Beyond the Buzz: New York City Reading Recommendations from Laura Lutz
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Beyond the Buzz: New York City Reading Recommendations from Laura Lutz

Welcome to the Beyond the (Latest) Buzz series, where I’m asking YA & kidlit librarians as well as book bloggers to share books they think deserve more attention. Since today happens to be Valentine’s Day, and I love New York City like wow, I thought this would be the perfect day to feature this particular guest … Continue reading

What Scares YA Authors?
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What Scares YA Authors?

…Starting tomorrow, I’ll be asking that very question of some YA authors, and we’ll see what they say. Come back tomorrow for guest blogs, interviews, and book giveaways. Here’s who you’ll find here: Adele Griffin, author of All You Never Wanted and Tighter Andrew Smith, author of The Marbury Lens and Passenger Brenna Yovanoff, author of The Replacement and The Space Between Daniel Marks, … Continue reading

KidLitCon Recap: In Which I Wear My New Lucky Blue Shoes, Reveal My Secrets About Blog Series, and Get Sappy About Why I Do This
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KidLitCon Recap: In Which I Wear My New Lucky Blue Shoes, Reveal My Secrets About Blog Series, and Get Sappy About Why I Do This

So my presentation with Kelly Jensen of STACKED at the Kidlitosphere Conference was this weekend and—spoiler—I think it went well! For those of you who don’t know, the Kidlitosphere Conference, aka KidLitCon, is a yearly conference for bloggers in young adult and children’s lit, and this year it was held in New York City, at … Continue reading