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Archives - July 2010

Carol Lynch Williams --- author of nearly a dozen books, including PRETTY LIKE US,
Joining us for today’s If You Ask Me…Q&A are Alma Hulbert from Whitney Point, NY and Katie from Los Angeles, CA. Read their responses below, where they discuss eye-opening reads and favorite books, to swapping shoes with immortals and whether or not film adaptations can ever surpass the originals. Alma Hulbert from Whitney Point, NY
Anyone else crazy excited about the release of MOCKINGJAY?  In case you needed a little something more to whet your appetite for this anxiously awaited third installment in Suzanne Collins's smash hit series The Hunger Games, check out the book trailer below, and visit Scholastic's newly launched Hunger Games Facebook Page, where you'll find plenty of news, trivia, videos, activities, excerpts, photo galleries and more.
July 26, 2010

This Week's New Releases

Posted by Marisa Emralino
We have a short list of new releases to share with you today, but remember, quality over quantity!
After the untimely death of her mother, 15-year-old Iris Baldwin --- the main character of Barbara Stuber's debut novel, CROSSING THE TRACKS --- is having a hard time feeling like she belongs, especially since her emotionally absent, "BS salesman" of a father prefers spending time at work or with his new girlfriend instead of with his family. Unexpectedly sent away to rural Missouri --- and far from her only friend, Leroy --- she embarks on an adventure in the hopes of finding the family she never knew had while ultimately finding strength, courage, and love in the process.
July 21, 2010 2010 Redesign Survey

Posted by Marisa Emralino
We have some exciting news to share... is getting a makeover! Though we're still in the early stages of planning, we'd love to hear your feedback on various aspects of the site --- everything from our color scheme and layout to the genres we review and the features you'd like to see added.  Now's your chance to let us know what you think!  If you have about 10 minutes to spare, we'd love it if you could weigh in by taking our Redesign Survey.
Often considered staples of teen literature, THE CATCHER IN THE RYE, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD and A WRINKLE IN TIME are
If our earlier interview with reader Kelly O'Brien didn't pique your curiosity enough about the new Harry Potter theme park, then check out this Q&A with 16-year-old Alina Abramovich, from Ottawa, ON.