Category Archives: Books

Teen Tuesday: Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Regional winners are being announced now. From these, a designated number of best-in-region selections will be judged nationally for American Voices/American Visions Medals. Continue reading

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Teen Tuesday: 2015’s “Best Of” Book Lists for Teens and Young Adults

It’s the time of year when everyone tallies up their favorite books of the previous twelve months and publishes a Best Of list. Here are links to seventeen of the top reading lists for Teens and Young Adults. Publishers Weekly’s Best … Continue reading

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Tuesday Teens: Best YA Books of 2015

There are actually two terrific reading lists to look at here. The 14 Best YA Books of 2015 (so far) is a roundup posted online in July, and also 10 of the Best New YA Books in August, the latest … Continue reading

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Tuesday Teen Talks: Teens Writing Fantasy

Most new authors start out writing the kind of books they like to read. It’s no surprise then, that teen writers often place their stories in the realms of fantasy and the paranormal, magic, other worlds and dimensions, alternate histories, … Continue reading

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The most famous author you never heard of

Did you ever hear of the prolific author Mildred Wirt Benson? No? It’s possible you know her under one of her pseudonyms (including Carolyn Keene) or have read one of her Nancy Drew stories. But here’s a story about her … Continue reading

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