November 18, 2017

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Screen Gems: High-Quality Picture Ebooks and Apps for Tots

Advice on making smart app and ebook choices for the under-five set.

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Authors John Green and James Patterson Stuck in Midst of Ongoing Battle of Amazon vs. Hachette

Hachette authors James Patterson and JK Rowling, and John Green of Penguin/Random House, are just some of the authors embroiled in the ongoing public battle between Amazon and Hachette Book Group over the renegotiation of their contract on profit share. Amazon has been cited with using bullying tactics, Hachette books sales have suffered, and authors, like John Green, are speaking out.

Junior Library Guild To Roll Out New EBook Service For Libraries| ALA 2014

On June 26 at the American Library Association conference in Las Vegas, Junior Library Guild will release a new ebook product, JLG ebooks, for libraries across the country.

McGraw-Hill Forges Partnership with Follett to Offer EBook Content to K-12 Schools

On June 24, McGraw-Hill announced its partnership with Follett to offer ebook content to K-12 schools.

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ to Go Ebook

Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird, allows her Pulitzer Prize winning classic to go ebook; the ebook will be released July 8.

It’s an Ebook World for Young Readers 13 and Under Says PlayCollective Report

The majority of students 13 and under are picking up e-readers to enjoy their favorite reads—with 92 percent doing so at least once a week—reveals the report “Exploring the E-Reading Habits of Children.”

News Bites: Apply for ALSC Día Mini-Grants by February 1

Check out this week’s News Bites for the latest information on library grants, writing contest for young adults, and more.

Kids’ Ebook Reading Nearly Doubled Since 2010, Scholastic Reading Survey Finds

The number of kids reading ebooks has nearly doubled since 2010, according to Scholastic’s Kids & Family Reading Report, which was released today. The national survey of kids age 6–17 and their parents also found that half of kids age 9–17 say they would read more books for fun if they had greater access to ebooks—although 80 percent of kids who read ebooks say they still read books for fun primarily in print.