A Scrabble match. A new school. Pie recipes. A lost coat. The ballet. For young teens and preteens, life is generally eventful. But nothing matters as much as relationships. With the right friends, everything seems possible. And without them, well – no one wants to go there. This fall’s crop of books aimed at readers from age 8 into the early teens offers an absorbing range of adventures – but none greater than the adventure of finding a true friend.
What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.
Whether you're on the beach, in the airport, or staying in your own backyard, there's nothing like the perfect novel to round out your summer vacation. Here are a handful of very attractive titles appearing this summer.
Some of this summer's best books will introduce you to Machu Picchu, hippie physicists, Parisian walks, and a serial imposter. And that’s just the nonfiction.
Once school is out, will your young reader be likely to pick up a book? The answer is yes – if the right title is at hand. Here are four strong summer reading choices for kids from ages 9 up.
Summer is rapidly approaching and soon young readers – just like their parents – will need engaging beach books. If you're looking for quality titles to keep 4-to-8-year-old readers in the page-turning mode all summer along, here are four good bets.
Technology's riff on the American dream runs something like this: Young people hang out in a garage, create a world-beating technology, and build a wildly successful company. It doesn't usually happen that way, of course. That last part about building a successful business is especially hard work that requires specific business skills that technology entrepreneurs often lack. Fortunately, there are thousands of books on the subject that can help garage entrepreneurs make the leap to successful executive. As someone who has been working in family businesses, starting and growing my own businesses, or teaching entrepreneurs for most of the past 40 years, I've read hundreds of these books – and written six of my own. Here are my picks for the Top 5 books every entrepreneur should own:
The history of South American countries like Bolivia and Ecuador shows that abrupt austerity measures to pull back government subsidies equate with political suicide and civil unrest. America's budget-slashing Congress should take note.
The John Newbery Medal is awarded for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature. The 2011 winners are worthy additions to any young reader's library and engaging enough to delight the rest of us as well.