Visit our ALA Annual 2021 Virtual Booth!

Visit our ALA Annual 2021 Virtual Booth!

Greetings, librarians! While we’re sorry we can’t celebrate together at ALA Annual, you don’t have to miss out on all the resources available in our virtual booth! Enter for your chance to win ALA award winners, request digital ARCs of upcoming releases, get an exclusive look at our fall picture books, download our interactive Fall 2021 catalog featuring audio clips from our authors, view our full schedule of author programming, and more!


★ Don’t miss these author programs
at the ALA Annual Virtual Conference! ★

Don’t miss these author programs, available for registered attendees to view on the ALA Annual Virtual Conference Platform.


ALA Featured Speaker: Melissa de la Cruz
Thursday, June 24th at 4:30 – 5:00 PM CT

Melissa de la Cruz, author of the Never After series, will talk about her newest book Never After: The Stolen Slippers and the enduring power of fairy tales.

Coffee Talk with Dr. Crystal M. Fleming
Saturday, June 26th at 9:30 – 10:00 AM CT

Dr. Crystal M. Fleming will speka about her new YA nonfiction book, Rise Up!: How You Can Join the Fight Against White Supremacy. Join Dr. Fleming and her editor Brian Geffen for a discussion about white supremacy, the history ongoing realities of racial oppression, and how young people can join the fight.

Watch On Demand: Book Buzz
Join our authors and illustrators to hear about their Fall 2021 must-reads! Authors Debbi Michiko Florence and Jamie Michalak talk about their new picture book biography Niki Nakayama: A Chef’s Tale in 13 Bites, Damian Alexander talks about his middle grade graphic memoir Other Boys, and Amber McBride talks about her YA novel-in-verse (Me) Moth.

★ Browse the best-reviewed books of 2021 (so far!) ★

Build your 2021 reading list with these top-reviewed books!


★ Watch our Fall 2021 Preview
+ Download Our Interactive Fall 2021 Catalog! ★

Want to hear about all of our fall must-reads? Watch our Fall 2021 School & Library Preview, featuring special guest Ariel Henry, author of A Face for Picasso! Plus Phil and Erin Stead shared an exclusive first look at Amos McGee Misses the Bus, a follow-up to their beloved Caldecott Medal winner A Sick Day for Amos McGee!

To learn more about these books and to request digital review copies, download our interactive Fall 2021 catalog, featuring audio clips from our authors and illustrators!


★ Fall 2021 Picture Book Preview ★

Click the covers below to preview these picture books on Issuu!

★ Request Digital ARCs on NetGalley! ★

Click the covers below to request digital ARCs on NetGalley!
Request even more digital ARCs from Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group on NetGalley here.
Request even more digital ARCs from First Second on NetGalley here.

Middle Grade Books

Young Adult Books

Graphic Novels

★ Celebrate our ALA Award Winners! ★

Join us in celebrating these ALA award winners and honorees! Don’t miss the virtual ceremonies below to hear the authors speak about their extraordinary books.

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2021 Newbery-Caldecott Legacy Virtual Banquet
Sunday, June 27 at 7:00-8:30pm CT 
Featuring Michaela Goade, illustrator of Caldecott Medal winner We Are Water Protectors
and Noa Denmon, illustrator of Caldecott Honor Book A Place Inside of Me

Pura Belpré Award 25th Anniversary Celebración
Sunday, June 27 at 1:00-2:30pm CT 
Featuring Adrianna Cuevas, author of Pura Belpré Honor Book The Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez

2021 Printz Award Virtual Celebration
Featuring honoree Gene Luen Yang for Dragon Hoops
Available now on YouTube!

2021 APALA Lit Award Ceremony
Featuring honoree Kiku Hughes for Displacement
Available now on YouTube!

2021 William C. Morris Award Ceremony
Featuring finalist Echo Brown for Black Girl Unlimited
Available now on Youtube!

★ Enter for your chance to win our ALA award winners! ★

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★ Get Ready for Summer Reading! ★

Have you heard the big news? Shadow & Bone has been renewed for Season 2 on Netflix! Summer is the perfect time to revisit this beloved series and introduce new readers to the Grishaverse! Start exploring the Grishaverse here.

Looking for more summer reading recommendations? Find a full list of popular series recommendations for readers of all ages here!


★ Check out the Dear Librarian Hall of Fame ★

To celebrate the release of the picture book Dear Librarian, we asked readers to nominate a librarian who made a difference in their lives for their chance to win a grand prize! We received over 1,900 entries to our Dear Librarian sweepstakes, filled with stories of librarians going above and beyond for their patrons. We’re excited to share some of our favorite entries here!

Plus, watch Lydia Sigwarth share the true story behind Dear Librarian in the video below!


★ Download even more resources! ★


Download our interactive Fall 2021 Catalog here!
Learn more about our must-read picture books, middle grade, and YA books coming this fall! Plus, request digital ARCs on NetGalley. This catalog also features audio clips from our authors and editors, who share even more about these outstanding upcoming releases!

To learn even more about our Fall 2021 books, watch our School & Library Preview here.


We Are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom, illustrated by Michaela Goade
Ages 3-6
2021 Caldecott Medal Winner!
Inspired by the many Indigenous-led movements across North America, We Are Water Protectors issues an urgent rallying cry to safeguard the Earth’s water from harm and corruption—a bold and lyrical picture book written by Carole Lindstrom and vibrantly illustrated by Michaela Goade.
Download the We Are Water Protectors Activity Kit here!


Chance: Escape from the Holocaust by Uri Shulevitz
Ages 8-12
FIVE Starred Reviews!
From a beloved voice in children’s literature comes this landmark memoir of hope amid harrowing times and an engaging and unusual Holocaust story.
Download the Chance Teachers Guide here!

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The Burning (Young Readers Edition): Black Wall Street and the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921 by Tim Madigan, adapted by Hilary Beard
Ages 12-18

Delving into history that’s long been pushed aside, this is the true story of Black Wall Street and the Tulsa Race Massacre, with updates that connect the historical significance of the massacre to the ongoing struggle for racial justice in America.
Download The Burning (Young Readers Edition) Teacher’s Guide here!


Speak: The Graphic Novel by Laurie Halse Anderson, illustrated by Emily Carroll
Ages 12-18
Speak remains one of ALA’s Top Ten Most Challenged Books. The critically acclaimed, award-winning, modern classic Speak is also available as a stunning graphic novel.  With powerful illustrations by Emily Carroll, Laurie Halse Anderson’s Speak: The Graphic Novel comes alive for new audiences and fans of the classic novel.
Download the Speak teacher’s guide here!


Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley
Ages 14-18
With four starred reviews, Angeline Boulley’s debut novel, Firekeeper’s Daughter, is a groundbreaking YA thriller about a Native teen who must root out the corruption in her community, perfect for readers of Angie Thomas and Tommy Orange.
Download the Firekeeper’s Daughter Teachers Guide here!