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Balzer + Bray An Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Balzer + Bray publishes bold, creative, and groundbreaking picture books and novels that appeal directly to kids in a fresh way. Within our boutique imprint, authors and illustrators have the freedom to take risks and fulfill their unique visions.

“One summer, two new aunts, three pets, a ton of new friends, and one thousand pies.” Don’t miss this sweet and sa...
04/16/2019

“One summer, two new aunts, three pets, a ton of new friends, and one thousand pies.”

Don’t miss this sweet and satisfying treat of a novel by Margaret Dilloway, Author, on shelves today!!!

Happy #Pubday to WHEN A TIGER COMES TO DINNER by Jessica Olien Illustration!!! This hilariously interactive picture book...
04/09/2019

Happy #Pubday to WHEN A TIGER COMES TO DINNER by Jessica Olien Illustration!!! This hilariously interactive picture book is the perfect read aloud!!!

PAX by Sara Pennypacker is finally available in paperback!!!!
04/02/2019

PAX by Sara Pennypacker is finally available in paperback!!!!

We can't wait for you to read Lisa Moore Ramee - Author's  funny and big-hearted debut middle grade novel about friendsh...
03/12/2019

We can't wait for you to read Lisa Moore Ramee - Author's funny and big-hearted debut middle grade novel about friendship, family, and standing up for what’s right! Out today!!!! #pubday

This is for fans of Angie Thomas’s The Hate U Give and the novels of Renée Watson and Jason Reynolds!!!

Don't miss the cover reveal for Sarah Dessen's new novel #TheRestofTheStory on Entertainment Weekly! You can read an exc...
03/07/2019
Get a first look at Sarah Dessen's sweeping new novel 'The Rest of the Story'

Don't miss the cover reveal for Sarah Dessen's new novel #TheRestofTheStory on Entertainment Weekly!

You can read an exclusive excerpt of the story! Start counting down until June 4!!!

Sarah Dessen is moving into new territory for her next book, The Rest of the Story. The best-selling YA author (Keeping…

Happiest of book birthdays to three titles that we can't wait for you to read!!!IF YOU'RE OUT THERE by Katy Loutzenhiser...
03/05/2019

Happiest of book birthdays to three titles that we can't wait for you to read!!!

IF YOU'RE OUT THERE by Katy Loutzenhiser, CELEBRATE YOU! by Sherri Duskey Rinker, and THE MISSING PIECE OF CHARLIE O'REILLY by Rebecca Ansari!

Happy Pub Day to three exciting novels that we can't wait for you to dive into!THE BLOOD SPELL, the fourth book in the N...
02/12/2019

Happy Pub Day to three exciting novels that we can't wait for you to dive into!

THE BLOOD SPELL, the fourth book in the New York Times bestselling Ravenspire series by C.J. Redwine, Author.

THE LOST GIRL, a story of the power of fantasy, the limits of love, and the struggles inherent in growing up, from National Book Award nominee Anne Ursu.

THE SHORES BEYOND TIME, the conclusion of the highly acclaimed Chronicle of the Dark Star trilogy by Kevin Emerson.

Happy book birthday to three incredible titles!!! Run to grab your copies of ON THE COME UP by Angie Thomas, LOVE SUGAR ...
02/05/2019

Happy book birthday to three incredible titles!!! Run to grab your copies of ON THE COME UP by Angie Thomas, LOVE SUGAR MAGIC: A SPRINKLE OF SPIRITS by Anna Meriano, and ANIMAL BABIES LIKE TO PLAY by Jennifer Adams!!!

It's finally ON THE COME UP week! Help us celebrate the book's release by dropping in on any one of Angie Thomas's 15(!!...
02/04/2019
Angie Thomas headed on 15-city tour for 'On the Come Up': See details

It's finally ON THE COME UP week! Help us celebrate the book's release by dropping in on any one of Angie Thomas's 15(!!) North American tour stops, starting this Wednesday, February 6th in New York!

See here for the complete list of stops and how to get tickets: https://bit.ly/2rnlbjC

Angie Thomas is headed back out on the road. The wait for the author's follow-up to The Hate U Give is almost…

Hurray! Congrats to Corey R. Tabor for winning the Geisel Award for FOX THE TIGER and Elana K Arnold for being named a M...
01/28/2019

Hurray! Congrats to Corey R. Tabor for winning the Geisel Award for FOX THE TIGER and Elana K Arnold for being named a Michael L. Printz Honor Book for DAMSEL!!!
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Don't miss these two fantastic giveaways from Balzer + Bray author C.J. Redwine! Details below!!!
01/24/2019

Don't miss these two fantastic giveaways from Balzer + Bray author C.J. Redwine! Details below!!!

ETA: We have a winner! Congrats to @Shery Werbelo for winning the tote and swag!

The Blood Spell Pre-Order Giveaway!

Are you ready to return to Ravenspire? We've got an exciting giveaway for you as we get close to the 2/12/19 release date! See below for info on how to claim your pre-order prize AND how to enter to win the swag pack giveaway. Two separate contests!

THE BLOOD SPELL:

Blue de la Cour has her life planned: hide the magic in her blood and continue trying to turn metal into gold so she can help her city’s homeless. But when her father is murdered and a cruel but powerful woman claims custody of Blue and her property, one wrong move could expose her—and doom her once and for all. The only one who can help? The boy she’s loathed since childhood: Prince Kellan.

Kellan Renard, crown prince of Balavata, is walking a thin line between political success and devastating violence. Newly returned from boarding school, he must find a bride among the kingdom’s head families and announce his betrothal—but escalating violence among the families makes the search nearly impossible. He’s surprised to discover that the one person who makes him feel like he can breathe is Blue, the girl who once ruined all his best adventures.
When mysterious forces lead to disappearances throughout Balavata, Blue and Kellan must work together to find the truth. What they discover will lead them to the darkest reaches of the kingdom, and to the most painful moments of their pasts.

When romance is forbidden and evil is rising, can Blue save those she loves, even if it costs her everything?

THE PRE-ORDER GOODIES:

Pre-order The Blood Spell by 2/12/19 and receive a Ravenspire bookmark, a signed bookplate (no bookplate included if you order a signed, personalized book from Parnassus Books as your book will already be signed), a protection potion sticker, your name in the acknowledgements of C.J.'s next YA novel, and a chance to have a character named after you in C.J.'s next YA novel!

Get your signed, personalized copy of The Blood Spell from Parnassus and also receive a recipe card from Blue's alchemy shop PLUS your book will be stamped with the official Ravenspire series seal. Any other Ravenspire books you order at that time from Parnassus will also bear the seal. Go here: https://www.parnassusbooks.net/bloodspell

Email [email protected] for international orders.

Easy link to other book vendors: https://www.harpercollins.com/9780062653017/the-blood-spell/

Rules:

1. A pre-order from any retailer will qualify for the contest.

2. All entrants must submit a pre-order receipt to [email protected] AND fill out this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc-QryHWfDwCh6Qw3sY0BVHOtu1Rg6Q4btMBRzWBgl4b9V_bg/viewform?usp=sf_link

3. Orders must be placed, proof received, and form completed by 9:00 p.m. EST 2/12/19.

4. Contest is open internationally. Every pre-order placed with proof of purchase will receive swag (so feel free to order gifts!), but form must be filled out for each individual purchase.

5. Must be at least 14-years-old to enter.

6. Not affiliated with Facebook.

THE SWAG PACK GIVEAWAY:

One lucky person will win The Blood Spell swag pack featured below! Includes a branded tote bag, mug, magnet, and rubber bracelet, plus a pair of fingerless mitts (knit by Susan Burdorf), a fairy tale charm bracelet, a Bookshop candle from FlicktheWick, and a rosemary mint sugar scrub from Naked Lemon.

Rules:

1. Open until 9:00 p.m. EST 2/12/19

2. Open internationally

3. Must be at least 14-years-old to enter.

4. Not affiliated with Facebook.

5. Enter by using this Rafflecopter form: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/634d814b2427/?

We're so excited to celebrate the release of four amazing titles!!!CIRCLE OF SHADOWS by Evelyn SkyeA THOUSAND SISTERS by...
01/22/2019

We're so excited to celebrate the release of four amazing titles!!!

CIRCLE OF SHADOWS by Evelyn Skye
A THOUSAND SISTERS by Elizabeth Wein
OUT OF THIS WORLD by Michelle Markel, illustrated by Amanda Hall
HUSH, LITTLE BUNNY by David Ezra Stein

Happy pub day to MARY WEARS WHAT SHE WANTS by Keith Negley! This charming picture book is inspired by the true story of ...
01/15/2019

Happy pub day to MARY WEARS WHAT SHE WANTS by Keith Negley! This charming picture book is inspired by the true story of Mary Edwards Walker, a trailblazing 19th-century doctor who was arrested many times for wearing pants!

Epic Reads
01/09/2019
Epic Reads

Epic Reads

Get a sneak peek into amazing anthology about culture, tradition, and identity.

Happy pub day! Three incredible novels are on sale today: BLACK ENOUGH edited by Ibi Zoboi, THE FIELD GUIDE TO THE NORTH...
01/08/2019

Happy pub day! Three incredible novels are on sale today: BLACK ENOUGH edited by Ibi Zoboi, THE FIELD GUIDE TO THE NORTH AMERICAN TEENAGER by Ben Philippe, and THE UNTEACHABLES by Gordon Korman!

12/12/2018
Epic Reads

We can't wait until BLACK ENOUGH is out in the world on 1/8/19!

Edited by National Book Award finalist Ibi Zoboi, and featuring some of the most acclaimed bestselling Black authors writing for teens today—Black Enough is an essential collection of captivating stories about what it’s like to be young and Black in America.

Black is…whatever you want it to be. bit.ly/BlkEnough

12/07/2018
Dumplin' | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix

Happy DUMPLIN' movie day!

The movie starring Jennifer Aniston, Danielle Macdonald, and featuring music from THE Dolly Parton is now streaming on Netflix.

If you can't watch it right this second, here is the trailer to tide you over: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k86KDFh_q6E

Directed by Anne Fletcher, DUMPLIN’ follows an outspoken plus-sized teenage girl named Willowdean (Danielle Macdonald), who’s known as Will to her friends an...

So many of our favorites made the list!
11/21/2018
Epic Reads

So many of our favorites made the list!

It's been a pretty amazing reading year

Excuse us while we cry happy tears over the amazing trailer for DUMPLIN.’
11/14/2018
Entertainment Weekly

Excuse us while we cry happy tears over the amazing trailer for DUMPLIN.’

Jennifer Aniston is an overbearing pageant mom in the first trailer for Netflix's 'Dumplin.'

Have you seen the covers for some of our Summer ‘19 YA books? We can’t stop staring at the greatness!! And there's e...
11/07/2018

Have you seen the covers for some of our Summer ‘19 YA books? We can’t stop staring at the greatness!! And there's even more in the stories themselves! 😉

10/30/2018
Horse Meets Dog | Animated Trailer

Happy pub day to Elliott Kalan and Tim Miller for their laugh-out-loud funny picture book, HORSE MEETS DOG!

“A wonderful read! You’ll never look at horses or dogs the same way again!” —Jon Stewart, former host of The Daily Show

Have you seen the hilarious trailer?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5q2IOcHHVM

Horse is just an oversize dog with funny paws…according to Dog. And Dog? Just a tiny baby horse with a weird tail. That’s what Horse thinks, anyway. Televisi...

Now you can fall in love with THIS IS KIND OF AN EPIC LOVE STORY by Kheryn Callender because it's on sale today! This is...
10/30/2018

Now you can fall in love with THIS IS KIND OF AN EPIC LOVE STORY by Kheryn Callender because it's on sale today!

This is a fresh, charming rom-com perfect for fans of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda and Boy Meets Boy about Nathan Bird, who has sworn off happy endings but is sorely tested when his former best friend, Ollie, moves back to town.

Get in on this epic fun and start reading the novel now: bit.ly/epiclve

Revisit some of the most memorable dates--good and bad--in YA fiction with the authors of WHAT IF IT'S US.
10/26/2018
Epic Reads

Revisit some of the most memorable dates--good and bad--in YA fiction with the authors of WHAT IF IT'S US.

DATING IS HARD.

We now have plans for December 7th! We'll be watching the Dumplin' movie on Netflix! 😍And listening to the the fabulo...
10/23/2018

We now have plans for December 7th! We'll be watching the Dumplin' movie on Netflix! 😍

And listening to the the fabulous soundtrack from Dolly Parton!!!

10/19/2018
The Hate U Give

The day has finally arrived. THE HATE U GIVE movie is now in theaters everywhere!

Catch the powerful film in theaters this weekend because everyone will be talking!

#TheHateUGive hits theaters everywhere today. Get tickets at TheHateUGive.com.

Have you seen the striking cover for DAMSEL? Were you wondering the sorcery behind creating a cover so spellbinding? Fin...
10/18/2018
Epic Reads

Have you seen the striking cover for DAMSEL? Were you wondering the sorcery behind creating a cover so spellbinding? Find out how it was made below!

And order your copy of DAMSEL today! https://bit.ly/2yPFZU7

We are obsessed with Damsel.

The best thing about Tuesday is that it's pub day! This Tuesday is special thanks to:THE MAGNIFICENT MYA TIBBS: MYA IN T...
10/16/2018

The best thing about Tuesday is that it's pub day! This Tuesday is special thanks to:

THE MAGNIFICENT MYA TIBBS: MYA IN THE MIDDLE!

In the third book in the hilarious middle-grade series about the cowgirl-loving fourth grader, Mya finds herself stuck in the middle between an exceptionally cute baby sister and an exceptionally smart older brother. As Mya would say, "Good gravy in the navy!" https://bit.ly/2CM8C9d

Hurray, hurray! Happy Book Birthday to I'M TOUGH! by Kate and Jim McMullan and WHAT IF IT'S US by Becky Albertalli and A...
10/09/2018

Hurray, hurray! Happy Book Birthday to I'M TOUGH! by Kate and Jim McMullan and WHAT IF IT'S US by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera!

We're so excited for you to read these magnificent titles!

The WHAT IF IT'S US tour with Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera kicks off this week! If you'll be in any of these cities...
10/08/2018

The WHAT IF IT'S US tour with Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera kicks off this week! If you'll be in any of these cities, come and meet the authors!

Also, there's still time to pre-order the book before it officially goes on sale tomorrow: https://bit.ly/2Mbs3tg

If you're looking for your next great read, we (and Hypable) suggest these YA October reads:DAMSEL by Elana K Arnold: a ...
10/05/2018
October 2018 YA book releases you'll fall in love with

If you're looking for your next great read, we (and Hypable) suggest these YA October reads:

DAMSEL by Elana K Arnold: a dark, twisted, unforgettable fairy tale!

WHAT IF IT'S US by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera: a smart, funny, heartfelt romcom!

If you thought September was a great month for books, just wait until you see our list of our most anticipated October 2018 YA book releases!

ICYMI: WHAT IF IT'S US by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera has been optioned for film! Here's everything you need to kn...
10/03/2018
‘13 Reasons Why’ Creator, Anonymous Content Team on ‘What If It’s Us’ (EXCLUSIVE)

ICYMI: WHAT IF IT'S US by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera has been optioned for film!

Here's everything you need to know about the film news: https://variety.com/2018/film/news/13-reasons-why-creator-what-if-its-us-1202961099/

And you can preorder the much anticipated book here: https://bit.ly/2Mbs3tg

Anonymous Content has nabbed the rights to “What If It’s Us,” a young-adult novel that’s attracting a lot of buzz before its publication next month. The company has tapped &…

We're so excited DAMSEL, THE DIAMOND AND THE BOY, and LITTLE PENGUIN STAYS AWAKE are now out in the world!We can't wait ...
10/02/2018

We're so excited DAMSEL, THE DIAMOND AND THE BOY, and LITTLE PENGUIN STAYS AWAKE are now out in the world!

We can't wait for you to fall in love with these reads!

ICYMI: DUMPLIN' is coming to Netflix and select US theaters!!!See below for everything you need to know about the movie,...
09/21/2018
Dumplin Movie: Here's Everything You Need to Know About Dumplin'!

ICYMI: DUMPLIN' is coming to Netflix and select US theaters!!!

See below for everything you need to know about the movie, and to get a listen to the first song off the soundtrack from Dolly Parton and Sia!

Are you ready for the Dumplin' movie?! Before it hits Netflix, find out everything you need to know (including updates) right here!

09/19/2018
Epic Reads

Epic Reads

Before it hits theaters, read the #1 bestseller, now available as a collector’s edition!

Happy pub day to two wonderful books you will want to race to bookstores to get your hands on! LOVELY BEASTS by Kate Gar...
09/18/2018

Happy pub day to two wonderful books you will want to race to bookstores to get your hands on!

LOVELY BEASTS by Kate Gardner and Heidi Smith is a stunning debut picture book that encourages readers to look beyond first impressions by sharing unexpected details about seemingly scary wild animals like gorillas, rhinoceroses, and more.

PRIDE by Ibi Zoboi--Jane Austen's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE gets remixed in this smart, funny, gorgeous re-telling of the classic, starring all characters of color. A fresh, romantic, brilliant book for every reader and P&P fan!

Today, in books we're excited for, NAOMIS TOO by Olugbemisola Amusashonubi-Perkovich and Audrey Glassman Vernick is now ...
09/12/2018

Today, in books we're excited for, NAOMIS TOO by Olugbemisola Amusashonubi-Perkovich and Audrey Glassman Vernick is now on sale! 🎉

Discover this heartfelt, sweet, social justice-themed ode to blended and unconventional families—perfect for fans of Rita Williams-Garcia, Lisa Graff, and Sara Pennypacker!

We are so exciting for these September reads, but we are counting down the days until PRIDE by Ibi Zoboi and the new edi...
08/24/2018
Epic Reads

We are so exciting for these September reads, but we are counting down the days until PRIDE by Ibi Zoboi and the new editions of THE HATE U GIVE by Angie Thomas go on sale!

Prepare your shelves and tell us what you're most excited for!

We love stories of close families. And THE UPSIDE OF UNREQUITED and THE HATE U GIVE definitely make us want to hug our s...
08/20/2018
Epic Reads

We love stories of close families. And THE UPSIDE OF UNREQUITED and THE HATE U GIVE definitely make us want to hug our siblings! 🤗

Tag your sisters and brothers! Time for a buddy read 👪

One of our favorites is on this list--EVANGELINE OF THE BAYOU by Jan Eldredge!Set in the atmospheric Louisiana bayou and...
08/15/2018
HarperKids Books

One of our favorites is on this list--EVANGELINE OF THE BAYOU by Jan Eldredge!

Set in the atmospheric Louisiana bayou and New Orleans, EVANGELINE is a special story about loyalty, friendship, and finding the courage to be yourself, no matter what the consequences.

What are some of your favorite books inspired by myths, legends, and folklore? 🧙‍♂️📚

These three humorous and fun titles (on sale today!!) are perfect for your young readers and just in time for the school...
08/14/2018

These three humorous and fun titles (on sale today!!) are perfect for your young readers and just in time for the school year.

The wonderfully tricky and mischievous Fox of FOX AND THE JUMPING CONTEST, can now be found in two My First I Can Read titles, FOX THE TIGER and FOX IS LATE.

And your child will love the silly game of opposites in STOP, GO, YES, NO!, in which an adorably enthusiastic dog leads a less enthusiastic cat on a chase full of silly and exciting turns, with a heartwarming twist.

Get all three today!

Happy National Book Lovers Day from Balzer + Bray!
08/09/2018

Happy National Book Lovers Day from Balzer + Bray!

Maggie Lehrman Books’s witty, fresh romantic comedy, THE LAST BEST STORY is now available! E. Lockhart meets Katie Cot...
08/07/2018
The Last Best Story - Maggie Lehrman - Hardcover

Maggie Lehrman Books’s witty, fresh romantic comedy, THE LAST BEST STORY is now available!

E. Lockhart meets Katie Cotugno in this contemporary take on the classic romcom "His Girl Friday," set on one fateful prom night, about two high-school seniors who can’t quite admit they are in love.

Order it here: https://bit.ly/2v0FVyY

A witty, fresh romantic comedy, set on one fateful prom night, about two high-schools seniors who can’t quite admit they are in love. Think E. Lockhart mee...

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