Postcards from an Octopus

Love Agnes book cover

By Libby Stille, Publicist

Have you ever wondered what sea creatures would write if they could send postcards? And by chance did you want to see this in picture book format? Or maybe you’ve just always wanted a different take on an animal life cycle book.

Love, Agnes: Postcards from an Octopus is a fresh look at a saltwater cephalopod mollusk life cycle. Readers follow Agnes as she discovers a postcard under the waves and begins corresponding with a human boy, a cantankerous crab, and more friends and foes. This epistolary picture book also tracks Agnes’s life cycle as she makes her home in a jar, lays eggs, cares for the eggs, and says goodbye to her children. Read More

Remembering Biologist Lincoln Brower, Advocate for the Monarch Butterfly

By Carol Hinz, Editorial Director of Millbrook Press and Carolrhoda Books

Have you spotted any monarch caterpillars or butterflies lately? We currently have three chrysalides at my house hanging from the top of a mesh butterfly habitat, and one rapidly-growing caterpillar who has been munching through milkweed leaves harvested from our backyard.

They’ve been on author Rebecca Hirsh’s mind as well. She wrote The Monarchs Are Missing, which we released this past spring, and after she heard the news that monarch scientist Dr. Lincoln Brower had passed away, she shared this remembrance. Read More