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U.S. Postal Service Unveils Batman Stamps

The U.S. Postal Service has unveiled a new set of Batman stamps. The stamps were created in partnership with DC Comics. The set celebrates the 75th anniversary of the famous Gotham City super hero. Read more... October 11, 2014

Star U.S. Goalkeeper Tim Howard to Publish Memoir

Star U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard will publisher his memoir with HaperCollins Publishers. Howard was the goalkeeper for the U.S. during the 2014 World Cup. He had a sensational game against in the final game the U.S. played in the tournament. Howard finished with a record 16 saves and kept the U.S. in the game. Read more... October 6, 2014

Rick Riordan's The Blood of Olympus Gets 3 Million Copy First Print Run

Disney Publishing Worldwide has announced a 3 million copy first print run for Rick Riordan's The Blood of Olympus. The book is the fifth and final entry in Riordan's popular Heroes of Olympus series. The book will arrive in stores on October 7. Read more... October 4, 2014

Mary-Louise Parker Writing Memoir in Letters

Mary Louise-Parker inked a deal with Simon and Schuster's Scribner imprint to write a memoir which will focus on her relationships with men. The book will be called Dear Mr. You and is scheduled to hit bookstores in fall, 2015. Read more... September 29, 2014

Stan Lee Speaks Out About Banned Books Week

Legendary comic book creator Stan Lee made a video to share his thoughts about Banned Books Week. Stan, who has created some of the most iconic comic characters -- from Spider-Man to Iron Man to Daredevil -- is 91 years old and shows no sign of slowing down. Read more... September 27, 2014

Maze Runner Prequel Set for Release in 2016

New York Times bestselling author James Dashner is having a very good week. The feature film version of The Maze Runner topped the box office on its opening weekend. The next film in the series, The Scorch Trials, will be released on September 18, 2015. Read more... September 25, 2014

Neil Patrick Harris Explains His New Choose Your Own Autobiography Book

Neil Patrick Harris can sing, he can dance, he can act, he can do magic. Now he's written his autobiography. But it's not like any autobiography you've ever read before. Read more... September 21, 2014

Ecco to Publish ISIS: The State of Terror by Jessica Stern and J.M. Berger

The rise of the terrorist group ISIS seemed to come out of nowhere. One minute no one had heard of them. Then suddenly they were releasing horrifying videos of beheadings of journalists and aid workers and threatening anyone who doesn't agree with their insanely violent agenda. Read more... September 18, 2014

Two American Authors Make the Shortlist for the 2014 Man Booker Prize

The Man Booker Award shortlist was announced today and two Americans have made the cut. The award is the most prestigious literary award in Great Britain and has traditionally been open only to writers from the British Commonwealth. But that's all changed now. Read more... September 10, 2014

Usher to Host Live Webcast to Promote Scholastic's Literacy Program

Scholastic has a new partner for its literacy outreach program: R&B superstar and education advocate Usher Raymond IV, better known as Usher. The program is called "Open a World of Possible." Read more... September 9, 2014
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