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  • What's the Buzz?: 'Lightlark' by Alex Aster

    Two weeks ahead of publication, Alex Aster's series opener 'Lightlark,' which sold for six figures, has already drawn attention with more than 20 million TikTok views.

  • New Kids' and YA Books: Week of August 15, 2022

    Among the books hitting shelves next week include a picture book following two displaced children after a storm, a middle grade book on a girl discovering her biological pro-wrestling family, a YA novel about a teen's return to a summer camp full of haunting memories, and more.

  • Just Announced: August 11, 2022

    Next May, Henry Holt Books for Young Readers will publish 'Warrior Girl Unearthed,' a new novel from Printz winner Angeline Bouley; and U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo and Caldecott Medalist Michaela Goade are joining forces for a new picture book.

  • Nancy Paulsen Books Buys YA Duology 'Thieves' Gambit' in Six-House Auction

    In a six-house auction, Nancy Paulsen Books, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers, has acquired Thieves' Gambit, a YA duology by Kayvion Lewis.

  • Rights Report: Week of August 8, 2022

    New deals for Plina Ganucheau, Ravynn K. Stringfield, Natalie D. Richards, Margie Fuston, and others.

  • ­­Noteworthy Picture Book and Novel Sequels: August 2022

    August arrives with an abundance of series additions, including the return of the Creepy Tales! series, the story of a girl who's overscheduled and overwhelmed, an imagined meeting between Ada Lovelace and Mary Shelley, and many more.

  • Just Announced: 'Five Survive' by Holly Jackson

    Bestselling author Holly Jackson, creator of the A Good Girl's Guide to Murder series, will publish a standalone YA thriller, 'Five Survive,' with Delacorte Press in November.

  • Cover Reveal: 'Nick and Charlie' by Alice Oseman

    Fans of Alice Oseman's 'Heartstopper' will have a new installment of the story to look forward to when Scholastic publishes the prose novella 'Nick and Charlie' in January 2023; its cover, designed by Oseman, is revealed here for the first time.

  • New Kids' and YA Books: Week of August 8, 2022

    Among the books hitting shelves next week are a story about a community coming together to help rebuild a synagogue, a middle grade graphic novel following a young hero aiding historical Black leaders, a YA novel of sisterly separation, and more.

  • Graphix Announces New 'Dog Man' Book, Launch of Dav Pilkey's Epic Comic Club

    Scholastic has announced a new Dog Man book, the 11th in Dav Pilkey’s bestselling series, and the first in two years: 'Dog Man: Twenty Thousand Fleas Under the Sea,' to be released on March 28, 2023.

  • R.L. Stine Welcomes 'Stinetinglers' and Marks a Goosebumps Milestone

    The dean of middle-grade horror will introduce a new series on August 30, 'Stinetinglers: All New Stories by the Master of Scary Tales,' while celebrating the 30th anniversary of Goosebumps.

  • Rights Report: Week of August 1, 2022

    New deals for Anuradha D. Rajurkar, Elisa Boxer, Raquel Marie, and others.

  • Cover Reveal: 'A Bed of Stars'

    We take an exclusive first look at 'A Bed of Stars,' the new picture book from Jessica Love, Stonewall Book Award-winning author-illustrator of 'Julián Is a Mermaid,' due out in spring 2023.

  • Debut Author Joelle Wellington Signs with S&S in Eight-House Auction

    Following an eight-house auction, debut author Joelle Wellington will publish her YA thriller 'Their Vicious Games' with Atheneum next summer; her dark academia novel is described as 'Ready or Not' meets 'The Bachelor.'

  • New Kids' and YA Books: Week of August 1, 2022

    Among the books hitting shelves next week are a picture book featuring leaves navigating a new season's approach, a middle grade graphic novel following a ragtag group of friends helping a displaced family, a YA retelling featuring a beloved character from 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer,' and more.

  • Razorbill Acquires J. Elle YA Trilogy in Major Auction

    After a heated five-house auction, Razorbill has acquired House of Marionne, a YA trilogy by J. Elle, author of the bestselling YA fantasy 'Wings of Ebony.'

  • Bunnicula Is Back—As a Graphic Novel

    More than 40 years after James and Deborah Howe unleashed their vegetarian vampire rabbit on the world, Bunnicula is back in a new format for a new generation; 'Bunnicula: The Graphic Novel' will be out on August 30, adapted by writer Andrew Donkin and artist Stephen Gilpin.

  • What's the Buzz?: 'A Broken Blade'

    After becoming a TikTok sensation through social media marketing, Melissa Blair's self-published YA fantasy series opener 'A Broken Blade' will be published by Union Square & Co. next month.

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