MacKids Spotlight: John Patrick Green


Meet the creator of the graphic novel series InvestiGators, John Patrick Green! This laugh-out-loud sleuth series introduces two gumshoe gators Mango and Brash, the super spy duo who crack cases and catch criminals in the jaws of justice! John shares more about his inspiration for this series, his most memorable teachers and librarians, his favorite childhood books, and more here.

Read a Q&A with John Patrick Green here →

Teacher’s Guide: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Teacher’s Guide: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo


Add the Grishaverse books to your classroom library! With a second season of the hit Shadow and Bone Netflix original series in the works, now’s the perfect time to revisit Leigh Bardugo’s bestselling series and introduce new readers to the Grishaverse!

Want to create a lesson plan for Shadow and Bone? Download our Shadow and Bone teacher’s guide with discussion questions, extended learning activities, and more!

MacKids Spotlight: Katy Rose Pool

MacKids Spotlight: Katy Rose Pool


Meet the author of the young adult fantasy Age of Darkness series, which comprises of There Will Come a Darkness (a William C. Morris Award Finalist), As the Shadow Rises, and Into the Dying Light (on sale September 2021). Katy Rose Pool shares more about her inspiration for this book, her most memorable teachers and librarians, her favorite childhood books, and more!

Read a Q&A with Katy here →

Teacher’s Guide: The Skybound Saga

Teacher’s Guide: The Skybound Saga


The Skybound Saga by Alex London is a young-adult fantasy trilogy about the memories that haunt us, the histories that hunt us, and the bonds of blood between us.

★“London’s world-building is exceptional, and the story has twists and turns to keep readers engaged . . . A well-crafted fantasy featuring diverse characters, this book is a strong selection for all libraries serving teens.” —School Library Journal, starred review

★“With political intrigue, epic battle sequences, jolts of romance, and strong female and queer characters, there’s a lot to pique readers’ interests here. But it’s the unique world-building and beautifully complex sibling relationship that make this a must-read. Readers will be swept away in this book’s talons.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“With dynamic world building . . . this trilogy opener is a captivating, layered adventure that explores the bonds of siblings in an unforgiving world. Stock up—this one will make the rounds.” —Booklist

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