Here's a way to win YA books from December 1 - December 12. Keep it for yourself or give it away as a gift. Click below for details: 


Click below to see when young adults prefer reading to watching TV.



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Click on the video below to learn about a girl who believes reading matters: 

Click the picture below to read an  interview of Mattie, teen reader.

You've probably heard your parents and teachers talk about the importance of reading. Guess what? They're right. Experts say that early and frequent reading helps students perform better in school. Even if you prefer math and science, reading will help you in those areas, too. 

If books aren't your favorite thing, then wander into your library or bookstore and browse around. Select books that fit your personality. Before long, you'll have a whole new appreciation for reading. But, if reading feels particularly difficult, let a teacher or a parent know so that you can find ways to make reading more enjoyable. When you find a great book, don't be shy about sharing it with us in the blog area or on the Contact page.