Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Newark Public Library Teens had an incredible time at this years Teen Book Festival.  Held at Nazareth College the festival welcomed teens to listen, talk, and receive autographs from some of the top teen authors of the year. If you missed the celebration you can click here to see a list of all the authors and books they've written you can stop by the library and check them out.  You can also start getting ready for the Teen Book Festival 2011 by going to the TBF website.     

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Last, but certainly not least....
we will be seeing

Martin Wilson

at the Teen Book Festival on Saturday!!!

Martin is the author of
What They Always Tell Us

Some fun facts about Martin are...

*He was an extra in the movie "Courage Under Fire"; you can just barely catch him in the background of a flashback scene

*He was an Eagle Scout; but he doesn't like the outdoors very much

*While he was in Scouts he was stung by a scorpion in his tent

*When he was little he ate poisonous berries... but was saved by chewing gum!

*Currently he lives in New York City and works as a publicist in the book publishing industry

*Martin enjoys listening to "cheesy" pop songs on his iPod

*He loves to exercise, jog, and watch tennis

For more information about Martin and his book visit his TBF webpage:
and his personal website:

Monday, May 10, 2010

Who else are we going to meet on SATURDAY at the Teen Book Festival?!?

Vivian Vande Velde

Vivian is the author of over fifteen novels for young adults. Some of these are...
All Hallows Eve
Now You See It
Never Trust a Dead Man
Remembering Raquel
Dragon's Bait
Witch Dreams
Magic Can Be Murder

Some fun facts about Vivian are...

*She was born in Rochester in 1951, and has lived there almost her entire life

*Her parents taught her to speak French before they taught her to speak English, but she had forgotten most of the French by the time she went to school so it wasn't all that helpful

*The first book she wrote was A Hidden Magic. She sent it to 33 different companies to get published, only 1 of them accepted!

*She had to have braces on her teeth twice

*In high school when she had to give speeches for class she would practice her speeches by reading them to her stuffed animals

To learn more about Vivian visit her TBF page:
or her personal web-page:

Thursday, May 06, 2010

The Teen Book Festival is NEXT WEEK!!!

Are you ready to meet author

Terry Trueman?!?

Terry is a very accomplished author of Young Adult literature. Several of his works are...

Stuck in Neutral
Sheehan: Heartbreak and Redemption
No Right Turn
Inside Out
Cruise Control
7 Days at the Hot Corner

Some interesting facts about Terry are...

*His son has cerebral palsy. His condition inspired Sheehan: Heartbreak and Redemption as well as Stuck in Neutral

*He lives in Spokane, Washington

*He rode a motorcycle for 44 years before getting into an accident. Since the accident he doesn't ride anymore.

*Even though he loved riding his motorcycle, he hates riding bicycles

*Dogs are his favorite animal

*He was born in 1947

For more information about Terry visit his page on the TBF website:
or his personal website:

Monday, May 03, 2010

Jennifer Smith

will be at the (quickly approaching!) Teen Book Festival!

Jennifer is the author of:
The Comeback Season
You Are Here

Some interesting facts about Jennifer are...

*She has a dog named Tater Tot

*She can (sort of) juggle

*Jennifer is totally obsessed with Harry Potter

*She likes to watch The Office, and Lost, and Grey's Anatomy

*For music, she likes to listen to: Bright Eyes, The Postal Service, The Shins, and, Arcade Fire

*She has lived in Scotland and Ireland

For more information about Jennifer, visit her TBF page:
or her MySpace page: