F.o.G.s are converging upon the Garden with dovetailing release dates with spectacular simultaneousness!
In actuality, two great friends of ours (Friends of the Garden), who happen to be some of the most exciting minds in kid lit today, are celebrating their new books' simultaneous release dates here. With us! So we're throwing a party!
Jaime Temairik's new book springs from the loins of a grown up series of mysteries by Lisa Lutz. Stay with us here. The Spellman Files are this rollicking series. One of the characters in the books is an author. His name is David Spellman. He does not exist except within the pages of said book. He is the author of Jaime's book, of which she is the illutrator.
Additionally, Ms. Temairik is the author/illustrator of an upcoming picture book that does not yet exist. But this book, which she merely illustrated, already exists.
Have you ever wanted something and been told no? Then How to Negotiate Everything is the book for you. Through several simple steps, you will learn the best way to ask for what you want and how to ask for more of what you want.
We have long been fans of our friend Kevin Emerson's books for middle grade readers, the Oliver Nocturne series of mysteries set right here in our neighborhood. His new one for that age is the fantastic The Fellowship for Alien Detection.
The Atlanteans series for older tweens and teens, of which tonight's book is the second installment, has been garnering fantastic reviews. In Dark Shore, Owen, Lilly, and Leech have escaped Camp Eden, but the next step on their journey to find Atlantis and protect it from Paul and Project Elysium involves crossing the perilous wastelands of a wrecked planet. And unlike in EdenWest, where bloody truths were kept hidden beneath the surface, out here the horrors live bright beneath the poisonous sun.
There'll be no more hearing "no" after this clever picture book teaches you how to get everything you want.
The Dark Shore, the second novel in Kevin Emerson's Atlanteans series, continues the story of Owen Parker, one of the powerful descendants of the highly advanced Atlantean race.
Kevin Emerson's The Lost Code, first in the Alanteans series, tells the story of a near-future earth ravaged by global climate change. Owen Parker is about to learn that it isn't the first time the planet has been near destruction. Owen's ancestors were part of an ancient race whose advanced technology once almost destroyed the world.
Author Kevin Emerson channels Frank Cottrell Boyce in this tween sci-fi adventure about two kids from opposite sides of the country who find themselves on a road trip to save the world from an impending alien attack.
A compelling, contemporary fantasy with a vampire hero, torn between two worlds, and an outsider in both, who seeks to discover the truth about his origins and find out where he truly belongs.
A series of gruesome animal/vampire attacks on humans threatens to undermine the vampires' secretive existence. As the attacks mount, so does the evidence, and it points to Bane and his newly learned Occupying skills.
A compelling contemporary fantasy with a vampire hero, torn between light and dark and an outsider in both worlds, who seeks to discover the truth about his origins and find where he belongs.