Readers Advisory For Secondary Schools
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Ways and means of supporting and developing young adult readers.
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This page links to documents of value to readers' advisory staff. My favourite is "How to read a novel in ten minutes", but how to write an annotation is also very useful, and the overview of generational groups is interesting, although you may need to add a generation or two.
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Persnickety Snark

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"Aim for Persnickety Snark - to be a home of YA (Young Adult literature) reviews, discussion posts and interviews with an emphasis placed on Australian authors. A blog where constructive and honest reviews, in depth interviews, thought provoking discussions and a unique perspective can be found." Blogger, reviewer and interviewer, Adele, is passionate about YA. She also works for the State Library of Victoria's Centre for Youth Literature and contributes to their Read Alert blog.

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Lazy Readers' Book Club | Current Short Book Recommendations

The Lazy Readers' Book Club was created to provide short book recommendations for those who feel they do not have the time to read. Short books are also an excellent strategy for reluctant readers or struggling readers who are easily daunted. This links to the latest monthly recommendations.
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Personalized Booklist - Jacksonville Public Library

"Jacksonville Public Library. Connecting Jacksonville and Duval County, Florida people with ideas that enlighten, encourage, inspire, enrich, and delight." This is a good, simple model for an online book recommendation service. Wish I lived in Jacksonville!
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RA for All: Reading Maps

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Becky is a busy reader's advisory librarian and also teaches the next generation of library professionals. On this page she keeps the best Reading Maps her students produce. Developing their own reading maps for a book they are passionate about could be fun for teens, perhaps helpful in leading a reading group discussion.
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Book List: Graphic Novels « Read alert | State Library of Victoria

Book List: Graphic Novels « Read alert | State Library of Victoria | Readers Advisory For Secondary Schools | Scoop.it
"I recently put the call out for recommended graphic novels for teens and the response was incredible. I’ve chosen to highlight a few of the repeatedly mentioned titles with further suggestions listed below."
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Setting up a book chain

Setting up a book chain | Readers Advisory For Secondary Schools | Scoop.it

"The bookchain is an ideal project for keen readers in school libraries, preserving the anonymity of readers while offering students opportunities to share reading experiences with readers that they probably wouldn’t encounter in any other situation in school."

Interesting alternative to a book club, this requires some organisation but could be worth a trial with a few keen readers.

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Jane Austen YA Adaptations Book List « Read alert | State Library of Victoria

Jane Austen YA Adaptations Book List « Read alert | State Library of Victoria | Readers Advisory For Secondary Schools | Scoop.it

"Jane Austen’s work is continually reimagined in youth literature, Pride and Prejudice more often than not. If your students are fervent Austen fans, then perhaps you can point them in the direction of these titles."

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Rob recommends...

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It's tough picking books for other people, but every day at least one person sends me an e-mail that goes something like, "I've really enjoyed all your books, but now I've run out of stuff to read. Can you recommend something else that I'd like?'
I've created this page so that I don't have to keep typing out my answer. I can't guarantee that all my fans will like all of these books, but hopefully it will help someone!

Robert Muchamore

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Poetry International Web

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"Welcome to Poetry International Web. First launched in November 2002, PIW brings you news, articles, audio and video recordings, interviews and links to other poetry organisations – but, first and foremost, thousands of poems by acclaimed modern poets from all around the world, both in the original language and in English translation." Truly excellent collection including much Australian content. Subscribe for free to receive a poem each week.
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Teen Librarian's Toolbox

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Teen Librarian's Toolbox - Sharing a love of teens and libraries by providing the tools to bring the two together | Facebook...
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2011 Top Teen Trends | VOYA

2011 Top Teen Trends | VOYA | Readers Advisory For Secondary Schools | Scoop.it
Download the 2011 Top Teen Trends poster designed by Karen Jensen, creator of the Teen Librarian's Toolbox at Facebook.
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Banned Books Week: Go Ask Alice

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For Banned Books Week 2011 Jason picked seven books from ALA's list of frequently challenged classics and explained why he thinks each one is awesome. This is No.7 with links to the others at the end of the post. From: Plot To Punctuation Blog by Jason Black. 

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The Crooked Shelf: AUSSIE YA MONTH

The Crooked Shelf: AUSSIE YA MONTH | Readers Advisory For Secondary Schools | Scoop.it

UK blogger, Carla, is celebrating Australian books this month, November 2011. 

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Talking About Teen Books

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This blog by Katie, "bookworm, reference librarian, teen services librarian", from Oshkosh Public Library, has a fine selection of new books and retrospective titles.

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Jacksonville Public Library - Reader's Advisory

Jacksonville Public Library - Reader's Advisory | Readers Advisory For Secondary Schools | Scoop.it
An excellent focus for a Facebook page.
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MMU | In the Loop | Bad Bugs Book Club

MMU | In the Loop | Bad Bugs Book Club | Readers Advisory For Secondary Schools | Scoop.it
The aim of the Bad Bugs Book Club is to get people interested in science, specifically microbiology, by reading books (novels) in which infectious disease forms some part of the story.
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Hunger Games Trilogy Reading Map

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"This reading map gives extended information about the themes and ideas presented in the Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins." Readers can make their own pathway through this excellent reading map. Some will want to find out more about the books themselves, the author and related fiction & film. Others may exlore the non-fiction resources about archery, war & survival. Or enjoy a vicarious thrill or two in the Hunger Games simulations.
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Why is dystopia so appealing to young adults?

Why is dystopia so appealing to young adults? | Readers Advisory For Secondary Schools | Scoop.it
As an author for young adults, Moira Young offers intriguing insights into why the current crop of dystopian fiction is so popular with teenage readers...
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"A new wave of dystopian fiction at this particular time shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone. It's the zeitgeist. Adults write books for teenagers. So anxious adults – worried about the planet, the degradation of civil society and the bitter inheritance we're leaving for the young – write dystopian books."

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Why teens should read adult fiction

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"Parents push young-adult fiction because it's safe. But protecting kids from sex, death and adult themes is wrong."

A provocative and thought provoking opinion piece by Brian McGreevy in Salon.com.

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Book List: All Night Long « Read alert | State Library of Victoria

Book List: All Night Long « Read alert | State Library of Victoria | Readers Advisory For Secondary Schools | Scoop.it

"All Night Long isn’t code for Lionel Richie but instead a list populated by titles whose narrative arcs are condensed into a single day and/or night. Quite a task for the author to do well but these following titles show how to achieve just that."

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Poem Flow

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Today's Poem of the Day, from Poem Flow.

 

Also available as an app where you get 20 daily poems free then 100 more for 99c.

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Fifty-Two Stories » with Cal Morgan

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Welcome, gentle reader, to the fabulous, most beautiful, I mean really swinging Fifty-Two Stories—our little experiment in social engineering through the regular administration of short fiction. Here at Harper Perennial, we love those self-contained, crystalline, newborn, perfect creatures called short stories, and this is our third year celebrating them by sharing a new one every week. We hope you’ll visit, subscribe, and submit your own work: After all, you may be the best writer of your generation.
The theme for year three is ASK.
I believe you’re all up to the task.
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The Inkys | Inside A Dog

The Inkys | Inside A Dog | Readers Advisory For Secondary Schools | Scoop.it
There is no other award in Australia that reflects what teenagers want to read. The Inkys are international awards for teenage literature, voted for online by the readers of insideadog.com.au. There are three awards: the Golden Inky for an Australian book, the Silver Inky for an international book, and the Creative Reading Prize, won by a young person for a creative response to a book they love, in any format they choose.
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Teenreads.com - ULTIMATE TEEN READING LIST

Teenreads.com - ULTIMATE TEEN READING LIST | Readers Advisory For Secondary Schools | Scoop.it

"One of our goals each month is to inspire you to read --- and to keep reading. We have found that required reading lists for school  --- are not exactly inspiring. Thus we have created what we think is the Ultimate Teen Reading List --- close to 400 titles that we believe are perfect choices for reading and discussing. We compiled entries from Teenreads.com readers who weighed in with their selections, and we also asked our staffers for suggestions. Titles range from young adult books to adult books that we think would be enjoyed by teens."

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