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Let these parents tell you what a free books program has done for their kids
Kari Egbers, of Monroe, says reading to her daughter, Eliot Rose, 2, is part of their daily routine. She participates in the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. RICK McCRABB/STAFF. BUTLER COUNTY. As an associate professor at Miami University Middletown ...

UNM Press decision damages state's identity
The last team of consultants concluded — and this is its emphasis — “There is simply no such thing as a university press book publishing program that is self-sustaining on book sales alone.” They agree, as previous teams have, that the reason the ...

Turning the page to explore comic books
Moline, Illinois - While many superheroes are taking to the silver screen, it's the source material that is the focus for some. Comic book fans flocked to Moline Saturday for the Quad Cities Con. Vendors displayed boxes of comic books, crafts and ...

WRJ-Based Chelsea Green Publishing Opens Office in London
She and her husband, Ian Baldwin, who co-founded Chelsea Green in 1984, first met Haslum during the London Book Fair last year. Initially, Margo Baldwin said, they thought about bringing someone on board as a consultant but soon realized that would not ...

Tariffs hurting us right here, right now
Here at the Kenwood Press we are “hyper-local.” Our focus is on Kenwood, Glen Ellen and Oakmont first. Then we expand our circle of coverage to include the wider Sonoma Valley, and Sonoma County, as events affect us right here along Highway 12. You can ...

Tom Rachman's 6 favorite books about the private lives of artists
In Tom Rachman's latest novel, The Italian Teacher, the son of a larger-than-life American painter seeks a way to make his own mark in the world. Below, the author of The Imperfectionists recommends six other books about the private lives of artists ...

Get lost in 32 rooms of books at the Book Loft in Columbus
COLUMBUS, Ohio - If you are longing to lose yourself in a good read and happen to find yourself in Columbus, Ohio, you might consider getting lost in a 32-room bookstore, The Book Loft of German Village. The independent bookstore, which opened more ...

'A Cook and Two Books' interprets books through a food lens
The authors will also get to comment on Olson's cooking. At the end, the audience can enjoy the food he prepares and ask questions. The challenge was a fun one for Olson, who took notes while reading Cuban author Teresa Dovalpage's new novel, “Death ...

13 books you should read before you get married
Before you get married, reading books by those who have been there can help prepare you for the commitment you're about to make. Equip yourself financially by reading David Bach's "Smart Couples Finish Rich," as household budgets and retirement plans ...

Books: Strategic Impact
Stanford University lecturers William Meehan III and Kim Starkey Jonker don't take long to chide nonprofits about their opacity, ineffective boards, and performance gaps in Engine of Impact: Essentials of Strategic Leadership in the Nonprofit Sector ...

Literary luxury: Books fest to start
Signage promoting this week's big event heralds the Books Along the Teche Literary Festival and the Shadows Garden Party. Sherise Henry / The Daily Iberian. Facebook · Twitter · Email; Print; Save. An evening of live music, great food and inspiration ...

Caldecott winner on robots, books and New Jersey
After studying illustration, Brown, of Hopewell, moved to Manhattan, intending to become a children's book author. It took a few years. First he worked as an animator on an Adult Swim show, "The Venture Brothers." He was, though, working toward his ...

Readings & Writers for April 1, 2018
Raven Productions, Inc. announced that Legacy Toys has purchased the book publishing piece of the business to transform into a new children's publishing company. Curious Cat Books will officially launch on April 10, with a new location at Legacy Toys ...

Turning kids into readers, one barbershop at a time
Teachers, schools, and book publishers, he says, need to think of kids the same way. “As a society, we're creating reading experiences for children that are the equivalent of telling bar jokes in a church, and then we wonder why so many children don't ...

Menorah Books, Israel365 publish new edition of the Bible
VIEW OVER The Temple Mount. Right: Al-Aksa Mosque. Left: Dome of the Rock. (. (photo credit: Mark Neiman/GPO). Menorah Books, a division of Koren Publishers Jerusalem, and Israel365 are publishing a new edition of the Bible, which centers around the ...

Dropbox's CEO reveals 4 of his favorite books on how to be a successful leader
In fact, there was almost nothing of use written for people like me who aspired to build and run a company," says Horowitz, in a blog post about the book. "Against this backdrop, 'High Output Management' had an almost legendary status. All the best ...

It's Time for the NCAA to Reinstate the Vacated Teams to College Basketball's Record Books
And, as for now-departed Kansas, they won in 2008 and, as far as the record book is concerned, they beat nobody to do it, Memphis having been vacated over its shenanigans regarding Derrick Rose's SAT's, and who it was that actually took the test on ...

Riverbank got its own high school 50 years ago. Books and microscopes took a while
Gathered around the flagpole, the students of Riverbank High School watched an honor guard representing all four branches of the military raise the flag on Sept. 18, 1967, the first day of the school year and the first day of the town's new high school ...

Bezos, Musk and more: Space billionaires take the spotlight in books and on TV
The latest waves of books and TV shows demonstrate, once again, that the spaceflight industry isn't fueled so much by liquid hydrogen, RP-1 kerosene or methane as it is by money. “Billionaire Space Club” premieres tonight on the Smithsonian Channel ...

'Forkman' to the rescue: New book aims to teach kids table manners
Tiffany Caldwell remembers family dinners from her childhood well. When her elbows lingered on the table for too long or she was slouching at the table, she'd hear about it from Forkman, a character her father had conjured up to teach his kids some ...

A library without books is not a library
It is a commonly known idea that this country undervalues Fine Arts Education — from the White House that proposed to eliminate funding for the National Endowment for the Arts and Humanities,to Texas elementary schools losing funding for vital ...

Retired EL firefighter pens book 'Hit 'Em Out'
Cornell said once he came up with the idea of a book in 1984, his goal was to complete the book by 1996, which would have coincided with the 100th anniversary of the formation of the paid fire department in the city. Unfortunately, Cornell said ...

Irv Burnett's New Book "Swifty" is a Gripping True Story About the Glory Days of a Former Football Player and His ...
Irv Burnett's New Book "Swifty" is a Gripping True Story About the Glory Days of a Former Football Player and His ...

Kyron Thomas's New Book "Hate it or Love it, I'm Still Tellin' the Truth" is a Clouting Narrative about a Man's ...
Kyron Thomas's New Book "Hate it or Love it, I'm Still Tellin' the Truth" is a Clouting Narrative about a Man's ...

The best and worst in-game books and codexes
In the not-too-distant future, who needs books? We'll have computers! Specifically, ghastly green teletype machines that would be tolerable for simple acts like opening doors, but could be much more of a nightmare if the cast of Five Nights At Freddy's ...

A Wider World of Reading
FOR ME, when it comes to good writing, texts are alive and living among us, no matter the genre. Juan Villoro's The Wild Book — a story in which books themselves are characters — is an especially good example. Labeled as YA, The Wild Book tells the ...

Two New Books Look at Mythology With Fresh Eyes
The books aren't the first ones to center female mythological characters. In 1805, Mary Tighe's poem “Psyche” adapted the tale of the Roman god Cupid and his mortal love. More recently, H.D., the pen name used by Hilda Doolittle, gave “The Iliad” a ...

10 books Amazon's editors say are the best reads this April
If you're looking for something to keep you occupied before bed or on your commute to work this April, 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 ...

'The Song of Jackass Creek' stirs up a pot of conflicts
Pollock Pines author Darby Patterson is well acquainted with the situations and people in her book from years of experience as a journalist throughout California and as the publisher/owner of the Timberline Times, a small-town newspaper. Starting out ...

No Kyding: eminent Shakespeare scholar seeks publisher
Vickers' latest book, The One King Lear, received negative reviews from scholars unconnected with the New Oxford Shakespeare, Taylor continued, including Stephen Greenblatt, Holger Syme, Jonathan Bate, Eric Rasmussen and Peter Blayney. “I am sure an ...

6 Books to Read in Honor of the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Death
Civil rights leader Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. relaxes at home in May 1956 in Montgomery, Alabama. Michael Ochs Archives—Getty Images. By Sarah Begley. 10:30 AM EDT. Historians and biographers have spent much ink celebrating and interrogating ...

14 New Books About Lions, Climate Change, Green Living and Indigenous Rights
April, goes the old saying, is the cruelest month, so perhaps it should be no surprise that one of the most anticipated books being published this month is about the infamous death-by-dentist of Cecil the lion. But that's not all, and the rest isn't ...

Books to Benefit volunteer finds marriage certificate in 1880s Bible
BLOOMINGTON – Piecing together an old artifact and tracking down its rightful owner may sound like the plot of a movie, but it's a story that happened to a local Books to Benefit volunteer. Dr. Mary Ryder was scanning through the pages of an 1880s ...

Does Black Dog's bankruptcy spell the end to Canadian art book publishing?
Shedden, who has stewarded dozens of books from conception to publication, says the reality of art book publishing in Canada is rarely rosy, but it's not hopeless. “Books are always in crisis,” he says. “That means when new opportunities come on board ...

314 Rare Books Stolen from Pittsburgh's Carnegie Library
In mid-March, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review's Megan Guza reported that 314 rare books, maps, folios, and plates had been stolen from the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Oliver Room. The missing items include the aforementioned Ptolemy, as well as John ...

Leslie Jamison's Memoir Finds Its Footing in Sobriety
This material has been hashed over many times in previous books, and in the first half of “The Recovering” Jamison brings little that's new to this discussion. You frequently feel you're reading filler; mental sawdust. The first half is off-putting in ...

James Comey's book tour tickets are hot — and expensive
Former FBI director James Comey speaks before the Senate Intelligence Committee in June 2017. Tickets to his book tour are being resold for hundreds of dollars. (Andrew Harnik / AP). The excitement over James Comey's forthcoming memoir shows no signs ...

No Sweatpants in Public: Inside the Rule Books for NFL Cheerleaders
Cheerleaders for the Carolina Panthers, known as the TopCats, must arrive at the stadium on game days at least five hours before kickoff. Body piercings and tattoos must be removed or covered. Water breaks can be taken only when the Panthers are on ...

In a world filled with anxiety, picture books can help parents address children's fears
The books can help provide answers to questions their child is asking that the parent doesn't know just how to answer." In addition, she said, parents may use stories to draw attention to something that is going to happen, to prepare a child ahead of ...

Sanya's Hope for Children book drive collects 3000 books
The nonprofit Sanya's Hope for Children held a book drive at Hidden Oaks Middle School that collected 120 boxes of books to donate to Africa. Courtesy of Dilshad Pirani. ×. 4 remaining of 5. Welcome! We hope that you enjoy our free content. Facebook ...

Berryville, Va.: The publishing world's best-kept secret
The town sports only one major printer: Berryville Graphics (BVG). In 1998, it was the nation's No. 3 book manufacturer with a brand-new patent for their Duratech binding technology, “an alternative to traditional smythe sewing that provides a 'lay ...

14-year-old partners with local poet to publish 'South Valley' book series
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A South Valley teen has teamed up with a New Mexican poet and filmmaker to encourage local kids to read by giving them stories they can relate to. Fourteen-year-old Hawthorn Bolger-Witherspoon partnered with Jimmy Santiago Baca to ...

Saudi Crown Prince Books Entire Four Seasons Hotel for LA Stay
Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and his entourage are taking over the entire hotel this week for their stay, which includes a dinner with Rupert Murdoch. Booking a hotel room at Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on a weeknight is ...

Australia's Santos to open books to Harbour Energy after unsolicited $10.4 billion bid
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian gas producer Santos Ltd (STO.AX) said on Tuesday it would “engage with” Harbour Energy after receiving a $10.4 billion takeover offer from the U.S. company, its fourth unsolicited bid since August 2017. FILE PHOTO: The ...

Author Thomas Mavity's New Book "THANKYOU" is an Inspiring Book Celebrating the Power of Positivity and Gratitude ...
Author Thomas Mavity's New Book "THANKYOU" is an Inspiring Book Celebrating the Power of Positivity and Gratitude ...

Ten books to read in April
In her comprehensive and intimate new book, Jamison, author of The Empathy Exams, investigates the challenges of recovering from addiction from a variety of angles. She intertwines personal history (her blackout drunk days at the Iowa Writers Workshop ...

University Libraries hosts edible books competition with all sorts of puns
Participants of the annual Edible Book Festival displayed their work Monday outside of Hornbake Library (Photo by: Hannah Himes/For The Diamondback). By Freelance Reporter. Published 12:41 AM. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter. Share via Email ...

Wilkes radio station, publishing firm team to record audiobook
“We spent the past two days laying down tracks for the entire book,” Poochigian said. “I'm the vocal talent. I assume character voices. There are a number of female voices I have assumed, also a variety of male voices, southern accents, alien voices ...

Dear Match Book: In Search of Comfort Reading
Dear Match Book,. Ever since the election I've had a hard time reading books that are emotionally and psychically challenging. After Trump leaves office I'll be able to go back to something like “Bastard Out of Carolina,” by Dorothy Allison, or “Man's ...

5 Books For Kids And Teens That You Should Reread As An Adult
While my taste in books has evolved over the years, some books really stand the test of time. In fact, some of my favorite books from childhood are some of my favorite books, period. Whether you're reading them to your kids or just want to relieve your ...


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