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Rowan Blanchard Announces Art Book 'Still Here' Coming in 2018

Rowan Blanchard Announces Art Book 'Still Here' Coming in 2018

Rowan Blanchard is such a powerful young voice we knew it was only a matter of time until she wrote a book — and now she has!

As usual, the former Girl Meets World star has totally subverted our expectations.

The 15-year-old actress and activist took to Instagram today to announce the cover for her new book, STILL HERE.

“OKAY HERE WE GO!!!!” she wrote. “For the past three years, I have been making, collecting, and editing various artworks, made by myself and my insanely talented friends (most of which I met thru the internet :D) into an art book with @penguinrandomhouse @razorbillbooks.”

“I am so overwhelmed and excited and nervous to present to you guys the cover for STILL HERE, coming to you early next year,” she continued, “this is so surreal and is what I have been up to at 1 in the morning alone in my bedroom for the past few years! Ok this is insane! Link in my bio if you want to know more! Ok I love teenagers so much this is for you!! Ok bye I am freaking out!”

We’re freaking out too! Rowan has been such an outspoken proponent of Generation Z and the power of the Internet, and we are so proud of her for using these passions to make something important.

Chris Colfer Reveals How He Feels On Saying Goodbye to 'The Land of Stories', For Now...

Chris Colfer Reveals How He Feels On Saying Goodbye to 'The Land of Stories', For Now...

Anyone else still trying to avoid the last page of Chris Colfer‘s “The Land of Stories: Worlds Collide” so the series won’t ever, ever end? Us, too.

The author recently spoke with CBC’s Q podcast, and kind of feels the same way as we do about saying goodbye.

“I always dreamt of what would happen after the last page of the first book, you know, life beyond that [for Alex and Connor],” Chris muses. “I did not sign up for these books thinking there would be six of them.”

“Just the idea of doing one book…the longest thing I had ever written was a two-page essay when I was in high school. It was really daunting.”

But before he knew it, there were two books, then three.

“It wasn’t until the first one did well that I started thinking that I can do another, and then two after that…After the third one, I was so invested in all the characters that I could not say goodbye,” Chris shared.

However, now that he’s at the sixth and final book, he’s having a hard time saying goodbye.

“I’ve never been a parent to anything but a golden retriever and a tabby cat, but I want to say it’s kind of like parenting where you are writing and you start off in the beginning, maybe you’re not so good and you make mistakes,” Chris says. “But by the time you get it, the kids are all grown up.”

“That’s kind of how it feels with the books.”

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Toby Regbo Gifted Adelaide Kane A Book That She's Reading Now (Exclusive)

Toby Regbo Gifted Adelaide Kane A Book That She's Reading Now (Exclusive)

Adelaide Kane is a big reader and has stacked library of books that we’d love to browse.

Speaking with the JJJ Book Club, the former Reign actress revealed the last three books that she’s been reading and they include “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind” by Yuval Noah Harari.

“[I've] been reading this for quite some time,” she admits. “I just can’t seem to get all the way through it though because it’s really dense and I’ve been really busy.”

However, the one book that Adelaide‘s reading right now is called “Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World” by Haruki Murakami — and it was Toby Regbo who gave it to her!

Toby gave it to me when he left [the show] and it’s just been sitting in my library for years and I just started reading it,” she tells us.

Adelaide adds that he gifted it to her on a whim, really.

“He was giving away a whole bunch of his stuff when he moved and gave this one to me,” she shares. “He kind of knew that I have an affinity for Japanese stuff.”

It's Albus Severus Potter's First Day at Hogwarts & Muggles Are Celebrating Hard

It's Albus Severus Potter's First Day at Hogwarts & Muggles Are Celebrating Hard

September 1st, 2017 marks the official “19 Years Later” from Harry Potter, and author JK Rowling, and fans across the world are giving us all the feels about it.

Albus Severus Potter, Rose Granger-Weasley, and Scorpius Malfoy have officially started their magical journey at Hogwarts and fans across the world are celebrating.

“Today’s the day Albus Severus Potter boards the Hogwarts Express at King’s Cross for the first time #19yearslater,” author JK remembered on Twitter.

It gets even better when you see that muggles gathered in London’s King’s Cross Station to celebrate said day and it makes us sad that we aren’t there too.

Together, a packed crowd counted down the minutes until 11 a.m. — the exact time when the Hogwarts Express promptly departs the station. We mean, how cool is this?

Happy first year Albus, Scorpius and Rose!

Social Star Jessie Paege Dishes on Her New Book 'Hey, It's Okay To be You' (Exclusive)

Social Star Jessie Paege Dishes on Her New Book 'Hey, It's Okay To be You' (Exclusive)

Jessie Paege just announced that she has a book coming out and we’re so excited about it!

The social star actually has a two-book deal, and the first book is all about breaking stereotypes and spreading the message of self-acceptance.

Designed to boost self-esteem, promote individuality, and channel inner creativity just like Jessie’s YouTube channel, the journal will be out on November 7th!

“Hey, It’s Okay to Be You” encourages readers to discover and embrace their true selves through writing prompts, challenges, games, and more — and JJJ has the exclusive scoop on Jessie‘s inspiration, message and more.

“I’m young, so a memoir just didn’t feel right for me yet,” Jessie tells JJJ. “But I do have a message to get across.”

She adds, “I touch on topics that are more advanced, but in a fun way so it’s easier for the younger audience to understand. This book allowed me to give my fans an opportunity to write their thoughts with me. There’s only so much that replying to a tweet can do, but having that personal space is important, so I’m hoping to provide them with that while keeping it fun.”

Click inside for more of our Q&A with Jessie Paege… More Here! »

John Green Reveals 'Turtles All The Way Down' Book Cover

John Green Reveals 'Turtles All The Way Down' Book Cover

The book cover for John Green‘s new book is out and it will definitely catch your eye!

The “Turtles All The Way Down” cover was unveiled today on GMA earlier this morning, with the author — who’s also behind “Looking For Alaska”, “Paper Towns” and “The Fault in Our Stars” — debuting it on Twitter afterwards.

The book, which will be out on October 10th almost everywhere, centers on 16-year-old Aza Holmes, a young woman looking for clues in the disappearance of a fugitive billionaire, while grappling with mental illness.

The story begins with a fugitive billionaire and a cash reward. It is about lifelong friendship, the intimacy of an unexpected reunion, Star Wars fan fiction, and tuatara. But at its heart is Aza Holmes, a young woman navigating daily existence within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.

“More of a spiral. (not a lot of literal turtles in the book, I’m afraid!)” John clarified a fan’s question about there being actual turtles in the book.

He adds about the cover, “I’m so grateful to Rodrigo Corral (who also made the cover of TFIOS) for designing this cover. For me, it captures the book brilliantly.”

'Princess Diaries' Author Reveals Reason Why Mia's Dad Wasn't In The Movies At All

'Princess Diaries' Author Reveals Reason Why Mia's Dad Wasn't In The Movies At All

If you’ve read “The Princess Diaries” books, you know full and well that Mia’s dad, Artur Christoff Phillipe Gerard Grimaldi Renaldi, is alive.

In fact, he’s alive for the entire series — but not in the films, and the reason for that is all because of Julie Andrews.

Author Meg Cabot spoke to EW about her most famous book series and how it came to be that Phillipe was killed off in the movies.

“He plays a big role in the books…I was like, ‘Oh, oh, my God, what did he do?’ [Laughs] I forgot it was Disney and they always kill all the fathers in like every movie [laughs].”

But that wasn’t the reason they did it at all: “They said, ‘Well, we have this actress, who’s a really big actress, that we want to play the grandmother. And we wanna make her role much bigger, and kinda raise the stakes, and give her a lot more lines, and we think we can give her a lotta the dad—the dad lines,’” Meg shares.

After asking who it was and the actress being JulieMeg possibly had the reaction we all would.

“I was like, ‘Oh my God, kill the dad.’ [Laughs] I was like, it’s Julie Andrews, sure.”

Meg continues, “She is just so—such a nice, fun person, and great to be around. And, I mean, I think they tried to make her as horrible as they could, but it’s Julie Andrews.”

Tallia Storm Reveals 10 Fun Facts About Her New Book (Exclusive)

Tallia Storm Reveals 10 Fun Facts About Her New Book (Exclusive)

Fun fact about Tallia Storm that you probably don’t know — on top of being an amazing singer, she’s also an author!

She actually just dropped her second novel, Pop Girl: Signed With A Kiss, and the JJJ Book Club is obsessed with it.

We’ll actually be hosting a really cool giveaway with Tallia this week too, so stay tuned!

Here’s the summary:

After an I-still-can’t-believe-it brush with fame, teen singing sensation Storm Hall is determined to keep her star on the rise. She records a demo, and soon her all-time favourite label wants to sign her. And is mega-hottie rock god Jase Mahone flirting with her?

A hotel suite in London, fancy cars, parties – Storm’s finally living the dream! But life as a pop star means letting go of her old life, even the people she loves most. Is this really the dream she wants?

Click inside to read Tallia’s 10 Fun Facts about her new book now! More Here! »