Check out our featured book titles!

Check out our featured book titles!

As you peruse the new Novel Novice, we’ll periodically point out some of our favorite features. Today, I’m spotlighting our Featured Book Titles!  Each of our Featured Book Titles includes a profile page for that book with an official synopsis, links to additional resources, book trailers, news and more. Just this morning, I added a […]

Posted January 13, 2010 by Sara in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
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2010’s biggest book-to-movie adaptations

2010’s biggest book-to-movie adaptations

It’s no secret that books often make some of the best movies — just look at the massive success of movies such as Harry Potter, Twilight and The Da Vinci Code. Of course, we all know that the book is always better than the movie — but that doesn’t stop us from loving the big […]

Posted January 13, 2010 by Sara in Uncategorized / 2 Comments
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Attention Teachers: Ayn Rand Student Writers Contest

Attention Teachers: Ayn Rand Student Writers Contest

A co-worker made me aware of some really neat essay contests for students who have read the works of Ayn Rand. These essay contests reward cash prizes to the students winners, as well as teacher incentives. 8th, 9th, 10th Grade Students – Essay Contest for Ayn Rand’s Anthem 11th and 12th Grade Students – Essay […]

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Book tours for some of our favorite YA authors!

Book tours for some of our favorite YA authors!

Some of our favorite YA authors have announced select dates for upcoming book tours. Here’s a little round-up: Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl — Beautiful Creatures January 18th-31st in Southern USA Elizabeth Eulberg — The Lonely Hearts Club February 3rd-17th in NY, NJ, PA & MA Lisa McMann — Gone February 9th-March 2nd in CA, […]

Posted January 13, 2010 by Sara in Uncategorized / 1 Comment
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Two contests for YA books!

Two contests for YA books!

We have two contests to tell you about this morning. First up, from authors Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, they’re inviting fans to create an alternate cover to their book Beautiful Creatures. Here are the details: You cannot use any part of the actual BC cover (the image or font). If you use another photographer’s […]

Posted January 12, 2010 by Sara in Uncategorized / 1 Comment
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Featured Poet: Lemon’s Sweet and Sour

Featured Poet: Lemon’s Sweet and Sour

I have a thing for small books that are all cute and different and feel good and fit snugly in any size bag I carry. Now, full disclosure, I often discriminate against books for their covers as much as I allow them to influence me in a positive way. I am not the kind of […]

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Introducing the new NovelNovice.com!

Introducing the new NovelNovice.com!

Welcome to the new NovelNovice.com — a sister site of TwilightNovelNovice.com. The idea behind TwilightNovelNovice.com was simple — to use Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight Saga to help teach literature to kids and get them excited about reading beyond the series, and education in general. The site has grown quickly — in just a year and a […]

Posted January 12, 2010 by Sara in Uncategorized / 2 Comments
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The Outsiders – Activities and Educational Links

Below you will find educational links to a variety of activities surrounding S. E Hinton’s The Outsiders. Project Based Assessments for The Outsiders (including soundtrack, diorama, and yearbook projects. Sounds a lot like our Twilight unit!) Introduction Activity focusing on characterization. Teaching the history behind The Outsiders. The Outsiders Relay Activity Learning through Music : […]

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