Kid + Young Adult

Get Ready for the Scorch

If you haven't read James Dashner's Maze Runner series, a. why not? and b. there's still time before the second movie releases...

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YA Wednesday: Book Clubbin'

For myself and the other editors over here in our cozy office cave, we are always reading upcoming books but I've often thought it would be great if we had a book club of our own, where we could choose a title that came out a year ago or even longer if we wanted, and then connect with readers from cities large and small. And now we've got one...

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100 Young Adult Books to Read in a Lifetime

Young adult books have transcended their humble beginnings to become a wildly popular category, read by people far beyond their teens and twenties, and embraced by Hollywood in a big way. We love our YA, too and the time had come for us to put together the 100 Young Adult Books to Read in a Lifetime list...

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Happy Mother's Day from Abe Books

If you’re a book lover, it’s very likely you have your parents to thank for it. Those early years spent on Mom’s lap, reading the same book over….and over…..and over set the stage for many of us to be the rapt and insatiable readers we remain today.

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YA Wednesday: The Best Books of May

Every so often there's a young adult book that is so good it appears on the overall Best of the Month Top 10 in addition to the YA list. This is the case for An Ember in the Ashes -- not only is it the spotlight YA book for May, it's the number one in our overall Best Books of May. As for the rest of the Best YA Books of May, it's a stellar list and I hope you've got lots of reading time ahead...

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The Chosen Ones...Children's Book Award Winners

The 2015 annual celebration of reading, Children's Book Week, got started with last night's Children's Choice Book Awards ceremony, presided over by a treasure trove of award-winning presenters. This year over 1.3 million votes from kids and teens across the country came in to determine which of the five finalists is the book of the year for each category...

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Oh, Baby!

If you thought Seth Casteel's Underwater Dogs and Underwater Puppies were cute (and they are!) take a look at these photos from his new book, Underwater Babies...

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YA Wednesday: 5 Things to Do Before You Die

Like nearly everyone he knows, Denton Little has been aware of the date he will die from a very young age, though without the knowledge of what will actually kill him. This is the story of what Denton does with his last days and begs the question, what would you do? Author Lance Rubin answers that question, and takes it beyond what you might think...

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The Best Kids' Books of April

Our editors' picks for April's best children's books run the gamut from a real-life baby drawing his way through the night, to words of wisdom from the coolest cat around, to stories of magic and growing up...

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YA Wednesday: The Best Books of April

Keeping the Best YA Books of April list to six titles required some major agonizing given the number of really strong contenders this month, especially in contemporary fiction...

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