Algonquin Young Readers

Algonquin Young Readers Algonquin Young Readers is an imprint of Algonquin Books dedicated to publishing works of literary merit and enduring quality for children & young adults.

Algonquin Young Readers is an imprint of Algonquin Books dedicated to publishing works of the same literary merit and enduring qualities that are hallmarks of the Algonquin tradition. Algonquin Young Readers publishes books for readers from seven to seventeen, from short illustrated novels for the youngest independent readers to timely and topical crossover young adult fiction. What ties the books in this imprint together? Unforgettable characters, absorbing stories, and superior writing.

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“Dear reader, I’d love to share a world that contains a heroine whose dreams and hopes may inspire you to also fight for...
09/24/2020
When There's No Alternative, Make One

“Dear reader, I’d love to share a world that contains a heroine whose dreams and hopes may inspire you to also fight for your dreams.”

Learn about FURIA, the September Reese’s Book Club YA Pick, in author Yamile Saied Mendez’s own eyes on Hello Sunshine: https://bit.ly/3kGgJWZ

Furia author Yamile Saied Mendez on fighting for your dreams, no matter the obstacles

There’s only two more weeks before the double release of PREMEDITATED MYRTLE, a Fall 2020 Kids #IndieNext Pick, and HOW ...
09/22/2020

There’s only two more weeks before the double release of PREMEDITATED MYRTLE, a Fall 2020 Kids #IndieNext Pick, and HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MYRTLE by Elizabeth C. Bunce on 10/6. It’s no mystery that Myrtle is one of our favorite young heroines of the season as she embraces her Highly Unconventional obsession with criminal science and takes on Victorian ideals to become a daring detective of her time. Click here to preorder this new cozy mystery series today: https://bit.ly/3mGpS3t

09/21/2020
Skunk and Badger Audiobook

Get ready to step into the world of SKUNK AND BADGER by Amy Timberlake with pictures by Jon Klassen, the perfect read-aloud tale. Press play on the audiobook and experience the ups, down, and many turnarounds of this modern classic story.

Click here to purchase your audiobook today: https://bit.ly/2HbuYV5

Spotted: Noticias Telemundo celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with FURIA by Yamile Saied Méndez. Watch the full video ...
09/20/2020

Spotted: Noticias Telemundo celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with FURIA by Yamile Saied Méndez. Watch the full video here: https://bit.ly/33LVpbR

Let’s start a recommendation chain! Comment with your favorite cozy read-and-drink pairing below.
09/19/2020

Let’s start a recommendation chain! Comment with your favorite cozy read-and-drink pairing below.

“Once I feel like I have an idea worth pursuing, I hold it in my head for a while... Only then, after it’s stuck with me...
09/18/2020
Interview with Samantha Mabry, Author of ‘Tigers, Not Daughters’

“Once I feel like I have an idea worth pursuing, I hold it in my head for a while... Only then, after it’s stuck with me, do I start drafting.”

Can’t get enough of Samantha Mabry’s luscious writing? Check out her Q&A with The Young Folks where she talked about the inspiration behind her latest YA masterpiece, TIGERS, NOT DAUGHTERS: https://bit.ly/2FNTaw0

Tigers, Not Daughters by Samantha Mabry is one of my absolute favorite YA books that published earlier this year. I had the chance to interview her about her inspirations for writing the novel, her wr

“I wanted this to be a book that people could turn to and relate to.”Kelly Jensen spoke about body politics, yoga, menta...
09/17/2020
Podcast 156: BODY TALK - Helping Young Adults Explore Their Radical Anatomy with Kelly Jensen - Body Kindness®

“I wanted this to be a book that people could turn to and relate to.”

Kelly Jensen spoke about body politics, yoga, mental health, & her experience editing BODY TALK with BODY KINDNESS author Rebecca Scritchfield. Click here to tune into the full podcast episode: https://bit.ly/303KMjB

In today’s episode I talk with Kelly Jensen about her new book for young adults called Body Talk, which covers the themes of ability and disability, body positivity, fat positivity, tattoos, language, and much more. Tune in for essay readings and a nuanced conversation about intentions vs. impact ...

Who is your favorite heroine (real or fictional)?Cindy from @booksbycindy’s CUB manages to navigate middle school jungle...
09/16/2020

Who is your favorite heroine (real or fictional)?

Cindy from @booksbycindy’s CUB manages to navigate middle school jungles, awkward friendships, and crushes--all while finding her passion and her voice. If that’s not the makings of a true heroine, we don’t know what is. Start reading today: https://bit.ly/35LO8Lo

So, we have some *news* 👀FURIA by Yamile Saied Mendez is out today and it's the September Reese’s Book Club YA Pick!  Se...
09/15/2020

So, we have some *news* 👀

FURIA by Yamile Saied Mendez is out today and it's the September Reese’s Book Club YA Pick! See what Reese Witherspoon said below about this powerful #ownvoices novel and buy your copy today: https://bit.ly/3iCtW2u

GOOOAL! ⚽️ The #ReesesBookClubYA pick for September is "Furia" by Yamile Saied Méndez.

Follow the pages to Argentina where you’ll read about Camila, a young woman whose goal is to play soccer professionally. However, getting in the way of her dream are her parents who think soccer is a boy’s sport, a society in the midst of fighting for gender equality, and the ultimate obstacle of the heart - Diego, the love of her life.

Join us as we #ReadWithReese all month long. #ReesesBookClub

Happy (almost) #BookBirthday to SKUNK AND BADGER, on sale tomorrow! 🥳🦨🦡Newbery Honor author Amy Timberlake ’s whimsical ...
09/14/2020

Happy (almost) #BookBirthday to SKUNK AND BADGER, on sale tomorrow! 🥳🦨🦡

Newbery Honor author Amy Timberlake ’s whimsical prose and Caldecott Medalist Jon Klassen’s gorgeous illustrations come together to create a heartwarming tale of two opposites who overcome differences and biases to become friends. Don’t miss your chance to preorder this modern children’s classic that’s perfect for every read-aloud collection. Submit your receipt to bit.ly/skunkandbadgerpreorder and receive a signed bookplate, a frameable art print, and a sheet of magnets. Click here to order your copy and claim your goodies today: https://bit.ly/3hV6SeN

No one wants a skunk.

They are unwelcome on front stoops. They should not linger in Important Rock Rooms. Skunks should never, ever be allowed to move in. But Skunk is Badger’s new roommate, and there is nothing Badger can do about it. When Skunk plows into Badger’s life, everything Badger knows is upended. Tails are flipped. The wrong animal is sprayed. And why-oh-why are there so many chickens?

“Nooooooooooooooooooooo!”

What do you love most about reading?We love getting whisked away on fantastical adventures!(📷: @ fictionorfoe on IG)
09/13/2020

What do you love most about reading?

We love getting whisked away on fantastical adventures!

(📷: @ fictionorfoe on IG)

Celebrate this upcoming #hispanicheritagemonth with these gripping stories. -https://bit.ly/3m1HqH1
09/12/2020

Celebrate this upcoming #hispanicheritagemonth with these gripping stories. -https://bit.ly/3m1HqH1

Looking for a collection of fantastic short stories to binge? Emily X.R. Pan and Nova Ren Suma’s FORESHADOW collects the...
09/11/2020
The Best Online Serial Fiction | Den of Geek

Looking for a collection of fantastic short stories to binge? Emily X.R. Pan and Nova Ren Suma’s FORESHADOW collects the best short stories from your new favorite YA writers as well as essays on writing craft so you can create your own masterpiece. Read more about this unique anthology in @DenofGeekUS’ roundup of the best serial fiction: https://bit.ly/328DCM3

Our ongoing roundup of the best serial fiction out there has just been revamped and updated with lots of new entries!

Here’s the real buzz: The Prairie Land Buzz Magazine called SKUNK AND BADGER by Amy Timberlake with pictures by Jon Klas...
09/10/2020

Here’s the real buzz: The Prairie Land Buzz Magazine called SKUNK AND BADGER by Amy Timberlake with pictures by Jon Klassen “a good choice for a child moving from chapter books to regular middle grade novels.” Your young reader’s love of reading starts here: https://bit.ly/328H9tS

Calling all educators! No matter what this back-to-school season looks like for you, we have you covered with our collec...
09/09/2020

Calling all educators! No matter what this back-to-school season looks like for you, we have you covered with our collection of teaching guides & activities kits inspired by our titles to help brighten up your classroom: https://bit.ly/3bB0ozw

“An important read for young adults everywhere to witness the dynamics and pressures for a young Argentinian.” - School ...
09/08/2020

“An important read for young adults everywhere to witness the dynamics and pressures for a young Argentinian.” - School Library Journal

There’s exactly one week until FURIA by Yamile Saied Méndez takes the field and hits shelves. We can’t wait for readers to meet Camila and be inspired by her journey to make her life and her dreams her own. Preorder your copy of this powerful #ownvoices story here: https://bit.ly/3jXy9hd

In Rosario, Argentina, Camila Hassan lives a double life. At home, she is a careful daughter, living within her mother’s narrow expectations, in her rising-soccer-star brother’s shadow, and under the abusive rule of her short-tempered father. On the field, she is La Furia, a powerhouse of skill and talent. When her team qualifies for the South American tournament, Camila gets the chance to see just how far those talents can take her.

But the path ahead isn’t easy. Her parents don’t know about her passion. They wouldn’t allow a girl to play fútbol. And the boy she once loved is back in town. Since he left, Diego has become an international star, playing in Italy for the renowned team Juventus. Things aren’t the same as when he left: she has her own passions and ambitions now, and La Furia cannot be denied. As her life becomes more complicated, Camila is forced to face her secrets and make her way in a world with no place for the dreams and ambition of a girl like her.

Today we’re celebrating the launch of Workman Audio, a new imprint dedicated to bringing you fantastic audiobooks! We’re...
09/08/2020

Today we’re celebrating the launch of Workman Audio, a new imprint dedicated to bringing you fantastic audiobooks! We’re thrilled to work with this extraordinary team to bring your favorite AYR titles to your earbuds and speakers. 🎧📖❤
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We’re also happy to announce that SKUNK AND BADGER by Amy Timberlake with pictures by Jon Klassen and FURIA by Yamile Saied Mendez will our first audiobooks published by Workman Audio. Our go-to fall soundtrack this year will include the wind blowing through changing leaves, quantum-leaping chickens, & La Furia rising on the pitch.
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Follow Workman Audio here on Facebook to get all of the breaking news on new audiobooks and tune in to your next listen.

“They argued, they disagreed, and they protested — and today, we hail them as heroes whose courage and determination led...
09/06/2020
Dissent Is Patriotic: 50 Books About Girls & Women Who Fought for Change

“They argued, they disagreed, and they protested — and today, we hail them as heroes whose courage and determination led to positive change.”

Discover VOTES FOR WOMEN! by Winifred Conkling in A Mighty Girl’s roundup of books about women who fought for change: https://bit.ly/2GfMCGU

A Mighty Girl's top picks of books for children and teens about real-life girls and women who fought for a more just, equal, and peaceful world.

Incoming: A fall #tbrpile that keeps getting better and better. Which books are you most excited about?-https://bit.ly/3...
09/05/2020

Incoming: A fall #tbrpile that keeps getting better and better. Which books are you most excited about?

-https://bit.ly/34OJ2O9

Looking for a fun and spooky read that will entertain the young reader in your life this fall season? Check out THE JUMB...
09/04/2020
Welcome To Story Hour: 100 Favorite Books For Young Readers

Looking for a fun and spooky read that will entertain the young reader in your life this fall season? Check out THE JUMBIES by TraceyBaptiste, featured on @NPR’s list of “100 Favorite Books for Young Readers” - https://n.pr/2QPTAVc

This year we had kids and caregivers in mind when we chose the genre for our summer poll. So here are 100 favorite kids' books, picked by readers and expert judges, to while away the hours at home.

“I love all the feelings of writing.”THE BECKET LIST author Adele Griffin shared her thoughts about the writing process,...
09/03/2020
Adele Griffin — First Draft With Sarah Enni

“I love all the feelings of writing.”

THE BECKET LIST author Adele Griffin shared her thoughts about the writing process, the timelessness of middle grade books, and her journey in publishing with First Draft with Sarah Enni. Tune into the full episode here: https://bit.ly/3jb8QYU

Adele Griffin , two-time National Book Award honoree and author of almost thirty books for Young Adult and middle grade readers, including The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone , The Becket List , and Sons of Liberty and Where I want to Be .

Calling all readers and quantum-leaping chickens! Preorder SKUNK AND BADGER by Amy Timberlake with pictures by Jon Klass...
09/02/2020

Calling all readers and quantum-leaping chickens! Preorder SKUNK AND BADGER by Amy Timberlake with pictures by Jon Klassen and submit your receipt to bit.ly/skunkandbadgerpreorder by 9/14 to receive special goodies, including a signed bookplate, a sheet of magnets, and an 8” x 10” frameable print. Preorder your copy here: https://bit.ly/3hV6SeN

There’s less than 2 weeks before FURIA by Yamile Saied Méndez goes on sale, which also happens to be the first day of La...
09/01/2020

There’s less than 2 weeks before FURIA by Yamile Saied Méndez goes on sale, which also happens to be the first day of Latinx & Hispanic Heritage Month!

Preorder your copy here: https://bit.ly/3lz9sJJ

Don’t miss BODY TALK editor Kelly Jensen, along with Eric Smith, Junauda Alma, and Kati Gardner live with Oblong Books &...
08/31/2020

Don’t miss BODY TALK editor Kelly Jensen, along with Eric Smith, Junauda Alma, and Kati Gardner live with Oblong Books & Music - Rhinebeck on September 3rd. Click here to register: https://bit.ly/2GfC1M8

We’re soaking up as much sun and reading light as possible before the fall season, and what better way than to stay up l...
08/31/2020
10 Books by Texas Authors to Read Before Summer Ends — Local Profile

We’re soaking up as much sun and reading light as possible before the fall season, and what better way than to stay up late reading TIGERS, NOTS DAUGHTERS by Samantha Mabry? Check out this chilling read in Local Profile's roundup of books to ready before the summer ends: https://bit.ly/2FTeqRf

For all those bookworms out there, we have curated a diverse list of literature by Texans to suit any bookshelf. From a middle grade coming-of-age story

No matter what #backtoschool season is looking like for your household this year, make sure your students have these ess...
08/30/2020

No matter what #backtoschool season is looking like for your household this year, make sure your students have these essentials:

Notebooks ✅
Pens ✅
All of their favorite books ✅✅✅

-https://bit.ly/34rc8TC

What books are you hoping to finish before the end of summer? 😎📚IN THE ROLE OF BRIE HUTCHENS by Nicole Melleby shines a ...
08/28/2020

What books are you hoping to finish before the end of summer? 😎📚

IN THE ROLE OF BRIE HUTCHENS by Nicole Melleby shines a rainbow on us all year round. Click here to start reading this middle grade LOVE, SIMON meets LADY BIRD: https://bit.ly/3j80Zeu

Brie has big plans for eighth grade. She’s going to be the star of the school play and convince her parents to let her go to the performing arts high school. But when Brie’s mom walks in on her accidentally looking at some possibly inappropriate photos of her favorite actress, Brie panics and blurts out that she’s been chosen to crown the Mary statue during her school’s May Crowning ceremony. Desperate to make her lie become truth, Brie turns to Kennedy, the girl everyone expects to crown Mary. But sometimes just looking at Kennedy gives Brie butterflies. Juggling her confusing feelings with the rapidly approaching May Crowning, Brie navigates truth and lies, expectations and identity, and how to—finally—make her mother really see her as she is.

You know the story: Badger meets Skunk. Skunk shakes up Badger’s world. Chaos ensues, and both reconcile to become lifel...
08/27/2020

You know the story: Badger meets Skunk. Skunk shakes up Badger’s world. Chaos ensues, and both reconcile to become lifelong friends.🦨🦡 Check out Shelf Awareness’ review of SKUNK AND BADGER by Amy Timberlake with pictures by Jon Klassen, an “authentic and fantastically original” story that goes on sale 9/15: https://bit.ly/2Ep4M8p

2020 as told by Cindy from CUB.Check out the rest of Cynthia L. Copeland’s graphic memoir here: https://bit.ly/3aZN877
08/26/2020

2020 as told by Cindy from CUB.

Check out the rest of Cynthia L. Copeland’s graphic memoir here: https://bit.ly/3aZN877

“The most important thing we can do is let ourselves feel what it is we need to feel. Only then can we begin to construc...
08/25/2020
20 Uncollected Thoughts on Mental Health in the Year 2020 – TWLOHA

“The most important thing we can do is let ourselves feel what it is we need to feel. Only then can we begin to construct a path forward that makes sense to each of us individually.”

BODY TALK editor Kelly Jensen shared “20 Uncollected Thoughts on Mental Health in 2020” with To Write Love On Her Arms. Read the article here: https://bit.ly/3hqGb1h

This trauma will be long-lasting. Our mental health will forever be colored by the impact of this pandemic.

We’re seeing double! PREMEDITATED MYRTLE and HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MYRTLE both go on sale 10/6, and we can’t wait for rea...
08/24/2020

We’re seeing double! PREMEDITATED MYRTLE and HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MYRTLE both go on sale 10/6, and we can’t wait for readers to join Myrtle on adventures filled with suspense, evasive but lovable felines, and challenges to societal expectations. Pre-order this series and have twice the fun binge reading here: https://bit.ly/2FMSkja

Twelve-year-old Myrtle Hardcastle has a passion for justice and a Highly Unconventional obsession with criminal science. Armed with her father’s law books and her mum’s microscope, Myrtle studies toxicology, keeps abreast of the latest developments in crime scene analysis, and Observes her neighbors in the quiet village of Swinburne, England. When her next-door neighbor, a wealthy spinster and eccentric breeder of rare flowers, dies under Mysterious Circumstances, Myrtle seizes her chance. With her unflappable governess, Miss Ada Judson, by her side, Myrtle takes it upon herself to prove Miss Wodehouse was murdered and find the killer, even if nobody else believes her — not even her father, the town prosecutor.

What was the last book you stayed up all night reading?(📷: @ fearyourex on IG)-https://bit.ly/2Y5QCje
08/23/2020

What was the last book you stayed up all night reading?

(📷: @ fearyourex on IG)

-https://bit.ly/2Y5QCje

08/23/2020

What was the last book you stayed up all night reading?

(📷: @ fearyourex on IG)

-https://bit.ly/2Y5QCje
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What fall middle grade book can you not wait to get your hands on?We might have a suggestion (or ten) for your bookshelf...
08/22/2020

What fall middle grade book can you not wait to get your hands on?

We might have a suggestion (or ten) for your bookshelf.
-https://bit.ly/314Poqz

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Looking forward to (Don't) Call Me Crazy. I heard there is a Mike Jung story in there.
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