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  • June 23, 2017
    Friday Reads: Summertime!

    Summertime and the livin’ is…reading (with apologies to Ella Fitzgerald!). It’s Friday and we’ve got scintillating books for all ages to dip into this weekend – that is, when you aren’t dipping into the pool, the sea or the guacamole!

    Read more here.

  • June 23, 2017
    John Green, Internationally Bestselling Author, to Publish New Novel with Penguin Young Readers

    Dutton Books, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers, will publish a new novel by #1 internationally bestselling author John Green, whose works have been translated into 54 languages with more than 45 million copies in print worldwide.

    Read more here.

  • June 23, 2017
    Inside the Westminster and Crawfordsville Open House Events

    Our Penguin Random House distribution centers in Westminster, Maryland and Crawfordsville, Indiana both recently welcomed colleagues and their families to Open House events.

    For a look at the informative, fun, and well-attended activities, read on here.

  • June 23, 2017
    There’s a Book for That: Baseball!

    We are now officially into Summer – the season of ice cream, pool parties, beaches and baseball. To celebrate the sport of summer, we’ve put together a list of books about baseball, past and present.

    Read more here.

  • June 21, 2017
    Sebastian Barry is First Double Winner of the Walter Scott Prize

    Viking/Penguin author Sebastian Barry’s novel, DAYS WITHOUT END, has won the Walter Scott Prize, awarded annually to the best UK, Irish and Commonwealth novel set at least 60 years ago. Mr. Barry is the first double winner of the Scott Prize, which he previously won in 2012 for his novel, ON CANAAN’S SIDE.

    Read more here.

  • June 20, 2017
    Talking About THE GRACE OF DOGS, Pt. 2: Convergent’s David Kopp on The Making of a Tail Wagger

    David Kopp, Vice President, Executive Editor, Convergent Books, edited Andrew Root’s book, THE GRACE OF DOGS, and was instantly drawn into this engaging story – a heart-warming, enlightening read for anyone who has ever owned, loved and lost a dog, and who wanted to further explore the full scope of the human-dog relationship, including “how our dogs shape us, and how they serve as ‘teachers,’ of sorts.”

    Read more here.

  • June 19, 2017
    Ruta Sepetys’ SALT TO THE SEA Wins CILIP Carnegie Medal for Best Children’s Writing

    Penguin Young Readers author Ruta Sepetys has won the 2017 CILIP Carnegie Medal, one of the UK’s most prestigious children’s literary awards, for her novel SALT TO THE SEA (Philomel Books/Puffin), a fictionalized account of the sinking of German ocean liner the Wilhelm Gustloff in 1945.

    Read more here.

  • June 19, 2017
    New FERDINAND Movie Trailer and Poster Revealed

    THE STORY OF FERDINAND by Munro Leaf, illustrated by Robert Lawson, has inspired, enchanted, and provoked readers ever since it was first published in 1936. This timeless classic book, published by Puffin, has been adapted for big screen, with the animated feature film to be released this fall. 20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios have revealed the first official trailer and movie poster.

    Read more here.

  • June 19, 2017
    Talking About THE GRACE OF DOGS, Pt. 1: Author Andrew Root on Our Deep Canine Connections

    The joy of having a dog family member cannot be easily measured, nor can the pain felt when the time comes to say goodbye to a furry loved one. Andrew Root offers illuminating, personal insights into this human-dog dynamic in his book, THE GRACE OF DOGS: A Boy, A Black Lab, and A Father’s Search for the Canine Soul, published by Convergent, a Crown Publishing Group imprint, on Tuesday, June 20.

    Read more here.

  • June 16, 2017
    Penguin Random House’s Creative Writing Awards Support and Give Voice to NYC H.S. Students

    Penguin Random House continued its long-held tradition of recognizing and rewarding talented New York City public high school students at our annual Creative Writing Awards (CWA), held Tuesday night, June 13, at Manhattan’s Symphony Space.

    Read more here.

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