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We are SO ready for the virtual #YALLStayHome festival and all the giveaways, panels, and fun it entails! Scroll down to see what’s happening at the Penguin Teen virtual booth this weekend.







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Enter for a chance to win an E-ARC of one of six hotly anticipated 2020 titles!

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Enter to win our book club picks, Something Happened to Ali Greenleaf by Hayley Krischer and How It All Blew Up by Arvin Ahmadi!


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Enter to win an E-ARC bundle of two of 2021’s most anticipated titles, House of Hollow by Krystal M. Sutherland and A Taste for Love by Jennifer Yen!

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9:00 AM PDT

YALLStayHome Preview Live Show + Special Guest!

Penguin Teen Live Chat!

Join Penguin Teen @penguinteen on Instagram Live for YALLStayHome preview chat with special guest Arvin Ahmadi!


10:00 AM PDT

Opening Ceremony + Teanote AM Keynote

Festival Founders, Melissa de la Cruz & Margaret Stohl, open the festival and talk all things Little Women. They will be joined by longtime friend Raphael Simon AKA Pseudonymous Bosch (who furtively read Little Women in fourth grade, hidden under the cover of a Jack London book) as moderator of the keynote.

Click here to register and read an excerpt of their new book Jo & Laurie here!



11:00 AM PDT

Creativity in the Time of Corona

Authors have been working from home in pajamas for centuries. Who better to give some insight to the rest of us stuck at home?

Moderated by Nicola Yoon with Alexandra Bracken, Simone Elkeles, Sarah Enni, Sam Maggs, and David Yoon

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12:00 PM PDT

Modern Magic Worldbuilding

In 2020, where do you begin and what do you steal from the real world, especially when the real world is a garbage fire?

Moderated by Ransom Riggs with Melissa Albert, Adalyn Grace, Francesca Flores, Frances Hardinge, Margaret Rogerson, and Tracy Wolff

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9:00 AM PDT

Super Fake Love Song Live Show with David Yoon!

Penguin Teen Live Chat!

Tune in (no pun intended) on Instagram Live @penguinteen for the Super Fake Love Song Music Master Showdown!


1:00 PM PDT

Worldbuilding Beyond Wikipedia

GIVEAWAY: Early excerpt of THE DAMNED

How do you do the research to write historical fiction, and when do you have to let the history books go and start your own world building?

Moderated by Roshani Chokshi with Renée Ahdieh, Gwenda Bond, Jennifer Donnelly, Marie Lu, and Bethany C. Morrow

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4:00 PM PDT

Writing Empathy

GIVEAWAY: 15 Finished Copies of A Breath Too Late by Rocky Callen

Authors discuss the process of writing inclusively, empathetically, and generally creating a character who is also a person.

Moderated by Tahereh Mafi with Kacen Callender, Dhonielle Clayton, Charlotte Nicole Davis, Tehlor Kay Mejia, Zan Romanoff, and Adam Silvera

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Psst! Start reading LOOK by Zan Romanoff here after you catch the panel!




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BookConline with Penguin Teen!

We are SO excited to celebrate the virtual #BookConline festival this weekend. Join in for giveaways, panels, games and more! Scroll down to see what’s happening at the Penguin Teen virtual booth and make sure you don’t miss out on anything awesome!   Psst! Don’t forget to visit the virtual bookstore and get your new reads … Continued
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Every Book Hitting Shelves in May!

It MAY be a very good month for books. Here’s what to look forward to!   5/5: Forged in Fire and Stars by Andrea Robertson – Games of Thrones meets An Ember in the Ashes in this action-packed fantasy from the internationally bestselling author of the Nightshade series.   5/5: How It Feels to Float by Helena Fox – A stunningly gorgeous and deeply … Continued
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What to know about the BookCon Read-A-Thon

The first-ever BookCon Read-A-Thon online is happening. Make sure you tune in this Saturday, April 11th to see some of YA’s most beloved authors do readings, panels, and more. Join the virtual event here and scroll down to see the Penguin Teen lineup!     2:30pm-2:45pm Marie Lu, The Kingdom of Back Two siblings. Two brilliant talents. But only … Continued
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Join Penguin Teen Trivia Night!

Joining us for Penguin Teen Trivia Night? Here’s how! Where is it happening? Join trivia night by clicking here!   When is it happening? Saturday, 5/30! What time does it start? 7PM EST/4pm PST!    Can I pick my own nickname for the game? Sorry, the nicknames are assigned automatically. But you can refresh your browser … Continued
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Cover Reveal: WATCH OVER ME by Nina LaCour

The cover for Watch Over Me by Nina LaCour is here and it’s STUNNING. Scroll down to read a bit about the book, coming September 15, 2020. Cover artist: Pippa Young   About the book Nina LaCour delivers another emotional knockout with Watch Over Me, the hotly-anticipated follow-up to the Printz Award-winning We Are Okay.  Mila is used to … Continued
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Every Book Hitting Shelves in April!

April is almost here, and she’s bringing books!   4/7: The Best Laid Plans by Cameron Lund – High school senior Keely Collins takes on firsts, lasts, and everything in between in this sweet, sex-positive rom-com for fans of Meg Cabot and Jenny Han.   4/7: Holding on to You by Ash Parsons – A gripping and … Continued
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Join us for the Pocket Change Collective Launch Event!

You’re invited! Come celebrate the release of the Pocket Change Collective series and join authors Kimberly Drew, Adam Eli, Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, and Alok Vaid-Menon for the virtual launch party! With live conversations, fan Q&A, special guest appearances and more – this event is not to be missed. WHEN: Tuesday June 2, 2020 TIME: 7pm Eastern/4pm Pacific WHERE: YouTube/PenguinTeenBooks HOW: … Continued
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The Beautiful Read-Along!

Join us for The Beautiful Read-Along! From May 3-30th we’ll be diving into the mysterious streets of New Orleans crawling with vampires in Renée Ahdieh’s The Beautiful. Whether you’ve read it twice already or are picking it up for the first time, ALL are welcome to join. Tag along on Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #TheBeautifulBeDamned … Continued
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COVER REVEAL: How It All Blew Up by Arvin Ahmadi

How It All Blew Up by Arvin Ahmadi is coming to shelves this September and we need to talk about it. Because everyone else is already talking about it! Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda goes to Italy in Arvin Ahmadi’s newest incisive look at identity and what it means to find yourself by running away.    … Continued
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A Fantasy Reader’s Guide to 2020

Welcome to your guide to all the awesome fantasy reads that have hit shelves thus far and which ones to keep a close eye out for later this year!   The Queen’s Assassin by Melissa de la Cruz Caledon Holt is the kingdom’s deadliest weapon. No one alive can best him in speed, strength, or … Continued
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