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Sasha Pieterse, Vanessa Marano & More Share Favorite Books For Disney's 'Magic of Storytelling' Initiative

Sasha Pieterse, Vanessa Marano & More Share Favorite Books For Disney's 'Magic of Storytelling' Initiative

Sasha Pieterse, Vanessa Marano and all our fave Freeform stars teamed up for the best thing ever – BOOKS!

Katie Leclerc, Cierra Ramirez, Shay Mitchell, Emeraude Toubia, Katherine McNamara and Sherri Saum, plus Vanessa and Sasha picked up their fave books to pose for “Shelfies” to support the Magic of Storytelling campaign.

It aims to inspire families’ imaginations, cultivate a lifelong love of reading in kids, and bring books to underserved communities across the country.

Sasha showed off her fave, “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus” by Mo Willems, because she thinks “it’s really funny and cute for kids. It’s the type of book I loved to read when I was little.” So cute!

Shadowhunters star Emeraude picked “Mango, Abuela, and Me” by Meg Medina, because it reminds her of her grandmother. It’s a book she would want to read to her kids in the future.

TELL JJJ: What’s your favorite book of all time?

Psst, if you didn’t know, Disney and ABC have teamed up again with First Book, and are aiming to donate over one million books this year to the nonprofit, which provides new books to educators and organizations serving children from low-income families by the end of March!


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5 Other Books You'll Love If You Like 'Everything Everything'

5 Other Books You'll Love If You Like 'Everything Everything'

With the debut of the first trailer for Everything, Everything, JJJ got really inspired to pull out some of our favorite books.

In the vein of Nicola Yoon‘s novel, we picked out five other books that you might not have heard of to pick up and read asap!

Amandla Stenberg and Nick Robinson star in the big screen adaption.

The film centers on the unlikely love story of Maddy, a smart, curious and imaginative girl who due to an illness cannot leave the protection of the hermetically sealed environment within her house, and Olly, the boy next door who won’t let that stop them.

Click inside to see 5 Books Just Like ‘Everything Everything’ That You’ll Love…

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EXCLUSIVE: 'Descendants' Book Cover Reveal For 'Rise of The Isle of the Lost'!

EXCLUSIVE: 'Descendants' Book Cover Reveal For 'Rise of The Isle of the Lost'!

Book three is coming!!!

The book cover for “The Rise of the Isle of the Lost” is here and JJJ is exclusively debuting it!

Penned by our fave author Melissa de la Cruz, the next book in Disney’s Descendants, will be out on book shelves before you know it.

Here’s the “The Rise of the Isle of the Lost” summary: Mal’s nemesis Uma, daughter of Ursula, has now taken over the Isle. Learn the origin story of how their fierce rivalry all began during the events leading up to this summer’s Disney Channel Original Movie, Descendants 2.

Mal, Evie, Carlos, and Jay face their biggest challenge yet as a rotten villain from their past returns. They’ll have to do everything in their power—good and evil—to keep Auradon safe.

JJJ is so lucky to continue the tradition of revealing these book covers! You can see our past reveals for “The Isle Of the Lost” and “Return To the Isle of the Lost”.

“The Rise of the Isle of the Lost” will be out on May 23rd!

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Mark Twain's Previously Unknown Fairytale To Be Published as Children's Book This Fall

Mark Twain's Previously Unknown Fairytale To Be Published as Children's Book This Fall

We have a feeling that Mark Twain, who’s been dead for over 100 years, might be back on the bestseller’s list this year — and it’s all because of a new fairytale from the author called “The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine.”

The story, which started out as a bedtime story he told to his daughters, is about to be completed and published this coming fall, USA Today reports.

The basis for the book is 16 pages of handwritten notes Twain made after he told his young daughters a fairy tale one night while the family was staying in Paris.

“The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine” follows a young boy who eats the flower sprouted by a magical seed and gains the ability to talk to animals. From there, the boy and his new animal friends go off on a wild adventure to rescue a kidnapped prince.

Can’t wait to read it!

Social Media Star Connor Franta Announces Second Book 'Note to Self'

Social Media Star Connor Franta Announces Second Book 'Note to Self'

Connor Franta is writing another book!

If you remember, the 24-year-old social media star’s first book “A Work In Progress” was released in 2015 and spent over 16 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller list.

His second will be titled “Note to Self” and Connor will “talk about his battles with clinical depression, social anxiety, self-love and acceptance; his desire to maintain an authentic self in a highly-edited, share-obsessed culture; a severe struggle of love and loss; and his renewed efforts to be in the moment, with others and himself.”

“Note to Self” is now available for pre-order and will drop on April 18.


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JJJ Book Club: Sarah Cohen-Scali's 'Max' Book Cover Sparks Twitter Outrage

JJJ Book Club: Sarah Cohen-Scali's 'Max' Book Cover Sparks Twitter Outrage

There’s a saying that goes, “Never judge a book by it’s cover” — well, this book IS being judged and we’re pretty positive that it will make you judge too.

Moroccan-born French author Sarah Cohen-Scali‘s 2012 book “Max” is being translated into English for a release in North America — and avid book readers are just not thrilled or happy about the cover — in fact, they’re angry and pissed off.

The cover features a silhouetted fetus with a Nazi swastika on its’ arm — which is where the outrage lies.


Fierce Reads/GoodReads are currently holding a giveaway on their site and book readers on Twitter are just not having it and tweeting the truth about how they feel about the book’s cover.

One reader stated that it was another strike for the website, as they were promoting another novel as well which was deep in the race card.

Here’s the summary for “Max”: Nazi Germany. 1936. The Lebensborn program is going strong as German women are carefully selected by the Nazis and recruited to give birth to new representatives of the Aryan race. Inside one of these women is Max, a fetus waiting to be born and fulfill his destiny as the perfect Aryan.

Max is taken away from his birth mother as soon as he enters the world. He will be raised under the leadership and ideologies of the Nazi Party. As he grows up without a mom, without any affection or tenderness, according to Nazi educational precepts, he soon becomes the mascot of the program. But things don’t go according to plan.

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JJJ Book Club: Keke Palmer Reveals Last Sneak Peek To New Book (Read Here!)

JJJ Book Club: Keke Palmer Reveals Last Sneak Peek To New Book (Read Here!)

Keke Palmer has just released her final sneak peek for her new book, “I Don’t Belong To You” and it’s a really amazing read.

In the excerpt, the Scream Queens star opens up about posting a no makeup selfie on her Instagram, only to be met with a ton of ugly comments after a blog turned the picture around and twisted into something else.

“I began to think harder about the post’s (on the blog) responses and even more about the young women (and some men) who seemed hurt by the poisonous arrows meant for me,” one part reads.

You can read it all below and check out new pics of Keke out with a friend in Los Angeles.

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Emma Watson's 'Magic of Storytelling' PSA Features 'Beauty & The Beast'!

Emma Watson's 'Magic of Storytelling' PSA Features 'Beauty & The Beast'!

Emma Watson‘s new movie, Beauty and the Beast, is featured front and center in the new Magic of Storytelling campaign.

In the PSA, you can get a glimpse of the new movie in paper-form and even get a better look at the castle!

The Magic of Storytelling campaign aims to inspire families’ imaginations, cultivate a lifelong love of reading in kids, and bring books to underserved communities across the country.

Disney and ABC have teamed up again with First Book, and are aiming to donate over one million books this year to the nonprofit, which provides new books to educators and organizations serving children from low-income families.

Check out the PSA below!


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Want to donate a book or two? Click inside to find out how you can help! More Here! »

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