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It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of Rainbow Rowell and when I met her in person a month ago, it only confirmed my suspicion that she's as fabulous in person as the books she writes. Her latest, Landline,... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Omnivoracious
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An acclaimed children's book author and illustrator, Peter Sis' book The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain, about his childhood in Cold War-era Prague, won a Caldecott Honor in 2008. Most recently Sis turned his attention to the life... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Omnivoracious
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It's the middle of summer and Seattle is scorching hot these days. The best I can do under the circumstances has been to hide out with a fan and distract myself with books. For the Best YA Books of July... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2014 at Omnivoracious
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Still recovering from the excitement of the World Cup finale? Hotter that hot outside (and inside for those of us without air conditioning...) and don't feel like spending a ton of time on dinner? My solution: hot dogs. But not... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at Omnivoracious
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Last week my fellow editor, Neal, wrote about Steven Raichlen's recent visit to talk barbecuing and his new cookbook, Man Made Meals. I also got to meet Raichlen when he was here and after flipping through the book while we... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2014 at Omnivoracious
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I'm so sad to hear that Walter Dean Myers passed away. I had the pleasure to meet him at BEA in 2012 (pictured here), when he was the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, and he was delightful. Myers said... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2014 at Omnivoracious
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For his latest book, Ben Mezrich put a slight twist on the title of his best-seller, Bringing Down the House, but this time he's writing for a very different audience--young readers. Bringing Down the Mouse parallels Mezrich's nonfiction book in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2014 at Omnivoracious
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Scary, but true--2014 is basically half over. There are still a LOT of great books to look forward to this fall (Skink--No Surrender, Belzhar, The Infinite Sea, etc.,) but this is the time of year when we look back at... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2014 at Omnivoracious
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I'm a big fan of the show Orange is the New Black, and it's been interesting to see the commentary on binge-watching since the long-awaited second season released. Many readers can relate to this experience, it's basically the same thing... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2014 at Omnivoracious
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Leigh Bardugo and Marie Rutkoski are two of my recent favorites authors of YA fiction. Rutkoski's first book of her new trilogy, The Winner's Curse was a Best Book of the Month in March, and I'm trying to be patient... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2014 at Omnivoracious
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So, last week was Book Expo America, the giant tradeshow in New York that consists of authors, books, and events that bring booksellers and authors together. One of these events was a special screening of The Fault in Our Stars... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2014 at Omnivoracious
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Yesterday the long awaited (yet another bittersweet wait...) sixth and last book in the Mortal Instruments series finally released. City of Heavenly Fire takes all the build-up of the last five books and brings it all home in a world-changing... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2014 at Omnivoracious
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One of my favorite YA books this month is Elizabeth May's debut novel, The Falconer, the first book in a planned trilogy. A mash-up of a Victorian setting, faerie fantasy, and steampunk, I fell right into the world May created.... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2014 at Omnivoracious
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I've gone on and on over the last couple of months about my love for E. Lockhart's We Were Liars. It was my Spring Reading YA pick and now it's our Best YA Book of the Month spotlight title for... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2014 at Omnivoracious
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You probably know Ken Jennings as the game show record breaker who won $2.52 million on Jeopardy! and then became a best-selling author. Most recently, Jennings has turned his attention to writing books for kids--really great informative and FUN books... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2014 at Omnivoracious
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A passionate advocate for a vegan lifestyle and back-to-our-roots approach to pregnancy and early parenting, Alicia Siverstone's new book, The Kind Mama, is meant to guide women through an experience of pregnancy, birth, and the first six months with baby... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2014 at Omnivoracious
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I wonder if Ann Brashares is tired of talking about the pants. I'm sure she'd never say so, and the Pants (as in Sisterhood of the Traveling) series is still much beloved by old and new readers alike. But still...I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2014 at Omnivoracious
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At the beginning of this month Laini Taylor came to town and we got together to talk about Dreams of Gods & Monsters, the final book in her trilogy. I first met Taylor in 2011 when I interviewed her here... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2014 at Omnivoracious
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Usually it's May that has a ton of amazing books, but this year April is tearing it up with goodness. So much so, that when it came time to whittle them down to a list of four books for Best... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2014 at Omnivoracious
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Voting has opened up for the 2014 Teen Choice Award and the finalists are a handful of the best books from last year. You have until May 12th to vote, but why wait? The winner will be announced on May... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2014 at Omnivoracious
There are some children's books that fly a little under the radar but are parent favorites year after year. These are not books by the "S's" (Seuss, Sendak or Silverstein) or books with characters that show up as a PBS... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2014 at Omnivoracious
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This Friday, the film adaptation of Divergent will finally (finally!) open in theaters across the country. There've been teasers along the way in the form of trailers and photos from the set, but now we will get to see it... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2014 at Omnivoracious
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Lauren Oliver's new book, Panic, is her first return to realism since her best-selling debut, Before I Fall, and our spotlight pick for the Best Young Adult Book of March. Panic tells the story of Dodge and Heather, two teenagers,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2014 at Omnivoracious
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March is National Reading Month and today is World Read Aloud Day, so we are kicking it off with a guest post from children's book author Kate DiCamillo that brought a lump to my throat (yes, I'm a total sap... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2014 at Omnivoracious
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In the last couple of years we've seen some of our favorite children's books--Where the Wild Things Are, The Phantom Tollbooth, The Giving Tree, Amelia Bedelia--celebrate their 50th anniversaries. Now it's Louise Fitzhugh's beloved story of the intensely curious aspiring... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2014 at Omnivoracious