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“A stellar sequel worth the wait.” – Booklist

In 2002, The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer received the National Book Award, a Newbery Honor, and a Printz Honor–the only book to ever accomplish this feat! Now, over 10 years later, we are proud to bring you the highly anticipated sequel, The Lord of Opium, pubbing on September 3, 2013.

The Lord of Opium picks up right where The House of the Scorpion left off. Publisher’s Weekly and Booklist have already given this book starred reviews, and the praise speaks for itself:

”A stellar sequel worth the wait.“

“Lyrically written and filled with well-rounded, sometimes thorny characters, this superb novel is well worth the wait.”
Publishers Weekly


“The landscape of dystopian literature has changed significantly since the first book, but this sequel is still a cut above the rest.”
The Horn Book on September/October


The Lord of Opium by Nancy Farmer



Posted by Lucille in Children

Raccoons on a Mission!


Meet Bingo and J’miah. They are going to save their beloved Sugar Man Swamp from a gator wrestler determined to turn it into an alligator-and-pony show AND from a herd of feral hogs, and they are going to discover ART on the way. For they are Scouts. They are best brothers. They are raccoons on a mission!

The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp is the newest from Kathi Appelt, author of The Underneath, which was a Newbery Honor Book and a National Book Award finalist. Sugar Man is for a slightly younger audience than Kathi’s previous novels–and is seriously funny! Laugh-out-loud-in-the-middle-of-class-reading-time funny. And it’s a sensational read aloud. It has already received amazing acclaim with 3 starred reviews! (Kirkus, Booklist, and Publisher’s Weekly.) It pubs next month on July 23!


Posted by Lucille in Children

The SOURCE – June 13, 2013

Highlights from this week’s edition of THE SOURCE!

THE WHITE QUEEN, Philippa Gregory
9781476735481, Touchstone, $16.00
9781442342330, UAB, $29.95
The Starz drama series, THE WHITE QUEEN, was listed in Entertainment Weekly’s “12 Shows You Can’t Miss,” calling it a great next pick for Game of Thrones fans!  The series will air August 10. Watch the trailer and read about it here!

In anticipation of the show, we’ve repackaged Philippa Gregory’s backlist titles: THE RED QUEEN, LADY OF THE RIVERS and KINGMAKER’S DAUGHTER. Look out for newest in the series, THE WHITE PRINCESS (9781451626094/
on sale July 23), and don’t miss STORMBRINGERS (9780857077349), the second book in Philippa Gregory’s teen series, ORDER OF DARKNESS.


BRUCE, Peter Ames Carlin
9781439191835, Touchstone, $18.00
9781442357495, UAB, $29.95 On Sale September 17, 2013
Ridley Scott is producing a Bruce Springsteen documentary, “Springsteen & I,” which hits theaters
June 22! Visit the website to find out more!


THE JOKER, Andrew Hudgins
9781476712710, S&S, $25.00
Elle Magazine review, June
Entertainment Weekly must list, June 14


You can download the full document here! The SOURCE June 13, 2013 6-6-2013

Posted by Brianne in Adult,Audio,Children,The Source

The SOURCE – May 16, 2013

Highlights from this week’s edition of the SOURCE!

Hot Title Alert!
THE CENTER HOLDS, Jonathan Alter
On Sale June 11, 2013
9781451646078, S&S, $30.00
9781442362673, UAB, $29.95
NBC-TV/ “Today Show,” May 31
NBC-TV/ “Meet the Press,” June 2
MSNBC-TV/ “Morning Joe,” June 3
MSNBC-TV/ “Hardball with Chris Matthews,” June 3
MSNBC-TV/ “Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell,” June 4
MSNBC-TV/ “Martin Bashir,” June 5
Comedy Central/ “The Colbert Report,” June 5


REVENGE WEARS PRADA, Lauren Weisberger
On Sale June 4, 2013
978139136638, Simon & Schuster, $25.99
9780743583831, UAB, $23.95
Elle calendar mention, June
Shape “Hot List,” June
BookPage feature, June


THE SILVER STAR, Jeannette Walls
On Sale June 11, 2013
97814511661507, Scribner,  $26.00
9781442362864, UAB,  $19.95
An Indie Next Pick for June!
A CBS “This Morning Reads” pick for June!
Time Magazine “Summer Round Up,” May 20
Entertainment Weekly “Summer Must List,” May 24
New York Times Magazine profile, May 26
Good Housekeeping excerpt, June
Shape “Hot List,” June
Vanity Fair “Hot Type,” June
June reviews in O, The Oprah Magazine; Elle, Vogue, and Parade!


9781451696080, Howard, $24.99
Foxnews.com feature, May 21
CBS-TV/ “Inside Edition,” May 21
National Satellite Radio Tour, May 22


To download the full document, please click here: The SOURCE May 16 2013 5-16-2013

Posted by Brianne in The Source

S&S Children’s at BEA 2013!

It’s that BEA time of year again!


Octavia Spencer, Cassandra Clare, Peter Brown, Brandon Mull, and Olivia… These are just some of the guests who will be joining us at BEA this year!


We’re going to have lots of fun giveaways and have plenty to talk about with a fantastic fall 2013 line up. Come visit us anytime at Booth 2638, or visit our authors at their signings and panels.


Author Signings at the S&S Booth


Thursday, May 30 at 11:15 am

Peter Brown will be signing Creepy Carrots!


Friday, May 31 at 11 am

Octavia Spencer will be signing ARCs of Randi Rhodes, Ninja Detective: The Case of the Time-Capsule Bandit


Author Signings in the BEA Autographing Area


Thursday, May 30

Abbi Glines will be signing Breathe

Table 5 from 12:00 — 12:30 pm


Susan Cooper will be signing Ghost Hawk

Table 4 from 12:00 — 12:30 pm


Friday, May 31

Matthew Van Fleet will be singing Lick

Table 10 from 1:00 — 1:30 pm


Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian will be signing Fire with Fire

Table 8 from 2:00 — 2:30 pm


Neal Shusterman will be signing UnWholly

Table 16 from 1:30 — 2:30 pm


Cassandra Clare will be signing the movie tie-in edition of City of Bones

Table 5 from 3:00 — 4:00 pm


Brandon Mull will be signing A World without Heroes

Table 2 from 3:30 — 4:30 pm


Saturday, June 1

Cat Patrick & Suzanne Young will be signing Just Like Fate

Table 12 from 11:30 — 12:00 pm


Patricia Polacco will be signing The Blessing Cup

Table 5 from 11:30 — 12:00 pm


*Times subject to change


Looking forward to seeing those of you who will be at BEA later this month! (And don’t worry, we’ll definitely save some goodies for those of you who will not be attending this year.)


Posted by Lucille in Children

The SOURCE – May 9, 2013

Highlights from this week’s edition of THE SOURCE!

Hot Title Alert!
IMPOSSIBLE ODDS, Jessica Buchanan
9781476725161, Atria, $26.00
On Sale May 14th, 2013
CBS-TV/ “60 Minutes,” May 12
NBC-TV/ “Today Show,” May 13
Comedy Central/ “The Colbert Report” May 13
CBS-TV/ “Dr. Phil,” May 13
FOX-TV/ “Sean Hannity,” May 13
NPR/ “Morning Edition,” May 13
Marie Claire excerpt, June


BIG DADDY’S RULES, Steve Schrippa
9781476706344, Touchstone,  $25.00
ABC-TV/ “The View,” co-host, May 10
Envision Radio Network Tour, May 13
United Radio Network Tour, May 14
ABC Radio Network Tour, May 17


VJ: The Unplugged Adventure’s of MTV’s First Wave
Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman,
Alan Hunter and Martha Quinn
9781451678123, Atria Books, $24.00
Elle book feature, May
Rolling Stone calls it “Highly entertaining snapshot of a wild-frontier moment in pop culture.” 3.5 Stars!, May
Nationally Syndicated Radio Satellite Tour, May 10
NBC-TV/ “Access Hollywood,” May 10
NBC-TV/ “CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin,” May 10
Sirius-XM/ “Opie and Anthony Show,” May 10
NBC-TV/ “Weekend Today Show,” May 11

To download a PDF of the full edition please click here: The SOURCE May 9 2013 5-9-2013

Posted by Brianne in The Source

The SOURCE- May 2, 2013

Highlights from this week’s edition of the SOURCE!

VJ, Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman,

Alan Hunter and Martha Quinn

On Sale May 7, 2013 : 9781451678123, Atria Books, $24.00

Elle book feature, May

Yahoo News feature, week of May 6

NBC-TV/ “Today Show,” May 7

ABC-TV/ “The View,” May 7

Sirius-XM/ “Howard Stern,” May 8

Sirius-XM “Fishbowl Interview,” May 8

Nationally Syndicated Radio Satellite Tour, May 10

NBC-TV/ “Weekend Today Show,” May 11


BIG DADDY’S RULES, Steve Schrippa

On Sale May 7, 2013

9781476706344, Touchstone,  $25.00

USA Today interview, May 7

NBC-TV/ “Today Show,” May 8

Fox News Channel/ “Fox & Friends,” May 9

Fox Business Radio/ “Imus in the Morning,” May 9

Nationally Syndicated/ “Laura Ingraham,” May 9

ABC-TV/ “The View,” cohost, May 10


DOLL BONES by Holly Black

On Sale May 7, 2013

9781416963981, McElderry, $16.99

Scheduled to be reviewed in the Wall Street Journal on May 4 and in the New York Times Book Review on May 12!

To download the full document, please click here: The SOURCE May 2, 2013

Posted by Betsy.Bloom@simonandschuster.com in Adult,The Source

The SOURCE – April 18, 2013

Highlights from this week’s edition of the SOURCE!


THE EDGE OF THE EARTH, Christina Schwarz
9781451683677, Atria, $25.00
An Indie Next List Pick for April!
Redbook review,
O, The Oprah Magazine “Ten Titles to Pick Up Now,”


9781451694970, Scribner, $27.99
Sirius-XM/ “Doctor Radio” interview,
April 29
Fitness mention,
Real Simple mention,


9781476728346, Gallery Books, $15.00
ABC-TV/ “20/20” appearance,
April 26
Parents Magazine excerpt,

To download the full document, please click here: The SOURCE April 18 2013 4-18-2013

Posted by Brianne in Adult,The Source

Pulseit: Read it, Heart it, Share it.

April is the month of the Pulseit re-launch! For those of you unfamiliar with it, Pulseit is an online community for anyone ages 14 and older that loves teen books. It’s where users can read free teen books & exclusive excerpts, like content on the site by hearting books, members, authors & other content, and share their reviews on books, ideas, and more. Plus – it’s free to join & participate!


Here are some highlights of the new Pulseit site:


A new web address: The Pulseit site can now be found at www.pulseit.com


A brand new look: Pulseit will be updated with a new logo & look! See the image below for a sneak peek.


More content: At least two free reads a month with numerous excerpts.


Mobile: Books will now be readable on all devices: desktop computers, phones, and tablets.


For all readers: Pulseit membership, which has always been limited to teens between the ages of 14 and 18, will now be open to anyone ages 14 & up.


We also have bookmarks & postcards to help you promote Pulseit in your stores, libraries, and schools! Please send your request for bookmarks & postcards to SimonTEEN@simonandschuster.com



Posted by Lucille in Children

The SOURCE – April 11th, 2013

Highlights From This Week’s Edition of The SOURCE:


On Sale April 16, 2013
9781451692662, Scribner, $25.00
Fitness Magazine feature, April
Elle review, April
NBC-TV/ “Today Show,” April 12
NBC-TV/ “Rock Center” feature, April 12
NBC-TV/ “Weekend Today,” April 13
Oprah.Com excerpt and slideshow, April 16


On Sale April 16, 2013
9781476710938, Scribner, $26.00
ESPN-TV/ “First Take,” April 16
Yahoo.com Feature, April 16
FOX Radio/ “Kilmeade and Friends,” April 17
Sirius XM/ “Off the Dribble,” April 17
NBC Sports Radio/ “Voices of the Game,” April 17
FOX Sports Radio/ “Big E Sports Show,” April 18


THE VIAGRA DIARIES, Barbara Rose Brooker
On Sale April 30, 2013
9781451688610, Gallery Books, $15.00
NBC-TV/ “Today Show,” April 25
Bravo-TV/ “Watch What Happens Live,” April 29
The Viagra Diaries is soon to be an HBO Series created by Sex & The City executive producer Darren Star and directed by Paul Feig (Bridesmaids)!


You can download the full document here: The SOURCE April 11 2013 4-11-2013

Posted by Brianne in The Source