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  • LET THE MONSTER OUT By Chad Lucas Is Nominated For A Red Maple Award!

    October 24, 2022
    Chad Lucas's sophomore middle grade novel, a speculative mystery called LET THE MONSTER OUT, published in May 2022 with Abrams. We're thrilled to announce today that it's been nominated for the Canadian foundation Forest of Reading's prestigious Red Maple Award! READ MORE

    Eva V. Gibson’s WHERE SECRETS LIE Will Be Released In Audio By Tantor Media!

    October 20, 2022
    We're thrilled to announce that WHERE SECRETS LIE, an acclaimed YA thriller by Eva V. Gibson which published in 2021 with Simon & Schuster, will be released in digital audio by Tantor Media!   Perfect for fans of Courtney Summers, this seductive and intense thriller unfolds in interwoven timelines of two summers as three friends READ MORE

    YA Author Jennifer Archer Wins Nicholl Fellowship In Screenwriting!

    September 29, 2022
    McIntosh & Otis is proud to work with writer Jennifer Archer on her YA manuscripts. Today, we're thrilled to share the news that Jennifer has won Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 2022 Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting!   Jennifer's winning screenplay is an adaptation of her novel INTO THE DEEP BLUE, a breathtaking close-up READ MORE

    SO MUCH SNOW by Kristen Schroeder Gets A Starred Review!

    September 23, 2022
    Kristen Schroeder's latest picture book, SO MUCH SNOW, has received a starred review from The Bulletin!   SO MUCH SNOW is a sweet, rhyming text that follows animals through a winter storm. Just as they see hints of spring...the snow READ MORE

    Diana Ma’s HER REBEL HIGHNESS Gets A Starred Review!

    August 24, 2022
    We're thrilled to announce that Diana Ma's YA historical romance, HER REBEL HIGHNESS, has received a starred review from School Library Journal!   HER REBEL HIGHNESS is the second book in Diana Ma's DAUGHTERS OF THE DYNASTY series with Abrams. READ MORE

    Happy Book Birthday To BATTLE OF THE BOOKS By Melanie Ellsworth!

    August 23, 2022
    Out now is Melanie Ellsworth's latest picture book! It's called BATTLE OF THE BOOKS and publishes today with Little Bee Books. This clever tale is also set to come out in Chinese and Korean!   ABOUT BATTLE OF THE BOOKS: It's time to choose a bedtime story! In this hilarious competition for the right to READ MORE

    Happy Book Birthday To MEASURING A YEAR: A ROSH HASHANAH STORY By Linda Elovitz Marshall!

    August 16, 2022
    Linda Elovitz Marshall's sweet picture book MEASURING A YEAR: A ROSH HASHANAH STORY publishes today with Abrams Appleseed. It's featured with PJ Library! and was included in Oh Joy!'s Diverse Kids' Books guide! With beautiful illustrations by Zara González Hoang, the book is a jubilant celebration of Jewish life and culture.   ABOUT MEASURING A YEAR: READ MORE

    WHAT WE HARVEST by Ann Fraistat Gets A Starred Review!

    July 13, 2022
    Ann Fraistat's hotly anticipated debut, a YA horror titled WHAT WE HARVEST that came out in March 2022 with Random House/Delacorte, has received a starred review from Publishers Weekly!   WHAT WE HARVEST follows Wren and her ethereal hometown of Hollow's End--which carries dark secrets. Publishers Weekly says, "Intense, gripping, and deeply haunting, Fraistat’s debut, an READ MORE