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Discover the Independent Bookshop Week book award shortlists
Michael Morpurgo and Waterstones prize winner David Solomons are among the authors battling it out to be crowned for the children's category of the Independent Bookshop Week book award. They're joined by Patrick Ness, also in the running for this year ...

Germany's beloved children's books: A unique take on 'happily ever after'
Breaking into the children's books market nowadays is a bit like winning the lottery when it comes to many budding authors' aspirations. You get to run wild with your imagination telling narratives that inspire kids and have parents spending money on ...

PW Picks: Books of the Week, April 4, 2016
This book is a powerful story of exposing and confronting emotional scars in order to move forward. With emotional honesty and the precision of a seasoned journalist, Connors explores her own trials coping with the aftermath of rape, which leave the ...

10 American books nominated for Russian literary prize
This year the longlist features 31 books from different authors all around the world, from India to the U.S.. The winner will receive 1 million rubles ($15,000) and the translator of the novel into Russian will win 200,000 rubles. Among the nominees ...

8 Books You Need to Read This April
Each month, Boris Kachka offers nonfiction and fiction book recommendations. You should read as many of them as possible. Kill 'Em and Leave: Searching for James Brown and the American Soul, by James McBride (Spiegel & Grau, April 6) The author of ...

The epic task of bringing the enigmatic Elena Ferrante's books to life
But the deal to dramatise the four-book series by the pseudonymous writer known as Elena Ferrante comes with a peculiar catch. To protect the closely guarded secret of Ferrante's true identity, the award-winning novelist and screenwriter will have to ...

Barcelona's Most Romantic Day of the Year Involves Books and Cocktails
While Americans shower their loved ones with chocolates and flowers on Valentine's Day, lovers in Barcelona trade roses and books on St. Jordi Day on April 23 . One mixologist is taking the holiday one step further and creating his own literature ...

10 books you have to read in April
In Benjamin Warner's utterly terrifying thriller, a town's water supply mysteriously dries up all at once, and a married couple does increasingly desperate and terrible things to survive. Warner's descriptions are so visceral, this book is not for the ...

My 10 Favorite Books: Rufus Wainwright
For his bookshop and website One Grand Books, the editor Aaron Hicklin asked people to name the 10 books they'd take with them if they were marooned on a desert island. The next in the series is the singer Rufus Wainwright, whose new album, “Take All ...

Debt Collectors Are Going After San Jose Families With Overdue Library Books
Patrons face a fee of $0.50 a day for each overdue book, and a $20 processing charge per lost item. Anyone who racks up debts higher than $10 loses check-out and computer privileges. Charges over $50 are automatically turned over to a debt collections ...

TV? Books? (An)drew Chapman is busy writing both
Drew Chapman's "King of Fear" is the second in a series of books about the tech-savvy high-finance-savvy spy Garrett Reilly. Chapman is one of the panelists at the Literary Orange festival on Saturday, April 2, 2016. Courtesy of Andrew Chapman ...

When It Comes To Talking Sex, Young Adult Books Can Be A Parent's Best Friend
You probably remember that discredited Rolling Stone story about an alleged fraternity rape, or the coverage of a Columbia University student who carried around a mattress she says she was raped on; maybe you saw the headlines about two Steubenville, ...

Naperville launches reading challenge: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Every word, every sentence, every chapter, every book -- they all count toward helping children achieve early literacy, librarians say. So why not strive to read a "big, flashy number" of books -- 1,000 of them -- before a child starts kindergarten ...

Model Book Club! What They're Reading This Weekend
If you had thought you might easier find a model in a nightclub than in a book club, well, that's so '90s. When you're constantly traveling for work, a good book can be your best friend, and these days it's far more chic for a fashionable girl to be ...

Reading a book is best for empathy
Have you ever read a book which has made you step back and see the world from another perspective, one you may not have even considered previously? In a new YouGov opinion poll commissioned by Amnesty International UK, parents were asked to ...

Weekend picks for book lovers
What should you read this weekend? USA TODAY's picks for book lovers include two entertaining titles inspired by Jane Eyre, and a new history from Douglas Brinkley. Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye; Putnam, 420 pp.; fiction; and The Madwoman Upstairs by ...

10 New Books That Will Help Your Small Business Get and Keep Customers
But it isn't easy. Don't worry, I've pulled together the latest and greatest new sales and marketing books that have either come out or are just about to be published. All of them are focused on your favorite topics of sales, marketing and customer ...

Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard - review
Although I have read so many YA books where I have the problem of not getting into the book, and the main reason for this is because there are some aspects or plotlines that are repetitive and clichéd, I didn't have this problem with this book. There ...

West Hancock students translate books to Spanish for kindergartners, families
West Hancock High School Spanish students recently translated 26 books from English to Spanish for kindergarten classrooms to be sent home with non-English speaking families. Spanish teacher Elizabeth Gretillat said it allows students to practice ...

Deep Water by Lu Hersey – review
What an amazing book! It did not even take me two days to complete it. The entire book I just raced through it just to find out what will happen next and how are they going to solve their problems. Imagine, you and your mother were in the supermarket ...

Working Strategies: Spring books to help us see things differently
I'm continuing a theme begun in last week's column of welcoming spring by reviewing books that celebrate change and growth. This week's titles are focused on changing your approach or viewpoint – because sometimes seeing things differently is all you ...

14 books that will change the way you think about money
A lot of what holds people back from financial success are their thoughts and beliefs about money — not their job title or salary. It turns out, you're probably already making enough money to become rich, as David Bach preaches in "The Automatic ...

Girl's Destroyed Books Replaced
Girl's Destroyed Books Replaced. More. Children's author and illustrator Bob Shea reached out on Twitter for help replacing a 2nd grader's book collection lost in a fire. 1:38 | 04/02/16. buffering. Replay. Captions. OFF. ON. Track : None. Presets : Aa ...

Fish or make books? SA Neff Jr. of Sewickley does both
In hopes of preserving his growing library, the designer learned how to bind books by hand in the early 1980s. On Wednesday, a documentary about his love for fishing, books and bookbinding will be shown at 7 p.m. at Calvary Episcopal Church in ...

Books: New and noteworthy
USA TODAY's Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the hottest books on sale each week. 1. The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son on Life, Love and Loss by Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt (Harper, non-fiction, on sale April 5). What it's about: ...

How To Hook Kids On Books? Try Poetry
Newbery Award-winning author Kwame Alexander's newest effort is a novel about a 12-year-old boy, that's written in verse. He tells NPR's Rachel Martin that poetry is a surefire way to reach kids. Facebook; Twitter. Google+. Email ...

Helen Macdonald's 6 favorite books
Silent Spring by Rachel Carson (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $15). An indelibly powerful exposé of the terrible effects of pesticides, this 1962 book shaped the burgeoning environmental movement. Carson is a phenomenally important writer, and this book ...

Don't ban these books, they're part of the solution | Opinion
Last month, both houses of the Virginia Legislature passed a bill requiring schools to warn parents if teachers are planning to read books with explicit content. The bill was prompted by a concerned parent, Laura Murphy, who learned that one of her ...

Books in Brief: 'Crossing Niagara: The Death-Defying Tightrope Adventures of the Great Blondin by Matt Tavares'
The author-artist of “Henry Aaron's Dream” and “Becoming Babe Ruth” puts his considerable gifts for boisterous narrative and lively illustration to good use in this marvelous picture book about the improbable feats of Niagara Falls daredevil, the great ...

Stacks of fun – the man piling up books across NYC
About a year ago, he decided he would leave stacks of about 40 of his books in several public spaces in New York until he was left with none. Eight times over, he piled them up in places such as the Brooklyn Bridge, the High Line or a subway platform ...

10 Top Finance Books To Buy Right Now
So, to help guide you in the right direction here's ten of the best new, and existing finance books you can buy right now. ValueWalk has also put together a "Timeless Reading" archive of value investing resources. The timeless reading page has grouped ...

Books on menu at Saugus McDonald's
Ben Luongo puts some books in a donation bin during a book drive for the Ballard School at McDonald's in Saugus. By MICHELE DURGIN. SAUGUS — As trades go, the one local students received on Saturday wasn't bad: A free McDonald's Happy Meal in ...

The 100 best nonfiction books: No 10 – The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins
What is man, and what are we for? Remarkably, it was not until Charles Darwin published On the Origin of Species in 1859 that anyone, in our history, had thought methodically to address the reason for our existence. Darwin's answer to this simple ...

What are the best nature books for children?
There are some good books for introducing the basic principles of how nature works. Eric Carle's The Tiny Seed is a beautifully simple introduction to the life cycle of a seed for any age group. It's the story of one seed, and describes all the dangers ...

Moscow Lifehack: Where to Give Away English-Language Books
The Anglo-American School of Moscow doesn't accept books from people not associated with the school. But they do take them from students or parents, so make friends and pass on your books. The International School of Moscow will gladly accept books ...

The 2016 Little Rebels children's book award shortlist is revealed
It seems there is a taste right now for children's books with a message, particularly where that message is communicated in an imaginative and original way. This year's shortlist pokes fun at our institutions, brings corporate powers to their knees and ...

Captive By A.J. Grainger – review
When I read the blurb of this book I was instantly draw in and desperate to find out what happened next. I wanted to know all about Robyn and her views and opinions, I wanted to know what her personality was. So when I got the book I was so excited and ...

Increasing diversity in children's books still a challenge
Students from Smithton Middle School get ready to purchase books during the Scholastic Book Fair in February. On the last day of Black History Month, Scholastic teamed up with We Need Diverse Books, a non-profit working to make the book publishing ...

Interview with a Bookstore: Powell's Books in Portland
We have about a million books at our flagship store, the City of Books. I don't think any other bookstore comes close. But size is not the issue – we have picked a million of the best books. That's an accomplishment, and because we sell some every day ...

Hillman mum has first book published
HILLMAN resident Stacey Johnston is thrilled to have her debut novel Heroes and Villains – California Dreaming 1 published. The mother of four works as an office manager for an audio visual company and never had a chance to write before. “I have always ...

Popular Indie Book Publisher Launches Campaign to Prove That Diversity in Publishing Matters
Independent multicultural novel and comic book publisher Rosarium Publishing announced today that it is raising funds via crowdfunding to help pay for production of a minimum of 10 more titles this year. The campaign, entitled Rosarium Publishing: The ...

Virginia Governor Vetoes Sexually Explicit Books Bill
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe vetoed a bill Monday that would force schools to warn parents if their children will be assigned books with sexually explicit content, saying it's unnecessary and lacks flexibility in labeling literary works. The ...

40000 books delivered for state literacy initiatives
INDIANAPOLIS -- Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz announced Monday that 40,000 books were delivered to Indiana to support the Hoosier Family of Readers and other literacy initiatives across the state. The Hoosier Family of Readers, ...

Little Girl's Books Lost in Fire Replaced by Authors Across America
Fans hearing Heidi's story of bravery started sending their love in every form: books, book shelves, pencils, letters of encouragement – even furniture. The outpouring of support came not only from Shea's fans, but from librarians and children's ...

Fire temporarily closes Modesto's Yesterday's Books
An attic fire at Yesterday's Books on McHenry Avenue on Monday, April 4, 2016, temporarily closed the business. From left, building owner Larry Dorman, employee Ben Kreger and bookstore owner Paula Gauthier stand in front of the bookstore after ...

Nonprofit Puts Books In The Hands of Babies
COLUMBIA, SC (WLTX)- More than a third of South Carolina babies will not be ready for kindergarten, and one non profit wants to change that by putting books in the hands of infants. Kassi Heyward has been reading to her 9 month old son Kyson since he ...

Books by the Bay: Shobha Rao's 'Unrestored Woman' connects characters and themes throughout the story collection
"An Unrestored Woman" by Shobha Rao (Flatiron Books, $24.99, 256 pages) Partition -- the 1947 division that established India and Pakistan as sovereign states -- connects the themes and characters of Shobha Rao's "An Unrestored Woman." In this ...

Public library offers amnesty on overdue books
The Harlingen Public Library will offer amnesty to patrons with overdue books during National Library Week, which runs April 11 to 17. “It's an opportunity for us to show appreciation to our public and it's an opportunity for us to recover items long ...

Jane Eyre is April's Reading group book
I found that second remark amusing at first – yet the more I thought about it, the more I worried about the suggestion that a book for women might somehow be less worthwhile. The more I wondered about how much contemporary “chick lit” isn't given the ...

11 sci-fi and fantasy books for people who don't like sci-fi and fantasy
Howey posted the first 60 pages of "The Wool Omnibus" online as a standalone short story in 2011, but within a year, that turned into a 500-plus page project that topped bestseller lists. The books take place in the Silo, a post-apocalyptic city built ...


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