Category Archives: Features

Apps We Love: Color Splash

“Color Splash” is one of my go-to apps for photo editing. With the touch of your finger, you can isolate the color in a photo to a single object. It is a unique way to create focus and drama. Navigating … Continue reading

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Apps We Love: Machinarium

One of my all-time favorite apps is the brain-teasing game “Machinarium.”  I downloaded this app to my iPad and was instantly impressed by the stunning graphics and level of detail. Created by Amanita Design, this puzzle game takes you through a … Continue reading

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Homemade Holiday Gift Ideas

Perhaps the most meaningful gifts are those lovingly made by hand. They are as unique and special as the friend they are intended for. There’s also no denying that homemade gifts are also kind on your wallet. You can create … Continue reading

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Polly Shulman: Advice for Young Writers

Today we conclude our interview series with Polly Shulman, author of the Truman Award-nominated book, “The Grimm Legacy.” To read the first chapter online, be sure to visit Polly’s website at www.pollyshulman.com. For more great reading recommendations, don’t forget to … Continue reading

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Polly Shulman: Inspired by Fantasy

Our two favorite twins, Hayden and Garett Ballard, are back this week interviewing Polly Shulman, author of the Truman Award-nominated title, “The Grimm Legacy.” Polly has written about edible jellyfish, Egyptian tombs, infinity, blind dates, books, brains, centenarians, circuses, and … Continue reading

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DBRLTeen Author Exclusive: Polly Shulman

For the month of November, we have invited Polly Shulman, author of “The Grimm Legacy,” to join us for a discussion of her Truman Award-nominated title. In this book, Elizabeth feels like she doesn’t fit in with her stepfamily or … Continue reading

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April Henry on Writing, Books, and Spock

Today we wrap-up our three-part interview series with mystery writer April Henry. She is the author of the Truman Award-nominated title, “Girl, Stolen.” Many thanks to April for sharing her tremendous gifts as a writer as well as her wonderful … Continue reading

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April Henry: Kung Fu Mystery Maven

In celebration of Teen Read Week, we continue our interview series with YA author April Henry. Today, she talks with librarian Angela Scott about kung fu, corpses, and her next book, “The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die.” Best of … Continue reading

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DBRLTeen Author Exclusive: April Henry

In honor of Teen Read Week, the Daniel Boone Regional Library has invited mystery writer April Henry to join us as a guest blogger. She is an award-winning author who has written over a dozen mysteries and thrillers for teens … Continue reading

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2012 Gateway & Truman Award Winners

For the greater part of the school year, DBRLTeen has focused on providing blog readers with our personal reviews of this year’s Gateway and Truman Award nominees. Last night, this year’s winners were announced at the Missouri Association for School … Continue reading

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