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August 28, 2014

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Video Sunday: Met the ghost of David Wiesner at the Hotel Paradise . . .

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Slo-mo Neil deGrasse Tyson and more in this edition of Video Sunday by Betsy BIrd on A Fuse #8 Production.

Pyrite Redux: Recently Reviewed Nominees

Pyrite Redux: Recently Reviewed Nominees

We’ve been bringing the Pyrite* books back up for a second round of discussion, but a number of them were discussed so recently — and with their Pyrite nominations in mind — that it seems silly to post again about each one. However, we didn’t want anyone to forget what makes these books at the [...]

The Diviners: Divine, and the Bee’s Knees Too!

One of the best things about having progressed from new librarian to rapidly aging librarian is the opportunity to work with bright young things. Former colleague Clair Segal is now the library technology coordinator at an independent school in NYC, and has graciously agreed to guest blog for us once again, this time about Libba [...]

Pick of the Day: The Diviners (Audiobook)

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The Diviners. By Libba Bray. 15 CDs. 15:15 hrs. Prod. by Listening Library. Dist. by Listening Library/Books on Tape. 2012. ISBN 978-0-449-80875-7. $60.
Gr 10 Up–Printz winner Libba Bray’s latest literary masterpiece (Little, Brown, 2012) is stunning, suspenseful, and sure to leave listeners utterly breathless. Thoroughly modern flapper Evie O’Neill’s psychic ability to divine secrets from inanimate objects gets her exiled from her stuffy Ohio town. Sent to stay with her Uncle Will in Prohibition-era New York City, the last thing [...]

Pictures of the Week: Libba Bray Performs at Soho Teen Launch Party; Jerry Spinelli Discusses his Latest Novel

Author Libba Bray sings with her band Tiger Beat at Soho Press's launch party for their new imprint, Soho Teen, November 29th at Sidewalk Cafe.

Author Libba Bray performed with her band Tiger Beat at the Soho Teen launch party, and Newbery award winner Jerry Spinelli discussed his newest book, Hokey Pokey, with librarians.

A Record 40,000 Attend New York’s Brooklyn Book Festival

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More than 280 authors attended the seventh annual Brooklyn Book Festival in New York on September 23 to celebrate books, free speech, and all things literary.

Review: The Diviners

The Diviners by Libba Bray. Little, Brown. 2012. Reviewed from ARC from publisher. Series website.
The Post: New York City, 1926, is the best place in the world to be! At least, according to Evie O’Neill, who — get this — has been punished by her parents by being sent away from home to New York City [...]

Pick of the Day: The Diviners

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BRAY, Libba. The Diviners. Bk. 1. 578p. Little, Brown. Sept. 2012. Tr $19.99. ISBN 978-0-316-12611-3; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-0-316-21464-3.
Gr 10 Up–Set in 1920s New York City, this literary tour-de-force from Printz Award-winner Bray offers grand themes, complex characters, and suspense. After her secret gift for divining information from objects lands her in trouble, 17-year-old Evangeline O’Neill is sent from Ohio to live with her uncle, who runs a museum specializing in folklore and the occult in Manhattan. Evie is a [...]

Interview: Literary Manager Eddie Gamarra on Turning Kids’ Books into Movies

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Ever wonder how some of your favorite books make it to the big screen? School Library Journal spoke to Eddie Gamarra, a literary manager and producer at the Gotham Group who specializes in representing works for TV, film, and dramatic right. His latest hot project is Libba Bray’s latest, The Diviners (Little, Brown), which comes out September 18.

Pictures of the Week

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Author Libba Bray and SLJ Reviews Assistant Editor, Shelley Diaz at The Diviners BookExpo America party.

Little, Brown Preview

Thursday afternoon, all three of us were lucky enough to attend the Little, Brown preview.
While all previews are fabulous, the LB preview is perhaps a bit MORE fabulous. This is entirely due to the shoes. For those who don’t know about the link between Little, Brown and shoes—sparkly shoes, high heeled shoes, shiny shoes, and [...]