Out This Week! Revenge, Guides and Excess Love!

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 / Share your comments...

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Middle Grade

Young Adult


Ben Hatke’s Bestiary of Lost Creatures

Monday, August 25th, 2014 / Share your comments...


When Julia’s house comes to town and settles by the sea, it immediately attracts a delightful hodgepodge of lost and misplaced fantastical creatures.

With concept sketches and art from the book, Ben Hatke provides a bestiary of those creatures for us – a behind-the-scenes look at the world of his first ever picture book comic, JULIA’S HOUSE FOR LOST CREATURES. Find out where you can hear from Ben Hatke below!

Sunday, August 31stGeek Dad

Monday, September 1stSharp Read

Tuesday, September 2nd100 Scope Notes

Wednesday, September 3rdFuse #8

Thursday, September 4thMr. Schu Reads

Friday, September 5thSeven Impossible Things

Saturday, September 6thGeek Mom



Get Ready for Back to School with These Fun Picture Books!

Friday, August 22nd, 2014 / Share your comments...

Summer is slowly winding down and school time is quickly approaching! Here are some of our favorite titles that will put you in the back to school mood! Learn more about the books below, and get your copies here today!

pout pout fishThe Pout-Pout Fish Goes to School by Deborah Diesen; Pictures by Dan Hanna

Turn little pouts into big smiles!
Mr. Fish is nervously awaiting his first day of school, and he frets about not knowing how to write his name, how to draw shapes, and how to do math—until he’s reassured that school is the perfect place to learn how to master all of these new skills, in Pout-Pout Fish Goes to School from Deborah Diesen and Dan Hanna.

Edda is a Valkyrie (an ancient Norse goddess who guides and protects heroes). She lives in a magical land called Asgard where she has everything she wants. Well . . . almost everything. Edda wants to find a friend her own age. Edda’s wise papa knows of a place where she can make friends: a place on Earth called “school.”

School is very different from Asgard. Edda’s not sure if she likes it at first. But then she remembers that Valkyries are very brave. Even little Valkyries. Edda learns that being different is what makes her special and she begins to make new friends.

the little school busThe Little School Bus by Margery Cuyler; illustrated by Bob Kolar

Join Driver Bob the school bus driver and his little school bus as they wake early, pick up the children, and drop them off at school. Then it’s off to the garage to fix a tail light. All in a day’s work for this trusty team. The lyrical text, catchy rhyme, and bright pictures make this a perfect choice for preschoolers who are soon to be school bus riders!

Being on time is an art—an art most of families have yet to master. From spilling coffee to misplacing keys, we’ve all dealt with the many things that can derail our morning routines. This humorous depiction of chaotic mornings is oh, so true.

Kate and her two children, Nate, and his older sister, Maddie, have all overslept. How will they EVER make it to school and work on time dressed, fed, and organized?

first dayMom, It’s My First Day of Kindergarten! by Hyewon Yum

It’s a child’s first day of kindergarten, but who is worried about all the new people and the different things he’ll meet–the child? No! The mother. In a refreshing reversal of roles, the child takes it upon himself to comfort and reassure his mother that everything will be fine, she’ll get used to him going to big-kid school, and yes, he is ready for the first day of kindergarten. Utterly charming in its simplicity, Yum playfully uses size and color to reveal emotions of this milestone beginning.

Mom, It’s My First Day of Kindergarten! is a Kirkus Reviews Best Children’s Book of 2012

Interior Spread Roundup! Little Boo!

Thursday, August 21st, 2014 / Share your comments...

Little Boo by Stephen Wunderli came out on August 12th, 2014! Are you planning on picking up a copy? We’re certain these images from the book will convince you to read it.

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Share these on social media, buy Little Boo today, and let us know which images are your favorite!


From the Intern’s Desk: Week Four

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 / Share your comments...

Hello faithful blog readers! It’s me, Emily. I’ve been coming to you live from the Flatiron for the past seven weeks, but this will be my last blog post. My internship is sadly coming to a close, so I thought this would be a good opportunity to sum up my summer and everything that I have learned as a MCPG marketing intern.

I’ve learned that I am 100% in love with an adorable, polka-dot elephant named Little Elliot, and that I am buying a copy of this Mike Curato masterpiece for everyone. Not to get super cheesy, but I see a lot of myself in Elliot. I came to New York City this summer not knowing many people or what to expect. Before coming to work on my first day I changed outfits 5 times, becuase I was so nervous. But over the last seven weeks I have made friends and have carved out a place for myself that, upon graduating, I can hopefully return to.

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I’ve also learned that I love to write. Seeing Sandy Hall, author of the upcoming Swoon Reads debut A Little Something Different, find her writing voice after years as working as a teen librarian is inspiring and, though I don’t believe I have the propensity to churn out a novel, I hope to one day have a job that allows me to write. Maybe I’ll become a professional blogger. All jokes aside, I encourage everyone to pursue their passions no matter how farfetched they may seem, because, just like Sandy, maybe one day you will be known for what you love doing.

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Finally, I’ve learned that I adore publishing. People in this industry are some of the most passionate, dedicated individuals and it has been an absolute privilege to be included in this creative process. To have had the ability to play a small part in the process of marketing a book, by sending out mailings, writing blog posts and posting to social media, is so gratifying. The book that I “tweeted” about could become somebody’s new favorite, and, if that is the case, then I consider my summer a success.

And that concludes my final blog post! I hope you all have enjoyed my intern musings, and I hope to have the opportunity to write for you all again soon.


A Sweet Surprise

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 / Share your comments...




Little Elliot has taken up residence at Book of Wonder, an independent book store in New York City!! And of course, his best friend, Mouse, has joined him!! Author and illustrator Mike Curato has created a paper mache Little Elliot to display in the Book of Wonder window. This display will be up for his book release, book party, and his participation in an author panel. You can read more about how he created this Little Elliot and Mouse over on his blog! LITTLE ELLIOT, BIG CITY comes out next week on August 26th and we are so excited for everyone to finally meet him! Over here at MacKids we are a little obsessed!


Out This Week! Orchestras, Tuck-Ins and Starlight!

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 / Share your comments...

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Picture Books

Young Adult


Downloadable Activity Kit Feature: Herman and Rosie!

Monday, August 18th, 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!

Herman and Rosie by Gus Gordon follows two individuals, Herman and Rosie, who both loved the groovy rhythm of the city, but sometimes the bustling crowds and constant motion left them lonely, until one night … Our fun activity kit is designed to help you explore and discover new things just like Herman and Rosie!

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Click here to download Herman and Rosie’s activity kit!


Interior Spread Roundup! The Monsterator!

Friday, August 15th, 2014 / Share your comments...

The Monsterator by Keith Graves came out on August 12th, 2014! Are you planning on picking up a copy? We’re certain these images from the book will convince you to read it.

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Share these on social media, buy The Monsterator today, and let us know which images are your favorite!


Interior Spread Roundup! Dog and Bear: Tricks and Treats!

Thursday, August 14th, 2014 / Share your comments...

Dog and Bear: Tricks and Treats by Laura Vaccaro Seeger came out on August 12th, 2014! Are you planning on picking up a copy? We’re certain these images from the book will convince you to read it.

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Share these on social media, buy Dog and Bear: Tricks and Treats today, and let us know which images are your favorite!