Bookmarks: July 17

Happy Friday Savvy Readers! Another week has come and gone and it’s time for your weekly rundown of all things books!

1. Joanna Gaines announced a new children’s book! 


The World Needs Who You Were Made to Be, will be the second children’s book by New York Times bestselling author Joanna Gaines, illustrated by Julianna Swaney, and celebrates how creativity and acceptance can come together to make for a bright and beautiful adventure. On sale this November, read more about this story here!

2. Buzzfeed Books published a sneak peek of Alyssa Cole’s new thriller!

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When No One Is Watching follows a Brooklyn native who suspects something more sinister than gentrification is driving Black residents out. On sale September 1st, Cole’s new book is a masterful tale with a shocking and satisfying conclusion. Read the first chapter here.

3. Usbourne won Children’s Publisher of the Year at the 2020 British Book Awards!


Renowned for their exceptional quality and a large selection of educational children’s books, Usbourne scooped the award for the Children’s Publisher of the Year at the 2020 British Book Awards! With nine international imprints and translations into well over 100 languages, nearly half a century after its creation, Usbourne has grown into a global publisher. Read more about this story here.

That’s all I have for you today Savvy Readers! Tell me, which of these literary happenings did you find most interesting? Comment below or tweet us @SavvyReader!

Happy reading,

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