News from the store:
--Tuesday, May 15th, the River City Readers from Ms. Hendley and Ms. Smith's classes at Washington Montessori Elementary School visited our Central West End location on a field trip. While there, they had a storytime with Miss Jonesey, did some literary activities, and took home their latest River City Readers book: The Great Cake Mystery: Precious Ramotswe's Very First Case by Alexander McCall Smith, illustrated by Iain McIntosh (previously reviewed).
--Join us at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 19th, at Left Bank Books--Downtown for the May meeting of Writers Read reading group, which will be discussing Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt (previously reviewed).
News from the publishing world:
--Jean Craighead George, the author of My Side of the Mountain and Julie of the Wolves among many others, passed away at the age of 92.
--Harry Potter ebooks are now available on Kobo devices.
--The real-life House at Pooh Corner has gone up for sale for the first time in over 40 years.
--CW has picked up the pilot for a series based on The Carrie Diaries by Candice Bushnell.
--Winners were announced for the Eric Hoffer Book Awards. They include:
Too Shy for Show-and-Tell by Beth Bracken, illustrated by Jennifer Bell
Bonyo Bonyo: The True Story of a Brave Boy from Kenya by Vanita Oelschlager, illustrated by Kristin Blackwood and Mike Blanc
Abe's Lucky Day by Jill Warren, illustrated by Kalpart
Cheery: The True Adventures of a Chiricahua Leopard Frog by Elizabeth W. Davidson, illustrated by Michael Hagelberg
Piggy Nation: A Day at Work with Dad by Richard Rosser, illustrated by Shane Sowell
Ten for Me by Barbara Mariconda, illustrated by Sherry Rogers
A Quest for Good Manners by Karin Lefranc, illustrated by Hannah Neale
Revealing Eden: Save the Pearls Part One by Victoria Foyt
The Survivors by Amanda Havard
Nonna's Book of Mysteries by Mary Osborne
Cottonwood Spring by Gary Slaughter
Caves, Cannons, and Crinolines by Beverly Stowe McClure
Intensity: The 10th Anniversary Anthology from WriteGirl
Tilamook Passage: Far Side of the Pacific by Brian D. Ratty
A Blind Raccoon in the Family by Ann K. Anderson
via Shelf Awareness.