Monthly Archives: February 2013

John Elder Robison, author of Look Me in the Eye, to Release New Book

Raising Cubby HCby John Elder Robinson, author of Raising Cubby (Crown, March 2013).

The Loch Ness Monster isn’t real. Dinosaurs are extinct. And no, kids can’t fly. That’s the sort of thing we all got from our parents. Every time we heard something fun and imaginative, it seemed like Mom or Dad was there to pop our balloon.

What if that didn’t happen?What if Dad agreed with every childhood fantasy and offered to go hunt Nessie in a boat, with a harpoon? That’s exactly what I decided to do when I got a shot at parenthood with a six-pound tyke I named Cubby.When my little boy began asking questions, I kept my mind open to the possibilities and seized every fun and interesting opportunity that came our way. We hunted dinosaurs, talked to penguins, and drove freight trains and tugboats all over New England. I told him stories about nuclear horses, pine demons, and dragons.We even went cruising in Chairman Mao’s Mercedes-Benz limousine. Continue reading

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FSU Selects The Other Wes Moore for their 2013 Common Reading

Wes Moore PBFlorida State University has selected The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore for its 2013-2014 One Book/One Campus reading program.  All incoming freshmen are required to read the book prior to arriving on campus and students will participate in One Book/One Campus events during their first week of class.  FSU previously chose Random House’s The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks in 2011.

Click here to learn about Florida State Universities One Book/One Campus program.


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Adoption Timeline for First-Year & Common Reading Programs

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Random House Academic Marketing has developed another useful resource for First-Year Reading Directors: the Post-Adoption Timeline.  This new, handy flowchart breaks down the steps that First-Year educators will need to pursue after a book is adopted.  Information about ordering student copies, author visits, and pricing are answered on this helpful diagram.

Click here to view Random House’s 2013 First Year & Common Reading Catalog.

Click here if you are interest in attending Random House’s events at the Annual Conference on the First-Year Experience®, February 2013.

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