Here is the email I wrote to the bookstore’s staff today

You’ve all spent enough time with me at this point to know I’d rather chew glass than pretend to like something that I don’t, so I hope you realize that what I’m about to say is not just blowing smoke up Kate’s ass to be nice.

Kate’s new book, Greenglass House, is out today, and it is easily one of the best middle grade novels of 2014. In case you need a second opinion, the head of children’s collections for the NYPL has already named it a strong contender for the Newbery, which is the children’s book equivalent of Scorsese going “someone should give that kid an Oscar.”

There’s a copy of the book on the lunch counter in the office labeled STAFF COPY- READ ME. I would love for you to read a few pages (or more) as your break/ section time allows, and for you to join me in enthusiastically recommending it to our middle grade (ages 8ish-12ish) customers.

Kate’s launch party is here at the store tonight. There’s cake involved.

-CRISTIN 

UPCOMING EVENTS FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS

Wed Sept 5, 4:30pm

Monthly puppet show: “The Three Billy Goats Gruff”

Thurs Sept 6, 7pm

Book launch for Kate Milford’s new novel, The Broken Lands


Sun Sept 9, 7pm

Book launch for Tavi Gevinson’s new book, Rookie


Sun Sept 30, 11am

Citibabes Story Time and activity

Featured book: The Adventures of Little Nutbrown Hare


Sunday Oct 7, 7pm

Annie Barrows reading from her new Ivy and Bean title, Ivy and Bean Make the Rules




Sunday Oct 14, 1pm

Jeffrey Brown signing for Darth Vader and Son


Mon Oct 29, 5:30 pm

Educators Appreciation Night

Speaker: David Levithan

Meet and greet / signing: Sophie Blackall, Adele Griffin, Susannah Reich, and more.


Tues Oct 30, 7pm

Literary BFFs (a series hosted by David Gutkowski, Largehearted Boy) with David Levithan

Nov 4, 7pm

Libba Bray reading from her new novel, The Diviners






All events are free and open to the public. No RSVP is required, except for the Educators Appreciation Night October 29th. 

Call for Teen and Tween Artists

Children’s Author Kate Milford (author of riveting YA novel The Boneshaker) would love to hear from teen and tween artists interested in submitting an illustration for her upcoming release, The Kairos Mechanism (Arcana #1).  
To inquire about submission guidelines, contact Kate Milford: press@clockworkfoundry.com.  
More information about Kate’s publishing plans for The Kairos Mechanism can be found here.

Call for Teen and Tween Artists


Children’s Author Kate Milford (author of riveting YA novel The Boneshaker) would love to hear from teen and tween artists interested in submitting an illustration for her upcoming release, The Kairos Mechanism (Arcana #1).  


To inquire about submission guidelines, contact Kate Milford: press@clockworkfoundry.com.  


More information about Kate’s publishing plans for The Kairos Mechanism can be found here
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McNally Jackson’s very own Kate Milford, of Boneshaker fame, is raising money on Kickstarter to publish a novella companion to her forthcoming book, The Broken LandsTake a gander at the video and help her out if you can here, or just reblog this post because, well, she’s a nice lady and a fabulous writer, and deserves the attention. 

Thanks.