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October 6, 2014
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Books

Spring 2015!  It’s coming up, and we’re publishing some books — to your great surprise, I’m sure. Here’s the list — and the covers!  (You’ll find details and excerpts at the links.) Anna Banana and the Chocolate Explosion, by Dominique Roques and Alexis Dormal.  This book is super-adorable, you guys!  And there’s baking! The Divine, Read the Rest…

October 2, 2014
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Books

(from the desk of Ian Lendler, author of The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Macbeth) (illustration by Zack Giallongo, illustrator of The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Macbeth) When I tell people that I’ve written a graphic novel of Shakespeare’s Macbeth for kids, most people say, “Macbeth?! You mean the horribly bloody play by Shakespeare? Read the Rest…

October 1, 2014
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Books

When the Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue puts on Shakespeare, they really pull out all the stops! Here are the cast photos from their fall performance: Macbeth! Macbeth Nickname: “Old Pushover” Hobbies: Mongering (war, power, sandwiches, etc.), Turn-ons: Pushy Women Turn-offs: Pushy Women Mental State: A bit iffy Voted: Most Likely to Succeed (Note from the Read the Rest…

September 30, 2014
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Books

There’s a tendency in American media . . . and in our culture . . . that girls only get to be the sidekick, the accomplice, the mentor, the wife or girlfriend, the one behind the scenes doing research, instead of getting to be the hero. We think that’s pretty terrible.  Because girls are awesome, Read the Rest…

September 29, 2014
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Books

Today marks the date of birth for Ian Lendler and Zack Giallongo’s The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Macbeth, which is a book you should all read! Macbeth is hungry . . . hungry for life (and also tacos).  The king is an owl — tiny but delicious.  This is clearly a recipe for catastrophe. Read the Rest…

September 22, 2014
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Books

New book new book! We just got in finished copies of our upcoming graphic novel, The Rise of Aurora West, by Paul Pope, JT Petty, and David Rubin! It looks fantastic! Here’s the cover, with Aurora West.  She is off to fight monsters! Lots of spines all lined up together!  All with a little Aurora Read the Rest…

September 15, 2014
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Books

New book new book! We just got in advance copies of George O’Connor’s latest volume in the Olympians series, Ares: Bringer of War. This book tells the story of the Trojan War from the perspective of the gods.  Ares and Athena are locked in combat . . . who will win?  Unfortunately, not the Trojans Read the Rest…

September 8, 2014
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Books

Winter 2015! That’s our next season coming up — January through April of next year. And we’ve got books! First up: Andi Watson’s charmingly spooky graphic novel Princess Decomposia and Count Spatula.  It’s love — and cooking — for the over-stressed denizens of the underworld!  Also, it’s adorable. We’re delighted to have the next volume Read the Rest…

July 29, 2014
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Behind the Scenes, Books

When we send galleys out, or when we’re at shows with galleys, we occasionally get questions from the people we’re giving them to: is this a galley? First: galleys, or AREs, advanced readers editions, or ARCs, advanced readers copies, are terms for bound promotional copies of upcoming books.  Galleys are produced ahead of publication and Read the Rest…

July 21, 2014
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Books

You may be familiar with George O’Connor’s Olympians series, because we’ve been publishing these books for five years now.  There are six of them now!  And the last three have all hit the New York Times Best-Seller List. We’re celebrating by publishing a boxed set — a collected edition of all six books!  So if Read the Rest…