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Author Liz Kessler talks about A Year Without Autumn

The author of the best-selling Emily Windsnap series spins a gripping tale about a girl who stumbles into the future—and must change its course to save a friendship.

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Dark Days Vlog - Kiersten White

Kiersten White preps for the Dark Days Tour! Learn more about the authors and book joining us for the Fall 11 Dark Days Tour!

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Two-thirds of kids say they will always want to read books printed on paper

Two-thirds of kids say they will always want to read books printed on paper | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

Two in three kids say they will always want to read books printed on paper even though there are e-books available. Kids who already have experience reading e-books are just as likely as kids who have not had experience e-reading to agree.

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Book Scene -- 'When She Woke' - Yakima Herald-Republic

Book Scene -- 'When She Woke' - Yakima Herald-Republic | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
Dystopian novels are everywhere. They aren't new. Most of us were required to read at least one in high school, but we probably didn't hear the word "dystopian." Webster defines dystopian as "having to do with an imaginary place where people lead dehumanized and often fearful lives."
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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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Richard Paul Evans on MICHAEL VEY: The Prisoner of Cell 25

Richard Paul Evans discusses his bestselling YA novel, MICHAEL VEY. Find out the authors personal connection with the main character, a young boy with Tourette's syndrome.

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Life, After - Review

Life, After - Review | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

I have heard great things about Sarah Darer Littman, so when I had the honor of reading and reviewing this book, I was excited. She did not let me down. This book was an emotional journey that I wasn't prepared for.

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'Tiger's Curse' To Stalk The Silver Screen - MTV.com

'Tiger's Curse' To Stalk The Silver Screen - MTV.com | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

Hollywood's love affair with YA fiction is no secret, so when it comes to the latest big-news option of a beloved teen book, we're just surprised this one took so long: Hollywood Reporter has word today that Ineffable Pictures has officially snagged the rights to Colleen Houck's "Tiger's Curse".

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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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