Saturday, November 29, 2014

Little Blue Truck's Christmas by Alice Schertle and Jill McElmurry

Release Date: September 23, 2014
Publisher and ARC: HMH Books for Young Readers
Ages: 1-3

We are only a few days away from December and Christmas time! With the beginning of the holiday season, Schertle and McElmurry's charming children's book is perfect for young children learning to count from one to five!

Marx by Corinne Maier and Anne Simon (English Edition)

Release Date: English edition, October 14, 2014
Publisher and ARC: Nobrow

For many, Karl Marx is the author of The Communist Manifesto and the "devil for decrying Capitalism." His support of a world "free from exploitation, inequality, unemployment" was championed by minorities and those searching for equal rights and justice; however, many disagreed with his revolutionary solutions.

Round is a Mooncake by Roseanne Thong and Grace Lin

Release Date: September 16, 2014
Publisher and ARC: Chronicle
Ages: 3-5

Picture books are notorious for depicting shapes and vocabulary suitable for young children, but Thong and Lin's book goes beyond the suggested three to five age limit and presents a beautiful, multicultural experience in learning shapes and vocabulary.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

New Mockingjay Mazda TV Spot

Beetee sends Peeta a message from District 13.

New Insurgent Trailer

Shailene Woodley reprises her role as Tris in the sequel to Divergent, the blockbuster hit and book franchise. In this teaser (which is the best kind of trailer), Tris must defy reality. For fans of the book series, the trailer is enough to pump you up for the film's release set on March 20, 2015; however, newcomers, or non-readers, may be left completely confused. Hopefully Woodley has built enough of a reputation for herself to drawn in audiences and reach the same numbers as Divergent's release. 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Ghost House by Alexandra Adornetto

Release Date: August 26th, 2014
Publisher and ARC: Harlequin Teen

Imagine being a teenager and suddenly losing your mother. Imagine your ability to see ghosts as a child suddenly returns after your mother's death. This is Chloe's new life, and in order to adjust, she must move to England with her brother and grandmother. There, Chloe meets a mysterious, handsome guy, but there's definitely more to him than meets the eye.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Watched by CJ Lyons

Release Date: November 4, 2014
Publisher and ARC: Sourcebooks Fire

With the endless growth of social media and cell phone technology, many teens are becoming paranoid that someone is "watching" their every post, tweet, and text. Be it the government or their parents, teens are aware that every move they make is seemingly public. For sixteen year old Jesse, he knows all too well the consequences of online blackmail at the hand of the King.