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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   […]

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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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In which awesome authors post awesome videos

In which awesome authors post awesome videos

Some of our favorite authors here at Novel Novice are also some of our favorite social networkers, and as such have created some of the most entertaining videos we’ve seen recently. Here are two new videos today from Maggie Stiefvater (author of Lament & Shiver) & Kaleb Nation (author of Bran Hambric).

Posted January 18, 2010 by Sara in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
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Why Lost is a Lit Fan’s Dream…..

Why Lost is a Lit Fan’s Dream…..

As many of you are probably aware ABC’s hit television show, Lost will begin its final season in a matter of weeks. If you have not seen the show there is still time to catch up before the season 6 premiere. What makes Lost so great? Brilliant story-telling. I like to think of it as […]

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American Library Association’s Youth Media Awards

American Library Association’s Youth Media Awards

The ALA”s 2010 Youth Media Awards were held this morning, honoring some of the best writers and works in children’s and Young Adult writing. According to their website: Each year the American Library Association (ALA) honors books and media for children and teens. Recognized worldwide for the high quality they represent, the ALA Youth Media […]

Posted January 18, 2010 by Sara in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
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