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September 30, 2009

Shannon Hale on the Give-and-Take of Storytelling

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Though writing is usually a solitary activity, Shannon Hale --- author of
September 28, 2009

This Week's New Releases

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So much to read, so little time! This week's roundup new releases offers 16 titles to top off your ever-growing TBR pile, from compelling historical fiction novels and coming-of-age tales to sci-fi/fantasy thrillers and school dramas. Also featured this week are Justine Larbalestier's buzzworthy LIAR, Ann Rinaldi's moving period piece LEIGH ANN'S CIVIL WAR and highly anticipated new installments of your favorite series, including The Demonata, Gossip Girl: The Carlyles, Skeleton Creek, and The Bloody Jack Adventures.
Though now the author of two books, I KNOW IT'S OVER and ONE LONELY DEGREE, writing teen fiction hasn't always
September 23, 2009

Libba Bray: Why I Love Disney World

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In today's guest blog, Libba Bray --- author of the bestselling Gemma Doyle Trilogy --- recalls a surprisingly memorable family vacation that made its way into the plot of her new book,
Summer may officially be over, but that can't stop us from revisiting our favorite time of year through the pages of a great book.
September 21, 2009

This Week's New Releases

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There's a little something for everyone this week, as the gems in today's roundup of new releases include Libba Bray's much anticipated quirky "road-trip" novel, GOING BOVINE, and the family drama ELI THE GOOD by Silas House, as well as the paperback releases of the philosophical fantasy NATION and John Green's bestseller PAPER TOWNS.
September 18, 2009

Malinda Lo on Making Space for Diversity

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Today's guest blogger is Malinda Lo, whose debut novel, ASH, puts a unique twist on the classic Cinderella fable. Below, she shares her thoughts on keeping an open mind when it comes to reading outside of our comfort zones.
To coincide with the recent release of RANGER'S APPRENTICE: THE SIEGE OF MACINDAW --- the 6th book in John Flanagan's bestselling medieval fantasy about a lively 15-year-old boy living in Castle Redmont --- Penguin Young Readers Group has launched a theatrical bus tour entitled “Escape to Araluen.”
Author Michelle Moran certainly put her case of wanderlust to good use, relying on her experiences traveling the world to pen thr
September 14, 2009

This Week's New Releases

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We all need an escape from the real world every now and then and this week's roundup of new releases offers just that, promising to transport us to different centuries, dimensions and even alternate realities.