From noon July 31 through noon August 1, the Mystic Seaport Maritime Museum in Mystic, CT, held its 32nd annual Moby Dick reading marathon. Visitors were invited aboard the 19th century whaleship (and now teaching vessel) Charles W. Morgan and read Herman Melville‘s (1819-1891) nautical adventure. Read all about it here, on the Fine Books Blog.
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@nancypaulsen @penguinrandomhouse This Is Our Baby, Born Today, by Varsha Bajaj; illustrated by Eliza Wheeler; Nancy Paulsen Books, $16.99, 32 pages, ages 1-4. What do you get for the newborns who, unbeknownst to them, have everything awaiting their arrival? Rather than saddle expectant parents with another swaddling blanket or fancy doodad, consider a charming picture
Beverly Cleary turns 100, and Scholastic announces a poetry contest. Publisher’s Weekly interviewed beloved children’s book author Beverly Cleary, who turned 100 on April 12. In celebration of National Poetry Month, Scholastic and U.S.A. Gold® Pencils company announces a student poetry contest for public school children in grades 1-6. Read the details here. (Hurry! The
Ezra Jack Keats’ Centennial Birthday Celebration, on the Fine Books Blog. https://www.finebooksmagazine.com/fine_books_blog/ (Image: Keats and cat Samantha. Reproduced with permission from the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation.)