Archive for March, 2012

Bargain audiobook: The Hunger Games $4.95

Bargain audiobook: The Hunger Games $4.95

Audible has Suzanne Collins’ blockbuster on sale here: http://bit.ly/H2EHlV. Catch the fever fast – it looks like this deal might be good only until March 27.

Posted in: Audiobooks
And Then It's Spring by Julie Fogliano

And Then It's Spring by Julie Fogliano

Cindy: Here in Michigan we often have to wait until May for true Spring to arrive, but we are getting an early taste this year and so we’ve put away our winter books and our mittens and are moving on. If we get snow dumped on us in a few weeks, perhaps we’ll reconsider, but for […]

Don't Let the Pigeon Use All the LEGOs
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Don't Let the Pigeon Use All the LEGOs

On Andertoons, Mark Anderson shows you how you can build Mo Willems’ famous pigeon out of LEGOs. If you have all the bricks you need on hand, however, you’re either a master builder or a licensed dealer. Writes Mark: It took three different orders (one from a seller in France) and about two weeks, but […]

Web Crush of the Week: Skip Prichard

Web Crush of the Week: Skip Prichard

The CEO of Ingram Content Group, Skip Prichard, maintains a thoughtful blog about leadership, books, interesting thoughts about leadership found in books, authors who are just cool and probably have some leadership skills, and occassional other stuff. His passion for publishing and the books that are its bread and butter is refreshing. When he interviews […]

Posted in: Backlist
Zeitoun

Zeitoun

We’ve written before at Book Group Buzz about Dave Eggers’ book Zeitoun, the tale of one man’s horrible trip through the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. I included it in a round-up of the best Katrina reading and Misha highlighted a discussion of the book, including some well-written questions. Having just finished this […]

Posted in: Book Groups
Book Trailer Thursday: 172 Hours on the Moon

Book Trailer Thursday: 172 Hours on the Moon

Final prize on Double Dare, or book trailer? If you deduced that the Nickelodeon game show has been off the air for almost 20 years, ergo book trailer this must be, you would not get slimed. Look for Dan Kraus’ review of the forthcoming 172 Hours on the Moon, for YAs and anyone else who […]

Just for Fun: Carl Hiaasen Chomp the Game

Just for Fun: Carl Hiaasen Chomp the Game

Play this Facebook app promo from Listening Library. And pass along on your library’s Facebook page to promote your audiobook collection! Click here to play: http://on.fb.me/GNcelr

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The Humming Room by Ellen Potter

The Humming Room by Ellen Potter

Cindy: Here’s a gothic tale of mystery set in a creepy old mansion on aptly named Cough Rock Island. The Humming Room (Feiwel & Friends 2012) is inspired by Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic The Secret Garden but certainly reminds me of other books as well. Like Bod in Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book, Roo’s adventures […]

NYT’s The Way We Read Now

NYT’s The Way We Read Now

Awesome audiobook quotes from Dwight Garner’s “The Way We Read Now” in the 3/18 New York Times Sunday Review.  You’ll want to read the whole thing, but I just have to share these two tidbits… Keep an audio book or two on your iPhone. Periodically I take the largest of my family’s dogs on long walks, and I stick […]

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Awards Roundup: Books for Youth

Awards Roundup: Books for Youth

March has brought a lot of things this year: basketball, 80 degree temperatures, a green river (if you live in Chicago, that is), and lots of awards for youth literature! The Ezra Jack Keats Award winners—chosen for their ability to impart “the universal qualities of childhood, a strong and supportive family and the multicultural nature […]

Posted in: Books and Authors