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What Teens Are Really Reading: A librarian’s informal survey uncovers the hottest YA fiction

What Teens Are Really Reading: A librarian’s informal survey uncovers the hottest YA fiction | The Reading Librarian | Scoop.it

Realistic fiction and fantasy. Steampunk and dystopias. Paranormal and coming-of-age. Everyone knows they’re hot sellers in the world of young adult fiction. But with so many YA titles flooding the market, how’s a librarian to keep up

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A Curious Thing: April Carnival of Children's Literature

A Curious Thing: April Carnival of Children's Literature | The Reading Librarian | Scoop.it

The word carnival conjures up images of ferris wheels, flying swings, clowns and cotton candy. A smattering of everything possible all in one place. I love definitions. So I couldn't help myself from looking up "carnival" - my favorite definition being "an instance of merrymaking or feasting."

As I have read through the posts for this month's Carnival of Children's Literature that definition is certainly fitting.

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Stacked: Finding a Community: Diana Wynne Jones Blog Tour

Stacked: Finding a Community: Diana Wynne Jones Blog Tour | The Reading Librarian | Scoop.it

People read Harry Potter, loved Harry Potter, then didn't continue onward to explore the vast unknown universe that was kidlit/YA and fantasy. I wanted to continue onward, but didn't have a guide.

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School Librarian in Action: Sambat Trust's Giveacar Video

School Librarian in Action: Sambat Trust's Giveacar Video | The Reading Librarian | Scoop.it

Like the video in You Tube and you become a part of Sambat Trust's literacy projects and reading advocacy in Tanauan, Batangas. It is as simple as that!

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School Librarian in Action: Sambat Trust's Giveacar Video

School Librarian in Action: Sambat Trust's Giveacar Video | The Reading Librarian | Scoop.it

Like the video in You Tube and you become a part of Sambat Trust's literacy projects and reading advocacy in Tanauan, Batangas. It is as simple as that!

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CIL Talks E-Books, Why E-Books Need Libraries, Other Deep Thoughts: Your Weekly Libraries and E-Content News Summary | Library Renewal

CIL Talks E-Books, Why E-Books Need Libraries, Other Deep Thoughts: Your Weekly Libraries and E-Content News Summary | Library Renewal | The Reading Librarian | Scoop.it
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School Librarian in Action: Storytelling Guide: The Legend of the Cashew Nut

School Librarian in Action: Storytelling Guide: The Legend of the Cashew Nut | The Reading Librarian | Scoop.it

This storytelling guide is prepared for librarians and storytellers who will use the story The Legend of the Cashew Nut taken from the book, Tales From the 7,000 Isles: Filipino Folk Stories by Dianne de Las Casas and Zarah Gagatiga.

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Happy Birthday, Beverly Cleary, Author of the “Ramona” Books

Happy Birthday, Beverly Cleary, Author of the “Ramona” Books | The Reading Librarian | Scoop.it
In celebration of her April 12 birthday, a collection of links detailing the life and work of author Beverly Cleary.
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A Surreal Descent into Madness: Reviewing Children’s TV

A Surreal Descent into Madness: Reviewing Children’s TV | The Reading Librarian | Scoop.it

In which John explores the best and most popular television shows designed for toddlers, and in doing so uncovers a strange and disturbing world through exploring shows including Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, The Octonauts, Team Umizoomi, and Dora the Explorer, Diego, Ni Hao Kai Lan, Oswald, Phineas and Ferb, and the Backyardigans, among others

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Bibliophile Stalker: Essay: The Massive The Hunger Games Post

Bibliophile Stalker: Essay: The Massive The Hunger Games Post | The Reading Librarian | Scoop.it

For the past few weeks, I've been deliberating on The Hunger Games trilogy, and even thought of writing a review, but an innocuous "good morning" on Twitter the other week spiraled into a lengthy discussion on the subject.

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    Poetry for Children: 5Q Poet Interview Series: Jill Corcoran

    Poetry for Children: 5Q Poet Interview Series: Jill Corcoran | The Reading Librarian | Scoop.it

Dare to Dream...Change the World.

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Happy Birthday, Hans Christian Andersen, Poet and Author of Fairy Tales

Happy Birthday, Hans Christian Andersen, Poet and Author of Fairy Tales | The Reading Librarian | Scoop.it
A biography of Hans Christian Andersen with links to sites containing further information on his life and work.
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Top Ten Early Reader Recommendations

Top Ten Early Reader Recommendations | The Reading Librarian | Scoop.it
There are wonderful picture books, middle grade novels and young adult books available to readers.  I never have trouble with recommendations for children or adults looking for books within those ...
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The 3 R's Blog // Reading, 'Riting, and Randomness: At the Festival of Books: A Conversation with Judy Blume

The 3 R's Blog // Reading, 'Riting, and Randomness: At the Festival of Books: A Conversation with Judy Blume | The Reading Librarian | Scoop.it
Judy Blume talks with Mary McNamara and does audience Q&A at LA Times Festival of Books 2012...
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We Sat Down....: We Sat Down For a Chat...about YA

We Sat Down....: We Sat Down For a Chat...about YA | The Reading Librarian | Scoop.it

Young Adult novels and age categories. Does age category really matter?

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School Librarian in Action: Story Theater and Puppet Show Script: Father Rat Finds a Midwife

School Librarian in Action: Story Theater and Puppet Show Script: Father Rat Finds a Midwife | The Reading Librarian | Scoop.it

Story Theater and Puppet Show Script: Father Rat Finds a Midwife, a Filipino Folk Story from the book Tales From the 7,000 Ilses (de Las Casas & Gagatiga, 2011)

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Read-along as therapy for Guihulngan kids

Plans were under way in partnering with various organizations, including the Philippine Daily Inquirer, to organize storytelling sessions as part of the therapy to help the children recover from the trauma

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Of adventures and misadventures in the Philippines

Of adventures and misadventures in the Philippines | The Reading Librarian | Scoop.it

As an author here in the United Kingdom, I visit schools and reading groups trying to encourage children to read. So on this last visit to see my mother in Manila, I thought, why don’t you do the same in the Philippines where the impact of such a visit would be far-reaching.

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The Day | explaining matters

The Day | explaining matters | The Reading Librarian | Scoop.it
A daily news service for schools - highlighting the issues behind current affairs and connecting them to the curriculum.
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'Legend of Korra' Creators: 5 Things You Didn't Know About the New 'Avatar' (Guest Blog)

'Legend of Korra' Creators: 5 Things You Didn't Know About the New 'Avatar' (Guest Blog) | The Reading Librarian | Scoop.it
Fans of Avatar: The Last Airbender have been feverishly looking forward to this weekend: Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko continue the mythology of their Airbender series with Nickelodeon’s The Legend of Korra, which premieres Saturday...
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Kid Lit Frenzy: A Reading Challenge for 2012: Non-Fiction Picture Books

Kid Lit Frenzy: A Reading Challenge for 2012: Non-Fiction Picture Books | The Reading Librarian | Scoop.it

As I was reading a few blog posts and comments, I noticed that many of my Twitter friends loved reading fiction but a common response was "I need to read more non-fiction".

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School Librarian in Action: Filipino School Librarian: Rosal Yniguez Bulaong

School Librarian in Action: Filipino School Librarian: Rosal Yniguez Bulaong | The Reading Librarian | Scoop.it

The blog's featured Filipino School Librarian this month of April is retiree, Madame Rosal Yniguez Bulaong. She's been a librarian for nearly five decades and her septogenarian wisdom shines through this article she wrote for Inquirer's High Blood section on December 11, 1996. She was a high school librarian at the International School Manila (ISM) for 39 years and became consultant for the University of Asia and the Pacific.

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Hungry for More: The Hunger Games Misses the Mark on Teen Violence

Hungry for More:  The Hunger Games Misses the Mark on Teen Violence | The Reading Librarian | Scoop.it
By focusing on action at the expense of introspection, The Hunger Games misses an opportunity to teach a real lesson about cyclical violence, the role we all play in perpetuating it, and our responsibility to make the right decisions.
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The Land of Decoration « Adult Books 4 Teens

The Land of Decoration « Adult Books 4 Teens | The Reading Librarian | Scoop.it

April 2nd, 2012 Grace McCleen’s debut novel arrives with a glowing endorsement from Emma Donoghue, author of Room, splashed across its cover. The Land of Decoration shares a crucial element with Room: a young person’s narration – in this case, 10-year-old Ju

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School Librarian in Action: My Attempts at Writing Poetry

School Librarian in Action: My Attempts at Writing Poetry | The Reading Librarian | Scoop.it

A long, long time ago, I dared write poetry.

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