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Teen Read Week Book Blog 2008!

Join GL and girls across the country for the 11th annual Teen Read WeekTM (sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association) from October 12 to 18! Check out these amazing books below or CLICK HERE to take our Book Babe quiz! 

What book is your favorite? Log on to October 12-18 and nominate your favorite book to be part of YASLA’s Teens’ Top 10 list.
CLICK HERE September 15 to October 18 and enter to win our grand prize, a trip for two to New York City to see the new Broadway musical, 13! And during Teen Read Week (October 12 to 18), we’ll be dishing out prizes daily, including all the books in this section and 13 T-shirts. 

On October 18, we’ll select a grand-prize winner who will receive two tickets to 13, airfare for two (coach class within continental U.S. only) and a two-night stay at the New York Marriott Marquis, located in the heart of New York City’s Times Square and the Broadway Theater District. CLICK HERE for complete entry rules and regulations. 

CLICK HERE for more info on 13 The Musical! TICKETS AS LOW AS $25!
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    by Cornelia Funke

    Scholastic, Inc.

    Science Fiction (Fantasy/Magic)


    Ever since the extraordinary events of Inkspell, when the story of Inkheart magically drew Meggie, Mo and Dustfinger back into its pages, life in the Inkworld has been far from easy. With Dustfinger dead and the evil Adderhead now in control, the tale has taken a tragic turn. Meggie and Mo, lost between the covers of a book, face a curse of eternal winter—unless they can rewrite past wrongs and strike a dangerous deal with death….


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    Pemba’s Song: A Ghost Story

    by Marilyn Nelson and Tonya C. Hegamin

    Scholastic, Inc.

    Fiction (Mystery)


    Pemba knows she’s not crazy. But who is that looking out at her through her mirror’s eye? And why is the apparition calling her “friend”? Her real friends are back home in Brooklyn, not in the old colonial house in Colchester, Connecticut, where none of this would have happened if Daddy were still alive. But now all Pemba has is Mom and that strange old man, Abraham. Maybe he’s the crazy one.


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    Philippa Fisher’s 
    Fairy Godsister

    by Liz Kessler

    Candlewick Press
    Fiction (Magic)


    New from the author of the best-selling Emily Windsnap series! This tale of a girl and her reluctant fairy guardian sparkles with magic and charm.


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    The Sisters Club

    by Megan McDonald

    Candlewick Press
    Fiction (Girls’ Interest)


    Meet the Sisters Club: 12-year-old Alex, aspiring actress and drama queen; 8-year-old Joey, homework lover and pioneer wannabe; and smack in the middle, 10-year-old Stevie. From the author of the Judy Moody books, this exciting novel captures the warmth, humor—and

    squabbles—of three spunky sisters.


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    The Story of a 

    Rogue Tooth Fairy

    by Gregory Maguire

    Candlewick Press
    Fiction (Fantasy)


    Now in paperback! From the author of the best-selling Wicked, a transporting tale-within-a-tale about the strange world of skibbereen—aka tooth fairies—and the universal need to believe.


    “Maguire does for the dark and stormy night what he did for witches in Wicked.”

    New York Times Book Review


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    by Amy Kathleen Ryan

    Houghton Mifflin/HMH
    Fiction (Girls’ Interest)


    Kristi Carmichael can read minds. She knows exactly what the kids in school are thinking. She’s fat. She’s gross. And the hottest guy in school thinks she’s disgusting. Or does he? Is Kristi really as good at this mind-reading thing as she thinks she is? Or is she all wrong?


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    by Kristin Cashore

    Fiction (Fantasy)


    Katsa has been able to kill a man with her bare hands since she was 8. In a world with Gracelings—those born with an extreme skill—it’s up to Katsa and Prince Po to track down a kidnapper and conquer the life-threatening danger spreading throughout seven kingdoms.



    Dead Is The New Black

    by Marlene Perez

    Fiction (Mystery/Fantasy)


    Welcome to Nightshade, California—a small town full of secrets. It’s home to the psychic Giordano sisters. When they suspect the head cheerleader’s new “dead” look is more than just a fashion trend, sister Daisy joins the squad to find out if there’s a vampire in a cheerleader’s uniform.


    Look for Dead is a State of Mind in winter 2009!


9/15/2008 10:00:00 AM
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