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Best Books for 8-Year-Olds

September 30, 2020
THE JOKE MACHINE  by Theresa Julian

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NYS Selection for State Testing Passages!

September 2, 2020
WHEELS OF CHANGE  by Darlene Beck Jacobson

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SLJ STARRED REVIEW!

August 14, 2020
DIGGING FOR WORDS  by Angela Burke Kunkel

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PW Deals of the Week: Susan Van Metre at Candlewick/Walker US pre-empts Marissa Moss’s MG STEM-friendly graphic novel series – first book Make It Count

July 25, 2020

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TIME for Kids selection for How To Write Funny 😜

June 29, 2020
THE JOKE MACHINE  by Theresa Julian

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KIRKUS STARRED REVIEW!

June 16, 2020
DIGGING FOR WORDS  by Angela Burke Kunkel

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CRYSTAL KITE WINNER! Atlantic Region (PA/DE/NJ/DC/VA/WV/MD

June 1, 2020
HEDY LAMARR’S DOUBLE LIFE  by Laurie Wallmark

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CRYSTAL KITE WINNER! Southeast Region (FL/GA/SC/SC/AL)

June 1, 2020
THE BOY WHO GREW A FOREST  by Sophia Gholz

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JLG Selection in English and Spanish!

May 14, 2020
DIGGING FOR WORDS  by Angela Burke Kunkel

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Silver Medalist Irma Simonton Black and James H. Black Award

May 14, 2020
THE MOST TERRIBLE OF ALL  by Mượn Thị Văn

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Liza Fleissig on faculty at SCBWI NE Annual Conference

May 5, 2020

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Cook Prize Honor!

May 5, 2020
HEDY LAMARR’S DOUBLE LIFE  by Laurie Wallmark

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Ginger Harris featured agent in Julie Hedlund’s 12 x 12

May 1-15, 2020

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Winner Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award!

April 1, 2020
THE BOY WHO GREW A FOREST  by Sophia Gholz

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Bank Street College of Education’s Best Children’s Books of the Year 2020 – Under 5

March 28, 2020
THE MOST TERRIBLE OF ALL  by Mượn Thị Văn

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Bank Street College of Education’s Best Children’s Books of the Year 2020 – STEM Outstanding Merit

March 28, 2020
HEDY LAMARR’S DOUBLE LIFE  by Laurie Wallmark

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Rooted in Reading Best Books for Kindergarten

March 3, 2020
THE BOY WHO GREW A FOREST  by Sophia Gholz

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Rooted in Reading Best Books for Kindergarten

March 3, 2020
THE BOY WHO GREW A FOREST  by Sophia Gholz

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GOLDEN KITE AWARD WINNER!

February 7, 2020
CLEVER LITTLE WITCH  by Mượn Thị Văn

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Book Riot’s 10 Inspiring Children’s Books About the Environment

January 31, 2020
THE BOY WHO GREW A FOREST  by Sophia Gholz

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SELECTION NOTABLE SOCIAL STUDIES TRADE BOOKS for Young People 2020 by the National Council for Social Studies and CBC!

January 30, 2020
THE BOY WHO GREW A FOREST  by Sophia Gholz

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NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book

December 5, 2019
HEDY LAMARR’S DOUBLE LIFE  by Laurie Wallmark

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Barnes & Noble Kid’s Blog Featured Book

November 14, 2019
THE JOKE MACHINE  by Theresa Julian

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Here Wee Read 2019 Ultimate List of Diverse Children’s Books

October 26, 2019
THE BOY WHO GREW A FOREST  by Sophia Gholz

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Eureka! Nonfiction Gold Award!

October 18, 2019
HEDY LAMARR’S DOUBLE LIFE  by Laurie Wallmark

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Eureka! Nonfiction Award Honor!

October 18, 2019
THE BOY WHO GREW A FOREST  by Sophia Gholz

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KIRKUS STARRED REVIEW!

October 1, 2019
ONE IS A LOT  by Mượn Thị Văn

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Huffington Post’s Best Books Teaching Empathy & Kindness

August 27, 2019
THE MONSTER WHO LOST HIS MEAN  by Tiffany Strelitz Haber

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After Hours with Rick Kogan on WGN features JAGGER JONES & THE MUMMY’S ANKH author Malayna Evans

July 14, 2019

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Pragmatic Mom Great STEM Picture Books

July 7, 2019
THE BOY WHO GREW A FOREST  by Sophia Gholz

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Ginger Harris featured agent in Julie Hedlund’s 12 x 12

July 1-15, 2019

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NJSCBWI Keynote Speaker

June 1, 2019
HEDY LAMARR’S DOUBLE LIFE  by Laurie Wallmark

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Liza Fleissig on faculty at SCBWI NJ Annual Conference

June 1, 2019

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BOOKLIST STARRED REVIEW!

May 7, 2019
SUPER JAKE & THE KING OF CHAOS  by Naomi Milliner

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Booklist Focus on STEM: Thinks and Tinkers List

May 6, 2019
THE BOY WHO GREW A FOREST  by Sophia Gholz

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Babies to Bookworms Best Earth Day Picture Books

April 4, 2019
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The Buzz TV Feature

March 20, 2019
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SHELF AWARENESS STARRED REVIEW!

March 15, 2019
THE BOY WHO GREW A FOREST  by Sophia Gholz

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STARRED SAN FRANCISCO BOOK REVIEW!

March 10, 2019
SCOOP THE ICE CREAM TRUCK  by Patricia Keeler

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Flowering Minds South Asian KidLit Line Up 2019

February 26, 2019
THE BOY WHO GREW A FOREST  by Sophia Gholz

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Booksellers’ Favorite Top 25 Titles of 2018

December 21, 2018
SUPER SATYA SAVES THE DAY  by Raakhee Mirchandani

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We Need Diverse Books Q&A Spotlight

December 4, 2018
SUPER SATYA SAVES THE DAY  by Raakhee Mirchandani

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Liza Fleissig participating Mentor at RUCC

October 20, 2018

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PW Rights Report: Nancy Paulsen preempts Lisa Fipp’s Starfish for her eponymous imprint at Penguin

October 8, 2018

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Super Satya author Raakhee Mirchandani featured on THE TODAY SHOW

October 3, 2018

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Super Satya author Raakhee Mirchandani featured in Parade

October 2, 2018

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Super Satya author Raakhee Mirchandani featured on Cheddar

October 2, 2018

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2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee – Great Words Great Books List

June 10, 2017
GRACE HOPPER  by Laurie Wallmark

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Liza Fleissig on faculty at SCBWI NJ Annual Conference

June 2-3, 2018

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Greenwich Reads Together Book Selection

May 1, 2017
GRACE HOPPER  by Laurie Wallmark

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Bank Street Best Children’s Books 2018 OUTSTANDING MERIT

March 12, 2017
GRACE HOPPER  by Laurie Wallmark

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Ginger Harris featured agent in Julie Hedlund’s 12 x 12

March 16-31, 2017

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Barnes & Noble Kids Blog Roundup – 7 High-Interest Picture Book Biographies for Women’s History Month

March 12, 2017
GRACE HOPPER  by Laurie Wallmark

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West Australian Young Readers’ Book Award Shortlist

February 3, 2017
BLACK FLOWERS WHITE LIES  by Yvonne Ventresca

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West Australian Young Readers’ Book Award Shortlist

February 3, 2018
PANDEMIC  by Yvonne Ventresca

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KIRKUS STARRED REVIEW!

January 30, 2018
DOWN BY THE RIVER  by Andrew Weiner & illustrated by April Chu

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Wanda Sykes selection for Sag-Aftra Foundation Storyline Online

January 8, 2018
THE CASE OF THE MISSING CARROT CAKE  (Wilcox & Griswold Series Book 1)  by Robin Newman

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Liza Fleissig participating Mentor at RUCC

October 21, 2017

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Junior Library Guild Selection Fall 2017!

September 28, 2017
GRACE HOPPER  by Laurie Wallmark

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Scholastic Book Club Selection Fall 2017!

September 19, 2017
MING GOES TO SCHOOL by Deirdre Sullivan

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FLORIDA BOOK AWARD GOLD WINNER 2017

August 6, 2017
LIZZIE AND LOU SEAL  by Patricia Keeler

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Ginger Harris featured agent in Julie Hedlund’s 12 x 12

July 17-28, 2017

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LRA on faculty at SCBWI NJ Annual Conference

June 3-4, 2017

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Bailee Madison to star in adaptation of SOMEONE ELSE’S SUMMER!

May 6, 2017

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IPPY GOLD NATIONAL WINNER!

April 12, 2017
BLACK FLOWERS WHITE LIES  by Yvonne Ventresca

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LRA joins in #PitMad Twitter Party CandyLand Edition

March 16-17, 2017

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KIRKUS STARRED REVIEW

March 1, 2017
GRACE HOPPER  by Laurie Wallmark

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LRA joins in #PBPITCH Twitter Party

February 23, 2017

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LRA in the house at NY Metro SCBWI

February 23, 2017

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Liza Fleissig participating Mentor at RUCC

October 15, 2016

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Number 1 on Buzzfeed Fall Must Read List!

September 13, 2016
BLACK FLOWERS WHITE LIES  by Yvonne Ventresca

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CBC Seasonal Showcase Selection!

September 13, 2016
WHEELS OF CHANGE  by Darlene Beck Jacobson

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LRA joins #PBParty

July 20, 2016

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Liza Fleissig guest panelist on How Will You Keep Your Child Reading This Summer?

July 6, 2016

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LRA joins in #PBPITCH Twitter Party

June 16, 2016

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CRYSTAL KITE WINNER! Atlantic Region (PA/DE/NJ/DC/VA/WV/MD)

May 18, 2016
ADA BYRON LOVELACE  by Laurie Wallmark

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Northern California Book Award 2016 for Children’s Literature

May 15, 2016
IN A VILLAGE BY THE SEA  by Muon Van

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COOK HONOR 2016 by Center for Children’s Literature at Bank Street College

April 17, 2016
ADA BYRON LOVELACE  by Laurie Wallmark

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Ginger Harris featured agent in Julie Hedlund’s 12 x 12

April 17-30, 2016

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LRA joins in #PitMad Twitter Pitch Party

March 17, 2016

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LRA joins in #PitMad Twitter Party Mario Kart Edition

March 9-11, 2016

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LRA joins in #PBPITCH Twitter Party

February 11, 2016

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LRA joins in #PitMatch Twitter Party

February 11, 2016

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AMELIA BLOOLMER LIST 2016 selection!

January 14, 2016
ADA BYRON LOVELACE  by Laurie Wallmark

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OUTSTANDING BOOK DISTINGUISHED LIST by Association of Children’s Librarians of Northern California

January 4, 2016
ADA BYRON LOVELACE  by Laurie Wallmark

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SLJ STARRED REVIEW and JUNIOR LIBRARY GUILD SELECTION!

December 22,  2015
ADA BYRON LOVELACE  by Laurie Wallmark

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FINALIST Truman Award!

December 15, 2015
JUST A DROP OF WATER  by Kerri O’Malley Cerra

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LRA joins in #PitMad Twitter Pitch Party

December 4, 2015

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Booklist TOP TEN BOOKS OF 2015

December 2,  2015
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Kirkus BEST BOOKS OF 2015

November 30, 2015
THE CASE OF THE MISSING CARROT CAKE  (Wilcox & Griswold Series Book 1)  by Robin Newman

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Kirkus BEST BOOKS OF 2015

November 23, 2015
IN A VILLAGE BY THE SEA  by Muon Van

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OUTSTANDING SCIENCE TRADE BOOKS K-12 by National Science Teachers Association!

November 14, 2015
ADA BYRON LOVELACE  by Laurie Wallmark

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LRA Participating agents in PiMoIdMo

November 2015

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EUREKA GOLD MEDAL for distinctive nonfiction

October 26, 2015
ADA BYRON LOVELACE  by Laurie Wallmark

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Liza Fleissig participating Mentor at RUCC

October 17, 2015

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GOLD MEDAL Moonbeam Awards 2015 Pre-Teen Fantasy!

October 7, 2015
THE THREE THORNS  (Brotherhood and the Shield Series Book 1) by Michael Gibney

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HONORABLE MENTION Grateful American Book Prize 2015!

October 1, 2015
WHEELS OF CHANGE  by Darlene Beck Jacobson

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PW STARRED REVIEW

October 1, 2015
ADA BYRON LOVELACE  by Laurie Wallmark

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KIRKUS STARRED REVIEW

September 15, 2015
ADA BYRON LOVELACE  by Laurie Wallmark

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LRA on faculty at SCBWI NJ Annual Conference

June 13-14, 2015

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Denver Comic Con Panels: What Teen Girls Want To Read/Strong Women in Film and Fiction

May 23-25, 2015
THE ALMOST GIRL  and  ALPHA GODDESS  author Amalie Howard

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New Hampshire School Library Conference BEST BOOKS 2015!

May 15, 2015
THE CASE OF THE MISSING CARROT CAKE  (Wilcox & Griswold Series Book 1)  by Robin Newman

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CRYSTAL KITE WINNER! Atlantic Region (PA/DE/NJ/DC/VA/WV/MD)

May 1, 2015
PANDEMIC  by Yvonne Ventresca

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CRYSTAL KITE WINNER! Southeast REGION (FL/GA/SC/NC/AL)

May 1, 2015
JUST A DROP OF WATER  by Kerri O’Malley Cerra

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Booklist HARD BOILED CRIME SELECTION 2015!

May 1, 2015
THE CASE OF THE MISSING CARROT CAKE  (Wilcox & Griswold Series Book 1)  by Robin Newman

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VOYA BEST SCI/FI, FANTASY & HORROR 2014!

April 2015
ALPHA GODDESS  by Amalie Howard

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FINALIST Maine Student Book Award!

March 15, 2015
JUST A DROP OF WATER  by Kerri O’Malley Cerra

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MIGHTY GIRL PICK Spring 2014!

February 9, 2015
WHEELS OF CHANGE  by Darlene Beck Jacobson

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FLORIDA BOOK AWARD 2014!

February 5, 2015
JUST A DROP OF WATER  by Kerri O’Malley Cerra

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KIRKUS STARRED REVIEW

February 3, 2015
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VOYA TOP SHELF FICTION FOR MIDDLE READERS 2014!

February 2015
JUST A DROP OF WATER  by Kerri O’Malley Cerra

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SELECTION NOTABLE SOCIAL STUDIES TRADE BOOKS for Young People 2015 by the National Council for Social Studies and CBC!

January 28, 2015
WHEELS OF CHANGE  by Darlene Beck Jacobson

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ALA YALSA HUB – Call to Diversity #WENEEDDIVERSEBOOKS

December 15, 2014
ALPHA GODDESS  by Amalie Howard

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Liza Fleissig participating Mentor at RUCC

October 18, 2014

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Best Sci-Fi of the Year Nevil Award Nominee

July 5, 2014
SURVIVAL COLONY 9  by Joshua David Bellin

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LRA on faculty at SCBWI NJ Annual Conference

June 28-29, 2014

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Ginger Harris featured agent in Julie Hedlund’s 12 x 12!

April 1-15, 2014

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FINALIST Maine Student Book Award!

March 15, 2014
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Liza Fleissig featured agent in Julie Hedlund’s 12 x 12!

March 1-15, 2014

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2014 Spring KIDS’ INDIE NEXT PICK!

February 21, 2014
ALPHA GODDESS  by Amalie Howard

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