LITERARY DIGEST | Dogs to accompany author to libraries

Dogs to accompany author to libraries

Children are invited to unleash their creativity and meet Ollie and Tak, two of the dogs featured in author Sandra Philipson’s children’s books, on April 9 at the Liberty Branch of Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 415 Church Hill-Hubbard Road at 11 a.m., and at the main library at 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren, at 2 p.m.

The dogs will accompany Philipson, a reading specialist and educational consultant, to the hands-on programs for children in kindergarten to eighth grade.

Philipson is the author of seven books and the executive co-producer of “Miracle Dogs,” a family movie based on her books and starring her dogs, Max and Annie. Her newest book, “Ollie’s Monster,” features her dogs Tak, Trini and Ollie. Her books will be available for purchase and signing.

The program is free, and registration is not required. For more information, call 330-399-8807, ext. 128, or visit

Publisher announces online tween book club


Simon & Schuster has partnered with a social media network for an online, interactive book club for tweens.

The publisher announced recently that it had joined with Everloop to launch a club that would connect tweens with favorite books and authors. The club will be on the Everloop website,, and will begin with “Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life,” by Rachel Renee Russell and “SPHDZ Book (hash)1!,” by Jon Scieszka.

Book club members will be able to engage in online discussions with authors.

Last ‘Inheritance’ book out in November


The end is near for Christopher Paolini’s “Inheritance” cycle.

An imprint of Random House Children’s Books announced Wednesday that the fourth and final novel of the multimillion-selling fantasy series will be out Nov. 8. The book is called “Inheritance” and has an announced first printing of 2.5 million copies. The previous works are “Eragon,” “Eldest” and “Brisingr.” Worldwide sales for the series total 25 million copies, according to the publisher.

Vindicator staff/wire reports

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