This is where you'll find Oklahoma authors and illustrators who have new books released within the past six months or books which will soon be released. If the date of publication is known, we'll list it. If not, it'll say "forthcoming." Click on each author's name to go to their one-page biography.
THE DARK BETWEEN
by Sonia Gensler
A supernatural romance about the powers that lie in the shadows of the mind, perfect for fans of Sarah Rees Brennan, Alyxandra Harvey, and Libba Bray.
At the turn of the twentieth century, Spiritualism and séances are all the rage—even in the scholarly town of Cambridge, England. While mediums dupe the grief-stricken, a group of local fringe scientists seeks to bridge the gap to the spirit world by investigating the dark corners of the human mind.
Each running from a shadowed past, Kate, Asher, and Elsie take refuge within the walls of Summerfield College. But their peace is soon shattered by the discovery of a dead body nearby. Is this the work of a flesh-and-blood villain, or is something otherworldly at play? This unlikely trio must illuminate what the scientists have not, and open a window to secrets taken to the grave—or risk joining the spirit world themselves.
" . . . it's darn near impossible to resist such an earnest, toothy hero." Kirkus
Nugget & Fang will be out in April, 2013
"Sauer creates kindly characters and hits sweetly humorous notes throughout."
Tammi also has TWO MORE picture books that are forthcoming:
The Farm that Mac Built
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Meet a princess who is NOT very prim and proper in "Princess in Training" by Tammi Sauer
You'll learn more about Oklahoma than you ever thought possible with The Twelve Days of Christmas in Oklahoma by Tammi Sauer
Meet three chipmonks with an attitude in this funny book. A 2013 Book Choice for Read Across Oklahoma; Featured Selection of the Children's Book-of-the-Month
Me Want Pet! by Tammi Sauer
2012 BCCB Blue Ribbon Winner
2012 Los Angeles Library Best Book of the Year
Top Ten Picture Book Read-Aloud (Betsy Ramsey Bird, NYPL)
The Great Elephant Escape by Una Belle Townsend is ready for your enjoyment!
How easy is it for two elephants to hide in and around Hugo, Oklahoma, in 1975? Must have been pretty easy, as these two sneaky elephants escaped from the circus and had a time of their life! Read about this time in Oklahoma history and be sure to check out the last pages for more information on these elephants!
When Willie arrives in Indian Territory, she knows only one thing: no one can find out who she really is. To escape a home she doesn't belong in anymore, she assumes the name of a former classmate and accepts a teaching job at the Cherokee Female Seminary.
Nothing prepares her for what she finds there. Her pupils are the daughters of the Cherokee elite—educated and more wealthy than she, and the school is cloaked in mystery. A student drowned in the river last year, and the girls whisper that she was killed by a jealous lover. Willie's room is the very room the dead girl slept in. The students say her spirit haunts it.
Willie doesn't believe in ghosts, but when strange things start happening at the school, she isn't sure anymore. She's also not sure what to make of a boy from the nearby boys' school who has taken an interest in her—his past is cloaked in secrets. Soon, even she has to admit that the revenant may be trying to tell her something. . . .
The Fledgling Handbook, 101, is a handbook for the House of Night series written by P.C. Cast and illustrated by Kim doner. This book quickly hit the NYT's Best-Seller list! Here's a blurb about the book . . .
Merry meet, fledgling.Welcome to a new life, a new world, and a new you. Welcome to the House of Night! This might seem like a scary time, Fledgling, but never fear! As you start your journey through the ancient halls of the House of Night, this indispensable handbook will aid you in your transition from human to fledgling. Within these pages you will find invaluable information about the history of vampyres. You will also come to a better understanding of your body’s transformation, as well as read words of hope from great vampyres of the past and learn essential foundations of rituals and lore. Now, Fledgling, read on. A new life awaits you; your path to that magickal future begins here!
Kim Doner illustrated "The Fledgling Handbook, 101" written by P.C. Cast