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Pediatricians use books as diagnostic tool
Coppola and MCHC doctors said the books serve as a diagnostic tool – a child's reaction to the book can help signal whether they are reaching developmental milestones – while also encouraging reading at home and literacy, which contribute to childhood ...

More media companies are fleeing Midtown for techy downtown digs
Macmillan Publishers has joined the great southern migration of media companies from Midtown and Midtown South. As we first reported on Monday, the global trade-book publisher signed a jumbo lease for 261,000 square feet at Silverstein Properties' 120 ...

Storytellers Share Memories Of Weatogue, Release Book
Mitchell was, and continues to be, surprised by the interest the book generates. The book's publishing rights were given to the historical society. Her father, who emigrated from Scotland, opened the Weatogue Garage, after World War I. The family later ...

Discovery Bus Brings Stories, Books To Neighborhoods
Silva, Wicks, and the three kids marched to the open door and climbed aboard the Plainfield's mobile library. All the seats had been removed and bookshelves installed. Picture, chapter, and middle school level books filled the shelves. Some adult books ...

Speeding tickets help pay for library books in Ottawa County
Pamela Myers, director of the Georgetown Township Public Library, said in a statement they use penal fine revenue to support programs, services and collections of books, DVDs, CDs, eBooks and audiobooks. "In Georgetown Township, penal fines are an ...

The Bush Sisters Are Going On Tour With Their New Memoir
According to the book's publisher Grand Central Publishing, Sisters First will feature heartfelt anecdotes and reflections from the Bush sisters. “In this book, they take readers on a revealing, thoughtful, and deeply personal tour behind the scenes of ...

Calling all teachers: Reach Literacy wants to give you books for your classroom
It's no secret teachers spend hundreds of dollars out-of-pocket for classroom supplies. That's why Reach Literacy in Sioux Falls wants to help by donating children's books through the nonprofit's book grant program. Last year, Reach donated 7,500 books ...

Thousands of free books available at Pleasant Hill Library
PLEASANT HILL — Over 12 days next month, bibliophiles may select from thousands of titles during Contra Costa County Library's annual free book giveaway. The giveaway takes place from Aug. 8-19, in the shipping and receiving area behind the Pleasant ...

Beauty, magic and sibling love — in three new books for young readers
Richard Jackson and Suzy Lee's This Beautiful Day (Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy, ages 3-6) opens on a day that seems anything but beautiful: the sky is dark and heavy with layered clouds and rain sluicing down. Inside, tall windows are blurred with rain ...

UK personalized publishing co. raises US$8.5 million
The UK-based personalized publishing startup Wonderbly (previously Lost My Name) has raised US$8.5 million in Series B funding led by the European game, puzzle and book publisher Ravensburger. Additional funding comes from Project A Ventures, ...

The 10 Best Fiction Books Coming Out In August 2017
These books are a punch to the heart, and you'll feel a wave of emotions as you watch these characters fight to define themselves. Readers will have a chance to explore the threads that unite us — and the differences that make us unique. These authors ...

13 Books to Read in August
From a fast-paced, surprising novel about a Brooklyn mom on the run from the law, to a story collection about the varied lives of young, female Chinese immigrants, to a cookbook that tells you how to make classic American treats like Oreos and Nutter ...

The 13 Best Nonfiction Books Coming Out In August 2017
Of course, this wouldn't be a Bustle books roundup without numerous empowering, female-driven stories. August's new releases include multiple books centering on women who have broken new ground, overcome incredible obstacles, and literally reached ...

These are Amazon's picks for best books this August
If you're looking for something to keep you occupied before bed or on your commute to work this August, we suggest checking out Amazon's Best Books of the Month, a section of the site wholly dedicated to new releases in literature and fiction ...

Internet Freaks Over 19th-Century Books Featuring Boy Named ...
Internet Freaks Over 19th-Century Books Featuring Boy Named ...

The top 10 books on Apple's iBooks-US
iBook charts for week ending August 1, 2017 (Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher ):. iBooks US Bestseller List - Paid Books. Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher. 1. The Late Show by Michael Connelly - 9780316225977 - (Little, ...

Writing cookbook deepens love for pasta
First, as an intrepid extrovert, I discovered that I don't do well in the solitude that writing a book requires. Before I knew it, featherbrained musings took over. I began to wonder about baby ants. Where were they anyway? Above ground, all we see are ...

Judge rules kids' versions of classic novels infringe on copyrights
A federal judge has ruled that the publisher of popular kids' versions of books by Ernest Hemingway, Jack Kerouac, Truman Capote and Arthur C. Clarke is infringing on the copyrights of the famous novelists. Moppet Books last year had pumped out 20,000 ...

Picture Books Based on Famous Novels Violate Copyright, a Judge Rules
The premise of KinderGuides, a line of picture books based on famous novels like Truman Capote's “Breakfast at Tiffany's,” Kerouac's “On the Road” and Hemingway's “Old Man and the Sea” always sounded a little far-fetched. The publisher's stated aim was ...

Cervantes: Books on rich local history at Round Rock Library
Round Rock has much to offer our local history buffs and all of you who have recently moved here and want to learn more about your new hometown. First, of course, come by the library and get your library card! We have lots of books about Round Rock and ...

Author Diana Hoffman's New Book "But I Can't Sew" Is An Inspiring And Entertaining Reflection On The Journey Of A ...
Author Diana Hoffman's New Book "But I Can't Sew" Is An Inspiring And Entertaining Reflection On The Journey Of A ...

Ten books to read in August
From a novel about deserting US soldiers in Iraq to essays on why to read poetry, these are titles that should sit on your shelf, writes Jane Ciabattari. By Jane Ciabattari. 1 August 2017. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share on Reddit · Share ...

In the age of Amazon, Dallas' Half Price Books has managed to write itself a long shelf life
Anderson Wright, who learned the business at the side of her mother from the age of 13, said many people around Dallas still think the company, which is best known for buying and sells used books, just operates locally. It has 20 stores in North Texas ...

Empress of Cookbooks Judith Jones Has Died at 93
Judith Jones, a towering icon of book publishing, died yesterday at the age of 93. New York Times reporter Kim Severson broke the news on Twitter; the Washington Post reports that the cause was complications from Alzheimer's disease. Jones was most ...

The Surprising Function of the First Coloring Books
They weren't necessarily the absolute first in the genre, but the McLoughlin Brothers continued publishing Little Folks' books and were key to popularizing children's coloring books. Then, as now, companies were keen to influence children and advertise ...

The adventures of Mickelson's mouse counterpart now in print
Last time Melody Mickelson and I sat down for an interview, it was late January of 2016, and she had just finished writing a book and was looking for a publisher. She also drew the illustrations for the book, and her artwork was being displayed at a ...

Why Hallmark Is Betting It Can Create a New Cable Network
In another old-school media move Hallmark is also creating a book publishing business, albeit a digital one, as its searches for more stories to turn into original movies and series. Working from more of a digital age playbook, the company is also ...

5 New Books From 2017 Every Single Person Needs To Read
Sometimes it can be so overwhelming how many great new books are coming out. You want to read them all, but you only have so much time in the day. It's so easy for your TBR list to get out of control— which is a great problem to have, but can also be ...

6 'Unadaptable' Books That Were Turned Into Movies, From 'Watchmen' to 'Cloud Atlas'
Sometimes “unadaptable” is just that, and perhaps even the best of books simply isn't suited for a splashy filmed version. While it remains to be seen just how successful “The Dark Tower” will prove to be, King's seminal series has finally joined the ...

James Comey Has A Book Deal
Former FBI Director James Comey's first book will be published next spring and feature "yet-unheard anecdotes from his long and distinguished career," according to publisher Flatiron Books. Comey was suddenly fired by President Trump in May, setting ...

The coloring book trend is dead. Happy National Coloring Book Day!
Today is National Coloring Book Day (at least according to the publisher who deemed it so), but unfortunately for the fat cats of Big Coloring Book (that's a thing, right?), things are not looking good for the industry. In late 2015, the adult coloring ...

BookBaby is giving away free book editing all month to independent authors
PENNSAUKEN, N.J., Aug. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- BookBaby believes that every book needs a professional edit. And they're prepared to back up that statement with a massive editing giveaway all through the month of August. Self-publishing authors ...

Editor who plucked 'Diary of Anne Frank' from rejection pile dies
“It is impossible to imagine book publishing without Judith,” said Knopf Chairman and Editor in Chief Sonny Mehta. “Her authors have been recipients of five Pulitzer Prizes, five National Book Awards, and three National Book Critics Circle Awards, and ...

Interabang Books Schedules Grand Opening for September 9
Interabang Books in Dallas, Texas, a general-interest independent bookstore with more than 12,000 titles and a special focus on fiction, children's books, and creative nonfiction, opened its doors July 1 and has its grand opening scheduled for Saturday ...

Tennant Company Books a Loss As Organic Growth Turns Negative
Cleaning-machine specialist Tennant (NYSE:TNC) posted quarterly earnings results this week that paired a spike in revenue with net losses. Here's how the headline figures compared with the prior-year period: ...

Judith Jones dies at 93; changed American cuisine by publishing Julia Child
Judith Jones, a consummate literary editor who helped revolutionize American cuisine by publishing Julia Child and other groundbreaking cookbook authors, worked for decades with John Updike and Anne Tyler and helped introduce English-language readers ...

PJ Library brings families closer through books and faith
In the years since its inception, Grinspoon's PJ Library has grown tremendously, now mailing more than 170,000 free Jewish books per month to more than 125,000 families in 200 communities across the United States and Canada. Families can sign up on ...

'Star Trek Discovery' Comic Book Cover and Tie-In Novel Revealed (Exclusive)
With Star Trek Discovery less than two months away from its debut, details for publishing support for the latest chapter in the beloved sci-fi franchise are starting to emerge. Heat Vision has a look at the cover for the first comic book tie-in — and ...

daewha kang design's rainbow publishing HQ celebrates history in paju book city, korea
london-based daewha kang design has recently completed a mixed-use building in paju book city, south korea. the simple block of stone and glass creates a bold visual statement with its pure lines and rich texture, standing out from the eclectic ...

Carla Hayden: By the Book
The librarian of Congress, who wrote the foreword to “The Card Catalog: Books, Cards, and Literary Treasures,” likes to read about the nature of things, most recently, books on mahogany and the history of redheads. What books are currently on your ...

City kids could win 100K free books — but only if they beat Boston
Both cities, along with San Francisco and Los Angeles, are contenders for the donation, which is part of the annual Soar with Reading campaign, a joint effort between JetBlue and Random House Children's Books. As of Wednesday afternoon, Boston was in ...

Volunteers Work to Give Kids in Cambodia Books in Their 'Mother Tongue'
That story is one of several children's e-books released by The Asia Foundation in the Khmer language last month highlighting female empowerment. The books are part of the group's Let's Read! initiative, which makes books available for children to read ...

Former Congressional Science Advisor & CEO Publishes New Book On The Neuroscience Behind Workplace Culture
The book is published with ForbesBooks, the exclusive business book publishing imprint of Forbes Media. Never has the recipe for organizational success been more complicated than it is today, and no ingredient is more critical to that success than the ...

'Game of Thrones:' Differences between the books and show ...
'Game of Thrones:' Differences between the books and show ...

11 Books Kids Used To Read In School That Are Actually Creepy AF
When you think about children's books, what comes to mind? Charming, magical stories with gentle life lessons are pretty common ideas. But as the books schools used to think were totally fine for little kids to read demonstrate, kid lit can be as ...

Here's How Many Books You Could Read Every Month If You Cut Back Time Spent on Your Smartphone
How about picking up a book? On average, a person spends a whopping 23 hours per month on social media on their phone. And all those hours you spent on Facebook and Instagram translates into a whopping five novels you could have read, including ...

Senior Publicist/Publicist
Verso Books—the world's largest independent, radical publishing house—is looking for a Senior Publicist or Publicist to join the team in Verso's Brooklyn office. The successful candidate will be responsible for securing events, interviews, reviews ...

Judith Jones dies at 93; changed American cuisine by publishing Julia Child
Judith Jones, a consummate literary editor who helped revolutionize American cuisine by publishing Julia Child and other groundbreaking cookbook authors, worked for decades with John Updike and Anne Tyler and helped introduce English-language readers ...

Book Purists, It's Finally Time to Give Up and Start Watching Game ...
Book Purists, It's Finally Time to Give Up and Start Watching Game ...

Graphic Memoir by Berkeley's Marissa Moss
Moss has also established an indie children's book publishing house, Creston Books. So it comes as a surprise to see Moss's latest project, Last Things: A Graphic Memoir of Loss and Love. Taking a dramatically darker turn, Last Things tells the ...


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