Books for Younguns, Young Adults and the Young-at-Heart

Friday, April 27, 2012

Friday News Round-Up

News from the store:
--Check out our ReadMOB video from World Book Night, including student groups from two local schools.

--Join us at Missouri Athletic Club on Saturday, April 28, at 9:00 a.m. for the Assistance League Authors Brunch with Richard Paul Evans and Carol Ferring Shepley.  Mr. Evans is the author of several children's and young adult books that will be available for purchase and signing.

--Join us at Left Bank Books--Central West End on Tuesday, May 1, at 4:30 p.m. for After School Experiments with Sean Connolly.  Mr. Connolly will perform science and mathematical experiments from his books, including his latest, The Book of Perfectly Perilous Math.

News from the publishing world:
--Winners were announced of the PubWest Book Design Awards.  They include:
Children's/YA Illustrated
Gold Award:  Press Here by Herve Tullet
Silver Award:  Dream Big Little Pig by Kristi Yamaguchi, illustrated by Tim Bowers
Bronze Award (tie):  Curious Critters by David FitzSimmons and Right Where You Are Now by Lisa Montierth, illustrated by Ashley Burke
Children's/YA Non-Illustrated
Gold Award:  Sally's Bones by MacKenzie Candenhead, illustrated by T.S. Spookytooth
Silver Award:  Huber Hill and the Dead Man's Treasure by B.K. Bostick
Bronze Award:  Spartacus and the Circus of Shadows by Molly E. Johnson

--Tickets are now on sale for the Children's Art Auction and Reception at BookExpo America, sponsored by the ABC Children's Group of the American Booksellers Association.

--Bookmasters is now distributing Pearson Mexico's Spanish-language educational titles for middle and high school students.

--Lois Duncan's novel Down a Dark Hall has been optioned as a feature film by Fickle Fish Films, the production company run by Stephenie Meyer and Megan Hibbetts.

--Winners were announced for the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes.  They include a Young Adult Literature prize for The Big Crunch by Pete Hautman.

--Macmillan announced that by July, all e-books published by Tor Teen, among other imprints, will be DRM (digital rights management)-free, allowing them to be read across multiple devices without reformatting.

--Harry Potter e-books are now available in French, Italian, German and Spanish through Pottermore.

--Finalists were announced for the Southern Independent Book Awards.  They include:
Always Neverland by Zoe Barton
Animalogy: Animal Analogies by Marianne Berkes, illustrated by Cathy Morrison
Bigger Than a Bread Box by Laurel Snyder
Jo MacDonald Saw a Pond by Mary Quattlebaum, illustrated by Laura J. Bryant
Young Adult
The Dark and Hollow Places by Carrie Ryan
Darwen Arkwright and the Peregrine Pact by A.J. Hartley
The Magnolia League by Katie Crouch
Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley

--New images were released from The Twilight Saga:  Breaking Dawn--Part 2, the film based on Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer.

--Walter Dean Myers received the N.Y.C. Literary Honor for children's literature.

via Shelf Awareness.

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