penguinteen

penguinteen:

Got a case of the Mondays? Well we’ve got a cure for that—a brand new video from our favorite tiny friend, Marcel the Shell! Marcel is also a picture book star: Marcel the Shell With Shoes On and the brand new Marcel the Shell: The Most Surprised I’ve Ever Been!

And if you’re in New York, don’t forget to join us at Housing Works tomorrow night for the launch event at 7pm!

fishingboatproceeds

fishingboatproceeds:

weneeddiversebooks:

We are thrilled to announce that we are launching a new award/grant initiative named after the late, great Walter Dean Myers: 

The Walter Dean Myers Award, which WNDB representatives have already nicknamed The Walter, will recognize published authors from diverse backgrounds who celebrate diversity in their writing and “[allow] children to see themselves reflected back” in those works

Read more about the initiative and check out our snazzy new logo in our exclusive to PW!

To quote Lee & Low, it’s really impressive to see how the We Need Diverse Books team has turned “a hashtag into real, substantial change in a very hard-to-change industry.” There is, of course, a LONG LONG LONG LONG way to go, but WNDB’s consistent, committed activism is truly awesome, and I’m very excited for The Walter and more changes to come.

fishingboatproceeds
fishingboatproceeds:

This is the special 10th Anniversary edition of Looking for Alaska, available for preorder as of like five minutes ago. The cover was designed by the great Rodrigo Corral, and the book will contain a new introduction, an extensive Q&A, notes from editor Julie Strauss-Gabel about the revision process, an updated essay by me about last words, and several deleted scenes from the early drafts of the book.
It’s hard to believe that ten years have passed. I feel so lucky that Alaska is still in print and still finding readers (some of whom were in preschool when it was first published). Thanks to everyone who has read it and shared it this past decade, and I hope you enjoy the anniversary edition!

fishingboatproceeds:

This is the special 10th Anniversary edition of Looking for Alaska, available for preorder as of like five minutes ago. The cover was designed by the great Rodrigo Corral, and the book will contain a new introduction, an extensive Q&A, notes from editor Julie Strauss-Gabel about the revision process, an updated essay by me about last words, and several deleted scenes from the early drafts of the book.

It’s hard to believe that ten years have passed. I feel so lucky that Alaska is still in print and still finding readers (some of whom were in preschool when it was first published). Thanks to everyone who has read it and shared it this past decade, and I hope you enjoy the anniversary edition!