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August Books!

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by Janine Perez

August is over, and that means it’s time for me to tell you about all the books you might have missed! These are all ON SALE NOW, so if a few (or a ton) catch your eye, you don’t have to wait to get your hands on them! Hardcovers  Shimmer and Burn by Mary Taranta To save her […]

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5 Reasons to Read After the Game

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by Sam Benson

Guys, I’m so excited because the third book in the Field Party series, After the Game, is finally here! I’m such a big Abbi Glines fan that I knew even before opening this book that I would love it. Still, I was blown away by how much I fell in love with this story and […]

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50 of the Most Beautiful Bookstores in the World

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by Julie Jarema

1. Albertine Bookstore (New York, NY)  This dreamy French bookstore is located in the Payne Whitney Mansion on the Upper East Side, with busts on each floor of French writers and philosophers and even a Balzac bathroom. 2. Waanders In de Broeren (Zwolle, Netherlands) This bookshop is going goth in this 15th-century gothic cathedral. 3. Akateenminen […]

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5 Reasons to Read The Odds of Lightning

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by Jill Hacking

Have you ever wanted so desperately to be different? I definitely have. In elementary school, I made everyone call me Anika for like a month because I wanted more than anything to be Anakin Skywalker’s twin sister (I’m talking signing-my-timestable-quiz-Anika serious). In The Odds of Lightin by Jocelyn Davies, four former best friends wish desperately to […]

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6 Magical Alchemists

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by Julie Jarema

The Dark Library is full of secret books on alchemy and ancient remedies, including the Elixir of Life. This becomes vital for Victor Frankenstein when his twin brother Konrad falls ill. When doctors prove to be unsatisfactory, Victor takes it upon himself to risk his own life as he embarks on a quest to create […]

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8 Reasons to Read Zero Repeat Forever

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by Diego Molano Rodriguez

Zero Repeat Forever by G.S. Prendergast is on sale now and YOU HAVE TO READ IT! This incredible book takes place during an alien invasion of Earth by a species known as the Nahx, and centers on the relationship between Raven and Eighth, a human and alien invader. I’m obsessed with this book and am excited […]

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The Social Justice Book List

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by Casey Nugent

Lately there’s been a lot of talk about social justice in the world. More and more youth are becoming active in their communities, attending protests, getting involved in local politics, and generally standing up for what they believe in. With this new wave of civic engagement, there are a ton of new books about social […]

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PhilanthroParties! and How Kids Can Give Back

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by Lulu Cerone

We place a lot of value on “firsts.” First love, first job, first day of school. We often remember them in vivid detail, and even if they weren’t positive experiences (what I would give to redo my first kiss), we usually look back on them with fondness. I think that’s because “firsts” remind us of […]

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10 YA Books Featuring Strong Female Characters

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by Janine Perez

Some of my favorite female role models are fictional (though I’m not discounting the real ones!). These ladies are strong, independent, and inspirational. Oh, and they’re basically all badasses. Whether they’re physically, mentally, or emotionally strong (or all three), they’re characters that make me want to be the best that I can be. They’re interesting, complex, […]

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