More Books in the Vein of Harry Potter

Fanciful illustration for The Girl Who Ruled Fairyland

For those who loved the Harry Potter series and have already devoured the play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, here are several other titles with similarities to J. K. Rowling's masterwork:

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairlyand In a Shipe of Her Own Making by Cathrynne Valente
(a prequel short story, The Girl Who Ruled Fairyland..., is free to read online at Tor.com)

The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud (an intro at bartimaeusbooks.com)

Splendors and Glooms by Laura Ann Schlitz (Chapters 1-3 at candlewick.com)

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan (explore the series at rickriordan.com)

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (read the beginning at scribd.com)

A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray (explore the series at randomhouse.com)

Video Archives Released Online

AP video highlights

Amazing advances have been made in the past year digitizing material around the world.  The Associated Press has 1.7 million video stories dating back to 1895 on YouTube.  British Movietone has also placed their archive of 1895 to 1986 newsreels on YouTube.  Enjoy these videos and the huge digital content at NYHeritage.org and DigitalCollections.NYPL.org

The Oswego Public Library has a collection of digitized material at NYHeritage.org too

5 Years with Betterworld Books

As one of the many libraries and organizations partnered with Better World Books, we do our small part to help.

"Due to the thousands of partnerships we have with clients such as yourself, collectively we have been able to raise $21 million dollars to support libraries, literacy and education, donate over 17 million books and through reuse or recycling keep 198 million books from becoming landfill," said a recent Better World Books announcement.

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