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Monthly Archives: December 2011

Kitchen on Fire!
Kitchen on Fire!

Kitchen on Fire! Mastering the Art of Cooking in 12 Weeks (or Less)  From the owners of Berkeley’s famed Kitchen on Fire! cooking school, comes the “Hooked on Phonics” of cooking—how to become an excellent home chef in 12 basic … Continue reading

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Booklist Lists Three Consortium Titles in Their Editors’ Choice 2011 Lists!

Even more kudos for our publishers and their books! This week’s nods come from Booklist. They named three titles in their Editors’ Choice 2011 lists! Turtle Point’s Dear Prudence: New and Selected Poems made the list in the Adult Books: … Continue reading

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Ashfall is a Top 5 YA Novel of 2011!
Ashfall is a Top 5 YA Novel of 2011!

NPR’s favorite 5 novels for teens came out early this week and Ashfall made the list! Check out Ashfall and the rest of the best teen books of 2011 here!

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Christopher Hitchens

Christopher was a prolific genius, an incredibly learned man with STRONG opinions and an uncanny ability to market and consistently reinvent himself. We are proud to have been his publisher for many of his books and will miss those strong opinions.  Hitchens’ Books

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True Tales of Seriously Poor Judgment and Stunningly Awkward Adventure
True Tales of Seriously Poor Judgment and Stunningly Awkward Adventure

A BAD IDEA I’M ABOUT TO DO  by Chris Gethard 9780306820304 Praise:  “Self-hating funny guy comes to terms with his depression…he’s easy to root for…the author has a good time laughing at himself.” —Kirkus Reviews “If you like underdog stories … Continue reading

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Kirkus Reviews Gives Four Consortium Titles a “Best of 2011″ Nod

Kirkus Reviews included The Body Politic in their Best Nonfiction of 2011 list. Kirkus originally reviewed the book back in April. Read the full review here. This Thing Called the Future made the Best Teen Books of 2011 list. Kirkus … Continue reading

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Dec 7, 1941 – day that will live in infamy

Pearl Harbor was the defining event of the 20th century—it changed the global balance of power, set the stage for the Cold War, and allowed the United States to emerge as a global superpower—and so December 7th, 1941 is perhaps … Continue reading

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A Banned Book, Re-shelved!
A Banned Book, Re-shelved!

A recent story in the Columbia County News-Times warmed my heart. A patron at the Columbia County Library had asked that Adam Mansbach’s popular book, Go the F*** to Sleep, be removed from the shelves, due to the language in … Continue reading

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Library Journal – Best Books of 2011

Congratulations! Best of- Non Fiction Business The Deal from Hell James O’Shea-  Public Affairs Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way To Fight Global Poverty. By Abhijit V. Banerjee, & Esther Duflo Public Affairs-  Consumer Health Mommy Doc’s by … Continue reading

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Kirkus – Best Teen Books of 2011

A couple of great PGW Children’s titles have been chosen by Kirkus as Best Teen Books of 2011! Congratulations to Tanglewood Press and Groundwood Books! Check out Ashfall and Tilt with the other Best Teen Books here. Ashfall by Mike … Continue reading

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