The Ebola Outbreak in DRC: What You Need to Know

Ebola Epidemic

By Domenica Di Piazza, Editorial Director of Twenty-First Century Books

With a new outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in central Africa, I asked TFCB medical writer Connie Goldsmith to investigate and share more with us about what’s happening there. Connie is the author of TFCB’s The Ebola Epidemic: The Fight, The Future, which came out for YA readers at the height of the crisis in 2016. Here’s what she has to say about this latest outbreak. Read More

High/Low Titles – What Does That Mean?

by Lara Neel, Trade Marketing Manager

Those of us who publish books can sometimes be (accurately!) accused of developing our own language, of sorts. For example, you may have noticed that we tend to call a book a “title.” I think that’s because we want to be clear when we’re talking about a set of ideas, words, and photographs, without the confusion of worrying about the exact format. Using those definitions, one title could spawn many, many books. Read More

Some of Our Most Talked-About Titles in 2018: Part 1

Talked About Books 2018

Greg Hunter, the Associate Editorial Director for Graphic Universe, and Amy Fitzgerald, the Associate Editorial Director for Carolrhoda Novels, have stopped by the blog to share a few notes about some of their most talked-about titles for this year. So, without further ado, here they are! Read More

A Valentine for Frankenstein Creators Leslie Kimmelman and Timothy Banks in Conversation

By Libby Stille, Publicist

Earlier this month, we released A Valentine for Frankenstein, written by Leslie Kimmelman and illustrated by Timothy Banks. This adorable picture book follows Frank as he attends the monsters’ Valentine’s Day Bash and receives a mysterious valentine from another monster.

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Spread from A Valentine for Frankenstein

Today we welcome the author and illustrator to the blog for a conversation about Frankenstein, the artistic process, belching, and more. Take it away, Leslie and Timothy! Read More