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Indiana man charged with stealing rare comic books from C2E2 vendors – WLS

CHICAGO — An Indiana man was ordered held on $10,000 bail Sunday after he was charged with stealing rare comic books from vendors at this weekend’s Chicago Comic Entertainment Expo at McCormick Place. Stephen Bowles, 51, of Remington, Indiana, was charged with three felony counts of theft for stealing over $9,000 in comics from three […]

New study shows toddlers interact more with printed books

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Where are ‘Healthy Holly’ books? Tens of thousands unaccounted for; Baltimore Mayor Pugh, UMMS give no receipts

BALTIMORE — Tens of thousands of Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh’s “Healthy Holly” children’s books have not been accounted for by the institution that paid for them or the mayor, even as public pressure builds amid accusations of “self-dealing” at the University of Maryland Medical System. From 2011 through 2018, the hospital system had a deal […]

Reading to Your Toddler? Print Books Are Better Than Digital Ones

So while earlier research had suggested that the enhancements were problematic for young children, the results of this study suggested that even a nonenhanced story on the tablet screen seemed less likely to generate that parent-child dialogue. “The tablet itself made it harder for parents and children to engage in the rich back-and-forth turn-taking that […]

5 books not to miss: Oprah Winfrey’s ‘The Path Made Clear,’ Maisie Dobbs’ ‘White Elephant’

“The Path Made Clear,” by Oprah Winfrey. (Photo: Flatiron Books) In search of something good to read? USA TODAY’s Barbara VanDenburgh scopes out the shelves for this week’s hottest new book releases. 1. “The Path Made Clear: Discovering Your Life’s Direction and Purpose,” by Oprah Winfrey (Flatiron Books, nonfiction, on sale March 26) What it’s about: […]

Why Dolly Parton has helped put millions of books in the hands of children

Country music legend Dolly Parton has sold millions of records in her long career. But what you might not know is she’s also responsible for putting millions of books in the hands of children.  Parton is the driving force behind a charity that distributes books — completely free of charge — to children around the […]

Houston book events: March 24-30

Adam Gidwitz: Will sign and discuss “The Unicorn Rescue Society,” as part of Cool Brains! Inprint Readings for Young People. 3 p.m., Meyerland Performing and Visual Arts Middle School, 10410 Manhattan; inprinthouston.org. MONDAY Jacqueline Winspear: Will sign and discuss “The American Agent,” 6:30 p.m., Murder By The Book, 2342 Bissonnet; 713-524-8597 or murderbooks.com. Carmen Giménez […]

Where are ‘Healthy Holly’ books? Tens of thousands unaccounted for; Baltimore Mayor Pugh, UMMS give no receipts

Tens of thousands of Mayor Catherine Pugh’s “Healthy Holly” children’s books have not been accounted for by the institution that paid for them or the mayor, even as public pressure builds amid accusations of “self-dealing” at the University of Maryland Medical System. From 2011 through 2018, the University of Maryland Medical System had a deal […]

The 12 Best Books of Spring

The Volunteer by Salvatore Scibona Arriving over a decade after The End (a National Book Award finalist), Salvatore Scibona’s long-awaited second novel begins with an abandoned boy in an airport. How did he get there? In answering that question, Scibona weaves a powerful multigenerational story about the disturbing journey of a family caught in the […]

Why people use the idea of liking books as a substitute for a personality

Welcome to Vox’s weekly book link roundup, a curated selection of the internet’s best writing on books and related subjects. Here’s the best the web has to offer for the week of March 17, 2019. The YA book world has gone through a few high-profile controversies in the past few months involving authors who pulled […]