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11 Amazing Facts About the Authors of Your Favorite Children’s Books

From champion beaglers to real-life James Bonds, the stories behind these authors are equally as fascinating the books they wrote.

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15 Inspiring Quotes From Your Favorite Childhood Authors

Now that you are all grown up, and stressing out about paying your bills, wondering whether or not this is really all that life is, and that rather distressing throbbing sensation coming from the general vicinity of where you think your kidneys are, you probably think that the books from your childhood hold nothing for you. That would be an unfortunate mistake to make.

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Books With a Letter Missing Are Better Than the Originals

Remember that time that #BooksWithALetterMissing was trending on Twitter, and it was hilarious? No, because your life consists of more than clicking around the internet all day searching for meaning in your life that you're never going to find? Well, let us tell you -- it was indeed hilarious.

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Thug Notes Will Explain ’1984′ in a Way You Understand

Thug Notes is definitely our favorite web series at the moment. After we saw Dr. Sparky Sweets' analysis of 'To Kill a Mockingbird,' which quickly became a viral hit, we went back and watched all the other Thug Notes videos. Now '1984' by George Orwell is added to the Thug Notes canon.

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‘Thug Notes’ Gives Relevant Analysis of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

It's been a while since we've read 'To Kill a Mockingbird,' but we're pretty sure this guy sums it up perfectly.

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Google Honors Maurice Sendak With Whimsical Doodle

Today would've been the 85th birthday of beloved children's author Maurice Sendak, who passed away last year. In his honor, Google made this amazing, elaborate Google Doodle.

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Kristy Puchko
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6 Modern Horror Movies as ’80s Young Adult Novels

In the late '80s/early '90s, how many of you were glued to books by people like Christopher Pike, R.L. Stine and A. Bates? Long before 'Twilight,' these young adult authors were churning out sordid tales of psycho teenage killers, body-switching beautiful girls and revenge fantasies that also somehow involved final exams.  

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Other ‘Lean’ Books We Want to See

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg her new book 'Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead,' has been a major topic of water cooler conversation over the past couple of weeks. Her forthright approach and controversial ideas about women in the workplace have been debated on television, on blogs and in heated conversations across the country. All this hub bub has not only helped make her book a bestseller, but also made its clean and direct cover already iconic.

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8 Unintentionally Inappropriate Children’s Books

Reading to a child is essential to their growth, and most children's books address similar topics of sharing, accepting who you are and eating your vegetables. We found some gems from the children's literature department, though, that made us pause and say WHAT?!?!

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10 Obvious Celebrity Lookalikes From Young Adult Novel Covers

Sometimes, it's all too easy for an illustrator or a cover artist who has hit a huge creative block to use a picture of a celebrity as their guide for young adult novels. Plus, the celebrity lookalikes will help sales too, especially if it's a popular actress such as

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8 Pop Culture Romance Novels We Wish Were Real

This Valentine’s Day, millions will cuddle up with their cats and a box of Dove bars and sink into a juicy romance novel. Wouldn’t it be far more interesting if romance novels contained the complexity, suspense and intrigue of our favorite TV shows and movies? Below, our noblest attempts at visual fan fiction. If these pop culture novels were real, they'd go straight to our Kindles so no one could see us reading them in public. 

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The Top 5 Most Anticipated Book-to-Movie Adaptions for 2013

2013 is gearing up to have some great movie releases, some of which include the usual book-to-movie adaptions. Yet with allgreat new book to movie adaptions coming out, it can be difficult to figure out which one to spend $10 at the theater on, especially if you are not sure if it will wind up being a hit like 'Lord of the Rings' or a dude like 'Eragon.' Of course we're looking forw

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Used Bookstore Introduces Book Vending Machine

What bibliophile hasn't dreamed of just putting money into a vending machine and out comes a book that you can read to your heart's content? Sounds great, but not very likely, right? Well, that's where you're wrong. The Monkey's Paw, a used bookstore in Toronto, Canada has created such a machine.

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The Cheesiest Romance Novel Covers of All Time

Today's reading experience is nothing like the literal "page-turners" of yesteryear. But even with the e-Book, the Kindle and the iPad at our fingertips, we can still spot a wacky romance novel cover from a mile off.

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10 Sci-Fi and Fantasy Novels That Would Make Great Movies

With book-to-movie adaptations of 'The Lord of the Rings,' 'Harry Potter,' 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' and 'The Hunger Games' making so much money, Hollywood should check out these novels if they want to keep earning the big bucks. Most, like 'Wicked Lovely' and 'Good Omens,' already have a built-in fan base, while newer releases like 'Iron Codex' would appeal to both 'Twilight' and 'LOTR' fans. Read on to discover some truly great novels we think should make it to the big screen.

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