Monthly Archives: May 2022

The Works brings back dividend as demand for cheap books and Peppa Pig toys boosts sales

Friday, May 20, 2022 8:11 a.m. Discount retailer The Works has reinstated its dividend after telling investors that sales are now significantly higher than pre-pandemic levels, following a record Christmas and booming demand for the books. The company said it had capitalized on the “BookTok” trend on social media platform …

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Hats off to 4 new picture books

THE UPSIDE-DOWN HATBy Stephen BarrIllustrated by Gracey Zhang HATS OF COURAGEBy Kate HoeflerIllustrated by Jessixa Bagley MAE MAKES A WAYThe true story of Mae Reeves, designer of hats and historyBy Olugbemisola Rhuday-PerkovichIllustrated by Andrea Pippins KAT HATSBy Daniel PinkwaterIllustrated by Aaron Renier Why Stephen Sondheim, the greatest lyrical musical theater …

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Springfield Public Schools are giving students free books this summer

At least 3,600 Springfield kindergarten and first graders will get a surprise this week: their very own bag of books. In addition, up to 800 children entering kindergarten this fall will receive a school readiness kit, complete with books, this summer. Superintendent Grenita Lathan, an avid reader, championed the gift …

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Retired educators donate books to 2nd grade classrooms across the county

May 19 — Neither retirement nor a pandemic can stop a group of former educators from getting involved in local classrooms. Last week, the Cheshire County Retired Educators Association completed the delivery of donated copies of Jory John’s ‘The Good Egg’ to the county’s 46 Year 2 classes, according to …

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Best-selling books in Canada for the week ending May 18, 2022

“What We Lost: Inside the Attack on Canada’s Largest Children’s Charity” is a look at WE Charity, the non-profit organization founded by Craig and Marc Kielburger mobilize young people to help in underdeveloped countries. The organization took a pear shape in 2020 after Ottawa awarded a contract to WE to …

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11 too-tastic books like The Spanish Love Deception

This content contains affiliate links. When you purchase through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Books like The Spanish Love Deception are causing a stir in the romance world. Turns out people love a slow burn between enemies and lovers. And they love a fake dating story. Romances …

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6 books on the climate crisis that give hope

Coral bleaching, flooding, bushfires, biodiversity decline and extinction – as we witness the effects of climate change, amid a stream of reports warning of the cost of government inaction, it is easy to feel overwhelmed. How to counter the gloom? We asked six environmental experts to each submit a hopeful …

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250 children’s books hidden around Maidstone as part of a local project

An initiative set up in Kent will see hundreds of books hidden away to entice children into reading. The ‘Little Look for a Book’ project hid 250 books last month in and around Maidstone for families to find with their children. The children enjoyed discovering books that were in places …

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Tesla Semi’s order books are open

Customers can now place orders for the Tesla Semi. Until now, companies could reserve one but not order one. The Tesla Semi had a 4-year gestation period, during which many of its specifications became public. The truck will have 4 electric motors powering the rear wheels and will be available …

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Percy Jackson’s Casting Backlash Completely Misunderstands the Books

The backlash of the casting for the Percy Jackson and the Olympians The TV series shows that these people completely misunderstand the books. After the lackluster response to the first attempt at adapting Rick Riordan’s popular YA Greek mythology book series, many were excited by Disney’s decision to try again …

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The creation of Adarna House, publisher of children’s books

Children of the 80s would remember Emang Engkantada, a terno-wearing fairy who handed over three wasteful children by showing them what nature’s wrath looks like. Or maybe they’d remember Digong Dilaw – a dyed-in-the-wool dilawan, if there ever was one – a boy who was obsessed with the color yellow …

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Portable Magic: A History of Books and Their Readers review – a thrilling adventure | history books

MMost of us who spend our time reading books gobble up their verbal content, then set aside or, at best, put away the container. But these receptacles have an identity and an existence of their own: with their straight spines, their papers layered like skin and their protective jackets, the …

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Comics: Bizarre Adventures | Local News

Marvel Comics has an app that allows readers to purchase digital downloads of almost all of its comics. If a reader wants to read every edition of “Amazing Spider-Man” from its first appearance in “Amazing Fantasy” #15 released in August 1962 through 2022, she can. And not just in one …

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2 children’s books to inspire young gardeners | Arts & Culture

April showers brought May flowers, and Ready Readers invites you to look beyond the flowers to discover a world of wonderful life above and below ground. These star books can inspire young and old alike to become gardening enthusiasts. “In a Garden” by writer Tim McCanna and illustrator Aimée Sicuro …

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Gullybaba launches 150 help books for IGNOU students – India Education | Latest Education News | World Education News

New Delhi – In the rapidly changing post-Covid education scenario where students need easy to understand content, India’s leading publishing company, Gullybaba Publishing House Pvt. Ltd., has launched 150 graduate and postgraduate study aid books for this academic session to enable learners to achieve peak performance. These books are based …

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Coloring books for adults – art, art therapy or just a hobby? It’s in the eye of the beholder – Chicago Tribune

I was amazed, and frankly a bit embarrassed, when I realized some of the incredible accomplishments made when we were encouraged to self-isolate during the pandemic. Entrepreneurs continued to build successful businesses, while volunteers stepped up to help those in need. Entire books have been written, television series and films …

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How Books and Literature Can Support the Rehabilitation of Indian Prisoners

We have a task for all of you. At the end of October, the first year of the pandemic, activist Devangana Kalita wrote to people outside. “Please ask women’s organizations and feminist publishers to donate literature, books and pamphlets to Tihar Prison No. 6 so that we can enrich and …

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Best TV Shows Based On Showtime Books (So Far)

I’m not going to lie… creating this list was a pretty dark look at Showtime’s offerings. Although some of their shows are not based on books like yellow jackets and Ziwe are some of the most entertaining shows on streaming, the book adaptation department is definitely lacking. Many options come …

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Florida schools scramble for library books and textbooks

The big story: They are books, books and more books. Florida’s battle over books appearing in school libraries continued to escalate this week, with the group Moms for Liberty expanding the effort to excise materials some consider offensive that the Florida Citizens Alliance launched there. years ago. The latest episode …

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CFPB Set to “Open up the Books” on student loans to institutions

On January 19, 2022, the CFBP announced that it would begin studying colleges’ in-house loan practices for students. The announcement says it will investigate “the operations of post-secondary schools, such as for-profit colleges, that extend private loans directly to students. ” Also, the possibility that these loans could be provided …

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Harmonium Bag Market Size and Forecast

New Jersey, United States – Comprehensive analyzes of the fastest growing companies Harmonium Bag Market provide information that helps stakeholders identify opportunities and challenges. The 2022 markets could be another big year for Harmoniums Bag. This report provides an overview of the company’s activities and financial situation (a company profile …

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Top 10 Novels About Neighbors | Books

IWhen I was growing up, my family lived in a community of 20 identical yellow houses on the outskirts of Copenhagen. We dined six days a week at the “common house.” Neighbors also shared maintenance duties, prepared after-school snacks, ran a shop without a merchant, and celebrated most holidays together. …

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Hundreds of new, free eBooks available on the POWER Library of Pennsylvania website

The new credentials fall into several different categories: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging; Mental Health; and STEM. Hundreds of new books are now available on the POWER Library of Pennsylvania, the Commonwealth Public Electronic Library. The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) has announced 350 new eBooks in the POWER Library …

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History teacher wants extra books for students

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) — History is the foundation of Austin Lassiter’s honors and AP courses at the Charleston Charter School of Math and Science. Lassiter has been teaching high school for 4 years and says he caught the story bug after college. He says he hopes to pass on the …

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Jane Austen’s 6 best books –

Jane Austen is one of English literature’s most famous authors, which is all the more impressive considering she’s only written six full-length novels. Given that they were written over 200 years ago, you might wonder if they are still relevant today. If you take into consideration the moral questions that …

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CBS46 personalities surprise West Clayton Elementary students with book giveaways

RIVERDALE, Ga. (CBS46) – CBS46 personalities greeted students as they showed up for a surprise in the West Clayton Elementary School gymnasium — a backpack full of books for each student. “A lot of our kids have limited resources,” said first-grade teacher Arielle Burden, “so being able to receive these …

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They are there! Sequels to Two of BCC Press’s Most Popular Books – By Common Consent, a Mormon Blog

Two and a half years ago, BCC Press made the world a better place by publishing the first volumes of The Book of Mormon for the little ones and The Book of Mormon for Women. You responded by buying them in massive quantities from those volumes and making them two …

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Books in Africa. How this French company competes with Amazon

YouScribe is a digital reading platform with more than one million books, newspapers and audiobooks in French, which users can access on their mobile phones or other digital devices. For a daily fee, subscribers have access to all books on the platform, such as Netflix or Spotify. Over the past …

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More than a month into session, 8 lakh students waiting for books in Punjab: The Tribune India

Our correspondent Fazilka, May 7 Even after more than a month since the new academician started in schools across the state, students in Classes I, II and III still haven’t received books. Namely, Mathematics, English and Punjabi are taught in these classes. “Due to the unavailability of books, …

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ON THE BOOKS: The Indigenous novel deserves to be rediscovered

Greg Sarris is a trade writer who created a little cosmos, a fictional tribe of American Indians who live in Sonoma County, California. This tribe is Waterplace Pomo, and we could be forgiven for thinking of them as the fictional analogue of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, the California …

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Local artist Rosemary Connelly will sign books on May 26

Rosemary Connelly’s new travel diary, “Two Years in Italy”, is now available on Amazon.com in print and as a Kindle eBook. Written about her experiences living in Italy with her late husband, photographer Bob Connelly, the book’s full title is “Two Years in Italy: How Two 50-Year-Olds Retired and Moved …

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For Mother’s Day, 10 books that celebrate every facet of motherhood

Mothers (as well as aunts and abuelas) are often the unsung heroes of our lives. They help us with last-minute school projects, cut us fruit when we’re sad, and pretend to understand the TikTok we share with them. Still, parenthood can be difficult — and even scary. Raising a child …

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Chronicle: Cops, not books? This town’s library could become a police station

McFARLAND, Calif. — When I visited this small Central Valley town on a Friday afternoon, by far the busiest place was the public library. The teens rode their bikes around the large parking lot, then went inside to browse the shelves. Classical music – Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture”, …

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11 new books to read in May

Take a trip to the beaches of Wellfleet on the Spiral Hook of Cape Cod, Massachusetts: It’s 1910 and an enclave of artists and writers is forming. John Taylor Williams The Shores of Bohemia: A History of Cape Cod, 1910-1960, from FSG, traces the “imperfect, rowdy, carefree bohemians” who left …

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Mystery solved? Florida reveals why it rejected math books at the expense of critical race theory

Ahead of midterms and his reelection campaign, DeSantis pushed for measures limiting how race can be taught in classrooms and championed Florida’s Parental Rights in Education bill, known to opponents. under the name “Don’t Say Gay”. This bill prohibits teachers from directing classroom instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity …

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Why books are banned | The Christian Century

(Photo © Andranik Hakobyan/iStock/Getty) Campaigns to remove books from schools and libraries in the United States have increased dramatically in recent years. This book-banning spree has reached such absurd heights that a recent headline read, “Florida rejects 41% of new math textbooks, citing critical race theory among its reasons.” What’s …

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I warned the National Guard of a possible coup, said Trump’s defense secretary | Books

A week before Election Day 2020, the US Secretary of Defense was so concerned that Donald Trump was seeking to involve the military in the election to try to retain power, he told the General Commanding the US National Guard of the inform of any communication from anyone in the …

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Private schools in Delhi cannot force parents to buy books and uniforms from certain stores, AAP says

Private schools in Delhi cannot force parents to buy books and uniforms from certain stores, AAP says Photo: iStock Delhi Governmentdirected by Aam Admi partyissued ordinances for unsubsidized private schools in delhi not to force parents to purchase school uniforms, books and other essentials from specific locations associated with schools. …

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Make Way for Books offers early education to young Tucson residents

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) – Make Way for Books is a grassroots nonprofit that works with families and educators across Arizona to introduce the joy of reading to children from birth to age 5, without fees for program participants. Make Way for Books CEO Jenny Volpe says helping infants, toddlers and …

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A duo saves books and sells them at low prices in the park of Pinellas

May 4, 2022 by Abby Baker Pinellas Park-based book rescuers are selling thousands of discarded books from their warehouse.book rescuers Last January, George and Sarah Brooks sold 800 books in the driveway of their Seminole home. Then they started traveling to events and businesses in Pinellas, and finally, in April, …

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Two popular books in review – People’s World

Two wildly popular novels are under consideration here, written by women and featuring heroines who have overcome much machismo to enter their own agency. They prove that successful popular fiction often serves to advance ideas that are bubbling and widely accepted. The theme of female agency has existed in one …

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Florida textbooks close as challenges continue

The big story: The content of books in Florida schools has come under scrutiny. It’s not just state-adopted math textbooks. They are also books on the library shelves that are not part of any assignment, but that students can take home. Some parents have complained that the presence of certain …

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Half-price books United Workers seizes on this ‘historic period of the labor movement’

Four Half Price Books locations in the Twin Cities area made history after successfully organizing the first union in the company’s fifty-year history, winning their National Labor Relations Board elections last winter . Half Price Books Workers Unitedaffiliated with the United Food and Commercial Workers, is now encouraging booksellers to …

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Local Nonprofit Leader Wants to Use the Healing Power of Books to Help Children | Chicago News

Seena Jacob is on a mission. Jacob, the founder of the nonprofit BookWallah, strives to help children heal from trauma using books. She founded the organization in 2009 when she began to question the purpose of her life and started visiting orphanages around the world. “We’ve traveled to Indonesia, India, …

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14 new books coming in May

“All Night Lovers” by Mieko Kawakami. Translated by Sam Bett and David Boyd. (Europe, May 3) Kawakami, already celebrated in Japan, won a following among English readers for her early novels about women’s lives, ‘Breasts and Eggs’ and ‘Heaven’. Here, she focuses on a shy proofreader who is brought out …

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Asian American and Pacific Islander Books | Education

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Superhero Hype’s Best Amazon Book and Comic Deals for May Day

Superhero Hype’s Best Amazon Book and Comic Deals for May Day What are some good cheap reads right now? We may be able to hang out again, but there’s always time to read. In this ongoing series, Superhero Hype takes a look at some of Amazon.com’s best deals at the …

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