Showing posts from September 29, 2013

October 5th-Star Wars Reading Day!

Courtesy of What is Star Wars Reads Day? Star Wars Reads Day is an international event that celebrates reading and Star Wars. It was launched in 2012 by Lucasfilm and its publishing partners--Abrams, Chronicle Books, Dark Horse, Del Rey, DK Publishing, Klutz, Random House Audio, Scholastic, and Workman. This year, we're excited to have Quirk Books participating as well. How can I hold a Star Wars Reads event at my library/bookstore/school? In 2012, we had over 1200 events at schools, libraries and bookstores across America. In 2013, we're changing the rules to make the experience even better. First, this year you don't have to sign up! In 2013, any bookstore, library or school around the world can hold a Star Wars Reads Day event. Put the date (Saturday, October 5th) on your calendar and start planning and promoting an out-of-the-world event. (Schools and school libraries are encouraged to hold their events on Friday, October 4th). As

Top 10 Book Trailers

Okay fellow readers and lovers of YA Literature. Below are some GREAT book trailers courtesy of The Christian Science Monitors 1. "The School for Good and Evil," by Soman Chainani Sophie is determined to follow in the footsteps of the School of Good alums like Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Snow White. Her best friend, Agatha, has a mean black cat and is a shoe-in for the School for Evil. But what happens when they find their positions switched? The trailer has great, fast-paced animation paired with intense music, I actually wish this novel by screenwriter Soman Chainani was a movie now. Check it out! 2. "My Life Undecided," by Jessica Brody Brooklyn Pierce, age 15, has given up. Since she can't ever seem to make the right decision, she's leaving it all up to a vote. That's right, she's leaving EVERYTHING up to a vote. A very cute trailer was put together showing some of the things that Brooklyn has gone through. Her bad decisions give vi