10 Years of Hunger Games: More Books Featuring Strong Young Women

In honor of The Hunger Games' 10th anniversary in September, here are other books featuring young women, like Katniss, fed up with corrupt systems who discover what they are capable of when they decide to take a stand. Murder, corruption and manipulation are not unique to the dystopian setting as Greer MacDonald finds out while…
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B Is for Back to School

Are you ready? Whether this is your first year or you're an old pro, it's time to get ready for school. Check out these books ahead of the big day! K Is for Kindergarten is ideal for kids just starting school. Be sure to check out the activities and challenges from A to Z included throughout this adorable book. Back…
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Sweet Home Chicago: Teen Books

Like all native Chicagoans, I proudly claim the city as my hometown. And when I say "the city" I mean within the city limits, not the suburbs. We're very specific about that. These teen fiction books chronicle daily life in Sweet Home Chicago. One local author who perfectly captures the vibe of the Northwest Side…
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Author of the Month Varian Johnson

Meet writer and August's Author of the Month Varian Johnson and his latest book for middle graders, The Parker Inheritance. "Find the path. Solve the puzzle." When twelve-year-old, Candice finds a letter from her beloved grandmother about a mysterious treasure that destroyed her career, Candice sets out to restore her grandmother's reputation and solve the mystery. With…
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