These Books Are Your Total BFFs

Re-enroll at Sweet Valley High, catch up with The Baby-Sitters Club, and move back to Fear Street with Gabrielle Moss's Paperback Crush: The Totally Radical History of '80s and '90s Teen Fiction.

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YA Wednesday: Laini Taylor on "Muse of Nightmares"

When award-winning author Laini Taylor was in town this got together to chat about her new book, recurring themes for her, and more.

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Picture This: Inside the Magical World of "The Ink House"

Peek inside one of my favorite discoveries this month--Rory Dobner's extraordinary picture book.

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Here Is the Shortlist for the National Book Award for Young People's Literature

Five fantastic choices for Young People's Literature.

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Ransom Riggs on "Map of Days"

We asked bestselling author Ransom Riggs about writing the first book of a companion trilogy for his popular series, his thoughts on the the Miss Peregrine movie, and more... 

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Boo! Spooky (and not) Halloween Books for Kids

Ten new books to share with young readers, perfect for the season of ghosts, zombies, and... candy.

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An Excerpt from "A Map of Days" Book 4 of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children Series

Ransom Riggs' highly anticipated new novel in the Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children series publishes on October 2nd.  You can read the prologue and an excerpt from the first chapter here. 

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From Webcomic to Bookshelf: "Check, Please!: #Hockey"

Debut author Ngozi Ukazu answers our questions about about her fantastic new graphic novel, Check, Please!:#Hockey, her favorite comic cons, and more.

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Talking to Arthur Levine About 20 Years of Harry Potter

Two decades ago now, Arthur A. Levine introduced American audiences to an unknown author named J.K. Rowling, and her first novel, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Earlier this year we went to his office in Manhattan and talked to him about it.

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Inside the Artist's Studio: "Dreamers"

Award-winning author and illustrator Yuyi Morales let us peek inside the studio where she created her gorgeous new picture book, Dreamers, and shares a few early sketches from the book.

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YA Wednesday: Courtney Summers' Top 5 True Crime/Podcasts

Sadie is a suspenseful novel of murder, revenge and disappearance told through dual narratives, one of them the transcripts of a podcast.  We asked the author about her favorite podcasts and stories of true crime.

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The Summer of Survival Stories: "I Am Still Alive"

Kate Alice Marshall's novel is one of my favorites this summer; a gritty wilderness story of survival and revenge that kept me on the edge of my seat all the way through.  Marshall shares her thoughts on what makes a character survive.

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Books for Getting In The Back-To-School Mood

Starting the school year can be exciting and scary.  Here are ten new books for kids to get them ready for this year's classroom adventures. 

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Let's Go to the Park: The Illustrations of "National Parks of the USA"

One of our favorite new nonfiction books for kids is a gorgeous illustrated tour of America's most iconic national parks. Check out illustrator Chris Turnham's technique as he went from sketch to final stunning image, taking inspiration from silkscreen and a love of vintage 1930's WPA posters. 

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YA Wednesday: Best Books of August

This month's picks for the best new young adult books and why they made the list.

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