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My Writing and Reading Life: Darlene Beck Jacobson

| October 17, 2014 | 2 Comments
My Writing and Reading Life: Darlene Beck Jacobson

Darlene Beck Jacobson has loved writing since she was a girl. She wrote letters to everyone she knew and made up stories in her head. She loves bringing the past to life in stories such as WHEELS OF CHANGE, her debut novel.

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Best Young Adult Books with Joli Huynh, Actin’ Up With Books

| October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
Best Young Adult Books with Joli Huynh, Actin’ Up With Books

There are so many books published this season that quickly made it on my To-Be-Read list and I’ve had the opportunity to read a couple of them already. Most of the authors represented here have written books focused on relationships—friendships, romantic, and familial—and how they develop or change as the characters do.

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Chasing Power, by Sarah Beth Durst | Book Review

| October 15, 2014 | 1 Comment
Chasing Power, by Sarah Beth Durst | Book Review

Chasing Power, by Sarah Beth Durst, is a fast-paced novel that has readers skipping across Mayan temples and ancient churches following a lovable and feisty heroine.

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Tristan Hunt Series Brings Ocean Science to Young Fiction Audience

| October 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
Tristan Hunt Series Brings Ocean Science to Young Fiction Audience

Ellen Prager, PhD, ocean scientist and author, brings ocean science to the young fiction audience with her Tristan Hunt and the Sea guardian series.

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Houdini’s Tricks and How He Might Have Learnt Them

| October 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
Houdini’s Tricks and How He Might Have Learnt Them

Simon Nicholson, author of YOUNG HOUDINI: THE MAGICIAN’S FIRE, discusses how he came up with the idea for his thrilling new series.

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Best Selling Young Adult Books | October 2014

| October 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
Best Selling Young Adult Books | October 2014

This month, The Children’s Book Review’s number one best selling young adult book is The Children’s Homer: The Adventures of Odysseus and the Tale of Troy—a classic must-read for all Greek mythology fans.

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Sinner, by Maggie Stiefvater | Book Review

| September 29, 2014 | 1 Comment
Sinner, by Maggie Stiefvater | Book Review

SINNER is the fourth book in the SHIVER series by Maggie Stiefvater. Fans of the series are treated to a beyond-the-ending look into what happens to two of their favorite characters after the original series ended.

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Strong Female Characters in Dystopian Worlds

| September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
Strong Female Characters in Dystopian Worlds

I want to talk about strong female characters in dystopian worlds, but right off the bat, I’m going to be difficult and say, “Whoa. Whoa. Whoa. What do we mean by strong exactly?”

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Fantasy League, by Mike Lupica | Book Spotlight

| September 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
Fantasy League, by Mike Lupica | Book Spotlight

Twelve-year-old Charlie is a fantasy football guru. He may be just a bench warmer for his school’s football team, but when it comes to knowing and loving the game, he’s first-string.

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The Thing About Being a Debut Author

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
The Thing About Being a Debut Author

JENNIFER LONGO holds an M.F.A. in Writing for Theater from Humboldt State University. She credits her lifelong flair for drama to parents who did things like buy the town graveyard and put their kids to work in it-because how hilarious would that be?

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