Friday, December 13, 2013

The 13th Day: Super-Awesome-Bomb-Diggity News

Some people may think that the number 13 is unlucky, but not those of us at The Lucky 13s! In fact, we're celebrating the 13th day of each month by featuring all the fabulous stuff that's been happening to The Lucky 13s.

Please raise a glass to our super-awesome-bomb-diggity news.... 

SKY JUMPERS by Peggy Eddleman was named to the Winter 2013 – 2014 Kids’ Indie Next List, and they had this to say about it: 

“Sky Jumpers is an absolutely thrilling, seat-of-your-pants adventure for middle school readers. Fans of The Emerald Atlas and Percy Jackson will rush to this tale about a village that, after WWIII, is one of only a few remaining on what is left of Earth, as ‘green bombs’ have devastated the planet. Sky jumpers plunge into a rarified air pocket that protects and shields the village but that has deadly consequences if one is unaware of the invisible danger. Led by 12-year-old Hope, a group of friends is on a dangerous mission to save their village. This perfect book for younger fans of The Hunger Games is truly fun, inventive, and exciting!” 
—Maureen Palacios, Once Upon a Time, Montrose, CA 

Liesl Shurtliff's RUMP: THE TRUE STORY OF RUMPLESTILTSKIN and Peggy Eddleman's SKY JUMPERS were both chosen as Atlanta Parent's Best Books of 2013. 

PARCHED by Melanie Crowder was named to the Best Kids Books of 2013 list compiled by the Children's Book Review. 

SURE SIGNS OF CRAZY by Karen Harrington is a Kirkus Best Children's Book of 2013. 

GILDED got another blurb: 
“Farley brings South Korea’s fascinating culture and mythology into vivid detail in this shining debut, and Jae is a compelling heroine. An exotic, thrilling read, GILDED had me utterly entranced!” ~from Jessica Khoury, author of ORIGIN and VITRO 

BROTHERHOOD made YALSA's list of nominations for the Best Fiction for YA.  Check out the list here.

CONTROL by Lydia Kang is a Top Pick by RT book Reviews! And VOYA had this to say: 
“Control, with its mix of legitimate science and inventive fantasy, is unforgettable for all the right reasons." 

CHICK-O-SAURUS REX by Lenore and Daniel Jennewein has sold Korean rights! 

Four Lucky 13s novels were named 2014 William C. Morris YA Debut Award Finalists: 
CHARM & STRANGE by Stephanie Kuehn 
BELLE EPOQUE by Elizabeth Ross 

Peggy Eddleman's SKY JUMPERS and Tim Federle's BETTER NATE THAN EVER both made the list of the New York Public Library's 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing! 

Tamera Will Wissinger's book GONE FISHING is a Nerdy Book Club 2013 Nerdy Award Finalist. 

Ryan Graudin's THE WALLED CITY has been picked up by France (Jean Claude Lattes), Germany (Rowolht Verlag), Norway (Cappelen Damm) and Brazil (Editora Schwarcz). 

German rights to Lindsay Ribar's THE ART OF WISHING have been sold to Piper Verlag! 

April Genevieve Tucholke, Megan Shepherd, and Cat Winters will be contributors to the just-announced YA horror anthology SLASHER GIRLS & MONSTER BOYS, coming Fall 2015 from Dial.  Read about the deal here.

C J Flood's INFINITE SKY has been shortlisted for the 2014 James Reckitt Hull Children's Book Award, and was a Love Reading for Kids Best Book of 2013!

Woo-hoo, Lucky 13s!

Rachele Alpine's young adult comtemporary novel CANARY is available now. She blogs, or you can find her onFacebookTwitter, and her website.