are working on.

I can’t believe I’ve been working here for four weeks so far; time has definitely flown by! Stay tuned for more intern musings coming to you soon!

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Out This Week! Shipwreck Island!

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 / Share your comments...

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Downloadable Activity Kit Feature: Elecopter

Thursday, July 24th, 2014 / Share your comments...

Looking for a fun summer activity? Check out one of our downloadable activity kits that features your favorite books and characters!

Elecopter by Michael Slack follows Elecopter, the flying elephant, as she soars above the savannah, patrolling the skies with her fire-hose nose at the ready. This activity kit is designed to help you learn more about animals and how to design your very own flying vehicle.

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Click here to download Elecopter’s activity kit!

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Moone Boy sighting in the Flatiron!

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 / Share your comments...

Moone Boy authors Chris O’Dowd and Nick Murphy stopped by the Flatiron this week to talk about their new book series!

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Authors Nick Murphy and Chris O’Dowd and some of the MCPG Team in their Moone Boy-inspired hats

Moone Boy is a middle grade diary fiction series inspired by the hit TV show (on ITV in the UK and Hulu in the US). The first book, written by Nick Murphy and Chris O’Dowd, will be on sale in May 2015!

 

Stay tuned for more Moone Boy news, special messages from Nick & Chris, and more as we get closer to May 2015.


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More about the Moone Boy TV show:

Childhood sucks. Imaginary friends rule. “Moone Boy” is a quirky comedy about 12-year-old Martin Moone and his bearded, sarcastic, imaginary friend Sean (Chris O’Dowd, “Bridesmaids”). Martin’s imaginary pal plays the banjo, writes bad love poetry, and helps Martin navigate the challenges of his eccentric childhood. This semi-autobiographical series, written by and starring O’Dowd, was a critical hit in the UK and is now exclusively on Hulu in the United States.

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Out This Week! Bad Kitty!

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 / Share your comments...

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Downloadable Activity Kit Feature: Hello, My Name is Ruby

Monday, July 21st, 2014 / Share your comments...

Looking for a fun summer activity? Check out one of our downloadable activity kits that features your favorite books and characters!

Hello, My Name is Ruby by Philip Stead follows a plucky little bird, as she ventures through life, making new friends, learning new skills and asking questions which may have some very surprising results. Our fun activity kit is designed to help you learn how to explore your world just like Ruby.

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 Click here to download Hello, My Name is Ruby’s activity kit!

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Downloadable Activity Kit Feature: Ninja!

Thursday, July 17th, 2014 / Share your comments...

Looking for a fun summer activity? Check out one of our downloadable activity kits that features your favorite books and characters!

Ninja!  by Arree Chung follows a boy flexing his ninja chops. Our fun activity kit is designed to help you find the strong, courageous, and silent ninja in you!

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 Click here to download the Ninja! activity kit!

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From The Intern’s Desk: Week 1

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 / Share your comments...

Hi Get to the Point blog readers! My name is Emily S. and I am a marketing intern this summer for MacKids! I am a rising senior in college and go to school in the wonderful city of New Orleans. I’m an English major, love a good mystery novel and have always had an interest in marketing and everything social media (my friends make fun of my incessant Instagram-ing).

The publishing industry has always been sort of a mystery to me, but finding how how much time and work Macmillan dedicates to making sure their books are a success has been fascinating. It wasn’t until I accepted the internship and began looking through old Macmillan titles that I realized that the majority of books that my mom read to me as a child are Macmillan published books including the

Carl Series by Alexandra Daycarl and the beautifully illustrated Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Caryle books.  

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Since I’ve been working here I have had the privilege of getting my hands on some of the latest YA fiction, and what currently has a place on my nightstand is Broken Hearts, Fences and Other Things to Mend by Katie Finn. I’ve found this book to be such a fun summer read!

One of my favorite tasks I’ve had so far as an intern has been finding, purchasing and staging a photoshoot for a beauty product giveaway tied to this book (click here to enter)!

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Keep up with my blog posts and follow my journey as I learn the ropes of the publishing industry and hopefully my way around the Flatiron building!

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