Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Anime Boston - this weekend!

Looking for something great to do this coming weekend? Well, I just found out that Anime Boston 2005, the annual convention of the New England Anime Society, is this weekend, April 29-May 1 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. There will be tons of programs, exhibits and movies for anime, manga and video game fans. Some of the things on the list are:

If any of you go, let me know how it is! I'd love to post a review here on the blog.

Saturday, April 23, 2005

YAB Meeting Next Tuesday

It's pretty much the end of April break....didn't that just fly by? I hope you all had a great week off!

The good news about going back to school, though, is that our next YAB meeting is just around the corner. We'll be meeting at our usual place and time (Activity Room, 4:30pm) this coming Tuesday, April 26. I get to share a fun email from Little, Brown & Co. books and, of course, there will be new books to peruse.

I hope to see you all there!

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

A Cure for Senioritis?

According to this story on Yahoo! News, the governors of some states are looking for a way to cure senioritis in American high school students. Their plan? Well, some of them want to change the way high school ends. A few states let students take college courses during their senior year of high school, making junior year the last "real" year of high school. Other states are increasing their graduation requirements, making students take tough courses even in their last semester of school. What do you think about it? Share your thoughts by posting a comment!

Awesome Website

Thanks to a pleasantly surprising email from Little, Brown & Co. Books (YAB members will find out more about this at our meeting next Tuesday), I have been introduced to a new website. If you're a fan of the Gossip Girl, A-List or The Clique books, then you definitely need to check out the Little, Brown & Co Teen Reads page. There are book reviews, sneak previews and contests. The page is also home to info about other awesome books such as James Patterson's Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment (did you know Fang has a blog?), and Nicole Standiford's The Dating Game.

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Author 411

A few months ago the Youth Advisory Board was chosen to be advance readers for Iain Lawrence's new book, The Convicts. As part of the "Author 411" program from Random House, we got free copies of the galley (pre-published book) and we had the opportunity to ask the author questions about the story, his research and writing in general. We just received answers to our questions, straight from Iain Lawrence himself. And the questions, along with questions from other teen book groups, are up on the Random House Author 411 website. Check out the answers (watch out, there are some plot spoilers!), and watch for The Convicts in the "New Books" section of the Teen Corner.

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

In Honor of Poetry Month

What famous poet are you? Take the quiz to find out!

Monday, April 04, 2005

National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month, so what better time is there to read a novel in verse? Check out the display in the Teen Corner of books that tell stories through poetry. Some of the awesome titles include:

Or, you could celebrate Poetry Month by signing up to get a "Poem a Day" from The Academy of American Poets.

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