Thursday, April 11, 2013
There was a strong showing at the annual Authorfest event held Tuesday in Winchester.
A few hundred people attended Authorfest Tuesday for the chance to meet authors and illustrators from the New England region. A combined 16 authors and illustrators visited with Winchester Public School students during the day, followed by a book signing at Town Hall, according to event organizer Ceci Cordeiro. She added that this year's Authorfest was either the 15th or 16th time the event has been held in town. "We had 14 authors come to the elementary schools, one author did all of (McCall) Middle School and one author visited (Winchester) High School," Cordeiro said. "Each author does three presentations. The kids absolutely love it and it is very exciting for a child to meet an author, and some of these guys are really, really funny, …
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Tell us what you're reading right now using this nifty form on Patch!
As part of our ongoing Patch Reads program, we are actively seeking input from you on what you are reading right now. Fill out this form and tell us what you and your book clubs are reading and why. Then we'll share it with others so that we can all benefit from your book club recommendations.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
James Patterson's cover girl looks like Mandy Moore, to me, and Dan Brown has another book coming out.
For all your voracious readers out there, here's a look at some of the hottest books of February, according Barnes & Noble: "Inferno" by Dan Brown: This book doesn't even hit the shelves for three more months, but pre-orders make it one of the hottest books right now. Brown, of NH – an of course, "Da Vinci Code" fame, will likely have another movie deal on his hands: About the book: In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology, Robert Langdon, is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces…Dante’s Inferno. Against this backdrop, Langdon battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle that pulls him into a landscape of classic art, secret …
Sunday, January 27, 2013
From Charlotte's Web to Where the Wild Things Are, share these classic books with your children and encourage their love for reading.
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Sunday, January 27
“Where’s Pa Going with that Axe?” The Enduring Quality of Children’s Classics By Anita Silvey Courtesy of James Patterson's Read Kiddo Read Foundation The opening line of E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web— “Where’s Pa going with that axe?”—has now been read by adults to eager young listeners for more than 60 years. Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time and Ezra Jack Keats’s The Snowy Day have been picked up with enthusiasm for more than 50 years. For 75 years, parents have shared The Hobbit, and this year Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are turns 50. These books and others like them (Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Virginia Lee Burton’s Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, and L. M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables) bring …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Bestselling authors Sue Grafton, Jodi Picoult and more are releasing books this winter.
It might be chilly out, but book publishing is red hot right now. Several favorite bestselling authors are releasing books early in 2013. What are some of the most anticipated books?
Monday, October 15, 2012
Check out ReadKiddoRead's list of the best Halloween books for kids.
Monday, October 15, 2012
All of us—adults, teens and children—enjoy a scary chill. What better time of year than Halloween to indulge in stories that make our spines tingle? It's the perfect time for your family to share some spooky stories each evening. To get you started, here are some Halloween books filled with ghosts and ghouls, wizards and witches, haunted houses and black magic that everyone can enjoy together. Check out these books at the Winchester Public Library, open Monday through Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 2 to 5 p.m. PICTURE BOOKS for ages 2-6 The youngest children love the fun of Halloween: costumes, trick-or-treating and gentle tales of ghosts and goblins. Here are some books for this age …
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Winchester residents love books. Here are the top-selling tomes of 2011. Which one was your favorite?
What was your favorite book of 2011? And did you read it on an e-reader or an actual book? Check out the top 10 reads of the year at Bookends for a glimpse of what Winchester was reading. And if you have a great read not on the list, add it in the comments below. 1. Steve Jobs: A Biography by Walter Isaacson (biography) This biography of one of the pivotal innovators of our time, whose influence has been felt around the globe, is based on interviews with Steve Jobs as well as family, friends, colleagues and competitors. 2. A Dance with Dragons by George Martin (fiction) You may have caught a glimpse of this book as HBO started a show based on this series – Game of Thrones. The fifth book of this installment continues to mix fantasy with …