Category: YA books

SYNC Titles for This Summer

SYNC Titles for This Summer

Heads-up: May is approaching, and that means the start of SYNC isn’t far away.  If you’re not familiar with SYNC, it’s a program which gives away — free! — two YA audiobooks a week during the summer, usually one contemporary title and one classic. You download the books using the… Read more »

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Princess Academy: Palace of Stone, by Shannon Hale (review)

Princess Academy: Palace of Stone, by Shannon Hale (review)

Princess Academy: Palace of Stone by Shannon Hale Series: Princess Academy #2 Published by Bloomsbury USA Children’s on August 21st 2012 Genres: Fantasy, MG Books, YA (Young Adult) Format: Hardcover Source: the library Goodreads Also in this series: Princess Academy: The Forgotten Sisters Also by this author: Princess Academy: The… Read more »

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Keeping the Castle, by Patricia Kindl (review)

Keeping the Castle, by Patricia Kindl (review)

Category: YA (historical romance)Book source: public library Seventeen-year-old Althea is the sole support of her entire family, and she must marry well. But there are few wealthy suitors–or suitors of any kind–in their small Yorkshire town of Lesser Hoo. Then, the young and attractive (and very rich) Lord Boring arrives,… Read more »

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This Week’s Articles — 9/16 to 9/22/2012

A new study of iPad owners shows that parents prefer paper books for co-reading with or to their children — except on trips.  The survey also goes into parents reasons for not co-reading on the iPad; their perceptions about the value of added animations, audio narration, and other features; and… Read more »

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YA Giveaways (elsewhere)

YA Giveaways (elsewhere)

Several of the blogs I read have great giveaways going on this week:  The Book Smugglers have two books available: an ARC of Libba Bray’s The Diviners (through Sept. 22) and an ARC of Phoebe North’s YA SF novel, Starglass (through Sept. 29.)   The Midnight Garden is giving away… Read more »

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