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50 years of Mario Puzo’s The Godfather

March 10 marks the 50th anniversary of Mario Puzo’s The Godfather. Here are 50 bullet points to celebrate 50 years of the Godfather phenomenon.

Dr. Seuss and the Challenge that Changed How Children Read

Join us in celebrating children’s literacy and Dr. Seuss by picking up a book to read on Read Across America Day!

The Revolution Will Be Written: A New Class of Contemporary African-American Authors

From medicine to the arts and all areas in between, African Americans have contributed to the distinct fabric of the United States of America. The culture’s significance has been nationally celebrated during the month of February since its inception in 1970, however, its impact on literature alone could easily span a complete calendar year.

Top 40 Horror Books to Scare Your Pants Off

This week at HPB, we’re celebrating all things horror: those stories that make you sleep with one eye open, with the lights on, or sometimes not at all!

75 Years of Little Golden Books to Treasure: The Poky Little Puppy & Friends

Before the introduction of Little Golden Books in 1942, children’s books normally sold for $2 to $3 each. Given average rates of U.S. inflation, that’s about $28 to $42 in today’s dollars. Purchasing children’s books was a luxury for most families until George Duplaix came on the scene. As president of the Artists and Writers… View Article

Who Am I? 12 Literary Character Riddles

Challenge yourself to correctly guess these riddles without looking below at the answers. Can you name them all? 1. I am clever and engaging, but also rather shallow. To insure my inheritance, I pretend to court one girl while I’m secretly engaged to another. Who am I? 2.  I don’t get out much, but I… View Article