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Spooktacular October Reads...
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Happy Halloween from Algonquin Young Readers!
 
Keep reading for Samantha Mabry's All the Wind in the World sweepstakes (and playlist!), Kelly Barnhill's Newbery acceptance speech for The Girl Who Drank the Moon, excerpts from some of our favorite books, and more!

P.S. If you've seen something you absolutely cannot explain in the dark of night, you'll definitely want to check out our Jumbies Field Guide...
All the Wind in the World Sweepstakes & Playlist!
 

All the Wind in the World Playlist

While you listen, check out Samantha Mabry’s take on a few of the songs included in her playlist:

One of the songs on the officially unofficial/unofficially official All the Wind in the World playlist is “Echo Home” by the Kills. The Kills are my favorite! And this is such a drony, quiet, sort of sad song that reflects the main character’s confusion about her relationship with her boyfriend, James: “Maybe you went out of your mind. You can lose it all if you wanna.”
 
Another song on the officially unofficial/unofficially official All the Wind in the World playlist is “Bring Me Your Loves” by St. Vincent. I love this wild tornado of a song that whips itself up into a frenzy by the end. It’s a good tune to go along with a character and a setting that are both unraveling at the seams.
 
Probably the pinnacle moment of the officially unofficial/unofficially official All the Wind in the World playlist would be “An Ocean in Between the Waves” by the War on Drugs. In the novel, the main character Sarah Jac prides herself on being a runner—she can run fast; she can run long distances, even under the harsh sun. This song reminds me of running, of something that can go at a quick, steady beat for a long, long time. 
 
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Enter for your chance to win All the Wind in the World by Samantha Mabry!
 
Sweepstakes
Watch Kelly Barnhill's Newbery Acceptance Speech! 
 

"I’ve been telling stories my whole life. Most of them outlandish. Most of them outrageous. Most of them strange and odd and misshapen. I can’t help it..." —Kelly Barnhill (The Girl Who Drank the Moon)
 
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Love Stranger Things and Creepy Creatures?

Brush up on jumbies with our field guide by Tracey Baptiste!

"The most important thing to know about jumbies is that they are often very tricky. They thrive on being able to fool their victims, so most of them look like regular people—at first glance. So to tell whether someone is a regular person or a jumbie, you have to look very closely."
 
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Listen to an Excerpt from The Dire King!
 


The Dire King—William Ritter's thrilling conclusion to the New York Times bestselling series the Chicago Tribune called “Sherlock Holmes crossed with Buffy the Vampire Slayer”—sends the eccentric detective and his indispensable assistant into the heart of a war between magical worlds.
 

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Start Reading The Walls Around Us!
 

"Ori’s dead because of what happened out behind the theater, in the tunnel made out of trees. She’s dead because she got sent to that place upstate, locked up with those monsters. And she got sent there because of me..." —The Walls Around Us (the #1 New York Times bestseller by Nova Ren Suma)
 
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