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Shay Mitchell & More Freeform Stars Guess Book Titles In Exclusive 'Magic of Storytelling' Video - Watch!

Shay Mitchell and Katherine McNamara are showing off their favorite books in these exclusive shelfies.

The two Freeform stars, along with Sasha Pieterse, Vanessa Marano, Katie Leclerc, Cierra Ramirez, Emeraude Toubia, and Sherri Saum, posed for the pics to support the Magic of Storytelling campaign, which aims to inspire families’ imaginations, cultivate a lifelong love of reading in kids, and bring books to underserved communities across the country.

For Shay, reading was a big part of her childhood and is still very important to her.

Shadowhunters star Kat, selected “Bud, Not Buddy” by Christopher Paul Curtis for her shelfie — a book she loves to read because it allows her to escape to different worlds and learn so much about other people’s lives.

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!

Check out our exclusive vid below where the stars guess the book titles through emojis!


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Caitlyn Jenner Reveals Her Memoir's Title & Release Date

Caitlyn Jenner will be releasing a memoir about her life next year and she has revealed the title and release date!

The 67-year-old former Olympian’s upcoming book will be titled “The Secrets of My Life” and it will hit stores on April 17, 2017.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Caitlyn Jenner

Caitlyn will be writing the memoir with Buzz Bissinger, who wrote the Vanity Fair article that accompanied her reveal.

“Things have been moving so quickly that it will be nice to slow things down a bit and take the proper time to reflect on this journey,” Caitlyn said in a statement at the time of the book’s announcement. “I couldn’t pick a better team, in Grand Central and Buzz, to make sure this story is told with a lot of honesty and care.”

Alex Pettyfer Reads an Excerpt from 'Blood, Ink & Fire' (Exclusive Video)

Alex Pettyfer sits down on the couch to read an excerpt from the upcoming book “Blood, Ink, & Fire,” which is set to be released next week.

The 25-year-old actor is helping launch the book with his production company and if you pre-order the book, he will send you a signed photo!

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Alex Pettyfer

“Blood, Ink & Fire,” written by Ashley Mansour, will be released on December 1 via Upturn Publishing. The novel is a gripping, evocative tale that asks, who would we be without books?


Alex Pettyfer Reads an Excerpt from ‘Blood, Ink & Fire’

Suzanne Collins Writes Goodbye Letter to 'The Hunger Games'

Suzanne Collins, the author of “The Hunger Games” book series, has written a goodbye letter to the franchise after the release of the final film.

“Having spent the last decade in Panem, it’s time to move on to other lands. But before I do, I’d like to say a tremendous thank you to everyone associated with the film franchise,” Suzanne wrote in the letter, featured on Scholastic‘s website. “I’m thrilled with how this quartet of films, which I find both faithful to the books and innovative in its own right, has been brought to life on the screen.”

“In an earlier letter I credited director Gary Ross for his wonderful rendering of the first book, but now I turn to Francis Lawrence who has so amazingly helmed the rest of the franchise,” she continued. “Creating three big budget films in three years, that’s a feat in itself. But I doubt many could do it with his incredible visual style, edge-of-your-seat action sequences, and hardcore commitment to difficult themes. Thank you, Francis, for showing up, for staying, for always hearing me out, for your unfailing good nature, and for bringing your remarkable talent to these films.”

“There’s no Hunger Games without Katniss. I hoped for someone good enough, and I got someone who exceeded all my expectations. Jennifer Lawrence, your emotional depth, luminous presence, and sheer power carry this story and I will always be grateful to you for opening the door and allowing it to come into your life,” Suzanne said while thanking the star of the movie.

“And for the rest of the cast, if I had a chance, who would I replace in these films? No one. I don’t think there’s a weak link in the chain, and what an exquisite chain it is. I still can’t believe half of you came on board. You blow me away with your ability to bring out the humanity of these characters from under outlandish wigs, while fighting lizard mutts, pumped with tracker jacker serum, waging war and so much more. Thank you for volunteering for the Games and inhabiting these characters with such texture, color, humor and pain,” she said.

To read the full letter, visit oomscholasticblog.com!

'Twilight' to Get 10th Anniversary Re-release with New Content!

Big news for “Twilight” fans – the book is getting re-released next month to celebrate the 10th anniversary and new content will be included!

Author Stephenie Meyer announced the news and she will also be hosting book signings to promote the October 6, 2015 release date.

“It’s amazing to me that 10 years have passed since ‘Twilight’ was first published. For me, this anniversary is a celebration of the fans, with all of their incredible passion and dedication. I’m excited to get to spend time with them again,” Stephenie said in a statement.

“I felt the same thrill reading this special anniversary edition as I did when I read the manuscript a decade ago. I’m pleased we have this opportunity for devoted fans to relive the extraordinary ‘Twilight’ experience, as well as for a new generation of readers to discover it for the very first time,” Megan Tingley, the public and EVP of Little, Brown Books for Young Readers added.

Also pictured inside: Twilight movie star Kristen Stewart catching a flight out of Toronto, Canada on Sunday night (September 13).

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Reese Witherspoon Reads Harper Lee's 'Go Set a Watchman' in New Podcast!

Harper Lee‘s highly anticipated book “Go Set a Watchman” will not be hitting stores until Monday, but the first chapter was just released!

In a new podcast that debuted on The Guardian, Reese Witherspoon narrates a 23 minute clip featuring the book’s first chapter. This is the first literary work that the author has published since 1960.

“I had to keep reminding myself it was written in the ’50s, and these were the complex issues that people of the day were dealing with,” Reese said. “And old attitudes and modern thinking was just evolving about race relations in our country. So I think you will feel all that complexity in the piece.”

Naya Rivera's Memoir 'Sorry Not Sorry' Is Going to Be 'Juicy'

Naya Rivera is set to release a memoir next year and she has already promised that there will be juicy stories included.

“Can’t wait until next spring! So many juicy stories about my life. Glee, guys, growing up & much more. #sorrynotsorry,” the 28-year-old pregnant Devious Maids actress tweeted.

Titled “Sorry Not Sorry: Dreams, Mistakes, and Growing Up”, the memoir will chronicle Naya‘s path from riches to rags and back again—she was a Hooters waitress at one point, before landing the role of Santana Lopez on the Fox hit Glee.

Tarcher Books, an imprint of Penguin, shared in a statement that the book will offer “candid thoughts on topics ranging from dating… to the challenges of being mixed-race in Hollywood.”

Naya‘s memoir will hit shelves in 2016.