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  • August 17 2016
    How Canada Publishes So Many Diverse Children’s Books
    Librarians wandering the publisher displays at the big U.S. conferences often seem surprised to discover that so many of their favorites are Canadian. But word has gotten out. Groundwood Books, which released Sidewalk Flowers, was named the best North American children’s publisher of 2016 at the Bologna Book Fair, the largest international trade show dedicated to children’s books. The award is for distinguished creative and publishing excellence. In fact, three of the five publishers nominated were Canadian. Quietly but surely, publishers in Canada are building a worldwide reputation for originality, quality, and diversity in children’s literature.
  • August 03 2016
    Oprah's Book Club Pick: The Underground Railroad
    Oprah Winfrey has chosen Colson Whitehead's The Underground Railroad as the latest Oprah's Book Club Pick. She told the Associated Press "that she knew from the first sentence that she would want to share her passion with her audience, an impulse she has relied on with uncommon success for 20 years."
  • August 02 2016
    HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, PARTS I AND II has received its FIRST starred review today on Bookl
    The much-anticipated return of Harry Potter is here at last, in the form of a rehearsal script for the play (a finalized script will be published later), conceived by Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany. Set 19 years after the Battle of Hogwarts, the spotlight shines on a new set of wizard friends, Albus Potter (Harry and Ginny’s youngest) and Scorpius Malfoy (Draco’s son).
  • July 27 2016
    The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena
    Watch for this suspense debut by Shari Lapena from Penguin Random House. Coming in August and already is getting great marketing buzz. Also a Dewey Diva pick.
  • July 19 2016
    Stephenie Meyer's thriller 'The Chemist' due this fall
    Stephenie Meyer has proven she can thrill audiences, so why not write a thriller?
  • July 07 2016
    Coming Soon! August Release Date. A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny
    “When an intricate old map is found stuffed into the walls of the bistro in Three Pines, it at first seems no more than a curiosity. But the closer the villagers look, the stranger it becomes.
  • June 13 2016
    Review: Annie Proulx's Barkskins
    “Annie Proulx’s Barkskins is remarkable not just for its length, but for its scope and ambition. It’s a monumental achievement, one that will perhaps be remembered as her finest work."
  • June 10 2016
    Akhil Sharma Wins DUBLIN Literary Award
    Akhil Sharma has won the the 2016 International DUBLIN Literary Award for his novel 'Family Life' (Norton). The €100,000 award is the world’s largest prize for a single novel published in English, and the winning novel was chosen from a total of 160 titles, nominated by libraries in 118 cities in 43 countries.
  • June 07 2016
    James Patterson's BookShots Hits Stores Today
    Today is publication date in the U.S. for the first two titles in the new BookShots line, a partnership of author James Patterson and his longtime publisher, Little, Brown. At a press conference yesterday, Patterson called the imprint "a very unusual and rare innovation in publishing--an evolution and to some extent a revolution."
  • June 06 2016
    Automated robot that scans library shelves using laser mapping and radio tags can ensure no book is misplaced again
    Being able to access and download information in an instant is a hallmark of the digital age. But much of the world's knowledge remains between the pages of printed books. Tracking these volumes in libraries is a tedious, labor-intensive process, but improved access to these invaluable resources is now possible thanks to robot technology developed at A*STAR.

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