Available ARCs

These Advanced Reading Copies are available to ONLY educators

and you must be approved in order to receive them.

Before a new book comes out, the publisher will print Advanced Reading Copies -- or ARCs, or galleys. These are sent to booksellers across the country as well as industry and media folk in hopes they will buy them for their bookstores, get excited about them and get some press to excite the industry and reading communities. Tattered Cover is very fortunate to not only receive single copies of these books, but often several copies of one title the publisher is especially excited about.

With our siginificant outreach to schools, we're able to provide these to book groups and classrooms as a free resource. In exchange, you must commit to having the group/classes actually read the book in a reasonable amount of time and provide feedback and reviews to the publisher, via Tattered Cover. These go VERY quickly, as you can imagine, but we're always adding more titles. Quantities and titles subject to change. If you're interetsed in any of the below titles, please email Kristen Gilligan.

Please include:

  • Your name 
  • The name of your school
  • The location of your school
  • A list of the title(s) you're interested in
  • Which Tattered Cover location would be most convenient for you to pick them up.


Once approved, you'll get instructions on what to say when you pick them.

Please note that these books aren't to fill your classroom libraries arbitrarily, they're given to us by the publishers in hopes that you'll use them in the classroom to teach, use them for a school book group, etc. and provide feedback and reviews to Kristen Gilligan. Please limit your selection to a handful of titles. About a bagful is typical.

RULES: You absolutely CANNOT sell them. (If we find that they've been sold, you can no longer recieve ARCs from us.) You cannot quote from them. They are yours to keep: add them to the school's library for check-out, classroom libraries, etc. Or, return them so another school has an opportunity to read them.

You can also say "Surprise Me!" and I'll put a bag of ARCs together for you. :) We have a bunch of single titles that aren't on the below list. Just let me know which grades/school type.

Many schools put up a display in their library explaining what they are and why they're awesome... No one has read them before! Here are some photos of those displays:







How to Write a Book Review for Tattered Cover

Reviews should be between 40-60 words. Write 1-2 sentences on what the book is about, then another 1-2 sentences on why you loved it/why you think others will love it. If it works, please also say something like, "If you liked xxx book, you'll love this one." or "If you love xxx author, you'll love this one." Please only write reviews for books you loved and are passionate about. Please send your review in an email to Kristen Gilligan. We publish them on our website on the book's page, create shelf talkers in our stores and send the review to the publisher.


TEEN/YA TITLES (Grades 9 & Up):                

(Keep scrolling down for UPPER ELEMENTARYY/MIDDLE GRADE & MIDDLE SCHOOL titles.)

An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson (6 copies)

Before I Let Go by Marieke Nijkamp (15 copies)

Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills (5 copies)

Now is Everything by Amy Giles (3 copies)

Phoebe Will Destroy You by Blake Nelson (1 copy)

Say No to the Bro by Kat Helgeson (1 copy)

This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada (5 copies)

Winner Takes All by Laurie Devore (2 copies)



The 57 Bus: A True Story by Dashka Slater (8 copies)

All That I Can Fix by Crystal Chan (3 copies)

All the Ways the World Can End by Abby Sher (1 copy)

The Chaos of Standing Still by Jessica Brody (1 copy)

Click'd by Tamara Ireland Stone (1 copy)

Everything All at Once by Katrina Leno (1 copy)

Everything I Know about You by Barbara Dee (3 copies)

The Exact Location of Home by Kate Messner (1 copy)

Kaleidoscope Song by Fox Benwell (1 copy)

Letting Go of Gravity by Meg Leder (2 copies)

The Nowhere Girls by Amy Reed (5 copies)

Twelve Steps to Normal by Farrah Penn (1 copy)

What I Leave Behind by Alison McGhee (3 copies)



ACTIVITY/MARKETING KIT: It Takes a Village (Picture Book) by Hillary Rodham Clinton, Marla Frazee (illustrator) (1 set)

ADA Lace, Take Me to Your Leader by Emily Calandrelli, Tamson Weston (1 copy)

Applewhites Coast To Coast by Stephanie S. Tolan, R. J. Tolan (2 copies)

Big & Little Questions (According to Wren Jo Byrd) by Julie Bowe (4 copies)

Bone Jack by Sara Crowe (2 copies)

Caleb & Kit by Beth Vrabel (3 copies)

Coco Chanel: Pearls, Perfume, and the Little Black Dress by Susan Goldman Rubin (1 copy)

A Crack in the Sea by H. M. Bouwman (2 copies)

The Curse of Einstein's Pencil by Deborah Femke (1 copy)

Dig to Disaster: A Miss Mallard Mystery by Robert Quackenbush (1 copy)

Everything Else in the Universe by Tracy Holczer (1 copy)

Fly Girls: The Daring American Women Pilots Who Helped Win WWII by P. O. Pearson (1 copy)

The Fourth Ruby by James Hannibal (1 copy)

Hope in the Holler by Lisa Lewis Tyre (1 copy)

Humphrey's Treasure Hunt Trouble by Betty G. Birney (1 copy)

Jack & Louisa: Act 3 by Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Kate Wetherhead (2 copies)

Jasper and the Riddle of Riley's Mine by Caroline Starr Rose (2 copies)

The Kids from Planet Z: Crash! by Nancy Krulik (1 copy)

Legends: The Best Players, Games, and Teams in Basketball by Howard Bryant (3 copies)

Life of Zarf: The Troll Who Cried Wolf by Rob Harrell (1 copy)

Love Double Dutch! by Doreen Spicer-Dannelly (1 copy)

The Magician and the Spirits by Deborah Noyes (2 copies)

The Memory of Forgotten Things by Kat Zhang (1 copy)

Orphan Train Girl by Christina Baker Kline (3 copies)

Pablo and Birdy by Alison McGhee (1 copy)

Planet Jupiter by Jane Kurtz (3 copies)

Power Forward by Hena Khan (1 copy)

Puritan Girl, Mohawk Girl by John Demos (1 copy)

Rapunzel and the Lost Lagoon: A Tangled Novel by Leila Howland (1 copy)

Roxie and the Hooligans at Buzzard's Roost by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (1 copy)

Royal Sweets: A Royal Rescue by Helen Perelman (2 copies)

Sprinkle Sundaes: Sunday Sundaes by Coco Simon (2 copies)

Streetcar to Justice: How Elizabeth Jennings Won the Right to Ride in New York by Amy Hill Hearth (1 copy)

Strong Inside (Young Readers Edition): The True Story of How Perry Wallace Broke College Basketball's Color Line by Andrew Maraniss (1 copy)

Thunder Girls: Freya and the Magic Jewel by Joan Holub, Suzanne Williams (2 copies)

Voices from the Second World War: Stories of War as Told to Children of Today (1 copy)

The War Below by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch (1 copy)

Wormwood Mire by Judith Rossell (1 copy)






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ISBN: 9781481488419
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - February 28th, 2017

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