ALA’s 2010 Best Books for Young Adults

ALA’s 2010 Best Books for Young Adults

The American Library Association has released its 2010 Best Books for Young Adults list — and there are some great books on this list! Here are some of the highlights: Anderson, Laure Halse. Wintergirls. Lia is haunted by her best friend’s death from anorexia, as she struggles with the same eating disorder. Bray, Libba. Going […]

Posted January 20, 2010 by Sara in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
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Preview Melissa de la Cruz’s Keys to the Repository

Preview Melissa de la Cruz’s Keys to the Repository

Author Melissa de la Cruz has posted two previews of her upcoming Blue Bloods book, Keys to the Repository. On her blog, you can check out: “The Venator’s Tale: Kingsley’s Story” “Jack’s Story: The Lie That Concealed the Truth” Both are short stories featuring Blue Bloods characters, and will be included in Keys to the […]

Posted January 20, 2010 by Sara in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
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Valentines for Maggie Stiefvater’s Shiver

Valentines for Maggie Stiefvater’s Shiver

We’ll be featuring some free, downloadable Valentines here on Novel Novice over the next few weeks, featuring some of your favorite literary romances. You can send these downloads as an e-card, or print them out to give to friends. Today’s Valentines feature Maggie Stiefvater’s Shiver … click to view full-size, then right-click to save! We’ll […]

Posted January 20, 2010 by Sara in Downloads, Uncategorized, Valentines / 1 Comment
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New YA Releases: Jan. 19th, 2010

New YA Releases: Jan. 19th, 2010

It’s Tuesday, and that means it’s time for new book releases! Here’s what’s out today in the world of Young Adult literature: Heartless (Pretty Little Liars #7) by Sara Shepherd In picturesque Rosewood, Pennsylvania, neighbors gossip over picket fences, and gleaming SUVs sit in every crushed-granite driveway. But recently, friendly smiles have been replaced with […]

Posted January 19, 2010 by Sara in Uncategorized / 1 Comment
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The New York Times best sellers list

The New York Times best sellers list

In case you were wondering what everyone else is reading, here’s this week’s list of best sellers from The New York Times. Hmmm, I’ve read (or am planning to read very soon) only four of these. How many have you read? What do you think should be on the list? CHAPTER BOOKS This Week   […]

Posted January 19, 2010 by in Uncategorized / 1 Comment
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Form and Function: Leave It to Vanna White

Form and Function: Leave It to Vanna White

In my MFA program, we once had a long and drawn out class discussion about the font that was used in poet Lynn Emanuel‘s collection Then, Suddenly. The offending character that began this argument? The question mark. The font style used to typeset her book employed a question mark that was especially curly. Fat on […]

Posted January 19, 2010 by in Uncategorized, Writing / 1 Comment
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Review & Contest: Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce

Review & Contest: Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce

Cosmic, the new book from Carnegie Medal-winner Frank Cottrell Boyce is easily one of the funniest books I’ve ever read. Ever. Though intended for a slightly younger audience than we normally mention here at Novel Novice (ages 8-12/grades 3-7), this book is highly enjoyable and should be enjoyed by readers of all ages. Here’s a […]

Posted January 19, 2010 by Sara in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
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Win Lena’s necklace from Beautiful Creatures!

Win Lena’s necklace from Beautiful Creatures!

Beautiful Creatures authors Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl are hosting a new, awesome contest on their site — related to their Southern USA Book Tour! Check it out: In honor of the tour, we have a surprise for you. We developed a virtual scavenger hunt for BC, with our friend Gabriel Paul. Gabriel loves books […]

Posted January 18, 2010 by Sara in Uncategorized / 3 Comments
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