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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.
September 11, 2009

Jennifer Brown: Being Remembered, Personally

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With hot titles like Twilight, The Blue Bloods, The House of Night and Vampire Academy series gracing store shelves, it seems like we just can't get enough vampire stories these days; but, today's guest blogger, Max Turner, reminds us that readers have devoured them for centuries. Below, he shares a bit of back story about his debut novel, NIGHT RUNNER, and muses on the enduring popularity of these enigmatic fanged figures.
September 8, 2009

A Little Post-Summer Reading Humor

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We read this cartoon from Foxtrot over the weekend about required summer reading and it totally amused us. Take a look here and see if it describes what happens in your classroom when you discuss summer reading!
Today's guest blogger is David Levithan, author and co-author of YA faves like BOY MEETS BOY,
We have quite a juicy roundup of new releases to share with you today, brimming with more than 20 new titles that range from the works of YA heavyweights like Avi, Patricia McCormick, Darren Shan and Suzanne Collins to those of inspiring debut authors like Max Turner, Malinda Lo, and Jennifer Brown. The Teenreads staff will be on hiatus this week until after Labor Day, so we hope this jam-packed list will leave you with enough book fodder to tide you over until you hear from us again next Tuesday. In the mean time, happy reading!
For most authors, launching a new book is probably more a nerve-wracking experience than a celebratory occasion. Below, Frank Portman --- author of KING DORK --- shares how he conquered his case of release-date angst for his latest novel, ANDROMEDA KLEIN.