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In September 2021 we are celebrating many Book Birthdays with our publishers. Download the PDF with each publisher linked to the covers of books they are bringing out during the month and delight in the possibilities (and publishing dates) below.

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Click here to download a PDF with publisher links to all our September 2021 Book Birthdays!


Read Around the World with some of our international publishers who spoke on a panel hosted by United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY) during the American Library Association’s Annual Conference, June 2021.


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From Our Blog

Tyler Chin-Tanner: The Orphan King

The Orphan King

This month A Wave Blue World  publishes The Orphan King, a graphic novel with King Arthur roots. Publisher Spotlight interviewed the creator, and publisher, Tyler Chin-Tanner, on all things related to this welcomed launch. Here’s the transcript of our interview, with a big thank you for taking time from his busy life to share! The Orphan King‘s artist is James Boyle. PS: Hi Tyler, thanks for taking time to share The Orphan King’s background as a graphic novel which you wrote and now celebrate publishing.  Let’s start with a thumbnail of this project. TYLER: I’ve always been a fan of … Continue reading

Olympics Minded? Pick Up a Book!

Sports cover

While the Tokyo Olympics of 2021 can’t draw crowds in real life, there are plenty of ways to share the thrills of world class athletes showing off their best. Extend your family’s sports attention with just the right books for these competitions, too. From Gecko Press, let’s start with Ole Könnecke’s picture book Sports, translated by Monika Smith. Illustrated with cheerful and colorful animals engaged in a variety of popular athletic possibilities, these dictionary-style explanations offer both fact and fun. Which track star do you think is most likely to bring home the gold medal? The Olympic Games often are … Continue reading

Celebrate Summer with Active Reading

Howard County StoryWalk 2021

We have a bumper crop of summer-ready, community-friendly books this season.  A great way to share books socially is StoryWalk® installations and events.  If StoryWalk® is new to you, a good starting place to find out the what, how, and why is this website.  You can also explore Let’s Move in Libraries, featuring sample StoryWalk®  programs around North America. Here are some new and very soon forthcoming titles we think fill the bill as perfect picks for these physically and socially active book-centric events. Be sure to contact the publisher and follow StoryWalk®’s directions for receiving approval. We’ve included each publisher’s … Continue reading