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HBG Big News This Week: April 15-19, 2019

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Following is a recap of major news at Hachette Book Group for the week of April 15-19, 2019: HBG Community Service Day: we had our second annual Community Service Day on Wednesday, and close to 600 HBG employees volunteered in a wide variety of activities – preparing food in community kitchens, delivering hot meals to homebound seniors, reading with children, repainting rooms in community centers, gardening in green spaces, caring for animals in rescue shelters, assisting with literacy and mental health awareness projects, creating handmade cards for hospitalized children, and much more. Bestseller news:  James Patterson’s The Fall of Crazy House (JIMMY Patterson) debuts at #4 on the New York Times YA Hardcover list. Also, debuting on the NYT lists are William W. Li’s Eat to Beat Disease (GCP) at #10 on the Advice, How-To, & Misc., and Miracle at St. Andrews by James Patterson & Peter de Jonge (LB) at #13 on the Print HC Fiction list. HBG’s distribution clients have a #1 bestseller with Jeff Kinney’s new addition to the Diary of the Wimpy Kid franchise, Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid (Abrams) at the top of the Middle Grade Hardcover list. And David Sax’s The Revenge of the Analog (PublicAffairs) makes a surprise appearance at #1 on the Washington Post bestseller list this week. LA Times Book Prize: Beth Macy’s Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America (LB) has won the 2018  for Science & Technology. Ondaatje Prize shortlist: Adam Weymouth’s Kings of the Yukon (LB) has been named to the Royal Society of Literature’s 2019  shortlist. The £10,000 prize is awarded annually to a book of the highest literary merit – fiction, non-fiction, or poetry – which best evokes the spirit of a place. The winner will be announced May 13. Major launch: Ali Benjamin’s highly anticipated The Next Great Paulie Fink (LBYR) went on sale this week with an interview on NPR’s Here & Now, coverage to come in The Denver Post, New York Times, People, and the Wall Street Journal, and a two-week national tour.

Tips for Kids in National Parks

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Family hikingGetting kids interested in national parks can be a challenge—and so is keeping them entertained once you get there! Here are a few tips for helping your family make the most of its time in the great outdoors: 1. Can’t get your kids off their phones? Encourage them to take photos for a family album that focuses on the variety of detail on trails. Put each child in charge of a certain thing: plants, rocks, tree bark, animals, water, etc. 2. Get your younger kids involved in Junior Ranger programs! Some parks have programs for older kids, too. 3. Prepare kids for the elements with appropriate layers of clothing, footwear, mittens, and hats. Don’t forget sunscreen and bug spray, too! 4. Check your park’s specific NPS site before you leave home—you’ll find special kid-friendly programs and activities under “kids.” 5. Play trail games like “I Spy” to keep kids engaged along the way. 6. Choose shorter trails for young kids with attractions as destinations: lakes, boulders to play on, driftwood on beaches. 7. Check out the program: 4th graders can visit all national parks for free! 8. Prevent meltdowns by having snacks and water handy, even on short hikes or adventures. For more tips for exploring the national parks with your family, pick up: [hbg-title isbn="9781640492790" summary="They’ve been dubbed America’s best idea for a reason: get inspired, get outdoors, and discover the wild beauty of the United States with Moon USA National Parks."] [hbg-post heading="What to read next:" id="684728,672906,669869" /] Pin it for Later national parks with kids pinterest graphic


Rethinking land conservation to protect species that will need to move with climate change

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A new study finds that many species of animals and plants likely will need to migrate under climate change, and that conservation efforts will also need to shift to be effective.

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Puppy Bowl 2020: Where to watch and what to know

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While sports fans far and wide gear up for the 2020 Super Bowl, animal lovers are just as excited to tune into the 16th annual Puppy Bowl on Animal Planet. 

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Meet the Brave Dogs Saving Koalas From Australia’s Deadly Wildfires

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Australia goes through a deadly crisis, and fire flames have covered most of the area. Bush fires have destroyed more than 6 million hectares of land in New South Wales and Victoria. Authorities have confirmed the death of at least 25 people and 480 million animals. Experts have estimated that most of the koala population ...]

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Assessing geographic origins of ancient humans

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Working with lead isotopes taken from tooth enamel of prehistoric animals, researchers have developed a new method for assessing the geographic origins of ancient humans.

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Tiny salamander's huge genome may harbor the secrets of regeneration

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If scientists can find the genetic basis for the axolotl's ability to regenerate, they might be able to find ways to restore damaged tissue in humans. But they have been thwarted in the attempt by another peculiarity of the axolotl -- it has the largest genome of any animal yet sequenced, 10 times larger than that of humans.

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Animal DNA is full of viral invaders and now we've caught them at it

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We know viruses invaded animals’ genomes in the ancient past, but only now have we actually witnessed it happening and the DNA being passed to offspring

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Moment 'free range' chickens are saved from horrific conditions at major supermarket supplier Hoads Farm

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Animal rights activists have exposed horrifying conditions at a chicken farm that supplies major supermarkets including Asda and Morrisons.

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Tree Houses en Acre / FabrikG

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Located in Las Animas Bajas, an area of San José del Cabo privileged for its natural landscape, the "Tree Houses" project grows inside the Acre Restaurant-Bar, a property with 10 hectares of cultivation area, mango trees and a centenary palm grove that impacts the visitor from the road. The "Tree Houses" respond to the desire to create a boutique hotel that provides a rural experience of tranquillity and a direct connection with the nature of Los Cabos, a space that combines cultural sensitivity and respect for the protected natural environment.


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