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In My Mailbox

This is my first week participating in the In My Mailbox meme – partly because I can’t resist yet another way to list the books in my life and partly because I actually received some books in my mailbox this week, thanks to the amazing Holly Ruck, my former Houghton Mifflin Harcourt rep and current … Continue reading

Christmas Picture Book Round-Up

A round-up of new Christmas-themed books out this Fall 2011. ‘Tis the season, after all. The Third Giftby Linda Sue Park, illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline9780547201955, Clarion Books (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), $16.99 From two extraordinary talents, a beautifully crafted picture book for the Christmas season. The three wise men, or the three kings, are familiar figures … Continue reading

Fall 2011 Picture Book Highlights: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Previously in my capacity as Children’s Department Manager for the Odyssey Book Shop, I had the opportunity to look over publisher’s catalogues at the new books for each season. I was lucky enough to get my hands on some Fall 2011 catalogues, so decided to revive my seasonal picture book highlights series. Disclaimer: I have … Continue reading

Book Review: Nathaniel Fludd, The Unicorn’s Tale by R.L.LaFevers, illustrated by Kelly Murphy

The Unicorn’s Tale: Nathaniel Fludd, Beastologist, Book 4by R.L. LaFevers, illustrated by Kelly Murphy9780547482774, $14.99, Houghton Mifflin Harcout, Pub. Date: April 2011  In book four, Nathaniel has a lot on his mind. With the hope that his parents might still be alive somewhere, all Nate wants to do is find his traitorous cousin, Obediah Fludd, … Continue reading

Book Review: Nathaniel Fludd: The Wyvern’s Treasure by R.L. LaFevers, illustrated by Kelly Murphy

The Wyvern’s Treasure: Nathaniel Fludd, Beastologist, Book 2by R.L. LaFevers, illustrated by Kelly Murphy9780547316185, $16, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt When Nate & Aunt Phil return to England, they find their house trashed and Cornelius, Aunt Phil’s dodo, traumatized. A strange man ransacked their house – but looking for what? They don’t have much time to stop … Continue reading

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Book of the Day: Steady Hands:Poems About Work by Tracie Vaughn Zimmer, illustrated by Megan Halsey and Sean Addy

#6 in the HMH Book of the Day series: Steady Hands: Poems About Workby Tracie Vaughn Zimmer, illustrated by Megan Halsey and Sean Addy9780618903511, $16, Clarion This hardcover picture book harkens back to the post I did earlier about picture books for adults (Part I is posted, Part II is coming soon). Published by Clarion … Continue reading

What I Learned From My Fall Internship, Part 2

One of my recent projects has been to conduct a sales analysis of award-winning titles for the Coretta Scott King awards and the Pura Belpre awards across the three Houghton Mifflin Harcourt imprints: Houghton Mifflin, Harcourt, and Clarion. Having some experience with sales figures from my previous career as the children’s book buyer for the … Continue reading

What I Learned From My Fall Internship, Part 1

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Let me tell ya – it works! After literally months of job searching, cover letter-writing, resume-restructuring, informational interviews, actual job interviews, nail biting, and losing sleep, I have an announcement to make: As of Monday, October 4, 2010, I will be the new Sales Assistant/Receptionist for … Continue reading

Picturebooks for Adults, Part I

Going through the slush pile a few weeks ago, I came across an artist who layers photographs and clipart pieces to create ethereal digital collage artwork. I wish I could show them to you, but unfortunately the artist doesn’t have a website. While the project wasn’t right for Houghton Mifflin, the illustrations were beautiful, and … Continue reading

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Book of the Day: I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More! by Karen Beaumont, illustrated by David Catrow

#5 in the HMH Book of the Day series: I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More!by Karen Beaumont, illustrated by David Catrow9780152024888, $16 Despite not knowing the tune to the song “It Ain’t Gonna Rain No More,” the new lyrics stand on their own as very funny, lively, interactive text, whether you’re literally painting or just … Continue reading

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