A CALF NAMED BRIAN HIGGINS
An Adventure in Rural Kenya
By Kristen Ball (Darien, CT)
Hannah Higgins is convinced her summer is ruined when she travels to Africa with her mom and uncle to work in a remote village in Kenya. She finds the food gross and the community filthy. Then she learns people are dying of hunger and preventable disease. This is an adventure of discovery. Ages 9 to 13.
One Elm Books, an imprint of Red Chair Press
9781947159006 Hardcover $16.99
Publication Date: August 1, 2018
Contact: Keith Garton, firstname.lastname@example.org
EENY, MEENY, MINEY MOLE
By Jane Yolen (Hattfield, MA), Illustrator Kathryn Brown (MA)
Eeny, Meeny, and Miney Mole live at the bottom of a deep, dark hole. In that hole, dark is light, day is night, and summer and winter seem the same. Meeny and Miney are perfectly content to stay down in the deep, dark hole all by themselves, safe and warm. But Eeny has heard there’s something wonderful Up Above. So she goes to find it. Ages 3-8.
Interlink Publishing/Crocodile Books
9781623719869 Hardcover $17.95
Publication Date: July 2018
MY REAL NAME IS HANNA
By Tara Lynn Masih (Andover, MA)
The recipient of a 2018 Skipping Stones Honor Award, My Real Name Is Hanna is inspired by the true story of a family who sought refuge underground in the gypsum caves of Ukraine during World War II. Sparse, resonant, and lyrical, weaving in tales of Jewish and Ukrainian folklore. Ages 9+.
Mandel Vilar Press
9781942134510 Paper with French flaps $16.95
Publication Date: September 11, 2018
Contact: Robert Mandel, Robert@mvpress.org
CHRISTMAS BY ACCIDENT
By Camron Wright
From the author of the bestselling The Rent Collector; a meet-cute holiday story. Abby works in a quaint Massachusetts bookstore and meets Carter, her uninspired insurance adjuster who zests up his job by embellishing accident reports which gets him fired and prompts them to team up to write a novel.
Shadow Mountain Publishing
9781629724768 Hardcover $17.99
Publication Date: September 25, 2018
Contact: Ilise Levine, email@example.com
WHITE DANCING ELEPHANTS
By Chaya Bhuvaneswar (Newton MA)
White Dancing Elephants showcases stories of the #MeToo movement from diverse women of color in New England and beyond, weaving in LBGT, speculative and immigrant stories into a gripping, suspenseful, lyrical and taut collection. The republic of Cambridge, academics in Allston, Boston biotech form backdrops for stories of loss, longing, revenge, justice, cunning.
9781945814617 Paperback $16.95
Publication Date: October 9, 2018
Contact: Dzanc Books publisher, Michelle@dzancbooks.org