It’s official: you can now order a copy of Wild Things & Castles in the Sky: A Guide to Choosing the Best Books for Children, and it will arrive at your house—an actual book you can hold, and read, and smell!
Another fun thing that’s now available: a new episode of the Square Halo podcast, in which co-editors Leslie Bustard, Carey Bustard, and I discuss children’s books, this book, and various and sundry other things.
And as this book makes its way out into the world, I thought I’d share with you a few fun, book-promote-y resources I think you might enjoy:
- Byron Borger of Hearts & Minds Bookstore wrote a wonderful review of the book (Wild Things is featured at the bottom of the post). If you’re still not sure what this book is, exactly, his detailed and enthusiastic description will illuminate it for you. Bonus: you can order the book (at a discount!) through the Hearts & Minds website.
- Jonathan Rogers interviewed Leslie on the Habit podcast recently, and their discussion about the book (and many other things) is delightful.
- Calla Press published an excerpt from Leslie’s lovely introduction to the book.
- The Rabbit Room shared Katy Hutson Bowser’s chapter on fairy tales.
- Contributor Matthew Clark read his essay on his own podcast, One Thousand Words (that one’s worth subscribing to!).
- Both Leslie and Square Halo Books have been sharing sneak-peeks of the book and introductions to the book’s essayists on Instagram.
- The Square Halo blog is chock full of wonderful Wild Things book lists!
And these four all gave it five-star reviews over the dinner table:
So, where can you order a copy? The best place to get it right now is directly through Square Halo Books or through Hearts & Minds Bookstore (scroll to the bottom of that link for a discount code and ordering instructions).
And if you go to places like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Christianbook.com, ThriftBooks, or Bookshop and add the book to your cart, that shows those big guys that people are interested in the book and helps us get it listed on their sites. Reviews are helpful too, as are shares on social media and so forth! We’d be so grateful for anything you’re willing to do to help us introduce other readers to the book (and, thus, to the beautiful books mentioned within it).
Lastly: thank you all so much for your support and encouragement! For all your wonderful book recommendations; for every time you’ve gone in search of a book mentioned here and shared it with your family and friends; for the emails that have arrived just when I considered quitting and—I don’t use this word lightly—literally inspired me to keep writing and reviewing: thank you, thank you. I hope there is a library in the new heavens and the new earth, and that we get to gather there one day and share our favorite stories! I’d love to hug you.