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Dec. 3, 2020 12:16 PM EST

1. “A Promised Land” by Barack Obama (Crown) 2. “Ready Player Two” by Ernest Cline (Ballantine) 3. ”Diary of A Wimpy Kid: The Deep End” by Jeff Kinney (Amulet Books) 4. “Deadly Cross” by James Patterson (Little, Brown) 5. “The Awakening” by...

Children look to borrow books from a mobile library run on a motorbike by Mahinda Dasanayaka, in a village in Kegalle district, about 85 kilometers (53 miles) northeast of Sri Lanka's capital, Colombo, July 26, 20019. Having witnessed the hardships faced by children in rural areas whose villages have no library facilities, Dasanayaka got the idea for his library on wheels called “Book and Me.

Books by bike: Sri Lankan man runs mobile library for kids

Nov. 27, 2020 12:08 AM EST

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — During his leisure time, Mahinda Dasanayaka packs his motorbike with books and rides his mobile library — across mostly muddy roads running through tea-growing mountain areas — to underprivileged children in backward rural parts of Sri Lanka. Having witnessed the...

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Nov. 19, 2020 11:40 AM EST

1. “The Law of Innocence” by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown) 2. ”Diary of A Wimpy Kid: The Deep End” by Jeff Kinney (Amulet Books) 3. “Greenlights” by Matthew McConaughey (Crown) 4. “I Would Leave Me If I Could” by Halsey (Simon & Schuster) 5....

Ruff story: Picture book to honor Biden dogs Champ and Major

Nov. 19, 2020 10:51 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The publishing world has a new pet project: A picture book about the Biden family dogs, the German shepherds Champ and Major. Dial Books for Young Readers announced Thursday that “Champ and Major: First Dogs” will be published Jan. 19, the day before Joe Biden is to be sworn...

FILE - This Feb. 19, 2019, file photo shows former President Barack Obama speaking at the My Brother's Keeper Alliance Summit in Oakland, Calif. Obama’s “A Promised Land” sold nearly 890,000 copies in the U.S. and Canada in its first 24 hours, putting it on track to be the best selling presidential memoir in modern history. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Barack Obama memoir off to record-setting start in sales

Nov. 18, 2020 8:35 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Barack Obama's “A Promised Land” sold nearly 890,000 copies in the U.S. and Canada in its first 24 hours, putting it on track to be the best selling presidential memoir in modern history. The first-day sales, a record for Penguin Random House, includes...

FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, file photo, Minnesota head coach P.J. Fleck hugs defensive back Chris Williamson (6) during an NCAA college football game against Wisconsin, in Minneapolis. Fleck has never lacked for clever ways to connect and motivate his players. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs, File)

Light reading: Fleck regaling Gophers with pregame kid books

Nov. 16, 2020 12:25 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Starting with his trademarked “Row the Boat” motto that touts energy, trust and optimism, University of Minnesota football coach P.J. Fleck has never lacked for clever ways to connect with and motivate his players. The team-wide meeting on the eve of each game has become a...

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Nov. 12, 2020 11:30 AM EST

1. “Fortune and Glory” by Janet Evanovich (Atria Books) 2. ”Diary of A Wimpy Kid: The Deep End” by Jeff Kinney (Amulet Books) 3. ”A Time for Mercy” by John Grisham (Doubleday) 4. “The Sentinel” by Lee Child and Andrew Child (Delacorte) 5....

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Oct. 29, 2020 2:45 PM EDT

1. ” Greenlights” by Matthew McConaughey (Crown) 2. ” A Time for Mercy” by John Grisham (Doubleday) 3. ” A Republic Under Assault” by Tom Fitton (Threshold Editions) 4. ” Room on the Broom” by Julia Donaldson” by Axel Scheffler (Puffin) 5. ”...

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'Magic Tree House' books to be adapted into graphic novels

Oct. 27, 2020 9:44 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mary Pope Osborne is preparing her million-selling “Magic Tree House” series for a new adventure. She is teaming with playwright Jenny Laird and the illustrators-sisters Kelly Matthews and Nichole Matthews to adapt her work for graphic novels. The first release will be an...

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Oct. 22, 2020 6:33 PM EDT

1. A Time for Mercy, John Grisham (Doubleday) 2. Dog Man: Grime and Punishment, Dav Pilkey (Graphix) , 3, Room on the Broom, Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler (Puffin) 4. Modern Comfort Food, Ina Garten (Clarkson Potter) 5. The Return, Nicholas Sparks (Grand Central Publishing) 6. This Just Speaks to Me, Hoda...