By Taylor Weatherby
Updated February 18, 2015 at 11:29 PM EST
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Random House Children’s Books announced Wednesday that a recently discovered manuscript with illustrations by Dr. Seuss called What Pet Should I Get? will be published on July 28. This is the first of at least three books Random House plans on publishing based on materials found in the beloved author’s home in 2013. What Pet Should I Get is thought to have been written between 1958 and 1962 and features the same brother and sister from the classic One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish. (ABC News)

In the same week the movie adaptation of Kody Keplinger’s book The Duff is hitting theaters, the author announced that she has written a companion novel to the 2010 hit. Lying Out Loud will feature appearances from the characters of all three of Keplinger’s previous young adult releases: The Duff, A Midsummer’s Nightmare, and Shut Out. Scholastic will publish Lying Out Loud in April 2015. (GalleyCat)

Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison turned 84 Wednesday. Even in her eighties, Morrison continues to write, and will be publishing a new novel titled God Help the Child in April. Take a look at her many accomplishments here. (L.A. Times)

After a record-breaking opening weekend for Fifty Shades of Grey (the movie), the novel is back at the top of the bestseller lists. The Fifty Shades of Grey box set, including all three books in the trilogy, is currently leading Amazon’s bestseller list, and the ebooks of each book and the trilogy take up four of the top five spots on Apple’s bestseller list. Fifty Shades of Grey is at No. 1. (Publishers Weekly, L.A. Times)

Jim Miller revealed that his ESPN tell-all Those Guys Have All the Fun will be made into a movie. Miller is working with Focus Features on a script based on the 2011 book that gives a detailed account of the powerhouse network’s birth and rise to power, as well as the controversial subjects it has dealt with. (Sporting News)

A new English translation of Haruki Murakami’s short story “Kino” was just released on The New Yorker‘s website. The story can be found in Murakami’s collection Men Without Women which was released by the author’s Japanese publisher last year. (GalleyCat)

Fifty Shades of Grey

type
  • Movie
genre
mpaa
  • R
runtime
  • 122 minutes
director
  • Sam Taylor-Johnson

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