Parody: Harry Potter Ke$ha “Tik Tok” style!

Parody: Harry Potter Ke$ha “Tik Tok” style!

We just showed you the first official teaser-trailer for Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows (Part 1) … and now for something a little different, here’s this clever & hilarious Harry Potter parody of Ke$ha’s “Tik Tok” from YouTuber NightTimeOperator: (Via @kimmymary, owner of the Page to Premiere Network) For the comments: Have you seen […]

Posted January 17, 2010 by Sara in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
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Most Anticipated Young Adult Novels of 2010

Most Anticipated Young Adult Novels of 2010

With the launch of Novel Novice this month, we’re especially excited about some big Young Adult titles coming out in 2010. You can read more about all of these titles at Portland Books Examiner, but here are some of the most-anticipated Young Adult books of 2010: January 8th: Chasing Brooklyn by Lisa Schroeder February 2nd: Sweet […]

Posted January 17, 2010 by Sara in Uncategorized / 6 Comments
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Preview The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting

Preview The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting

Debut author Kimberly Derting is documenting her road to publication on her blog, and today she has debuted the official book trailer for her new YA novel, The Body Finder. It was created by VLC productions, which also created the book trailer for Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl. Take a look: Here’s […]

Posted January 16, 2010 by Sara in Uncategorized / 2 Comments
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YALSA makes changes to teens’ best books list

YALSA makes changes to teens’ best books list

This just in from YALSA (The Young Adult Library Services Association): YALSA’s board just unanimously approved Board Document 14 (PDF; Selected List Portfolio Proposal) in its entirety, which will affect several YALSA selected booklists and awards, notably Best Books for Young Adults and the Alex Awards. YALSA President Linda Braun will go into more detail […]

Posted January 16, 2010 by Sara in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
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Cezanne’s Quarry by Barbara Corrado Pope

Cezanne’s Quarry by Barbara Corrado Pope

As some of you may know (or will come to know), I also write the Portland Books Examiner column on Examiner.com and will sometimes share my articles here on Novel Novice. Today, I want to direct you to my latest book review for Cezanne’s Quarry by Barbara Corrado Pope. Though not a YA book, I […]

Posted January 16, 2010 by Sara in Book Review / 0 Comments
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Louisa May Alcott: A Woman Among Men

Louisa May Alcott: A Woman Among Men

I firmly believe that every young woman should read Little Women at least once in her life and become acquainted with the March sisters: Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy. If you have a sister or sisters, are super-close with your mother, or just have friends who you’re convinced you were separated from at birth, this […]

Posted January 16, 2010 by in Uncategorized / 1 Comment
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Children’s writing contest winners announced!

Children’s writing contest winners announced!

We have some wonderful affiliates here at Novel Novice, and one of our favorites is Mrs. P’s Magic Library — which is perfect for parents and younger readers. MrsP.com provides a free virtual storytime, with Mrs. P (portrayed by actress Kathy Kinney) reading some beloved children’s stories, accompanied by original illustrations and text, so kids […]

Posted January 15, 2010 by Sara in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
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The Lovely Bones arrives in theaters today!

The Lovely Bones arrives in theaters today!

The big screen adaptation of Alice Sebold’s The Lovely Bones arrives in theaters nationwide today. The book tells the story of Susie Salmon, who is watching her family on earth after her gruesome murder. Check out the movie trailer below: For the comments: Have you read The Lovely Bones? Do you plan to see the […]

Posted January 15, 2010 by Sara in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
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Novel Novice featured on Twilight Parents Examiner!

Novel Novice featured on Twilight Parents Examiner!

Our good friend Kimberly Sherman, the Twilight Parents Examiner, has written a lovely article about adult Twilight fans branching out with new endeavours — and she features the new Novel Novice: The buzz surrounding the Twilight Saga started with a frenzy, crescendoed to an all-time high, and has leveled off to an elevated place in […]

Posted January 15, 2010 by Sara in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
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