Friday, March 18, 2016

The Roundup with PW

After Latest Filings, Google Case Now in Supreme Court's Hands
The Authors Guild has filed its final reply brief in its case against Google. This means the Supreme Court could soon decide whether to review the long-running case questioning the legality of Google’s library scanning program. Attorneys for the Guild argued that what's at issue is "a fundamental disagreement about how to apply the Copyright Act in the digital age.” more »

On Writing 'H is for Hawk': Author Helen MacDonald reveals the grief and isolation that led to writing the bestselling book.

Ferrante Turns to Children's Books: The Italian author's U.S. publisher, Europa, announced that her children’s book, ‘The Beach At Night,' will arrive this fall.

Signed Anne Frank Book Up for Auction: Frank's signed copy of 'Grimm's Fairy Tales' is expected to fetch up to $30,000 at the sale in May.

Poetry at Heathrow Airport: Heathrow’s newly-installed ‘poetry points’ will broadcast the work of poets such as Michael Rosen in order to entertain travelers.

Six Scientific Reasons to Read: According to scientific research, reading can improve memory, prevent stress, and much more.

2016 Carle Honorees Announced
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art has announced the recipients of its 2016 Carle Honors. The 11th annual Carle Honors will be awarded in New York City on Wednesday, September 28, presented by Gregory Maguire. Click through to see those recognized. more

Viking Makes Way for the
75th Anniversary of 'Ducklings'

Three-quarters of a century have passed since Mr. and Mrs. Mallard found a safe spot on an island in Boston's Charles River to prepare for the hatching of their eight ducklings in Robert McCloskey's Make Way for Ducklings, published by Viking in 1941. On March 29, the publisher will release a 75th-anniversary edition of the classic. Read on for the story behind this enduring book. more


From the Guardian:
David Solomans wins U.K.'s Waterstones prize for My Brother Is a Superhero. Click here
From the Forward:
A Fairy Tale Book Signed by Anne Frank to Be Auctioned. Click here
From the Independent:
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children: trailer promises Tim Burton is back to his best. Click here
From the Horn Book:
The Real Ramona: An appreciation by David Reuther of Beverly Cleary, who is turning 100. Click here
From USA Today:
Allegiant no more? The state of YA at the movies isn't great. Click here
From Book Riot:
I Opened a Book to Meet Tiffany Aching… and Myself. Click here
From Flavorwire:
Rejoice, Elena Ferrante Fans! A New (Children's) Novel Is On Its Way. Click here
From the Guardian:
Roald Dahl lands first-ever U.K. No. 1 with World Book Day release. Click here
From Deadline Hollywood:
Jack O'Brien will direct a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory musical on Broadway next spring. Click here
"Perhaps everything I say is nonsense": German children's author Janosch at 85. Click here
From Brightly:
8 YA Book Recommendations for Fans of Divergent. Click here
From Book Riot:
Buy, Borrow, Bypass: Teen Angst. Click here

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