'Hunger Games' again on list of challenged books

'Hunger Games' again on list of challenged books
The association defines a challenge as "a formal, written complaint filed with a library or school requesting that a book or other material be restricted or removed because of its content or appropriateness." In last year's list, when just the title ... 

'The Hunger Games' ignites the ALA's list of most challenged books
Entertainment Weekly
by Stephan Lee The Hunger Games movie may not have had trouble earning a PG-13 rating, but many parents and educators are wondering whether the best-selling book trilogy belongs on library shelves. The American Library Association's Office for ...

Author Reveals A Softer Side To CBS Newsman Mike Wallace
NPR (blog)
Richissin, who interviewed Wallace and his son, Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace, for abook entitled Fathers & Sons, relates the elder Wallace telling the story of another son, Peter, who died in a climbing accident in 1962 at age 19: During our ...

Final book of Churchill trilogy coming this fall
Wall Street Journal
AP NEW YORK — The third and final volume of the late William Manchester's beloved series on Winston Churchill is coming out this fall, nearly 25 years since the previous book. In November, Little, Brown and Company will publish "The Last Lion: Winston ...

Publishers Hustle to Make E-Books More Immersive
Wired News
Now book publishers know they must evolve: 21 percent of Americans say they've read an e-book, according to a Pew Internet study released last week, and the Association of American Publishers says 114 million e-books were sold in 2010 (the most recent ...

Wired News

Publisher Romances the Web
Wall Street Journal
By JEFFREY A. TRACHTENBERG In a move that further thins the line between book publishing and book retailing, Sourcebooks Inc., a leading independent publisher, is launching an online bookstore this week focused on its romance titles.

Wall Street Journal

Book review: 'The Power of Habit' by Charles Duhigg
Los Angeles Times
The author explores how changing habits can change everything through examples including Paul O'Neill's policies at Alcoa. By Thomas H. Maugh II, Special to the Los Angeles Times When Paul O'Neill took over the floundering Aluminum Co. of America in ...

Two Books Help Military Families Cope During a Parent's Deployment
Seattle Post Intelligencer
Jerilyn Marler, author of “Lily Hates Goodbyes” and “Helping Your Young Child Cope with a Parent's Deployment,” says, “Deployment is a high-stress experience for the whole family, and it's especially hard on children.” Marler's books, which are ...

Author Jim Lynch: 1962 'launched modern Seattle'
The Seattle Times
By Mary Ann Gwinn Jim Lynch is author of "Truth Like the Sun," a new novel set mostly in the 1962 World's Fair. The author of "Truth Like the Sun" appears this week on the "Well Read" books and authors program at 7 and 10 pm Tuesday on TVW, ...

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E-books give authors new chance to get published
Omaha World-Herald
His success as an e-book writer has led to a print book publishing deal with Simon & Schuster, who will bring out eight of his Donovan Creed thrillers this year. He also is the author of “How I Sold 1 Million eBooks in 5 Months.

David's Book Club: The Righteous Mind
Daily Beast
The arguments from each book were taken on their own merits and we were expected to explain the deep and well-reasoned arguments that led each author to the conclusions they reached. Jonathan Haidt's The Righteous Mind takes that approach to studying ...

Daily Beast

National library group lists 10 most 'challenged' books of 2011
American Library Association (ALA) released the Top 10 List of Most Frequently ChallengedBooks of 2011 on Monday in conjunction with National Library Week, April 8-14. Among the list was “The Hunger Games” book series recently released as a major ...

Morning Shots: Lots Of Book News, Eastwood Chairs, And Thomas Kinkade
NPR (blog)
[The Chicago Tribune] Speaking of books, here are some thoughts from a founder of an online bookstore about how publishers are making it harder — rather than easier, as you might think they would — for small businesses to break into selling e-books.

Yahoo files e-book advert system patent applications
BBC News
Yahoo has signalled it is investigating e-book adverts as a way to stimulate its earnings. It says in two US patent applications that ads for digital book readers have been "less than optimal" to date. They add that the products shown could be...

BBC News

Are Enhanced E-Book Apps Worth It?
There's been some talk here on Forbes lately about the release of new publishing apps that provide authors and readers an “enhanced” book experience, complete with sound effects, related links, video options and possibilities not yet even imagined.

At Last ? A Clean, Mean eBook App: Robin Sloan's Fish
Wired News
Yet with this simple app Sloan has kicked the crap out of almost every enhanced ebook or tablet app I've seen. True, Sloan had the great advantage of simplicity: he needed to convey not the dynamics of evolution or the wonders of dinosaurs but a clean, ...

'The Hunger Games' banned, animation style [Video]
Los Angeles Times (blog)
While the movie racks up big box-office receipts -- more than $300 million so far -- the bookremains a subject of some controversy. For the second year in a row, "The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins has landed in the top 10 books that are challenged ...

Book Review: Waiting for Sunrise by William Boyd
Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)
Throw in the side line of a thriller and the search for a traitor that could bring down the house, than this is a book for your library. The story seems to meander, and yet it builds momentum to the very end. Everything in between is just a red herring ...

Kercher father's book released
The Press Association
A book by the father of murdered student Meredith Kercher about the killing that robbed him of his young daughter hits the shelves this month. Entitled Meredith: Our Daughter's Murder and the Heartbreaking Quest for the Truth, John Kercher's account of ...

Hunger Games trilogy among challenged books
The Hunger Games, a young adult book set in dystopian future where teens are forced to fight to the death in an arena, is moving up the US list of challengedbooks. The trilogy by Suzanne Collins was No. 3 on the American Library Association's list of ...


Israel bars German author for poem critical of its nuclear arsenal
Kansas City Star
JERUSALEM -- Israel's interior minister Sunday barred German author Gunter Grass from entering the country, in response to a new poem in which the Nobel laureate called Israel's undeclared nuclear arsenal a threat to world peace.
`Heroes for My Daughter' is deeply personal book
San Francisco Chronicle
From the introduction of "Heroes for My Daughter," where Meltzer delivers a personal message to his young daughter, the reader immediately understands how deeply personal this book is for the author. He wants his daughter to understand that anything is ...

Over 2/3 of US libraries offer e-books; 28% lend e-readers
By Laura Hazard Owen Apr. 9, 2012, 9:28am No Comments The majority of US public libraries now offer e-books, but libraries' relationships with book publishers are fraught, says the American Library Association in its 2012 annual report.

Author lays bare family finances in new book
Daily Herald
Author Tristi Pinkston, of Orem, talks to a customer at Pioneer Book while signing copies ofbooks from her Secret Sisters Mysteries on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011. SPENSER HEAPS/Daily Herald After making her name in fiction, then getting skinny and ...

2012 State of America's Library Report Shows Free Access to Information in ...
MarketWatch (press release)
Publishers limiting library ebook lending, budget cuts and book challenges are just a few library trends of the past year that are placing free access to information in jeopardy. These trends as well as other are detailed in the 2012 State of America's ...

Israel bars entry to Nobel-winning author Guenter Grass
JERUSALEM (AP) – Israel on Sunday declared Guenter Grass persona non grata, deepening a spat with the Nobel-winning author over a poem that deeply criticized the Jewish state and suggested it was as much a danger as Iran. By Jens Meyer, AP This October ...


10 Most Frequently Challenged Library Books of 2011 - GalleyCat
By Jason Boog
Here's more eBook news from the report: “The rapid growth of ebooks has stimulated increasing demand for them in libraries, but libraries only have limited access to ebooksbecause of restrictions placed on their use by publishers. Macmillan ...

Sourcebooks Starts Romance eBook Club | Publishers Lunch
By Michael Cader
Discover A New Love offers subscribers one of four featured romance titles a month, at $9.99 for a six-month plan (so about $1.67 per book). Members can purchase additional titles at discount, and some club selections are available a month ...
Publishers Lunch

Amazon reportedly preparing front-lit Kindle e-reader for 2012 ...
By Tyler Lee
Amazon's Kindle e-reader was refreshed sometime back in 2011 which saw the announcement of the Kindle Fire Android tablet launch beside it. Well for those who are wondering what Amazon could be bringing to the table as far as its [...]

Food Politics » Three terrific books about feeding kids
By Marion
In this beautifully writeen book about what needs to be done to preserve food culture in Italy and elsewhere, Marshall makes the political personal as she explains how she is teaching her son to enjoy the pleasures of eating food prepared, ...
Food Politics

Book Trailer Project: Making My Own First | educating alice
By medinger
After reading several articles about making book trailers with kids I figured the best way for me to figure out how to proceed was to make one of my own. Now it so happens I have a book coming out next year, Africa is My Home: The Memory ...
educating alice

Author Interview: Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith
By Design Mom
(And did you get into trouble for it?) Lane Smith: My brother Shane and I were always making littlebooks, building forts, making music. Unlike today's kids we never called it ... But the very best part of the book is that when the whopping giant carrot does come up, our little guy doesn't gloat about being right, he doesn't razz anybody, he just wheels off his obvious rightness in a wheelbarrow with beautiful Zen calm. Q: Is there a book you wish you had written or illustrated? LS: Where The ...
Design Mom

Snoop Dogg's New Book Made Entirely Of Marijuana Rolling Paper ...
By Kirsten West Savali
Never one to shy away from his well-deserved reputation as a weed-head, Hip-Hop legend, Snoop Dogg, has embraced it even tighter by creating a book made entirely of rolling paper.

Author Snoop Dogg To Release “Rolling Words: A Smokeable ...
By JP DelaCuesta
A few days after announcing a new 4/20 sneaker collaboration between Curren$y and Diamond Supply Co., the Doggfather himself, Snoop Dogg, has announced an “eco-friendly” product for purchase later this year when his new book, ...

Israel bars German author Gunter Grass over poem | The Raw Story
By Agence France-Presse
Topics: Gunter Grass ♦ Interior Minister Eli Yishai ♦ iran. Israel on Sunday barred German authorGunter Grass from entering the Jewish state, citing a poem in which he accuses Israel of plotting Iran's annihilation and threatening world peace.
The Raw Story

'Hunger Games' again on list of challenged books
The association defines a challenge as "a formal, written complaint filed with a library or school requesting that a book or other material be restricted or removed because of its content or appropriateness." In last year's list, when just the title book of the trilogy was in ... aware of thebooks and that led to more kinds of complaints." Collins declined comment through spokeswoman Tracy van Straaten of publisher Scholastic Inc. Van Straaten said Scholastic also would have no comment.
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How to Scan Books for Your Personal Library (and Why You'd Want ...
By Heather M. Whitney
ISBN for the APA Manual, 5th edition Undoubtedly, one of the major themes of the 2011-2012 academic year for me has been books. Through a series of circumstances, I've had the wonderful opportunity to read more widely than ever before.

Faith and Theology: Book spine poetry
By Ben Myers
The Eerdmans blog put me on to this gallery of book spine poems. I've never heard of spine poems before, but I think it's a wonderful idea. Luckily, in my house there are books everywhere: and there is almost no method of organisation, so on ...
Faith and Theology

Anthony Bourdain to Publish Reviews by Marilyn Hagerty - 85-Year ...
According to Eater, after about a week of talks concerning a potential collaborative book with Hagerty, Bourdain confirmed that he will in fact publish Hagerty's ...

Fifty Shades of banality [REVIEW]
District (blog)
... at the local Barnes & Noble. The first installment of the “Fifty Shades” trilogy by British author EL James, a London-based mother of two, focuses on the relationship between 21-year-old Anastasia Steele and 27-year-old billionaire Christian Grey, ...

District (blog)

Carole King & EO Wilson Get Booked
Legendary singer Carole King will talk about her new memoir, A Natural Woman at the Union Square Barnes & Noble. Hear her on Tuesday, April 10th starting 7 pm (New York, NY) Scientist and author EO Wilson will headline a NYPL Live event called “The ...

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