TTBF Panel: Stakes Are High, Tensions Run Higher

TTBF Panel: Stakes Are High, Tensions Run Higher

This panel at the Texas Teen Book Fest is sure to get the adrenaline pumping. Five great authors will be talking about their heart-racing, tension-filled, and packed-with-drama books. Don’t miss it! ___________________________________________________________ Paolo Bacigalupi Paolo Bacigalupi is the 2011 Micheal L. Printz Award winner for his debut young adult novel, Ship Breaker. The sequel to … Continue reading

Len Vlahos – Rock Star!

Len Vlahos – Rock Star!

We think author Len Vlahos rocks. First of all, he’s joining us for Texas Teen Book Fest 2014 as part of the “Come on Feel the Noise” panel on music-themed books. Then there’s his debut novel, The Scar Boys, an unforgettable story about the power of punk rock for a burned and bullied teenager and … Continue reading

Our Favorite Banned Books

Our Favorite Banned Books

Here at the Teen Press Corps, we love all types of books and want everyone to decide which ones they will read for themselves. However, not everyone feels that way. What we wonder is, if you take away one book, what are the chances that you will take another? Anyhow, here are some of our … Continue reading

#TTBF14 Panel: Growing Up & Other Natural Disasters

#TTBF14 Panel: Growing Up & Other Natural Disasters

~Post by Kendall ______________________ Andrew Smith Andrew Smith is the award-winning author of several Young Adult novels, including the critically acclaimed Winger and The Marbury Lens. He is a native-born Californian who spent most of his formative years traveling the world. He has published numerous short stories and articles. He lives in Southern California. Andrew … Continue reading

New YA Books! – 9/23/14

New YA Books! – 9/23/14

Another week into fall and we are still getting fantastic new books that we can’t wait to read! Still to come this fall are new releases from Texas Teen Book Fest authors like Marie Lu and Garth Nix. Speaking of which, we finally got Texas Teen Book Festival author Scott Westerfeld’s new book, Afterworlds. This … Continue reading

Kiss Of Broken Glass: I Loved It!

Kiss Of Broken Glass: I Loved It!

  Title: Kiss of Broken Glass Author: Madeleine Kuderick Release Date: 9/01/14 Reviewed by: Miriam Kenna is just another girl trying to fit in, but she does so by cutting herself. At first, it was just once or twice a week, but soon it grew into the only thing she could think about. Just like … Continue reading

What We’re Looking Forward To

What We’re Looking Forward To

EMILY I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson I stumbled across this book on a website and immediately decided I had to have it! I can’t wait to read this amazing contemporary young adult book!   WILLA The Young Elites by Marie Lu This will be my first book by Marie Lu and I … Continue reading

New YA Releases!

New YA Releases!

It’s exciting around here! A few weeks ago, the books coming out this fall starting appearing at the store, and every week, we have gotten more and more fantastic new books that we can’t wait to read! Each week, we’ll be recapping the new releases so you don’t miss a thing. Still to come this … Continue reading

#TTBF14 Panel: Come On, Feel The Noise

#TTBF14 Panel: Come On, Feel The Noise

~ Post by Adrienne & Miriam  __________________________________________________ Len Vlahos  Len Vlahos, author of The Scar Boys, is coming to Austin! I remember when I first read the book. I was shocked at how fluid, gripping, and touching his writing style was. The Scar Boys is the tale of a boy who, in eighth grade, got tied to … Continue reading

Visit The Set of The 5th Wave Movie!

Visit The Set of The 5th Wave Movie!

The Infinite Sea, the highly-anticipated follow-up to Rick Yancey’s blockbuster bestseller, The Fifth Wave, is on our shelves today! SONY is marking the occasion with a sweepstakes to send one lucky fan to the set of The 5th Wave movie! Here’s What You Have To Do To Enter:  Follow @5thWaveMovie on Twitter and Instagram and share a selfie with … Continue reading

#TTBF14: Lunch Time Conversation

#TTBF14: Lunch Time Conversation

Even during lunchtime, the fun never stops at the Texas Teen Book Festival!!! In the middle of all that excitement on October 18th, Andrew Smith and A.S. King will appear in conversation about their new books, Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future (A.S. King) and 100 Sideways Miles (Andrew Smith). They might even be discussing how Sony … Continue reading