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2010-12-21 08:15:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Penguin Young Readers Group, one of the leading children's book publishers in the United States, in collaboration with Smashing Ideas, the leading digital media agency providing immersive and interactive entertainment, announces the release of The Little Engine That Could interactive children's book app on the App Store. The universal app for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch is based on Watty Piper's beloved classic and features iconic 1950's artwork,...

2010-11-22 11:09:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Patricia Cornwell, #1 bestselling author, is launching "America for Vets," a national campaign that will help military veterans, men and women, prepare for a better future. People across the country will be able to make donations of everyday supplies to American veterans in need as part of the Veterans Village of San Diego daily-life readiness programs. To find out more details about the campaign, visit www.penguin.com/americaforvets. (Photo:...

2010-11-08 23:01:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Susan Petersen Kennedy, President, Penguin Group (USA) announced today that David Rosenthal, veteran publishing executive and former publisher and executive vice president of the Simon & Schuster imprint, is joining Penguin Group (USA) as president and publisher of a new general trade imprint, yet to be named. His appointment will be effective on January 10, 2011 and he will report to Mrs. Kennedy. (Photo:...

Word of the Day
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'