Celebrity Picks: Rick Riordan’s Favorite Reads of 2017

We have always loved Rick Riordan's writing, and this year the books he loved overlap with some of our own recent favorites...

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YA Wednesday: Best Young Adult Books of 2017

Our favorite young adult books of the year include titles from authors we've been waiting on for years, series starters that now have us hooked, and strong contemporary fiction that made us think, cry, and laugh.  Here's a sample of our top 20.

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The Best Kids' Books of 2017

What a year it's been--so many great books! Not to add to the "to be read" pile, but...here's our picks for the best books for kids this year.

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Amazon's Best Books of November

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All's Faire with Victoria Jamieson

She won readers' hearts--and got more than one young lady on skates--with her book Roller Girl, and now Victoria Jamieson is taking us to the fair. The Renaissance Faire, that is.

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2017 Kirkus Prize Winners Announced

Kirkus names its picks for the best fiction, nonfiction, and young readers' books among those that gained starred Kirkus reviews this year.

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A Different Way of Looking at History

"All the skills you might want your child to learn can be taught through what they’re interested in. Curiosity should be at the heart of how we reform our education in the future," says Christopher Lloyd, whose "Wallbooks" might change how you view history.

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YA Wednesday: Marie Lu Lightens Up in "Warcross"

Marie Lu gives us an exclusive look at writing her latest novel and going in a different direction.

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On "Wonderstruck" the Film with Author Brian Selznick

Six years after the book released, Brian Selznick's novel Wonderstruck is being widely praised in film form. We talked about the film, writing the screenplay, and what else he's up to these days...

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"You Can't Be What You Can't See": A Conversation with Jason Reynolds

Talking with Jason Reynolds about his books, what drives him as an author, and taking his mom to the National Book Awards last year.

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Celebrating a Beloved Bunny

The blue-jacketed-bunny book was first published this month in 1902. Beatrix Potter's biographer tells us a little more about the great writer, illustrator and conservationist -- and which of Potter's stories was the most autobiographical.

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YA Wednesday: M.T. Anderson's Post-Apocalyptic Favorites

The award-winning author of Feed and The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, M.T. Anderson talks about the novels that make his top five list, including The Three-Body Problem and a lost gem, The Genocides.

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Stop Action Book Trailer: "Chibi Samarai Wants a Pet"

I've seen before-and-after sketches from children's book illustrators, but this is the first time I've seen a stop action book trailer... love it.

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Picture Books to Inspire Artists of Any Age

These female artists demonstrate that vision, accompanied by perseverance, hard work, and independence, can take women where they want to go -- even into the pages of a picture book.

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Five New Picture Books About Women Artists

This season, new picture books about female artists highlight their strength, talent, and perseverance.

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