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Fox and the Book Hounds

Posted by: Matt Raymond

What an exciting day!? With the National Book Festival just hours away, things are really hopping here. I began early this morning trying to meet Dr. Billington at the White House for some joint media interviews with Mrs. Laura Bush, but my entrance was delayed by a ?suspicious package? on 17th Street that turned out …

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Draw Me a Story

Posted by: Matt Raymond

I blogged the other day about some new PSAs we have released in conjunction with the Ad Council that highlight lifelong literacy. And now we have added a new, interactive feature to our Literacy.gov Web site. You can go on a ?Storybook Adventure? by following this link and clicking on ?play? once the animated banner …

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Do-It-Yourself Book Festival

Posted by: Matt Raymond

It’s called the “National Book Festival,” so this year we?re doing something a little different to help make it even more truly national. This year we have launched a “Young Readers’ Toolkit” on the NBF website. There we provide a whole set of tools to help you host your very own book festival in your …

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Chat With An Author

Posted by: Matt Raymond

The 2007 National Book Festival is drawing closer and closer (Sept. 29 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.) People come to the Book Festival for a lot of reasons, but the big draws, of course, are the authors and the opportunity for their readers to interact directly with them. For those who can?t make …

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Dino Might!

Posted by: Matt Raymond

James Gurney, creator of the popular ?Dinotopia? series of books, is blogging about what it is like to give an author talk at the Library of Congress: When you give a talk at the Library of Congress, they don?t pay you with money. They reward you something far more valuable. Your compensation is to have …

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National Book Festival: A 'Moving' Idea

Posted by: Matt Raymond

I think this is great: For the third year in a row, the Friends of the James V. Brown Library [in Williamsport, Pa.] are sponsoring a bus to take local book-lovers of all ages to the National Book Festival. You might know Williamsport as the birthplace of the Little League World Series. Pardon the awful …