Little, Brown YR School & Library Marketing

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My Teacher Is a Monster – a sweet modern fable about seeing through the otherness of others, reminding us that we can’t love what we don’t know.


Lemony Snicket, the author responsible for A Series of Unfortunate Events, is now calling on all readers to submit sketches, portraits, illustrations, photographs, trailersbookmarksmath notes and other art inspired by his newest book series All the Wrong Questions.

To enter this top secret contest, publicly post (or repost) your original All the Wrong Questions art by September 8, 2014 on tumblr, instagram or twitter, using the hashtag #ATWQFanArt. Participation is and should be limited to professional, nonprofessional and unprofessional artists, their associates and friends of friends.

Lemony Snicket will award 13 winners with a print of their work, a $50.00 gift certificate to their favorite bookstore, and signed copies of the All the Wrong Questions series, including the newest volume "Shouldn’t You Be in School?".

Please help keep the #ATWQFanArt contest restricted by sharing this post only with members of our organization and other people.

Questions? Ask here.

Featuring the second episode of our Little, Brown School podcast! Victoria chats with Darren Shan, author of the ZOM-B series, about books for teens, diversity and his love of theatre.


Dear Onlooker,

Please find in this new book entitled File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents, thirteen cases investigated by Lemony Snicket during his apprenticeship in the town of Stain’d-By-The-Sea. 

As a young Lemony Snicket inquires into local kidnappings, supernatural occurrences, violent vandalism, and food theft, you, the reader, can match wits with the author to solve the thirteen mini-mysteries.

For security reasons, the information contained in this book is restricted to those who can read.  If you cannot read, please stop reading this post.

Crack the first case here.

Purchase at your own risk: Amazon | B&N | Indiebound


Attention members of our secret organization: Lemony Snicket’s File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents, a series of 13 mini-mysteries, arrives in bookstores one week from today. Preview the new book here.

If you are not a member of our secret organization, hello there. This is a blank tumblr post which you shouldn’t read.



What’s your romantic score?

So what’s the verdict? Are you an android or is life a cavalcade of wonder? 

Our friend Lolly Robinson talks about Aaron Hartzler’s RAPTURE PRACTICE and representation in classroom reading.

"I saw a piece of my teen self in a book. I read and loved the book Rapture Practice by Aaron Hartzler, a non-fiction memoir about growing up in a highly religious family, and I felt that thing — that little smidge of kindred. I am unashamed to say that I ugly-cried when he finally sees his parents through slightly different eyes. I soared in that moment when he realizes he is different from them but can still love them."


Tomorrow night @ 6:30p EST we’re hosting a little Galentine’s get together of sorts at with:

Tara Altebrando &
sarazarr &
jenniferrush &
Laini Taylor!

Whattya say? See you there?


Jennifer Brown’s HATE LIST was first published in September 2009, a decade after Columbine. In the 3+ years since, HATE LIST has won  numerous state book awards (New Hampshire, South Carolina, Missouri, Oklahoma and countless others) and we’ve heard reactions from reviewers, authors, teachers, parents, librarians, teens, and readers alike on how Valerie and Nick’s story of tragedy—and ultimately hope—made it real for them. 

Here are a handful of some of our favorite reactions:

"Brown is a great writer but an even better cinematographer; more than anything, I love the way she works her mental camera. The aftermath is more interesting than the shooting itself, though the flashbacks that tell the shooting are a kind of powerful counterpoint to the narrative. The story is blistering and real; somehow nobody is blamed, yet nobody is spared…Jennifer Brown has just jumped to the top of my realistic fiction shelf, where she sits next to Laurie Halse Anderson, Sara Zarr, & Ann Dee Ellis. What I most often say of LHA can also be said of JB; she writes like a cutter; when you read, you bleed." —Margaret Stohl, co-author of Beautiful Creatures

"Who is this book for? Anyone who works with kids, anyone may have created their own ‘hate list’ and anyone who has experienced 3rd period algebra as a social environment that would put Lord of the Flies to shame.” —Lisa Von Drasek, EarlyWord

"This book was really deep, intense, and moving. I’d even say that it’s the new Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson. It made me think about how I treat others and that making fun of people, even when just joking around, could be so much more harmful then it’s meant to be.” —Hilary, 16 (at the time)

"Holy crap. This book got to me in so many ways. From the powerful story to Valerie’s inner thoughts it completely pulled at me. If you want a book that will make you really feel something, this is it." -Kari from A Good Addiction

A HATE LIST educator guide is available. In addition, Jennifer Brown’s new e-novella, SAY SOMETHING, hits e-tailers today. It revisits Valerie and Nick’s story through the eyes of David Judy, Nick’s neighbor.


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Start the discussion. Healing begins when someone—a parent, a teacher, a friend—says something.


so the novel i got for christmas is a dystopian story and it so far has the followng:

  • a character who is a bisexual muslim
  • a character who is a transitioning trans girl
  • another lesbian character
  • (none of those things are an issue to anyone in the story)
  • it also tackles racism, environmental issues, political issues, religious diversity, and has mostly female characters

i’m in love with a book

if you ever see a copy of when we wake by karen healey READ IT