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inkpop Fundamentals: March 10, 2011

Posted by cat eyes & skinny jeans on March 10, 2011

New YA trilogy from authors Siobhan Vivian and Jenny Han Authors Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian have both received acclaim for their contributions to the YA literary world over the years (Vivian for Not That Kind of Girl and Han for the Summer Trilogy); now the two authors are joining forces for a YA trilogy – the first of which will be released in fall of 2012, followed by the second and third titles in fall of 2013 and 2014. “The trilogy revolves around three very different girls who find common ground and team to seek revenge on those who have wronged them. Along the way the girls discover a supernatural secret that explains how and why they were brought together.” Cynopsis.

Shel Silverstein…posthumously published Due to his death in 1999, you may have thought that further poetry collections from author Shel Silverstein (whom penned the wildly popular and award-winning collections Where the Sidewalk Ends and A Light in the Attic) were out of the question…you’d be wrong. Come September 20, 2011, HarperCollins will be publishing Every Thing on It – a posthumous poetry collection from Silverstein. “ With more than one hundred and thirty never-before-seen poems and drawings completed by the cherished American artist and selected by his family from his archives, this collection will follow in the tradition and format of his acclaimed poetry classics.” MediaBistro.

‘Archie Babies’! Since his debut in December of 1941, teenager Archie Andrews and his pals – Betty Cooper, Reggie Mantle, Jughead Jones, and Veronica Lodge – have been fixtures on the comic book scene. We’ve watched Betty and Veronica battle over Archie’s affections, Jughead devour hundreds of thousands of tasty treats, and Reggie think up various get-rich-quick schemes. Now, writer Mike Kunkel and artist Art Mawhinney are taking fans back to the beginning in The Archie Babies, a graphic novel that will hit stores on June 22, 2011. “ See it all happen from the sandbox to the jungle gym as Baby Archie meets Baby Betty and Baby Veronica. Watch the friendship grow between Baby Archie and Baby Jughead. It’s every bit of the Archie fun you’ve come to expect in a cuter and smaller package.” GalleyCat.

Over to you…will you be reading the Vivian/Han YA trilogy when it hits bookstores? Are you a Shel Silverstein fan? On a scale of 1 to 10, how excited are you for the release of Every Thing on It? Are you an Archie fan? What new surprises do you think The Archie Babies will shed on the Archie series as a whole?

Share your thoughts in the comments section!

Erika (aka inkpoperika)

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