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A Story To Sing About

Travel the world with a new book and album to discover why people sing—to have fun and share stories; to pass the time and remember times past; and to come together and celebrate.
(NAPSI)—The next time you listen to a lullaby, a love song, carols or karaoke, consider this: Why do people sing? A charming answer to that intriguing question comes from YouTube creators and …

Young Author Translates 4,000-Year-Old Text to Reveal Fascinating Insights into Ancient Egypt

Young Author Translates 4,000-Year-Old Text to Reveal Fascinating Insights into Ancient Egypt
(NewsUSA) - Educators everywhere should scrap their current lesson plans and make the new book Be a Scribe! by 16-year-old Michael Hoffen and co-authors Dr. Christian Casey and Dr. Jen Thum part of …

BookTrib’s Bites: Four Reads to Kickoff Spring

(NewsUSA) - Coded to Kill by Marschall Runge, M.D.Is medicine’s greatest breakthrough also the world’s most efficient killing machine? After a decade of development, Drexel Hospital’s …

Infinity Kings: Final Book In A Favorite Fantasy Series

The much-anticipated conclusion to the Infinity Cycle fantasy series is at last available.
(NAPSI)—In an epic conclusion to the New York Times best-selling Infinity Cycle, two brothers find themselves in a heartbreaking war against one another.   After the ultimate betrayal, Emil …

2102: PRETENSE, THE PLAY: New Literary Novel Overlays Tech Angst into a Stunning Future

2102: PRETENSE, THE PLAY: New Literary Novel Overlays Tech Angst into a Stunning Future
(NewsUSA) - As Artificial Intelligence advances across the globe with inexorable speed, untold predictions of promise and peril amass. All in all, it’s a perfect time for Amazon bestselling author …

BookTrib’s Bites: Four Captivating Reads

(NewsUSA) - I Am Pink by Gregory Copploe and Dani ForrestI Am Pink is a captivating odyssey of self-discovery and empowerment. This award-winning book unfolds a narrative of resilience, …

How ‘Dune’ became a beacon for the fledgling environmental movement ? and a rallying cry for the new science of ecology

“Dune,” widely considered one of the best sci-fi novels of all time, continues to influence how writers, artists and inventors envision the future. Of course, there are Denis Villeneuve’s visually stunning films, “Dune: Part One” (2021) and “Dune: Part Two” (2024). …

BookTrib’s Bites: Four Fascinating Reads

(NewsUSA) - The Challenge of Choice by Richard FastHave you ever made an important decision with total confidence, only to see it become a complete disaster? Why do we frequently make crucial …

ONCE UPON TOMORROW: Harnessing the New Opportunities the Metaverse Creates

ONCE UPON TOMORROW: Harnessing the New Opportunities the Metaverse Creates
(NewsUSA) - Thirty years ago, the advent of the internet changed the world. For the first time in human history, the collected knowledge of all mankind was freely available to every man, woman, and …

Margaret Morse Nice thought like a song sparrow and changed how scientists understand animal behavior

The Conversation looks back at a pioneering ethologist, bird-bander, and ornithologist Margaret Morse Nice, and how her work influenced scientific approaches to animal behavior for Women's History Month.

Helping Alleviate Children’s Anxiety

At bedtime, when lights go out…sometimes thoughts stay on. A new children’s book can help.
(NAPSI)—If your children are like most, they get anxious from time to time—but you can help them get over it.   The Problem In fact, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), …

BookTrib’s Bites: From Science Fiction to Murder Mysteries

(NewsUSA) - Baby X by Kira Peikoff With a vivid imagining of the future, Gattaca meets Black Mirror in Kira Peikoff’s Baby X. In the near future, where advanced technology can create egg or …

Who is the 'Rural Voter'? A new book builds on old themes to create new understanding

The Daily Yonder looks at "The Rural Voter: The Politics of Place and the Disuniting of America," in which Colby College political scientists Nicholas F. Jacobs and Daniel M. Shea set out to describe what differentiates the politics of metropolitan and nonmetropolitan places.

W.E.B. Du Bois’ study ‘The Philadelphia Negro’ at 125 still explains roots of the urban Black experience – sociologist Elijah Anderson tells why it should be on more reading lists

W.E.B. Du Bois is widely known for his civil rights activism, but many sociologists argue that he has yet to receive due recognition as the founding father of American sociology. His groundbreaking study, “The Philadelphia Negro: A Social Study,” …

Betty Smith enchanted a generation of readers with ‘A Tree Grows in Brooklyn’ ? even as she groused that she hoped Williamsburg would be flattened

Eighty years ago, in the winter and spring of 1944, Brooklyn-born author Betty Smith was entering a new chapter of life. A year earlier, she was an unknown writer, negotiating with her publisher about manuscript edits and the date of publication for her first book, “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn,” …

BookTrib’s Bites: Four Reads to Ward off the Cold

(NewsUSA) - Plowman by Charles BruckerhoffAt twelve, Stella Young and Hana Sanada, enrolled in the Stanton Academy for Humanity, discover the wartime journals of their great-grandfathers, who served …

Serial Entrepreneur Teaches Us How to Go the Distance in Business and in Life

Serial Entrepreneur Teaches Us How to Go the Distance in Business and in Life
(NewsUSA) - “Life begins at the edge of your comfort zone.”From closing multimillion-dollar licensing deals with IBM and Microsoft, to the Ironman World Championship, to ultramarathons and …

BookTrib’s Bites: Four Fascinating Reads

(NewsUSA) - South of Sepharad by Eric Z. WeintraubFleeing death by the Spanish Inquisition, a Jewish doctor makes an impossible choice between home and faith, then struggles to lead his family on a …

BookTrib’s Bites: Four Reads to Keep You Cozy in the Cold

(NewsUSA) - The Destination Birth by Alex Bisset Everybody has their own unique birth story. For Alex and Lauren, theirs would begin a grand adventure that would present its own twist of fate …

Books: folklore and fantasy combine in Langabi, a supernatural historical epic from Zimbabwe

In 2023, award-winning Zimbabwean author Christopher Mlalazi published a new book, Langabi: Season of the Beast . He’s the author of novels like Running with Mother (2012), Dancing with Life: Tales …

BookTrib’s Bites: Four Perfect Valentines Gifts

(NewsUSA) - What Eyes Can’t See by Paulette Stout “A gripping, moving story… of love, justice, redemption.”  Midwest Book Review Barbara navigates the NYC corporate world as a …
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“The Magical Place We Call School” – The Power and Perils of Education
“The Magical Place We Call School” – The Power and Perils of Education
(NewsUSA) - There is no shortage of challenges in schools today—from bullying to gun violence and beyond—yet The Magical Place We Call School by Dr. Kathleen Corley reminds us of the …
BookTrib’s Bites: Four Captivating Reads
(NewsUSA) - Obesity: It’s Not What You Think It Is by Richard Fast A refreshingly simple approach to understanding the endlessly confusing world of dieting, fitness, weight loss and nutrition. …
BookTrib’s Bites: Four Stories to Ward off the Winter
(NewsUSA) - Survival at Stake by Poorva JoshipuraWith science recognizing animal consciousness, intelligence, emotion and morality, we must be aware of our own moral responsibilities toward other …
BookTrib's Bites: Four Cozy Reads to Keep You Toasty this Season
(NewsUSA) - Chivalry by Patrick GirondiFrom the eccentric and riveting author/singer/CEO Patrick Girondi, an aspiring author stumbles onto a manuscript that became a bestseller. He must find the …
Provocative New Book Details Navigating Late-Life Romance from a Man’s Perspective
Provocative New Book Details Navigating Late-Life Romance from a Man’s Perspective
(NewsUSA) - Think of it as “Sex and the City” with a new twist: from HIS point of view!It’s a new book by the so-called Mr. X entitled Sex and the Sixty-Something Guy: Online Post to Bed Post, …
A fascinating new novel about Nazis hiding in post-war South America is a great summer read.
Summer Reading
(NAPSI)—A daring new novel called SOLIMEOS by Rhoda Lerman, a critically-acclaimed author who passed away in 2015, imagines what life might have been like for Nazi officers and their families in …
The winning art entitled “Wyvern Crucible” by Tom Wood graces the cover of L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 39.
Fantastic Ideas Can Win Fantastic Prizes
(NAPSI)—The newest and most exciting voices of science fiction and fantasy have been found by the L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contests, for nearly four decades. …
Martin Sneider
An Intense New Novel About Family, Fashion, Business, and Books
(NAPSI)­­—A fourth-generation retailer, author Martin Sneider started as a shoe salesman and rose to president, co-CEO, and chief merchant of the St. Louis conglomerate Edison Brothers Stores, …
How We Have Fallen Short in Teaching Literacy -- And What To Do About It
(NewsUSA) - This may be difficult to read, but did you know:In the last 15 years, 15 million students graduated from high schools testing below the basic reading level.One in five college students …
A new book by Gene Heil offers a unique way of looking at—and dealing with—race relations in America today.
A Perspective On Race And Religion
(NAPSI)—Do you contribute to racial unity or disunity? That’s the focus of a new book, which offers a surprising perspective on race relations in America today, and offers suggestions to improve …
Humorous, Poetic & Allegorical Tale Reminiscent of Dante’s Inferno
(NewsUSA) - Theatrical essence, we know, relies upon a shared experience of space and time. How else does one describe the crescendo between the stage and stalls during a curtain call?In Presence, …
Twin Sisters at the Core of Dark Coming-of-Age Psycho Thriller By Debut Author
Twin Sisters at the Core of Dark Coming-of-Age Psycho Thriller By Debut Author
(NewsUSA) - Most good thriller novels keep readers guessing until the end. Then there are some that cause jaws to drop.TKO Rogue has launched debut author Janet Porter’s intriguing, intricate and …
BookTrib’s Bites: Some Tasty Morsels in Assorted Genres
(NewsUSA) -  The House at the End of the World by Dean KoontzSoon no one on Earth will have a place to hide in this novel about fears known and unknown by #1 NYTimes bestselling master of …
BookTrib’s Bites: Diverse Titles Sure to Hold Your Interest
(NewsUSA) -  The Violin Thief by Genie Higbee: A startling coming-of-age tale that twines magical realism with musical history and legend.It’s 1941. A wondrous violin is charming …
BookTrib’s Bites: True Crime Inspirations, Dystopian Gem, Making Great Factories
(NewsUSA) -  Reef Road by Deborah Goodrich RoyceWhen a severed hand washes ashore in the wealthy enclave of Palm Beach, FL, the lives of two women—a lonely writer obsessed with the unsolved …

BookTrib’s Bites: Epic Stories, Iconic Events and Personalities

(NewsUSA) -  “Battlefield Earth, Expanded 21st Century Edition” by L. Ron Hubbard: It’s the year 3,000, a thousand years after an alien invasion nearly exterminated …

BookTrib’s Bites: Plenty to Ponder for Your Next Read

(NewsUSA) -  “Love Letters to the Virgin Mary” by David Richards: King David is a mortal man who has spent all his life looking for a love he is unable to satisfy. As …

“Chicken Soup for the Soul” Man Provides Great Inspiration for Biographer

(NewsUSA) - If author Mitzi Perdue is using the example of Mark Victor Hansen for a little inspiration, well, she’s come to the right place. It’s hard to find somebody who hasn’t heard …

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