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They Did What?!? Picture Books about Daring Risk-Takers

They Did What?!? Picture Books about Daring Risk-Takers

Lynn: There are risk-takers and then there are crazy risk-takers! Today we’re featuring picture books about two different, over-the-top MAJOR risk takers. The mother/grandmother in me wants these books to come with a warning about not trying this at home and the latent kid part of me is running a sound track of WOWs. I […]

2016 Edgar Award Winners

2016 Edgar Award Winners

Last night at a swell gala in New York, the Mystery Writers of America announced the winners of the Edgar Awards, considered by many the most prestigious honor in crime fiction. I regret being unable to attend, especially as this year it was my privilege to serve for the first time as an Edgar judge. With Kristi Belcamino, Joelle […]

By April 29, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Book Trailer Thursday: Mr. Fahrenheit

Book Trailer Thursday: Mr. Fahrenheit

Last week, New Leaf Literary & Media sent us some interesting items: iPhone-sized videos embedded in flyers promoting their authors’ latest releases. (Should we call these “book trailer pamphlets”? Definitely an interesting combination of old and new media.) All of them were for youth titles, which seems like a logical demographic targeting. One featured the Mr. Fahrenheit video above—recorded with my […]

By April 28, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
New Research Shows Audiobooks Have Powerful Impact on Literacy Development

New Research Shows Audiobooks Have Powerful Impact on Literacy Development

Looking for scholarly research on the power of audiobooks in literacy development? A study released today has great information for parents looking for ways to keep reading skills sharp over the summer months, librarians seeking increased funding for their audiobook collections, educators who need strong statistics for audiobook grants, or teachers planning next year’s reading […]

Luck’s New Book Club Is Young Readers’ Good Fortune

Luck’s New Book Club Is Young Readers’ Good Fortune

On Monday, the darling of the Indianapolis Colts, Andrew Luck, launched an online book club. Before you start questioning Luck’s agenda, let me clarify, this is not a club to promote or sell Luck books—he is a genuine and avid reader who wants to share the joy. The Wall Street Journal recently revealed Luck to […]

The Latest Booklist: Mystery Showcase

The Latest Booklist: Mystery Showcase

The May 1 issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 365 new reviews and 14 new feature articles and lists. The articles will be free to all for the next two weeks—to have unrestricted access, you’ll need to log in. If you aren’t yet a subscriber, or do subscribe but haven’t […]