Hitting the books… but not the way you think - Heritage News-Herald Like it or not, the dog days of summer are here and the kids are returning to school.As they hit the books again, so can you – but in a much more 09/16/2014 - 8:35 am | View Link
Chicago mayor says students read 2.7 million books - Miami Herald Chicago mayor says students read 2.7 million books - Modesto Bee 09/16/2014 - 5:12 am | View Link
Post-Summer Academic Nostalgia - Inside Higher Ed ... on the road a lot this summer, only the simplest thoughts of going back to work, to your academic work, with writing deadlines, many books to... 09/15/2014 - 10:25 am | View Link
More than 83000 Chicago students read record-breaking 2.7 million ... - Big News Network CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago students read a record-breaking 2.7 million books as part of Rahm's Readers Summer Learning Challenge. 09/15/2014 - 4:50 am | View Link
Book it, Jimmy: Kids read enough to bring ‘Tonight Show’ to ... - Chicago Sun-Times Cops: Man in police pursuit had 78 grams of marijuana, caused patrol ... - South Florida Sun-Sentinel 09/14/2014 - 2:03 pm | View Link
OVER THE HEDGE: Cats eating cake, cooking demo, and mystery book series highlight end of summer days This book is consistently enthralling!” “Larsson’s vivid characters, the depth of the detail across the three books, the powerfully imaginative plot and sheer verve of his writing make the trilogy a masterpiece of its genre.” The Economist And the ... 09/30/2014 - 6:23 pm | View Link
Summer books achievement ON MONDAY and Thursday evening I took part in handing out medals and certificates to Winsford children who had completed the summer reading challenge. The awards took place at Winsford Library for Winsford children who had managed to read six books over ... 09/30/2014 - 5:29 am | View Link
Ice Cream Recipes for Summer in South Africa from Tina Bester Tina Bester, the author of Tarts, Comfort and a number of other recipe books, has shared some recipes for ice cream in Crush online magazine. These recipes are inspired by traditional South African tastes. There is Tipsy Tert and Vla Ice Cream, Toasted ... 09/30/2014 - 1:43 am | View Link
Mercer County Library 2014 Summer Reading Program deemed success Hughes announced the successful completion of the Mercer County Library System 2014 Summer Reading Program, an opportunity that brings families together over a shared love of books. This summer, 4,646 children participated in the seven-week program ... 09/29/2014 - 7:22 am | View Link
Summer Reading Winners Selected in Kent Pat Lawrence reads “a ton of books, 3 to 4 per week. Fiction and historical books are my favorite,” she said. When her two grandsons saw the bag filled with sporting items, it was decided that she had to enter the contest. “My children chose the ... 09/29/2014 - 3:25 am | View Link
Summer Glau Summer Glau, Actress: Serenity. Summer is a native of San Antonio, Texas. She's been a ballerina most of her life. Her debut was in various commercials and a guest ... 09/30/2014 - 9:39 am | View Website
Google Books Search and preview millions of books from libraries and publishers worldwide using Google Book Search. Discover a new favorite or unearth an old classic. 09/30/2014 - 4:10 am | View Website
Summer Reading Ladder of Years By Anne Tyler 352 pages; Ballantine Books You're on vacation with your family. All year, you've wondered—where did all the fun go? 09/29/2014 - 11:24 pm | View Website
summer harms Hi, I'm Summer Harms! (and this is my family - cue slide with our pictures on it) I get to talk to you about food today. Which I’m really excited about because I ... 09/29/2014 - 11:17 pm | View Website
National Summer Learning Association Summer Supports Early Literacy: The National Summer Learning Association is a partner for the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, providing resources, technical ... 09/29/2014 - 8:22 am | View Website
In 2004, Marilynne Robinson, a legendary teacher at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, returned to novels after a 24-year hiatus and published “Gilead,” which won a Pulitzer Prize, a National Book Critics Circle Award and a spot on best-of-the-year lists everywhere. It’s hard to imagine those accolades meant much to the Midwestern Calvinist, but four years later she published a companion novel called “Home,” which won the Orange Prize and more enthusiastic praise.
Prompted by the disturbingly regular sight of dead bees on his driveway, Paul Fleischman has done our beleaguered planet a kindness: He’s inspected its environmental ills and given the next generation some analytical tools to sort through them. In “Eyes Wide Open,” Fleischman takes a broad view, beginning by debunking two widely perpetuated illusions: (a) “It’s always been this way” and (b) “Everything’s fine.” An acclaimed storyteller (“Bull Run”) and poet (“Joyful Noise”), Fleischman briskly describes, without gloom or doom, how we have gotten into this situation and how we may be able to get out of it.
A lot of hullaballoo has been made about the fact that we’re experiencing a golden age of television in culture right now — everybody knows that. But what gets overlooked is that we’re also experiencing a golden age of celebrity gossip thanks to people like Anne Helen Petersen. Petersen is part of a larger trend of writers who are puzzling out the lives of today’s stars and what our obsession with them tells us about ourselves. Petersen, holds a PhD from the University of Texas’s department of radio, television, and film, and she specializes in something called Star Studies.
Quick: Who won this year’s Chautauqua Prize? How about the George Washington Prize or the Bellwether Prize? Can you name a single Spur, Lammy or RITA winner? I didn’t think so. Britain’s Man Booker judges considered Americans this year for the first time, but neither of the two U. S.
Little is for certain in these unnerving short story collections by three of the most gifted writers in contemporary literature. Longtime marriages come undone, friendships fray, eyes and ears report impossible things. Hilary Mantel follows a dead father riding a train; Margaret Atwood sends a squadron of tiny people climbing up a nightstand; and Joyce Carol Oates hears children’s cries coming from a house that burned down long ago.