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.
Some big news this morning from the American Library Association!
ADAM & 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.
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.
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 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.