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Happy Birthday William Shakespeare

In honor of the anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birth and National Poetry Month we rounded up some fun information about the Bard. bard noun 1.a poet, traditionally one reciting epics and associated with a particular oral tradition. First, [...]
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The Mouse Guard Graphic Novels

Mouse Guard is an all ages, award winning comic book series written and illustrated by David Petersen. Digging into his love of animal stories and medieval roleplaying games, David created a fantasy adventure world of cloaked, sword wielding [...]
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For the Love of All Things Peeps

For some time the Bubblegum Post staff were located in London, England, which we loved. But a couple of times a year we were aware that THERE ARE NO PEEPS FOR SALE IN ENGLAND. Can you imagine? Now that we’re back home in Peepsland, USA, [...]
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A World Without Princes by Soman Chainani

  Author Soman Chainani is in our state today (at Powell’s Books in Portland, Oregon) signing copies of his much anticipated new book, A World Without Princes. From the Harper Collins website: Magic and romance battle each other [...]
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Ginny Potter Reports from Quidditch World Cup 2014

The Pottermore blog Insider has announced that Ginny Potter (Harry’s wife) is reporting the latest news of the 2014 Quidditch World Cup for the Daily Prophet. From the Insider: Visit the Daily Prophet offices in Diagon Alley, recently [...]
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The Above World Trilogy by Jenn Reese

Horizon is the third and final adventure in the Above World series by Jenn Reese. Aluna and her friends finally face their most terrifying enemy. The Synopsis for Horizon: Aluna and Hoku, Kampii from the City of Shifting Tides, and their friends, [...]
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Billy Collins (and a 3-year old) Read “Litany”

In honor of National Poetry Month we thought we’d share a poem by Billy Collins. We selected his poem “Litany” because we thought it might appeal to teen readers who may feel that poetry is, well, dull. Billy Collins is alive [...]
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Good Comics for Kids and Uglydoll Comics

This post has two purposes: 1.) to introduce you to Good Comics for Kids, and 2.) to tell you a little about Uglydoll comics. If you’re a comics lover or know a comics lover, School Library Journal’s Good Comics for Kids will help [...]
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Happy National Poetry Month!

April is National Poetry Month! To kick off this month-long celebration, we’re sharing three videos featuring poetry of just a few of our favorite children’s poets.
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Websites We Like — Flixxy

Sometimes it’s fun to simply sit and click one video after another and see where you end up. Unfortunately if you do that on YouTube, especially if you are not using Safety Mode, you’ll run into questionable material, and by that [...]
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Silver by Chris Wooding

Some young readers (12+) of Silver by Chris Wooding are saying it’s one of the scariest books they’ve ever read. If that’s your thing, read on! The Synopsis: When a boy is bitten by a strange silver beetle, he becomes the [...]
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PS22 Chorus Covers Pharrell’s “Happy”

Some people might think that one more cover of Pharrell’s “Happy” is one too many, but not me. The song is so catchy and uplifting, and then you add normal people all over the world dancing about being happy, well, it doesn’t [...]
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Fantastic Mr. Fox Audio Book

We found a lovely recording of Fantastic Mr. Fox, by Roald Dahl, on YouTube. It’s a particularly nice audio recording by James Murphy. If you’re one of these young people who have a hard time unplugging at night, consider closing [...]
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2014 Top Ten Graphic Novels for Teens

The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its 2014 Great Graphic Novels for Teens in February. The list of 78 titles, drawn from 122 official nominations, is presented [...]