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1. Book that 8-year-old author hid at his local library is a hit

Dillon Helbig doesn't need a book deal, publicist, or marketing team — the 8-year-old self-published one copy of his 81-page illustrated book, The Adventures of Dillon Helbig's Crismis, slipped it onto a shelf at his local library, and now has people across the country clamoring to check it out. Dillon finished the book in mid-December, and did something that was "naughty-ish," he told The Washington Post; during a visit to the Ada Community Library's Lake Hazel Branch in Boise, he left his tome on a shelf in the children's section. A few days later, he told his mom, and by that point, The Adventures of Dillon Helbig's Crismis had already been read by several librarians, who loved the tale of an exploding star sending Dillon back to the first Thanksgiving and the North Pole. They asked his permission to make the book a permanent part of the library's collection, and now that dozens of people are on its waiting list, there's talk of turning The Adventures of Dillon Helbig's Crismis into an e-book.

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