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Unshelved Book Club

This week's Unshelved Book Club features author's first books. They're about ordinary Pakistanis, an AI that used to inhabit a ship and many bodies (but now has just one), a tale of information security and code breaking in China, a mortician, how to bake pie, a dragon slayer, a young girl facing a witch to try to save her parents, and a young man who uses martial arts to work through his anger, despair, and sadness.

The Best Book, update 1

The Best Book family

After two days the Kickstarter for our first picture book is off to a solid start. We have almost 100 backers, and the good people at Kickstarter made us a Staff Pick! Here in Austin, the attendees at TxLA have really responded to the message of our book: Let Kids Read What They Want.

We've got a long way to go. In order to pay our artist and cover the costs of the books we'll need about a thousand more backers. Please consider pledging for your copy today. We have options for every budget, starting from $10 for a DRM-free digital version to $50 for a deluxe artist edition.

Thank you!

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Equinox

This week's sponsor is Equinox, the Open Source Experts. They can help you understand what it would mean to move your library's software to an open source solution like Evergreen (which they invented). Open your library today!

The Best Book

The Best Book

We wrote a picture book! It's about letting kids read what they want, and it's funny and sweet and absolutely beautiful.

Will you please head over to Kickstarter and check it out today and, if it seems as wonderful to you as it does to us, help by pledging for a copy today?

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TxLA 2015

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During WWII, the Japanese army launched over 9,000 balloons across the Pacific to drop bombs on the U.S.

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