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Maddie Ziegler Just Landed a Major Book Deal!

Maddie Ziegler Just Landed a Major Book Deal!

A congrats is in order for Maddie Ziegler!

The 13-year-old dancer is set to release multiple books via Gallery Books and Aladdin, an imprint of Simon & Schuster’s Children’s Publishing.

First, Maddie will write a memoir titled The Maddie Diaries for a March 2017 release.

In the uplifting memoir, Maddie will discuss her rise to stardom and how she has managed to keep her balance along the way.

Then she will also publish a trilogy for middle grade readers with Aladdin Books. The first title in the series will be published in Fall 2017, with books No. 1 and No. 3 to follow in Fall 2018 and Fall 2019, respectively.

The series will follow the journey of a young dancer as she navigates the competitive dance circuit and focuses on friendship and teamwork, while also recognizing the power and positivity of dance in our lives.

“I’m honored to be given the chance to write about my journey,” Maddie said. “My hope is to inspire others to always keep dreaming and push through the hardships because it’s so worth it to find something you are truly passionate about in life. Always be brave enough to live out your dreams.”

We can’t wait to read them!

James Patterson's 'Maximum Ride' Movie Adaption Gets Poster & Trailer - Watch Now!

James Patterson's 'Maximum Ride' Movie Adaption Gets Poster & Trailer - Watch Now!

We are loving the debut poster for Maximum Ride!

The upcoming movie, based on James Patterson‘s book of the same name, which sparked a full book series of eight novels.

Starring Allie Marie Evans, Patrick Johnson, Lyliana Wray, Luke Gregory Crosby, Gavin Lewis, Tetona Jackson, Zayne Emory, Carrie Wampler and Peter O’Brien, Maximum Ride is the extraordinary journey of six DNA-enhanced young orphans with the ability to fly — on a mission to rescue the youngest of their flock while discovering the diabolical, scientific secrets of how they came to exist.

Their leader is Max, wise beyond her years, who must summon all her courage and acumen to outmaneuver the brutal half-human/half-wolf creations known as “Erasers,” confront her own inner demons and ultimately face a stunning betrayal.

Maximum Ride will debut on Digital HD on August 30th and On Demand and in select theaters on September 30th.


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Bella Thorne's 'Autumn's Wish' Novel is Almost Here!

Bella Thorne's 'Autumn's Wish' Novel is Almost Here!

Bella Thorne is getting ready to release the third and final novel in her trilogy – “Autumn’s Wish”!

The 18-year-old actress took to her Instagram account to share her excitement over her fans finally getting to read the book, which is set to hit stores on July 5.

“Ahhhh the 3rd and final book in my series is here. so happy and sad this is coming to an end and my baby is able to live on. please pick up a copy it’s a must read !!! July 5th AHHHHHHHHH #autumnswish #autumnfalls #autumnskiss,” Bella captioned a photo of the book’s cover.

The JJJ Book Club debuted an exclusive excerpt from the novel a few months back, so make sure to check that out!

John Green Says No 'Looking For Alaska' Movie Will Be Made

John Green Says No 'Looking For Alaska' Movie Will Be Made

We may not be getting that Looking For Alaska movie after all…

John Green took to Twitter this morning, addressing the movie based on his best selling book of the same name.

“As this has so many RTs, I guess I should say: No Looking for Alaska movie is forthcoming (to my knowledge anyway),” he wrote. “I have no control over the movie rights to Looking for Alaska. To my knowledge, Paramount (who own the rights) have no plans to make a film.”

This is really a bummer for JJJ, we loved the book and were looking forward to seeing it on the big screen.

TELL JJJ: How do you feel if no “Looking For Alaska” movie gets made?

YouTube Star Ricky Dillon Releases Memoir 'Follow Me'

YouTube Star Ricky Dillon Releases Memoir 'Follow Me'

Ricky Dillon is officially an author!

The 24-year-old YouTube star just released his memoir Follow Me from Simon & Schuster.

In Follow Me, Ricky gives fans an exciting look into his personal life and reveals the ins-and-outs of being a young online star.

Readers will dive deep into Ricky’s day-to-day world and see what it’s like to be a young star with a number of different creative interests, from crafting weekly videos to collaborating with other YouTube personalities and honing his career as a pop musician.

Follow Me is also filled with challenges created by Ricky—from serious, contemplative tasks to the type of zany, hilarious stunts that he explores in his videos regularly—to create a book that is informative, inspiring, and incredibly fun.”

Ricky will be heading on a cross country book tour soon! Get more info on RickyDillonBook.com.

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WIN The New 'Descendants' Book & Roku 2 NOW!

WIN The New 'Descendants' Book & Roku 2 NOW!

The new Descendants novel is out in stores now and the JJJ Book Club is proud to say that we blasted through it!

It’s such a good read that we’ve teamed up with Disney Publishing and decided to give away a copy of “Return To The Isle of the Lost”, written by our fave Melissa de la Cruz, PLUS a Roku2, so you can stream the Descendants movie!

“Return To The Isle of the Lost” summary: Mal’s an expert at intimidating her enemies, but she’s broken the habit since leaving her villainous roots behind. So when she and her friends Evie, Carlos, and Jay all receive threatening messages demanding they return home, Mal can’t believe it. Sure, she’s King Ben’s girlfriend now, and she’s usually nice to her classmates, but she still didn’t think anyone would be silly enough to try to push her around.

The thing is, it kind of worked. Especially since she and her friends have a sneaking suspicion that their villainous parents are behind the messages. And when Evie looks into her Magic Mirror, what she sees only confirms their fears. Maleficent’s just a tiny lizard after her run-in with Mal at Ben’s Coronation, but she’s the worst villain in the land for a reason. Could she have found a way to escape? Whatever’s going on, Mal, Evie, Carlos, and Jay know they have to sneak back to the Isle and get to the bottom of it.

Without its infamous leader, the island’s even worse than when they left it, but the comforts of home—even a home as gloomy as the Isle of the Lost—can be hard to resist for recently reformed villains. Will the kids be able to beat the evil bubbling at the Isle’s wicked core, or will the plot to destroy Auradon succeed?

Enter below!

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Sofia Carson & Cameron Boyce Read Sneak Peek of 'Return to The Isle of the Lost' at Descendants Book Event

Sofia Carson & Cameron Boyce Read Sneak Peek of 'Return to The Isle of the Lost' at Descendants Book Event

Sofia Carson and Cameron Boyce sandwich in author Melissa de la Cruz during the “Return to the Isle of the Lost” Book Launch held at Barnes and Noble on Tuesday night (May 24) in Glendale, Calif.

The two Descendants stars, who play Evie and Carlos, joined Melissa and her family at the launch, even reading a sneak peek from the new novel which continues the Descendants story.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Sofia Carson

After the reading, Sofia, Cameron and Melissa signed copies of the novel for fans.

“Return to the Isle of the Lost” is out at bookstores, and digital retailers NOW!

RETURN TO THE ISLE OF THE LOST. snapchat: sofdc (ps. Love you Cam)

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Sofia Carson & Cameron Boyce To Join Melissa de la Cruz as 'Descendants' Book Signing Next Week

Sofia Carson & Cameron Boyce To Join Melissa de la Cruz as 'Descendants' Book Signing Next Week

Sofia Carson and Cameron Boyce are headed back to the Isle of the Lost a little early.

The two Descendants stars will join author Melissa de la Cruz at the book signing for “Return To The Isle of the Lost: A Descendants Novel” on Tuesday, May 24th in Glendale, Calif.

Sofia, who plays Evie and Cameron, who plays Carlos, will stop by Barnes & Noble at the Americana with Melissa to greet fans, read from the novel and maybe even sign a few copies of the book.

Just a few rules for attendees: This is a wristband event. Wristbands will be distributed starting at 9AM THAT DAY, May 24th. Only one (1) wristband per book, which you must already have. Seating for the reading is limited. No personalization. Photos from the line only.

The book signing starts at 6:30PM.

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