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The Plot Of Every Original 'Baby-Sitters Club' Book, Based On The Covers

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 08.16.2016 | Arts

Remember “The Baby-Sitters Club” series? Me too! Baby sitters! A club! A girl named Stacey! The very essence of ‘90s childhood. Okay, fine, I ne...

A Definitive Ranking Of Every 'Bailey School Kids' Book Ever Written

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.05.2016 | Arts

The ‘90s was a great a decade for serialized literature of the young adult variety. Think: “The Baby-Sitters Club,” “Goosebumps,” “The Mag...

Author Of ‘The 100’ Series On The Centuries-Long History Of Dystopias

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 07.08.2016 | Arts Kass Morgan studied 19th-century literat...

A Wild New Fairy Tale Breaks Down The Barrier Between Good And Evil

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 06.30.2016 | Arts Before the earwormy Disney hit “Frozen...

How Teens Can Get More Involved In Politics, According To One YA Writer

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 06.24.2016 | Arts

The climate of election years can be stormy and often thick with rhetoric, hard for budding young voters still acquainting themselves with the languag...

From Reader to Writer

Kaavya Raman | Posted 06.21.2016 | Books
Kaavya Raman

Traditional publishing isn’t the easiest avenue to pursue in the writing market. However, Matt Keenan, an eighteen year old graduate from Dallas, Te...

Q&A with Author Molly Ringle on Writing and Her Persephone/Hades 'Greek God Fan-Fiction'

Pam Stucky | Posted 06.02.2016 | Books
Pam Stucky

There are some people who were born to write, and author Molly Ringle is one of them. When I see her approach to writing and the way she writes, or he...

Leopoldo Gout: From Immigrant to Hollywood Power Player and Author

Jeff Rivera | Posted 05.21.2016 | Entertainment
Jeff Rivera

Being an immigrant is something that could hold a lot of people back in life and yet for Leopoldo Gout, it was the force he needed to shape all of his...

This New Dan Brown Book Will Not Please Longtime Fans

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 05.18.2016 | Arts

Good news, dads! There will soon be a brand-new item to add to your pile of redundant gadgets. It’s not a universal remote, or a cord to connect all...

The Gay Young Adult Novel You've Been Waiting For Is Finally Here

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.01.2016 | Queer Voices

Award-winning novelist Tim Federle makes his first foray into young adult fiction with The Great American Whatever, and it's every bit worth the wait....

Why Sex Scenes Matter For Young Readers

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 03.21.2016 | Arts

Today in cringeworthy statistics: Fewer than half of the states in America require sex ed in their public school systems. Of those, only 19 require th...

5 Things All Louise Rennison Fans Know To Be True

The Huffington Post | Jillian Capewell | Posted 03.03.2016 | Arts

I remember wanting to hide the first Georgia Nicolson book from my parents. I was in middle school, and the neon green paperback blared the words thon...

YA Books Are For Everyone

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 01.08.2016 | Arts

The Atlantic recently published a thorough exposé on the changing definition of adulthood, and how we define it today. The author spoke with developm...

Top 10 YA Books of 2015

Lisa Parkin | Posted 12.14.2015 | Books
Lisa Parkin

Books inspire us and thrill us, move us and change us. Below are some of the young adult books that did all those things and more in 2015. Writing a ...

What to Read Next: Holiday Books for Kids of All Ages

Common Sense Media | Posted 12.04.2015 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Looking for some good reads that go with hot chocolate and lazy vacation days? Check out these picture books for Christmas and Hanukkah, along with stirring novels and nonfiction for tweens and teens.

You’ll Never Guess Where Teens Are Learning About Sex (And It’s Not From Porn)

The Huffington Post | Noah Michelson | Posted 06.01.2016 | Books

Did you know that only 22 states require their public schools teach sexual education? And even in the states that do provide it, the curriculum can be...

Recommended Reading: Monster Stories for Halloween

Katie Li | Posted 10.22.2016 | Books
Katie Li

Fall is a wonderful time to read, rivaled only by lazy summer beach reading. The weather is getting cooler and the air is crisper. Kitchens warm with baked apple treats and pumpkin reigns in pastries and beverages alike. October in particular has a special spooky charm, especially when the leaves turn and the shadows get long as the days get darker.

YouTuber Takes His Love For Books to the Next Level

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 10.21.2016 | Books
Valerie Tejeda

He's a successful YouTuber, a book enthusiast, and has cultivated quite the following on social media. Ben Alderson - aka Benjaminoftomes - is a superstar in his own right. Now, Ben is embarking on another journey with his new micropublishing house.

5 Exciting YA Book Trends to Look for in 2016

Lisa Parkin | Posted 10.20.2016 | Books
Lisa Parkin

Are you ready to discover the newest YA titles coming to a bookstore (or e-reader) near you in 2016?

Leigh Bardugo Talks Six of Crows, Heist Movies and Skinny Dipping

Lisa Parkin | Posted 09.29.2016 | Books
Lisa Parkin

As a huge fan of Leigh Bardugo's Grisha trilogy, I was more than a little excited to read her latest book, Six of Crows. The new series takes place in the same world as the Grisha books but is set in a different location and time frame.

David Levithan's 'Another Day' Tells A Teen Love Story Without Gender

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 09.03.2015 | Arts

Boy meets girl. Girl thinks boy is great, if distant. Boy and girl spend one fantastic day together, cutting class, running around on the beach, telli...

Chat With Everything, Everything Author Nicola Yoon

Camryn Garrett | Posted 09.02.2016 | Books
Camryn Garrett

Imagine being grounded -- not being able to leave the house, see your friends, or visit your favorite places. Now imagine living that sort of life for 18 years. In Nicola Yoon's new young adult novel, Everything, Everything, this is the story of main character Madeline's life.

Stranger Than Fiction: Q&A With YA Author Eleanor Herman

Lisa Parkin | Posted 08.16.2016 | Books
Lisa Parkin

There are very few books that offer a totally immersive experience, one where the reader can look around and see, feel and taste the world the author has created. I spoke with author Eleanor Herman about Legacy of Kings, truth that's stranger than fiction and writing her first YA series.

That Time A YA Book Won The Pulitzer Prize For Fiction

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 08.08.2015 | Arts

Immature, embarrassing, fundamentally uncritical. Too often, the way we talk and write about Young Adult books is conflated with the way we talk about...

15 Books That Should Be On Every Teen's Radar This Summer

The Huffington Post | Carly Steyer | Posted 06.29.2015 | Teen

By now, you've likely read the Hunger Games series, the Divergent books and every John Green novel. So if you're looking for some summer reading, look...