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

Friday, June 1, 2012

Friday News Round-Up

News from the store:
--Join us at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 2, at Left Bank Books--Downtown for The Grannie Annie Family Story Celebration, featuring young contributors to Grannie Annie, Volume Seven: Selections from The Grannie Annie Family Story Celebration (previously reviewed).

News from the publishing world:
--Nominees were named for the Canadian Booksellers Association's Libris Awards.  They include:
Young Reader
I Am Canada: Deadly Voyage by Hugh Brewster
This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth Oppel
The Dragon Turn by Shane Peacock
Picture Books
I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen (previously reviewed)
Picture a Tree by Barbara Reid
Ten Birds by Cybele Young

--Some interesting study results regarding children and ebooks were released.

--Leo Dillon--who together with his wife, Diane, created a vast array of illustrations for children's books and book covers--passed away on Saturday, May 26, at the age of 79.  (See previous review of Never Forgotten by Patricia C. McKissack, illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon.)

--NPR is focusing on teen reads for the summer, including their centerpiece series, PG-13: Risky Reads, which focuses on favorite authors' key formative reading experiences.

--Random House has launched an anti-bullying initiative, Choose Kind, inspired by Wonder by R.J. Palacio (previously reviewed).

--The seventh book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney has been announced.  The Third Wheel will come out on November 13.

via Shelf Awareness.

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