What's Next™ Database Our What's Next®: Books in Series database helps you search series fiction. A series is two or more books linked by character(s), settings, or other common traits. e.g. Sue Grafton's "A is for Alibi", "B is for..." etc. or the "Star Wars" series Search for a Book The What's Next®: Books in Series database was developed and is maintained by the Kent District Library. We're looking for stories and feedback related to your experience with our What's Next® database. Kent District Library welcomes other libraries to link to this database. The Book Cover Archive Books in Print A bibliographic database of over 7.5 million U.S. book, audio book, and video titles, as well as 12 million international titles, currently in print and information on forthcoming and out-of-print books. Also offers: reviews; tables of contents; cover images; author biographies; awards information; and annotations. Access Locations: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Subjects: Reference; Bibliography; Books and Libraries Dates of Coverage: Current Update Frequency: Continuously Print Equivalent: Older editions of Books in Print, which began in 1948, is available in the Rose Main Reading Room in *RG-*GDB. Provider: R.R. Format: Web Output Type: Print, Email
The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free) Earlier this month, we highlighted The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics. Featuring films by Hitchcock, Kubrick, Welles and Fellini, this master list came together in 2012 when Sight & Sound (the cinema journal of the British Film Institute) asked contemporary critics and directors to name their 12 favorite movies. Nearly 900 cinephiles responded, and, from those submissions, a meta list of 10 was culled. So how about something similar for books, you ask? Zane explained the methodology behind the uber list as follows: "The participants could pick any work, by any writer, by any time period.... The short list appears below, along with links to electronic versions of the works. The texts listed below are permanently housed in our collection of Free eBooks, along with many other classics. Got an issue with any of the selections? 1. iPad/iPhone - Kindle + Other Formats - Read Online 2. iPad/iPhone – Kindle + Other Formats – Read Online 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. F.
Discover Literary Oddities in the Weird Book Room on AbeBooks Welcome to AbeBooks' Weird Book Room - heralded by the New York Times, Canada's Globe and Mail, The Times of London, and The Guardian (UK) as the finest source of everything that's bizarre, odd and downright weird in books. Everyone's talking about it - author Neil Gaiman is even tweeting about it, posting a link and suggesting his followers: "Go to this link and gaze on the titles and be made happy. Trust me. With new titles added periodically - including five recently-added, delightfully odd books about tractors - we have an excellent selection of crazy and strange titles for sale by our booksellers, about every oddball aspect of life you could possibly imagine (and a few things you couldn't). We invite you to not only revel in our collection of literary oddities but to also send us your suggestions. Thanks to everyone who has submitted weird books!
Taking It to the Stage With Readers Theater Illustration by Roger Chouiuard At American Library Association (ALA) conferences, librarians expect to see famous authors like M.T. Anderson, Shannon Hale, Linda Sue Park, and Eric Rohmann talk about their latest books. I was transfixed and vowed to replicate it at my library—with kids “performing” books as a group. Readers Theater is fun, and it has also gathered attention from educators—who note its connections to everything from the Common Core State Standards to an increase in literacy skills and self-esteem. Children at the Sachem Public Library compare book and script of Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith’s Squids Will Be Quids (above); rehearsing (center below); and performing (bottom). Building confidence and fluency Readers Theater, a shared, live experience, has a completely different dynamic than reading a book aloud. Librarians and educators across the country are putting their own spins on Readers Theater, seeing how it builds confidence, reading skills, and teamwork. Dr.
Marilynne Robinson: A Good Inheritance — The Barnes & Noble Review A new Marilynne Robinson novel is a rare treat. Lila, just published by FSG and already nominated for this year’s National Book Award for Fiction, continues the story she began in the Pulitzer Prize–winning novel Gilead and returned to in Home. Ever since her first novel, Housekeeping, came out in 1980, Robinson’s words have resonated with readers. There’s nothing flashy in her prose and something of another generation about her style. There’s a gentle urgency to it that unfolds gracefully. In Lila, Robinson tells the story of the minister’s wife, who we’re first introduced to in Gilead. Last month, I asked Robinson some questions via email about her marvelous novel. – Michele Filgate The Barnes & Noble Review: In Gilead, you focused on the Reverend John Ames. Marilynne Robinson: I have found that the characters in my novels stay with me after a book has ended. BNR: Loneliness is something that bonds the Reverend and Lila — and it’s no surprise. BNR: Lila isn’t educated. MR: No.
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Old Bat's Belfry: SFF Authors on Web Updated 06/17/2014 140 SFF Authors and growing! Here for your Twittering, Blogging, Facebooking, Pinterest, Tumblr and forum perusing pleasure is a list of SFF Authors and where they can be found on the web! I have also created a large list of SFF related blogs and websites HERE if you are looking for more reviews and SF/F/H/YA information to checkout. You can also add yourself to the list by leaving a comment. Since list is getting really long I put them in alphabetical order. This however will make it difficult to tell which are new entries. Table should now be viewable in mobile if you use landscape mode. For Fun: Seregil and Alec on FB (Main characters in the Nightrunner Series) *Disclaimer* As with anything on the internet, in some cases it is impossible to tell if the person behind the name is real or a fraud. No self-pub, Indie or POD authors please. Blogs take priority but if no blog is available, I will link to website instead. Corrections are not only welcome but encouraged!