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My Favorite Nature Books

by Rhonda Greenaway - Saturday, Sep 08, 2007 at 5:24pm

It's not easy encouraging kids, especially city kids, to be interested in nature. I know - I have two of 'em (city kids, that is). But Lark Books' My Favorite Nature Books may be just the ticket.

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Book Community Mourns the Loss of a Beloved Author

by Lynn Popham - Saturday, Sep 08, 2007 at 2:32pm

Beloved children's author and essayist Madeleine L'Engle died on Thursday, September 6, 2007. Her Newbery Award winning novel A Wrinkle in Time, the first of the well known series The Time Quintet, has captivated young audiences since the 1960s. Publisher's Weekly

Shadow Thieves by Ann Ursu

by Jillian Hamilton - Thursday, Sep 06, 2007 at 9:20am

Shadow Thieves, the first book in the Cronus Chronicles details the adventures of two cousins, Charlotte and Zee, who must journey into Hades' Underworld in order to save their friends from a mysterious illness. Humourous, dry and slightly sarcastic, full of clever allusions and great plot twists, Shadow Thieves will interest fans of Greek mythology, soccer, kittens, and grandmothers. However, this book even creeped me out at times, so kids who scare easily should probably steer clear of this one.

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No! Not Noddy!

by Lynn Popham - Wednesday, Sep 05, 2007 at 11:26am

Harper Collins Uk has announced that it will be the first major publisher to create personalized "print on demand" books for children.

Customers can pick one of three Noddy books and submit their child's specifics, including name, hair and eye colour; HarperCollins will create and print a specially personalized book for them.

While the phenomenon of the personalized book is not new (small independent publishers have been creating them for years), I do believe that HarperCollins is the first major publisher to jump on the bandwagon. They say that it is part of their "ongoing commitment to expanding the boundaries of traditional publishing". I'm not sure that I like the concept.

Categories: Discussions, buzz, Publishing News

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Be the Most Popular Grandparents on the Block

by McNally Robinson - Tuesday, Sep 04, 2007 at 10:34am

Publishers Weekly offers Tips to Grandparents

A recent article in Publishers Weekly offers some good suggestions to Grandparents who are shopping for the youngest members in their family.Visit Publishers Weekly The 10 listed titles are excellent choices, and we're always happy to recommend more, if you're interested.

Categories: Book Lists
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