From the media release - "The tool provides guidance to school districts in evaluating the performance of school librarians in support of the newly mandated Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) process.The rubric was developed in partnership between the Section of School Librarians (SSL) of NYLA and the School Library Systems Association (SLSA). The team worked for over a year on the development of the document, which underwent multiple revisions prior to final SED approval.“We are excited to be able to provide this resource to schools across New York State, and believe it is the most accurate tool available for evaluating school librarians,” stated NYLA Executive Director Jeremy Johannesen."
We created lists for adult books, young adult books, and kids' books. I previously posted the Top Picks for Adult Fiction in 2011. You'll find the Top Picks booklists for young adults and children below.
“Clockwork Angel” tops teen favoritesStarNewsOnline.com (blog)The Young Adult Library Association (YALSA), a branch of the American Library Association, recently polled young readers on their favorite book.
On Monday I noted that in light of this post from two authors who were asked by an agent to de-gay their book, I was planning to do some statistics wrangling and see if I could quantify some of what's.
AceShowbizLionsgate Gets Rights to Adapt Young Adult 'Chaos Walking' TrilogyFirst ShowingThe over-arcing story of the entire series, without spoiling any specific details in the books, is said to take off when an autocrat tries to take over the...
Adventure and Thrillers Amongst this category of fiction for the young adult can be found a few of the titles written by Robert Muchamore: Cherub: Class A; Cherub 4: the Killing; The General (Cherub); The Sleepwalker (Cherub), amongst...
True to form, I rarely read the winner of any award, but I do often read the runners-up. This year's Newbery Medal (for distinguished contribution to American literature for children) went to Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos.
On March 1, the Canadian Library Association announced the shortlist for their Young Adult Book Award. This award recognizes an author of an outstanding English-language Canadian work of fiction (novel, collection of ...
Book festival celebrates women writers, readersTribune ReviewAmong those scheduled to attend are Edgar Award-winning author Kathleen George of the North Side; Heather Terrell of Sewickley, who recently made the jump from historical fiction to young...
The BooksellerVirago launches Young Adult listThe BooksellerVirago Modern Classics will launch a young adult list, with four books by Rumer Godden to be among its titles after the publisher acquired rights in 15 of her works.
It's important for teenagers to read books. There are many books for young adult readers. Sometimes teens get so busy with school, sports, work, and their social lives that they do not cut out time for themselves.
Andrea Shea, Book Columnist Telling someone you like young adult fiction is like owning up to a secret love for Nickelback: you've got about a snowball's chance in hell of getting out of that conversation unjudged.
Drumroll please ... without further ado, the judges for our single most popular category. We had applicants lined up around the block for this one, so no hurt feelings please if you don't see your name here.
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