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  • When Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs came out, we made these adorable Valentines inspired by photos in the book. And now that Hollow City is out and about, we decided to do it again. Just for you, Quirk fans. 

    Check out two more Valentines, after the jump. Feel free to send them off to your friends, or share them on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and/or Tumblr! Enjoy!

  • Update! So we're reposting this and giving this a bump up to the homepage. Because we really love sending books to teachers and schoo librarians! So feel free to request a copy, and we'll send them your way. 

    The second book in Steve Hockensmith and Science Bob's Nick & Tesla series hits stores everywhere this month, and we're just thrilled.

    I mean, the first book was an Amazon Book of the Month, the website for the series looks great, and Science Bob created some fantastic videos to promote the book. You can check out a whole bunch of them here, on the series website

    Having published the first installment in our Lovecraft Middle School series in 2012, Nick & Tesla is our second venture into publishing middle grade books. Last year, we gave away copies of Professor Gargoyle and the first Nick & Tesla book, and we're doing it again.

    So! If you're a teacher looking for some new books for your classroom library, go ahead and email me (eric@quirkbooks.com) with your details. I'll send you a free copy of Nick & Tesla, Professor Gargoyle, and a bundle of posters to share with your students. 

    Hope to hear from you soon, teachers! 

  • After starring in the ABC Family television series The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Shailene Woodley has continued to star in several book-to-movie adaptations including Tim Tharp's The Spectacular Now and Kaui Hart Hemmings's The Descendants.

  • Have you ever taken a good, close look at Middle Grade fiction? And in that close look, have you noticed that most of the protagonists are orphans? Yes, some may live with grandmothers or uncles, or the main story takes place in a school far from home – but even then, the parents are noticeably absent. Dead, disappeared, out of the picture, gone.

    Why is that?

  • (Image via flickr)

    Sharing books with your kids is one of the greatest joys of parenting—but that doesn't mean it's always easy. It's hard to show off the magic of the written word when there's all kinds of fun toys and screens lying just out of reach. Here are six ideas to liven up story time and make your kiddos into budding bookworms.

  • (image via flickr)

    It's official: Hollywood has turned to Young Adult books for movie magic inspiration. The large fanbase for these books provides an opportunity to bring new stars in the limelight, make big bucks, and show off new special effects. After the explosion and mania of Harry Potter and Twilight took hold, followed by The Hunger Games, Beautiful Creatures, Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, Divergent, The Maze Runner, The Book Thief, and The Fault in Our Stars.

    As a fan of several of these books, I’m equally thrilled and anxious to see the result when I walk into the theater. More often than not, the fans of the books enjoy the film adaptation, but movie reviewers don't—always—and poor reviews can stop or stall future productions (Looking at you, Mortal Instruments.

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