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Scholastic Announces Summer Reading Road Trip

Scholastic has announced its 2016 summer reading campaign with the launch of the Summer Reading Road Trip. The publisher is sending two book-themed RVs on a journey that will combine 10,000 miles. The RVs feature Clifford the Big Red Dog, Harry Potter and other characters from children's books. They will visit local bookstores, schools and libraries across the country. Read more... May 23, 2016

New Version of Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code Being Released for Young Adults

Random House just announced that it will publish a young adult adaptation of Dan Brown's bestselling novel The Da Vinci Code. The book will be released in hardcover and ebook on September 13, 2016 in the U.S. by Delacorte Press and on September 8, 2016 in the United Kingdom by Penguin. Beverly Horowitz, the publisher of Delacorte Press, and Shannon Cullen, the publishing director of Penguin Random House Children’s UK are will oversee the editing of the book for a young adult audience. Read more... May 18, 2016

Veronica Roth Ventures Into Science Fiction in Carve the Mark

Veronica Roth penned the successful Divergent series which was made into movies starring Shailene Woodley. Her next series is science fiction and takes place on a planet in another galaxy. The series begins with Carve the Mark, which arrives in bookstores on January 17, 2017. The second novel will be published in 2018. Read more... May 17, 2016

Women Writers Dominate 2015 Nebula Awards

Women writers won five of the six categories at the 2015 Nebula Awards this year. The annual awards are given by Science Ficiton & Fantasy Writers of America. The awards ceremony was held at the SFWA Nebula Conference in Chicago. Read more... May 16, 2016

Tell-All Book by Anonymous Congressman Climbs Amazon Bestseller List

A tell-all book by an anonymous congressman has been climibng the bestseller list on Amazon. The book, The Confessions of Congressman X, has reached as high as #2 on Amazon's bestseller list. The book shares details on the inner workings of Congress and says the main job of a Congressman is "to get reelected." Read more... May 15, 2016




Leonard Riggio to Retire as Barnes & Noble Chairman

Barnes & Noble Founder and Chairman Leonard Riggio has announced he will retire as Chairman of the company in September following the company's annual shareholder meeting. He will remain on the Board of Directors. Read more... May 14, 2016

Free Comic Book Day 2016 is Saturday May 7th

Free Comic Book Day is tomorrow, Saturday, May 7, 2016. This is a great way to grab a free comic or introduce a friend to the world of comics. Yes, the comics are really free. All you do is find a participating comic book store in your area by searching here using your zip code. Read more... May 6, 2016

Don DeLillo's Zero K Arrives in Bookstores in May

Don Delillo's new novel, Zero K, will arrive in bookstores in May 2016. The novel was announced by publisher Scribner last November. It explores concepts of convergence and cryopreservation. Read more... April 25, 2016

The Iron Fey Series Has Sold Over 1 Million Copies

The Iron Fey Series by Julie Kagawa has reached the 1 million copies sold mark. The announcement was made by the publisher Harlequin Teen. The fantasy series consists of seven novels and three novellas. Read more... April 18, 2016

Scholastic to Publish Assassin's Creed Young Adult Book Series

Scholastic has announced a collaboration with the video game company Ubisoft to publish a series of young adult books set in the Assassin's Creed universe. The book series will be called Last Descendants. Read more... April 16, 2016



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