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2010-04-20 11:35:00

We Give Books Poll of Parents and Teens Underscores Benefits of Shared Experiences in Developing a Life of Giving WASHINGTON, April 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Penguin Group and the Pearson Foundation today announced the launch of We Give Books, a new digital initiative that enables anyone with access to the Internet to put books in the hands of children who don't have them, simply by reading online. The free Web site gives parents, caregivers, and educators immediate access to a...

2010-04-07 10:44:00

NEW YORK, April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Tom Clancy, #1 international bestselling author, bestselling videogame presenter and one of the preeminent and most prescient storytellers of our time, has written a modern-day techno-thriller like nothing he has ever done before called Dead or Alive. The eagerly-awaited novel will be published by G. P. Putnam's Sons in the U. S. and by Michael Joseph in the U.K. on December 7, 2010, it was announced today by David Shanks, CEO of Penguin Group (USA) and...

2010-03-01 16:01:00

LOS ANGELES, March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- GIRLS GONE GREEN by Lynn Hirshfield (Puffin; 9780142414064; February 23, 2010; $11.99) is a fun, hip and inspiring book about girls who've taken the initiative to go green. From Penguin/Puffin Books and Participant Media, the entertainment company responsible for An Inconvenient Truth and Food, Inc., it's full of tips, ideas and profiles of girls -- both every day and famous -- taking action to save the environment. Hayden Panettiere, Ellen Page and...

2009-07-30 10:06:00

NEW YORK, July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- NBC's Today show announced this morning that Ingrid Law's Newbery Honor winner and New York Times bestseller SAVVY will be Al Roker's next Book Club Pick. The TV host and young fans will have a chance to interview the author in the studio during a live show later this summer. SAVVY was published under the joint venture between Dial Books for Young Readers, a division of Penguin Young Readers Group, and Walden Media and will soon be a major motion picture...

2009-03-02 08:00:00

Anthony E. Zuiker Taps Social Entertainment Pioneers Behind lonelygirl15 to Create Multiplatform Interactive Experience for DARK CHRONICLES Novel LOS ANGELES, March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- EQAL, the social entertainment company behind the Web's two most successful interactive drama series, lonelygirl15 and KateModern, and 'CSI' franchise creator, Anthony E. Zuiker, today announced a partnership to launch a multiplatform 'Digi-novel' series that will expand traditional book reading into a...

2009-02-26 09:00:00

Author and illustrator Eric Carle's Beloved Book marks its 40th birthday on the first day of spring NEW YORK, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- March 20, 2009 marks the 40th anniversary of Eric Carle's preschool classic, The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Philomel Books; $21.99). Since its publication in 1969, 29 million copies of the book have sold worldwide and it has been published in over 45 languages. That year the book was also named one of the best children's books of the year by The New York Times,...

2009-01-29 08:00:00

Pennies for Peace Toolkit Inspired by Three Cups of Tea School-Building Movement NEW YORK, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Through Greg Mortenson's best-selling Three Cups of Tea and the author's Pennies for Peace organization, thousands of young people across the U.S. are inspired to raise money for new schools in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The Pearson Foundation, in conjunction with Pennies for Peace and the National Education Association (NEA) Foundation, today announced a new K-12...

2008-12-22 13:23:00

Introduction by Pulitzer Prize Winner Bill Keller, Executive Editor of The New York Times, with Principal Text by Jill Abramson, Managing Editor; Commentaries and Essays from Op-Ed Columnists Paul Krugman, Frank Rich, Thomas L. Friedman, Gail Collins, Bob Herbert, Maureen Dowd and David Brooks; Hundreds of Images by Photographers Doug Mills, Damon Winter, Steve Crowley and others A Special Young Readers Edition of OBAMA: The Historic Journey to be Released Simultaneously by Callaway and The...

2008-11-13 09:00:14

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) and Penguin Group (USA) (NYSE: PSO) today announced the second annual Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, the international competition seeking the next popular novel. Writers around the world are encouraged to begin preparing their manuscripts for entry into the competition, which is scheduled to launch on Feb. 2, 2009. Last year's inaugural Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award competition was enormously successful. Bill Loehfelm emerged as the 2008 Amazon...

2006-03-07 17:29:17

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan signed a deal on Tuesday to publish his memoirs with The Penguin Press, after a bidding war for a book about his life and vision for the future. "It is a singular honor for The Penguin Press to publish Alan Greenspan, who has spent his extraordinary career reckoning with how the world really works," Penguin President and Publisher Ann Godoff said in a statement. "His book will be about what we can know, what we can't...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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