Disguised as a boy, the heroine of ‘Curious Toys’ finds freedom — and answers

Elizabeth Hand’s novel is both a mystery and a fascinating exploration of gender. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2019-10-15 13:00:00 UTC ]
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In ‘Mama Hissa’s Mice,’ three Kuwaiti boys find solace in fables

Saud Alsanousi’s recently translated novel takes American readers to place few have ventured. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-12-17 16:12:11 UTC ]
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Lessons From Nabokov: Finding Freedom in a Foreign Language

I own a 19-year-old copy of Vladimir Nabokov’s Invitation to a Beheading. I place its age from the barcode on its back, which states the name of the bookstore where I bought it: Borders.The one that used to sit on the ground floor of the World Trade Center, the one I’d been to multiple times […] Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-08-19 08:50:43 UTC ]
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Girls like digital media while boys prefer print, finds study on reading habits

National Literacy Trust report also says girls continue to outpace boys in their enthusiasm for reading for pleasureGirls have more firmly embraced digital literacy and formats such as Facebook, email and text message, while boys are more comfortable with traditional printed media such as... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2015-05-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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How to Find a Literary Agent: Finding Agents Appropriate for Your Writing

Literary agents are the gate keepers of the publishing world, but not all agents represent all genres of writing. This post shares how to find a literary agent appropriate for your writing project, including links to agents representing various genres. The post How to Find a Literary Agent:... Continue reading at Writer's Digest

[ Writer's Digest | 2019-09-04 18:25:07 UTC ]
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Toy Fair Moves on After Toys R Us

At this year’s New York Toy Fair, publishers discussed new retail opportunities following the closing of the toy store chain. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-02-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Toy Fair 2017: Toy Stores Seek Books for Themed Displays

Crowds filled the aisles of the 2017 edition of New York International Toy Fair, and the mood was upbeat. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Toy Fair 2016: The Adult Publishing Coloring Craze Hits the Toy Industry

One of the most notable themes at this year’s New York International Toy Fair emanated from publishing: adult coloring books. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Toy Fair 2015: Toy Stores Add More Books to the Mix

At this year's trade show executives from several publishers said specialty toy stores are currently doing well with books and are looking for new titles to add to their assortments. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-02-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Lose the Clutter, Find the Spirit: Books on Finding Calm Through Getting Organized

Four new books from spirituality and religion publishers address the practical and spiritual benefits of tossing, reordering, and simplifying. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-01-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Should boys read boys?

Is it really true that boys want to read books about boys, written by men? Or is this narcissism and sexism of the saddest, most damaging kind? Night School author CJ Daugherty makes the case that books should be gender free. What do you think? Join the discussion on Twitter @GdnChildrensBks, on... Continue reading at The Guardian

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First-Time Exhibitors Target Toy and Specialty Retailers at Toy Fair 2014

This year's New York International Toy Fair was characterized by steady traffic on the show floor, key customers roaming the aisles of the Javits Center, orders being written, and meetings being accomplished. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-02-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Concern for children's book market as The Book People fails to find buyer

Trade figures have said the failure of The Book People to find a buyer, leading to 155 redundancies, could have ramifications for the children's book market.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-01-14 05:00:29 UTC ]
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Finding Strength in Scary Stories: Spotlight on Tehlor Kay Mejia

A ghostly figure from Mexican folklore haunts the pages of Mejia’s debut middle grade novel. (Sponsored) Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-01-13 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Spanish Publishers Finds Its Groove

The consortium of Spanish-language publishers has been successfully supplying Spanish-language books to the U.S. for 17 years—and is only growing more steady. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-01-10 05:00:00 UTC ]
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WI15: Finding Her Voice: PW Talks with Rebecca Solnit

In this conversation with a featured speaker, PW checks in with Rebecca Solnit, who will give the afternoon keynote on Wednesday, January 22. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-01-10 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Nipsey Hussle was a bookworm. Now black men are finding inspiration in what he read

Once a month, black men come together for The Marathon Book Club — founded to read the books that inspired Nipsey Hussle, who was killed in South L.A. in March. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-01-05 14:00:49 UTC ]
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In ‘Dear Edward,’ the world’s most famous orphan finds something to live for

Ann Napolitano has written a novel about the peculiar challenges of surviving a public disaster in the modern age. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-12-31 17:24:50 UTC ]
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How Bonnier is Finding Success with Branded Content

Amid a declining demand for display advertising and a rise in the use of ad blockers, many publishers turned to Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

[ Editor & Publisher | 2019-12-20 16:09:39 UTC ]
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Is J.K. Rowling transphobic? Who is Maya Forstater? Your questions about the U.K. scandal answered

Gender policy is splitting the U.K. in two this week. Across the pond, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is being crucified online, blasted as “transphobic” and a “TERF,” after she tweeted the hashtag #IStandWithMaya. Who is Maya? What’s a TERF? We have answers.Read Full Story Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2019-12-19 15:21:28 UTC ]
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