Children’s Books North @books_northCheering us up on this Mondayist of Mondays - welcome @anna_gamble_ from @LiverpoolLit to the blog childrensbooksnorth.blogspot.com/2021/07/northe… #ChildrensBooksNorth pic.twitter.com/mmB6l3WwXO
I finished #CruelSummer recently, and I would adore a dual-POV #YA novel with not one, but *two* unreliable narrators like that show. (If you haven't seen, start for Gabrielle's "Dreams" in the opening scene, stay for the guessing games.) #MSWL
As always, anything at all in #YA that comps to Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None with sparkles of fun, too, not just punishing. I'm picky on these, but looking so hard for one I love. If riddles are involved, that's a bonus. #MSWL
The continuing US-Canada border closure has me feeling wicked homesick -- especially in the summer. If you have contemporary #YA or #MG set on the Cape, Nantucket (though Martha's Vineyard is good too! #nottakingsides), or even the South Shore of MA, pls send to me! #MSWL
okay i am still far from an official #mswl BUT i just thought of something i don’t want to forget SO pls (in the distant future) send me THE PARENT TRAP x SHE’S THE MAN in middle grade, but QUEER + TRANS
27. UNDEAD GIRL GANG by @ms_lilyanderson
I LOVE this book. It’s funny, it’s witchy, it has teeth—and it’s also about friendship 💜 The vibes are just perfect.
(Ahem #MSWL for anything comped to this book for those reasons)
Only #YA and #MG. Whodunit mysteries like Truly Devious (riddles!). Closed door thrillers/mysteries. Witchy stories like Undead Girl Gang and The Craft, grounded in the real world. #mswl
Always looking for BIPOC writers!
If you have it and I miss it, please send anyway!
Molly Jamieson @MollyJamiesonI am on the lookout for adult and children’s books with a strong narrative and authentic characters, most genres but especially sci-fi and fantasy. In non-fiction give me books about the shape of the world we live in, and stranger-than-fiction stories of remarkable people.
I'm dying (lols) to get a locked-room mystery #YA. I want high stakes, high energy, and I want to be guessing who did what and why and then be surprised that I was wrong. Send it if you've got it! #MSWL
Right now, I am NOT the right person for books with pregnancy, babies, pregnancy loss -- they would be pretty much automatic "no thank yous." If it's a TINY part of your story and you REALLY think I'll like it otherwise, pls include a content warning. #MSWL
Random things I love that will catch my eye: I'm an aerialist with a soft spot for circus/acrobat stories; amusement parks; beach towns; casinos/card games/Las Vegas; heists (women-led even better); hotels (teen Eloise, pls); Halloween; summer camp; sharks (is that weird?!) #MSWL
Contemporary WITCHES and covens. #YA and #MG, but keep it grounded in this world—think: The Craft or Practical Magic. I'm also on board with other #magicalrealism in styles of Laura Ruby, Anna-Marie McLemore, Emily X.R. Pan, Katrina Leno, Ibi Zoboi's American Street #MSWL