CLOUD UNBOUND

Libraries, ebooks, publishing, and all the sublimely prickly stuff in between as viewed by Heather McCormack, Collection Development Manager, 3M Cloud Library

CLOUD UNBOUND

Libraries, ebooks, publishing, discovery
KEY BACKLIST Last week, in her charming By the Book interview in The New York Times, my hero Malala Yousafzai sang the praises of two excellent but still-not-as-deservedly-well-known-as-they-should-be YA series: Deborah Ellis’s Breadwinner and Parvana’s Journey, both from Cloud publishing partner Groundwood Books (an imprint of Canadian indie House of Anansi).
Both illuminate life in non-Western society, and Mud City the perseverance of girls despite their being viewed as lesser people. And guess what? They are fine readalikes for another favorite of Yousafzai’s, Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner. 
(Update: It seems Yousafzai’s mentioning of Ellis’s books has pushed them to the top of Chapters Indigo best sellers list. Whee!)
Favorite question and answer:

"The last book that made you cry?"
"I never cry reading a book." 
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KEY BACKLIST Last week, in her charming By the Book interview in The New York Times, my hero Malala Yousafzai sang the praises of two excellent but still-not-as-deservedly-well-known-as-they-should-be YA series: Deborah Ellis’s Breadwinner and Parvana’s Journey, both from Cloud publishing partner Groundwood Books (an imprint of Canadian indie House of Anansi).
Both illuminate life in non-Western society, and Mud City the perseverance of girls despite their being viewed as lesser people. And guess what? They are fine readalikes for another favorite of Yousafzai’s, Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner. 
(Update: It seems Yousafzai’s mentioning of Ellis’s books has pushed them to the top of Chapters Indigo best sellers list. Whee!)
Favorite question and answer:

"The last book that made you cry?"
"I never cry reading a book." 
Zoom Info

KEY BACKLIST Last week, in her charming By the Book interview in The New York Times, my hero Malala Yousafzai sang the praises of two excellent but still-not-as-deservedly-well-known-as-they-should-be YA series: Deborah Ellis’s Breadwinner and Parvana’s Journey, both from Cloud publishing partner Groundwood Books (an imprint of Canadian indie House of Anansi).

Both illuminate life in non-Western society, and Mud City the perseverance of girls despite their being viewed as lesser people. And guess what? They are fine readalikes for another favorite of Yousafzai’s, Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner

(Update: It seems Yousafzai’s mentioning of Ellis’s books has pushed them to the top of Chapters Indigo best sellers list. Whee!)

Favorite question and answer:

"The last book that made you cry?"

"I never cry reading a book." 

Hey, ho, Seattle!

PUBLISHING CRUSH OF THE WEEK My first post-vacation kudos go to Cloud publishing partner Candlewick Press for digitizing for the American market for the first time Jill Murphy’s best-selling middle-grade Worst Witch series, widely thought to have influenced J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. 
If you’ve never tried out these charismatic tales of clumsy Mildred Hubble of Miss Cackle’s Academy for Witches, now’s a great time.
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PUBLISHING CRUSH OF THE WEEK My first post-vacation kudos go to Cloud publishing partner Candlewick Press for digitizing for the American market for the first time Jill Murphy’s best-selling middle-grade Worst Witch series, widely thought to have influenced J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. 
If you’ve never tried out these charismatic tales of clumsy Mildred Hubble of Miss Cackle’s Academy for Witches, now’s a great time.
Zoom Info
PUBLISHING CRUSH OF THE WEEK My first post-vacation kudos go to Cloud publishing partner Candlewick Press for digitizing for the American market for the first time Jill Murphy’s best-selling middle-grade Worst Witch series, widely thought to have influenced J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. 
If you’ve never tried out these charismatic tales of clumsy Mildred Hubble of Miss Cackle’s Academy for Witches, now’s a great time.
Zoom Info
PUBLISHING CRUSH OF THE WEEK My first post-vacation kudos go to Cloud publishing partner Candlewick Press for digitizing for the American market for the first time Jill Murphy’s best-selling middle-grade Worst Witch series, widely thought to have influenced J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. 
If you’ve never tried out these charismatic tales of clumsy Mildred Hubble of Miss Cackle’s Academy for Witches, now’s a great time.
Zoom Info
PUBLISHING CRUSH OF THE WEEK My first post-vacation kudos go to Cloud publishing partner Candlewick Press for digitizing for the American market for the first time Jill Murphy’s best-selling middle-grade Worst Witch series, widely thought to have influenced J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. 
If you’ve never tried out these charismatic tales of clumsy Mildred Hubble of Miss Cackle’s Academy for Witches, now’s a great time.
Zoom Info

PUBLISHING CRUSH OF THE WEEK My first post-vacation kudos go to Cloud publishing partner Candlewick Press for digitizing for the American market for the first time Jill Murphy’s best-selling middle-grade Worst Witch series, widely thought to have influenced J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. 

If you’ve never tried out these charismatic tales of clumsy Mildred Hubble of Miss Cackle’s Academy for Witches, now’s a great time.

Noted, Duly

Earlier this month, we welcomed Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial, Spain’s biggest producer of ebooks, to the Cloud. My commitment to building a coherent collection of Spanish-language titles for all ages grows with the mining of lists from Editorial Egales (lesbian fiction), Annick Press (children’s nonfiction), and Rourke Educational Media (children’s and juvenile nonfiction).
It’s all in CAT. Meow!

Earlier this month, we welcomed Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial, Spain’s biggest producer of ebooks, to the Cloud. My commitment to building a coherent collection of Spanish-language titles for all ages grows with the mining of lists from Editorial Egales (lesbian fiction), Annick Press (children’s nonfiction), and Rourke Educational Media (children’s and juvenile nonfiction).

It’s all in CAT. Meow!