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Dog-Eared and Dispatched: November 1, 2015

"The Skunk" by Mac Barnett. Illustrated by Patrick McDonnell.

Now that you’re waking up from your Halloween hangover, take a look at what’s been happening in the book world this week. Ready? Set? Boo! …I mean, read.

November 1, 2015

“I’m telling the stories that I want to tell.” A conversation with Cristina Moracho

In Cristina Moracho’s debut young adult novel Althea & Oliver (Viking), Moracho treads a familiar path, that of young love and friendship, but takes a decidedly “road less traveled” in plot and character development. Following the story of lifelong best friends, the titular Althea and Oliver, Moracho paints a vivid portrait of adolescence, heartbreak, and

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March 9, 2015

“They deserve to be heard.” In conversation with Christine Heppermann

In “The Woods,” the first poem in Poisoned Apples: Poems for You, My Pretty (Greenwillow Books), Christine Heppermann asks, “Where are the fairy tales about gym class / or the doctor’s office or the back of the bus / where bad things also happen?” Much of the rest of the book serves as the answer.

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December 1, 2014

Dog-Eared and Dispatched: September 14, 2014

Dog-Eared and Dispatched: September 14, 2014

Heartening news this week, as it turns out that young people do read after all. There are also plenty of literary events to be interested in, and big questions are being raised, too, about how publishing plays into politics (or vice versa). Plenty of footnotes on a variety of topics (Apple, Oyster, Harry Potter) for

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September 14, 2014

Dog-Eared and Dispatched: June 8, 2014

Dog-Eared and Dispatched, June 8, 2014

This week’s rundown of the wild world of book culture starts on a positive note with a look at the importance of independent bookstores. We’ll also take a look at Penguin Random House’s new logo strategy, which was announced on Tuesday. Finally, the Author’s Guild weighs in on the Amazon/Hachette affair, and there are some

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June 8, 2014

All the Markings of a Tiny Phenomenon

When I read a book, I usually do so with an unapologetic pen in hand: starring, underlining, bracketing, and scribbling notes in the margins. And when I’m done, it’s still the book it was when I began, but something has happened to distinguish it as my own. It’s akin to the maps we used to

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November 27, 2013

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