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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Ice-Treat Truck Bookstore Tour!

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In celebration of the release of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth, Amulet Books, an imprint of Abrams, is donating 26,000 new books to First Book! The children’s book series has introduced many children to the joy of

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John “PC” Hodgman Comes to DC!

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So, chances are that many of you might easily recognize the face, but not necessarily know the name. John Hodgman — book author, McSweeney’s scribe, NPR commentator, Daily Show Resident Expert, and What Book Got You Hooked? contributor – also

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An Evening of “Make-Believe” with Leonard Marcus

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Last night, I had the immense pleasure of listening to leading author and children’s literature historian Leonard Marcus read from his newly published work, Minders of Make-Believe: Idealists, Entrepreneurs, and the Shaping of American Children’s Literature (Houghton Mifflin Co.) at

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