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FLOAT by Daniel Miyares
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 9, 2015

"Lovely and life-affirming. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This wordless story, bookended by the creation of two iconic paper toys, follows a Latino boy through outdoor playtime. Read full book review >

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PARDON ME! by Daniel Miyares
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 17, 2014

"For clever cautionary tales with a lingering bite, try those by Jon Scieszka, James Marshall or Jon Klassen. (Picture book. 4-7)"
"The Gingerbread Boy" meets "The Mitten" in this tale of a self-centered (and doomed) protagonist squawking about an increasingly crowded setting. Read full book review >

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THAT NEIGHBOR KID by Daniel Miyares
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2017

"A timeless tale about backyard fun and friendship. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Two children build a treehouse and a friendship together in this nearly wordless story. Read full book review >

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BRING ME A ROCK! by Daniel Miyares
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 7, 2016

"Beautifully executed art, expressive bugs, and spare but pointed—arguably Marxist—text create a tale for all ages. (Picture book. 3-8)"
The smallest bug's contribution to the demands of the grasshopper king is at first spurned, but the little bug eventually prevails in more ways than one. Read full book review >

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THAT IS MY DREAM! by Langston Hughes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A must-read illustrated poem that breathes new life into Hughes' 'Dream Variation.' (Picture book. 5-8)"
A quietly powerful picture book that Hughes himself would have adored. Read full book review >

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BAMBINO AND MR. TWAIN by P.I. Maltbie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"A rather obscure human-interest story that, while beautifully illustrated, is not very enlightening on the topic of Mark Twain, mourning the death of a loved one nor cats. A puzzler. (author's note, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 8-10)"
The story of Mark Twain as a newly widowed, grieving, 69-year-old man holed up in his Manhattan apartment in 1904 is frankly a peculiar subject for a children's picture book. Read full book review >

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SURF'S UP by Kwame Alexander
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2016

"A warmhearted tribute to reading. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A sunny day near the ocean means different kinds of excitement for frog friends Bro and Dude. Read full book review >

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A CHIP OFF THE OLD BLOCK by Jody Jensen Shaffer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 20, 2018

"Replete with wry, comic references and infused with a sense of adventure, this is a lighthearted tale that readers will certainly not 'take for granite.' (Picture book. 4-8)"
Being small doesn't mean you can't have big goals! Read full book review >

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DANIEL MIYARES
by Megan Labrise

For author-illustrator Daniel Miyares, Langston Hughes’s “Dream Variation” (1926) was a revelation.

“To fling my arms wide / In some place of the sun, / To whirl and to dance / Till the white day is done,” begins Hughes’ famous poem, whose two stanzas juxtapose stark and hopeful versions of a day in the life of an African American in the early ...


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DANIEL LOWE
by Megan Labrise

A few months shy of his 60th birthday, Daniel Lowe’s publishing dreams came true—with a novel that proceeds from a nightmarish premise.

In All That’s Left to Tell, a mid-level American executive named Marc Laurent is held captive in Pakistan by two local guards. Each day he is blindfolded and an English-speaking woman, who identifies herself as “Josephine,” questions ...


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DANIEL ALARCÓN
by Richard Z. Santos

Daniel Alarcón was in a staff meeting at Columbia University, where he is an Assistant Professor in Broadcast Journalism, when friends started texting him congratulatory messages.

“I was totally surprised,” he says. “And I didn’t know what they were talking about.”

They were talking about Alarcón’s latest collection of short stories, The King Is Always Above the People ...


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DANIEL SUAREZ
by Clayton Moore

Daniel Suarez finally made it to the future in his new novel, Change Agent, which Kirkus’ reviewer says is “...his most entertaining high-tech thriller yet.”

The author sometimes gets pegged as a science fiction author because his previous bestsellers—Daemon, Freedom, Kill Decision, and Influx—all revolve around technologies that are just around the corner. In Change Agent ...


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