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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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Teen sinks teeth into vampires - SouthtownStar

Teen sinks teeth into vampires - SouthtownStar | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

Vampires sell. Ask almost any teenage girl about her favorite novel topic and, chances are, vampires will top the list. Kayla Deacon, 14, is pretty much that typical teenage girl, but she’s not just reading about vampires, she’s writing about them, and she plans to make money doing it.

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In defense of 'mature' young adult fiction - phillyBurbs.com (blog)

For the past few months, a debate has been raging across newspapers, blogs and Twitter alike: Has young adult fiction become too dark and mature for its target audience?
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EVE by Anna Carey

Where do you go when nowhere is safe? Sixteen years after a deadly virus wiped out most of Earth's population, the world is a perilous place.

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Remarkable Reads: Religious Conflict  

Remarkable Reads: Religious Conflict    | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
Religion seems to be the cause of countless conflicts in the modern day world—Catholics and Protestants in Ireland, Sunni and Shia Islam in the Middle East, Buddhists and Hindus in India—and historically, has been at the root of many wars.
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Monday Morning Book Buzz

Monday Morning Book Buzz | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
Welcome to the Monday Morning Book Buzz. Every week we take a look at some notable new books being released in the coming days.
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Enter to Win a Shiver/Linger/Forever Box Set!

Enter to Win a Shiver/Linger/Forever Box Set! | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
Thanks, everyone, for getting us to 2,000 likes on Facebook! As promised, we're opening up entries in our The Wolves of Mercy Falls hardback box set giveaway. Simply answer the question below and fill out the entry form to enter!
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Double Shadow by Sally Gardner - trailer

We're exclusively revealing the trailer for the new teen novel by Sally Gardner, Double Shadow. What do you think?
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Book talks beyond words

Book talks beyond words | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
A few days ago, Brian Selznick was at Scholastic headquarters in New York for a presentation about his new book, Wonderstruck.
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What Are They Reading for Fun?: "Dystopian and Paranormal Romance Still Rule"

What Are They Reading for Fun?: "Dystopian and Paranormal Romance Still Rule" | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
Dystopian and paranormal romance novels still rule. At least once a day you say, "Hunger Games (Scholastic, 2008) is out. Would you like to put it on hold?" With its creepy photos and a story rivaling the X-Men, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (Quirk, 2011) is a hit. So are debut authors Moira Young's Blood Red Road and Lauren DeStefano's Wither (both S & S, 2011).
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Dana Michelle Burnett's curator insight, June 3, 2013 9:10 AM

I've had Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children in my TBR pile for a while now....

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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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The Bully in the Backpack: There’s no limit to the cruelty of online bullies. Here’s what you can do.

The Bully in the Backpack: There’s no limit to the cruelty of online bullies. Here’s what you can do. | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
Madi W. knows what it’s like to be hounded by death threats, nasty phone calls, and racist jibes. Four years ago, kids from her middle school in suburban Maryland started attacking her by cellphone, text messages, and on social media sites.
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The 50th Anniversary of The Phantom Tollbooth

2011 marks the 50th Anniversary of the beloved classic, The Phantom Tollbooth. Meet the book's creators, Norton Juster and Jules Feiffer, and hear them discuss how this classic came to be.
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Christopher Paolini Looks Back

Cristopher Paolini takes a look back at how it all began with Eragon, and discusses the conclusion to the series, Inheritance.

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Ship Breaker, by Paolo Bacigalupi

Now in paperback, SHIP BREAKER is a critical success, a Printz Medal winner, and a National Book Award nominee. Check it out!

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Tyra Banks shares teenage struggles at New York Public Library launch for her ... - New York Daily News

Tyra Banks shares teenage struggles at New York Public Library launch for her ... - New York Daily News | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

She may be fierce on the runway, but at heart, supermodel Tyra Banks is just a book worm. That's the message she shared with hundreds of squealing fans Sunday at the New York Public Library, where she was promoting her new fiction novel, "Modelland."

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Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

Unearthly by Cynthia Hand | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
Clara knows she is part angel, but she is still startled when she begins getting visions for her calling or mission. The mission requires her family to move from California to a remote town in the mountains. She believes her purpose is to save a teenage boy from a forest fire, but she has a lot of training to do in order to succeed with her mission.
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The Revisionists « Adult Books 4 Teens

The Revisionists « Adult Books 4 Teens | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

In Thomas Mullen’s new thought-provoking novel of speculative fiction the government is trying to preserve a Perfect Present by going back in time to make sure the disasters of the past are not altered. But is the present really so perfect?

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Who is your favourite villain?

Who is your favourite villain? | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
Move over Harry Potter and Charlie Bucket - it's villains, from Lord Voldemort to Mrs Coulter, who are the really fun characters. What do you think? Email us at childrens.books@guardian.co.uk to tell us who your favourite villain is – and why.
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The Essentials: Banned Books

The Essentials: Banned Books | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
There are books; and then there are the Essentials.  Those are the books that typify their genre.  Librarians, and book lovers alike, all have their opinions.  Invariably someone will ask: “If I was going to read one [insert a genre of book here]...
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