Tuesday, March 5, 2013

BEA Announces 2013's Editor Buzz Books

What will be the buzziest books of Fall 2013? Each year, industry professionals selects groups of books to spotlight in different genres at Book Expo America. The full list of those lucky, lucky titles was announced today.

I got the chance to see the editors of last year's picks discuss what it was like working on those manuscripts, as well as what made them stand out during acquisition. This year's panel for middle grade picks will be on May 31st.

For the middle grade category, we have:


The Fantastic Family Whipple by Matthew Ward
Pub Date: August 2013
Goodreads link

The Time Fetch by Amy Herrick
Pub Date: August 2013
Goodreads link

A Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates #1 by Caroline Carlson
Pub Date: September 2013
Goodreads link

Counting By 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan
Pub Date: September 2013
Goodreads link

Nick and Tesla’s High-Voltage Danger Lab by Bob Pflugfelder and Steve Hockensmith
Pub Date: November 2013
Amazon link

Which ones are you looking forward to picking up?


4 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for the list of books. Sounds like it's going to be an exciting year for middle grade!!

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  2. I'm reading an ARC of When the Butterflies Came by Kimberley Griffiths Little (pub date April 1, 2013). I love it.

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  3. A Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates #1 is on my covet list. I really really hope to be able to buy it this year.

    ~Akoss

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  4. They all have such catchy titles...I think I'd be interested in learning more about all of them!

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