Catalog Creepin Spring/Summer 2013: Macmillan, Tor Teen, St. Martin’s Griffin, Bloomsbury-Walker’s Children & more!

Catalog Creepin’ is a feature here at The Perpetual Page-Turner that was inspired by the “Books to Pine For” feature over at Kristi’s blog and really fueled by my obsession with scouring catalogs from my favorite publishers to see what upcoming books I should be adding to my already-ready-to-topple-over To Be Read list. Each Catalog Creepin’ post will spotlight a different catalog from my favorite publishers and their imprints. I won’t be covering all publishers — just my personal favorites whether they be the big honchos or smaller publishing houses.


This time around I’m talking about the Macmillan group (& their imprints including Tor Teen, St. Martin’s Griffin, Henry Holt, Roaring Book Press) and Bloomsbury-Walker.



Replica by Jenna Black (July 16, 2013 – Tor Teen)

I don’t read a TON of science fiction (this has started to change this year) but this one looks SO intriguing. I feel like I’ve been reading a lot of books lately about replicas or clones and I haven’t grown weary of it yet!








Bubble World by Carol Snow (July 30, 2013 – Henry Holt)

Ok, I first saw this because the cover was just  so…bizarre? I don’t know but it sounds REALLY fascinating! Freesia lives a perfect life  on this beautiful island but lately strange things have been happening — random occurances like blackouts, disappearing people and things not exactly looking the same.






Love In The  Time  of Global  Warming by Francesca Lia Block (August 27, 2013 – Henry Holt)

The catalog labels this as science fiction and the description sounds ripe with creatures and some sort of journey or quest. It doesn’t really give much beyond that but I kind of like that — you know, sort of like going in blind.






Imperfect Spiral by Debbie Levy (July 16 2013 – Walker’s Children)
This looks kind of intense! The MC is babysitting and the 5 year old runs into traffic to get a ball and is tragically killed. She gets caught up in all the drama of the case but really just wants to be alone and move toward healing. I have a feeling tissues will be in order but this may be the one I’m anticipating the most!







Brother, Brother by Clay Carmichael (August 20th, 2013 – Roaring Book Press)

This looks like a really great coming of age story. After the MC’s grandmother dies, he finds out some truths about his family and comes to know that he has a twin brother who is the son of a powerful politician and who is in the limelight for his drug overdose. He treks to North Carolina to learn more about his family and the brother he’s never known.








All Our Pretty Songs by Sarah McCarry (July 30, 2013 – St. Martin’s Griffin)
Two best friends find themselves both falling for a cute & mysterious musician. The two grapple with the important of their friendship or the irresistible lure of love.  Jack, the musician, has awakened ana ancient evil with his music and the girls find themselves wrapped up in a mythical world they’ve never known existed. YAY mythology blended in contemporary! I’m excited to see what sorts of mythological creatures and baddies we’ll meet.







The Wall by William Sutcliffe (June 4th 2013 – Walker’s Children)

I’m not one who reads MG too often but this one just really intrigued me. Joshua lives in a town that is guarded by a wall with a heavily guarded entrypoint to keep out the enemies. He finds a tunnel that leads outside of the  Wall and it’s too tempting to not explore what is on the other side. I was really intrigued by the fact that it says this book is “set in a tense reality closely mirroring Israel’s West bank”







No cover: Taste Test by Kelly Fiore (Bloomsbury-Walker Children’s): Top Chef-esque competition meets YA? Heck yes! And I HEAR that it even has recipes in it!

Which ones are you most excited for?? Any other 2013 releases from Macmillan or any of their imprints that may have flown off my radar?

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Jamie is a 32 year old married lady (with a new baby!!) who is in denial that she's actually that old to be a married lady and a mom. When she's not reading you can find her doing Pilates followed by eating ice cream, belting out Hamilton (loud and offkey) and having adventures with her husband, daughter and rescue dog.


  1. Great list! Just added a bunch of these to my TBR on GR. I’m especially interested in reading Imperfect Spiral!

    Merry Christmas!! 🙂

  2. Ooh, Imperfect Spiral & All our Pretty Songs both sound pretty good. I’ll definitely keep those in mind.

  3. OMG, I love catalog surfing posts – other bloggers seem to be so much better at finding interesting upcoming books than I am! I hadn’t heard of The Wall or Bubble World yet, but both look great.

  4. Thanks for this post, Jamie! I just added a few of these, and remembered that I was already psyched for the others. 🙂

  5. Yeah I could spend hours browsing catalogs!

  6. OMG — new Francesca Lia Block?!?! SO excited for that one!!!!

  7. Wait, they make book Catalogs from publishing companies of new books coming out?! I’ve never heard of this – being a new blogger this makes me very excited! Where do find these catalogs? I’m going to ask google. Google will help me! ha ha! Thank you!

    And I haven’t heard of any of those books… I will also have to investigate some of them as well because from what you posted those sound like they would be a good read!

  8. Look what you’ve done…I’ve now added a whole bunch more books to my TBR!! The only one I’d heard of was All Our Pretty Songs and it made it to my TBR based solely on the cover (there was no synopsis yet)…now I know I definitely need to read it!

    I really like this feature!

  9. yaaay new books . i hate u
    i want brother brother and All Our Pretty Songs

  10. The cover of the Francesca Lia Block is AMAZING.

    Something interesting about THE WALL is that our UK counterparts are publishing it simultaneously as middle grade and also as an adult book! Our indie bookstore sales reps also spoke up about how much they loved it at our sales conference.

    TASTE TEST is so much fun! I sped through it. Awesome for anyone who likes reality TV, as you know I do.

    I’m really anxious to read ALL OUR PRETTY SONGS–I’ve read the author’s blog for a while (it’s called the rejectionist, but I’m not sure if she still calls it that–she might have changed over to her real name.)

  11. So I may or may not have added most of these titles to my Goodreads TBR. Tsk tsk Jamie, you are so bad for my book habit… But I love you loads anyway 😉