Liar & Spy and The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee share a book birthday!

If you are like me, you have been eagerly anticipating the release of the latest Tom Angleberger book - The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee.  This is the third book in the Origami Yoda series.

Here is a video of Tom Angleberger teaching readers how to fold their own Fortune Wookiee.

The other much anticipated book that is finally arriving in stores is Newbery Winner, Rebecca Stead's Liar & Spy.

I had a chance to read an early copy of this book and loved it.  I am excited to share this with children at school this year.

Here is a video of Rebecca Stead talking about her book When You Reach Me.

Look for both of these books at your local school or public library or independent bookstore.  Happy Reading!!!

Super Tuesday - Book Releases to Celebrate

In the world of publishing, books are commonly released on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Every week there are some great books released into the world.  However, today seems to be Super Tuesday Release Day.  Here is what I'll be picking up this week.  What will you be taking home with you?

Heart and Soul by Kadir Nelson - Balzer & Bray

Flint Heart by Katherine Paterson, John Paterson; Illustrated by John Rocco - Candlewick

Bigger Than A Bread Box by Laurel Snyder - Random House

Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu - Walden Pond Press

Babymouse #15: A Very Babymouse Christmas by Jennifer L. Holm, Matt Holm - Random House

Squish #2: Brave New Pond by Jennifer L. Holm, Matt Holm - Random House

I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen - Candlewick

Death of Yorik Mortwell by Stephen Messer, Illustrated by Gris Grimly - Random House

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness - Candlewick (US Release)


Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Lani Taylor - Little Brown

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin, Simon and Schuster