Books

New books for children, teens to read this school year

You could meet the forerunner of today’s bodybuilders. Explore an uncharted land of monsters. Plug in to high-tech high jinks with a team of girls who code. With just a few days left until the school bell rings in most Central Texas districts — and the return to homework looms — try rethinking what “reading to learn” means. What if ...

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10 New Books We Recommend This Week

Photo Whether it’s the heat you hate or the humidity, an armchair trip might help cure your summer doldrums. We recommend Antarctica — Ashley Shelby’s novel, “South Pole Station,” follows a painter’s adventures in the land of the penguins — or upstate New York, where the family at the center of J. Robert Lennon’s “Broken River” gets caught up in ...

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Journal Courier | Photo: Back to the books

Kent Rigor (left) and Sydney Richardson, second-graders at Washington Elementary School, read a book Wednesday during the first day of the new school year. Samantha McDaniel-Ogletree | Journal-Courier Kent Rigor (left) and Sydney Richardson, second-graders at Washington Elementary School, read a book Wednesday during the first day of the new school year. Kent Rigor (left) and Sydney Richardson, second-graders ...

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Vocus Group books $1.5 billion impairment

Vocus Group has booked more than $1.5 billion in write-downs spread across its Australia and New Zealand businesses and updated the market on its earnings. Valuations across the telecommunications sector have dropped significantly in the last 12 months as the industry face headwinds from greater competition and the National Broadband Network. Following a review of its assets and goodwill, Vocus decided ...

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#WomensMonth: 8 must-read books for women

What better way to spend a cold and rainy winter’s night than curled up with a book. We are women who read and we love women who read, so to celebrate Women’s Month we asked Independent Media staffers to share the books that they love and still reach for on those cold winter nights. 1.  Endings and Beginnings: A Story of ...

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The top 10 books on Apple’s iBooks-US

iBook charts for week ending August 13, 2017 (Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher ): iBooks US Bestseller List – Paid Books Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher 1. The Late Show by Michael Connelly – 9780316225977 – (Little, Brown and Company) 2. Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate – 9780425284698 – (Random House Publishing ...

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How Poetry Saved Jill Bialosky’s Life (Plus Her 3 Must-Read Books of Poetry)

Author Jill Bialosky‘s deep love for poetry began when she first read Robert Frost‘s “The Road Not Taken” in elementary school. Now a celebrated poet and novelist, poetry looms large in Bialosky’s life as a means of shaping herself, distilling her experiences and making sense of the world. In her latest memoir, Poetry Will Save Your Life (Atria Books), Bialosky maps her storied life ...

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The joy of kids’ books, when you’re all grown up

Eliot Schrefer, Special for USA TODAY Published 11:00 a.m. ET Aug. 14, 2017 ‘Wild Things: The Joy of Reading Children’s Literature as an Adult’ by Bruce Handy(Photo: Simon & Schuster)   In these days of Captain Underpants and Percy Jackson, children’s literature seems more mainstream than ever. Are kids’ books really just for kids, or is there something in them for ...

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