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ALA Announces New Award Categories

AP | Posted 05.05.2012 | Books

NEW YORK — The sponsors of the top prizes in children's literature have established two awards for grown-ups. The American Library Association ...

Librarian Recommends 9 Fantastic 'Under The Radar' Reads

NPR | By Diana Athill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

As a librarian and a reader, my goal is always to ferret out (and introduce other readers to) books -- both fiction, poetry, and nonfiction -- that ar...

Book Recommendations: Harder Than You Think

Salon | Patrick Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

So many books, so little time, as coffee mugs are always telling us, so how do you decide what to read next? Most people rely on word of mouth from tr...

What If Everyone On Twitter Read The Same Book?

Jeff Howe | Posted 12.12.2011 | Books
Jeff Howe

What if everyone in the world read the same book? We have the ideal technology at our fingertips--Twitter. All we need now is the book.

Don't Stop Reading to Your Kids

Steve Leveen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Steve Leveen

To read aloud to your child is to give him or her three things: the gift of your uninterrupted time, the unspoken--but obvious--message that reading is important, and a shared experience of entering together into the world of a book.

Christmas Presents 2009: Under-The-Radar Gift Books

NPR | Nancy Pearl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

When it comes time to take stock of the year in books, it's inevitable that a few titles will escape notice in the rush to hand out accolades. Here ar...