April 19, 2018

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The Creation of Mary’s Monster | A Conversation with Lita Judge

A multimedia exploration of the extraordinary new novel by Lita Judge.

Strange Star by Emma Carroll | SLJ Review

Gr 5 Up –Lord Byron, Percy Shelley, Mary Shelley, Clare Clairmont, and Dr. John Polidori are all sitting around the fireplace on a stormy night. The goal of the night’s assemblage is to “tell a ghost story that will terrify the assembled company.”

Familiar and Fun: Literary Classics Reimagined for Teens

With freshly envisioned settings, revved-up story lines, reconfigured characters, and timeless themes, these new YA retellings of well-known works are well worth adding to your shelves.

Dover’s Thrifty Classics | Behind the Books

A look at the history and mission behind Dover Publications’ Thrift Editions imprint.

‘I, Frankenstein’: A New Creature Feature and a Selection of Monstrously Good Reads for Teens

Opening in theaters on January 24, I, Frankenstein (PG-13) provides a fresh take on a classic character set in an alternate modern-day world. Help teens make a connection between movie incarnations of this fearsome protagonist and the tale’s early 19th-century literary inspiration with a spine-tingling selection of graphic novels and reimaginings.