Month: January 2010

Book trailer: The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

Book trailer: The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

There’s been a lot of buzz recently about The Iron King by Julie Kagawa (which was just recently published) — but I hadn’t gotten a chance to really look into it. Now, after seeing this trailer, I’m definitely adding it to my reading list: Here is the official synopsis for The Iron King: Meghan Chase […]

Posted January 31, 2010 by Sara in Uncategorized / 1 Comment
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This Week’s NYT’s Best-Sellers in Young Adult Lit

This Week’s NYT’s Best-Sellers in Young Adult Lit

Here are this week’s best-sellers in Young Adult lit from The New York Times: This Week Weeks on List 1 CATCHING FIRE, by Suzanne Collins. (Scholastic, $17.99.) The protagonist of “The Hunger Games” returns. (Ages 12 and up) 21 2 THE HUNGER GAMES, by Suzanne Collins. (Scholastic, $17.99.) In a dystopian future, a girl fights for […]

Posted January 31, 2010 by Sara in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
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Two new reading guides at Teenreads

Two new reading guides at Teenreads

There are two new reading guides over at Teenreads. These list book information and discussion questions, which would also make good essay topics. The featured books are Anything but Normal by Melody Carlson and Out with the In Crowd by Stephanie Morrill.

Posted January 30, 2010 by in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
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2000-2010: The Decade of Young Adult Lit

2000-2010: The Decade of Young Adult Lit

Amazon.com has declared 2000-2010 the YA Decade … and, well, we’re inclined to agree. After all, it seems as if Young Adult lit has really taken off in the last ten years (Thanks, J.K. Rowling, et. al.) and it’s now become one of the hottest commodities in the publishing world. Amazon’s Omnivoracious blog writes: No […]

Posted January 30, 2010 by Sara in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
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Part 5: YALSA names 2010 top books for teens

Part 5: YALSA names 2010 top books for teens

This past week, the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), named its 2010 list of Best Books for Young Adults. All this week, Novel Novice has been featuring the top 10 … and here are the final two titles: Lips Touch: Three Times by Laini Taylor Summary: Three tales of supernatural love, each pivoting on a kiss […]

Posted January 29, 2010 by Sara in Uncategorized / 1 Comment
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Great New Contest for Beginning Writers!

Great New Contest for Beginning Writers!

While I must apologize for the late notice, there is an excellent contest over at kidlit.com for beginning writers. Check out the contest rules below: ” Kidlit Contest Since the query contest worked out so well in October, I’m going to do another contest at the beginning of 2010… novel beginnings! That’s right, the beginning […]

Posted January 29, 2010 by in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
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Author J.D. Salinger dies at 91

Author J.D. Salinger dies at 91

It is with a heavy heart that I pass on the news today that author J.D. Salinger has died at the age of 91. Salinger is perhaps best known for his coming of age novel The Catcher in the Rye. This is one of my personal all-time favorite novels, and one I have always cherished. […]

Posted January 28, 2010 by Sara in Uncategorized / 1 Comment
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R.I.P. – J.D. Salinger

R.I.P. – J.D. Salinger

Not many people can get through high school without reading J.D. Salinger’s iconic book The Catcher in the Rye. The reclusive author of this angst-ridden novel passed away today at the ripe old age of 91. From The New York Times: Mr. Salinger’s literary reputation rests on a slender but enormously influential body of published […]

Posted January 28, 2010 by in Uncategorized / 3 Comments
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