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Stephen King, Mo Willems, & Rachel Renee Russell Debut on the Indie Bestseller List

DD-7We’ve collected the books debuting on Indiebound’s Indie Bestseller List for the week ending June 08, 2014–a sneak peek at the books everybody will be talking about next month.

(Debuted at #2 in Hardcover Fiction) Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King: “In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, hundreds of desperate unemployed folks are lined up for a spot at a job fair. Without warning, a lone driver plows through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes, running over the innocent, backing up, and charging again. Eight people are killed; fifteen are wounded. The killer escapes.” (June 2014)

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Rush Limbaugh Wins Children’s Book Award

rushlimbaughRush Limbaugh has won Author of the Year in the Children’s Choice Book Awards for his latest kids book Rush Revere and The Brave Pilgrims: Time-Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans.

Kids could vote for their favorite author, illustrator and book of the year online between March 25th and May 12th. Limbaugh beat Jeff KinneyRick RiordanVeronica Roth and Rachel Renee Russell, who were also finalists in the category.

The ceremony took place on Wednesday night in New York. Limbaugh blogged about his experience at the ceremony on his website. “I have to tell you, there were so many immigrants that came up to me before the event started, when everybody was being seated and during the event, and they were telling me what coming to America meant to them,” he wrote. “One of them was the photographer, one of the official photographers for the event.  There were a lot of people that were working the event that came up and wanted me to understand how much America had meant to them, and it was really great.”

Children’s Choice Book Awards Finalists Unveiled for 2012

The 2012 finalists for the Children’s Choice Book Awards have been revealed. Kids can vote from March 14th to May 3rd.

The winners will be announced live at the Children’s Choice Book Awards gala on May 7th. Nominees have been divided into four groups classified by different school grades.

In the Author of the Year category, middle-grade fiction writers dominate. The nominees include Diary of a Wimpy Kid 6: Cabin Fever by Jeff Kinney, Inheritance by Christopher Paolini, Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life by James Patterson, The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan and Dork Diaries 3: Tales from a Not-So-Talented Pop Star by Rachel Renée Russell.

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Rachel Renee Russell To Write More Dork Diaries Books

Author Rachel Renee Russell has inked a deal with Simon & Schuster’s Aladdin imprint to publish books five and six (currently untitled) in the popular Dork Diaries middle grade series.

Aladdin will release the fourth title, Dork Diaries 3 ½: How to Dork Your Diary, in October. Book five will follow in fall 2012 and book six is coming in spring 2013. Publisher Mara Anastas negotiated the deal with Writers House literary agent Daniel Lazar. Executive editor Liesa Abrams will serve as editor for all the forthcoming books.

Russell had this statement in the release: “As my character Nikki Maxwell might say, Squee! Or she might break into a Snoopy happy dance. That’s how excited I am to be writing and drawing more Dork Diaries books. Watching this series grow and be embraced by fans all over the world has been a dream come true, and I’m so happy that I can keep showing my readers that, indeed, dorks rule!”

Simon & Schuster CEO Celebrates Children’s Division After Historic Year

s&slogo23.jpgIn her annual holiday letter to staffers, Simon & Schuster CEO Carolyn K. Reidy singled out the Children’s division for achieving its best year ever.

Here’s more from the letter: “Our Children’s Publishing division is booming and their results this year are the strongest in their history.  Much of the groundwork they have laid is now paying off, and the strength of their publishing, in particular in the teen, fantasy and middle grade categories with authors such as Cassandra Clare, Rachel Renee Russell, Becca Fitzpatrick and Thomas Sniegoski, is indicative of their ability to adjust to and benefit from the quickly changing tastes of our younger reading audience.”

The letter also noted that the publisher counted 154 New York Times bestsellers in 2010, with 14 titles climbing to the number one spot on the list. In addition, the publisher celebrated 15 titles on the New York Times Book Review’s 100 Notable Books of the Year.

James Patterson Wins Author of the Year Award at the Children’s Choice Book Awards

logo.pngLast night the Children’s Book Council unveiled the winners of the Children’s Choice Book Awards. Young readers around the country cast 115,000 votes for the third annual award ceremony.

Little, Brown had a big night as James Patterson won author of the year for Max and Peter Brown won illustrator of the year for The Curious Garden. The other winners were…

Kindergarten to Second Grade Book of the Year: Lulu the Big Little Chick written and illustrated by Paulette Bogan (Bloomsbury USA)

Third Grade to Fourth Grade Book of the Year: Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute written and illustrated by Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Knopf/Random House)

Fifth Grade to Sixth Grade Book of the Year: Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-so-fabulous Life written and illustrated by Rachel Renee Russell (Aladdin/Simon & Schuster)

Teen Choice Book of the Year: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic)