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  • 5 great books about friendship for tween readers

    5 great books about friendship for tween readers

    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.

  • Bestselling books the week of 6/2/11, according to IndieBound*

    Bestselling books the week of 6/2/11, according to IndieBound*

    What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.

  • 11 excellent novels for summer reading

    11 excellent novels for summer reading

    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.

  • 20 of the smartest nonfiction titles for summer reading

    20 of the smartest nonfiction titles for summer reading

    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.

  • Pork and chipotle sliders

    Stir It Up! Pork and chipotle sliders

    Pork sliders are quick to make and can be served as an appetizer or in pairs to make up a meal.

  • 4 great summer books for middle-grade readers

    4 great summer books for middle-grade readers

    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.

  • 4 great books for 4-to-8-year-olds

    4 great books for 4-to-8-year-olds

    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.

  • Top 5 books to turn your high-tech innovation into a successful business

    Top 5 books to turn your high-tech innovation into a successful business

    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:

  • Opinion Before Republicans start budget-slashing, take a lesson from Bolivia

    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.

  • 2011 Newbery Medal and Honor awards: here are the winners

    2011 Newbery Medal and Honor awards: here are the winners

    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.