TASTE | @kateevangelista | YA Paranormal | @cm_press | http://bit.ly/Vhi44K

About the Parties

The release of a new book is something to celebrate. Each story winging out into the world deserves a communal "HURRAH!" We're tapping into the power of Twitter, a social network, to spread the buzz about new books for kids, teens, and tweens.

Each author or illustrator who wants a party agrees to spread the news about the other books (do your best, no stress), and we welcome any and all bookies, booksellers, or bloggers to celebrate also. It's easy to set the party up to happen automatically in your twitter stream or you may hand-tweet your kudos as well. Join us on Twitter to get started -- you'll find us at @bookbday.


Photo courtesy of pasotraspaso via Creative Commons.

Master List of Titles

Here's the master list of books that launched or will launch with a TWITTER BOOK BIRTHDAY PARTY (room for a few more, so send @bookbday your info!)

WE TWEET A TOAST TO ...


261. July 31, 2012
CIRCLE OF SILENCE | @CarolTanzman | YA | @HarlequinTeen | http://bit.ly/M29CFD

262. August 14, 2012
INTENTIONS | @DHeiligman | YA | @randomhousekids | http://bit.ly/NSZXjc

263. August 28, 2012
ME AND MOMMA AND BIG JOHN | @mararockliff | PB | @candlewick | http://bit.ly/PnGS6r

PARTIES WE ALREADY THREW:

1. June 23, 2009
ALIBI JUNIOR HIGH | @GregLogsted | MG | @SandS | http://bit.ly/Yq1pe

2. July 1, 2009
WHERE THE MOUNTAIN MEETS THE MOON | @pacylin | MG | @LBKids | http://bit.ly/V1exQ

3. July 1, 2009
LETTERS TO LEONARDO | @deescribe | YA | Walker Books Australia | http://bit.ly/eFIT6

4. July 7, 2009
LIBERTY PORTER, FIRST DAUGHTER | @juliadevillers | MG | SandS | http://bit.ly/U4SlZ

5. July 7, 2009
EYES LIKE STARS | @lisamantchev | YA | Feiwel and Friends | http://bit.ly/xTRk6

6. July 7, 2009
CRASH INTO ME | Albert Borris | YA | Simon Pulse | http://bit.ly/FZliP

7. July 9, 2009
KEENA FORD AND THE FIELD TRIP MIX-UP | @melissathomson | CB | Dial | http://bit.ly/UWRmq

8. July 9, 2009

THE HOMESCHOOL LIBERATION LEAGUE | @lucykfrank | Dial | MG | http://bit.ly/2of2pW

9. July 10, 2009
WHAT'S NEW AT THE ZOO? | @jwbooks | Sylvan Dell | PB | http://bit.ly/bVFui

10. July 14, 2009
WHEN YOU REACH ME | @Rebstead | Random House | MG | http://bit.ly/11ySn3

11. July 21, 2009
BALLADS OF SUBURBIA |@writerstephanie | YA | MTV Books | http://bit.ly/JYOIc

12. July 21, 2009
BUG BOY | @ericluper | YA | FSG | http://bit.ly/vziyU

13. July 28, 2009
THE CLEVER STICK | @johnlechner | PB | Candlewick | http://bit.ly/vziyU

14. August 1, 2009
DEAD GIRL IN LOVE | @LindaJoySinglet | YA | Flux | http://bit.ly/aHGfE

15. August 1, 2009
SACRED SCARS | @kdueykduey | YA | S&S | http://bit.ly/11CPB7

16. August 1, 2009
TROY HIGH | @shananorris | YA | Amulet | http://bit.ly/RTGTS

17. August 4, 2009
COOL DOG, SCHOOL DOG | @DHeiligman | PB | Marshall Cavendish | http://bit.ly/13YoAS

18. August 11, 2009
JUMPING OFF SWINGS | @JoKnowles | YA | Candlewick | http://bit.ly/12maNW

19. August 11, 2009
TRIPLE FAULT | @jessicaburkhart | MG | Aladdin MIX | http://bit.ly/CJgAI

20. August 11, 2009
HOW DO YOU WOKKA-WOKKA? | @ehbluemle | PB | Candlewick Press | http://bit.ly/VKP94

21. August 15, 2009
THE SONG AND THE SORCERESS | @mswriterkim | YA | Hadley Rille | http://bit.ly/IRqr3

22. August 19, 2009
WHEN MIKE KISSED EMMA | @ckmarciniak | YA | Wild Rose Press | http://bit.ly/9Q2g5

23. August 25, 2009
RAMPANT | @dpeterfreund | YA | HarperTeen | http://bit.ly/llT2d

24. August 25, 2009
TESS'S TREE | illus. by @peterhreynolds | PB | HarperCollins | http://bit.ly/120vqK

25. August 25, 2009
ANOTHER FAUST | @DinaNV @DanielNayeri | YA | Candlewick | http://bit.ly/10avlF

26. August 25, 2009
TRICKS | @EllenHopkinsYA | YA | McElderry Books | http://bit.ly/HhrEb

27. September 1, 2009
UNDER THE SNOW | @mstewartscience | PB-NF | Peachtree | http://bit.ly/2WWIwa

28. September 1, 2009
THE BRILLIANT FALL OF GIANNA Z . | @KateMessner | MG | Walker Books | http://bit.ly/MAn1z

29. September 1, 2009
THE MILES BETWEEN | @marypearson | YA | Henry Holt | http://bit.ly/Tmg2Z

30. September 1, 2009

OPERATION YES | @SaraLewisHolmes | MG | Scholastic | http://bit.ly/B11MX

31. September 1, 2009
HATE LIST | @JenniFunny | YA | Little Brown | http://bit.ly/15uKZs

32. September 1, 2009
THE SWEETHEART OF PROSPER COUNTY | @jillsalexander | YA | Feiwel and Friends | http://bit.ly/K26HO

33. September 7, 2009
CRAZY BEAUTIFUL | @LaurenBaratzL | YA | Houghton Mifflin |

34. September 7, 2009
DRAGON SPEAKER: THE LAST DRAGON | @CherylRainfield | YA (hi-lo) | HIP Book | http://bit.ly/kVk5I

35. September 8, 2009
FOOD, GIRLS, AND OTHER THINGS I CAN'T HAVE | YA | Egmont-USA | @allenzadoff | http://bit.ly/2SfwV

36. September 9, 2009
SMUDGE'S MARK | @claudiaosmond | YA | Simply Read | http://bit.ly/KtI4Z

37. September 14, 2009
ONCE A WITCH | @CMacCullough | YA | Clarion | http://bit.ly/pN7Az

38. September 15, 2009
SMALL ADVENTURE OF POPEYE AND ELVIS | @barbaraoconnor | MG | FSG | http://bit.ly/7YAjR

39. September 15, 2009
GIVE UP THE GHOST | @megancrewe | YA | Henry Holt | http://bit.ly/EF8mi

40. September 22, 2009
THE UNFINISHED ANGEL | @ciaobellacreech | MG | HarperCollins | http://bit.ly/anAxP

41. September 22, 2009
THE HUNCHBACK ASSIGNMENTS | @arthurslade | YA | Random House | http://bit.ly/1N1LMr

42. September 25, 2009
SOAP, SOAP, SOAP | @dulemba | PB | Raven Tree | http://bit.ly/iAf54

43. September 29, 2009
NUGGET ON THE FLIGHT DECK | @PatriciaNewman | PB | Walker | http://bit.ly/pGvTS

44. September 29, 2009
DUPLIKATE | @cherrycheva | YA | HarperTeen | http://bit.ly/xh3Lg

45. September 29, 2009
EVIDENCE OF ANGELS | @suzascalora | YA | HarperCollins | http://bit.ly/xh3Lg

46. October 1, 2009
ONCE WAS LOST | @sarazarr | YA | Little Brown | http://bit.ly/37q30

47. October 2, 2009
SPLITSVILLE | @sheliamgoss | YA | Urban Books | http://bit.ly/pja43

48. October 5, 2009
HOW DO YOU GET A MOUSE TO SMILE? | @smalltails | PB | Star Bright | http://bit.ly/17Mc1Z

49. October 6, 2009
ICE | @sarahbethdurst | YA | S&S | http://bit.ly/4eeddg

50. October 12, 2009
THE NAVEL OF THE WORLD | @pj_hoover | MG | Blooming Tree | http://bit.ly/wpU5U

51. October 13, 2009
FAT CAT | @RobinBrande | YA | Knopf | http://bit.ly/12mbOe

52. October 15, 2009
BEAR-LY THERE | @Rebekah_Raye | PB | @TilburyHouse | http://bit.ly/mADZc

53. October 19, 2009
FLASH BURNOUT | @lkmadigan | YA | Houghton Mifflin | http://bit.ly/aBXQp

54. October 19, 2009
GOTH GIRL RISING | @barrylyga | YA | Houghton | http://bit.ly/2Z9oCX

55. November 21, 2009
GIRL ON THE OTHER SIDE | @deborahkerbel | YA | Dundurn Press | http://bit.ly/1HI4Fy

56. November 30, 2009
NEXUS POINT | @ursulasquid | YA | Cyberwizard Productions | http://bit.ly/1oXXZW

57. December 1, 2009
WHAT'S THE BIG IDEA? | @helainebecker | PB-NF | Maple Leaf | http://bit.ly/1Zbhz8

58. December 8, 2009
CHINESE HISTORY STORIES | @reneeatshens | MG-NF | Shen's Books | http://bit.ly/58Ej3V

59. December 8, 2009
THE PILLOW BOOK OF LOTUS LOWENSTEIN | @lotuslowenstein | YA | Delacorte

60. January 1, 2010
EIGHTH GRADE SUPERZERO | @olugbemisola | MG | Scholastic | http://bit.ly/8cDGHJ

61. January 5, 2010
BLEEDING VIOLET | @diareeves | YA | Simon Pulse | http://bit.ly/6npfbN

62. January 5, 2010
CHASING BROOKLYN | @Lisa_Schroeder | YA | Simon Pulse | http://bit.ly/6rmx35

63. January 6, 2009
QUIZ BOOK FOR BOYS | @helainebecker | MG-NF | Scholastic | http://bit.ly/5WfjUP

64. January 7, 2010
THE TOTAL TRAGEDY OF A GIRL NAMED HAMLET | @erindionne | MG | Dial | http://bit.ly/58Z25s

65. January 12, 2010
THE FIRE STONE | @RileyCarney | MG | BookLight | http://bit.ly/57zHZy |

66. January 26, 2010
TAKE TWO | @juliadevillers | YA | Aladdin | http://bit.ly/5i0jqL

67. February 4, 2010
THE NAUGHTY LIST | @suzanne_young | YA | Razorbill | http://bit.ly/89Ci35

68. February 9, 2010
LIFE OF GLASS | @jilliancantor | YA | @HarperTeen | http://bit.ly/bhwRtQ

69. February 9, 2010
GONE | @lisa_mcmann | YA | @SimonPulse | http://bit.ly/bhwRtQ

70. February 9, 2010
RHYTHM AND BLUES | @codejill | YA | Doubleday Canada | http://bit.ly/69DmLS%20

71. February 23, 2010
RISE OF THE DARKLINGS | @paulcrilley | MG | @EgmontUSA | http://bit.ly/cQz555

72. February 23, 2010
WINNITOK TALES 1 | @patrickdoud | YA | North Atlantic | http://bit.ly/and2zi

73. March 1, 2010
OVER AT THE CASTLE | @boniashburn | PB | @Abrams_BYR | http://bit.ly/bBZhrT

74. March 1, 2010
BIG NIGHT FOR SALAMANDERS | @sarahlamstein | PB | Boyds Mills | http://bit.ly/9niyti

75. March 2, 2010
FORGET-HER-NOTS | @amybrecountwhit | YA | @HarperCollins | http://bit.ly/dAz3bD

76. March 9, 2010
ESCAPING THE TIGER | @LauraManivong | MG | @HarperCollins | http://bit.ly/aY8JNm

77. March 9, 2010
SAVING MADDIE | @varianjohnson | YA | Delacorte | http://bit.ly/aq9chL

78. March 9, 2010
THE DEAD-TOSSED WAVES | @CarrieRyan | YA | Delacorte | http://bit.ly/9QGcsq

79. March 9, 2010
I FOOLED YOU | @michelleknudsen, et al | MG  | Candlewick | http://bit.ly/d0vsFB

80. March 9, 2010
IT'S RAINING CUPCAKES | @lisaschroeder | MG | Aladdin | http://bit.ly/bYFjpr

81. March 9, 2010
VINTAGE VERONICA | @ericaperl | YA | http://bit.ly/cMITsY%20

82. March 11, 2010
LYNN VISIBLE | @juliadevillers | MG | Dutton | http://bit.ly/c7GnxM

83. March 14, 2010
LITTLE MAINE | @jeanniebrett | Board Book | Sleeping Bear | http://bit.ly/9bqB5D

84. March 19, 2010
HOPPA'S BIG MOVE | @culturattikids | PB | Culturatti Ink | http://bit.ly/bjcyzk

85. March 23, 2010
BRIGHTLY WOVEN | @alexbracken | YA | EgmontUSA | http://bit.ly/att17V

86. March 23, 2010
THE WILD WILD INSIDE: A VIEW FROM MOMMY'S TUMMY | @KateFeiffer | PB | S&S |  http://bit.ly/coQj4w

87. March 24, 2010
SCARS | @cherylrainfield | YA | Westside | http://bit.ly/aWUzSS

88. March 30, 2010
ILLEGALLY BLONDE | @nelsaroberto | YA | Great Plains  | http://bit.ly/cNNxlr

89. March 31, 2010
GRANDMA'S PEAR TREE | @suesantillan | PB | Raven Tree |

90. April 1, 2010
A PLACE FOR FROGS | @mstewartscience | PB-NF | @PeachtreePub | http://bit.ly/bybYX6

91. April 1, 2010
SHADOW | @jennymckmoss | YA  | @Scholastic | http://bit.ly/9EYDWI

92. April 3, 2010 
SHARK VS. TRAIN | @bartography | PB | @littlebrown | http://bit.ly/9Bbobd 

93. April 12, 2010
A SPY IN THE HOUSE | @yinglee | YA | @Candlewick | http://bit.ly/cqoLul

94. April 13, 2010
THE OWL KEEPER | @CBrodienJones | MG | Delacorte | http://bit.ly/a8i3Ab

95. April 13, 2010
THE CINDERELLA SOCIETY | @KayCassidy | YA | @EgmontUSA | http://bit.ly/ccCK7p

96. April 15, 2010
THE TIMEKEEPER'S MOON | @jonisensel | MG Fantasy | @bwkidshttp://bit.ly/ciqZzu

97. April 16, 2010
THEODOSIA: EYES OF HORUS | @rllafevers | MG | @hmhbookshttp://bit.ly/bivB9Q

98. April 27, 2010
THIS IS ME FROM NOW ON | @Barbaradee2 | MG | @SimonKidsYA | http://bit.ly/dA2eHg

99. April 29, 2010
THIEF EYES | @innaj | YA Fantasy | @RandomHouseKids | http://bit.ly/b4Sudb

100. May 1, 2010
HAILEY TWITCH IS NOT A SNITCH | @laurenbarnholdt | CB | @Sourcebooks | http://bit.ly/co9SqE

101. May 10, 2010
COMPROMISED | @heidiayarbe | YA | @HarperTeen | http://bit.ly/bVswZR

102. May 11, 2010
THE RISE OF RENEGADE X | @kaerfel | YA | @EgmontUSA | http://bit.ly/bjJegg

103. May 12, 2010
POOP HAPPENED! | @sarahalbee | MG-NF | @BloomsburyUSA | http://bit.ly/9BF37O

105. June 1, 2010
FORGIVE MY FINS | @teralynnchilds | YA | @HarperTeen | http://bit.ly/cfR1f7

106. June 1, 2010
CEDRIC AND THE DRAGON | @NVCrittenden | PB | Alma Little | http://bit.ly/aDapru

107. June 8, 2010
SETH BAUMGARTNER'S LOVE MANIFESTO | @ericluper | YA | @BalzerandBray | http://bit.ly/cBUpbh

108. June 8, 2010
DECEPTION | @LeeXNichols | YA | @BloomsburyUSA | http://bit.ly/cI7jYH

109. June 9, 2010
NICE AND MEAN | @JessicaLeader | MG | Aladdin |  http://bit.ly/ajpbbo

110. June 9, 2010
CROSSED OUT | @ixtumea | YA | Lachesis | http://bit.ly/c4k1u8

111. June 10, 2010
SEA | @SeaHeidi | YA | @PenguinTeen | http://bit.ly/9519YW

112. June 22, 2010
QUEEN OF SECRETS | @jennymeyerhoff | YA | FSG |

113. June 22, 2010
WAYFARER | @rj_anderson | YA | @HarperTeen |

114. June 22, 2010
TELL ME A SECRET | @hollycupala | YA | @HarperTeen |

115. June 22, 2010
13 TO LIFE | @shannon_delany | YA | St. Martin's |

116. June 28, 2010
THE GHOST AND THE GOTH | @staceykade | YA | Disney-Hyperion |

117. July 1, 2010
LIFE, AFTER | @sarahdarerlitt | YA | Scholastic | http://bit.ly/aM2u8w

118. July 1, 2010
THE BIG SWAT | @artofdavid | PB | @Charlesbridge | http://bit.ly/dCUzkj

119. July 1, 2010
BAMBOO PEOPLE | @mitaliperkins | YA/MG | @Charlesbridge | http://bit.ly/cuS2Ss

120. July 2, 2010
SELLOUT | @ebonyjoy | YA | @Scholastic | http://bit.ly/cNrynL


121. July 6, 2010
DOODLEBUG: A NOVEL IN DOODLES | @doodlebugkry | MG | @friendsatfeiwel | http://bit.ly/9JDXJ6

122. July 6, 2010
ONE NIGHT THAT CHANGES EVERYTHING | @laurenbarnholdt | YA | @SimonYA | http://bit.ly/aZbLJ2

123. July 6, 2010
LING AND TING | @pacylin | Chapter Book | @LBSchool | http://bit.ly/ahftYR

124. July 15, 2010
ENRIQUE ESPARZA AND THE BATTLE OF THE ALAMO | @susanwrites | PB | Millbrook | http://bit.ly/aNuo6o

125. July 20, 2010
ANIMAL HOUSE | @CandaceRyan | PB | Walker | http://bit.ly/9oQzLd

126. August 1, 2010
MISS FORTUNE | @brandidougherty | MG | Scholastic |
 
127. August 1, 2010
DOTTY | @ericaperl | PB | Abrams |

128. August 16, 2010
KARMA BITES | @stacy_kramer | YA | @HMHBooks | http://bit.ly/aFuNV1

129. August 18, 2010
THE WATER STONE | @RileyCarney | MG Fantasy | Booklight | http://bit.ly/b07rYV

130. August 21, 2010
SMOKY AND THE FEAST OF MABON | @WendyMartinArt | PB | Magical Child | http://bit.ly/9SmRYg

131. August 24, 2010
BLACK HOLE SUN | @thunderchikin | YA | Greenwillow | http://bit.ly/aq7jjQ

132. August 24, 2010
BAXTER, THE PIG WHO WANTED TO BE KOSHER | @laurelsnyder | PB | Tricycle | http://bit.ly/aRm9Bo

133. August 25, 2010
CLEOPATRA RULES! | @valvearshecter | NF/MG | Boyds Mill | http://bit.ly/bwPakJ

134. August 31, 2010
THE FANTASTIC SECRET OF OWEN JESTER | @barbaraoconnor | MG | FSG/Frances Foster

135. September 1, 2010
THE LITTLEST CHRISTMAS STAR | @brandidougherty | PB | Cartwheel | http://bit.ly/aHlzU3

136. September 7, 2010
LOSING FAITH | @denisejaden | YA | @SimonKidsYA | http://bit.ly/9MFQnu

137. September 7, 2010
MY NAME IS NOT ISABELLA | @jenfos | PB | @Sourcebooks | http://bit.ly/csQAi8

138. September 7, 2010
LITTLE CHIMP'S BIG DAY | @Lisa_Schroeder | PB | @SterlingBooks  | http://bit.ly/dx6YgZ

139. September 7, 2010
THE FAMILIARS | @the_familiars | PB | @harperchildrens  | http://bit.ly/cj3TT1

140. September 8, 2010
HALF UPON A TIME | @_JamesRiley_ | MG | @SimonKidsYA  | http://bit.ly/apIrYD

141. September 14, 2010
HUNCHBACK ASSIGNMENTS: THE DARK DEEPS | @arthurslade | YA | @randomhousekids | http://bit.ly/d4z18j

142. September 14, 2010
MILO: STICKY NOTES and BRAIN FREEZE  | @alansilberberg | MG | @SimonKidsYA | http://bit.ly/9cI4v0

143. September 15, 2010
LEONARDO'S MONSTER | @jane_sutcliffe | NF / PB | @PelicanPub | http://bit.ly/cLdDFp

144. September 15, 2010
BEDTIME MONSTER | @heatherayris and @BonnieAdamson | PB | Raven Tree | http://bit.ly/9nuhyw

145. September 15, 2010
THERE WAS AN OLD LADY WHO SWALLOWED SOME BUGS | @johnettemusic | PB | @PelicanPub | http://bit.ly/b8aBEZ

146. September 16, 2010
KEENA FORD AND THE SECRET JOURNAL MIX-UP | @melissathomson | CB | Dial | http://bit.ly/dqIFF2

147. September 28, 2010
PENNY DREADFUL | @laurelsnyder | MG | @randomhousekids | http://bit.ly/dtGcgy

148. September 28, 2010
RISE OF THE DARKLINGS | @paulcrilley | MG | @EgmontUSA | http://bit.ly/cQz555

149. September 29, 2010
GABBY AND GATOR | @jamesburksart | Graphic Novel | @HachetteBooks |
http://bit.ly/bMNgno

150. September 30, 2010
THE GIGANTIC SWEET POTATO | @storyconnection | PB | @pelicanpub | http://bit.ly/c8KJtB 

151. October 1, 2010
NIGHTSHADE CITY | @hilarywagner1 | MG | @HolidayHouseBks | http://bit.ly/auQdUm

152. October 1, 2010
KEEP OUT! | @heleneboudreau | CB | @nimbuspub | http://bit.ly/9iGgSt

153. October 1, 2010
ARCHVILLAIN | @barrylyga | MG | @Scholastic | http://bit.ly/bOt0Sn

154. October 1, 2010
THE MYSTERY OF THE CYBER BULLY | @Marty_Chan | MG | @Thistledown | http://bit.ly/bvzXJc

155. October 5, 2010
THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS IN GEORGIA | @dulemba @SusanSpain | PB | @SterlingBooks | http://bit.ly/c6lBpP

156. October 6, 2010
OGG AND BOB | @maryannfraser | PB | @marshallcav | http://bit.ly/9iiJNR

157. October 12, 2010
PLEASE IGNORE VERA DIETZ | @AS_King | YA | @RandomHouseKids | http://bit.ly/aDAUqe

158. October 12, 2010
ENCHANTED IVY | @sarahbethdurst | YA | @SimonKidsYA | http://bit.ly/dB9mMI

159. October 14, 2010
TRANCE | @gerbsan | YA | @PenguinTeen | http://bit.ly/bUciSx

160. October 16, 2010
THE NECROPOLIS | @pj_hoover | MG | Cbay Books | http://bit.ly/cD9lEI

161. October 19, 2010
THE CANDYMAKERS | @ | MG | @LittleBrown | http://bit.ly/bOZE1P

162. November 9, 2010
SARASWATI'S WAY | @MonikaSchroeder | MG | @FSG_Books | http://bit.ly/bWvqzu

163. November 9, 2010
SELLING HOPE | @ktubb | MG | @FriendsatFeiwel | http://bit.ly/drftD8

164. November 11, 2010
HOLLER LOUDLY | @ | PB | Dutton @PenguinUSA  |

165. November 23, 2010
WHEN THE STARS GO BLUE | @BarbFerrer | YA | St. Martin's Press | http://bit.ly/cNP1iX

166. December 1, 2010
REAL MERMAIDS DON'T WEAR TOE RINGS | @HeleneBoudreau | MG | @Sourcebooks | http://bit.ly/cxy0Te

167. December 7, 2010
EDGES | @lenaroy | YA | FSG | http://bit.ly/e0tbZS

168. January 4, 2011
SLICE OF CHERRY | @ | YA | Simon Pulse | http://bit.ly/dZX4VZ

169. January 6, 2011
ARROW | @ | MG | Orchard Books UK | http://bit.ly/ebr0hF

170. January 8, 2011
THE LATTE REBELLION | @ | YA | @FluxBooks | http://bit.ly/dHFiaP


171. January 25, 2011
BLESSED | @ | YA | @ |

172. January 25, 2011
DROUGHT | @ | YA | @ |


173. February 1, 2011
RIBBIT RABBIT | @CandaceRyan | PB | @bwkids | http://bit.ly/hgZi3o

174. February 8, 2011
WILL WORK FOR PROM DRESS | @Sascha_Zuger | YA | @egmontusa | http://bit.ly/hyzfsF

175. February 22, 2011
DEADLY | @juliechibbaro | YA Historical Fiction | @SimonTeen | http://bit.ly/hIKQ0e

176. February 22, 2011
ARGUS | @ | PB | @ | http://bit.ly/fyuZ9f

177. March 1, 2011
SHOES FOR ME! | @ | PB | @MarshallCav | http://bit.ly/gCml4l

178. March 2, 2011
EXPOSED | @kimberlymarcus | YA | @randomhousekids | http://bit.ly/ekE6pZ

178. March 7, 2011
THE WIND STONE | @RileyCarney | MG | BookLight Press | http://t.co/cbvujwA

179. March 8, 2011
PLAYING HURT | | YA | @FluxBooks | http://bit.ly/fMUrZx

180. March 8, 2011
LIKE MANDARIN | @kirstenhubbard | YA | @RandomHouseKids | http://bit.ly/f5ofPW

181. March 8, 2011
MY NAME IS NOT ALEXANDER | @jenfos | PB | @Sourcebooks | http://bit.ly/gAhnHa

182. March 22, 2011
JOE AND SPARKY, SUPERSTARS! | @Jamiemichalak | CB | @Candlewick | http://t.co/Vw05B3S

183. Apri1 1, 2011
CHICKEN BUTT'S BACK | @ericaperl | PB | @Abramsbooks | http://t.co/XMD7KHa

184. Apri1 5, 2011
A MILLION MILES FROM BOSTON | @kldaycom | MG | @RandomHouseKids | http://bit.ly/gTEAvg

185. Apri1 5, 2011
FAERIE WINTER | @innaj | YA | @RandomHouseKids | http://t.co/qnz7kgl 

186. Apri1 15, 2011
SINKING DEEPER | @ | YA | @ | http://bit.ly/hVIFyo

187. April 19, 2011
TRAUMA QUEEN | | MG | @SimonKidsYA | http://bit.ly/hUdqIl

188. April 19, 2011
LITTLE CHICKEN'S BIG DAY | @KatieDavisBurps | PB | @SimonKidsYA | http://bit.ly/f032gi

189. May 1, 2011
MYSTERY OF THE MISSING LUCK | @ | CB | @ |

190. May 3, 2011
JEREMY BENDER VS. THE CUPCAKE CADETS | @ericluper | MG | @BalzerandBray | http://bit.ly/imzcpU


191. May 17, 2011
THE EMERALD CASKET | @RichardNewsome | MG | @WaldenPondPress | http://bit.ly/iFb3VO

192. May 18, 2011
THE LOOK BOOK: 50 ICONIC BEAUTIES ... THEIR SIGNATURE STYLES | | YA | @ZestBooks | http://bit.ly/jAKdH7

193. June 8, 2011
SIRENZ | YA Fantasy | Flux | and   | http://bit.ly/lW2Ebt

194. June 14, 2011
WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU O.J. | @ericaperl | MG | @randomhousekids | http://t.co/Zne5isP

195. June 14, 2011
 ABCs OF LESSER-KNOWN GODDESSES | | coloring book | | http://bit.ly/irmNhJ

196. June 21, 2011
A NEED SO BEAUTIFUL | @suzanne_young | YA | @BalzerandBray | http://bit.ly/gmo5jn

197. June 21, 2011
OTTO: THE BOY WHO LOVED CARS | and | PB | | http://bit.ly/jA4mZQ

198. June 21, 2011
PARADISE | @jillsalexander | YA | @FriendsatFeiwel | http://bit.ly/mMBmLd

199. July 8, 2011
BESTEST. RAMADAN. EVER. | | YA | @FluxBooks | http://bit.ly/k9DfFQ

200. July 12, 2011
SASS + SERENDIPITY | @zieglerjennifer | YA | @randomhousekids | http://bit.ly/lPvBZB

201. July 19, 2011 
SMALL TOWN SINNERS | @melissacwalker | YA | @BloomsburyPub | http://bit.ly/jJ3htq

202. July 26, 2011
AND THEN THINGS FALL APART | | YA | @SimonTeen | http://bit.ly/qJAoNj

203. August 1, 2011
WANT TO GO PRIVATE? | @SarahDarerLitt | YA | @Scholastic | http://bit.ly/nhk9go

204. August 1, 2011 
CLEOPATRA'S MOON | @valvearshecter | YA | @AAL_Books | http://bit.ly/r1o79S

205. August 2, 2011 
PETER NIMBLE & HIS FANTASTIC EYES |   | MG | | http://bit.ly/n1YYPN

206. August 4, 2011
THE IMPLOSION OF AGGIE WINCHESTER | @larazielin | YA | @putnambooks | http://bit.ly/oILnLH

207. August 15, 2011
THE HOUSE THAT WITCHY BUILT | | PB | | http://bit.ly/ncn2qj

208. August 23, 2011
ESTIE THE MENSCH | | PB | @RandomHouseKids | http://bit.ly/nZJdOg

209. August 23, 2011
TANTALIZE: KIEREN'S STORY | | YA | @Candlewick | http://bit.ly/nfoq15

210. September 7, 2011
13 GIFTS | | MG | @Scholastic | http://bit.ly/qk4Nqr

211. September 13, 2011
HUNCHBACK ASSIGNMENTS 3: EMPIRE OF RUINS | | MG/YA | @RandomHouseKids | http://bit.ly/pR5kU6

212. September 13, 2011
THE LITTLE CHRISTMAS ELF | | PB | @randomhousekids | http://bit.ly/pKCxiC

213. September 13, 2011
THE ONLY ONES | @AaronStarmer | MG/YA | @randomhousekids | http://bit.ly/qOVLd3


214. September 13, 2011
DRINK, SLAY, LOVE | @sarahbethdurst | YA | @simonteen | http://bit.ly/oGrZoy
 
215. September 15, 2011 
BLUE CHICKEN | @ | PB | Viking |

216. September 27, 2011
THE MEPHISTO COVENANT | | YA | | http://bit.ly/qee7m8

217. September 27, 2011
BREADCRUMBS | @anneursu  | MG Fantasy | @waldenpondpress | http://bit.ly/ogLjK8

218. September 30, 2011
BLUE FROG: THE LEGEND OF CHOCOLATE | | PB | | http://bit.ly/pWbrNi

219. September 30, 2011
THE CHRISTMAS CATS | @fairysockmother | PB | @pelicanpub | http://bit.ly/pYWDZ3

220. September 30, 2011
GALAXY GAMES: THE CHALLENGERS |  | MG | @TuBooks  | http://galaxygam.es/

221. October 1, 2011
BARNABAS BIGFOOT: A CLOSE SHAVE | @marty_chan | MG | @ReadThistledown | http://bit.ly/oR9lOD

222. October 3, 2011
EVERYBODY SEES THE ANTS | @AS_King  | YA | @lbschool | http://bit.ly/ncR8Bz

223. October 11, 2011
AROUND THE WORLD | @MattPhelanDraws | Graphic Novel | @Candlewick | http://bit.ly/qXRYcO

224. October 11, 2011
A DOG IS A DOG | | PB | @ChronicleBooks | http://bit.ly/nlwp5E


225. November 15, 2011
MANGAMAN | @ | YA (graphic novel) | @HMHBooks |

226. November 15, 2011
WE DINE WITH CANNIBALS | @ca_london | MG | @penguinkids | http://bit.ly/rsqRwG

227. November 22, 2011
DANCERGIRL | @CarolTanzman | YA | @HarlequinTeen |

227. December 13, 2011
RUTH THE SLEUTH AND THE MESSY ROOM | @cekster | PB | Character Publishing | http://bit.ly/t1L2rA

228. December 19, 2011
HUNTED | | YA paranormal  | WestSide | http://bit.ly/rBjPPX

229. January 3, 2012
 DON'T BREATHE A WORD | @hollycupala | YA | @HarperTeen | http://bit.ly/AdbF8b

230. January 5, 2012
DRAGONSWOOD | @JanetLeeCarey | YA Fantasy | Dial Books | http://bit.ly/xjyWBq


231. January 24, 2012
DIABOLICAL | @CynLeitichSmith | YA | @Candlewick | http://bit.ly/z8LISG



232. January 24, 2012
THE WAY WE FALL | @MeganCrewe | YA | @DisneyHyperion | http://bit.ly/z83GWy

233. February 1, 2012
THE GREAT MOLASSES FLOOD |  @DeborahKops | MG NF | @Charlesbridge | http://bit.ly/wc1pbc

234. February 16, 2012
A DIAMOND IN THE DESERT |  @Kfitzmaurice | MG | @VikingBooks | http://bit.ly/xvbsK7

235. February 21, 2012
ISABELLA GIRL ON THE GO |  @jenfos | PB | @Sourcebooks | http://bit.ly/zk02Av

236. February 28, 2012
THE ASTRO OUTLAW |  @DavidAKelly | CB | @RandomHouseKids | http://bit.ly/wVBpXG 

237. March 1, 2012
SILLY FRILLY GRANDMA TILLIE | @LaurieAJacobs | PB | @FlashlightPress | http://bit.ly/yhtvaS


238. March 1, 2012
A DRESS FOR ME! | @SueFliess | PB | @MarshallCav | http://bit.ly/z2cvon

239. March 1, 2012
PLUNKED | @mdnorthrop | MG | @Scholastic | http://bit.ly/zoccSC

240. March 10, 2012
BURIED: A GOTH GIRL MYSTERY | @LindaJoySinglet | YA | @FluxBooks | http://bit.ly/wGXXQy 

241. March 15, 2012
CELEBRITY | @gerbsan | MG | @PenguinTeen | http://bit.ly/w9ohb3

242. March 15, 2012
PAPARAZZI | @gerbsan | MG |@PenguinTeen | http://bit.ly/ADtGrn

243. March 27, 2012
NEVERSINK | @wolvertonhill | MG | @WaldenPondPress | http://bit.ly/zpvbuH

244. March 28, 2012
VODNIK | @bmoorebooks | YA | @tubooks | http://bit.ly/GTmc7y

245. April 3, 2012
I HUNT KILLERS | @barrylyga | YA | @lbteens |

246. April 10, 2012
MOO HOO | @CandaceRyan | PB | @bwkids | http://bit.ly/HO93vx

247. April 10, 2012
THE PRINCESS OF TRELIAN | @michelleknudsen | MG | @Candlewick | http://bit.ly/HFFjD8

248. April 23, 2012
QUEEN OF THE TRACK |  PB | Boyds Mills @Highlights | @hblang | http://bit.ly/I7fpa0
 
249. May 1, 2012
REAL MERMAIDS DON'T HOLD THEIR BREATH (book 2) | @HeleneBoudreau | MG | @jabberwockykids | http://bit.ly/JTQ5mA

250. May 1, 2012THE HERO'S GUIDE TO SAVING YOUR KINGDOM | @ChristophrHealy | MG | @WaldenPondPress | http://bit.ly/JOgAZJ

251. May 10, 2012
DUCK SOCK HOP | @janekohuth | PB | @PenguinKids | http://bit.ly/IHjWzc

252. May 15, 2012
THE MASK OF DESTINY | @RichardNewsome | MG | @WaldenPondPress | http://bit.ly/IHjpxp 

253. May 15, 2012
FROM WHAT I REMEMBER | @stacy_kramer | YA | @DisneyHyperion | http://bit.ly/JOgilC

254. May 22, 2012
MADHATTAN MYSTERY | @JohnJBonk | MG | @bwkids | http://bit.ly/JfjOWb

255. May 22, 2012
WHERE DO DIGGERS SLEEP AT NIGHT? | @BriannaSayres | PB | @RandomHouseKids | http://bit.ly/JOgS2N

256. June 14, 2012
TOKYO HEIST | @DianaRenn | YA | @PenguinTeen | http://bit.ly/LiB51u

257. July 6, 2012
TONS OF TRUCKS | @suefliess | PB | @HMHKids |  http://bit.ly/M1QTEY


258. July 10, 2012
NEVER ENOUGH | @denisejaden | YA | @SimonPulseCA |  http://bit.ly/N1Fyt1


259. July 10, 2012
THE SCORPIONS OF ZAHIR | @CBrodienJones | MG | @RandomHouseKids | http://bit.ly/PmJXbF

260. July 31, 2012
TIME OUT FOR MONSTERS! | @jeanreidy | PB | @DisneyHyperion | http://ow.ly/ac2ou



Genre key: PB = Picture Book, CB = Chapter Book, MG = Middle Grade, YA = Young Adult, NF = Nonfiction.
Photo courtesy of pasotraspaso via Creative Commons.

How to Auto-Party

Here's an easy step-by-step guide to auto-tweeting these parties (for even the most twitter-challenged.) Remember, you don't have to auto-tweet -- you can re-tweet the book parties on your own, too.

1. Sign up for twitterfeed, an application which automatically posts an rss feed to your twitter stream.

2. Click on "Create New Feed." Call it "Twitter Book Parties." Enter the RSS feed for this blog: http://feeds2.feedburner.com/TwitterBookParties

3. Update Frequency: Choose every 30 minutes and post up to 1 new update.

4. Leave "Post Link" UNCHECKED.

5. Post Content: Include "description only."

6. Post Sorting: Post new items based on "guid" and CHECK "feed is sorted."

7. Post Prefix: Enter something short and pithy like "Twitter Book Party!"

6. Post Suffix: Enter "#bookbday"

One post will show up in your twitter stream to indicate to me that you're an auto-partier. From then on, blog posts from this blog will tweet from your stream in this simple format: TITLE | @twitterhandle | genre | publisher | bit.ly link to IndieBound | #bookbday.

Feel free to send personalized messages of admiration and delight to the author or illustrator on publication day as well.

For Authors or Illustrators

If you're on twitter and have written or illustrated a traditionally published book for children or teens that's about to be published, follow @bookbday, and DM or direct message the publication date | TITLE | @twittername | genre | publisher (Genre key: PB = Picture Book, CB = Chapter Book, MG = Middle Grade, YA = Young Adult, NF = Nonfiction.) I'll need at least a week in advance of your launch date to get the party set up.

The day your book releases (full list here), we'll spread the news, raise a glass, break out the chocolate, and virtually party with you. I’ll also provide a link to an independent bookseller of your choice (send me the link featuring your book) or to IndieBound so that thousands of tweeps can buy your book. In exchange, you agree to re-tweet toasts to the other books as often as you can -- do your best, don't stress out.

Make it easy to tweet these parties.
Since this is a one-woman job for now (it's me, Mitali Perkins, most recently the author of BAMBOO PEOPLE from Charlesbridge and SECRET KEEPER from Delacorte, but I welcome other party planners who want to help), I've tried to keep this simple. Follow these instructions, and each twitter party will appear automatically in your twitter stream on the day of each book's release. Feel free to send personalized messages of admiration and delight to the author or illustrator on publication day as well.

The Buzz on our Parties

Press

Shelf Awareness reported on our parties on 9/29/09 with a piece by Jennifer M. Brown called Happy Book B'day to You, Tweet Tweet.

Publisher's Weekly
covered our parties with a lovely article by Judith Rosen on 8/13/09.


School Library Journal featured a piece called, "Toasting New Titles on Twitter" on 2/1/10.

Tweets from the fĂȘted authors:

Deborah Heiligman (COOL DOG, SCHOOL DOG): Biggest story for me on twitter: #bookbday for Cool Dog, School Dog. I had to upgrade my website 'cause of traffic!

Mary Pearson (THE MILES BETWEEN): Usually pub day is pretty quiet but with #bookbday I felt like a brass band had shown up at my door to help me celebrate. I'm still smiling.

Jennifer Brown (HATE LIST): I was blown away by my #bookbday! So many well-wishes, so many great new followers! It was a real party & made my big day even more special.

John Lechner (THE CLEVER STICK): #Bookbday was a great experience. The supportive tweets from friends and strangers were so wonderful, & helped spread the word about my book.

Eric Luper (BUG BOY): Usually launch day is a quiet Tuesday, but thanks to #bookbday, it was exciting and action-packed!

Kate Messner (THE BRILLIANT FALL OF GIANNA Z.): Went hiking in the Adirondacks to celebrate my book's release day and returned home to an explosion of happy #bookbday messages! I loved sharing the day and having that connection with readers and other writers.

Kim Vandervort (THE SONG AND THE SORCERESS): Celebrating release of Song and the Sorceress with my twitter #bookbday was great fun! Excellent promo for my book, & made new friends too!

Melissa Thomson (KEENA FORD): Bookbdays have made me feel like I'm part of a great community of authors & others in the book world. And my #bookbday was such fun!

Jill Alexander (THE SWEETHEART OF PROSPER COUNTY): From the initial tweet to the retweets, THE SWEETHEART OF PROSPER COUNTY found new audiences thanks to the #bookday bump.

Dina Nayeri Viergutz (ANOTHER FAUST): Having a book birthday was wonderful! I came home to find 100 messages, which was so uplifting. Being out of the country I didn't get to have a big celebration, and the twitter party made me feel so happy and not removed from it.

Christine Marciniak (WHEN MIKE KISSED EMMA): #bookbday made my launch day extra special. It was wonderful to know all these people were celebrating my book release with me.

Melissa Stewart (UNDER THE SNOW): So many people reached out to me and made the day truly special. Plus I connected with a half dozen new followers.

Diana Peterfreund (RAMPANT): I had a great experience! I love the auto posts and I got lots of feedback the day of mine. It's a great program!

Sara Lewis Holmes (OPERATION YES): #Bookbday = fun day, plus loads of interesting new readerly tweeters to follow later. Also: fuel for my TBR pile. :)

Jo Knowles (JUMPING OFF SWINGS): #bookbday was a wonderful online launch party with friends and strangers sending cheers throughout the day. It was a terrific way to both celebrate and spread the word about my new book.