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8 Stars We Never Knew Started On Book Covers

Before they were household names in the music, television, and movie industries, celebrities had to do what they had to in order to make a name for themselves. Some did embarrassing commercials, some did "adult" movies, and others took whatever work they could find. For these 8 celebrities though, they decided to do a little bit of modeling, but not the kind you are thinking of. Instead they decided to pose for the covers of novels, quite the "novel" idea wouldn't you say?1. Matt Bomer Before he was the star of the TV show White Collar, he actually modeled

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The 21 Absolute Weirdest 'Choose Your Own Adventure' Novels

When we were kids, we couldn't get enough of these addictive novels that put you in the driver's seat.Writer Edward Packard revolutionized kids' books when he wrote the first "Choose Your Own Adventure" novel, but his flagship series inspired some pretty odd titles. Here are 21 of the series' most bizarre entries:1. Prisoner of the Ant PeopleBantam BooksAs you can probably guess from this insane cover, this books puts you in the middle of inter-planetary intrigue as you combat the Evil Power Master and his Ant People. "Evil Power Master?" Isn't that name a little obvious? How about

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80s Movies That Taught Us Everything We Know About Life

Coming of age is not easy, but there were some movies that made it a little more bearable. It's also nice to know that Hollywood understood our anguish. Here are 8 movies from the '80s that taught us everything we needed to know as we transitioned from kids to young adults. The Outsiders (1983)S.E. Hinton's 1967 novel The Outsiders became an instant hit, which inspired the 1983 movie that had an all-star cast. We follow the life of young greaser Ponyboy Curtis, who struggles to do well in school and deal with an upper-class rival group. brokelynIf there's

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Nintendo's Gamebooks Used To Be The Hardest Thing We Had To Deal With, And We Miss That

If you were like me, you can probably thank your childhood spent playing video games for your strong reading skills today.I learned me grammar skills from games too.Know Your MemeNot only did we have to learn to read to master the games we played, but we also honed our skills on countless copies of Nintendo Power, that great monthly supply of tips, tricks and walkthroughs. But there were also a few great book series based on video games, including the Worlds of Power books.Pictured: how to write a book report in third grade and still have fun.

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12 Little Golden Books That All Of Our Collections Started With

We all owned at least one Little Golden Books when we were kids. They were the originally released all the way back in 1942, but they continued to be published for decades. The collection grew over the years, with new stories being added all the time. They were made specifically to create a sturdier option for children to read. The cardboard cover and colorful images were exactly what kids wanted. The books were all the same length and size and in order to keep them competitively priced they only cost $0.25.  The original set of 12 are some

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If You Grew Up In The 90s These Books Were The Only Reason You Made It Through School

At age seven or eight, you're in that weird in between phase of picture books not being challenging enough, and chapter books being out of your comfort zone. There are, of course, a few series that tackle that challenge, but more often than not the stories are weak and uninteresting. This became especially noticeable when you had to write a book report and there was nothing good to choose from. BUT NEVER FEAR! Great Illustrated Classics are here to save the day. These books took age-old stories and turned them into kid-friendly versions. Great Illustrated ClassicsBecause they were made for

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The True Story Behind The Book Our Moms Read To Us Is Actually Heartbreaking

Robert Munsch is responsible for a lot of our favorite children's books. He wrote so many silly stories that kids and parents loved.@CBCWhether it was a book about pigs, a paper bag princess, or even bodily functions, the writer could turn anything into a great story. Annick PressThere was always one story that seemed to have a little more oomph than the rest, and always managed to make us all cry. 'Love You Forever' is the kind of story that is loved by millions of people, no matter when they grew up, even though we all end the book