TLA 2020 VIRTUAL SUMMER OF LEARNING: Welcome to the Holiday House & Pixel+Ink Booth!

Hello, Texas Librarians!

We are so excited to have you join us at the Holiday House & Pixel+Ink booth at this year’s TLA Virtual Summer of Learning.

To continue our education and development, we are so pleased to be with you during TLA Virtual’s Summer of Learning! We can’t wait to share with you some of the books, author interviews, and downloadable resources that we have prepared for you.

Whether you are looking for upcoming titles to add to your libraries, searching for supplemental resources or thematic title groupings, or excited to watch behind-the-scenes videos from our authors or illustrators, you have come to the right place!

Come on in and look around! You’re always home with Holiday House.

Holiday House & Pixel+Ink Book Buzz—Summer & Fall 2020!

We don’t usually have an opportunity to share many of our late Summer and Fall books with you at the TLA Spring Conference, but we made sure to put something together to share these exceptional books virtually this year!

Holiday House & Pixel+Ink Book Buzz—TLA Edition!

These selections were some of the wonderful books we had planned to share with you at this year’s conference in March, but we are pleased to share them here!

Our Authors Want to Talk to You, Texas Librarians!

Barry Wittenstein, author of A PLACE TO LAND: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Speech that Inspired a Nation, is here to talk about his research process and the story that inspired him to write this book.

Roxie Munro, author & illustrator of DIVE IN!: Swim with Sea Creatures at Their Actual Size, is here with a behind–the–scenes look at how she created her newest book and her artistic process.

Author Christina Uss, whose debut, THE ADVENTURES OF A GIRL CALLED BICYCLE was a Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List selection, has a new middle grade novel out: THE COLOSSUS OF ROADS. Christina is here to talk about the quirky characters of her newest fun, heartfelt read.

Hannah West, author of the Nissera Chronicles, talks about the series’s final book, PALACE OF SILVER, and her upcoming supernatural thriller, THE BITTERWINE OATH. Check out her video!

Cassandra Rose Clarke, author of FORGET THIS EVER HAPPENED, discusses her upcoming LGBTQ+ #OwnVoices novel—speculative horror at its finest. Watch it here!

During this time, we have made our 2020 books available for review on Edelweiss, so no one misses out on these wonderful stories. All the benefits of picking up galleys in the show floor, without having to carry them home afterwards!


If you are on an ALA or Texas state award committee and would like to see any of these books for award consideration, please email Nicole Benevento with the award name, book(s) requested, and the committee’s email list.

All submissions are digital at this time.


Please reach out to us at, and we will send you a list of books that meets your needs and interests!

One of our favorite parts of the TLA Conference is chatting with all of you wonderful librarians about what kinds of books your school, library, community needs most. Even though we can’t be in the booth with you, we don’t want to miss out on this opportunity.