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book cover David Bodanis' Electric Universe Wins Aventis Prize

David Bodanis' Electric Universe: How Electricity Switched on the Modern World has won the 2006 Aventis General Prize, which celebrates the very best in popular science writing for adult readers (ages 14 and up).

The Aventis Prize's aim is to "...to encourage the writing, publishing and reading of good and accessible popular science books." (The Royal Society). Since its founding in 1988, the prize has become one of the UKs most prestigious non-fiction literary prizes.

Parallel Worlds, by Michio Kaku, was also shortlsited for this year's prize.

Previous winners have included Stephen Hawking, Stephen J. Gould and Bill Bryson.

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book cover Haddon Wins Garden State Teen Book Award

Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time has won the 2006 Garden State Teen Book Award in Fiction in the Grades 9-12 category. The book was chosen out of 40 fiction titles selected by by members of the New Jersey Library Association's Young Adult section and voted on by middle and high school students in public and school libraries throughout New Jersey.

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book cover Random House, Inc. Exhibits at NEA in Orlando

We'll be exhibiting at the upcoming National Education Association meeting in Orlando from June 30 - July 2. Stop by and see us at booth #312!

Visitors to the booth will be eligible to receive complimentary copies of Maybe a Miracle, by Brian Strause; The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, by Mark Haddon; and the The Pen Commandments, by Steven Frank.

To download a full list of the books we'll have on display, click here.

About the NEA:
The NEA is America's oldest and largest organization committed to advancing the cause of public education. Founded in 1857 in Philadelphia and now headquartered in Washington, D.C., the NEA has affiliates in every state as well as in over 13,000 local communities across the United States.

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