Team Norse or Team Greek? Rick Riordan's Battle of the Gods

Imagine an epic battle between Zeus and Odin, Freya and Aphrodite--who would win in a battle between the Greek and Norse gods? Rick Riordan has some thoughts on the subject...

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Katherine Rundell: Three Books that Made Me a Writer

"I drank in that madcap, bold world... and wanted more. It taught me what it is to be hungry for books."

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Behind the Scenes of "The Antlered Ship"

You know how cool it is when you see before-and-after photos? Get ready to be wowed by the talent that is The Fan Brothers and their early sketches turned finished pages of The Antlered Ship.

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Sneak Peek: An Excerpt from Rick Riordan's "The Ship of the Dead"

Is it here yet? Not quite... Rick Riordan's latest, The Ship of the Dead releases on October 3rd, but you can get a glimpse at what's in store with this bite-size chapter excerpt...

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Talking to Katherine Rundell about "The Explorer," her thrilling new novel for young readers

Rundell, a scholar and adventurer, believes that "meeting fear head-on is what galvanizes the human heart into great things."

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Best Kids' Books of September

This month our editors' picks lists are a little longer than usual because there are so many amazing children's books coming out that we had to include a few more... Here's a peek at our favorites this month for every age.

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Girl Power: One Piece of Code at a Time.

Reshma Saujani talks about what inspired her to start an organization and the new book Girls Who Code, with the goal of bringing girls into the tech world in a way we've never seen before...

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A “Vanity Fair” Writer Turns His Attention to Books for the Younger Set

You can learn a lot from Wild Things, but like Mary Poppins’s spoonful of sugar, it goes down very easily indeed.

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Children's Books for Back to School

Beat first day jitters with a handful of fun school stories for little ones starting school for the first time, or older kids facing the challenges of a new school year.

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An Excerpt of "The X-Files"...for Kids

What would future FBI agents Scully and Mulder have been up to as kids? Investigating the existence of aliens, of course.

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Evermore! New Life for Gothic Tales.

Gareth Hinds’s richly illustrated versions of canonical stories and poems by Edgar Allen Poe restore wonder and excitement to works young readers usually only encounter in school.

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Baby Shower Summer...

It's that time of year--babies and baby showers all summer long. Books really do make the best gifts for little ones and parents, and here are a handful of new favorites to give.

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Diaries and Misadventures: Talking to Rachel Renée Russell

The best-selling author of Dork Diaries talks about the comments from fans that led her to write the Max Crumbly series, and what she hopes kids will come away with after reading and laughing their way through her books.

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A New Flock of Bird Books for Fledgling Readers

This flight of new bird books includes board books for the littlest lap readers and picture books rich with avian information for older kids.

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Laini Taylor Dreams of Murdered Gods and Magic

Strange the Dreamer, Laini Taylor's first book since she finished the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy is one of our Top 20 picks for the Best Books of 2017 so far and the only young adult novel on the list. When Taylor was in Seattle we talked about how it came to be...

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