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Coloring Books

Between school, chores and keeping up with friends, it's safe to say that teens could definitely use a breather every now and then. Intricate coloring books have become more and more popular recently as fun way to de-stress and unlock your inner creativity. Not only that, by pulling characters and images from popular series like Harry Potter and The Selection, coloring books let you put your own twist on your favorite books.

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Holiday Picture Books 2016

Believe it or not, the holidays are right around the corner! What better way to celebrate than with some holiday picture books to get you in the festive mood?

We made a list --- and we checked it twice --- so that only the best of the best holiday books are on our shelves, no matter how you celebrate! Whether you like traditional stories about Christmas, like THE NUTCRACKER, or are looking for a fun spin on Christmas, like in THE BIGGEST SMALLEST CHRISTMAS PRESENT, there's sure to be something on our shelf that will warm your heart on those frosty winter days. For those of us who like a grand adventure, SHMELF THE HANUKKAH ELF takes readers on a mission to find out why children are missing from Santa's list only to uncover Hanukkah. There are also perfect books here for nonfiction fans such as BEST IN SNOW which allows animal fans to see beautiful pictures of animals in the snow. Or, if you like a more factual approach,  WONDERFUL WINTER: All Kinds of Winter Facts and Fun brings out the science behind snow (and allows you to make some cool crafts while you're at it). Finally, after all this holiday madness is over for the year, we can sit back and relax with Santa, who is taking a well deserved break himself in SANTA'S ELEVEN MONTHS OFF.

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Amanda Melfi

Editorial Intern

I am currently a Senior in Pace University. I started interning for The BookReporter in September and have been loving it ever since! Before this, I was an intern at Pegasus Books. As you can tell, I love to read and hope to work in the publishing industry one day. 

Editorial Content for Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery": The Authorized Graphic Adaptation

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Reviewer (text)

Jesse Kornbluth for HeadButler.com

Evening in a small rural town. A barn, a church, some houses, a dirt road. A man drives his ’30s coupe toward Summers Coal, the one lighted window. Another man waits inside. They shake hands and, slowly and solemnly, take a wooden box from a high shelf. They take 300 small pieces and fold them in half, mark one with a large black dot, drop them in the box and lock the box in the safe. At midnight, they tear the date off the paper calendar. Read More

Teaser

Shirley Jackson’s short story “The Lottery” continues to thrill and unsettle readers nearly seven decades after it was first published. This graphic adaptation by Jackson’s grandson, Miles Hyman, allows readers to experience “The Lottery” as never before, or to discover it anew. He has crafted an eerie vision of the hamlet where the tale unfolds and the unforgettable ritual its inhabitants set into motion. Hyman’s full-color, meticulously detailed panels create a noirish atmosphere that adds a new dimension of dread to the original story.

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Shirley Jackson’s short story “The Lottery” continues to thrill and unsettle readers nearly seven decades after it was first published. This graphic adaptation by Jackson’s grandson, Miles Hyman, allows readers to experience “The Lottery” as never before, or to discover it anew. He has crafted an eerie vision of the hamlet where the tale unfolds and the unforgettable ritual its inhabitants set into motion. Hyman’s full-color, meticulously detailed panels create a noirish atmosphere that adds a new dimension of dread to the original story.

About the Book

Shirley Jackson’s short story “The Lottery” continues to thrill and unsettle readers nearly seven decades after it was first published. By turns puzzling and harrowing, “The Lottery” raises troubling questions about conformity, tradition, and the ritualized violence that may haunt even the most bucolic, peaceful village.

This graphic adaptation by Jackson’s grandson Miles Hyman allows readers to experience “The Lottery” as never before, or to discover it anew. He has crafted an eerie vision of the hamlet where the tale unfolds and the unforgettable ritual its inhabitants set into motion. Hyman’s full-color, meticulously detailed panels create a noirish atmosphere that adds a new dimension of dread to the original story.

SHIRLEY JACKSON'S "THE LOTTERY": The Authorized Graphic Adaptation stands as a tribute to Jackson, and reenvisions her iconic story as a striking visual narrative.

Laura Vosika

An accomplished author, publisher, musician, photographic artist and amateur historian, Laura Vosika’s body of work reflects her diverse creative talents, rich life experience, and an understanding of the timeless resilience of the human spirit. A native of Minneapolis and mother of nine children, Laura successfully blends her love of literature, music and history into her writing. She is best known, nationally, as the author of the acclaimed Blue Bells of Scotland Chronicles novels.

Catherine Rubino

Editorial Intern

Editorial Content for Lunch Witch #2: Knee-deep in Niceness

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Reviewer (text)

Matthew Burbridge

After premiering only a short time ago, Deb Lucke’s Lunch Witch series has garnered a tremendous following both in the children’s comics and book circles. The all-new and all-ridiculous sequel, LUNCH WITCH #2: Knee-Deep in Niceness expands on the the wild adventures of everybody’s favorite meanie Grunhilda! The trouble she got into in her last book is nothing compared to this time around! Read More

Teaser

Grunhilda the Witch has a weakness…a tiny soft spot on her otherwise black and crusty heart. She hides the nice feelings she gets whenever she receives a letter from former student Madison. But her familiars are onto her. They search her hovel and find a huge collection of letters from Madison --- evidence that, once again, the witch has fallen off the straight-and-narrow path of wickedness. Mr. Williams has a solution, but it involves making a meanness potion from THE-BOOK-THAT-IS-NOT-TO-BE-USED-FOR-GOOD. Things go dreadfully wrong when he accidentally releases Positivity Potion instead. Birds are singing. Flowers are growing. The principal cancels school! The entire town of Salem is exuberant. Grunhilda has to find a way to fix the town, find her familiars who run away in the confusion, and return her heart to its original black and crusty state. All before the ancestors wake up.

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Grunhilda the Witch has a weakness…a tiny soft spot on her otherwise black and crusty heart. She hides the nice feelings she gets whenever she receives a letter from former student Madison. But her familiars are onto her. They search her hovel and find a huge collection of letters from Madison --- evidence that, once again, the witch has fallen off the straight-and-narrow path of wickedness. Mr. Williams has a solution, but it involves making a meanness potion from THE-BOOK-THAT-IS-NOT-TO-BE-USED-FOR-GOOD. Things go dreadfully wrong when he accidentally releases Positivity Potion instead. Birds are singing. Flowers are growing. The principal cancels school! The entire town of Salem is exuberant. Grunhilda has to find a way to fix the town, find her familiars who run away in the confusion, and return her heart to its original black and crusty state. All before the ancestors wake up.

About the Book

Grunhilda the Witch has a weakness…a tiny soft spot on her otherwise black and crusty heart. She hides the nice feelings she gets whenever she receives a letter from former student Madison. But her familiars are onto her. They search her hovel and find a huge collection of letters from Madison --- evidence that, once again, the witch has fallen off the straight-and-narrow path of wickedness. Mr. Williams has a solution, but it involves making a meanness potion from THE-BOOK-THAT-IS-NOT-TO-BE-USED-FOR-GOOD. Things go dreadfully wrong when he accidentally releases Positivity Potion instead. Birds are singing. Flowers are growing. The principal cancels school! The entire town of Salem is exuberant. Grunhilda has to find a way to fix the town, find her familiars who run away in the confusion, and return her heart to its original black and crusty state. All before the ancestors wake up.

Miami Book Fair 2016 (GNR)