We kick off our Meet the Imprints feature with Carolrhoda Books (middle grade fiction) and Carolrhoda Lab (young adult fiction). The mission of Carolrhoda Books is to publish distinctive books with heart, including picture books (which we’ll cover later) and middle grade novels that tackle tough and timely subject matter, in stories told with fresh voices and adventurous writing. Carolrhoda Lab YA novels are unflinching, voice-driven narratives that enthrall and challenge readers. Read on to learn more about the books, and the editorial vision behind them.Read More
By Megan Ciskowski, Assistant Publicist
Make your own invisible ink or learn Morse code! Read on to find amazing free resources for the classroom, and your students can become super spies just like Kitty Granger!Read More
By Editor Amy Fitzgerald
In November of 2015, I checked in with my then-boss, Alix Reid, about her backlog of manuscript submissions. (As a newbie trade editor, I was still dreaming of the day when I, too, would have more manuscripts in my inbox than I could hope to review in a timely manner.) Alix asked me to look at a few submissions that had come her way. “There’s this psychological YA thriller about 9/11 called Truthers . . .” she offered.
I said, “Uhhhhhh . . . huhhhhh.”
“Good title, at least,” she said. Read More