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YA Books Adults Will Love

Leah Konen | Posted 06.02.2012 | Books
Leah Konen

Author Joel Stein argues that adults should read books written for adults, and stay away from any book marketed to children and teens, while Lev Grossman offers a defense of the genre, praising its rich storytelling, descriptive clarity and more. Our take: Why not read for yourself and decide?

Loved The Hunger Games? Other Great YA Books That Adults Should Be Reading

Julie Gerstenblatt | Posted 05.23.2012 | Books
Julie Gerstenblatt

For me, reading YA is like having a candy bar in the middle of my lifelong diet. Here are my top picks for grown-ups who sometimes wish they could recapture their teen years or who just like reading about adolescence.

13 Judy Blume Novels Coming Soon As eBooks

AP | Posted 03.07.2012 | Books

NEW YORK -- A big batch of Judy Blume books are coming to the digital market. Random House Children's Books announced Wednesday that 13 stories by th...

Best-Selling YA Novelist John Green Talks The Fault in Our Stars

Mark Bazer | Posted 03.19.2012 | Books
Mark Bazer

When it comes to vampire-free YA novels, there's no one bigger than John Green. His new book, The Fault in Our Stars, shot up to No. 1 on Amazon the day it went up for pre-order.

Top 15 Best YA-Books-Turned-Movies

Posted 11.21.2011 | Home

We feel like there's been a YA fiction renaissance, lately, with so many kick-ass titles being released and totally dominating the book charts for tee...

7 People Writing A Novel In A Month

Madeleine Crum | Posted 01.02.2012 | Books

Yesterday marked the launch of this year's National Novel Writing Month, a community-driven movement using forums and in-person meet-ups to help autho...

Top 10 Young Adult Books Of 2011

| Posted 12.19.2011 | Home

In honor of Teen Read Week, our friends at have shared their favorite 10 YA books of 2011. From a story of star-crossed young lovers reuni...

How to Get Your Children's Book Published

David Henry Sterry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Henry Sterry

A staggering number of adults want to write books for kids. So we thought we'd get the inside skinny from one of our favorite children's book resources, Jennifer Laughram.

How To Save Girls' Fiction

The Guardian | Melissa McClements | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The current glut of dance fiction for girls depresses me. Even the busting of the odd street move here and there (points to Phillips for at least movi...

Mostly Good Girls: A Look Behind Prep-School Perfection

Rebecca Serle | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Serle

The author of "Mostly Good Girls," Leila Sales hits at the heart of what it means to strive, and the ways in which we all struggle to meet our own definitions of success.

Young Adult Novels Called 'Soft Porn'

Sammy Perlmutter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

An associate professor attacked the reading list of a Missouri public school district this weekend, calling three books "soft pornography." The profes...

Why It's Okay For Adults To Love YA Books Just As Much As Teens | PAMELA PAUL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

[B]ig type and short, plot-driven chapters aside, the erosion of age-­determined book categories, initiated by Harry Potter, has been hastened along ...

Vampire Series For Teen Boys?

McClatchy Newspapers | David Martindale | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Jason Henderson got his first glimpse of Dracula on television more than three decades ago. He has been obsessed with vampires ever since. He's an a...

Harlan Coben To Write Young Adult Series

GalleyCat | Jason Boog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Bestselling author Harlan Coben inked a three-book deal for a young adult series with the Penguin Young Readers Group, telling the story of a teenager...

Summer Reading For Teens: The Hottest New Books For Kids' Summer Reading (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Not sure what to do to get your teen reading this summer? "Good Morning America" has featured a group of the hottest new books to inspire teenagers to...

Gay Teens Cheer As Young Adult Fiction With Gay Themes Takes Off

AP | LEANNE ITALIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

At his Kentucky elementary school, kids taunted Brent on the playground about being gay, whatever that was. By eighth grade, he realized what they mea...

YA Authors Tweet About 'Gimme A Call': What Would You Tell Your High School Self?

Sarah Mlynowski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Sarah Mlynowski

I wanted to do something unique to promote my new book. Something fun. Something free. I decided to ask fellow authors what they'd tell their younger selves and then tweet their responses.

The New Vampires: 9 Possible Future Crazes In Teen Lit (PHOTOS, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Vampires are having a great run in books, especially teen literature, and publishers are looking not only for the next Stephenie Meyer and "Twilight,"...

YA World: My Dinner Date With Lauren Oliver

Rebecca Serle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Rebecca Serle

Last week I sat down with Lauren Oliver, bestselling author of Before I Fall, to get her take on the popularity of YA literature and its fascination with dystopian worlds and darkness.

'Twilight' Gets Scholarly Treatment In Academic Vampire Lit Conference

The Guardian | Lucy Tobin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"When I teach my students 18th-century and Renaissance literature, they sometimes struggle to connect to it. But they're always talking to me about Tw...

Angels May Replace Vampires As New Trend In Teen Lit

The Guardian | Vanessa Thorpe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"Angels are all around us," reads the publisher's blurb for Angel, the first of a British trilogy of books for teenagers. "Their beauty is intoxicatin...

An Interview Between Two Obsessive Ghost Aficianados

Adele Griffin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Adele Griffin

Sometimes, in the 19th century, the only opportunity to take a photo of someone was after their death. So people would pose their loved ones post-mortem and photograph them.

Judy Blume And Paula Danzinger Are Worthwhile Too! Nothing's Wrong With 'Teen Fiction'

The Guardian | Imogen Russell Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

At 11, it didn't occur to me to take issue with my teachers' characterisation of Blume and Danziger as "easy reading"; literary muzak. (I was a pusill...

Series Dominate YA Market, But They're Not The 'Babysitters Club' Of Yesteryear

Publishing Trends | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Take a look at BookScan's bestselling juvenile titles for the week ending April 25: an astounding 73% were titles from one of several series. But the...

Tyra Banks BOOK In The Works: YA Series 'Modelland' To Debut In 2011

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — Tyra Banks wants to spread some truth, and a little fantasy. The talk-show host and former model has agreed to a three-book deal wit...