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Disney Announces New Frozen Story: Frozen Northern Lights

Disney has announced a new Frozen story set in kingdom of Arendelle called Frozen Northern Lights. It will be told through a book series, animated LEGO shorts and digital extensions. The plot has Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Kristoff and Sven taking an epic adventure to restore the glimmer of the Northern Lights. Read more... June 23, 2016

New Powerpuff Girls Comic Series to Launch in July

A new The Powerpuff Girls comic book series will launch in July. The launch of the comics follows the release of the new animated series on Cartoon Network. The comic from IDW Publishing features the adventures of Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup. Read more... June 7, 2016

Independent Bookstore BooksActually Installs Book Vending Machines in Singapore

Independent Singapore bookstore BooksActually is determined to get more books in front of busy consumers. The bookstore, which focuses on fiction and literature, will install three book vending machines around the city of Singapore, two of which went live today. The bookstore joked on Instagram, "The Machines have Risen!!" Read more... June 3, 2016

Mattel and Papercutz to Publish Barbie Graphic Novels

Mattel has announced a partnership with Papercutz for a series of Barbie graphic novels. Papercutz will create new material based on the Barbie media properties for the graphic novels. Read more... June 1, 2016

Marvel Announces New Adult Coloring Books: Star Wars, Women of Power and Doctor Strange

Marvel has announced a new line of adult coloring books. Two of the three new coloring books will be set in the Star Wars and Doctor Strange universes. The third coloring book, Color Your Own Women of Power, features images of Marvel's leading heroines. Read more... May 30, 2016




Lindsey Vonn to Publish Her First Book With Dey Street Books

Olympic Alpine skier Lindsey Vonn will be publishing her first book with William Morrow imprint Dey Street Books. The book, Strong is the New Beautiful, will be published in October 2016. Lindsey will tell her story and offer inspirational advice in the book. Read more... May 24, 2016

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



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