'Bedtime Stories for Awful Children,' a free ebook from 'Year Walk' devs

The dark, freezing woods of Sweden are the perfect breeding ground for terrifying tales of naughty children who get what they deserve. This week, Simogo -- the developer of beautifully macabre game Year Walk, and mysterious narrative experiences De... Continue reading at 'Engadget'

[ Engadget | 2015-09-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Publishing for the future: how children’s books have changed in 20 years

Looking back and charting changes in a business as multi-faceted and all-encompassing as children’s books is a tricky business. Given that the peak titles from the past last a very long time while most titles fade away fairly fast and the least successful disappear surprisingly completely it is... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-29 19:37:34 UTC ]
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Katherine Rundell compiles free children's lockdown book

Katherine Rundell has put together The Book of Hopes: Words and Pictures to Comfort, Inspire and Encourage Children in Lockdown, and the collection is available to download free on the National Literacy Trust website. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-28 07:24:36 UTC ]
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Cressida Cowell to have third year as Waterstones Children's Laureate

BookTrust has extended Cressida Cowell's tenure at Waterstones Children's Laureate by a year, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-15 17:01:56 UTC ]
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More Bedtime Stories from Tom Hardy for CBeebies

Tom Hardy is returning to CBeebies with six new Bedtime Stories in what is being dubbed "Tom Week".  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-14 06:16:00 UTC ]
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The L.A. Times Book Prizes ceremony will be virtual, and free, this year

Winners of the L.A. Times Book Prizes will be announced in a special, virtual Twitter ceremony this year because of the global health crisis. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-04-09 17:53:22 UTC ]
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Free Books for Kids: Great Resources for Ebooks and Audiobooks

There is already a decent amount of free books for kids available online, and now there has been a recent expansion of available resources. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-04-01 10:38:43 UTC ]
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Audible Launches Audible Stories for Children and Teens While School is Out

Looking for ways to entertain kids and teens at home? Audible has launched Audible Stories, a free service that offers family-friendly educational and entertaining audiobook content. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-03-19 19:24:21 UTC ]
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Haymarket Books Offering 10 Free Ebooks to Support Social Distancing

You can now download ten free ebooks on social and economic justice from Haymarket Books to read while social distancing. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-03-19 15:10:47 UTC ]
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Macmillan Walks Back Ebook Embargo

Macmillan Publishers has announced they will return to the library ebook pricing model that was in place October 31, 2019. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-03-17 20:14:04 UTC ]
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Coronavirus: Canada’s Kobo Joins Mondadori in Providing Free Ebooks to Italians in Lockdown

Amid Europe's largest COVID-19 outbreak, Italian citizens in lockdown have been able to read free Mondadori ebooks in a program facilitated by Kobo. The post Coronavirus: Canada’s Kobo Joins Mondadori in Providing Free Ebooks to Italians in Lockdown appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-03-11 12:22:51 UTC ]
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Ex-Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh Sentenced To 3 Years In Children's Book Scam

Fraud involving the former mayor's "Healthy Holly" books generated more than $850,000, prosecutors said. Continue reading at HuffPost

[ HuffPost | 2020-02-27 19:47:47 UTC ]
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Louis Sachar returns to wacky Wayside School more than 40 years after ‘Sideways Stories’

“It was a challenge to see if I still had Wayside School inside me,” the author says. It turns out, he did. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-02-26 13:00:00 UTC ]
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Louis Sachar returns to wacky Wayside School more than 40 years after ‘Sideways Stories’

“It was a challenge to see if I still had Wayside School inside me,” the author says. It turns out, he did. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-02-26 13:00:00 UTC ]
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Faber pre-empts Ross' 'rare' love story 15 years in the making

Faber has pre-empted Leone Ross' "lightning bolt of a novel", about two star-crossed lovers finding their way back to one another over a single day. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-02-18 18:09:43 UTC ]
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Election Year Children’s Book Bonanza

November may seem far away, but political titles for young readers are already hitting shelves. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-02-14 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Review: 'Children of the Land' chronicles an immigrant poet's story of hiding in plain sight

In his memoir 'Children of the Land,' poet Marcelo Hernandez Castillo writes of border journeys, family separation and crossing a 'threshold of invisibility.' Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-01-29 15:00:08 UTC ]
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On the Short Stories That Inspired a Russian Czar to Free the Serfs

My Afghan godfather, a bristling military man, who at one time back in the 1930s held the all-India motorcycle speed record, spoke of A Sportsman’s Notebook as one of the two or three books that formed and continued to inform his mind. I remember his copy of it lying on his bedside table,... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-01-07 09:48:06 UTC ]
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Children's book magazine Carousel ceases publication after 24 years

The children’s book magazine Carousel: The Guide to Children’s Books has ceased publication after 24 years. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-01-06 03:51:33 UTC ]
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All of the Sci-Fi Stories We Published This Year

In a moment where the future seems impossibly turbulent, leaving us feeling powerless, science fiction can help us get our heads around the complexity. Continue reading at Slate

[ Slate | 2019-12-31 14:00:05 UTC ]
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4 of the Best Free Holiday Short Stories Online About Season’s Drama

If you find the holidays more foreboding than cheerful, find someone to relate to in these 4 free holiday short stories available to read online. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2019-12-16 11:35:47 UTC ]
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