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DC Comics Launching DC Super Hero Girls Line of Books, Toys and Graphic Novels

DC Comics, Warner Bros, Mattel and Random House Children's Books have joined forces for a very cool new range of products for girls 6-12 called DC Super Hero Girls. Read more... April 28, 2016

Reese Witherspoon to Narrate Audiobook of New Harper Lee Novel

Academy Award winning actress Reese Witherspoon just inked a deal to narrate teh audiobook version of Harper Lee's highly anticipated novel, Go Set a Watchman. Read more... April 27, 2015

Archie, Betty and Veronica Will Battle the Sharknado This Summer

So what could make the third installment of Syfy's Sharknado movie franchise even better? A tie-in with Archie Comics, of course. This summer Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! will air on Syfy as yet another group of celebrities battle sharks thrown on land by a tornado. But this time, Archie, Veronica, Betty and all the gang will get in on the action. Read more... April 18, 2015

Books by Sherman Alexie and Toni Morrison Make List of Most Banned Books

The American Library Association has released its 2015 State of America's Libraries Report. The annual report discusses how perception of America's libraries is changing over time, as well as other trends. It also released the annual list of the most banned books. Read more... April 14, 2015

A Bee Interrupts President Obama's Storytelling Time at Easter Egg Roll

The 2015 White House Easter Egg Roll was attended by 35,000 people today. As part of the festivities, President Obama read his favorite childhood book Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. Read more... April 6, 2015

Actress Abigail Breslin Cuts Book Deal With HarperCollins

Actress and singer Abigail Breslin has cut a book deal with HarperCollins. Her first book, This May Sound Crazy, evolved from her Tumblr blog. It will be published in October 2015. Read more... April 5, 2015

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 10 to be Published on November 3

The tenth entry in the popular Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney will be published on November 3, 2015. It will be published simultaneously worldwide in over 90 countries on that date. Kinney will also take a world author tour in November. Read more... March 31, 2015

Fancy Nancy to Become Animated Disney Junior Series

The Fancy Nancy series written by Jane O'Connor and illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser is going to become an animated movie and series on Disney Junior. The New York Times bestselling series has sold over 28 million books. It is geared towards kids aged 2-7. It follows the adventures of a girl who likes to be fancy in everything she does. This includes her creative wardrobe and her advanced vocabulary. Read more... March 30, 2015

Scholastic Releases Cover of New Illustrated Edition of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Scholastic has released the cover of the upcoming illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. The illustrated hardcover edition of the first novel in the Harry Potter series will arrive in stores on October 6, 2015. Scholastic says it plans to publish fully illustrated editions for each of the seven titles in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. It will publish one new illustrated edition each year. Read more... March 27, 2015

Little, Brown to Publish Lego Children's Books and Graphic Novels

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers has cut a multi-year deal with Lego to publish a line of children's books and graphic novels. The books and graphic novels will be set in Lego worlds based on the Lego Ninjago, Lego Friends and Lego Bionicle lines. They will also be available in ebook formats. Read more... March 16, 2015
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