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Author Chris van Dusen in Maine
If your child has ever brought home a Mercy Watson book, then you know who I'm talking about!
A Portland born author, Chris van Dusen has visited many schools. He visited Benton Elementary last year, much to Anderson's delight! Tuesday, he was in Auburn at Jayden and Bradley's school a…
Books With a Letter Missing Are Better Than the Originals
Remember that time that #BooksWithALetterMissing was trending on Twitter, and it was hilarious? No, because your life consists of more than clicking around the internet all day searching for meaning in your life that you're never going to find? Well, let us tell you -- it was indeed hilarious.
Keith Richards owes Library $30,000 for Past Due Books
Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones recently said when he was a child he loved to hang out at the local library and read, which is all well and good; the only problem is he checked out books, but never returned them. A receptionist at the Dartford Library said going back 50 years to find out how mu…
6 Modern Horror Movies as ’80s Young Adult Novels
In the late '80s/early '90s, how many of you were glued to books by people like Christopher Pike, R.L. Stine and A. Bates? Long before 'Twilight,' these young adult authors were churning out sordid tales of psycho teenage killers, body-switching beautiful girls and revenge fantas…
A Capital Read: Amy Waldman: “The Submission”
'A Capital Read' is back at Lithgow Public Library in Augusta. This time around the book is Amy Waldman’s acclaimed debut novel "The Submission", which explores the controversy and complex emotions surrounding a memorial for the victims of 9/11. Inter…
10 Obvious Celebrity Lookalikes From Young Adult Novel Covers
Sometimes, it's all too easy for an illustrator or a cover artist who has hit a huge creative block to use a picture of a celebrity as their guide for young adult novels. Plus, the celebrity lookalikes will help sales too, especially if it's a popular actress such as 'Game of Thrones&…

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