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City of Bones movie set to release August 23, 2013

It's official - Sony really is going to make movies out of The Mortal Instruments series, with the first one hitting theaters next August.  Find out more about the movie here.  Lilly Collins will be playing Clary, but no one has been picked for Jace yet.  Who would you choose?

If you haven't read the books yet, now is a good time to start!  They're action-packed stories full of demons, werewolves, vampires, and even some romance.  Also check out the prequel series The Infernal Devices.

The Mortal Instruments:

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Recommended Reading: St. Patrick's Day

This weekend is St. Patrick's day which means that everybody gets to share in the luck o' the Irish for one great day.  And just like you never want to be caught not wearing green on St. Patty's day, you never want to be stuck without something good to read.  So, indulge your inner leprechaun and check out one of these books set in Ireland! 

 

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Jan Berenstain passes away

View full imageThe beloved co-creator of the Berenstain Bears, Jan Berenstain, has passed away at the age of 88.  She and her husband Stan wrote hundreds of books for children featuring the beloved bears.  Their son, Mike Berenstain, plans to continue writing and illustrating future Berenstain Bears books.

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Books About Space

Fifty years ago today, John Glenn became the first American to orbit Earth in the space capsule Friendship 7.  To   celebrate that historic event, take a look at some of these picture books about space.

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YA Staff Picks on Pinterest

We've added more YA Staff favorites to our Pinterest page.  These books, both old and new, are ones that we've recently read and loved.  We hope you like them too!

Each book links back to our website, so if you're interested in checking it out all you need to do is click on the image of the book cover.

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