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1. Author Charlie Jane Anders Gives Ted Talk

All the Birds in the Sky author Charlie Jane Anders gave a talk at the TEDxHarvardCollege conference to discuss this question: “Do nature and human ingenuity have to be in opposition?”

Anders focused her talk on how science and nature intertwine. She also discussed her work as a science fiction writer.

We’ve embedded the full presentation in the video above—what do you think? In the past, several authors have spoken on the TED stage including Newbery Medalist Linda Sue Park, young adult novelist John Green, and Big Magic author Elizabeth Gilbert. (via Tor.com)

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2. John Green on Gift Giving for Bibliophiles

Having trouble tracking down the right gifts for the bibliophiles in your life? In the video embedded above, The Fault in Our Stars author John Green shares his choices for a “book giving guide for the holidays.”

Green named titles from a variety of different genres including Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates, Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña, and Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson. For more recommendations from Green, follow these links to watch his Vlogbrothers videos on “18 great books you probably haven’t read” and “a gift giving guide for nerdfightastic readers.”

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3. Fifty Shades of Grey Claims No. 1 Spot on the Google Play ‘Books of the Year’ List

google_play_logoWhat were the most popular books at the Google Play store this year? The data team crunched the numbers and announced that E.L. James claimed the number one spot.

In total, James captured five slots on this year’s list. Some of the other titles on the list include Paper Towns by John Green, Allegiant by Veronica Roth, and The Giver by Lois Lowry.

James, Green, and Roth were all featured on the 2014 list. Below, we’ve collected free samples of all the books from the 2015 top ten for your reading pleasure.

1. Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James

2. Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian by E.L. James

3. Fifty Shades Darker by E.L. James

4. Fifty Shades Freed by E.L. James

5. American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History by Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen, and Jim DeFelice

6. The Girl on the Train: A Novel by by Paula Hawkins

7. Gone Girl: A Novel by Gillian Flynn

8. The Martian: A Novel by Andy Weir

9. Fifty Shades Trilogy Bundle by E.L. James

10. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

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4. Linda Sue Park on the Super Powers of Children’s Books

Newbery Medalist Linda Sue Park gave a talk at the TEDxBeaconStreet conference to discuss this question: “Can a Children’s Book Change the World?”

Park focused her talk on how children’s books help young readers to learn empathy. We’ve embedded the full presentation in the video above—what do you think?

In the past, several children’s books authors have spoken on the TED stage including Paper Towns author John Green, Lunch Lady series creator Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Extra Yarn writer Mac Barnett, and The Raven Cycle series author Maggie Stiefvater. What is your favorite book from childhood?

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5. David Levithan and Nina LaCour Collaborate on a New Book

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6. John Green and Maggie Stiefvater to Face Off in Charity Car Race

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7. TED-Ed Team Unveils Summer Reading List for Young Readers

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8. John Green Responds to Casting Requests

JohnGreen304Throughout his lifetime, John Green has juggled many roles including young adult author, video blogger, and entrepreneur. Thanks to the Paper Towns film adaptation, he adds the title of “executive producer” to his résumé.

One job that Green has never tackled is “casting director.” Despite this fact, many of his fans have been hounding him about possible actors and actresses to star in the Looking for Alaska movie.

Green has responded to these rabid requests through his social media channels with this retort: “I. Do. Not. Cast. Movie. Adaptations. Of. My. Books. I am not a casting director. Please stop threatening to kill me.” Below, we’ve collected Green’s Twitter messages in a Storify post.

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9. Review: Paper Towns by John Green

With the infamous John Green’s Paper Towns movie releasing so soon (July 16th! So close! Cue ecstatic excitement!), how about we take a small peek at the book?! I read The Fault in Our Stars first and fell completely in love with the way John Green mashes humour and angst together. Relatable? I think yes. And, pfft, you […]

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10. John Green Shares Summer Reading List

John Green BookCon (GalleyCat)Paper Towns author John Green shared his choices for a summer reading list. According to Entertainment Weekly, he was asked about his preferences during a panel at BookCon 2015.

Green (pictured, via) named Sarah Dessen’s Saint Anything and M.T. Anderson’s Symphony for the City of the Dead as two titles he is “looking forward to reading.” For him, the characteristic that defines a good beach read is a book “that’s pretty page turn-y.”

Fans who are eager to see the film adaptation of Green’s young adult novel should know that it does not faithfully follow the book. USA Today reports that the panelists admitted that “the film does take some liberties with the story.” Director Jake Schreier also revealed that a cameo featuring Green has been included in the final cut.

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11. New Paper Towns Trailer Unveiled

Twentieth Century Fox has unveiled a new trailer for the Paper Towns movie. The video embedded above offers glimpses of actors Nat WolffCara DelevingneAustin Abrams, Halston Sage, and Justice Smith.

Not too long ago, executive producer and author John Green shot a video to share his thoughts on film adaptations and posted it on the VlogBrothers YouTube channel. The Paper Towns film adaptation is scheduled to hit theaters on July 24th. (via John Green’s Facebook Page)

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12. John Green Contributes to the Indy Writes Anthology

Indy Writes (GalleyCat)The Indy Reads, an Indianapolis-based literacy organization, has compiled an anthology called the Indy Writes Book.

According to the press release, M. Travis DiNicola and Zach Roth served as the editors for this project. All of the pieces were created by local authors; one of the writers who became involved with this project is John Green.

The full list of contributors include John David Anderson, Victoria Barrett, Frank Bill, Ray Boomhower, Mary Susan Buhner, Lorene Burkhart, Michael Dahlie, Cathy Day, Carol Faenzi, Terence Faherty, John Green, Lou Harry, Liza Hyatt, Angela Jackson-Brown, Lyn Jones, Jeff Knurek & David Hoyt, Karen Kovacik, Norbert Krapf, Bonnie Maurer, Susan Neville, Will Shortz, Barb Shoup, Amy Sorrells, Gordon Strain & Dianne Moneypenny, Larry Sweazy, Dan Wakefield, and Ben Winters. All of the proceeds generated from book sales will go on to benefit the Indy Reads’ adult literacy programs in Central Indiana.

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13. John Green Explores What it Means to Be Human

John Green has been pondering this question: What Does It Mean to Be Human? In the video embedded above, Green reveals that he has been trying to write a novel about “how we define personhood.” The video itself was submitted to Bill Gates’ “Big History Project” contest; the winner will receive $5,000 and a contract to make three more videos.

It has been more than three years since the release of The Fault in Our Stars book. Since that time, it seems that Green has mostly been focused on advocating for charity causes, creating video content on a number of YouTube channels, and working on film adaptations based on his books. Are you curious about Green’s work-in-progress fiction story?

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14. Sam Bruno’s ‘Search Party’ Is First Song Off Paper Towns Soundtrack

Sam Bruno has unleashed a single from the Paper Towns movie soundtrack. The video embedded above contains the full track, “Search Party.”

According to BuzzFeed, some of the other artists being featured on the album include Vampire Weekend, The Mountain Goats and Nat & Alex Wolff. Click on these links to watch the first, second, and third film trailers.

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15. Rebecca Thomas to Direct the Looking For Alaska Movie

Looking For Alaska 10th AnniversaryParamount Pictures has chosen Rebecca Thomas to serve as the director of the Looking For Alaska adaptation. According to The Hollywood ReporterScott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, the screenwriting duo behind The Fault in Our Stars and Paper Towns films, will return to write the script for this project.

John Green, the author behind this popular young adult novel, confirmed the news about Thomas’ hiring with an announcement on his social media pages. Recently, he wrote a blog post detailing the complicated relationship he has with the idea of a Looking For Alaska movie because “the story is so personal and I know it’s also an important story to lots of readers.”

Here’s more from Deadline.com: “The protagonist of the novel is Miles ‘Pudge’ Halter, who leaves his boring life behind, heads off to the Culver Creek Boarding School, and finds adventure and some danger because of his new friend Alaska Young, a gorgeous, funny, sexy and self-destructive catalyst for a life change in a daring new direction. After the outsized gross of The Fault In Our Stars and the buzz on the upcoming Nat Wolff-Cara Delevingne-starrer Paper Towns, Green’s young-adult allure has made him as bankable an author as there is right now.” (via Variety.com)

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16. John Green on Why He Hasn’t Published a New Book

John Green TFIOSAs of late, John Green seems to be devoting his efforts to various YouTube series, film adaptations based on his young adult novels, and charity projects. Given this busy schedule, many fans have been wondering about when he will publish a new book.

Entertainment Weekly reports that Green explained in a recent Reddit AMA session that he doesn’t “want to publish until I’ve written something I can feel proud of. That hasn’t happened yet. Hopefully I’ll make more progress soon.”

Earlier this month, Green shot a vlog discussing what it means to be human. In that video, he revealed that he had been working on a novel about “how we define personhood.” At the moment, the PEN / Faulkner Foundation is hosting an auction and one of the items is to have your name appear as a character in an upcoming John Green novel. Over on Twitter, the author pledges not to kill off this character, but he “can’t promise when the book will be finished.”

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17. Best Selling Young Adult Books | July 2015

This month, the award-winning classic Hatchet, by Gary Paulsen, is The Children’s Book Review’s best selling young adult book.

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18. John Green Lands First-Look Producing Deal With Fox 2000

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19. #PaperTownsMovie

Since Paper Towns--The Movie--comes to theaters tomorrow, I thought today was a great day to share the fun we had at #PaperTownsOH last week.  Lots of John Green fans in Ohio!

The crowd was a big one and according to twitter, fans began arriving at 5 a.m. to get a spot in line!  The line looked to be a fun place. John Green even had 50 pizzas delivered to the crowd which was hugely appreciated since many had been standing in line for hours. 

My daughter has always been a huge John Green/Paper Towns fan. She has the original book and heard John Green at Cover to Cover when it was released a while back. It was extra fun for her to have her book signed a 2nd time by John Green!

Thanks to Cover to Cover and Penguin Random House, we got tickets without having to stand in line.  We had great seats and had a chance to go backstage to meet everyone afterwards.  It was quite the treat.  Here we are with John (Penguin Random House), Laura (Beth's sister), Beth (Cover to Cover).

We got a sneak peek at 19 minutes of the movie (which looks to be spectacular!) and we got to hear from John Green and the actors/actresses in the movie. It was great fun with lots of screaming fans, of course!

John Green!!

The stars of the movie!

A signed Paper Towns poster!

Looking forward to seeing the movie!

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20. John Green Gives TED Talk On Internet Educational Resources

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21. Paper Towns Leads the iBooks Bestsellers List

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22. Best Selling Young Adult Books | May 2015

With so many strong novels on this list, a lot remains the same on our hand-picked list from the Best Selling Young Adult list.

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23. John Green Delivers Speech at Brandcast 2015

The Fault in Our Stars author John Green delivered a speech at YouTube’s Brandcast conference.

The video embedded above features Green talking about the impact that YouTube has had on his careers as a writer and a video content creator. He encourages advertisers to devote less of their focus on attracting eyeballs.

Green has posted the piece in its entirety on The Huffington Post. Here’s an excerpt: “I can say ‘Our videos have been viewed more than a billion times’ and it sounds impressive, but it’s not actually an important number to me. I don’t care how many people watch or read something I make. I care how many people love what I make.” (via TechCrunch.com)

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24. John Green Talks About Adaptations

Are you excited for the Paper Towns film? In the video embedded above, author and executive producer John Green offers his opinion on adaptation projects and shares a few spoilers about the movie.

According to Green’s website, he became interested in \"the weird cartographic phenomenon of paper towns\" during his college years. Click on these links to watch the official film trailer and a behind-the-scenes video on the set of the Paper Towns movie.

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25. New Paper Towns Movie Trailer Unleashed

Twentieth Century Fox has unleashed a new trailer for the Paper Towns movie. The video embedded above offers glimpses of actor Nat Wolff in the lead role of Quentin Jacobsen and actress Cara Delevingne as his love interest Margo Roth Spiegelman.

Not too long ago, executive producer and author John Green shot a video to share his thoughts on film adaptations and posted it on the VlogBrothers YouTube channel. Paper Towns will hit theaters on July 24th. (via TIME.com)

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