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Archive for October 28th, 2007

Teens Really Do Read!

Posted by blatantbibliophiles on October 28, 2007

Reading

Ms. Hamilton has a great post on The Unquiet Library blog about teens who read. Did you know that 70% of teens use their school library more than once a month, and 31% use the public library more than ten times a year, according to a survey of over 1,200 teens? Seventy-eight percent of regular library users borrow materials for personal use, not just school use. Teen book sales increased twenty-three percent from 1999 to 2005. Check out The Unquiet Library post for full details, and visit The Unquiet Library for all our great books and materials. And bring a friend to the next Blatant Bibliophiles meeting!

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Don’t Forget About Reflections!

Posted by blatantbibliophiles on October 28, 2007

Art

If you’re planning to participate in the Reflections program sponsored by the PTSA and The Unquiet Library, remember that Wednesday, October 31 at 3:30 PM is the deadline to submit your entry. For more information, you can check with Ms. Fleet or Ms. Hamilton in the Grizzly Media Center or visit the PTA Reflections website. Contest rules and entry forms are also available from the website or from the media center. Entries can be submitted in the following areas:

  • Literature
  • Visual Art
  • Film/Video Production
  • Dance Choreography
  • Photography
  • Musical Composition

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31 Flavorite Authors Day 31: Stephenie Meyer

Posted by blatantbibliophiles on October 28, 2007

 

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Everyone at Creekview has read Stephenie’s books from the Twilight series: Twilight, New Moon, and Eclipse. But have you heard about her new book coming out in May, 2008? It’s a new genre for Stephenie. She’s moving from gothic romance to what she calls “science fiction for people who don’t like science fiction” with her new book, The Host. Don’t worry, vampire fans, Stephenie has two books in the works in the Twilight series, with Breaking Dawn expected in fall, 2008 and Midnight Sun coming out sometime after that. Here’s where you can go to find out more about Stephenie and her cool books:

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31 Flavorite Authors Day 30: Dia Calhoun

Posted by blatantbibliophiles on October 28, 2007

 

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Dia Calhoun is one of the readergirlz divas, sponsors of the 31 Flavorite Authors readergirlz chats. Today and tomorrow are your last opportunities to catch them live at 8 PM. Read all about Dia and her books at these sites:

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31 Flavorite Authors Day 29: Cynthia Leitich Smith

Posted by blatantbibliophiles on October 28, 2007

 

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Cynthia Leitich Smith is the author of several contemporary Native American books and a new gothic young adult book. To learn more about Cynthia and her writing, try these sites:

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31 Flavorite Authors Day 28: Holly Black

Posted by blatantbibliophiles on October 28, 2007

Holly Black is a bestselling fantasy author. You can learn all about Holly and her fantastic fiction at:

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