Indie publisher Akashic has a huge hit on their hands. The kids book that i snot for kids – Go the F— to Sleep sits atop Amazon’s bestseller list – and it won’t be out until June.
The Rapture will not occur tomorrow says the author of the Left Behind series – who then goes on to say all kinds of crazy ass other stuff.
Jane Ciabattari examines the future of the book review by comparing the relative influence of Amazon reviewers and professional critics. In a fascinating response, Moby Lives compares how an actual professional critic is treated by a newspaper and BN.com.
At The Millions: “Who would have predicted, when an unassuming history of post-punk called Our Band Could Be Your Life was published in 2001, that we’d be celebrating its tenth anniversary with concert blowouts and Paris Review Daily interviews? Most anyone who read it, that’s who.”
Where are they now? The cast of the original Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
The Guardian showcases the illustrations of Oliver Jeffers – a favorite of our family.
Check out the New York Times’ collection of the book covers that didn’t make it
Take the Guardian’s Children’s Books blog’s quiz to see what books match your personality – I mean give it to your kids.