We’re almost there, Savvy Readers! This is the final Friday of February, and while we are super sad to see February (in all its greatness) go, we cannot wait for all that March has in store! But before we greet March with open arms, let’s recap on all the big bookish news from this week.
1. Another amazing Oliver Jeffers picture book is on the way!
World-renowned picture-book maker, Oliver Jeffers is coming out with a breathtaking new book called What We’ll Build. Written and illustrated for his young daughter, What We’ll Build is an enchanting story of a father and a daughter who set out to lay the foundations for their life together, build memories to cherish, a home to keep them safe, and a love to keep them warm. Keep an eye out for the hardback, ebook, and audio additions coming your way October 6, 2020! Check out more information here.
Why wait? This book will go perfectly with Jeffers’ bestselling book, Here We Are, dedicated to his son.
2.Kenneth Oppel is longlisted for the Carnegie Medal.
Kenneth Oppel’s Inkling is one of twenty titles that have been longlisted for the Carnegie Medal. This annual British literary award recognizes one outstanding new English-language book for children or young adults. Keep an eye out for the shortlist on March 19th! Winners will be announced June 17, 2020. Have a look at the full article right here.
3.Abigail Hing Wen’s novel Loveboat, Taipei is coming to a screen near you!
First, they brought us the film adaptation of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, and its accompanying sequel, To All the Boys: PS I Still Love You. Now, ACE Entertainment has acquired the rights for Abigail Hing Wen’s Loveboat, Taipei, and we could not be more excited! More great news, Wen will be brought on as an executive producer. Read the full article here.
4. HCC March Madness starts Monday!
HarperCollins Canada has announced #HCCMarchMadness 2020 starts Monday! One book will come out as champion based on YOUR votes! You can get a sneak peek of the competition right here and take your shot at predicting the winner. Hurry! You only have until March 8th to get those predictions in! As with every year, the voting starts at the same time as the 64 book giveaway AND an amazing e-book sale that you do NOT want to miss!
That’s all I’ve got for you this week, readers! Which book do you think will be the ultimate champion of #HCCMarchMadness? Let us know and tell us if we missed anything in the comments below or on twitter @SavvyReader