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Wimps and Wizards

It's an exciting day for fans of Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid and J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter with announcements for both series in today's news...

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YA Wednesday: Breaking Down the Walls: Gayle Forman & Nova Ren Suma

The Walls Around Us is the fourth book from Nova Ren Suma, an author Gayle Forman describes as something of a best kept secret--only with all the chatter and excitement this book is getting (including a spot on our own Best YA Books of March list), the secret is out...

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YA Wednesday: The Musical Stylings of David Levithan

Authors and song writers are really two of a kind, and music often finds it's way into novels as a means of giving readers insight into characters or as a prelude to the start of a new chapter. With "Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story," David Levithan is both author and song writer of this novel-as-musical...

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The Polls Are Open--Children's Choice Book Awards

Let the voting begin! The quest for the winners of the 2015 Children's Choice Book Award begins today as kids across the country cast their ballot for one of the five finalists in each category...

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YA Wednesday: If You Were a Superhero...

Last week I told you a little bit about my favorite YA book this month, "The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B," but one of the things I didn't mention is how Batman and Robin, Thor, and Wonder Woman fit in...

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A Jury of Your Peers: The Golden Kite Award

The only children's book award voted on by other authors and illustrators, the Golden Kite Award recognizes a single winner and honor title in four categories that this year span an age range from picture book readers to young adult...

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YA Wednesday: Best Books of March

This month our five-book selection of the best YA titles includes amazing debuts and new books by established YA authors that I've been waiting to see (get ready Will Grayson, Will Grayson fans)...

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Our Picks for the Best Books of the Season

I know this will be hard to believe for many (I’m thinking of you Northeastern states!), but spring is almost sprung and with it a bevy of exciting book releases. From blockbusters to the best in literary fiction, nonfiction, children's...

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Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Today is Theodore Seuss Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss' birthday (he would have been 111 today) and the second day of National Reading Month. I would venture to say that Dr. Seuss is the most beloved and lasting children's book author of our time...

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YA Wednesday: Guest Essay from Gayle Forman

For many YA readers a new book by Gayle Forman is cause for celebration and now the film adaptation of If I Stay has introduced her to an even wider audience...

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