A Letter from Ben Philippe, author of The Field Guide to the North American Teenager
The Field Guide to the North American Teenager by Ben Philippe On shelves now! Dear Reader, My favorite superhero has always been Spider-Man. This wasn't due to his superpower or beautiful love interests permanently dangling from bridges but the fact...
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6 Great Picks for Your Teen Book Club
Fresh off the press! Here are six fantastic YA titles that are sure to get your teens reading and discussing, along with some helpful tips for organizing and running your book club. 1. Damsel by Elana K. Arnold A dark,...
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A CONVERSATION WITH BRYAN BLISS, AUTHOR OF WE'LL FLY AWAY
You were a press witness to an execution, which led you down this path to eventually write WE’LL FLY AWAY. What effect did this experience have on you? I’ve always been against the death penalty, but it was more of...
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AUTHOR GUEST POST: JUSTINA IRELAND
JUSTINA IRELAND, author of the forthcoming YA novel Dread Nation, recently addressed a group of booksellers at the NEIBA Children’s Breakfast in Providence, R.I. The following is a written transcript of her moving talk on the power of stories, diversity...
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Picture Perfect Story Time: EGG by Kevin Henkes
Spring has officially sprung! And while it may not feel exactly like spring (especially here in chilly NYC) we know it's only a matter of time until the grass is green and the birds are chirping. Celebrate the start of...
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WHY YA BOOKS WITH MUSLIM PROTAGONISTS ARE MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER, Author Post by Sheba Karim
THAT THING WE CALL A HEART by Sheba Karim on sale 5/9/17! Why YA Books with Muslim Protagonists Are More Important Than Ever I grew up in Upstate New York, in a small town on the banks of the Hudson...
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WHEN SPRING COMES FREE ACTIVITIES
WHEN SPRING COMES by Kevin Henkes illustrated by Laura Dronzek on sale now! Now that it's officially spring (no matter what it might look or feel like outside your window!), there's no better time to enjoy the latest delightful picture...
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HOW A LIBRARIAN CHANGED MY LIFE, AUTHOR POST: AARON HARTZLER
How a Librarian Changed My Life By Aaron Hartzler Like most kids, from elementary school on up, I did my dead-level best to fit in. I always had a good group of friends, but there were still things about me...
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The Writing Process: Walter Dean Myers and Ross Workman
We hope you have all had a chance to read KICK, the outstanding YA novel co-written by debut teen author Ross Workman and New York Times bestselling author Walter Dean Myers. When Ross Workman, then 13, emailed his favorite author,...
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