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YA Wednesday: Best Books of January

In the last couple of years January has been a really strong month for YA. Consider 2012's The Fault in Our Stars, 2013's Just One Day, and last year's Hollow City. All January, all stand outs for the year. 2015...

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YA Wednesday: Best Books of 2014

Back in January I thought 2013 was going to be tough to beat in terms of great YA but here it is, mid-November, and I just got over the trama of having to narrow down my favorites to a list...

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YA Wednesday: Carl Hiaasen on His First Young Adult Novel

Carl Hiaasen has joined the ranks of best-selling authors writing for younger readers. He's already written a handful of books for readers age 10 and up, including his most recent, Chomp. Hiaasen's first young adult novel, Skink: No Surrender (one...

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YA Wednesday: Meg Wolitzer on "Belzhar"

Back in June I read a book called Belzhar that I'd been hearing about. Author Meg Wolitzer's The Interestings was one of our Best Books of 2013 and prior to that I'd loved her novel for middle graders, The Fingertips...

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Rick Riordan's Greek Mythology Pop Quiz

Today marks the release of The Blood of Olympus, the fifth and final book in Rick Riordan's Heroes of Olympus series. It's hard to believe the second Percy Jackson series has come to an end, but in true Riordan fashion...

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Graphic Novel Friday: Hello Kitty(!) at 40

Hello Kitty is 40 years old. How did this happen? I remember first encountering Hello Kitty’s visage in a puffy sticker pack belonging to my sister. Then she appeared on purses, backpacks, notebooks, clothes, cards, and soon celebrities began to...

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Behind the Book: Lauren Oliver on "Rooms"

Since her debut novel, Before I Fall, Lauren Oliver has established herself as a beloved author of young adult novels, most recently with Panic, one of our Best YA Books of the Month (March 2014). Oliver has also successfully ventured...

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2014 National Book Award: The Longlists

The titles long listed for the National Book Awards have been trickling in this week and today the final category, Fiction, was announced. Some of the titles that have appeared on our Best Books of the Month lists are included...

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YA Wednesday: Best Books of September

Labor Day weekend is always a bit of a double-edged sword--it's a nice long weekend to relax and eat lots of barbeque but the end of it means that it's actually September and the start of fall. Already. Here in...

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YA Wednesday: Talking to Chris Weitz and Jennifer E. Smith

Earlier this year I had the great pleasure to sit down with two delightful YA authors to talk books. Chris Weitz, best known for his work in film including the movie adaptations of The Twilight Saga: New Moon and The...

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