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Hi everyone,

I just wanted to let you know that First Page Panda, a project fellow Blueboarder Alisa Libby and I have been working on, is up and running! We'll be featuring first-page excerpts from new and upcoming novels for children and young adults. Our first post is from Brian Yansky's ALIEN INVASION & OTHER INCONVENIENCES. I hope you'll come by and check it out. And if you're interested in being featured, just let us know!

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#1 - September 07, 2010, 06:09 AM
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Our second post is up! Today we're featuring the first page of THE RUNAWAY DRAGON by Kate Coombs. Come take a look!

http://www.firstpagepanda.com/2010/09/first-page-the-runaway-dragon/
#2 - September 14, 2010, 04:54 AM
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Today we're featuring the first page of Lauren Strasnick's YA novel HER AND ME AND YOU:

http://www.firstpagepanda.com/2010/09/first-page-her-and-me-and-you/
#3 - September 21, 2010, 05:50 PM
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Today's first page comes from fellow Blueboarder Deva Fagan! Check out the first page of her book, THE MISADVENTURES OF PRUNELLA BOGTHISTLE:

http://www.firstpagepanda.com/2010/09/first-page-the-magical-misadventures-of-prunella-bogthistle/
#4 - September 28, 2010, 05:15 AM
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The first page of Janice Hardy's BLUE FIRE (sequel to THE SHIFTER) is up!

http://www.firstpagepanda.com/2010/10/first-page-blue-fire/
#5 - October 05, 2010, 05:08 AM
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We're having our first book giveaway! Read the first page and enter to win a copy of PRISONERS IN THE PALACE by Michaela MacColl:

http://www.firstpagepanda.com/2010/10/first-page-and-giveaway-prisoners-in-the-palace/
#6 - October 12, 2010, 05:03 AM
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This site looks great! I've got it bookmarked now. Thanks for posting about it.

EL
#7 - October 13, 2010, 08:15 AM
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Thanks for checking out the site, EL! So glad you like it.
#8 - October 15, 2010, 05:59 AM
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Wow, your site is great Anna. I really enjoyed the first pages you've got up on there so far. I'll definitely keep checking in to read more.
#9 - October 15, 2010, 06:54 AM
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So glad you like the site, Sarah! Happy reading!  :library
#10 - October 18, 2010, 05:03 AM
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Check out the first page of Kristin Wolden Nitz's YA mystery SUSPECT:

http://www.firstpagepanda.com/2010/10/first-page-suspect/
#11 - October 19, 2010, 05:12 AM
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Today we have the first page of SPLURCH ACADEMY FOR DISRUPTIVE BOYS: THE RAT BRAIN FIASCO by Julie Berry

http://www.firstpagepanda.com/2010/10/first-page-splurch-academy-for-disruptive-boys/
#12 - October 26, 2010, 04:57 PM
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What a great idea...the website looks fabulous!
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Thanks, Shoniker! So glad you like it.
#14 - October 27, 2010, 04:38 AM
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I love this idea! I'm really enjoying the previews - in fact there are already a couple of titles I've added to my wish-list!

Thanks for posting the link.

EL
#15 - October 28, 2010, 05:30 AM
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EL, I'm glad to hear you're enjoying the features so far. Hopefully your wallet won't start resenting us!
#16 - October 28, 2010, 04:49 PM
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EL, I'm glad to hear you're enjoying the features so far. Hopefully your wallet won't start resenting us!

Oh no! That could never happel  :smile. My mother used to say, "first buy books, then food" for the month  :lol2. The walls of our home were lined with bookshelves, some of them 2-deep with paperbacks.
#17 - October 31, 2010, 04:28 AM
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My mother used to say, "first buy books, then food" for the month 

I love that! Books might not be able to replace food, but they certainly go a long way in sustaining us!
#18 - November 01, 2010, 07:00 AM
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I love that! Books might not be able to replace food, but they certainly go a long way in sustaining us!

Exactly! She believed that feeding the mind, and the spirit, was as important as feeding the body.
#19 - November 02, 2010, 02:32 AM
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Our newest post comes from fellow Blueboarder Rebecca Barnhouse -- check out the first page of THE COMING OF THE DRAGON, a tale inspired by BEOWULF

http://www.firstpagepanda.com/2010/11/first-page-the-coming-of-the-dragon/
#20 - November 02, 2010, 05:03 AM
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Today we have the first page of Monica S. Baker's historical fantasy FREESTYLE -- come by and check it out!

http://www.firstpagepanda.com/2010/11/first-page-freestyle/
#21 - November 09, 2010, 04:55 AM
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We're having another book giveaway! Come read the first page of SCARS by Cheryl Rainfield and enter to win a *signed* copy and some SCARS bookmarks!

http://www.firstpagepanda.com/2010/11/first-page-and-giveaway-scars/
#22 - November 16, 2010, 06:17 AM
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Late to the party (as usual :) but I've bookmarked the site. It looks fabulous. Great idea, Anna!!
#23 - November 16, 2010, 07:11 AM
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Glad you like the site, Nelsa! Thanks for following!
#24 - November 16, 2010, 08:49 AM
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Today's post: The first page of JANE by April Lindner, a modern retelling of JANE EYRE

http://www.firstpagepanda.com/2010/11/first-page-jane/
#25 - November 23, 2010, 05:22 AM
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Today we have the first page of Lisa Schroeder's novel in verse, FAR FROM YOU

http://www.firstpagepanda.com/2010/11/first-page-far-from-you/
#26 - November 30, 2010, 05:20 AM
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Anna,

This looks wonderful. I'd even like to use this in school visits when I talk about the importance of first pages.

Just e-mailed you about including Change of Heart.

Thanks!

Shari
#27 - November 30, 2010, 06:17 AM

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Shari, I love the idea of using the site during school visits! First pages are so so so important.

#28 - November 30, 2010, 07:44 AM
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Today we have the first page of SUGAR AND ICE by our very own Kate Messner. Happy release day, Kate!

http://www.firstpagepanda.com/2010/12/first-page-sugar-and-ice/
#29 - December 07, 2010, 05:38 AM
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Just mentioned it on Twitter! I'm loving all these first pages. :-)
#30 - December 07, 2010, 05:48 AM
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