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How To Fail At Having A Book Club In 29 Easy Steps

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 05.20.2014 | Books

Everyone loves the idea of a book club, but actually having one can be kind of a drag. Here are 29 totally foolproof steps to ensure that your book cl...

17 Quirky, Cool Bookends To Organize Your Shelves In Style

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 04.28.2014 | Books

For those of us with bookcases jammed with hefty tomes, the idea of a bookend may sound quaint. Why not just buy more books to fill the extra shelf sp...

The New 'Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants' Movie Stands To Defy YA Stereotypes

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 04.28.2014 | Entertainment

Alloy Entertainment announced that "Sisterhood Everlasting," the fifth and final book in Ann Brashares' "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" book serie...

Reading To Kill a Mockingbird With My Daughter

Mary Beth Holcomb | Posted 06.22.2014 | Parents
Mary Beth Holcomb

Her voice carried the panic of a swimmer recognizing the undertow too late. She thrashed against the words, terrified of drowning in them.

Paying Homage To Little Golden Books

Posted 04.28.2014 | Books

The following is an excerpt from The Art of Disney's Golden Books [Disney Editions, $35.00], in which a number of art directors behind contemporary an...

17 Children's Books We Still Adore As Grownups

Posted 04.28.2014 | Fifty

Whether it was your beloved bedtime storybook your parents read to you as a child or the inspiring novel you read in your high school literature class...

Best New Books Out This Week

| Gabe Habash for Publishers Weekly | Posted 03.24.2014 | Books

First published in Publishers Weekly: This week, evil teenagers, bad teeth, and a girl born with wings. Copyright (c) 2014 PWxyz, LLC, Publi...

20 Terrific Books To Read With Your Kids This Spring

Posted 04.28.2014 | Parents

Is it spring yet? Please say it's spring! Promise, no more snow? HuffPost blogger Devon Corneal can't tell you that we've said goodbye to winter chill...

Best New Books Out This Week

| Gabe Habash for Publishers Weekly | Posted 03.17.2014 | Books

First published in Publishers Weekly: This week, "Dr. Jekyll" from Hyde's perspective, wrestling wildlife in the jungle, and Michael Rockefeller's ...

Keith Richards Is Writing A Children's Book

AP | Posted 04.28.2014 | Fifty

NEW YORK (AP) — Keith Richards is writing a children's book. He really is. The Rolling Stone who came to define the adults-only lifestyle of rock h...

Best New Books Out This Week

| Gabe Habash for Publishers Weekly | Posted 03.17.2014 | Books

First published in Publishers Weekly: This week, Philip Marlowe returns, how Paris became Paris, and the book that powerful people don't want you t...

Best New Books Out This Week

| Gabe Habash for Publishers Weekly | Posted 03.03.2014 | Books

First published in Publishers Weekly This week, a dangerous game in small-town America, a book that will get you obsessed with dinosaurs, and an ex...

Best New Books Out This Week

| Gabe Habash for Publishers Weekly | Posted 02.24.2014 | Books

First published in Publishers Weekly This week, Lorrie Moore's first collection in 15 years, the award-winning novel that was rejected by over 60 p...

The Truth About Shirley Temple's "Wizard of Oz" Connection

Jay Scarfone | Posted 04.15.2014 | Books
Jay Scarfone

Shirley Temple did in fact have an Oz connection, but one that requires clarification in lieu of urban mythology.

Best New Books Out This Week

| Gabe Habash for Publishers Weekly | Posted 02.10.2014 | Books

First published in Publishers Weekly This week: cows and UFOs in Mexico, "Robinson Crusoe" in space, and the best movies you'll never see. C...

Best New Books Out This Week

| Gabe Habash for Publishers Weekly | Posted 02.03.2014 | Books

First published in Publishers Weekly This week, the superb first novel in a sci-fi/horror trilogy, why certain groups in the U.S. perform better th...

Best New Books Out This Week

| Gabe Habash for Publishers Weekly | Posted 01.27.2014 | Books

First published in Publishers Weekly This week, the best fictional treatment of the Dreyfus Affair yet, a Burroughs bio, and a life in Middlemarch....

The Wizard of Oz and Innocence Lost

Jay Scarfone | Posted 03.25.2014 | Books
Jay Scarfone

Unfortunately, it seems the latest return to Oz sounds it keeping with our culture's taste for the amplification and perversion of nearly everything. Regrettably, even The Wizard of Oz isn't immune from our culture's apparent erosion of innocence. It should be remembered, though, that in 1939, MGM's version of Oz was technically a remake.

Best New Books Out This Week

| Gabe Habash for Publishers Weekly | Posted 01.25.2014 | Books

First published in Publishers Weekly This week, the Rapture, an alien probe at the bottom of Lake Michigan, and Hitchcockian suspense at a museum. ...

Best New Books Out This Week

| Gabe Habash for Publishers Weekly | Posted 01.25.2014 | Books

First published in Publishers Weekly This week, 2014 gets a strong start with Chang-Rae Lee, Laurie Halse Anderson, and Gary Shteyngart. Plus: a bo...

10 More Things You Never Noticed About The Wizard of Oz

Jay Scarfone | Posted 02.07.2014 | Books
Jay Scarfone

As a follow-up piece for all of you dedicated Ozophiles, here are a few more intriguing tidbits about this movie classic. Be sure to look for them on your next trip down the Yellow Brick Road!

Best Picture Books of 2013

Minh Le | Posted 02.03.2014 | Books
Minh Le

2013 was the first full year after the death of the legendary Maurice Sendak. While it's impossible to replace an icon like Sendak, this year's offerings reminded us that children's literature is still rich with talented writers and illustrators to carry on the tradition of making great picture books.

Your Childhood Nightmares Are Heading To The Big Screen

Posted 12.05.2013 | Entertainment

All those late nights that children of the '80s and '90s spent curled up with a flashlight, reading "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark," will finally ...

Crazy Facts You Didn't Know About Comic Book Superheroes (INFOGRAPHIC)

Posted 12.05.2013 | Books

Who is the fastest man alive? What sort of pizza do the Ninja Turtles eat the most? These and more pressing questions are answered in Super Graphics [...

Best New Books Out This Week

| Gabe Habash for Publishers Weekly | Posted 12.02.2013 | Books

First published in Publishers Weekly This week, a must-have anthology of one of literature's great characters, new Michael Connelly, and a doomed A...