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The Caldecott Winner for 2010.
Dozens of children respond to this peculiar ad in the newspaper and are then put through a series of mind-bending tests, which readers take along with them. Only four children-two boys and two girls-succeed. Their challenge: to go on a secret mission that only the most intelligent and inventive children could complete.
The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach was selected as a 2012 RUSA Notable Fiction.
Arguably: Essays by Christopher Hitchens was selected as a 2012 RUSA Notable Nonfiction title.
Exploring Children's Literature through Book Trailers
A Teen and Tween Librarian's thoughts on books, reading and adventures in the library.
Children's Literature News and Reviews
For over 50 years the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has been advocating for teen literature and training librarians to serve the needs of teen readers. A section of the American Library Association, YALSA administers the Michael L. Printz Award, recognizing distinguished contributions to YA literature, as well as the Best Fiction of Young Adult, Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers, and Great Graphic Novels for Teens lists, among others.
The Adolescent Literature Action Network is a key resource for the evaluation of YA literature as well as advocacy for such work in classrooms. The annual workshop, held in conjunction with the NCTE conference, draws YA authors and literature enthusiasts from around the country.
The Center for Children’s Literature at Bank Street College provides programming, continuing education, and resources with the aim “to create, identify, and advocate for the highest quality literature for all children from infancy through adolescence.”
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Mulholland Books is pleased to announce that The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith will be published on June 24.
When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, Mrs. Quine just thinks her husband has gone off by himself for a few days—as he has done before—and she wants Strike to find him and bring him home.
But as Strike investigates, it becomes clear that there is more to Quine’s disappearance than his wife realizes. The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows. If the novel were to be published, it would ruin lives—meaning that there are a lot of people who might want him silenced.
When Quine is found brutally murdered under bizarre circumstances, it becomes a race against time to understand the motivation of a ruthless killer, a killer unlike any Strike has encountered before…
A compulsively readable crime novel with twists at every turn, The Silkworm is the second in the highly acclaimed series featuring Cormoran Strike and his determined young assistant, Robin Ellacott.
Hachette Audio is proud to report twenty-two nominations for its productions were named this morning when The Audio Publishers Association (APA) announced finalists for its 2014 Audie Awards® competition. The Audies, sponsored by the APA, is the premier awards program in the United States recognizing distinction in outstanding audiobooks and spoken word
Feb. 18, 2014
Among the productions honored today are audiobooks based on materials running the gamut of Hachette Book Group’s imprints, including fiction and nonfiction titles from Little, Brown & Co, Grand Central Publishing, FaithWords, Little, Brown for Young Readers, and Orbit. A Hachette Audio Original is also a nominee; PETE SEEGER: THE STORM KING is a collection of stories and poems beautifully told by the late activist and songwriter, set to compositions by producer Jeff Haynes and musicians from a variety of traditions.
Before that Nicholas Sparks novel reached your nightstand it traveled from New York-based Hachette Book Group’s distribution center in Lebanon.
“We shipped over 120 million books last year,” said Gerry Cummings, senior vice president of distribution at Hachette Book Group. The center serves as HBG’s sole distributor, shipping the company’s many trade publications and titles from bestselling authors like James Patterson, Michael Connelly and Sparks.
To keep up with demand for all of HBG’s titles from its 20 publishers, such as Business Plus and Forever Yours, and to distribute page turners for a growing number of outside publishers — 16 and counting — HBG announced in December that it plans to invest $6.1 million to expand its distribution facility by 218,000 square feet, along with adding 10 jobs.