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Your favorite Disney princesses are being re-imagined in modern romances

(BPT) - Disney lovers: Ever pictured Ariel in modern-day Manhattan? How about Belle in California? What might your favorite heroines be up to in our world?The Meant to Be collection of romance novels …
Thursday, May 16

BookTrib’s Bites: Jump into Spring with These Four Reads

(NewsUSA) - Leaning on Air by Cheryl Grey BostromThey last spoke as teens . . . But a surprise encounter 12 years later reunites ornithologist Celia Burke with veterinary surgeon Burnaby Hayes, …
Wednesday, May 15

The Untold Story of GoDaddy Founder’s Traumatic Life and Explosive Success

The Untold Story of GoDaddy Founder’s Traumatic Life and Explosive Success
(NewsUSA) - If ever there was a story about a self-made man whose wealth can be measured more by the contents of his heart than by the contents of his bank account, this is it.Everybody has heard of …
Monday, May 13

5 books to help you better understand today’s campus protests

Every so often, a cause ignites a sustained fury on college campuses across the nation. In 2020, it was Black Lives Matter. In 2011, it was Occupy Wall Street. In the 1980s, it was apartheid in South Africa. Right now, it’s the Israeli military campaign in Gaza. …
Steve Friess, University of Michigan, The Conversation
Thursday, May 9

Banned books make up the sophomore English curriculum at this high school

Chalkbeat reports on a New York City high school class that is reading banned books to open their minds.
Julian Shen-Berro for Chalkbeat, Tanvir Kaur, The Bell
Wednesday, May 8

BookTrib's Bites: Four Captivating Spring Reads

(NewsUSA) - Writers of the Future Volume 40 by L. Ron HubbardSpine-tingling. Breathtaking. Mind-blowing.Experience these powerful new voices—vivid, visceral, and visionary—as they explore …
Monday, May 6
Book News And Notes

New Writers and Illustrators Win Decades-Old Science Fiction And Fantasy Contest

The next exciting volume of award-winning new fantasy and science fiction short stories on the theme of “Shaman Dreams” is now available.
(NAPSI)—Decades of helping writers and artists have resulted in the latest edition of L. Ron Hubbard presents Writers of the Future by the winners of the 40th annual Writers of the Future and the …
Monday, May 6
Children's Books

A Story To Sing About

Travel the world with a new book and album to discover why people sing—to have fun and share stories; to pass the time and remember times past; and to come together and celebrate.
(NAPSI)—The next time you listen to a lullaby, a love song, carols or karaoke, consider this: Why do people sing? A charming answer to that intriguing question comes from YouTube creators and …
Thursday, April 18

Young Author Translates 4,000-Year-Old Text to Reveal Fascinating Insights into Ancient Egypt

Young Author Translates 4,000-Year-Old Text to Reveal Fascinating Insights into Ancient Egypt
(NewsUSA) - Educators everywhere should scrap their current lesson plans and make the new book Be a Scribe! by 16-year-old Michael Hoffen and co-authors Dr. Christian Casey and Dr. Jen Thum part of …
Monday, April 15

BookTrib’s Bites: Four Reads to Kickoff Spring

(NewsUSA) - Coded to Kill by Marschall Runge, M.D.Is medicine’s greatest breakthrough also the world’s most efficient killing machine? After a decade of development, Drexel Hospital’s …
Monday, April 1
Books For Teens

Infinity Kings: Final Book In A Favorite Fantasy Series

The much-anticipated conclusion to the Infinity Cycle fantasy series is at last available.
(NAPSI)—In an epic conclusion to the New York Times best-selling Infinity Cycle, two brothers find themselves in a heartbreaking war against one another.   After the ultimate betrayal, Emil …
Wednesday, March 27

2102: PRETENSE, THE PLAY: New Literary Novel Overlays Tech Angst into a Stunning Future

2102: PRETENSE, THE PLAY: New Literary Novel Overlays Tech Angst into a Stunning Future
(NewsUSA) - As Artificial Intelligence advances across the globe with inexorable speed, untold predictions of promise and peril amass. All in all, it’s a perfect time for Amazon bestselling author …
Monday, March 25

BookTrib’s Bites: Four Captivating Reads

(NewsUSA) - I Am Pink by Gregory Copploe and Dani ForrestI Am Pink is a captivating odyssey of self-discovery and empowerment. This award-winning book unfolds a narrative of resilience, …
Monday, March 18

How ‘Dune’ became a beacon for the fledgling environmental movement − and a rallying cry for the new science of ecology

“Dune,” widely considered one of the best sci-fi novels of all time, continues to influence how writers, artists and inventors envision the future. Of course, there are Denis Villeneuve’s visually stunning films, “Dune: Part One” (2021) and “Dune: Part Two” (2024). …
Devin Griffiths, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, The Conversation
Friday, March 15

BookTrib’s Bites: Four Fascinating Reads

(NewsUSA) - The Challenge of Choice by Richard FastHave you ever made an important decision with total confidence, only to see it become a complete disaster? Why do we frequently make crucial …
Wednesday, March 13

ONCE UPON TOMORROW: Harnessing the New Opportunities the Metaverse Creates

ONCE UPON TOMORROW: Harnessing the New Opportunities the Metaverse Creates
(NewsUSA) - Thirty years ago, the advent of the internet changed the world. For the first time in human history, the collected knowledge of all mankind was freely available to every man, woman, and …
Monday, March 11

Margaret Morse Nice thought like a song sparrow and changed how scientists understand animal behavior

The Conversation looks back at a pioneering ethologist, bird-bander, and ornithologist Margaret Morse Nice, and how her work influenced scientific approaches to animal behavior for Women's History Month.
Kristoffer Whitney for The Conversation
Thursday, March 7
Pointers For Parents

Helping Alleviate Children’s Anxiety

At bedtime, when lights go out…sometimes thoughts stay on. A new children’s book can help.
(NAPSI)—If your children are like most, they get anxious from time to time—but you can help them get over it.   The Problem In fact, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), …
Wednesday, March 6

BookTrib’s Bites: From Science Fiction to Murder Mysteries

(NewsUSA) - Baby X by Kira Peikoff With a vivid imagining of the future, Gattaca meets Black Mirror in Kira Peikoff’s Baby X. In the near future, where advanced technology can create egg or …
Wednesday, March 6
More about books
Who is the 'Rural Voter'? A new book builds on old themes to create new understanding
The Daily Yonder looks at "The Rural Voter: The Politics of Place and the Disuniting of America," in which Colby College political scientists Nicholas F. Jacobs and Daniel M. Shea set out to describe what differentiates the politics of metropolitan and nonmetropolitan places.
Olivia Weeks, The Daily Yonder
Thursday, February 29
W.E.B. Du Bois’ study ‘The Philadelphia Negro’ at 125 still explains roots of the urban Black experience – sociologist Elijah Anderson tells why it should be on more reading lists
W.E.B. Du Bois is widely known for his civil rights activism, but many sociologists argue that he has yet to receive due recognition as the founding father of American sociology. His groundbreaking study, “The Philadelphia Negro: A Social Study,” …
Elijah Anderson, Yale University, The Conversation
Thursday, February 29
Betty Smith enchanted a generation of readers with ‘A Tree Grows in Brooklyn’ − even as she groused that she hoped Williamsburg would be flattened
Eighty years ago, in the winter and spring of 1944, Brooklyn-born author Betty Smith was entering a new chapter of life. A year earlier, she was an unknown writer, negotiating with her publisher about manuscript edits and the date of publication for her first book, “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn,” …
Rachel Gordan, University of Florida, The Conversation
Wednesday, February 28
BookTrib’s Bites: Four Reads to Ward off the Cold
(NewsUSA) - Plowman by Charles BruckerhoffAt twelve, Stella Young and Hana Sanada, enrolled in the Stanton Academy for Humanity, discover the wartime journals of their great-grandfathers, who served …
Tuesday, February 27
Serial Entrepreneur Teaches Us How to Go the Distance in Business and in Life
Serial Entrepreneur Teaches Us How to Go the Distance in Business and in Life
(NewsUSA) - “Life begins at the edge of your comfort zone.”From closing multimillion-dollar licensing deals with IBM and Microsoft, to the Ironman World Championship, to ultramarathons and …
Wednesday, February 21
BookTrib’s Bites: Four Fascinating Reads
(NewsUSA) - South of Sepharad by Eric Z. WeintraubFleeing death by the Spanish Inquisition, a Jewish doctor makes an impossible choice between home and faith, then struggles to lead his family on a …
Tuesday, February 20
BookTrib’s Bites: Four Reads to Keep You Cozy in the Cold
(NewsUSA) - The Destination Birth by Alex Bisset Everybody has their own unique birth story. For Alex and Lauren, theirs would begin a grand adventure that would present its own twist of fate …
Wednesday, February 14
BookTrib’s Bites: Four Perfect Valentines Gifts
(NewsUSA) - What Eyes Can’t See by Paulette Stout “A gripping, moving story… of love, justice, redemption.”  Midwest Book Review Barbara navigates the NYC corporate world as a …
Wednesday, February 7
“The Magical Place We Call School” – The Power and Perils of Education
“The Magical Place We Call School” – The Power and Perils of Education
(NewsUSA) - There is no shortage of challenges in schools today—from bullying to gun violence and beyond—yet The Magical Place We Call School by Dr. Kathleen Corley reminds us of the …
Monday, February 5
BookTrib’s Bites: Four Captivating Reads
(NewsUSA) - Obesity: It’s Not What You Think It Is by Richard Fast A refreshingly simple approach to understanding the endlessly confusing world of dieting, fitness, weight loss and nutrition. …
Wednesday, January 24
BookTrib’s Bites: Four Stories to Ward off the Winter
(NewsUSA) - Survival at Stake by Poorva JoshipuraWith science recognizing animal consciousness, intelligence, emotion and morality, we must be aware of our own moral responsibilities toward other …
Monday, January 22
How We Have Fallen Short in Teaching Literacy -- And What To Do About It
(NewsUSA) - This may be difficult to read, but did you know:In the last 15 years, 15 million students graduated from high schools testing below the basic reading level.One in five college students …
Wednesday, February 15, 2023
Humorous, Poetic & Allegorical Tale Reminiscent of Dante’s Inferno
(NewsUSA) - Theatrical essence, we know, relies upon a shared experience of space and time. How else does one describe the crescendo between the stage and stalls during a curtain call?In Presence, …
Tuesday, February 7, 2023
Twin Sisters at the Core of Dark Coming-of-Age Psycho Thriller By Debut Author
Twin Sisters at the Core of Dark Coming-of-Age Psycho Thriller By Debut Author
(NewsUSA) - Most good thriller novels keep readers guessing until the end. Then there are some that cause jaws to drop.TKO Rogue has launched debut author Janet Porter’s intriguing, intricate and …
Wednesday, January 25, 2023
BookTrib’s Bites: Some Tasty Morsels in Assorted Genres
(NewsUSA) -  The House at the End of the World by Dean KoontzSoon no one on Earth will have a place to hide in this novel about fears known and unknown by #1 NYTimes bestselling master of …
Monday, January 23, 2023

BookTrib’s Bites: Diverse Titles Sure to Hold Your Interest

(NewsUSA) -  The Violin Thief by Genie Higbee: A startling coming-of-age tale that twines magical realism with musical history and legend.It’s 1941. A wondrous violin is charming …

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

BookTrib’s Bites: True Crime Inspirations, Dystopian Gem, Making Great Factories

(NewsUSA) -  Reef Road by Deborah Goodrich RoyceWhen a severed hand washes ashore in the wealthy enclave of Palm Beach, FL, the lives of two women—a lonely writer obsessed with the unsolved …

Monday, January 16, 2023

BookTrib’s Bites: Epic Stories, Iconic Events and Personalities

(NewsUSA) -  “Battlefield Earth, Expanded 21st Century Edition” by L. Ron Hubbard: It’s the year 3,000, a thousand years after an alien invasion nearly exterminated …

Friday, December 16, 2022
Podcasts about Books, Authors & Reading
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Stories about short stories

Our greatest actors transport us through the magic of fiction, one short story at a time. Sometimes funny. Always moving. Selected Shorts connects you to the world with a rich …

Thursday, August 25, 2022
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Interviews with authors

The Penguin Podcast is a fortnightly interview series where we speak to authors about what drives them: from where, how and why they write, to their inspirations, aspirations, and …

Thursday, August 25, 2022
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Thursday, August 25, 2022