Watch This: The "More Than This" book trailer (Candlewick Press)

Here's the enticing book trailer that will help pull you into the opening of More Than This, Patrick Ness' pretty definitively stunning new novel coming in October from Candlewick Press. It's shaping up to be one of my favorite novels of the year.

Patrick Ness, I hasten to add, is the author of the Chaos Walking trilogy (The Knife of Never Letting Go, The Ask And The Answer, Monsters of Men) and the standalone novel A Monster Calls.  So if you haven't read him yet, you've got some catching up to do.

More Than This
by Patrick Ness
Candlewick Press | 9780763662585 | $19.99 | Oct 2013

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An early review of More Than This in The Guardian UK. (Spoiler alert!)

Watch This: The Secret Garden book trailer

One of my favorite books to talk about this past season with bookstore buyers has been The Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Coloring Book, which is just on sale as of last week. The AMAZING publisher Laurence King put it together with Johanna Basford.

As cool as it looks here on screen, you pretty much have to see the finished book to believe it. Great paper textures, foil details on the cover, lots of coloring and seek-and-find activities within.

The Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Coloring Book
by Johanna Basford
Laurence King / Chronicle Books | 9781780671062 | $14.95 | March 2013

See some interior pages at the publisher's page for the book.

Movie trailer: Red Tails (ties in with upcoming paperback from Oxford University Press, Freedom Flyers)

George Lucas is producing, Anthony Hemingway is directing, from a story by George Lucas, screenplay by John Ridley and Aaron McGruder. Cuba Gooding, Ne-Yo, Terrence Howard, Bryan Cranston star.

Movie opens January 20, 2012. The new paperback pubs in early January. Watch the trailer, read the book, see the movie.

Freedom Flyers: The Tuskegee Airmen of World War II
by J. Todd Moye
Oxford University Press | 9780199896554 | $17.95 | Jan 2012

The book at OUP USA's site.