Our booth at the Los Angeles Times Book Festival on April 22nd and 23rd was filled with readers and fans who came to meet author Christine Taylor Butler and the crew in Booth 715. If you missed this opportunity, stay tuned. We look forward to seeing you next time!

In the meanwhile, you can order the books online at or Barnes & Noble.

Booth 715 Saturday morning

Our booth was ready for visitors early on Saturday morning.

It didn’t look that way a few hours earlier.
Here’s Booth 715, next to our neighbors, HarperCollins.

Christine Taylor Butler

We were honored to have author Christine Taylor Butler in our booth … and she was delighted to talk with so many fans of her books!

It takes time to select just the right book.

Christine Taylor Butler (left) enjoyed talking with Angie Thomas (right) in the HarperCollins booth, about her first book, The Hate U Give.

A big thanks to everyone in the Move Books booth!
From left to right: Destiny, Justine, Olivia, and author Christine Taylor Butler.
You made it fun to talk about books on a beautiful April weekend in Los Angeles!





SafeCoverFront72dpiTribesFrontCover72dpiMove Books author, Christine Taylor-Butler will be featured speaker at the world science fiction convention. Named “MidamericonII” the convention will be hosted in Kansas City from August 16-21. This is a great chance to also see stars such as George RR Martin, Tamora Pierce, Charlaine Harris,  Tui Sutherland, Sarah Beth Durst, Sage Blackwood, and many more. The convention will be held in Helsinki, Finland next year so this is a great chance to see stars up close.

Stop by Christine’s booth or the SFWA table to buy a signed copy of The Lost Tribes and get a special sneak peek at the newest installment in the Lost Tribes – SAFE HARBOR. We’ll  change to win an advanced reader copy (ARC).

Click here for Christine’s schedule: or see below:


Wednesday Aug 17, 2016

8:00 PM

Reading: Christine Taylor-Butler   30 minutes |  8:00 PM – 8:30 PM, Kansas City Convention Center, 2202 (Readings)
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Thursday Aug 18, 2016

Friday Aug 19, 2016

5:00 PM

Sunday Aug 21, 2016


We are pleased to announce that Assembly for Adolescent Literature of NCTE (ALAN) has extended an invitation for two Move Books authors to speak at their national convention in Minneapolis, MN.

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Monday, November 23, 2015 from 3:45 to 4:10

Paul Greci (@paulgreci) – Move Books
Estelle Laure (@starlaure) – Houghton Mifflin Harcout
Goldy Moldavski (@goldywrites) – Scholastic, Inc.
Leah Thomas (@blunderkinder) – Bloomsbury
Nicola Yoon (@NicolaYoon) – Randomhouse

Walter M. Mayes (@walterGMS) The Girl’s Middle School


Tuesday, November 24, 2015 from 11:00am to 11:30am

Michael Buckley (@michaelwbuckley) – Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Alexander Gordon Smith (@AGSmith_Author) – Macmillan Children’s Publishing
Roland Smith (@RolandCSmith) – Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Christine Taylor-Butler (@ChristineTB) – Move Books

Kellee Moye (@kelleemoye)


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Enter the 5-Day Challenge with The Lost Tribes, and have a chance to WIN BOOKS and/or a SKYPE visit with the author! All forms should be emailed to

Contest Rules, Eligibility, and Entry form are posted below. 

Challenge Rules and Eligibility


Challenges and hints will be posted 11am Eastern Standard Time (8am pst) at
OR USE THE LINKS BELOW FOR EACH PUZZLE (All challenges are available until April 10th)

Challenge 1: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 :

Challenge 2: Friday, March 27, 2015;

Challenge 3: Monday, March 30, 2015.

Challenge 4: Wednesday, April 1, 2015.

Challenge 5: Friday, April 3, 2015.

Deadline to submit your answers is April 10th (submit all five on same entry.)

Here’s a peek at the first challenge. Hints and more on the Lost Tribes Website.



Although we are also promoting this event on Facebook, this challenge is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. By entering, you are absolving Facebook of any responsibility.


Our two newest books are now available for pre-order.

Surviving Bear Island by Paul Greci, Illustrated by Jim Madsen

The Lost Tribes by C. Taylor-Butler. Illustrated by Patrick Arrasmith


The Mapmaker’s Sons and Salamaine’s Curse by VL Burgess. Illustrated by Jon Berkeley.


Lose yourself in an adventure with Move Books.




…“Surviving Bear Island” follows in the vein of books like “Hatchet,” by Gary Paulsen, in which a young boy finds himself alone in the woods, forced to rely on only what he has with him (several times, Greci lists those things), his knowledge of what’s around him — which isn’t always firsthand — and his own wits. Greci has spent time in Prince William Sound, and it shows. He describes Tom’s gradual initiation from the comforts of civilization into stark necessity and the natural world in a way kids will be able to relate to….

“Surviving Bear Island” is an exciting book outdoors-minded boys and girls both will enjoy, and Southeast Alaskans will find a lot they can relate to. It’s fast paced enough to keep reluctant readers’ attention, but it also avoids oversimplification while communicating real-life dilemmas in understandable ways.” ~ Mary Catharine Martin, Book Reviewer for Capital City Weekly.

Juneau Empire, January 18, 2015

Read the full text here:


Move Books is on the “move!”

Congratulations to debut author, Paul Greci!  His novel, Surviving Bear Island was chosen for the Junior Library Guild program.

Surviving Bear Island

by Paul Greci

Disaster strikes while Tom and his father are kayaking in Alaska’s Prince William Sound, stranding Tom alone on a remote island with just a small emergency kit.

Level “HIM” (High Interest Middle)

For Grades 5–8
These exciting, age-appropriate fiction and nonfiction titles will appeal to even the most reluctant middle-school readers.
Perfect for: 
Middle schoolers who have difficulty finding books that interest them. Appealing and accessible

See Paul’s book here: Junior Library Guild

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Move Books is proud of this recognition of our high quality books for boys. Enjoy!


Kirkus Media has just released its reviews of our newest additions to the Move Books family. It’s a home run for both! We are honored to be selected. Congratulations to our authors, C. Taylor-Butler and Paul Greci!

” . . . a promising start to what should be an exciting and unusual sci-fi series.”

“. . . a terrific thrill on the page.”

(click author’s name to see review on the Kirkus site)



Review date: Jan. 2015

TribesFrontCover72dpiA boy, his sister and their three friends discover that their parents—and they themselves—are not what they seem.

When their uncle challenges seventh-grader Ben and his little sister, April, to beat a special computer game in a week, they employ the help of their neighborhood friends: Grace, Carlos and Serise. Together, the kids race against time to decode hieroglyphics, avoid booby traps and collect ancient artifacts. But as the game continues, it becomes strange, as does their parents’ behavior. They begin to feel they’re actually in the projected images of far-off locations—and sometimes they see their parents while there. But that doesn’t make sense….Though the mystery is spoilered by the flap copy, the fact that the characters don’t figure things out immediately makes sense within the context of the story. While the real action comes toward the last half of the book, the first half should keep readers (at least those who avoid the spoiler) engaged as the game is so interesting. And while Ben is likable, he’s no fearless leader but a fallible boy who does his best to be courageous in frightening situations. That the main characters are of diverse ethnic origins is laudable and a breath of fresh air, as is the lack of stereotypes and clichés.

Well-written and well-paced: a promising start to what should be an exciting and unusual sci-fi series. (Science fiction. 10-14)

Publishers note: The spoiler that appeared on reviewer’s copies of The Lost Tribes has been removed from the book jacket.



Review date: Jan. 2015

Bear Island coverA fateful kayaking trip forces Tom to grow up fast while he faces dangers he only ever dreamed about.

When his mother died in a biking accident three years ago, Tom had to struggle to find his way back to a normal life. Dad was no help, as he reacted to the loss of his wife by shutting down and shutting out the rest of the world. But a kayaking trip in Alaska’s Prince William Sound seems to be a turning point for the two of them, a chance to start living the rest of their lives as a family again. Unfortunately, a choppy sea and a bad accident rip them apart, and Tom is forced to struggle for his own survival on Bear Island. Facing starvation, injury and the eponymous bears, Tom relies on the hope of finding his father to get him through his ordeal. Greci delivers a compelling narrative that manages to keep a quick pace despite being built around one character alone in the wilds. Flashbacks to the moments before the accident and memories of life before the trip work well to explain certain plot points and to add texture and meaning to the first-person narrative. The tension is well-crafted and realistic.

Bear Island is a challenging environment to survive but a terrific thrill on the page. (Adventure. 9-14)



The Connecticut Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce has awarded Move Books with a technology grant. The Entrepreneurial Grant Program for Women In Business was developed and funded by Women in Networking (WIN) and will go a long way to helping Move Books grow our business.

WIN was formed in 2002 by a successful group of businesswomen to share hurdles unique to women in business as well as provide them with professional referrals and advice to learn and grow their businesses.

We are grateful for this acknowledgement and look forward to the launch of our next two titles in March 2015.

Wishing each of you a successful and prosperous year……Eileen Robinson, Publisher – Move Books.