Reading many lives

A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, the man who never reads lives only one. #WorldBookDay — George RR Martin (@GeorgeRRMartin_) April 23, 2015 With regards to the quote above, if one were of a sardonic frame of mind one might point out that at the rate at which Game of Thrones author…
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Staff picks for the Winter Reading Challenge (for ages 13 to 18)

How are you going with the Winter Reading Challenge? We have highlighted some of the fab books picked by teens, now here are some staff picks to help you tick off some challenges: The first book in a series Truly Devious Maureen Johnson Unsolved mysteries, kidnapping, murder, and super smart teenagers at an isolated boarding school…
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Teen Scene newsletter

Stories from a teenage point of view. Discover your next great read with our latest Teen Scene newsletter. This month's newsletter includes:     Be first to know! Subscribe to our newsletters and get our latest titles and best picks straight from your inbox. For more great YA reading suggestions, check out our booklists…
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Christchurch kids! Give Tūranga’s Bookbots Earth names & win prizes! (2 to 31 July)

Kids can win awesome prizes by filling out this special online survey. All you have to do is help name Tūranga’s intergalactic heroes, the Bookbots. During the month of July, local primary and intermediate students can vote on their favourite names for the digital characters and go in the draw to win prizes, including a…
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Yet another fantasy school that I wish I could enrol in: Magnalia House

Magnalia House was the sort of establishment where only wealthy, talented girls mastered their passion. It wasn't designed for girls who were lacking, for girls who were illegitimate daughters, and certainly not for girls who defied kings. I, of course, happen to be all three of those things. It is quite often with a bit…
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Out on the Shelves: Connecting rainbow young people with the stories that represent them

I love reading books about characters like me. And I know I'm not the only one like that. Books, stories, movies - we all want to see ourselves in these. Because we're all different, we're all awesome, and we all have interesting tales to share. When you're reading about people, whether they're fiction or non-fiction stories…
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Parents, romance, and friendship drama: New contemporary teen fiction

Three romance-driven YA novels from different (American) perspectives, all recently published: American Panda Germaphobe Mei is a liar -- lying about dropping dance, lying about being in contact with her disowned brother, and lying about dating someone who is Japanese. But most of all she's lying about intending to become a doctor. As her secrets…
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