Beautiful Creatures: Amma’s C.R.O.S.S.W.O.R.D.

Beautiful Creatures: Amma’s C.R.O.S.S.W.O.R.D.

Amma’s love of crosswords in Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl inspired us to create one in her honor. After all, the woman who treats Ethan like a son and looks out for him deserves a little recognition. Although you won’t find words like “I.N.C.O.M.M.O.D.I.O.U.S.”  (p. 200) in our puzzle, all the clues […]

Posted February 24, 2010 by in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
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YALSA Teen Tech Week: March 7-13th

YALSA Teen Tech Week: March 7-13th

YALSA Teen Tech Week is coming March 7-13th, and our friends at Sourcebooks Teen Fire have put together some great content to complement YALSA’s materials. Here’s what Paul at Sourcebooks wrote us: This week of techno fun is a national initiative aimed at teens, librarians, educators, and other concerned adults to encourage teens to take […]

Posted February 23, 2010 by Sara in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
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Lauren Kate: Fallen Q&A Part 1

Lauren Kate: Fallen Q&A Part 1

Today kicks-off our four-part exclusive interview with author Lauren Kate. Yesterday, we introduced you to her two books, Fallen and The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove. Today, our interview focuses on her most recent book, Fallen. The concept of reincarnation is central to Fallen, as is the battle between good and evil. Yet no specific religion […]

Posted February 23, 2010 by Sara in Author Q&A, Uncategorized / 0 Comments
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New releases in Young Adult lit: Feb. 23, 2010

New releases in Young Adult lit: Feb. 23, 2010

Here’s what’s new today in YA lit: Goldstrike: A Thriller by Matt Whyman In Goldstrike, a fugitive teenager hacks into a state-of-the-art computer guarding priceless goods while on the run from the government and assassins. Violet Eyes (Once Upon a Time) by Debbie Viguie A Retelling of “The Princess and the Pea” When a storm brings the dashing Prince Richard […]

Posted February 23, 2010 by Sara in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
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Books into Movies: Percy Jackson & Wimpy Kid

Books into Movies: Percy Jackson & Wimpy Kid

Our good friends at Reelz Channel are putting together a series on the growing trend of kids’ books (especially series with multiple books) being adapted into movies. This week they are focusing on Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Percy Jackson! They also mention the Harry Potter movies. I’m particularly fond of the interviews with […]

Posted February 22, 2010 by Sara in Uncategorized / 3 Comments
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Who’s on top? (Best sellers, that is)

Who’s on top? (Best sellers, that is)

Sorry this wasn’t posted yesterday — I was a bit under the weather. This week’s best sellers, according to The New York Times include Fallen by Lauren Kate (at No. 5) with whom we have a week of interviews! Read the first post in the series here. CHAPTER BOOKS This Week   Weeks on List 1 SWEET LITTLE […]

Posted February 22, 2010 by in Uncategorized / 4 Comments
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Introducing the books by author Lauren Kate

Introducing the books by author Lauren Kate

Author Lauren Kate was kind enough to do an interview recently with Novel Novice — and she was even kind enough to answer the gazillions of random questions we asked her! In fact, her answers were so awesome, we’re sharing her interview in four parts all week-long. But before we do that, we thought we’d […]

Posted February 22, 2010 by Sara in Uncategorized / 3 Comments
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Beautiful Creatures in the Classroom: One teacher’s story!

Beautiful Creatures in the Classroom: One teacher’s story!

During their recent book tour to the South, Beautiful Creatures authors Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl met an awesome teacher, who was using their book in the classroom! Say what?! Yes, Adrien Alsobrook is teaching Beautiful Creatures to high schoolers in Tennessee! And there’s nothing we love more here at Novel Novice than awesome teachers […]

Posted February 21, 2010 by Sara in Classroom Ideas, Uncategorized / 9 Comments
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