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Stop Action Book Trailer: "Chibi Samarai Wants a Pet"

I've seen before-and-after sketches from children's book illustrators, but this is the first time I've seen a stop action book it.

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Not Your 1950s Housewife...

Besides having one of my favorite book covers in recent memory, American Housewife* is funny, smart, and one of the best short story collections I've read in a long time. The women in each piece might be a little cracked, but in a way that totally makes sense somehow…Who hasn’t...

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YA Wednesday Amazon Asks: Ann Brashares on Forbidden Love & What to Pack for Time Travel

I wonder if Ann Brashares is tired of talking about the pants. I'm sure she'd never say so, and the Pants (as in Sisterhood of the Traveling) series is still much beloved by old and new readers alike. But still...I imagine it's like having concert-goers always requesting a band's early...

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"The Book Thief": Amazon Asks Markus Zusak

The Book Thief is still one of my favorite books even though it's been years since I read it (and frankly, it's time for a re-read). Last week the movie adaptation opened in a limited release and starting today it will be in theaters around the country. We were able...

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YA Wednesday: Team Levithan & Cremer

In the last few years we've seen great examples of two popular authors coming together in one novel and giving fans the best of their combined talents--Will Grayson, Will Grayson and The Future of Us are among my favorites, what are yours? David Levithan (Every Day and the aforementioned Will...

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YA Wednesday: Marie Lu and Jessica Khoury on Dystopian Fiction and Pet Peeves

One of the books I'm most looking forward to in the new year is Prodigy (available January 29, 2013), the second book in Marie Lu's knockout dystopian trilogy that started last year with Legend . A great "what to read next" for Hunger Games and Divergent fans, Lu is definitely...

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YA Wednesday Exclusive: Tamora Pierce Reviews "Seraphina"

Our July spotlight pick for Best of the Month in Teens is Seraphina, Rachel Hartman's brilliant debut fantasy novel that takes place in a world of dragons and humans, narrated by a young woman who is both. Even for readers who don't typically gravitate towards books with dragons, this is...

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YA Wednesday: "Shadow and Bone" Author Leigh Bardugo

June's spotlight pick for Best Teen Book of the Month was a no-brainer--we were unanimous about Shadow and Bone and the only argument was whether or not to also include it on the adult list. When an teenage orphan's hidden talents are revealed to everyone--including herself--she is suddenly whisked away...

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YA Wednesday: Guest Blogger Scott Speer

Scott Speer is a director already well known for his music videos and films, including this summer's Step Up Revolution (hitting theaters in July). Speer is also the author of Immortal City, the first book in an action-packed new young adult series that brings together Guardian Angels (for those who...

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Book Trailers of the Month

The book trailer: an evolving art form. Among our ten Best Books of the Month for March we found six trailers, ranging from the outrageous (Vanishers) to the sincere (Birds of a Lesser Paradise). The Vanishers by Heidi Julavits If you can figure out what's going on in this groovy,...

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