Monday, April 8, 2013
Tell us what you're reading right now using this nifty form on Patch!
As part of our ongoing Patch Reads program, we are actively seeking input from you on what you are reading right now. Fill out this form and tell us what you and your book clubs are reading and why. Then we'll share it with others so that we can all benefit from your book club recommendations.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Nona's Ice Cream owner Tom Donahue takes readers across Massachusetts with the investigation into a serial murderer and corruption in a house of corrections in "Fraternal Bonds."
It started as a challenge from friends in 1998, but longtime correction officer, South Shore resident, and West Roxbury native Tom Donahue is a published murder mystery novelist. In late 2012, Donahue released Fraternal Bonds, a Massachusetts-based murder mystery that follows full-time correction officer and part-time private investigator Stephen Nicholson as he deals with an increasingly dicey issue at his day job and the pursuit of a quadrennial serial killer that is preparing to kill again at his side gig. "It was a lot of fun to write," said the West Roxbury native, of the book that is available for $14.99 in paperback at select local stores, including Seek Books in West Roxbury, or for $4.99 for Amazon Kindle. While Donahue, who …
Monday, March 11, 2013
Author Justin Martin discuss "Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmsted, Abolitionist, Conservationist, and Designer of Central Park" at the West Roxbury Library on April 25.
Get reading now for more than a month of events for West Roxbury Reads starting on April 1. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Roxbury Library, this year's book is Justin Martin's "Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmsted, Abolitionist, Conservationist, and Designer of Central Park," which will be discussed by the author in person on April 25. Did you know that Olmsted designed the Emerald Necklace, as well as New York City's Central Park? Learn about Olmsted's influence on American with events like the April 1 & 13 (reshowing) of "Olmsted and America’s Urban Parks” with comments by Olmsted experts and a live introduction by Jeanine Knox of the Emerald Necklace Conservancy. Tours include April 27th's free visit of the newly-…
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
A list of the best children's books of 2012, from James Patterson's ReadKiddoRead Foundation.
Courtesy of the ReadKiddoRead Foundation Maurice Sendak once said that one of the best things about being a maker of children’s books was that his audience kept being born. It’s true, of course: The great books from years past are brand new to today’s children and teens. But let’s take a moment at year’s end to recognize the books being published now for our young people. Here’s a quick roundup of a dozen highlights of 2012. (For more, visit ReadKiddoRead.com and check out our reviews.) Great Illustrated Books (Ages 2-5) Llama Llama Time to Share By Anna Dewdney For ages 2-5 When the doorbell rings, Mama Llama welcomes the neighbors – the Gnus. While Mama and Nelly have tea, their two toddlers are left with a boxful of toys to play with …
Monday, December 24, 2012
ReadKiddoRead asked authors, athletes and celebrities to share their favorite books.
Monday, December 24, 2012
Courtesy of the ReadKiddoRead Foundation Are you giving books to your kids as gifts? Which ones are you picking out for friends and family? ReadKiddoRead asked authors, athletes and celebrities to finish this sentence: The Best Gift I Ever Got Was a Book, and That Book Was _____. Pick up some of these favorites for the kids in your life, or browse through ReadKiddoRead.com for books that are sure to please any young person this holiday season. Mark Teixeira The best gift I ever got was a book; it was The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris. The book is The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, given to me by my friend and high school principal, Barry Fitzpatrick. While I can't single out any book as my favorite, this book stands out because …
Monday, October 15, 2012
Bestselling author James Patterson gives tips on making your child an avid reader. Plus, here's a great reading list for the fall to get you started.
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Monday, October 15, 2012
At Patch we're always trying to pull together into one place all of the best local resources on every topic, including books and reading. We have the good fortune to be working with a best-selling author James Patterson in this endeavor, and we'll be continually sharing his reading list selections for every age here on Patch. Plus, we'll showcase reading lists from our local librarians, bookstores, and you—our readers. But here, an open letter to moms and dads of reluctant readers from James Patterson. Dear Moms and Dads, I’ve had the good fortune to meet hundreds of teachers and librarians around the country. They always wow me with their tips and tricks to get kids into reading. I thought it was time to get these great ideas out in the…