Happy Book Birthday to MY JUNIOR YEAR OF LOATHING!

Congrats to Jennifer DiGiovanni for her second release of 2016, her sophomore novel:My Junior Year of Loathing! We’re so thrilled for Jen and her School Dayz series! Check it out on Amazon today!!

mjyl-book-releaseHere’s a teaser:  Junior year is supposed to be tough. Exams, term papers, homework, college tours, and participation in extra-curricular activities can all add up to non-stop stress. But Melinda Banner has goals to achieve and dreams to make real. This year, she’ll be unstoppable.

While trying to escape the stress of it all, Melinda meets Connor. After a few more run-ins around town, the two settle into an uneasy friendship, if you can even call it that.

But Connor’s closed and mysterious. Whenever Melinda asks too many questions, he suddenly disappears. When they’re together, she’s torn between wanting him to open up and running away as fast as she can. Can you like someone and loathe them at the same time? Is he even worth the emotional tug on her heartstrings or distraction from all things Junior year?

Happy Book Birthday to FEAR THE DROWNING DEEP!

We’re thrilled to celebrate the release of FEAR THE DROWNING DEEP by Sarah Glenn Marsh. Sarah will hold her launch party at Books of Wonder in NYC on Friday, October 14th at 6:00pm so join her if you can! Until then, join us in wishing her All The Congratulations for this beautiful book being available to readers everywhere!

ftddSome secrets are better left at the bottom of the ocean.

Sixteen-year-old Bridey Corkill longs to leave her small island and see the world; the farther from the sea, the better. When Bridey was young, she witnessed something lure her granddad off a cliff and into a watery grave with a smile on his face. Now, in 1913, those haunting memories are dredged to the surface when a young woman is found drowned on the beach. Bridey suspects that whatever compelled her Granddad to leap has made its return to the Isle of Man.

Soon, people in Bridey’s idyllic village begin vanishing, and she finds an injured boy on the shore—an outsider who can’t remember who he is or where he’s from. Bridey’s family takes him in so he can rest and heal. In exchange for saving his life, he teaches Bridey how to master her fear of the water—stealing her heart in the process.

But something sinister is lurking in the deep, and Bridey must gather her courage to figure out who—or what—is plaguing her village, and find a way to stop it before she loses everyone she loves.

POPPY MAYBERRY, THE MONDAY Received GOLD in the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards!

moonbeam-logoCongrats to Sixteen to Read’s Jennie K. Brown. Jennie’s debut POPPY MAYBERRY, THE MONDAY just received GOLD in the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards in the pre-teen fantasy category!

The Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards bring increased recognition to exemplary children’s books and their creators, and are dedicated to supporting childhood literacy and life-long reading.

 We are just so happy for Jennie!

 Read more about the award recipients at http://www.independentpublisher.com/article.php?page=2109

Shannon M Parker to Contribute to YA Anthology on Adoption

cs-nkdtwyaey-2aToday over on Bustle, there was an exclusive and fabulous Author Reveal for an upcoming anthology on adoption: WELCOME HOME. The names of twenty-eight contributing authors were shared and it is a powerhouse of a list! So much talent right at your fingertips!  While this graphic isn’t the jacket cover for the book, it is a teaser for all the great!!

The 2017 YA Anthology WELCOME HOME promises to be a beautiful, vibrant, beating heart of a book.

We’re thrilled that our very own Shannon M. Parker is a contributing author to this anthology, sure to deliver a story that will make you cry and fill you with hope. You can add it to Goodreads now!

SPARKS OF LIGHT by Janet B. Taylor!

Did you see the gorgeous cover for Janet B. Taylor’s 2017 release, SPARKS OF LIGHT? Her sequel to INTO THE DIM will be released on August 1st next year and you can catch the entire reveal over on YA Books Central (um, there’s a giveaway!!!).

sparks-of-lightMake sure you add it to your Goodreads list now because this one is fabulous, people!

And if that’s not enough, INTO THE DIM, Taylor’s 2016 time-traveling phenom is getting a whole new look for its 2017 release on April 11, 2017!

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We couldn’t be happier for Janet and all her ravenous fans!!

Happy Book Birthday to POPPY MAYBERRY, THE MONDAY!

We are so thrilled to be celebrating Jennie K. Brown’s debut today!

image1POPPY MAYBERRY, THE MONDAY is officially in the US today, and it’s already sold to China (Grand China) and Czech Republic (Albatros)! To celebrate, Jennie will be on her local ABC News Station for a lunchtime chat so today isn’t just her book debut, but it’s her television debut as well!

POPPY MAYBERRY, THE MONDAY: What if your teacher could read your mind just because she was born on a Thursday? Or the kid next to you in class could turn back the clock just because he was a Wednesday? In the quirky town of Nova, all of this is normal. Poppy Mayberry, an almost-11-year-old Monday, should be able to pass notes in class or brush her dog, Pickle, without lifting a finger. Poppy’s Monday telekinesis ability has some kinks and that plate of spaghetti she’s passing may just end up on someone’s head. If that’s not hard enough, practically-perfect Ellie Preston is out to get her and Principal Wible wants to send Poppy to remedial summer school to work on her powers! It’s enough to make a girl want to disappear. If only she were a Friday.

 

SUMMER OF SUPERNOVAS Bursts Into Germany!

d1The stars have aligned! Today we’re celebrating the release of the German edition of SUMMER OF SUPERNOVAS, titled Zwischen dir und mir die Sterne (Between You and Me and the Stars!).

If you haven’t seen it yet, check out this heavenly cover. Plus German ARCs captured in the Instagram wilds and amazingly detailed art project by Louisa Rahm.

So if you happen to sprechen sie Deutsche or are just a sucker for a book with a pretty face, you can purchase the book through Amazon Germany.

d2We SWOON for fan art! Isn’t this gorgeous???!!!!! Louisa Rahm created this montage of all the places Wil travels throughout the book! So adorable!!d3

 

Happy Book Birthday to GEMINI!

We are so thrilled that GEMINI by Sonya Mukherjee is in the world today! Join us in wishing her a Happy Book Birthday. Celebrate by picking up a copy of this beautiful book!

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In a powerful and daring debut novel, Sonya Mukherjee shares the story of sisters Clara and Hailey, conjoined twins who are learning what it means to be truly extraordinary.

Seventeen-year-old conjoined twins Clara and Hailey have lived in the same small town their entire lives—no one stares at them anymore. But there are cracks in their quiet existence, and they’re slowly becoming more apparent. Clara and Hailey are at a crossroads. Clara wants to stay close to home, avoid all attention, and study the night sky. Hailey wants to travel the world, learn from great artists, and dance with mysterious boys. As high school graduation approaches, each twin must untangle her dreams from her sister’s, and figure out what it means to be her own person.

Told in alternating perspectives, this unconventional coming-of-age tale shows how dreams can break your heart—but the love between sisters can mend it.

 

Congrats to SUMMER OF SUPERNOVAS & THE GIRL WHO FELL!

We are so thrilled to share that SUMMER OF SUPERNOVAS and THE GIRL WHO FELL are featured as two of The 16 Best Young Adult Books of 2016 (so far). Here’s what PASTE has to say about the titles. Capturek

 

 

GIRL pastJoin us in congratulating these authors for this very cool achievement. We can’t wait to see which 16 books are YOUR favorite this year! Happy Reading!!