Anne Bogel

Meet writer, blogger, & podcast host
Anne Bogel!

Join us at The Story Shop! Anne will work her literary matchmaking magic, answer reader's questions, talk about her fantastic new book I'd Rather Be Reading, & more!

September 11 at 6:30pm

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On top of being present for Anne's presentation, Q&A, & book signing, attendees will receive:

  • A glass of wine*
  • Refreshments
  • A copy of Anne's new book, I'd Rather Be Reading
  • 10% discount on any titles Anne recommends that evening

Tickets are $25 per person.

We're sold out! Call us to be put on the wait list. (678-635-8801)

*Hot tea available for those who abstain from alcohol

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Learn More About the Author

Anne Bogel is the creator of the popular blog Modern Mrs Darcy and the podcast What Should I Read Next? Her book lists and reading guides have established Bogel as a tastemaker among readers, authors, and publishers. The author of Reading People, she lives in Louisville, Kentucky. 

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Get Ready for Summer: Most Anticipated Releases

Ring In the summer with these new books!

May Releases

Alberto lives alone in the town of Allora, where fish fly out of the sea and the houses shine like jewels. He is a coffin maker and widower, spending his quiet days creating the final resting places of Allora’s people.  Then one afternoon a magical bird flutters into his garden, and Alberto, lonely inside, welcomes it into his home. And when a kindhearted boy named Tito follows the bird into Alberto’s kitchen, a door in the old man’s heart cracks open. Tito is lonely too–but he’s also scared and searching for a place to hide. Fleeing from danger, he just wants to feel safe for once in his life. Can the boy and the old man learn the power of friendship and escape the shadows of their pasts?  With a tender bond that calls to mind  The Girl Who Drank the Moon , charming characters reminiscent of  The Penderwicks , and the whimsy of  A Snicker of Magic , this is a novel to curl up with, an extraordinary work of magical realism that makes the world feel like a warmer and happier place. Complete with dazzling interior illustrations, a gem from start to finish.  Released May 15

Alberto lives alone in the town of Allora, where fish fly out of the sea and the houses shine like jewels. He is a coffin maker and widower, spending his quiet days creating the final resting places of Allora’s people.

Then one afternoon a magical bird flutters into his garden, and Alberto, lonely inside, welcomes it into his home. And when a kindhearted boy named Tito follows the bird into Alberto’s kitchen, a door in the old man’s heart cracks open. Tito is lonely too–but he’s also scared and searching for a place to hide. Fleeing from danger, he just wants to feel safe for once in his life. Can the boy and the old man learn the power of friendship and escape the shadows of their pasts?

With a tender bond that calls to mind The Girl Who Drank the Moon, charming characters reminiscent of The Penderwicks, and the whimsy of A Snicker of Magic, this is a novel to curl up with, an extraordinary work of magical realism that makes the world feel like a warmer and happier place. Complete with dazzling interior illustrations, a gem from start to finish.

Released May 15

When a small, friendless boy goes to bed at his boarding school, an adventure is about to begin! First he finds an invitation in his turtle's bowl. Next he makes an escape--out the window, through the woods, across a river, and onto an island. And then he joins a grand celebration, with larger-than-life animals serving tea and dancing late into the night. And finally? After the journey back, he has a fantastic story to tell--the perfect way to make a friend.  A simple text and glorious illustrations combine to make a deceptively powerful and touching picture book, cementing Daniel Miyares's reputation as one of the most exciting children's book author-illustrators working today.  Released May 8

When a small, friendless boy goes to bed at his boarding school, an adventure is about to begin! First he finds an invitation in his turtle's bowl. Next he makes an escape--out the window, through the woods, across a river, and onto an island. And then he joins a grand celebration, with larger-than-life animals serving tea and dancing late into the night. And finally? After the journey back, he has a fantastic story to tell--the perfect way to make a friend.

A simple text and glorious illustrations combine to make a deceptively powerful and touching picture book, cementing Daniel Miyares's reputation as one of the most exciting children's book author-illustrators working today.

Released May 8

A coming-of-age middle-grade graphic novel about summer and friendships, written and illustrated by the Eisner Award–winning and  New York Times –bestselling Hope Larson.  Thirteen-year-old Bina has a long summer ahead of her. She and her best friend, Austin, usually do everything together, but he's off to soccer camp for a month, and he's been acting kind of weird lately anyway. So it's up to Bina to see how much fun she can have on her own. At first it's a lot of guitar playing, boredom, and bad TV, but things look up when she finds an unlikely companion in Austin's older sister, who enjoys music just as much as Bina. But then Austin comes home from camp, and he's acting even weirder than when he left. How Bina and Austin rise above their growing pains and reestablish their friendship and respect for their differences makes for a touching and funny coming-of-age story.  Released May 1

A coming-of-age middle-grade graphic novel about summer and friendships, written and illustrated by the Eisner Award–winning and New York Times–bestselling Hope Larson.

Thirteen-year-old Bina has a long summer ahead of her. She and her best friend, Austin, usually do everything together, but he's off to soccer camp for a month, and he's been acting kind of weird lately anyway. So it's up to Bina to see how much fun she can have on her own. At first it's a lot of guitar playing, boredom, and bad TV, but things look up when she finds an unlikely companion in Austin's older sister, who enjoys music just as much as Bina. But then Austin comes home from camp, and he's acting even weirder than when he left. How Bina and Austin rise above their growing pains and reestablish their friendship and respect for their differences makes for a touching and funny coming-of-age story.

Released May 1

 

June releases

 

Only Fallow was just six harvests old when she realized that not everyone sees lies. For Only, seeing lies is as beautiful as looking through a kaleidoscope, but telling them is as painful as gnawing on cut glass. Only’s family warns her to keep her cunning hidden, but secrets are seldom content to stay secret.  When word of Only’s ability makes its way to the King, she’s plucked from her home at the orchard and brought to the castle at Bellskeep. There she learns that the kingdom is plagued by traitors, and that her task is to help the King distinguish between friend and foe. But being able to see lies doesn’t necessarily mean that others aren’t able to disguise their dishonesty with cunnings of their own.  In the duplicitous, power-hungry court, the truth is Only’s greatest weapon . . . and her greatest weakness.  Releases June 5

Only Fallow was just six harvests old when she realized that not everyone sees lies. For Only, seeing lies is as beautiful as looking through a kaleidoscope, but telling them is as painful as gnawing on cut glass. Only’s family warns her to keep her cunning hidden, but secrets are seldom content to stay secret.

When word of Only’s ability makes its way to the King, she’s plucked from her home at the orchard and brought to the castle at Bellskeep. There she learns that the kingdom is plagued by traitors, and that her task is to help the King distinguish between friend and foe. But being able to see lies doesn’t necessarily mean that others aren’t able to disguise their dishonesty with cunnings of their own.

In the duplicitous, power-hungry court, the truth is Only’s greatest weapon . . . and her greatest weakness.

Releases June 5

Risk-averse Greg Belmont is content with being ordinary. He's got a friend--that's right, just one--at his fancy prep school, and a pretty cool dad (even if he is obsessed with organic soaps that smell like a mix of salted pork and Icelandic bog). The problem is, Greg isn't ordinary . . . he's actually an honest-to-goodness, fantastical Dwarf!   He discovers the truth the day his dad brings home a gross new tea--one that awakens bizarre abilities in Greg. Then a murderous Bro-Troll kidnaps his dad and Greg is whisked away to the Underground, where Dwarves have lived for centuries right beneath the streets of Chicago.  With the help of some awesome new friends and a talking ax, Greg learns all about the history of the Dwarves, which has been marked with tales of epic failure since the dawn of time. However, the return of the magic they once wielded means big changes are afoot, escalating tensions with the Dwarves' sworn enemy: the Elves.   Brimming with humor and action, Chris Rylander's  The Legend of Greg turns dwarf lore on its head, delivering an adventure readers won't be able to resist.  Releases June 12

Risk-averse Greg Belmont is content with being ordinary. He's got a friend--that's right, just one--at his fancy prep school, and a pretty cool dad (even if he is obsessed with organic soaps that smell like a mix of salted pork and Icelandic bog). The problem is, Greg isn't ordinary . . . he's actually an honest-to-goodness, fantastical Dwarf! 

He discovers the truth the day his dad brings home a gross new tea--one that awakens bizarre abilities in Greg. Then a murderous Bro-Troll kidnaps his dad and Greg is whisked away to the Underground, where Dwarves have lived for centuries right beneath the streets of Chicago.

With the help of some awesome new friends and a talking ax, Greg learns all about the history of the Dwarves, which has been marked with tales of epic failure since the dawn of time. However, the return of the magic they once wielded means big changes are afoot, escalating tensions with the Dwarves' sworn enemy: the Elves. 

Brimming with humor and action, Chris Rylander's The Legend of Gregturns dwarf lore on its head, delivering an adventure readers won't be able to resist.

Releases June 12

 
"Hey, you! Sky's blue!" a girl shouts as she runs by the window of a boy bent over his digital device. Intrigued, the boy runs out after her, leaving his shoes (and phone) behind, and into a world of sunshine, dewey grass, and warm sand. Filled with the pleasures of being alive in the natural world,  Run Wild  is an exquisite and kid-friendly reminder of how wonderful life can be beyond doors and screens.  Releases June 5

"Hey, you! Sky's blue!" a girl shouts as she runs by the window of a boy bent over his digital device. Intrigued, the boy runs out after her, leaving his shoes (and phone) behind, and into a world of sunshine, dewey grass, and warm sand. Filled with the pleasures of being alive in the natural world, Run Wild is an exquisite and kid-friendly reminder of how wonderful life can be beyond doors and screens.

Releases June 5

Guinevere St. Clair is going to be a lawyer. She was the fastest girl in New York City. She knows everything there is to know about the brain. And now that she’s living in Crow, Iowa, she wants to ride into her first day of school on a cow named Willowdale Princess Deon Dawn.  But Gwyn isn’t in Crow, Iowa, just for royal cows. Her family has moved there, where her parents grew up, in the hopes of jogging her mother Vienna’s memory. Vienna has been suffering from memory loss since Gwyn was four. She can no longer remember anything past the age of thirteen, not even that she has two young daughters. Gwyn’s father is obsessed with finding out everything he can to help his wife, but Gwyn’s focused on problems that seem a little more within her reach. Like proving that the very strange Gaysie Cutter who lives next door is behind the disappearance of her only friend, Wilbur Truesdale.  Gwyn is sure she can crack the case, but when she does she finds that not all of her investigations lead her to the places she would have expected. In fact they might just lead her to learn about the mother she’s been doing her best to forget.  Releases June 12

Guinevere St. Clair is going to be a lawyer. She was the fastest girl in New York City. She knows everything there is to know about the brain. And now that she’s living in Crow, Iowa, she wants to ride into her first day of school on a cow named Willowdale Princess Deon Dawn.

But Gwyn isn’t in Crow, Iowa, just for royal cows. Her family has moved there, where her parents grew up, in the hopes of jogging her mother Vienna’s memory. Vienna has been suffering from memory loss since Gwyn was four. She can no longer remember anything past the age of thirteen, not even that she has two young daughters. Gwyn’s father is obsessed with finding out everything he can to help his wife, but Gwyn’s focused on problems that seem a little more within her reach. Like proving that the very strange Gaysie Cutter who lives next door is behind the disappearance of her only friend, Wilbur Truesdale.

Gwyn is sure she can crack the case, but when she does she finds that not all of her investigations lead her to the places she would have expected. In fact they might just lead her to learn about the mother she’s been doing her best to forget.

Releases June 12

 
Bear is hungry. Gertie wants to help. But finding the perfect snack is harder than it looks. Will Gertie and Bear silence Bear's tummy grumbles before hunger gets the best of them?  Expressive characters and funny dialogue lead the way in this pitch-perfect story about patience and teamwork, by nationally-syndicated cartoonist Drew Sheneman.  Releases June 12

Bear is hungry. Gertie wants to help. But finding the perfect snack is harder than it looks. Will Gertie and Bear silence Bear's tummy grumbles before hunger gets the best of them?

Expressive characters and funny dialogue lead the way in this pitch-perfect story about patience and teamwork, by nationally-syndicated cartoonist Drew Sheneman.

Releases June 12

 

July Releases

lice is angry at having to move to Rainbow, Georgia—a too small, too hot, dried-up place she’s sure will never feel like home. Then she gets put in charge of walking her elderly neighbor’s dog. But Clarence won’t budge without Miss Millie, so Alice and Miss Millie walk him together.  Strolling with Clarence and Miss Millie quickly becomes the highlight of Alice's day and opens her eyes to all sorts of new things to marvel over. During their walks, they meet a mix of people, and Alice sees that although there are some bullies and phonies, there are plenty of kind folks, too. Miss Millie shares her family’s story with Alice, showing her the painful impact segregation has had on their town. And with Miss Millie, Alice is finally able to express her own heartache over why her family had to move there in the first place.  Tamara Bundy’s beautifully written debut celebrates the wonder and power of friendship: how it can be found when we least expect it and make any place a home.  Releases July 3

lice is angry at having to move to Rainbow, Georgia—a too small, too hot, dried-up place she’s sure will never feel like home. Then she gets put in charge of walking her elderly neighbor’s dog. But Clarence won’t budge without Miss Millie, so Alice and Miss Millie walk him together.

Strolling with Clarence and Miss Millie quickly becomes the highlight of Alice's day and opens her eyes to all sorts of new things to marvel over. During their walks, they meet a mix of people, and Alice sees that although there are some bullies and phonies, there are plenty of kind folks, too. Miss Millie shares her family’s story with Alice, showing her the painful impact segregation has had on their town. And with Miss Millie, Alice is finally able to express her own heartache over why her family had to move there in the first place.

Tamara Bundy’s beautifully written debut celebrates the wonder and power of friendship: how it can be found when we least expect it and make any place a home.

Releases July 3

Elliot and Uchenna—and Jersey!—have barely recovered from their first adventure with Professor Fauna when he approaches them with an all-new quest. Except this time they're going to have to cross an ocean. In the mountains of the Basque Country, the Unicorn Rescue Society must track down a missing dragon. But how could someone even kidnap a dragon? And for what evil purpose? And is their newest, fire-breathing rescue more than they can handle?   New challenges await in this second book in the Unicorn Rescue Society series, a brand-new fantasy-adventure from Adam Gidwitz. Illustrated throughout, it’s the perfect fit for newly independent readers looking for a story full of adventure, fun, and friendship.  Releases July 10

Elliot and Uchenna—and Jersey!—have barely recovered from their first adventure with Professor Fauna when he approaches them with an all-new quest. Except this time they're going to have to cross an ocean. In the mountains of the Basque Country, the Unicorn Rescue Society must track down a missing dragon. But how could someone even kidnap a dragon? And for what evil purpose? And is their newest, fire-breathing rescue more than they can handle? 

New challenges await in this second book in the Unicorn Rescue Society series, a brand-new fantasy-adventure from Adam Gidwitz. Illustrated throughout, it’s the perfect fit for newly independent readers looking for a story full of adventure, fun, and friendship.

Releases July 10

From #1  New York Times  best-selling author Robert Beatty comes a thrilling new series set in the magical world of Serafina.    Move without a sound. Steal without a trace.    Willa, a young night-spirit of the Great Smoky Mountains, is her clan’s best thief. She creeps into the homes of day-folk under cover of darkness and takes what they won’t miss. It’s dangerous work-the day-folk kill whatever they do not understand–but Willa will do anything to win the approval of the padaran, the charismatic leader of the Faeran people.  When Willa’s curiosity leaves her hurt and stranded in the day world, she calls upon an ancient, unbreakable bond to escape. Only then does she discover the truth: not all day-folk are the same, and the foundations that have guarded the Faeran for eons are under attack.  As forces of unfathomable destruction encroach on her home, Willa must decide who she truly is. To save the day-folk family that has become her own–and lift the curse that has robbed her people of their truth–Willa will meet deadly force with trusted alliance, violence with shelter, and an ever-changing world with a steady heartbeat of courage.  Releases July 10  0 Likes

From #1 New York Times best-selling author Robert Beatty comes a thrilling new series set in the magical world of Serafina. 

Move without a sound. Steal without a trace. 

Willa, a young night-spirit of the Great Smoky Mountains, is her clan’s best thief. She creeps into the homes of day-folk under cover of darkness and takes what they won’t miss. It’s dangerous work-the day-folk kill whatever they do not understand–but Willa will do anything to win the approval of the padaran, the charismatic leader of the Faeran people.

When Willa’s curiosity leaves her hurt and stranded in the day world, she calls upon an ancient, unbreakable bond to escape. Only then does she discover the truth: not all day-folk are the same, and the foundations that have guarded the Faeran for eons are under attack.

As forces of unfathomable destruction encroach on her home, Willa must decide who she truly is. To save the day-folk family that has become her own–and lift the curse that has robbed her people of their truth–Willa will meet deadly force with trusted alliance, violence with shelter, and an ever-changing world with a steady heartbeat of courage.

Releases July 10

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Most Anticipated Fall 2017 Releases

We love new releases, and we have a list a mile long of books with fall release dates.
We're so excited for all of them, but here are a few we are just dying to get our hands on:

New Releases for August

Anne of Green Gables  (BabyLit Collection)  Introduce little ones to beloved redheaded orphan Anne Shirley as they explore Prince Edward Island and the places that Anne loves.  August 22

Anne of Green Gables (BabyLit Collection)

Introduce little ones to beloved redheaded orphan Anne Shirley as they explore Prince Edward Island and the places that Anne loves.

August 22

 
I Carry Your Heart with Me    An adaption of the famous e.e. cummings poem "I Carry Your Heart With Me," now in board book format!   August 22

I Carry Your Heart with Me 

An adaption of the famous e.e. cummings poem "I Carry Your Heart With Me," now in board book format! 

August 22

Uni the Unicorn and the Dream Come True   Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Brigette Barrager reunite to bring us a sparkly, magical sequel to  Uni the Unicorn !  August 29

Uni the Unicorn and the Dream Come True

Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Brigette Barrager reunite to bring us a sparkly, magical sequel to Uni the Unicorn!

August 29

I Survived the American Revolution, 1776  (I Survived #15)  Eleven-year-old Nathaniel Knox is heading to New York City to find his father, but becomes trapped in a terrible gunfight between American and British troops.  August 29

I Survived the American Revolution, 1776 (I Survived #15)

Eleven-year-old Nathaniel Knox is heading to New York City to find his father, but becomes trapped in a terrible gunfight between American and British troops.

August 29

 

New Releases for September

Hooray for Books!   Turtle has looked everywhere for his favorite book, but it's nowhere to be found! Maybe his book was borrowed by Zebra, Owl, Giraffe, Elephant, or Lion. As Turtle searches, his friends offer to share their own favorite stories, but other books just won't do.    September 12

Hooray for Books!

Turtle has looked everywhere for his favorite book, but it's nowhere to be found! Maybe his book was borrowed by Zebra, Owl, Giraffe, Elephant, or Lion. As Turtle searches, his friends offer to share their own favorite stories, but other books just won't do.
 

September 12

Chasing Augustus   "I, Rosie Gillespie, am unsinkable. Here's how I got that way."  September 19

Chasing Augustus

"I, Rosie Gillespie, am unsinkable. Here's how I got that way."

September 19

Wishtree   Funny, deep, warm, and nuanced,  Wishtree  is author Katherine Applegate at her very best—writing from the heart, and from a completely unexpected point of view.  September 26

Wishtree

Funny, deep, warm, and nuanced, Wishtree is author Katherine Applegate at her very best—writing from the heart, and from a completely unexpected point of view.

September 26

Pick the Plot  (Story Thieves #4)  When Owen finds himself stuck in a Pick Your Own Plot story, things get more complicated than ever.  September 26

Pick the Plot (Story Thieves #4)

When Owen finds himself stuck in a Pick Your Own Plot story, things get more complicated than ever.

September 26

 

New Releases for October 

(October is a new release explosion!)

Miguel's Brave Knight   Margarita Engle and Raul Colon come together for a book filled with poems about Spanish writer Cervantes as he grew up and developed the idea for Don Quixote.  October 1

Miguel's Brave Knight

Margarita Engle and Raul Colon come together for a book filled with poems about Spanish writer Cervantes as he grew up and developed the idea for Don Quixote.

October 1

Shai & Emmie Star in Break an Egg!  (A Shai & Emmie Story #1)  The first in a brand-new series about best friends: two third graders who are destined for superstardom.   October 3

Shai & Emmie Star in Break an Egg! (A Shai & Emmie Story #1)

The first in a brand-new series about best friends: two third graders who are destined for superstardom. 

October 3

Ghosts of Greenglass House  (Greenglass House #2)  This exciting sequel to a beloved book is a smart, suspenseful tale that offers ghosts, friendships, and a cast of unforgettable characters, all wrapped up in a cozy mystery.  October 3

Ghosts of Greenglass House (Greenglass House #2)

This exciting sequel to a beloved book is a smart, suspenseful tale that offers ghosts, friendships, and a cast of unforgettable characters, all wrapped up in a cozy mystery.

October 3

H  arry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: The Illustrated Edition   For twelve long years, the dread fortress of Azkaban held an infamous prisoner named Sirius Black. Now he has escaped, and guards heard Black muttering in his sleep, "He's at Hogwarts . . . he's at Hogwarts."  October 3

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: The Illustrated Edition

For twelve long years, the dread fortress of Azkaban held an infamous prisoner named Sirius Black. Now he has escaped, and guards heard Black muttering in his sleep, "He's at Hogwarts . . . he's at Hogwarts."

October 3

Tales from a Not-So-Secret Crush Catastrophe  (Dork Diaries #12)  The series picks up as Nikki counts down to the end of the school year and is questioning how she’ll spend her summer. She faces an even bigger dilemma when she develops a crush on a new classmate.  October 17

Tales from a Not-So-Secret Crush Catastrophe (Dork Diaries #12)

The series picks up as Nikki counts down to the end of the school year and is questioning how she’ll spend her summer. She faces an even bigger dilemma when she develops a crush on a new classmate.

October 17

Beasts Made of Night   A Nigerian-influenced young adult fantasy where mages can pull sin from a guilty party, but at a cost - a cost paid not by the guilty, but by the aki, sin-eaters who must slay the beasts made of guilt.  October 31

Beasts Made of Night

A Nigerian-influenced young adult fantasy where mages can pull sin from a guilty party, but at a cost - a cost paid not by the guilty, but by the aki, sin-eaters who must slay the beasts made of guilt.

October 31

New Releases for November

 

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Illustrated Edition   Proceeds from the sale of this book will go to British charity Comic Relief and J.K. Rowling's international charity, Lumos, which will do magic beyond the powers of any wizard. If you feel that this is insufficient reason to part with your money, one can only hope that passing wizards will feel more charitable if they see you being attacked by a Manticore.  November 7

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Illustrated Edition

Proceeds from the sale of this book will go to British charity Comic Relief and J.K. Rowling's international charity, Lumos, which will do magic beyond the powers of any wizard. If you feel that this is insufficient reason to part with your money, one can only hope that passing wizards will feel more charitable if they see you being attacked by a Manticore.

November 7

Here We Are   Oliver Jeffers offers a rare personal look inside his own hopes and wishes for his child–and in doing so gifts children and parents everywhere with a gently sweet and humorous missive about our world and those who call it home.   Insightfully sweet, with a gentle humor and poignancy, here is Oliver Jeffers’ user’s guide to life on Earth.      November 14

Here We Are

Oliver Jeffers offers a rare personal look inside his own hopes and wishes for his child–and in doing so gifts children and parents everywhere with a gently sweet and humorous missive about our world and those who call it home. Insightfully sweet, with a gentle humor and poignancy, here is Oliver Jeffers’ user’s guide to life on Earth. 

 

November 14