I’m so excited to share that “Adrian Simcox Does NOT Have a Horse” is a Top 10 Indie Next pick for fall 2018! This is a list created by independent booksellers. There’s nothing I like better than browsing around a little indie bookstore, especially when the bookseller (quite often the owner) is there to talk books. I was recently in a tiny Ohio town where this happened. I commented on what a great selection of picture books the owner had, and she pulled the book, “We Do Not Eat Our Classmates” by Ryan T. Higgins off the shelf to show me. She talked about how she’d done a storytime the night before with that book, and how kids just loved it. It is definitely a wonderful book, especially for back-to-school!
In the past week, I’ve had a number of indie booksellers reach out to me to say how much they loved the book, and it truly means so much. Of course there are times when we’re going to click a button to place an order, whether on Amazon or some other seller. Of course I’ve done that myself. But having a conversation, seeing books lovingly curated, holding the books in your hands and flipping through the pages as we make our decisions, is so much better.
Make sure to check out all the books on this list, from picture book through YA, for some great reads.