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Posts Tagged ‘Every Thing On It’

What Is Your Most Anticipated Book This Year?

The Millions collected a list of 66 highly anticipated new titles coming out in the second half of 2011. The listed included George R.R. Martin with A Dance with Dragons in July, Haruki Murakami with 1Q84 in October and Stephen King with 11/22/63 in November.

Here’s more from the article: “But, even as fans look forward to books from these favorites, there will undoubtedly be many new discoveries in the coming months as well, some of which, hopefully, we can introduce you to today. The list that follows isn’t exhaustive — no list could be — but these are some of the books we’re looking forward to.”

The list excluded forthcoming children’s and YA books. In the coming months we will see Every Thing On It by Shel Silverstein (September), The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan (October)  and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever by Jeff Kinney (November). What titles are you looking forward to in the second half of 2011?

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More Posthumous Publications from Shel Silverstein?

College Humor published “I Think They’re Running Out of Material For New Shel Silverstein Books,” a list of imaginary books from the late author’s archives.

In the satirical piece, these imaginary Silverstein books contain poems that were never meant to be read, half-finished musings and illustrations, unused material from previous works, and grocery lists written in verse.

Here’s a snippet from List #47: “Sunscreen for my head and a comb for my beard / So much mayonnaise that people look at me weird / Oh and Funyuns.” What items make up your rhyming grocery list?

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Shel Silverstein Reads ‘Backward Bill’ Poem

Happy National Poetry Month!

We reported earlier that HarperCollins will soon release Every Thing On It, a new collection of Shel Silverstein poetry. To prepare, we’ve dug up a video of Silverstein himself reading his poem “Backward Bill” featured in the beloved book, A Light in the Attic.

What’s your favorite Silverstein poem?