Back-to-school books show how much fun learning can be

Back-to-school books show how much fun learning can be
Washington Post
Deb Lindsey/FOR THE WASHINGTON POST - “Big Book of How” is one of the books kids will actually want to take to school with them. As you head back to school, your backpack will probably be jampacked with textbooks, notebooks, calculators and markers. ...
Hear sound effects and songs while reading classics on eBooks
The Hindu
E—books are now being given background noises and music in the hope to spark young people's interest in literature. The concept is already in use in the US, where the classics of Charlotte Bronte, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and William Shakesphere come...
Mother-daughter novelists' new holiday books
Vancouver Sun
By Tracy Sherlock, Postmedia News August 29, 2011 9:07 AM Authors Mary Higgins Clark (L) and Carol Higgins Clark attend the 16th Annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books - Day 2 at USC on May 1, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. ...
Authors share their experiences in book of letters called 'Dear Bully'
USA Today
But top authors of books for teens want to help spread the word about this threat and what kids and adults can do about it. Dear Bully: 70 Authors Tell Their Story is the brainchild of authors Carrie Jones and Megan Kelley Hall. ...
The Best Books for Mastering Your Canon EOS 5D Mark II DSLR
Business Insider
Here's a list of books that you should find helpful. I'll also include some links to a few online stores where you can purchase new versions. I won't be listing used books here since they come and go more quickly, but always check for used books first, ...
Zoe Saldana books 'Dominion'
S2Smagazine.com
With her new release, Colombiana just kicking its way into theaters, Zoe Saldana has already lined up her next job. Not much is known about the plot of the movie. Zoe will play an angel-human hybrid in the supernatural thriller. ...
In western Pa., schools embracing e-books e-readers and laptops for education ...
The Republic
Parents can access the books on home computers, and there are even interactive games to support the books. But in six to seven years, when the district will again purchase new textbooks, they'll likely be in an all-digital form, Marin said. ...
Publishers urged to cut book prices
Irish Times
Publishing companies would only agree to a voluntary code of practice on the selling and reprinting of educational books to schools. In what his department described as a “significant departure” on policy by previous ministers, Mr Quinn has stepped up ...

God save us from books with soundtracks
Telegraph.co.uk (blog)
As today's Telegraph reports, publishers are now producing the first “enhanced e-books”, where soundtracks are provided along with the text. The first one, The Adventures of the Speckled Band, a Sherlock Holmes story, came out last week, complete with ...
Local libraries stay vital by lending e-books
Press-Enterprise
Readers download the books to their device, and then have either seven or 14 days before the book expires from the device and someone else can check it out. The e-book is available only to one customer at a time because of publishing agreements. ...
Fall book season includes Ondaatje, Atwood
Winnipeg Free Press
The season is a critical one for publishing houses as they release bankable books and arrange author tours in time to build buzz before the Christmas shopping season. "The big awards come in the fall as well so that's another consideration why the fall ...
'The Stranger You Seek' Isn't for the Squeamish
ABC News
By MICHELLE WIENER For AP "The Stranger You Seek" (Bantam Books), by Amanda Kyle Williams: At the start of Amanda Kyle Williams' "The Stranger You Seek," readers are in the head of a serial killer ready to strike. It's a short passage made all the more ...
Analog Graphic Design to Die For: 5 Fantastic Die-Cut Books
The Atlantic
For all their wonder and promise, one crucial component of the joy of reading still eludes the publishing platforms of the future: holding a beautifully bound, meticulously designed, thoughtfully crafted tome in your two hands. Hardly does that tactile ...
Irish school replaces text books with iPads
Irish Central
Students beginning secondary school in St Kevin's, Crumlin, in north Dublin, are swapping their heavy text books and school bags for iPads this fall. Under the new system the families will pay $217 (€150), per year, for the iPad which will be preloaded ...
Romance rules Philippine literary charts
Hindustan Times
The ultra-cheap local versions of Mills and Boon novels are the country's most popular books, making their authors champions of conservative Christian values and unlikely heroes in the battle to improve literacy among the poor. ...
Wolverine Farm Publishing trying to inspire, inform people through literature
The Coloradoan
To that end we publish two to four books per year, own the Matter Bookstore inside the Bean Cycle Coffeehouse in downtown Fort Collins, promote and host community events, and run literacy programs and workshops. Everything we do revolves around ...
Duke to expand e-books
News & Observer
Those books, published between 1923 and 1963, will be offered to the public because the owners of the copyrights can't be contacted - either the publishers went out of business or the authors are deceased. The e-books are stored by HathiTrust, ...
Simon Garfield's 'Just My Type' says it with fonts
USA Today
It's easy to see the same happening with this newest offering from Simon Garfield, a British author of 12 books of non-fiction. Who knew the world was full of people who not only know about these typefaces but actually care about them? ...
On the Books Aug. 29: Gwyneth trumps Irene, the economics of being attractive ...
Entertainment Weekly (blog)
++ Three news books examine the economic effects of being pretty. (Spoiler alert: Findings show that being attractive will almost always increase your net worth). Familiarize yourself with buzzword “pulchronomics.”
Tribe, casino makes new math books possible for local kids
Native Times
Osage Nation and its economic enterprise, Osage Casino, delivered a $5000 sponsorship to McCord Elementary School for use for new math books for math and reading programs. “This is a big way to improve student achievement since our current math books ...
Authors on TV? But why?
Globe and Mail
The end of programs that routinely featured books and their authors coincided exactly with the threat that the City of Toronto may close local libraries. And people in Toronto thought the Ford regime was crass? Another program you can see tonight is ...
Powell attacks Cheney book's "cheap shots"
WVLT
CBS News political correspondent Jan Crawford said that in Washington the book is one of one of the most eagerly anticipated books of the century. "Cheney never has been known to pull punches; he certainly hasn't in this book," Crawford said on "The ...
Talking Book and Braille Library in Seattle is a volunteer wonder
The Seattle Times
Last week, I saw two books by local authors on deck to be recorded: "West of Here," the sprawling Olympic Peninsula-set novel by Bainbridge Island writer Jonathan Evison, and "Puget Sound Through an Artist's Eye" by renowned Seattle wildlife artist and ...
Read me: Four social-media sites for bookworms
Macworld
On one hand, this gives Shelfari an easy leg up in the cataloging race, because it can automatically acquire any books (or ebooks) you've purchased with your Amazon account (including on your Kindle). Additionally, the service is clean and ...
Edith Grossman on the Challenges of ... - Publishing Perspectives
By Hernán Iglesias Illa
In her book, Grossman mentions the well-known fact that only three percent of the books published in the United States, Great Britain and Australia are translations, while in Europe and Latin America this percentage number fluctuates between ...
Publishing Perspectives
Brian Whitakers' books now on Kindle - Blog - The Arabist
By Issandr El Amrani
I'm a big of fan of Brian Whitaker's work at the Guardian (where he was Middle East editor for many years and now edits the Comment is Free part of the website), of his longstanding website al-Bab and have liked his books. They are now ...
Feed for Arabist.net
10 Books To ReCharge the Creative Mind | Chase Jarvis Blog
By Chase
10 books, from inspiration to how-to that will refresh, re-charge, or ignite any creative mind. Something for everyone... ... Inspiration can come from anywhere, and books have always been a great source for me. But so many of the books that are recommended in creative circles are ... The book's co-authors, David Bayles and Ted Orland, are themselves both working artists, grappling daily with the problems of making art in the real world. Their insights and observations, drawn from ...
Chase Jarvis Blog
Casewrap Books in Berkeley: Inspiration for Self-Publishers — The ...
By Joel Friedlander
Casewrap Books in Berkeley: Inspiration for Self-Publishers shows numerous examples of this binding style and explains why more self-publishers should use it. ... self-publishing and the indiepublishing life at TheBookDesigner.com. He's also the proprietor of Marin Bookworks, where he helps publishers and authors who decide to publish get to market on time and on budget with books that are both properly constructed and beautiful to read. Like this post? Subscribe via RSS or E- Mail to...
The Book Designer
Can Digital Comic Books Spark a Love of Reading? | MindShift
By Audrey Watters
But while schools move to embrace graphic novels and comic books in the classroom, thepublishing industry's move to digital formats raises another set of challenges and possibilities for the genre. How will the move to electronic versions of ...
MindShift
Best Video Game Books: Download Online for iPhone, iPad, iPod ...
By Scott Steinberg
Independent book publisher P3: Power Play Publishing specializes in print and digital books for the consumer electronics, small business and video game industries. Founded in 2007 by technology expert and motivational business keynote ...
Game Industry News, Interviews...
Artist and their books | American Libraries Magazine
By Pamela Goodes
Julie Chen's The Veil (top) and Christopher Wilde's No Quarter Given are among the 30 books to be on display when "Artists' BooksBooks by Arts" opens October 12 at the Boston (Mass.) Athenaeum Norma Jean Calderwood Gallery. ...
American Libraries Magazine -...
25 Famous Authors With Learning Disabilities | Bachelor's Degree ...
By Site Administrator
25 Famous Authors With Learning Disabilities ... But dyslexia does not seem to have hindered his success, as Dilbert is well loved, in addition to his books, restaurant ownership, and appearances on TV shows. Adams also suffers from focal ...
Bachelor's Degree Online
FREE Kindle eBooks | Faithful Provisions
By Kelly
Here is a list of Kindle eBooks that are FREE to download all day today, Monday, August 29, 2011: The Holy Bible: HCSB Digital Text Edition by B&H Publishing Group (reg. $12.99); Soon (Underground Zealot Series #1) by Jerry B. Jenkins ...
Faithful Provisions
Flipboard to Carry Movies, TV Shows and Ebooks - SocialTimes.com
By Kenna McHugh
Flipboard to Carry Movies, TV Shows and Ebooks ... McCue also mentioned a strong interest in approaching publishers to sell ebooks through Flipboard as well. ... The Semantic Web News,Publishing & Content Management Revolution ...
SocialTimes.com
'Wimpy Kid,' 'Heroes of Olympus' among fall books - Yahoo! News
The books arriving this fall face a radically different market from just a year ago. ... Paolo Coelho, one of the world's best-selling authors, has a new novel of physical and spiritual .... Wait until thepublishing world gets a hold of THE MACHINE! ...
news.yahoo.com/wimpy-kid-heroes-olympus-among-fall-boo...
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