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Illustrate the First Chapter of Suzanne Collins’ ‘Catching Fire’

Are you inspired by Suzanne Collins‘ Hunger Games trilogy?

The series’ official Facebook page features a contest encouraging fans to illustrate the first chapter of Catching Fire.

You can use movie photos, screenshots from the trailer and GIFs to create “eye-popping multimedia experience inspired by the words on the page.” Winning submissions  will be showcased on Facebook. The contest ends on June 14th.

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.

John Rocco’s ‘Blackout’ Optioned for Live-Action Adaptation

Fox 2000 has optioned the film rights to John Rocco‘s Caldecott Honor-winning picture book, Blackout. The movie studio plans to adapt this work into a live-action movie.

According to Deadline, Rocco will serve as an executive producer along with Ivana Schecter-GarciaHow To Train Your Dragon screenwriter Will Davies will write the script.

Here’s more from the article: ”Rocco’s bestselling book follows a young New York City family, disconnected from each other by their obsessive everyday use of technology, who are separated during a New York City blackout and must find their way back to each other–literally and figuratively–in order to reconnect as a family.”

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Rick Riordan Reveals Title & Cover for Final ‘Kane Chronicles’ Book

In an interview with NBC’s Rock Center with Brian Williams, author Rick Riordan revealed the final book in The Kane Chronicles will be titled The Serpent’s Shadow.

The new novel will be released on May 1st. According to Business Wire, Disney plans to run two million copies in the first printing. Follow this link to read a short excerpt from The Serpent’s Shadow.

We’ve embedded the cover above–what do you think? Riordan declared this piece to be his favorite of the three Kane covers. It was created by Brooklyn-based illustrator John Rocco who has designed all the covers for The Percy Jackson series, The Heroes of Olympus series and The Kane Chronicles.

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Katherine Paterson to Release ‘The Flint Heart’

Katherine Paterson, author of Bridge to Terabithia (1977) and the current National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, has written a new middle-grade novel called The Flint Heart. The 304-page book has been “freely abridged” from Eden Phillpotts‘ 1910 fantasy.

It will be released on September 27th. John Paterson Sr. worked on this title with his wife. The two have collaborated on several book projects in the past including Blueberries for the Queen (2004).

The trailer embedded above offers a glimpse into the book’s illustrations. John Rocco, known for creating the covers of Rick Riordan‘s Percy Jackson series, illustrated the book. According to the release, Bedrock Studios and Arcady Bay Entertainment have already snatched up The Flint Heart for a feature film adaptation.

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Rick Riordan Shares Secrets About Next Percy Jackson Book

Percy Jackson author Rick Riordan headlined a charity reading event with Maximum Ride author James Patterson last night. Riordan revealed secrets from the next installment of the The Heroes of Olympus series, The Son of Neptune.

Percy Jackson will definitely be back, along with Tyson the Cyclops, Grover Underwood, three new demigods, and a bulletproof elephant. He added: “there are other reasons besides Percy that the book is called The Son of Neptune.”

Follow this PDF link for a sneak peek of The Son of Neptune.

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