Clap If You Believe in Faeries!

Clap If You Believe in Faeries!

Forget vampires. Forget werewolves. Forget vengeful, Greek Gods. What’s attacking bookshelves around the country? Faeries! And we aren’t talking about Tinkerbelle! Below you will find a slew of current, YA novels focused on the world of Faeries. While I would never claim myself a typical fan of faerie or mystical lore, I found these stories […]

Posted February 25, 2010 by in Uncategorized / 3 Comments
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Part I: Common Sense Media firestorm

Part I: Common Sense Media firestorm

For the past few days, Twitter has been ON FIRE with news and comments about Common Sense Media, and its teen book reviews posted on www.barnesandnoble.com. It all started with a blog post by author Sarah Dessen (Along for the Ride, Lock and Key) who wrote: Finally, I will admit that I check out my BN.com and […]

Posted February 24, 2010 by in Uncategorized / 1 Comment
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Featured Poet: Rivers, Sugar, and Boneshakers

Featured Poet: Rivers, Sugar, and Boneshakers

Every reader and lover of books has a writer who has changed their life. For some, it’s Stephenie Meyer, author of the beloved Twilight Saga. For others, it’s Harry Potter’s “mum,” J.K. Rowling. For me, it was Jan Beatty. Poet. Many, many years ago, a busy, sometimes moody, would-be writer, college junior sat down to […]

Posted February 24, 2010 by in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
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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 | Novel Novice 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 | Novel Novice 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 | Novel Novice in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
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