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HUNTED is a finalist for the Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction & Fantasy!

Oh my GOSH!! I just found out–HUNTED has been shortlisted for the Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy! (grinning & grinning) (I did a tiny happy scream just now when I found out.) It is SUCH a good … Continue reading

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Free service that lets you know about new books

Did you know that AnyNewBooks lets you know, for free, about any new books in the genres you select? I just discovered them. I’ve selected “children’s” and “teen” book categories, and also Kindle ebooks. It sounds like a great way … Continue reading

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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day becoming a movie….

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is being developed as a “high-concept family comedy” movie by Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum), according to Cynopsis Kids (via Variety). Rob Lieber (Septimus Heal: Magyk) will write the … Continue reading

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Children’s book by Julie Andrews Edwards and Emma Walton Hamilton will become a musical in 2009

Children’s book Simeon’s Gift , written by Julie Andrews Edwards and Emma Walton Hamilton (her daughter) is being transformed into a play. The book is about Simeon, a minstrel who wants to marry Sorrel, and is convinced that to do … Continue reading

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What’s Missing In the 2008 Cybils Nominations – Anyone Want to Nominate Them?

The Cybils nominations end in 3 days. The Cybils are book awards given to the best children’s and teen books–books that are high in both literary quality and kid appeal. The books go through two different judging panels, and the … Continue reading

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Why ban books?

It always seems incredible to me that people ban books–or try to. Books are THE safest way I can think of to learn something. They can provide so much–comfort, inspiration, moments of happiness and joy. A break from painful experiences … Continue reading

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Book will be reprinted to remove offensive word

An “offensive word” in Jacqueline Wilson’s latest novel, My Sister Jodie (Random House, UK), will replaced with another as a result of three parent complaints, according to The Guardian. Three complaints? What is it with books that makes people jump … Continue reading

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Woman arrested for not returning library books

A woman was arrested for not returning two library books to the Grafton Library–White Oleander and Angels and Demons. I understand the library wanting their books back, but that sounds a little extreme to me. The woman, Heidi Dalibor, ignored … Continue reading

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Publisher to hire people to fake sign bestseller’s autograph?

Photo: Cheryl Rainfield Now this is interesting. I don’t know whether or not it’s true, but according to The Guardian, via Gawker, a big publisher put an ad in Craiglist to hire 14 people to fake the autograph of two … Continue reading

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Amazon bought Abebooks

Abebooks.com has been purchased by Amazon.com. I’ve used Abebooks for years to purchase out-of-print and used books; it’s the first resource I turn to for hard-to-find books, or books no longer in bookstores. Abebooks houses an incredible amount of booksellers, … Continue reading

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