- Fall 2021 Children's Announcements: Publishers R-Z
Random HouseThis Is a Gift for You by Emily Winfield Martin (Sept. 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-1416-1) pays tribute to the simple joys of life and nature, and reminds readers that the greatest gift we have is time spent together.
- Fall 2021 Children's Announcements: Publishers M-Q
When an Anxiety Monster shows up, Small Knight and Tiny Bear go on a magical quest to find out how to deal with it.
- The Amur River: Between Russia and China
Setting out on horseback from the river’s source in Mongolia, where a campfire is “the sole human light seen only by wolves or woken bears,” Thubron travels by sailboat, train, and car to the Russian town of Nikolaevsk-na-Amure, where, “thick with silt and pollution,” the Amur empti
- Fall 2021 Children's Announcements: Publishers A-E
360 DegreesSeasons by Hannah Pang, illus. by Clover Robin (Aug. 31, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-944530-37-2) presents information about the creatures and plants found in six different habitats across the world.
- Fall 2021 Children's Announcements: Publishers F-L
Teddy Bear Tim shares three simple steps to make sure you’re giving the best hug you can give.
- Four-Fisted Tales: Animals in Combat
Some animals enjoy even more tongue-in-cheek presentation, such as Wojtek, the Syrian brown bear adopted by a unit of Polish soldiers in Iraq, who is depicted as a doll in a mock–GI Joe package.
- Harold Rosenberg: A Critic's Life
Clement Greenberg, his contemporary and art critic for the Nation and the Partisan Review, emerges as a foil and rival throughout, bringing the era’s intellectual camps to bear—Balken is at her strongest discussing Rosenberg’s ideas, as with his famous 1952 essay “The American Action Painters” and its
- Rights Report: Week of July 12, 2021
A deadly blizzard, fire, and bears aren't the girls' only concerns as they realize Alex isn't who he claims to be, and that he has dangerous friends.
- The List of Unspeakable Fears
Essie, who has regular nightmares, “fully expect to perish” there; her beloved father’s death still haunts her, and her new life will surely expose her to many of the items on her List of Unspeakable Fears—an index including everything from “ravenous polar bears” to doors, fire, and “talkat
- The Raven Heir
This simultaneously brief and leisurely paced duology opener may leave readers hoping for more out of the next volume, but Burgis’s (the Tales from the Chocolate Heart series) focus on how the land influences the closely knit family of cued-white characters—each bearing complementary and unique gifts—resul
- Rights Report: Week of July 5, 2021
Neal Porter at Holiday House/Neal Porter Books has acquired world rights to Big Bear and Little Bear Go Fishing by Amy Hest (l.), a picture book about an unlucky fishing trip and the gift of companionship, illustrated by Caldecott Medalist Erin E.
- The Secret Life of Fungi
“Biology is not my best subject,” she writes, and though she explains a few mycological mysteries (for example, how the enzymes of the Aspergillus tubingensis can break down plastic), her talents come to bear when describing the shape (“a whitish woolly cylinder”), smell (“an active
- She Sang for the Mountains: The Story of Jean Ritchie--Singer Songwriter, Activist
Introduced to folk singers cum protestors—sketched portraits bear the names of Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Carl Sandburg, and Doc Watson—by a Library of Congress song collector, Ritchie takes up protest songwriting to oppose coal mining.
- Bookselling Profile: Homer Bookstore
“It was one of those fluke things: my mother had always stocked some of the Alaskan Beanie Baby animals—bear, moose, eagles—before there was a huge craze.
She is terrified by statues of Pueblo gods that decorate the house they’d rented together, yet cannot bear to leave.