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  • August 13, 2019
    PRH and We Need Diverse Books Celebrate This Year’s Creative Writing Awards Winners

    Penguin Random House, in partnership with We Need Diverse Books (WNDB), a national grassroots organization that advocates for diversity in children’s literature, hosted a day-long celebration and awards ceremony on Thursday, August 8, at 1745 Broadway, for the five winners of the 2019 Creative Writing Awards.

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  • August 13, 2019
    Téa Obreht’s INLAND is August 2019 Barnes & Noble National Book Club Selection

    Barnes & Noble, Inc. today announced that INLAND by Téa Obreht is the August 2019 selection for the Barnes & Noble Book Club, a monthly book club designed to bring readers in communities across the country together to discuss the most compelling books. Barnes & Noble is selling a special, exclusive Book Club edition of INLAND as well as hosting a free Book Club night for customers to discuss the novel in stores across the country on Tuesday, September 10, beginning at 7:00 pm (local time), about one month after the book goes on sale today Random House. Customers can buy the book now and sign up for the Book Club in their local store or online at BN.com/bnbookclub.

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  • August 6, 2019
    Toni Morrison dies at 88

    We are profoundly sad to report that Toni Morrison has died at the age of eighty-eight. She died last night at Montefiore Medical Center in New York. The Bluest Eye, Morrison’s first novel, was published by Holt, Rinehart and Winston in 1970. Morrison followed with Sula in 1973, and nine subsequent novels, all of them published with Alfred A. Knopf.

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  • August 1, 2019
    DK Eyewitness Travel Designers Unveil “Our Love Letter to Japan”

    Traveling to Japan? Interested in the culture? BE MORE JAPAN: The Art of Japanese Living, published on July 30 by DK Eyewitness Travel, is a celebration of all things Japanese – from the country’s time-honored ancient traditions to its unique and influential modern culture. Blending both travel information and cultural insights into a single book, BE MORE JAPAN helps readers understand and experience the best of Japan, both at home and abroad.

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  • July 31, 2019
    There’s a Book for That: Girls of Summer

    As July closes, we are taking stock of trending fiction and the girls have it! Pick up one of these new and popular books whose titles have “girls” in common and be prepared to be provoked, moved and entertained to the hilt!

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  • July 25, 2019
    “Madeline’s Picks” for Summer 2019

    “Madeline’s Picks” — a penguinrandomhouse.com feature presenting personally curated book selections by Madeline McIntosh, debuted in April. “Madeline’s Picks” builds on the popularity of prh.com’s “Staff Picks,” which are e-mailed to consumers on a regular basis.

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  • July 24, 2019
    10 of 13 PRH Booker Longlisters Led By Atwood, Rushdie

    Margaret Atwood, Salman Rushdie, and eight more Penguin Random House authors are among the thirteen longlisted for this year’s Booker Prize published by our U.S., Canada, and U.K. imprints. These semi-finalists for this coveted international English-language literary honor were selected by a British judging panel from 151 submitted books published in the U.K. and Ireland between October 1, 2018 and September 30, 2019.

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  • July 24, 2019
    RHCB’s GO, DOG. GO! to be Adapted for Netflix Original Series by DreamWorks with DHX Media

    DreamWorks is producing a new Netflix Original series based on Random House Children’s Books’ GO, DOG. GO! by P.D. Eastman, edited by Dr. Seuss. The CG-animated series is being created with DHX Media and will premiere in 2020. Executive produced by Adam Peltzman (Odd Squad, WallyKazam), who is also serving as showrunner, the series follows a young pup and her adventures in Pawtson.

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  • July 16, 2019
    Andy Weir Spans Oz, Wonderland, Neverland Multiverse in New Crossover Graphic Novel

    Before Andy Weir became recognized internationally as the #1 New York Times-bestselling, award-winning author of THE MARTIAN (Crown/Broadway), he spent his free time writing fanfiction and web comics. With the help of illustrator Sarah Andersen, one of his early web comics has been adapted into a lushly illustrated new graphic novel, CHESHIRE CROSSING, published by Ten Speed Press on July 9.

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  • July 16, 2019
    Jimmy Kimmel Writes and Illustrates His Debut Children’s Picture Book, to be Published December 2019

    Written, illustrated, and hand-lettered by Jimmy Kimmel himself, THE SERIOUS GOOSE is an interactive picture book that challenges readers of all ages to turn a very Serious Goose into a very Silly Goose, and will be published on December 3, 2019, it was announced today by Barbara Marcus, President & Publisher, Random House Children’s Books. North American rights were negotiated with Suzanne Gluck, William Morris Entertainment. The book will release with a first printing of 500,000 copies.

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