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Far-Out Science Fiction | SLJ Spotlight

Far-Out Science Fiction | SLJ Spotlight | Books for middle schoolers and young adults | Scoop.it
Four out-of-this-world YA novels that will grab teens’ attention.
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Best Adult Books 4 Teens 2014

Best Adult Books 4 Teens 2014 | Books for middle schoolers and young adults | Scoop.it
The Adult Books 4 Teens reviewers have come together to nominate, discuss, and winnow the best titles of the year into a list that guarantees a combination of excellence and appeal to young adults. The following are must-have titles for teens and were originally reviewed on SLJ’s Adult Books 4 Teens blog.
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STEM Resources - YALSA

STEM Resources - YALSA | Books for middle schoolers and young adults | Scoop.it
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This page includes suggestions on books relating to STEM, both fiction and non-fiction

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Young adult fiction is loved because it speaks to us all – unlike adult stories

Young adult fiction is loved because it speaks to us all – unlike adult stories | Books for middle schoolers and young adults | Scoop.it
Damien Walter: Young adult fiction’s sci-fi metaphors are the best guide we have to the bleak and broken realities of adult life
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2014 Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards for Excellence in Children's Literature - The Horn Book

2014 Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards for Excellence in Children's Literature - The Horn Book | Books for middle schoolers and young adults | Scoop.it
Today, at BookExpo America, The Horn Book’s editor in chief Roger Sutton announced the 2014 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winners. Celebrating its 48th year, the Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards are among the most prestigious honors in the field of children’s and young adult literature. Winners and two honor books are selected in each of three …
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▶ Anne Plichota et Cendrine Wolf - Oksa Pollock Volume 4 : Les liens maudits - YouTube

A l'occasion du Salon du Livre de Paris 2012, Anne Plichota et Cendrine Wolf vous présentent leur ouvrage "Oksa Pollock Volume 4 : Les liens maudits" aux édi...
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Mt. Blue High School students demonstrate about sexual violence awareness | The Morning Sentinel, Waterville, ME

Mt. Blue High School students demonstrate about sexual violence awareness  | The Morning Sentinel, Waterville, ME | Books for middle schoolers and young adults | Scoop.it
English teacher John Schoen said his students were called to action by teen fiction book “Speak,” about a freshman girl raped by a senior.
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Ten tips to make bedtime reading fun

Ten tips to make bedtime reading fun | Books for middle schoolers and young adults | Scoop.it
Horrid Henry author Francesca Simon says there's nothing better than reading to your child – so fetch a book and snuggle down
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Though this article does not directly relate to books for middle and high school students it is where all excited readers start...being read to at bedtime!

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15 Books Banned For The Most Absurd Reasons Ever

15 Books Banned For The Most Absurd Reasons Ever | Books for middle schoolers and young adults | Scoop.it
Can you guess which book was banned for depicting women in strong leadership roles? Hint: it's a children's book.
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Page to Screen: Upcoming Kids’ Books Set for Film Adaptations | School Library Journal

Page to Screen: Upcoming Kids’ Books Set for Film Adaptations | School Library Journal | Books for middle schoolers and young adults | Scoop.it
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Duchess of Cornwall and James Patterson spearhead literary campaign - Telegraph

Duchess of Cornwall and James Patterson spearhead literary campaign - Telegraph | Books for middle schoolers and young adults | Scoop.it
The Duchess of Cornwall and the world's number one thriller writer team-up to encourage fathers to read to their children more.
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Video: Wimpy Kid Author Jeff Kinney Talks About 'The Third Wheel'

Video: Wimpy Kid Author Jeff Kinney Talks About 'The Third Wheel' | Books for middle schoolers and young adults | Scoop.it
Number-one bestselling author Jeff Kinney talks to Publishers Weekly about The Third Wheel (book 7 in the Wimpy Kid series), the horror of being on-camera, and why he sometimes hides under blankets.
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Bibliotherapy for Teens: An Expanded Booklist

Bibliotherapy for Teens: An Expanded Booklist | Books for middle schoolers and young adults | Scoop.it
Our November feature article and booklist “Bibliotherapy for Teens” by Erin E. Moulton received an outpouring of positive feedback from readers. Here’s an updated booklist with readers' suggestions.
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10 bookish movies coming in September

10 bookish movies coming in September | Books for middle schoolers and young adults | Scoop.it
September is full of bookish film adaptations, wi th movies made from kids books, an international bestseller, a bestselling mystery and a couple of heart-stopping YA thrillers, of course. Here's what's in theaters, and what's coming soon.
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Britain's first Young Adult Literature Convention - report

Britain's first Young Adult Literature Convention - report | Books for middle schoolers and young adults | Scoop.it
A universe of superheroes, doctors, Jedis and wizards - Megan Quibell gives the lowdown on the UK's fantastical celebration of young adult fiction
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French teen Oksa Pollock works her magic in vacuum left by Harry Potter

French teen Oksa Pollock works her magic in vacuum left by Harry Potter | Books for middle schoolers and young adults | Scoop.it
Global success is moving out of the realms of fantasy for Anne Plichota and Cendrine Wolf, co-creators of Oksa Pollock
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Teens' Top Ten | Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)

Check out the Teens' Top Ten, where teens voice their choice each year for their favorite books. Sixteen book groups choose nominees each year, and teens across the US vote for their favorites.
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What does a school library look like in the digital age?

What does a school library look like in the digital age? | Books for middle schoolers and young adults | Scoop.it
As more of her students use ebooks and iPads to read, principal Tricia Kelleher reflects on the role of her school's library
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Though this article isn't about books, it is about school libraries so I have included it in this topic.

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Spring Graphic Novels: From Science to Superheroes | School Library Journal

Spring Graphic Novels: From Science to Superheroes | School Library Journal | Books for middle schoolers and young adults | Scoop.it
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Mix of fiction and non-fiction graphic novels.

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The Best New Graphic Novels

The Best New Graphic Novels | Books for middle schoolers and young adults | Scoop.it
Booklist Online: The best book reviews for public libraries and school libraries, and the best books to read for your book club, brought to you by the ALA.
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Three Graphic Novels Take Cybils Awards — Good Comics for Kids

Three Graphic Novels Take Cybils Awards — Good Comics for Kids | Books for middle schoolers and young adults | Scoop.it
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‘Beautiful Creatures’ Film Conjures the Spirit of Book But Purists Beware | Movie Review | School Library Journal

‘Beautiful Creatures’ Film Conjures the Spirit of Book But Purists Beware | Movie Review | School Library Journal | Books for middle schoolers and young adults | Scoop.it
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Film review of the teen novel Beautiful Creatures.

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