Children’s Books and YA Lit Quiz

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Test your literary mettle with these 10 questions, then comment below and let us know how you did! 1. Name a pen name for each author: Charles Lutwidge Dodgson Daniel Handler Kevin Christopher McFadden Dav Pilkey 2. This daughter admires her …

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Staff Picks – Kathy

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“The Black Hand” by Will Thomas Book Review by Kathy Roussin The story is set in 1885 London. Brutal murders have been committed and the Sicilian Mafia is suspected. The government calls on Cyrus Barker to investigate. Barker is a …

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PRESS RELEASE: YOUNG ADULT BOOK FESTIVAL

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NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE YOUNG ADULT BOOK FESTIVAL TO KICK-OFF SUMMER READING SEASON A Book Barn will host local authors and celebrate the YA genre Clovis, Calif.–With the popularity of Young Adult fiction soaring higher every day and summer …

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Staff Picks – Kathy

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“Cryptonomicon” by Neal Stephenson Book Review by Kathy Roussin Cryptography is the heart of this story. Code breaking and creation during WWII by Lawrence Waterhouse has unexpected consequences for his grandson, Randall Waterhouse, fifty years later. There are a host …

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“Publishing as personal”

the cover of "The Loving Dead", Amelia Beamer's debut novel.

Author and blog-enthusiast Amelia Beamer gave away copies of her first book for free, and earlier this week shared some interesting insights on her view of the evolving world of publishing and books. “I think people choose what books to …

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