172 posts categorized "Books"

December 27, 2011

Book Give-Away: Friends With Boys

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While you're catching up with Friends With Boys over the holidays, you can also enter to win a copy of your very own over on GoodReads, where we're doing a give-away.  We just got books in the office, and they look wonderful and lovely and you all should have copies of your very own!

(Probably in February, when the book actually comes out, but until then you can be excited!)

December 26, 2011

Catch Up with Friends With Boys

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It is now officially the nondenominational winter holidays, and we have some time off, so hopefully you do, too!

We recommend that you use this time to catch up on one of our favorite webcomics, Faith Erin Hicks' Friends With Boys.  Not only is it a delightful saga of ghosts and siblings and high school, we are going to be publishing it as a book at the end of February!  Which is a thing we are excited about. 

When tor.com, io9, and Wired all agree that something is good, you know it's worth checking out!

December 24, 2011

Ethel & Ernest

You all may remember a picture book (later turned into an animated short) called The Snowman -- written and illustrated by Raymond Briggs.  It's a lovely and wonderful thing, and if you're in your twenties, you probably know it well (and may be re-reading or re-watching it for the holidays).

While thus enjoying yourself, you might also check out one of Briggs' other books: his biography of his parents, Ethel & Ernest.  It's a quiet, lovely story about two people spending their lives together as the twentieth century unrolls itself around them.  We recommend it. 

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December 23, 2011

Consequences Limericks

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These were some boys who went to war

It was not at all what they were looking for.

They wanted to know

To learn and to grow;

There are fewer choices when you grow up poor. 

This is a really lovely and thought-provoking book; you should check it out. 

December 20, 2011

Book Give-Away: Mush!

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For your wintry reading pleasure, we're giving away Glenn Eichler and Joe Infurnari's sled dogs magnum opus, Mush!, over on GoodReads now. 

Enter to win!

December 16, 2011

Professorial Limericks

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There once was a mummy who was dead

And a girl who fell for him, heels over head.

Their love seemed doomed

All were cast into gloom

But hijinx saved the day instead. 

The art in this book is so lovely I have a copy in the original French, so I can see it at twice the size!  It comes highly recommended. 

December 09, 2011

Princely Limericks

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There once was a prince in a far-away land;

Nothing went quite like he planned

The wheel turns

Lessons are learned

Life won't give what you demand. 

This book is a lot of fun; you should check it out!

December 02, 2011

Math Limericks

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There once was a boy who had a sister

He generally thought that she was a blister

Then one day

She was taken away

In the end, he found he missed her. 

This book!  So fun.  Go read it. 

November 25, 2011

Photographer Limerick

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There once was a photographer who wanted to learn

Things that many in the rest of the world spurn

He left his home

Far did he roam

Here's his book; now it's your turn. 

This is a very worthy and amazing book.  You should read it.  (And then be thankful you didn't have to go to Afghanistan with Didier Lefevre.)

November 18, 2011

Orcs Limericks

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There was was a band of orcs mean and vile

They beat you up, and then they smile.

There's not much more bad

That can be had

They're the meanest of the mean; they do it in style.

This is probably the pulpiest thing that we have ever published, and by that you know that it's a whole lot of fun.  Enjoy!

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