Thursday, March 31, 2016

The Roundup with PW

'A Child's First Book of Trump' Due from S&S
Just in time for this year’s Republican National Convention, author and comedian Michael Ian Black has written 'A Child's First Book of Trump,' illustrated by Marc Rosenthal. more »

2016 Lukas Prize Winners Announced
The winners of the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize Project Awards include Susan Southard, Nikolaus Wachsmann, and Steve Luxenberg. »

A Rise in Exercise Memoirs: Here is a rundown of the latest books that blend creativity with action, including Catriona Menzies-Pike's 'The Long Run.'

Marilynne Robinson on Her Latest Award: The 'Home' author reflects on her Library of Congress Prize and this year's presidential race.

Mysterious Stacks of Books Appear in NYC: Stacks of free books left throughout the city by the Reading Project are helping New Yorkers make connections.

The Truth Behind 'Luckiest Girl Alive': Author Jessica Knoll revealed the true events that inspired the bestselling book.

Amazon's Move Into K-12 Publishing: Find out what Amazon's Open Educational Resources platform means for educational publishers.



From the Associated Press:
Author James Patterson is donating another $1.75 million to help school libraries. Click here
From CBS News:
In their final White House Easter Egg Roll, the Obamas read Where the Wild Things Are and The Rainbow Fish. Click here
From the Huffington Post:
This Harry Potter Prequel Breathes New Life Into James Potter and Severus Snape's Backstory. Click here
From NPR:
NRA Rewrites Fairy Tales with More Firearms, Less Bloodshed. Click here
From OPB:
Five Things to Know About Beverly Cleary. Click here
From Book Riot:
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let My Toddler Destroy His Board Books. Click here
From the Guardian:
J.K. Rowling posts letters of rejection on Twitter to help budding authors. Click here
From the Telegraph:
Hanya Yanagihara: "The first book that had a great effect on me was Goldie the Dollmaker by M.B. Goffstein." Click here
From 23ABC News:
A Bakersfield, Calif., family is in search of their little community library that was stolen. Click here
From the New York Times:
Author Chris Grabenstein, at Home on the Upper West Side. Click here
From CBS News:
The story of the real Winnie the Pooh. Click here
From Brightly:
Six Children's and YA Books That Would Make Great Netflix Series. Click here

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