Available ARCs

These Advanced Reading Copies are available ONLY to current Denver Metro area 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.)

All Out: The No-Longer-Secret Stories of Queer Teens Throughout the Ages edited by Saundra Mitchell (1 copy)

All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater (1 copy)

Bad Girls with Perfect Faces by Lynn Weingarten (1 copy)

Before I Let Go by Marieke Nijkamp (15 copies)

Gemina by Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff (1 copy)

For Everyone by Jason Reynolds (2 copies)

Take the Fall by Emily Hainsworth (1 copy)

Tradition by Brendan Kiely (4 copies)



The Colors of the Rain by R. L. Toulon (1 copy)

The Crossroads by Alexandra Diaz (1 copy)

Deep Water by Watt Key (1 copy)

Drum Roll, Please by Lisa Jenn Bigelow (1 copy)

The Empress by S. J. Kincaid (2 copies)

How to Deal: Tarot for Everyday Life by Sami Main, Marisa de la Pena (Illustrator) (1 copy)

The Last to Let Go by Amber Smith (7 copies)

Period: Twelve Voices Tell the Bloody Truth (4 copies)

The Red Ribbon by Lucy Adlington (1 copy)

Roses and Radicals: The Epic Story of How American Women Won the Right to Vote by Susan Zimet, Todd Hasak-Lowy (1 copy)

Sunny by Jason Reynolds (1 copy)

Worthy by Donna Cooner (1 copy)



The Adventurers Guild #2 Twilight of the Elves by Zack Loran Clark, Nick Eliopulos (1 copy)

Applewhites Coast To Coast by Stephanie S. Tolan, R. J. Tolan (1 copy)

Arlo Finch in the Valley of Fire by John August (2 copies)

Arts and Thefts by Allison K. Hymas (1 copy)

Big & Little Questions (According to Wren Jo Byrd) by Julie Bowe (3 copies)

The Boggart Fights Back by Susan Cooper (6 copies)

Bone Jack by Sara Crowe (1 copy)

Caleb & Kit by Beth Vrabel (2 copies)

The Camelot Code by Mari Mancuso (1 copy)

Captain Superlative by J. S. Puller (1 copy)

Case Closed: Mystery in the Mansion by Lauren Magaziner (1 copy)

The Chosen Ones (Worldquake #2) by Scarlett Thomas (1 copy)

City of Islands by Kali Wallace (1 copy)

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

Daniel Coldstar by Stel Pavlou (1 copy)

Dragon Bones (Unwanteds Quests #2) by Lisa McMann (3 copies)

Echo's Sister by Paul Mosier (4 copies)

Estranged by Ethan M. Aldridge (1 copy)

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

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

Jazz Owls: A Novel of the Zoot Suit Riots by Margarita Engle (1 copy)

The Land of Yesterday by K. A. Reynolds (1 copy)

The Last Battle (Secondhand Heroes #3) by Justin Larocca Hansen (1 copy)

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

The List by Patricia Forde (1 copy)

Love Like Sky by Leslie C. Youngblood (1 copy)

Lucy Castor Finds Her Sparkle by Natasha Lowe (1 copy)

The Mad Wolf's Daughter by Diane Magras (1 copy)

The Magician and the Spirits by Deborah Noyes (1 copy)

Nightbooks by J. A. White (1 copy)

Oakwing: A Fairy's Tale by E. J. Clarke (1 copy)

Orphan Train Girl by Christina Baker Kline (2 copies)

Pablo and Birdy by Alison McGhee (1 copy)

Peasprout Chen, Future Legend of Skate and Sword by Henry Lien (1 copy)

Peeves by Mike Van Waes (2 copies)

Planet Jupiter by Jane Kurtz (2 copies)

R is for Rebel by J. Anderson Coats (2 copies)

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

The Rhino in Right Field by Stacy DeKeyser (1 copy)

Riders of the Realm #1: Across the Dark Water by Jennifer Lynn Alvarez (2 copies)

The Rose Legacy by Jessica Day George (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)

Sam the Man & the Dragon Van Plan by Frances O'Roark Dowell, Amy June Bates (Illustrator) (6 copies)

Sanity & Tallulah by Molly Brooks (1 copy)

Secret Sisters of the Salty Sea by Lynne Rae Perkins, (1 copy)

The Seismic Seven by Katie Slivensky (1 copy)

Shai & Emmie Star in Dancy Pants! by Quvenzhane Wallis, Nancy Ohlin (With), Sharee Miller(Illustrator) (14 copies)

Sing Like Nobody's Listening by Allison Gutknecht (1 copy)

Skulduggery Pleasant (Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 1) by Derek Landy (1 copy)

So Done by Paula Chase (1 copy)

Speechless by Adam P. Schmitt (1 copy)

Spindrift and the Orchid by Emma Trevayne (1 copy)

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

Stuck in the Stone Age (Story Pirates Present #1) by Geoff Rodkey, the Story Pirates, Hatem Aly (Illustrator) (1 copy)

The Thrifty Guide to the American Revolution (Handbook for Time Travelers #2) by  Jonathan W. Stokes (1 copy)

The Thrifty Guide to Ancient Rome (Handbook for Time Travelers #1) by  Jonathan W. Stokes (1 copy)

Time Tracers: The Stolen Summers by Annabeth Bondor-Stone, Connor White (1 copy)

The Turning by Emily Whitman (3 copies)

The Treasure of Mad Doc Magee by Elinor Teele (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)

Why Can't I Be You by Melissa Walker (1 copy)

William Wenton and the Secret Portal by Bobbie Peers (1 copy)

A World Below by Wesley King (1 copy)

Zap by Martha Freeman (1 copy)






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The Beast Is an Animal Cover Image
ISBN: 9781481488419
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - February 28th, 2017