Wednesday, June 25, 2014

American Academy of Pediatrics Backs Reading Aloud from Infancy & other US news

The American Academy of Pediatrics is releasing a new policy statement that recommends pediatricians and policy makers promote reading aloud to children daily, beginning in infancy. more »

James Patterson Donates Books to NYC Middle Graders
Reaffirming his advocacy of children's literacy, James Patterson announced on Monday that he is offering every sixth grader in the New York City public school system a free copy of "Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life." more » »

Job Moves: June 24, 2014
Patrick Janson-Smith, former Transworld publisher and MD and publisher of HarperCollins U.K. imprint, Blue Door, has joined London-based digital publisher Apostrophe Books as editor-at-large. more » »


Amazon Accused of Antitrust Violation : German book publishers have formally accused Amazon of violating the country’s competition laws and have asked the antitrust authorities to investigate.

Librarian Maps Out Your Summer Reading: If you like your summer reading to take you beyond the beaten path, librarian Nancy Pearl is here to help.

Amazon Taking Warner Bros Preorders : Amazon has resumed preorders of movie discs from Time Warner Inc's Warner Bros Studio as the companies are close to resolving a pricing dispute, the "Wall Street Journal" reported citing people familiar with the matter.

Broadway Books Co-Owner to Retire : Roberta Dyer, the co-founder of Broadway Books in Northeast Portland, said she is retiring after 22 years. Co-owner Sally McPherson is looking for a partner or partners to buy 50 percent of the store.

10 Shocking Books for Children : Following the Carnegie Medal award to Kevin Brooks for "The Bunker Diary," here are 10 children’s books that definitely don’t have happy endings.


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