Our Editors’ Advice on Creating Narrative Tension

March 12, 2015 • 3 Comments

There are stories that you can’t put down, and there are those that you can’t wait to put down. The difference? Often, it comes down to tension. What’s pulling the readers through, hurtling them headlong…


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Giveaway Monday: Comet’s Tale

3 Comments July 16, 2012 • 3 Comments

Every Monday in July, we’re giving away FREE advance copies of our amazing fall lineup.
Comet’s Tale
How the Dog I Rescued Saved My Life
by Steven D. Wolf
A note from Amy Gash,…


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Lucky 7: Staff Favorites

No Comments March 13, 2012 • No Comments

We’ve hand-picked seven titles—four novels, three memoirs—that dazzled, inspired, thrilled, enlightened, and captivated us. Some made us laugh, some made us cry, and some made us do both. We guarantee they’ll do the…


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What the Dormouse Said: Wit and Wisdom from Childrens’ Books, Part 3

2 Comments December 20, 2011 • 2 Comments

Today we have another batch of quotes from What the Dormouse Said: Lessons for Grown-Ups from Children’s Books, which makes a great stocking stuffer for just about everyone on your list–the young, the young-at-heart, and…


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Algonquin’s Guide to Gift Giving, Winter 2011

1 Comment December 14, 2011 • 1 Comment

I always wait until the last minute to buy Christmas and Chanukah presents for my family. It’s not because shopping slips my mind, or because I forget about the holidays or my family, but mostly…


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What the Dormouse Said: Wit and Wisdom from Children’s Books, Part II

2 Comments November 28, 2011 • 2 Comments

It’s time for our second round of quotes from Amy Gash’s wonderful compilation What the Doomouse Said: Lessons for Grown-ups from Children’s Books. We’ll post a few of our very favorite quotes throughout November and…


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What the Dormouse Said: Wit and Wisdom from Children’s Books, Part 1

4 Comments November 3, 2011 • 4 Comments

I started eating books at a very young age. In one of my earliest memories, I’m sitting on the kitchen floor gnawing on a copy of Little Bear’s Visit. I coerced my parents into reading…


November 3, 2010

What We’re Reading: Chopin’s Garden

5 Comments November 3, 2010 • 5 Comments

CHOPIN’S GARDEN by Eleanor Lincoln Morse (Fox Print Books) was given to me by a fellow editor whose librarian gave it to her. And it’s exactly the kind of novel you finish and give to…


December 14, 2009

Lessons for Grown-ups from Children’s Books

8 Comments December 14, 2009 • 8 Comments

We’re pleased to turn today’s post over to our Senior Editor, Amy Gash. Read below as she talks about how she dreamed up the idea for What the Dormouse Said!
I love quotations. I collect…