Did you know that you can request eGalleys of our upcoming titles on NetGalley? Check out some of our August titles right now!See what’s new on NetGalley →
Hear author Katherine Applegate read from her New York Times-bestselling middle grade novel, WISHTREE! This powerful story about acceptance and tolerance is a One Book One Community favorite and a must-share in your classroom or library.
Red is an oak tree who is many rings old. Red is the neighborhood “wishtree”—people write their wishes on pieces of cloth and tie them to Red’s branches. Along with a crow named Bongo and other animals who seek refuge in Red’s hollows, this wishtree watches over the neighborhood. You might say Red has seen it all. Until a new family moves in. Not everyone is welcoming, and Red’s experiences as a wishtree are more important than ever. Funny, deep, warm, and nuanced, Wishtree is Newbery Medalist and New York Times–bestselling author Katherine Applegate at her very best—writing from the heart, and from a completely unexpected point of view.
Hear from bestselling and award-winning authors as they give lessons in your favorite school subjects including Art, Science, Social Studies, and Language Arts!Click here to view the recorded sessions →
The InvestiGators need help! Kids can invent their own V.E.S.T. (that’s Very Exciting Spy Technology) that Mango and Brash can use to fight the forces of evil.
Upload their essay, drawing, photo, or video explaining what their V.E.S.T. is and how it works! John Patrick Green, creator of InvestiGators, will pick one lucky winner whose invention will be featured in an upcoming book!
Steve Sheinkin is the acclaimed author of fast-paced, cinematic nonfiction histories for young readers. His accolades include a Newbery Honor, the Margaret A. Edwards Award, three Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards, a Sibert Medal, and three National Book Award finalist honors.
We may be sheltering at home, but we’re still ready and eager to spread the word on what we’re excited about this summer and fall, from our computers to yours. See below for a webinar or event for whichever type of book you’re looking for, and be sure to watch this space as more info and events are added! Scroll to the bottom for archived videos and recordings of past events you can watch on demand!
May 12-June 2: FRtbr, 6 PM EDT
Join Fierce Reads every Tuesday evening at 6 PM EDT for #FRtbr, an author event series featuring YA books you may have missed! Find more event details and archived videos here.
June 1-4: MacKids Streaming Schoolhouse: The Picture Book Edition, 1 PM EDT (FREE!)
Join us at MacKids Streaming Schoolhouse! From June 1–4, you can tune in every day at 1pm ET / 10am PT to hear from bestselling and award-winning authors as they give lessons in your favorite school subjects. Featuring Mahogany L. Browne, Michaela Goade, Ekua Holmes, Carole Lindstrom, Tracy Nelson Maurer, Stacy McAnulty, Dashka Slater, Jason Tharp, and Lily Williams!
June 6: Comics Relief: A First Second Festival (FREE!)
Are you a total comics nerd? Join us for Comics Relief: June 2020 taking place on Saturday, June 6th from 12 – 4pm ET (9am – 1pm PT). This free virtual festival will cover some of First Second’s most innovative comics, from Maker Comics to The Adventure Zone. Don’t miss the chance to hear from some of your favorite graphic novel creators from the comfort of your home!
June 23: Macmillan Fall Preview with Macmillan Adult and Tor (FREE!) Join us for this 90-minute presentation and see what must-have titles are heading your way from Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group; Macmillan Adult (including Wednesday and Flatiron Books); and Tor Teen/Starscape. More info and details to come!
July 21: Booklist’s Fall Young Adult Preview Webinar (FREE!)
Join us for this hour-long presentation to see what young adult titles are headed your way this fall. More info and details to come!
August 4: Booklist’s Graphic Novel Webinar (FREE!)
Join us for this hour-long presentation to see what graphic novels are headed your way this fall. More info and details to come!
Spun off from her beloved Justin Case middle grade chapter books, Rachel Vail’s A Is for Elizabeth series—featuring illustrations by award-winning children’s book artist Paige Kaiser—follows a young second grader as she navigates schoolwork, friendships, and the growing pains that occur along the way. Perfect for SEL units, Elizabeth learns to deal with her “loud feelings” in each book in this heartwarming and funny series.
Watch author Rachel Vail read along with the third book in the series, Cat Ears on Elizabeth, here! When two of Elizabeth’s classmates come to school with cat-ear headbands, Elizabeth decides she needs a cat-ears headband immediately (even though headbands squish her brain out).
For more information and to request a free summer reading kit click here →
This summer, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group invites you to explore new worlds through reading! Let your imagination be your guide.