• Earth Day Sale Still Going!

    April 25, 2016

    Hi friends — you may have heard that we’re offering a 50% discount on all environmentalism-themed books in honor of Earth Day!  This includes The Story of the Blue Planet, by poet, author, and now Icelandic presidential candidate Andri Snær Magnason!  To claim your 50% discount, just enter the code WHATANICEPLANET as you check out.  To browse a complete listing of discounted titles, please check here.

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  • Congratulations are in order!

    January 11, 2016

    Some big news this morning from the American Library Association!

    Screen_Shot_2015-05-05_at_3.01.59_PM_1024x1024ADAM & THOMAS is a Batchelder Honor Book!
    Congratulations to author Aharon Appelfeld, illustrator Philippe Dumas, and translator Jeffrey M. Green!

    The Batchelder award honors outstanding children’s books translated from foreign languages and subsequent published in the United States.

     

     

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    SEX IS A FUNNY WORD is a Stonewall Honor Book!
    Congratulations to authors Cory Silverberg and Fiona Smyth!

    The Stonewall Award is given to English-language children’s and young adult books of exceptional merit relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience.

     

    You can find more information about the ALA’s awards here.

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  • Exciting Triangle Square Titles in the Offing!

    March 24, 2015

    Here in New York City, spring, gradually, is springing.  As a slow, determined thaw takes hold, exciting things are happening at Triangle Square!  Here are some upcoming books we’re excited about:

    The_Mummy-Makers_of_Egypt_edited_dca2ed45-e9b0-43d9-a54d-a9c589275ff6_1024x1024The Mummy-Makers of Egypt
    by Tamara Bower
    July 2015

    Yuya was a powerful courtier during Ancient Egypt’s Eighteenth Dynasty in the fourteenth century BC.  The discovery of his tomb in 1905 was a major world event, overshadowed only by the discovery of King Tut in 1905.  In this gorgeous book, illustrated in painstaking detail by artist and Egypt scholar Tamara Bower, Yuya is brought to life — or more accurately, brought to death.  Ipy is the son of the royal embalmer, and he watches as his father prepares Yuya’s mummy for his voyage into the afterlife.  Full of marvelous details on life, death, and art in Ancient Egypt, The Mummy-Makers of Egypt is the first children’s book on mummies to be written from the embalmers’ perspective, and the first to feature the gorgeous, authentically Egyptian-style art of Tamara Bower.  

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  • Hooray for Triangle Square!

    March 24, 2015

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  • Pulitzer-winning Author Jared Diamond on Tour

    April 3, 2014

    Join Pulitzer Prize winner Jared Diamond as he discusses his first foray into illustrated young adult nonfiction. The Third Chimpanzee for Young People is both an explosive indictment of human nature and a hopeful plea for a better survival.

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    With fascinating facts and his unparalleled readability, Diamond intended his book to improve the world that today’s young people will inherit. Triangle Square’s The Third Chimpanzee for Young People is for them and the future they’ll help build.

    Professor Diamond’s scheduled appearances:
    Boston (4/3 @ 6:30PM) – Porter Square Books at First Parish Church in Harvard Square
    New York (4/4 @ 8PM) – 92nd Street Y, Kaufmann Auditorium
    San Francisco (4/9 @ 7PM) – Los Altos High School, Eagle Theatre
    Seattle (4/10 @ 7:30PM) -University of Washington’s Kane Hall, Room 130
    Los Angeles (4/13) – Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

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  • Triangle Square New Releases – April

    April 1, 2014

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    The Third Chimpanzee for Young People

    Jared Diamond’s first foray into illustrated young adult nonfiction is both an explosive indictment of human nature and a hopeful case for a better survival.

    With fascinating facts and his unparalleled readability, Diamond intended his book to improve the world that today’s young people will inherit. Triangle Square’s The Third Chimpanzee for Young People is for them and the future they’ll help build.

     

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    Lizzie!

    In Lizzie! Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Maxine Kumin brings a disabled heroine to life in this exciting adventure of black markets, screeching monkeys, Florida in the summertime, and the bonds of true friendship.

    America, meet Lizzie Peterlinz, age 11. Paralyzed below the waist after slipping off a diving board two years ago, Lizzie does not let her wheelchair get in the way of her curiosity. She and her single mother are starting life over in a small town in Florida, where Lizzie’s hunger for knowledge and adventure lead her to some unlikely friends.

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  • ETFO Voice Reviews “What Makes a Baby”

    October 29, 2013

    What Makes a Baby Cory SilverbergWhat Makes a Baby? – Teacher Approved!

    Jennifer Johnston of The Elementary Teacher’s Federation of Ontario (ETFO) has recently reviewed Seven Stories’ book, What Makes a Baby, in the ETFO Voice.

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  • Celebrating a Year with Cory Silverberg and “What Makes a Baby”

    October 28, 2013

    “This is a story about how babies are made. The first thing you need to know is that you can’t make a baby out of nothing. You have to start with something.”

    And so Cory Silverberg’s colorful and informative picture book on reproduction begins. What Makes a Baby is a book for every kind of family and every kind of kid. It explains how a sperm and an egg come together “in a special dance” to create something special and unique: a child. Whether that child comes from a sperm donor, adoption, or the old fashioned way, Cory’s book helps parents navigate through a tricky conversation and while leaving room for discussion and inclusion of each individual child’s story.

    This week, we are celebrating Triangle Square’s anniversary with Cory and What Makes a Baby, so check back for author interviews and more!

    Want to hear more about the book? Check out the book trailer here: What Makes a Baby.

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  • Do You Dream in Color: The Story Behind the Title

    October 22, 2013

    We have all heard the expression, “don’t judge a book by its cover”, but what about Rubin_by_Jennifer_Taira_72dpia books title? Book titles can intrigue, inspire, and inform a reader about a book with just a few simple words. As for Laurie Rubin’s book, Do You Dream in Color? Insights from a Girl Without Sight, the title is an important part to the story and reading experience as a whole.

    Here, Laurie shares some inside information about choosing her book, and song, titles:

    Book titles are incredibly important.  They capture in a nutshell what a reader is about to get themselves into, what world they will be in for the next several hours, days, weeks, months whenever they pick up a given book.  I chose the title, “Do You Dream in Color?” because it was the question people have asked me from time to time.  I think it’s such an interesting question for people to ask because I think of dreams as something you are living, not something you’re watching through a  television screen.  

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  • Celebrating a Year with Laurie Rubin and “Do You Dream in Color”

    October 21, 2013

    This week marks the one year anniversary of the publication of Laurie Rubin’s awe-Rubin_DoYouDream_Cover_largeinspiring memoir, Do You Dream of Color? Insights from a Girl Without Sight

    Laurie Rubin looks back on her life as an international opera singer who happens to be blind. From her loneliness and isolation as a middle school student to her experiences skiing, Rubin offers her young readers a life-story rich in detail and inspiration drawn from everyday challenges. Beginning with her childhood in California, Rubin tells the story of her life and the amazing experiences that led her to a career as an internationally celebrated mezzo-soprano.

    Laurie shared her insights to writing, performing, and creating her memoir and music with Seven Stories Press and her readers:

    What advice do you have for young people who want to write, sing, or pursue their creative talents?  

    I would tell them to go for it!  Many people stop themselves from going after the things they want to do because they believe they’re pipe dreams.  

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