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David Levithan to release musical-novel spinoff to 'Will Grayson, Will Grayson'

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Jazz hands at the ready!

Tiny Cooper, described as “the world’s largest person who is really, really gay,” stole our hearts when he debuted in Will Grayson, Will Grayson, the 2010 YA novel co-written by The Fault in Our Stars author John Green and Every Day author David Levithan. Four years later, Levithan is giving us a closer, more razzle-dazzle glimpse at the larger-than-life character with the full script of the musical Tiny was working on in Will Grayson. So meta!

Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story (March 2015) will tell of Tiny’s birth up to his ongoing quest for true love, complete with “big, lively, belty” musical numbers. We talked to David Levithan about what exactly a “musical-novel, novel-musical” entails and how he pulled it off. READ FULL STORY

See the cover of David Levithan's 'Every Day' follow-up 'Two Boys Kissing' -- EXCLUSIVE

Readers, we cannot describe how excited we are for Two Boys Kissing, David Levithan’s follow-up to Every Day. Let’s just say it involves many exclamation points and maybe even a little fangirl squealing. Alas, Two Boys Kissing, which centers around two teenage boys who attempt to break the Guinness World Record for longest kiss, is still months away from publication, but fortunately we’ve got an exclusive peak at the beautiful cover, which surprisingly features… two boys kissing! Check it out below, then read our interview with Levithan. READ FULL STORY

David Levithan's A from 'Every Day' takes over Twitter -- EXCLUSIVE

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If you follow Random House Kids on Twitter, you may have noticed the unusual hashtag “Aforaday” yesterday. To ring in 2013, A—the protagonist of David Levithan’s Every Day—took over @RandomHouseKids to offer his ruminations on the start life anew. Each hour, A posted his thoughts on new beginnings, a concept he’s very familiar with. If you missed any of the Tweets, check out the essay in full after the jump.  READ FULL STORY

Say hello to your friends! 'The Baby-sitters Club' gets an e-book rerelease -- EXCLUSIVE

This is so dibble, you guys.

Scholastic is announcing today that the first 20 books in the bestselling Baby-Sitters Club series will be rereleased in ebook form beginning Dec. 1. Each title will feature a classic cover illustration by Hodges Soileau, the artist who illustrated dozens of BSC novels. Additionally, the series’ Facebook page is debuting a new Facebook app, which will allow fans to preview new ebooks, see nostalgic memorabilia, and take quizzes — then retake those quizzes upon learning that the BSC member they’re most similar to is Mallory.

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See the cover for David Levithan and Andrea Cremer's 'Invisibility' -- EXCLUSIVE

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What happens when two of the best YA authors out there write a book together? Only good things. David Levithan (Nick and Norah’s Infinite PlaylistEvery Day) and Andrea Cremer (the Nightshade series) have joined forces for Invisibility, the story of an invisible boy who meets a girl that can see him, and we’ve got an exclusive first look at the cover.

Here’s the official description: “Stephen has been invisible for practically his whole life — because of a curse his grandfather, a powerful cursecaster, bestowed on Stephen’s mother before Stephen was born. So when Elizabeth moves to Stephen’s NYC apartment building from Minnesota, no one is more surprised than he is that she can see him. A budding romance ensues, and when Stephen confides in Elizabeth about his predicament, the two of them decide to dive headfirst into the secret world of cursecasters and spellseekers to figure out a way to break the curse. But things don’t go as planned, especially when Stephen’s grandfather arrives in town, taking his anger out on everyone he sees. In the end, Elizabeth and Stephen must decide how big of a sacrifice they’re willing to make for Stephen to become visible — because the answer could mean the difference between life and death. At least for Elizabeth.”

Check out the full cover after the jump. READ FULL STORY

Your favorite YA authors narrate 'Every Day' by David Levithan -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

My two favorite young-adult novels of the year so far — and two of my favorite novels of the year, period — are The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, and now Every Day by David Levithan, which hits shelves Aug. 28. On the surface, the two novels appear quite different: The Fault in Our Stars — widely known as #TFiOS on Twitter — centers on two teens fighting cancer; Every Day is told from the point of view of a teen named A who wakes up in a different body every morning. While Every Day has an out-there and fun paranormal twist, it’s every bit as relatable, wise, and believable as the best realistic teen fiction.

In the video below, A apparently has started hopping from one YA superstar’s body to another! Twenty-three of Levithan’s fellow authors, including Green, Libba Bray, Brian Selznick, and many more take turns telling A’s story. Check it out! READ FULL STORY

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