April 20, 2018

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Pick of the Day: Fangirl | Audio

Rowell’s follow-up (2013) to the fabulous Eleanor and Park (2013, both St. Martin’s Griffin) doesn’t disappoint.

Rowell, Daywalt Among 2013 Goodreads Choice Awards Winners

Attention, best-books list watchers: The 2013 Goodreads Choice Awards winners have been announced. Winners include Rainbow Rowell’s Eleanor and Park, Rick Riordan’s House of Hades, and more.

YA Novel ‘Eleanor and Park’ Makes Amazon’s 2013 Top 10 Books

Awards season is finally upon us and, as the SLJ Book Review team puts the finishing touches on its Best Books of 2013 list, we’ve been comparing notes and keeping tabs on other reviewers’ top picks. Fan favorite and SLJ starred book, Rainbow Rowell’s Eleanor and Park has even made Amazon’s top 10 books of the year.

Teens Review Damico’s ‘Rogue’, Rowell’s ‘Fangirl’, and Douglas’s ‘After Eden’

Gina Damico wraps up her Croak series in “cracktastic” style with the fall release of ​Rogue. If you loved ​Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell, it’s a good bet you’ll be smitten with ​Fangirl, “written by a writer writing about a writer writing.” The question posed in ​After Eden​, from Helen Douglas, circles around when it is or isn’t right to keep a secret, especially when a loyal friend and a whole planet depend on it.

Connections That Count: Audiobooks that Highlight Kids’ Meaningful Relationships | Listen In

With another school year on the horizon, the focus of August’s Listen In column is on the relationships that children and teens make—with other kids and with adults—to help them navigate the stormy waters of growing up. The ten audiobooks featured are excellent for group listening and for generating discussions about what’s happening to the young people in the stories, from the poignant depiction of friendship in The Other Side to the real drama wrought by abuse in Eleanor and Park.

Pick of the Day: Fangirl

This charming coming-of-age novel tells the story of a painfully shy teen who prefers the fantasy world of fanfiction to reality.

Photos from the Floor at BookExpo of America 2013

The publishing industry’s BookExpo of America took place from May 30 to June 1. An annual gathering of authors, publishers, booksellers, and of course librarians, it held signings, panels, and events at the Javits Center in New York City.

Review: Eleanor and Park

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell. St. Martin’s Griffin. 2013. Reviewed from ARC from publisher. The Plot: August, 1986, and Park Sheridan is sitting on the bus, wanting to be left alone. When Eleanor Douglas gets on the bus, the last thing he wants to do is share his seat with her. Ignore her, leave […]

Pick of the Day: Eleanor & Park

a quirky love story set against the pop culture of the 1980s