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SLJ Talks to James Patterson About Getting Kids Hooked on Books

SLJ Talks to James Patterson About Getting Kids Hooked on Books | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

James Patterson is making news again—this time for an op-ed piece he wrote last week for CNN.com, urging parents to find books that will get their kids reading.

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Readers Flock to Austin Teen Book Festival - Publishers Weekly

Readers Flock to Austin Teen Book Festival - Publishers Weekly | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
An estimated 2,500 teens, moms, dads, grandparents, teachers, librarians and other avid readers from throughout Texas and beyond, coursed the halls of the Palmer Events Center on Saturday, October 1, for the third annual Austin Teen Book Festival.
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Children's Author Pens 'Goodnight Moon' Parody

Children's Author Pens 'Goodnight Moon' Parody | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
David Milgrim has some advice for our fast-paced, high-tech world: slow down and enjoy the simpler things in life. That's why the children's book author and illustrator created Goodnight iPad (Penguin, 2011), a soon-to-be released parody of Margaret Wise Brown's Goodnight Moon (HarperCollins, 1947).
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Anthony Horowitz fans gather to break a world reading relay record

Anthony Horowitz fans gather to break a world reading relay record | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

Anthony Horowitz's new short story, The Double Eagle Has Landed, available to read in full exclusively online on Guardian children's books, is at the heart of a record-breaking reading attempt.

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Wear Orange, Bust a Move During National Bullying Prevention Month

Wear Orange, Bust a Move During National Bullying Prevention Month | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
Want to help celebrate this year's National Bullying Prevention month? It's as easy as wearing something orange and shaking your bootie.
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Calling all young books fans

Calling all young books fans | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
Inspired by the enthusiasm of the young critics who last week helped critique and judge the Guardian children's fiction prize, we are in the early stages of creating a dedicated book site where younger readers can review and discuss the books and authors they enjoy reading.
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Vote for SLJ's Trailee Awards

Vote for SLJ's Trailee Awards | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

SLJ's second annual Trailee Awards is in full swing, and we need your help in voting for your favorite book trailers that help promote books and encourage reading.

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Banned Books Week Finale–Meet School Library Journal blogger Joyce Valenza!

Banned Books Week Finale–Meet School Library Journal blogger Joyce Valenza! | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
In the spirit of Banned Books Week, StorySnoops is hosting a series of interviews with our friends in the literary world. Our guest today is Joyce Valenza, a teacher-librarian at Springfield Township High School in Pennsylvania.
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How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff - review

How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff - review | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

The cover lets it down by suggesting it is a girls' book when it is in fact a fantastic novel for both sexes. I do not think you could call this a happy book but then again you cannot call it a sad book either. Most of the best books I know have a varied mix and this mix, I believe, is what makes a good book.

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Classic novels become comics - CNN (blog)

Classic novels become comics - CNN (blog) | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
Perusing the comic book and graphic novel offerings at Barnes & Noble, I didn’t expect to see Elizabeth Bennet peeking out at me between the latest issues of Batman, Wonder Woman, Captain America and Spider-Man.
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SILENCE Trailer

Watch the breathtaking trailer from SILENCE, Book 3 of The Hush, Hush Saga, Becca Fitzpatrick's internationally bestselling series.
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Interview: Young Adult Author Jo Treggiari - Blogcritics.org (blog)

Interview: Young Adult Author Jo Treggiari - Blogcritics.org (blog) | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

Born in London, England, Jo Treggiaristarted writing stories for her little sister when she was about eight. Jo would rework fairytales so that the princesses had a little more grit. Then she would write them out on white paper, roll them up and tie with a red ribbon. In high school she penned personalized naughty limericks upon request.

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Uncharted: The Fourth Labyrinth by Christopher Golden

Uncharted: The Fourth Labyrinth by Christopher Golden | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
Every Friday, Del Rey Spectra offers a 50-page excerpt from one of their titles. Yesterday's spotlight was placed on Uncharted: The Fourth Labyrinth by Christopher Golden, the official novel of Naughty Dog's award-winning videogame franchise.
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HarperCollins Canada sponsors new prize for science fiction and fantasy - Quill & Quire

HarperCollins Canada sponsors new prize for science fiction and fantasy - Quill & Quire | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
To coincide with the Canadian Children’s Book Centre awards gala on Tuesday, organizers have announced a new children’s literature prize to honour excellence in the science fiction and fantasy genres.
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Bad Taste in Boys - Review

Bad Taste in Boys - Review | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

Someone's been a very bad zombie. Kate Grable is horrified to find out that the football coach has given the team steroids. Worse yet, the steroids are having an unexpected effect, turning hot gridiron hunks into mindless flesh-eating zombies.

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Super Scoop – You Don’t Know About Me by Brian Meehl

Super Scoop – You Don’t Know About Me by Brian Meehl | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

I am dusting off my high school copy of The Advenures of Huckleberry Finn, all because of you Brian Meehl. I just finished reading his book, You Don’t Know About Me, and all I can say is, WOW!

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Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick – review

Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick – review | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
Only two good books emerged from the recent epidemic of literary bloodsucking: The Radleys, Matt Haig's brilliant reimagining of the vampire myth as suburban soap opera, and Marcus Sedgwick's very different version, an attempt to return the undead to their central European peasant roots, My Swordhand Is Singing. Sedgwick is one of our finest writers, specialising in a kind of dark intensity which, if not always gothic, is usually gothish. Even his humorous writing for younger children is in the Addams Family mould.
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Jeff Hirsch: Why Write YA? | Figment Blog

Jeff Hirsch: Why Write YA? | Figment Blog | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

Jeff Hirsch is the author of the new futuristic dystopia The Eleventh Plague, which no less a luminary than Suzanne Collins called an “excellent, taut debut” (and which you can start reading for a limited time here on Figment). But even he has to defend his literary tastes sometimes. Here’s Jeff on why writing YA fiction is harder—and more satisfying—than adults might think.

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Book review: 'Abarat: Absolute Midnight'

Book review: 'Abarat: Absolute Midnight' | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

A bloody, brutal war is the centerpiece of Part 3 of Clive Barker's lavish fantasy adventure series for young adults.

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Book review: 'The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer' by Michelle Hodkin

Book review: 'The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer' by Michelle Hodkin | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
Post traumatic stress disorder is a mental health condition most often associated with military veterans. In "The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer," it's the back story to an unsettling, paranormal romance.
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Book Review: 'Daughter of Smoke & Bone' by Laini Taylor - Examiner.com

Book Review: 'Daughter of Smoke & Bone' by Laini Taylor - Examiner.com | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

Released on Tuesday, this book marks the first installment in what is likely become an ongoing young adult series. Taylor, who is a National Book Award Finalist (for Lips Touch: Three Times), will be in Connecticut tomorrow to discuss & sign her new novel.

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Brooke Hauser discusses THE NEW KIDS

Brooke Hauser discusses her book THE NEW KIDS, about big dreams and brave journeys at a high school for immigrant teens.
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Author Jenny Downham - Teen Ink

Author Jenny Downham - Teen Ink | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
Jenny Downham is a British novelist who retired from acting and began writing young adult fiction when her son was born. Her first book, Before I Die, is about a girl with leukemia and her list of things to accomplish before she dies. Her latest novel, You Against Me, tackles the subject of sexual assault.
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Getting down with God - Irish Times

Getting down with God - Irish Times | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

TELL A GROUP of teenagers that you are recommending to them a young adult novel in which God is the central character and chances are that not all that many of them will start forming a queue outside the nearest library or bookshop. But add the fact that in this particular case – Meg Rosoff’s "There Is No Dog" – God has been given the mind and body of a dazzlingly handsome boy in his late teens and a degree of interest might be aroused.

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Author Lauren Oliver's fantasy comes from a real place - OCRegister

Author Lauren Oliver's fantasy comes from a real place - OCRegister | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
Lauren Oliver's new book, "Liesl & Po," is filled with ghosts and alchemy, a cruel stepmother and an orphaned girl who embarks on a quest to bring color back to a black-and-white world.
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