Month: October 2010

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Patch gives Bieber a black eye on best sellers list

Patch gives Bieber a black eye on best sellers list

Throw down on the best seller’s list this Halloween! It looks like Becca Fitzpatrick’s Patch Cipriano of Hush, Hush and Crescendo is throwing punches at Justin Bieber’s new book. (I’d pay good money to see that, too, but anyway¬†… ) Rick Riordan is still having a good run, too, with two books in the top […]

Posted October 31, 2010 by in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
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Introducing the Avant Garde Fan Fiction Awards …

Introducing the Avant Garde Fan Fiction Awards …

We are really excited to tell you about our newest affiliate — The Avant Garde Fan Fiction Awards – Sponsored by The Official Twilight Facebook Page. Over at our sister site, Novel Novice Twilight, we run regular fan fiction contests for the Twilight Saga fandom. Some people may scoff at the notion of fan fiction, […]

Posted October 30, 2010 by Sara in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
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The Hunger Games – Utopian / Dystopian

The Hunger Games – Utopian / Dystopian

One of the most compelling elements of The Hunger Games is the intricate and detailed world building that Collins meticulously undertook in the construction of her novel. The Hunger Games is conducive to starting great conversations in the classroom concerning rights and the role of government. Before starting the novel, I had my students watch […]

Posted October 29, 2010 by in Classroom Ideas, Educational Content / 3 Comments
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Zombies vs. Unicorns: Choose Your Side!

Zombies vs. Unicorns: Choose Your Side!

Back in September, we spent a week gushing over how much we loved the new short story anthology Zombies vs. Unicorns edited by Holly Black & Justine Larbalestier. Well, now we want to gush some more … and insist you CHOOSE A SIDE! There’s now neutral territory in this debate. No “Team Switzerland.” It’s Zombies. […]

Posted October 28, 2010 by Sara in Featured Book, Uncategorized / 2 Comments
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Novel Novice Feature: Dragon, Beowulf & mythology in YA

Novel Novice Feature: Dragon, Beowulf & mythology in YA

Our featured book this week is steeped in mythology, but you don’t have to be an expert to understand it. Actually, there are many types of mythology, but The Coming of the Dragon focuses on Scandinavian/Nordic mythology. Below, you’ll find a primer on some of the figures and concepts you’ll find mentioned in The Coming […]

Posted October 28, 2010 by in Uncategorized / 2 Comments
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Flash Burnout by L.K. Madigan: A lesson in photography

Flash Burnout by L.K. Madigan: A lesson in photography

The Mermaid’s Mirror isn’t the only novel to bear L.K. Madigan’s name: She also¬†wrote a contemporary novel called Flash Burnout. It’s one of my favorite YA books of all time. Part of this is because much of it centers around two of the main characters’ photography class and assignments. “Flash burnout” actually refers to overexposing […]

Posted October 28, 2010 by in Uncategorized / 1 Comment
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