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"Wimpy Kid" Author's 6 Tips to Hook Reluctant Readers

"Wimpy Kid" Author's 6 Tips to Hook Reluctant Readers | Y.A. Australian Books for Boys | Scoop.it

"Knowing the appeal Kinney's books have for reluctant readers, we asked the author and game developer (he created Poptropica) -- who has two boys of his own, age 11 and 8 -- if he had any suggestions for how parents can help get their kids into reading. Here are his six tips..."


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Is This Just Fantasy?: Fantastic Adult Fiction For The Voracious YA Fantasy Fan

Is This Just Fantasy?: Fantastic Adult Fiction For The Voracious YA Fantasy Fan | Y.A. Australian Books for Boys | Scoop.it
I love sharing, discussing, and contemplating fantasy fiction–especially with fellow fans and readers. Happily, opportunities for such conversations happen on an almost daily basis for me.
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DIVERGENT - Trailer - Official [HD] - 2013

DIVERGENT is a thrilling action-adventure film set in a future where people are divided into distinct factions based on their personalities. Tris Prior (Wood...
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The film version of Veronica Roth’s YA bestseller doesn’t come out until March 21, 2014, but what do you think of this sneak peek?

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Official 2013 Teens' Top Ten

Here are the official titles of the 2013 Teens' Top Ten. For more information about the Teens' Top Ten, visit http://www.ala.org/yalsa/teens-top-ten Visit th...
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Not just boys' books. But why restrict ourselves?

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Review of the Day – Lockwood & Co.: The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud

Review of the Day – Lockwood & Co.: The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud | Y.A. Australian Books for Boys | Scoop.it
Lockwood & Company: The Screaming Staircase
By Jonathan Stroud
Hyperion Books for Children
$16.99
ISBN: 978-1-4231-6491-3
Ages 10 and up
On shelves September 17th
I’m sick of historical fiction.
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Younger readers, Horror

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Dashner Download #6 | Could the plot of THE EYE OF MINDS happen in real life?

James Dashner discusses whether the plot of his latest novel, THE EYE OF MINDS, could happen in real life. An all-new, edge-of-your seat adventure from James...
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Book Review: Boy Nobody by Allen Zadoff

Book Review: Boy Nobody by Allen Zadoff | Y.A. Australian Books for Boys | Scoop.it
I walk past the revolving lights of the ambulance.
Past the security vehicles, the police officers, the chatter of voices over shortwave radios.
"Do you need a ride?" the gate guard says.
"I'm good," I say.
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New Short Story Anthologies

New Short Story Anthologies | Y.A. Australian Books for Boys | Scoop.it
With the upcoming release of what is sure to be a wonderful short story anthology edited by Neil Gaiman, Unnatural Creatures, I’ve seen many interesting new short storiy anthologies geared towards young adults.
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The Glamour and Greed of The Great Gatsby

The Glamour and Greed of The Great Gatsby | Y.A. Australian Books for Boys | Scoop.it
This post is written by one of our guest bloggers, 17-year-old Halle.
It seems like The Great Gatsby is everywhere these days, making special appearances (with LeVar Burton!
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School text given a rap!

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Diversity for Teens and Tweens Teach Powerful Truths | The Hub

Diversity for Teens and Tweens Teach Powerful Truths | The Hub | Y.A. Australian Books for Boys | Scoop.it

Being different and forced to depend on your wits to survive is a theme in Trash by Andy Mulligan (2011). Trash involves four children — Raphael, Gordo, Rat, and Pia — who live a life of almost unimaginable poverty in an unnamed third world country where corruption is king and political prisoners are plentiful. Instead of attending school, they spend their days going through trash heaps, searching for anything salvageable. The kids come across an item that should never have been tossed, involving a secret that an unscrupulous politician will do anything to get back

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two sentence book reviews, part 2 (young adult fiction) - whyismarko

two sentence book reviews, part 2 (young adult fiction) - whyismarko | Y.A. Australian Books for Boys | Scoop.it
getting caught up on book reviews. i allow myself two sentences: one for summary and one for my review. Young Adult Fiction That's Not a Feeling, by Dan Josefson 4 stars a teenage boy is sent to a residential school.

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Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Characters in YA Fiction | The Hub

Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Characters in YA Fiction | The Hub | Y.A. Australian Books for Boys | Scoop.it
YA books with characters who are deaf or hard of hearing, or live with family members who are deaf, are few and far between, but they're out there! These books have all the good stuff: first love, heartbreak, peer pressure, ...

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Compassionate Killing: the New Darling of Teen Lit

Compassionate Killing: the New Darling of Teen Lit | Y.A. Australian Books for Boys | Scoop.it
Could it influence the next generation of voters, even those who've been taught better?
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Read this and think. What values creep in to our unconscious while we are enjoying a good read?

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What are the best books for gamers?

What are the best books for gamers? | Y.A. Australian Books for Boys | Scoop.it

"How can I survive the summer without Skyrim and Assassin's Creed? The Book Doctor recommends great fantasy books for the beach to a game obsessed 12-year-old"


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Books for Boys that Aren’t “Books for Boys” | The Hub

Books for Boys that Aren’t “Books for Boys” | The Hub | Y.A. Australian Books for Boys | Scoop.it
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Inside A Dog | "Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside a dog, it's too dark to read." - Groucho Marx

Inside A Dog | "Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside a dog, it's too dark to read." - Groucho Marx | Y.A. Australian Books for Boys | Scoop.it
A site for young people about the books they like to read. Discover the latest youth literature news, find YA books for teenagers (reviewed by teens), join a book club and discuss your favourite reads, and enter our monthly competitions.
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Don't forget this great site from the Victorian State library.

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The Monday Poll: Time and Place | The Hub

The Monday Poll: Time and Place | The Hub | Y.A. Australian Books for Boys | Scoop.it
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James Dashner: Why Do You Kill Off Characters in Your Books?

Preorder now: The Eye of Minds  (on sale October 8, 2013) For more information, visit: www.theeyeofminds.com
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Jukebooks: You Don’t Know Me by David Klass

Jukebooks: You Don’t Know Me by David Klass | Y.A. Australian Books for Boys | Scoop.it
David Klass’s novel, You Don’t Know Me is narrated by John, a fourteen-year-old boy who is smart, funny, and terribly depressed. His home life totally sucks.
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Teen Reads, Books, Young Adult Reading | Blink YA Books

Teen Reads, Books, Young Adult Reading | Blink YA Books | Y.A. Australian Books for Boys | Scoop.it
Our teen reads will bring you to the edge of your seat, entertain you, or help you get lost in a heartening story. From thrillers, classics to edgy plotlines, Blink offers amazing books to read.
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This is a new publisher's website dedicated to Y.A books. Looks promising.

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Popular Paperbacks: Conflicted: Life During Wartime

Popular Paperbacks: Conflicted: Life During Wartime | Y.A. Australian Books for Boys | Scoop.it
One of the three themes for YALSA’s 2014 Popular Paperback for Young Adults (PPYA) list is “Conflicted: Life During Wartime.” It’s an exciting new path, as this is the first time the committee has ever compiled a war-themed list before.
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Take 5: What's My Name Again? Stories about teens in the Witness Protection program

Take 5: What's My Name Again? Stories about teens in the Witness Protection program | Y.A. Australian Books for Boys | Scoop.it
Identity is such a huge part of the teenage years.  When most teens are simply trying to figure out who they are, some teens are being yanked out of the comfort of their everyday lives and given new identities.  Since today we are talking about The...
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Book Review: Winger by Andrew Smith

Book Review: Winger by Andrew Smith | Y.A. Australian Books for Boys | Scoop.it
"Welcome to the eleventh grade, loser." - page 61 If books could go through puberty, this is what you would get: funny, sarcastic, and heartbreaking all at once.  A little voice crack here, a little embarrassment there.  Ah, the glory of the...
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Kobo Is Using An Augmented Reality Game to Promote eReading - AppNewser

Kobo Is Using An Augmented Reality Game to Promote eReading - AppNewser | Y.A. Australian Books for Boys | Scoop.it
Kobo Is Using An Augmented Reality Game to Promote eReading

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I wish we could make this a reality for adolescent readers in school! So many students are involved in video games, and they are often our reluctant readers.

 

It would be so amazing if games could be developed for school books. It would be so motivating for kids, and they could see their progress through the book by seeing their progress in the game. It would be instant gratification that books often lack for struggling readers--a video game would provide that instant feedback. 

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A Wrinkle in Time, worthy graphic novel adaptation

A Wrinkle in Time, worthy graphic novel adaptation | Y.A. Australian Books for Boys | Scoop.it
This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of A Wrinkle in Time, Madeline L'Engle's justly loved young adult novel about children who must rescue a dimension-hopping physicist who has been trapped by a malignant intelligence bent...
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Madeline L'Engle draws you into her "out of this world" fantasies by getting the reader involved with her characters.The graphic novel looks promising.

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