Thankful for Books!
Thanksgiving is around the corner and I know one of the things I'm most thankful for this year - books! Read on to hear about some of our favorites from this year and get ready to watch your TBR pile...
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My Love Letter to Wuhan
What was the pandemic of the century like at the start? Ying Chang Compestine's swift, gripping novel captures not only the uncertainty and panic when COVID first emerged in Wuhan, but also how a community banded together. Read below to...
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Join us at NCTE 2022!
We're so excited to be attending the NCTE Annual Convention in Anaheim, California from November 17-20! Stop by the Harper booth (#817) for author signings, giveaways, and sneak peeks at upcoming books. Scroll down to learn more! Author Signings One...
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2022 Teens' Top Ten
YALSA has announced their 2022 Teens' Top Ten list. See which HarperCollins titles made the cut!
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Spooky Stories
Now that it’s October, the nights are getting longer and spookier! We rounded up some of our favorite books to help bring the chills and thrills this spooky season. Read on for book recommendations, storytime activities, and a link to...
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Check Out These Fall Standouts
The reviews are in and the stars are out for these HarperCollins Children's Book! Brother and sister mice Violet and Jobie live a cozy and comfortable life in a humans’ house, where food is plentiful and the television is good....
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Sharing Indigenous Stories
Today is Indigenous Peoples' Day and November is Native American Heritage month! We think the best way to celebrate is with authentic and heartfelt Indigenous stories reflecting the diversity of the Indigenous experience in the United States and Canada. The...
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Unlearning the Rules of the Boys Club
Justin Baldoni unpacks the challenges of living with internalized misogyny and what needs to be done to fight toxic masculinity in BOYS WILL BE HUMAN. He sat down to share why he wrote this book and more for us here...
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Spooky Season is Here with A Spoonful of Frogs
Autumn has arrived, and along with it comes crisp air, pumpkin spice flavored everything, and a desire to read every slightly spooky book in sight! A Spoonful of Frogs, written by library staffer Casey Lyall and illustrated by Caldecott Honoree...
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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
Hispanic Heritage Month, which began on September 15 and extends through October 15, is a time to recognize and celebrate the contributions Latinx individuals have made to American life. We at HarperStacks understand the importance of amplifying Latinx voices all...
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Banned Books Week 2022
Banned Books Week offers an opportunity for readers to voice censorship concerns, celebrate free expression and show their communities the importance of intellectual freedom. Visit the HarperCollins Banned Books page to find out what you can do to fight censorship,...
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Celebrate Library Card Sign-Up Month
September is Library Card Sign-Up Month and there's no better way to celebrate than checking out the brand new title, A Library, written by the incomparable Nikki Giovanni and illustrated by Erin K. Robinson. This picture book is a lyrical...
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Top of the Stacks for Fall
There are so many amazing Middle Grade books publishing this fall, so we wanted to let you know what we think should be at the Top of the Stacks! Here’s a preview of 5 of the titles we’re most excited...
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Collaborating on Graceling: The Graphic Novel
We asked Graceling author Kristin Cashore to chat with Gareth Hinds about their work together creating the graphic novel adaptation of Kristin's award winning novel. Kristin: So, Gareth. With every book I write, I always work my way toward —...
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Bring History to Life
Historical fiction is a powerful tool for breathing life into the teaching of history, a subject sometimes seen by students as dry and disconnected from their everyday lives. Historical fiction allows the readers to put themselves into real events to...
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Reimagining the Narrative During Disability Pride Month and Beyond
  I’ve often described my YA novel, BREATHE AND COUNT BACK FROM TEN, as a reverse retelling of the Little Mermaid story. Whereas Ariel longs to exchange her tail for legs so she can walk on land among humans, in...
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Behind the Book: Black Birds in the Sky, by Brandy Colbert
A searing new work of nonfiction from award-winning author Brandy Colbert about the history and legacy of one of the most deadly and destructive acts of racial violence in American history: the Tulsa Race Massacre. In the early morning of...
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How to Start a Revolution by Being Yourself: Author Guest Post by Katryn Bury
When I was young, I liked to hide. Literally in the closet. I felt safest there, with a flashlight, reading my books in peace. In the closet, I could be alone, my head filled with whatever adventure was on the...
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Pressing Reset on my Childhood: Author Guest Post by Phil Stamper
The video game Stardew Valley has a simple premise: you’ve quit your day job and moved to a farmhouse passed onto you by your grandfather. You start your new life as a farmer and start to get to know the...
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Coming Out On Your Own Terms: Author Guest Post by Sonora Reyes
I originally wrote The Lesbiana’s Guide to Catholic School because I wanted to send queer teens a message I so desperately needed when I was in their shoes: Being in the closet does not make you a liar. It doesn’t...
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The Naturalness of Homosexuality: Author Guest Post by Eliot Schrefer
In middle school, I’d often spend lunch in the safety of the media center. From where I sat reading, I remember fixating on the army-green library bindings of The Book of Knowledge encyclopedia set. How cool, I’d think, everything there...
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