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This Scoopit is about fantasy books for children and young adults, for librarians, teachers, and anyone who shares books with kids.
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What's the next book 'Twilight' author Stephenie Meyer should write?

What's the next book 'Twilight' author Stephenie Meyer should write? | Kids' Fantasy | Scoop.it
All five of Stephenie Meyer's books will have hit the silver screen. What should be next?
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Who says there can't be forbidden love stories in historical fiction?

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'The 5th Wave' Movie: 5 Reasons The YA Alien Invasion Story Will Outdo 'The Host'

'The 5th Wave' Movie: 5 Reasons The YA Alien Invasion Story Will Outdo 'The Host' | Kids' Fantasy | Scoop.it
This past weekend, the adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's "The Host" failed to capture a rapt audience, despite its built-in "Twilight" fanbase.
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Rebecca Morris's comment, April 8, 2013 4:33 PM
I received this book as an ARC at ALA Midwinter, and swept up in the marketing campaign at the conference, read it as soon as I got home. With moments of How I Live Now, The Road, and Ashes, this film will likely be another YA dystopian hit.
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So You Read ASHES a Year Ago … : Paperback Writer: The Online Home for Ilsa J. Bick

So You Read ASHES a Year Ago … : Paperback Writer: The Online Home for Ilsa J. Bick | Kids' Fantasy | Scoop.it
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Children's and YA Fantasy Novels

Children's and YA Fantasy Novels | Kids' Fantasy | Scoop.it
bibliography of fantasy and science fiction books for kids and teenagers
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Michael Schulman: An Australian Comic Translates Roald Dahl’s “Matilda” for Broadway

Michael Schulman: An Australian Comic Translates Roald Dahl’s “Matilda” for Broadway | Kids' Fantasy | Scoop.it
A kind of rationalist Russell Brand, Australian comedian Tim Minchin presents himself as a secular gadfly, a voice of sanity in a dismayingly daft world.
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JK Rowling's Pottermore on PlayStation Home in Video

JK Rowling's Pottermore on PlayStation Home in Video | Kids' Fantasy | Scoop.it
As reported quite a little while ago, Sony's tie-up with the JK Rowlin / Harry Potter empire is a solid one with Wonderbook already making folks smile. However, something newish ...click for more
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The children's books you can never part with - San Francisco Chronicle (blog)

The children's books you can never part with - San Francisco Chronicle (blog) | Kids' Fantasy | Scoop.it
The children's books you can never part with
San Francisco Chronicle (blog)
My wife is off from work this week, and performing one of our ritual cleansings of toys, clothes and books. Our youngest is almost 5, and past the picture book stage.
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Can Fahrenheit 451 explain why The Hunger Games is popular? | Sarah McElrath's World Walkings

Can Fahrenheit 451 explain why The Hunger Games is popular? | Sarah McElrath's World Walkings | Kids' Fantasy | Scoop.it

Dystopian Fiction is huge right now in the YA world. The Hunger Games started it, but now there is Legend, The Eleventh Plague, The Maze Runner, Epitaph Road, Blood Red Road, and Safekeeping–just to name a few. Why are teens so interested in reading such dark fiction? Why are so many writers writing dystopian fiction? (of course, the fact that it sells is part of it–but only a part. I’d argue that writers must still have a certain amount of interest in the subject to devote the time to writing it.) Maybe Bradbury and his book Fahrenheit 451 can give us some clues as to why this genre has become so popular in 2012-2013.


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Sarah McElrath's curator insight, April 7, 2013 11:28 PM

The Classics still reveal truths in human nature.

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Travel Tips For Navigating YA Fantasy Worlds

Travel Tips For Navigating YA Fantasy Worlds | Kids' Fantasy | Scoop.it
Thank you for choosing Bookish Travel Agents to book your next vacation! As you'll see, we have a comprehensive array of fantasy worlds for you to visit. Craving some multiverse-hopping? Dying to see your current city in a radical, dystopian light?
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What a great inspiration for a library learning experience!

 

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The Knife of Never Letting Go a book trailer

A book trailer for The Knife of Never Letting Go, by Patrick Ness. It was created for educational purposes for INLS 530 at UNC Chapel Hill. Starring Chris O'...
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Rebecca Morris's comment, April 8, 2013 4:34 PM
I finally started reading this book - as an ebook from the library, no less - after picking up the second in the series at a discount book store. My impressions so far relate mostly to the talking dog, but I'm slowing understanding this world.
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This Is My Secret: My Books

This Is My Secret: My Books | Kids' Fantasy | Scoop.it
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Rebecca Morris's comment, April 8, 2013 4:48 PM
We read Graceling in the YA class last semester. I'm curious to read more from author Kristin Cashore, including her blog.
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Page to Stage: Turning Children's Books into Theater Productions - Publishers Weekly

Page to Stage: Turning Children's Books into Theater Productions - Publishers Weekly | Kids' Fantasy | Scoop.it
Page to Stage: Turning Children's Books into Theater Productions
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In contrast, Tony-nominated theater artist Elizabeth Swados (who has written a number of children's books herself) doesn't change a word of the tales she adapts.
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