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Self-proclaimed teenager at heart Sarah Burningham has written two YA nonfiction books about mining the slippery slopes of adolescence --- HOW TO RAISE YOUR PARENTS, and her most recent release, BOYOLOGY: A Teen Girl's Crash Course in All Things Boy.
July 23, 2009

Borders Ink --- Coming to a Borders Near You!

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Some exciting news! With the growing popularity of Stephenie Meyer, Sarah Dessen and other YA authors, Borders is launching a new teen department that will stock graphic novels, fantasy and YA titles, as well as a variety of other fun teen merch, like Twilight bookmarks and pencil cases. Called Borders Ink, the departments have opened in several Borders locations in Michigan and should be available in most Borders superstores by the end of August.
Today's guest blogger is 18-year-old Kelly O'Brien from Jacksonville, FL (that's right, where Bella's mom from Twilight lives).
July 20, 2009

This Week's New Releases

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In case you didn't already know, most new books (as well as CDs and DVDs) are released on Tuesdays. I'm not really sure why, but a quick Google search revealed many different, but plausible reasons for this, relating to things like sales figures, shipping time, and in-store preparation. Regardless, you'll often see "New Tuesday Releases" lists in bookstores, magazines, newspapers, websites, blogs, etc.
Today's guest blogger is 15-year-old Mary Sturgis, from Chicago, Il. Below, she shares her experiences meeting Ally Carter, author of the Gallagher Girls series, at a book signing for her latest release, DON'T JUDGE A GIRL BY HER COVER.
Shaun Tan is the author and illustrator of five books for both children and young adults, including THE ARRIVAL and TALES FROM OUTER SUBURBIA. He participated in a video interview recently with our graphic novel and manga reviewer John Hogan, where he talks about his creative process and even gives a demonstration on how he draws characters from his books. Get to know Shaun in our three-part interview with him below.
Patrick Jones is a librarian and the author of five YA books, including THE TEAR COLLECTOR, which will hit stores this September.
Summer romances can take more forms than one, as any fan of Edward Cullen and Chuck Bass can attest. Below, Teenreads.com intern Allie Bodack looks back on some of her literary first loves, and falls back on an old flame she's happy to revisit time and time again.