Best Picture Books 2022 | SLJ Best Books

Impeccable art and lyrical and child-friendly text set these 27 titles apart from everything else we read this year. PICTURE BOOKS Behar, Ruth. Tía Fortuna’s New Home: A Jewish Cuban Journey. illus. by Devon Holzwarth. Knopf. ISBN ‎9780593172414.K-Gr 3–This powerful intergenerational story about heritage and hope is enhanced by stunning art; a must for all … Read more

5 Reasons Entrepreneurs Should Consider Writing a Book

Opinions expressed by entrepreneur contributors are their own. You’re an entrepreneur. You’re looking for ways to boost your platform and attract attention to yourself and your budding brand. As a culture, we tend to elevate authors as titans of thought who have achieved what few others ever do. So, writing and publishing a book might … Read more

Here’s where to find independent bookstores in Central Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. – Print is not dead, despite society’s best efforts. Around the world, independent booksellers shelve stories in little shops still. According to the American Booksellers Association, the group has 2,023 members running 2,561 locations across the country. Eighty-five new bookstores have opened since January, and 207 members are looking at opening new stores. … Read more

Book Club Picks for August 2022

The latest from Jamie Ford, a debut novel by Anthony Marra, and two Jane Austen classics are among the many lucky titles selected by book clubs across the country for the month of August. To submit titles for inclusion in this roundup, email us. Amerie’s Book Club and Read with Jenna, the Jenna Bush Hager … Read more

Corey Metz went from CT Make-A-Wish recipient to volunteer and author whose book will fund more wishes – Hartford Courant

It’s been 13 years since Cory Metz was an ill child who had a wish granted by Make-A-Wish Connecticut, but the organization remains at the forefront of his heart and his life. “I feel a kind of life debt to the foundation,” Metz said. “Make-A-Wish meant everything at that time, and it still does.” He … Read more

Michael Lewis teases new Wall Street book: ‘You’ll learn all about crypto’

Author Michael Lewis is being coy about his next project. But, he says over a video call from his home in Berkeley, California: “I will lift my skirt a little, but not a lot here.” He then gets more animated: “I really don’t want to reveal exactly what I’m writing about,” he tells Financial News. … Read more

Michael Lewis teases new Wall Street book: ‘You’ll learn all about crypto’

Author Michael Lewis is being coy about his next project. But, he says over a video call from his home in Berkeley, California: “I will lift my skirt a little, but not a lot here.” He then gets more animated: “I really don’t want to reveal exactly what I’m writing about,” he tells Financial News. … Read more

Mass Market Paperback Sales Wither

No matter which way you look at it, sales of mass market paperbacks have been in steady decline since 2017. NPD BookScan data shows that unit sales fell 31.5% in 2021 compared to 2017, while the Association of American Publishers put the decline in dollar sales at a more disturbing 42.7% in 2020. Both data … Read more

21 Insightful, Accessible, & Fun Books that Tweens Won’t Want to Put Down | We Are Kid Lit Collective

School Library Journal has proudly partnered with We Are Kid Lit Collective to share and promote the group’s annual summer reading recommendations. this week, SLJ will publish individual posts featuring their recommendations for picture books, transitional books, middle grade, and young adult titles. A PDF of the full list is also available for download. The … Read more