DBG Takes Home 4 Youth Media Awards At ALA Midwinter 2017


Last week DPW received four ALA awards during the annual American Library Association’s Midwinter Conference and Monday’s presentation of the Youth Media Awards. It was a busy couple of days and we could not be more thrilled and thankful for the medals we were awarded:

All of our winners were added to the ALA Notable Books list. In addition to those listed above three more DBG titles were selected for the list:

  • Steamboat School by Deborah Hopkinson, illustrated by Ron Husband
  • What Elephants Know by Eric Dinerstein
  • The Wolf’s Boy by Susan Williams Beckhorn

And to top it all off two of our books were named to the 2017 Rainbow Book List:

All in all it was a great conference, (and maybe one we’re still recovering from a week later) Be sure to check out all the supplemental material available to educators and librarians on the titles above right here and keep an eye out for our next stop at TLA this spring.

DBG Heads To ALA Midwinter 2017 This Week!

We’re back in Atlanta for The American Library Association’s Midwinter conference this week. Starting tonight with a special preview event and ending Monday with the annual ALA Youth Media Awards. Show attendees can be among the first to grab a special Beauty and The Beast READ poster from the ALA store (or even online if you can’t make it this year) and you can find us in the exhibit hall at booth #1931 where we’ll be giving out all kinds of great freebies all weekend long!

Including ARCs of:

  • Miles Morales by Jason Reynolds
  • Royce Rolls by Margret Stohl
  • Choose To Matter by Julie Foudy
  • The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World by Shannon and Dean Hale
  • Rocket and Groot: Keep on Truckin by Tom Angleberger
  • Kill All Happies by Rachel Cohen
  • The Pearl Thief by Elizabeth Wein
  • Star Wars: Join The Resistance by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker
  • Wildman by J.C. Geiger
  • Royal Bastards by Andrew Shvarts
  • The World’s Greatest Chocolate Covered Pork Chops R.K. Sager
  • The Good For Nothing Button by Charise Mericle Harper
  • And many, many more!

So make sure you stop by the Disney Book Group at booth #1931 if you’re at ALAM this weekend, and if you’re free on Sunday make sure you join us in Room B203 for a special preview of our upcoming books and maybe a few more surprises before the conference is over.





Bring The Magic of Storytelling to Your School or Library Today!

Last week we kicked off the fifth annual Magic of Storytelling campaign, in partnership with ABC television and a little help from our favorite book-loving princess, Emma Watson. It’s all leading up to our second annual Disney Reads Day on February 4th, and there are loads of ways you can help us bring books to children in need.

For more on how you can help bring The Magic of Storytelling to your School or Library, our friends at Learning Magazine have a ton of free resources you can access by clicking here. And be sure to enter their contest for the chance to win a classroom set of books for your students today!

A List of Cages Earns 4 Stars In December!

It’s a new year, and we could not be more excited to share debut author Robin Roe’s heartfelt story A LIST OF CAGES with the rest of the world. A few lucky reviewers got their hands on advanced reader copies of this hope-filled tale of two foster brothers who must overcome insurmountable odds for a chance at peace.

When Adam Blake lands the best elective ever in his senior year, serving as an aide to the school psychologist, he thinks he’s got it made. Sure, it means a lot of sitting around, which isn’t easy for a guy with ADHD, but he can’t complain, since he gets to spend the period texting all his friends. Then the doctor asks him to track down the troubled freshman who keeps dodging her, and Adam discovers that the boy is Julian–the foster brother he hasn’t seen in five years.

 Adam is ecstatic to be reunited. At first, Julian seems like the boy he once knew. He’s still kind hearted. He still writes stories and loves picture books meant for little kids. But as they spend more time together, Adam realizes that Julian is keeping secrets, like where he hides during the middle of the day, and what’s really going on inside his house. Adam is determined to help him, but his involvement could cost both boys their lives.

Click on the links below to read what everyone is saying about A LIST OF CAGES:

“In her debut, Roe tells the story of a friendship between two young men who will linger in the thoughts and minds of readers long after the final page is turned.…A triumphant story about the power of friendship and of truly being seen.”  — Kirkus Reviews

“A page-turner with a lot of compassion.”  — Michael Cart Booklist

“Emotional, visceral, and heartbreaking, this novel offers expertly rendered characters and beautiful language, especially when describing Julian’s struggles. VERDICT A potent and moving work. Do not pass over this book.” –Tyler Hixson, School Library Journal

“Written with honesty and compassion, this book will resonate with a wide range of readers.” – Publishers Weekly