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September 2013

September's roundup of Cool & New Books includes FORTUNATELY, THE MILK which is a hilarious story of time travel and breakfast cereal, expertly told by Newbery Medalist and bestselling author Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Skottie Young; the companion to Stefan Bachmann's THE PECULIAR, THE WHATNOT, which introduces new human and magical char

December 2014

The December paperbacks this month are HOW TO CATCH A BOGLE by Catherine Jinks, where ten-year-old Birdie assists Alfred the Bolger, a renowned monster-catcher in Victorian England; and THE CATS OF TANGLEWOOD FOREST by Charles de Lint, where Lillian Kindred is transformed into a kitten and must go on a perilous adventure through untamed lands to make things right.

Quirky Celebrations - December: Write a Friend Month

What's the best way to celebrate Write a Friend month? Well, one way would be to pen letters to your pals near and far (of course). But since we're a book website, we decided to get a bit more literary and ask some authors to write imaginary letters to their characters. Read below for entries from Kirkpatrick Hill  (BO AT IDITAROD CREEK), Catherine Jinks (HOW TO CATCH A BOGLE), Sharon Lovejoy (RUNNING OUT OF NIGHT) and Jane Yolen (A PLAGUE OF UNICORNS), 

You can find them all below, but click these links if you want to skip to one in particular:

Kirkpatrick Hill's letter to Oscar (from Bo and Graf)

Catherine Jinks' letter to Birdie

Sharon Lovejoy's letter to Zenobia

Jane Yolen's letter to Alexandria