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Off the Shelves: 'Peculiar Children' showcases history and imagination - Gainesville Times

Off the Shelves: 'Peculiar Children' showcases history and imagination - Gainesville Times | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
Paranormal plot elements dominate the young adult fiction market these days, so I was anxious to see how Riggs' debut novel would stand out in the literary ocean of wizardry, modern mythology and vampire/werewolf romances.
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Book Festival to Feature Young Adult Authors - Patch.com

Book Festival to Feature Young Adult Authors - Patch.com | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

Young adult author Stephanie Perkins will speak Sunday at 4 pm at the sixth annual Decatur Book Festival in Decatur, GA.

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Read Alikes–did you love The Wolves of Mercy Falls?

Read Alikes–did you love The Wolves of Mercy Falls? | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
Forever, book 3 of the Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy by Maggie Stiefvater, has just come out this month, and we loved it here at StorySnoops.  Are you a fan of a good fantasy + romance?
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I am a fan of fantasy and romance and this book looks like it is one I would love. Maggie Stiefvater is one of my favorite authors!
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'Wimpy Kid,' 'Heroes of Olympus' among fall books - DAWN.com

”Those books fly off the shelves like candy,” says Becky Anderson, co-owner of the two Illinois-based Anderson’s Bookshops. ”It’s great to see kids open the new books and immediately start laughing.”
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New e-book appeals to teen sci-fi fans - Agoura Hills Acorn

New e-book appeals to teen sci-fi fans - Agoura Hills Acorn | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

Michael T. Best's debut work Odyssey Rising, available as an e-book at Amazon.com,  explores an unexpected first encounter with alien life set during a dystopian age when human beings are forced to evacuate the Earth and live among the stars.

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Nominate Your Favorite Librarian for the "I Love My Librarian Award"

Nominate Your Favorite Librarian for the "I Love My Librarian Award" | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

Know of a school or public librarian who stands out from all the rest? Then nominate her or him for the 2011 I Love My Librarian Award!

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MTV to show first 'Hunger Games' clip - Chicago Sun-Times

MTV to show first 'Hunger Games' clip - Chicago Sun-Times | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

Jennifer Lawrence can’t hide anymore. The actress, who was met with scrutiny when cast in the film adaptation of the popular young-adult book series The Hunger Games, will face her critics head-on when she stops by the MTV Video Movie Awards on Sunday.

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Review: In the Sea There Are Crocodiles by Fabio Geda

Review: In the Sea There Are Crocodiles by Fabio Geda | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
Here is a frank, revealing and clear-eyed testament of the experiences faced by a young asylum-seeker in the contemporary world
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A novel approach: How Sarah Darer Littman researched Want to Go Private?

A novel approach: How Sarah Darer Littman researched Want to Go Private? | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
At On Our Minds, we love to talk about social media and technology—covering the latest trends, hot topics in the news, and have even rounded up some great fiction books on the subject.
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They were just roomies, then a bond was forged - Kansas City Star

They were just roomies, then a bond was forged - Kansas City Star | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

Friendships are often forged in uncomfortable environs, when individuals who wouldn't ordinarily meet are forced to interact. Such is the case in "Dreams of Significant Girls," a young-adult novel that unfolds in a Swiss boarding school and makes roommates of three girls from radically different backgrounds.

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Soundtracks For E-Books

Soundtracks For E-Books | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

A new company, Booktrack, launches with the goal to add soundtracks to e-books. Booktrack’s first book is the young adult science fiction novel The Power of Six, by Pittacus Lore.

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Adult Books 4 Teens Review: Leviathan Wakes

Adult Books 4 Teens Review: Leviathan Wakes | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

Today’s science fiction blockbuster combines elements of noir mystery and touches of horror.

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For author Kathy Reichs, it's all about the bones - USA Today

For author Kathy Reichs, it's all about the bones - USA Today | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

In addition to her popular Constance Brennan forensic mysteries, Reich and her son, Brendan, co-write a series of young-adult novels that began in 2010 with Virals. The newest book Seizure: A Virals Novel, about the hunt for a buried treasure, will be published on Oct. 18. Code, third in the series, is already in the works.

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Review: Kelley Armstrong's latest 'Otherworld' novel - Asheville Citizen-Times

Review: Kelley Armstrong's latest 'Otherworld' novel - Asheville Citizen-Times | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

“You know, the legend of the witch-hunter has been around a long time,” Molly, a witch, informs Savannah Levine, the heroine in Kelley Armstrong’s 12th “Otherworld” novel, “Spell Bound.”

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Read the winner of the 247 tale competition

Read the winner of the 247 tale competition | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

Author Neil Gaiman kicked off our 247-word summer story challenge - now read the winning entry!

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Read Alikes–How much did your family love Holes?

Read Alikes–How much did your family love Holes? | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
Here at StorySnoops, we really loved Holes (and deemed it a “new classic” here!).  We love its appeal to both boys and girls, and kids of all ages. If you are a fan too, here are some others you might want to try.
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Burien Teen Publishes First Novel - Highline Times

Burien Teen Publishes First Novel - Highline Times | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

Like many people, Marta Stahlfeld is busy juggling her career and personal life. Stahlfeld published her first book, Darkwoods, in April and continues cultivating a promising writing career. What sets her apart, however, is that she is 17 years old and this fall will begin her senior year at Des Moines’ Evergreen High School

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Celebrate the Freedom to Read During Banned Books Week - District Administration

Celebrate the Freedom to Read During Banned Books Week - District Administration | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

Sep. 24 to Oct. 1 is Banned Books Week, an annual celebration of the freedom to read and create awareness to protect access to books, says Barbara Jones, Director of American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom. Popular young adult novels such as Stephanie Meyers' Twilight series and Susan Collins' Hunger Games are on ALA's list of most criticized books.

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Vampire Academy spinoff - Chicago Sun-Times

Vampire Academy spinoff - Chicago Sun-Times | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
Richelle Mead’s young adult novel Bloodlines (Razorbill, $18.99) is set in the same world of the Moroi, Strigoi and dhampirs (human-vampire hybrids) as her Vampire Academy series. It’s a spinoff narrated by Sydney, a side character in the Vampire Academy books.
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Lisa Schroeder talks Inspiration

Lisa Schroeder on writing in verse and letting her personal experiences occasionally seep into the lives of her characters.
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Albert Whitman Takes on Teens with New Imprint - Publishers Weekly

Albert Whitman Takes on Teens with New Imprint - Publishers Weekly | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
With last month’s launch of Albert Whitman Teen, the Chicagoland publisher has expanded its offerings to include young-adult books. The inaugural releases are Guantanamo Boy by Anna Perera, a novel set six months after 9/11 that centers on a teen who finds himself incarcerated as an “enemy combatant”; and Michael Ford’s The Poisoned House, a ghost story that takes place in Victorian London.
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Welcome to the next golden age of books

Welcome to the next golden age of books | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
I keep hearing that this is the death rattle for books, the last gasp for libraries and the end for anyone else who deals in books. I am putting my foot down today. I just don’t buy it. And I’m not the only one. Paul Carr over at Tech Crunch wrote a great blog post titled The Golden Era Of Books Isn’t Over. The Golden Era Is Now. And I couldn’t agree more.
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Can teen fiction explain mental illness to my daughter?

Can teen fiction explain mental illness to my daughter? | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
Parental mental illness, and its effect on kids who learn early that their household gods have feet of clay, is one of the most painfully fascinating subjects in contemporary young adult fiction.
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Murakami off reading lists in New Jersey

Murakami off reading lists in New Jersey | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
Haruki Murakami's venerated novel of love and mental illness, Norwegian Wood, has been pulled off a reading list for New Jersey teenagers after a rash of complaints from parents.
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Fairy Tale & Essay by Catherine Gilbert Murdock Coming this Fall

Fairy Tale & Essay by Catherine Gilbert Murdock Coming this Fall | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
We are excited to bring you a genre-crossing piece by Catherine Gilbert Murdock this fall, “Fairly Tales; or, One Author’s Adventures with Enhancing an Ebook”–not only will she be sharing a fairy tale that will only be published with the ebook...
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