Seira Wilson
Seira Wilson
Seira can’t remember a time when she wasn’t infatuated with reading--19 years in the book industry later, her house is brimming with shelves upon shelves of memoirs, cookbooks, coffee table books, all manner of fiction, and an insane number of children's books and YA novels. Don’t judge, just borrow a book.

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YA Wednesday: Guest Essay from Gayle Forman

For many YA readers a new book by Gayle Forman is cause for celebration and now the film adaptation of If I Stay has introduced her to an even wider audience...

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Get Cooking: February's Best Cookbooks

Our favorite cookbooks this month range from single ingredient focused, like Virgin Territory, to the best new books on grain-free cooking, and decadent treats in Dessert for Two or Chocopologie. Here are five of the Best Cookbooks of February...

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A Serendipitous Seuss Discovery

It's a stupendous day for Dr. Seuss fans, with the announcement of a new, previously unpublished picture book, What Pet Should I Get?, to be released on July 28th...

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Lunar New Year Reads for Kids

February 19th marks the Lunar New Year and the year of the sheep, which may also be depicted as the goat or ram (as you might suspect there is some debate about which is correct but sheep seems to have the majority...). The holiday lasts until March 5th this year and is a time of traditions; red envelopes of lucky money, paper dragons, and firecrackers are part of the festivities, but the Lunar New Year is focused on being with family and what better way to come together than around stories...

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What's Your Sign? Comic Book Legend Stan Lee's "The Zodiac Legacy"

If you don't already know the name Stan Lee, I can pretty much guarantee that you're familiar with his work. Lee is an icon and visionary in the comics industry who is, among other things, the co-creator of Spiderman, X-Men, and the Hulk. Now, Lee has written his first novel...

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The Southern Man

My Sunshine Away is our Debut Spotlight pick for February and M.O. Walsh's smart work of Southern fiction had me hooked from the first chapter. Part coming-of-age story, part mystery, and fully immersed in the climate and culture of Baton Rouge, Louisiana...

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Recipe Road Test: "Sheet Pan Suppers" Pork Chops

After cooking a meal, dealing with the prep aftermath feels like getting paid in wooden nickels, so there's nothing I love more than one-container cooking. Of course there's the ol' faithful crock pot, but Molly Gilbert has opened my eyes to the myriad possibilities of the sheet pan, far beyond baking cookies and catching spillovers...

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YA Wednesday: 2015 Michael L. Printz Award

This might out me as a total book geek (as if that's news...) but when the time came during the ALA awards webcast to learn the winning and honored books for the Michael L. Printz award, my heart started pounding. Besides there being no list of finalists, every year there can be a different number of honor books and this year, like last, there are four...

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And the Winner Is...The 2015 Children's Book Awards

This morning in Chicago the American Library Association announced this year's winners of the biggest awards in children's books. The 2015 list is loaded with a really interesting mix of titles including multiple graphic novels, stories in verse, and books that took home wins in more than one category...

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Mistakes Were Made. Dana Cowin Helps Us Fix Them.

I first became aware of Dana Cowin through my love affair with Top Chef where Cowin, the editor-in-chief of Food & Wine magazine, is a guest judge every season. Then last fall came her first cookbook, Mastering My Mistakes in...

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YA Wednesday: Best Books of January

In the last couple of years January has been a really strong month for YA. Consider 2012's The Fault in Our Stars, 2013's Just One Day, and last year's Hollow City. All January, all stand outs for the year. 2015...

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