Stephen King, the prolific master of horror, is back again with a new collection of short stories that was released earlier this season. He has come far since the days of Carrie and Pet Semetary, when he was labeled a “genre author” as his characters were pitted against eerie monsters that possessed supernatural forces. The […]
In 2013, Pharrell Williams released his hit song “Happy,” which instantly became a recognizable anthem of positive vibes as it rose to the top of the Billboard charts and dominated airtime on the most popular radio stations. Now, the song has been transformed into a picture book for young audiences, featuring cheerful photos of a diverse group […]
Grab a pen, or ready your pinkies and pointers for some CTRL+C-ing, because I have a big book-trailer knowledge bomb for you: people who are good at being on TV are also really good at making book trailers. Today’s stunning example comes from Rainn Wilson, promoting his new book The Bassoon King: My Life in […]
Torben Kuhlmann’s Moletown (NorthSouth) is a poignant picture book with an unmistakable message about caring for the environment, and emotionally evocative, technically accurate artwork, writes Sarah Hunter in her starred review. The trailer turns the book’s stunning, two-dimensional spreads into a moving, 3D mole-world that’s sure to please young ones—and those who read with them!
Last week, while we were featuring Mindy Kaling’s new book Why Not Me? (Crown Archetype) as one of our reviews of the week, the author was busy avoiding an elevator scam (SEE above). Fans of Kaling’s sitcom will recognize the former flame, the elevator and, of course, the sense of humor.