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Reading is not an option

“Reading is not an option” was his platform as YA literature ambassador, and he once told School Library Journal, “As a young man, I saw families prosper without reading, because there were always sufficient opportunities for willing workers who could … Continue reading

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“Walter often wrote books about the most difficult time in his own life—his teenage years—for the reader he once was; these were the books that he wished were available when he was that age. Throughout his life, Walter worked to … Continue reading

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Move over Jane Austen, there is now another female author who will appear on currency. Hurrah for Astrid Lindgren and Sweden!…

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This is a special request from the Ukrainian writer, Galina Malik To all concerned children’s book writers of the world. I, Galina Malik, writer, on who’s works more than one generation of Ukrainian children grew up, whose works are included … Continue reading

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ebookfriendly: Literary coffee (picture) http://ebks.to/1awgGF3

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Kate DiCamillo, author of “Because of Winn-Dixie,” has been chosen to serve as the fourth national ambassador for young people’s literature. hurrah for Kate! Kate DiCamillo to Be Ambassador of Young People’s Literature

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“We are all the same,” she wrote, “except that adults have found ways to buffer themselves against the full-blown intensity of a child’s emotions.” – Charlotte Zolotow The first signed book I own was signed by Charlotte Zolotow. It was … Continue reading

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Literary map of the U.K.

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penguinteen: Today we are so excited to welcome another Queen of Fantasy to the Penguin Teen Author Spotlight! Robin McKinley has brought fairy tales to life for years (both her own magical stories and retellings of ageless tales). Next up, Shadows, set … Continue reading

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a very small portion of the walls at Cover to Cover Children’s Bookstore in Columbus, OH. Can you spy Lily? a poem by Children’s Poet Laureate J. Patrick Lewis? a cameo by Phineas Gage? an amazing mother and son from … Continue reading

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