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Anxious for an update on The Hunger Games? After months of patiently waiting, we finally have some exciting news to share! Though we're still in the dark about what we can expect from Katniss & co.'s latest adventure, Scholastic news did give us just a tiny taste to whet our appetites by finally unveiling the title and cover of this late-summer release. Suzanne Collins's final installment in her bestselling dystopic trilogy will be called... cue drumroll... MOCKINGJAY, and will hit stores August 24th.
February 11, 2010

Reader Q&A: Brenna from Chandler, AZ

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In today's Reader Q&A, Brenna N. from Chandler, AZ describes what drew her to favorite novels, shares which book she's foisted on just about everyone she knows, and reflects on why she's happy to be living her own life and not that of a fictional character.
Today's guest blogger is Mary Jane Beaufrand --- author of the YA historical fiction novel PRIMAVERA, and the newly released mystery THE RIVER, which is out in stores today. Below, she recalls a literary event made memorable for all the wrong reasons, and demonstrates how and why children's authors are often the life of a party.
February 9, 2010

Reader Q&A: Maddie from Bridgeville, PA

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Today's Reader Q&A comes from 14-year-old Maddie from Bridgeville, PA.
February 8, 2010

This Week's New Releases

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This week we have a ton of great new books to share with you, ranging from the paranormal (Lisa McMann's GONE), mystery (TOKEN OF DARKNESS by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes), romance (RAVEN by Allison van Diepen), to dark drama (Mary Jane Beaufrand's THE RIVER), and everything in between. Any fan of literature will find something that they’ll love this week, so go out there and get reading!
Today, we're spotlighting two Reader Q&As from 13-year-old Emma Rigby from Quincy, WA and 17-year-old Alexandra Wu, one of our UK readers from Sidcup, Kent. Below, they each describe their three favorite books of all time and weigh in on the age-old book-vs.-movie debate.Emma Rigby from Quincy, WA
February 4, 2010

Reader Q&A: Liz from Joliet, Il

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Answering our Reader Q&A this morning is thirteen-year-old Liz Eggen from Joliet, IL. In her answers below, reveals why she'd like to trade places with a werewolf, muses on how much fun it would be to invite a couple of non-humans to her birthday party, and describes what she didn't like about the movie adaptation of MY SISTER'S KEEPER.
February 3, 2010

Linda Newbery on the Faces and Places of FLIGHTSEND

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Joining us today is Linda Newbery, the award-winning author of THE SHELL HOUSE,
February 2, 2010

Reader Q&A: Christine from San Jose, CA

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Taking part in today's Reader Q&A is Christine Huang from San Jose, CA. Below, she lists her top three favorite books and literary-based movies, and explains which character from a Sarah Dessen novel she'd want to trade places with.If you could trade places with any character from a book for a day, who would you be and why?
February 1, 2010

This Week's New Releases

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Prepare to lose some sleep this week, as this latest edition of the New Releases Roundup is spotlighting 24 unputdownable titles from YA faves like Walter Dean Myers, Kathryn Lasky, Jordan Sonnenblick and Alice Hoffman.