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ALA Annual 2014: The Margaret A. Edwards Award Brunch | The Hub

ALA Annual 2014: The Margaret A. Edwards Award Brunch | The Hub | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
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Congratulations to Markus Zusak, he so deserves the Margaret A. Edwards Award!!! I re-read all of his books as part fo the Hub Reading Challenge and also watched the movie, The Book Thief and it was awesome.

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The 8th Annual KidLitCon - Spending Time Face-to-Face with Kindred Spirits by Jen Robinson

The 8th Annual KidLitCon - Spending Time Face-to-Face with Kindred Spirits by Jen Robinson | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
When I was in college studying engineering, I would sneak off to the library whenever I could, and read children’s books. When I was drowning with work as the co-founder of a software firm, I would...
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This conference sounds awesome!  I love Mitali Perkins who will be the keynote speaker!

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TOP TEN WAYS TO TURN YOUR CLASSROOM INTO A HOTBED OF ENTHUSIASTIC READERS by Megan Ginther and Holly Mueller

TOP TEN WAYS TO TURN YOUR CLASSROOM INTO A HOTBED OF ENTHUSIASTIC READERS by Megan Ginther and Holly Mueller | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
We are intermediate grade teachers who have learned over the years that there are practices that get kids excited about reading.   We tried to rank them but decided they were all equally important....
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These are great pointers that are a MUST to cultivate readers.  Great post for all readers:)

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ALA Annual 2014: Sci Fi on the Fly | The Hub

ALA Annual 2014: Sci Fi on the Fly | The Hub | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
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Great SlideShare on SciFi genre books from ALA

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Librarians Love: Books for Young Black Male Readers | The Hub

Librarians Love: Books for Young Black Male Readers | The Hub | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
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This is so worthwhile for lists, suggestions and sites for exciting young black readers.

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Great Britain Across The Genres | The Hub

Great Britain Across The Genres | The Hub | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
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Great titles in this post!

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ALA Annual 2014: YALSA’s YA Author Coffee Klatch | The Hub

ALA Annual 2014: YALSA’s YA Author Coffee Klatch | The Hub | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
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This YA author Koffee Klatch sounds spectacular and has so many new titles to read:)

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Top Ten Schneider Award Favorites of the 2014 Schneider Award Jury by Peg Glisson

Top Ten Schneider Award Favorites of the  2014 Schneider Award Jury by Peg Glisson | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
The Schneider Award Jury celebrated the Award’s 10th Anniversary at a festive luncheon during the recent American Library Association’s Annual Conference.  Distinguished guests included this year’s...
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I loved Waiting for Normal, Marcelo in the Real World, Grace Under Fire and A Splash of Red!!!

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Up All Night edited by Laura Geringer « Reading Rants! Out of the Ordinary Teen Booklists!

Up All Night edited by Laura Geringer « Reading Rants! Out of the Ordinary Teen Booklists! | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
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From Jennifer Hubert- this sounds like a great collection of short stories by awesome YA authors!

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YA Lit Gone Country | The Hub

YA Lit Gone Country | The Hub | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
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I loved the titles recommended in this post and would also add The Disenchantment by Nina LaCour- (from the author's website---Morris Award–finalist Nina LaCour draws together the beauty and influences of music and art to brilliantly capture a group of friends on the brink of the rest of their lives.)

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The Surprising Emotional Core of "The Fault in Our Stars" | Bitch Media

The Surprising Emotional Core of "The Fault in Our Stars" | Bitch Media | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
The film tells teens an important message: The world does not revolve around you.
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I loved this deep, real look at the movie (you must read the book, too!) as it discusses parents, Hazel's immaturity and how it is not all about 1 person. 

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Diverse YA Titles to Look for at ALA Annual | The Hub

Diverse YA Titles to Look for at ALA Annual | The Hub | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
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If you want a goos list of diverse titles, this is a great post and the first paragraph points to other posts too!

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Heise Reads & Recommends: TTT: Top 10 Authors on My Automatic-Must-Buy List

Heise Reads & Recommends: TTT: Top 10 Authors on My Automatic-Must-Buy List | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
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I love Lisa McMann, Katie McGarry, Elizabeth Euhlberg, Maggie Stiefvater and Gayle Forman- now I am trying the other authors too!

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Reading the Book before the Movie or Show: Pros, Cons, & Bragging Rights | The Hub

Reading the Book before the Movie or Show: Pros, Cons, & Bragging Rights | The Hub | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
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Books into movies and tv shows...and some in production.  I looved Divergent, The Fault in Our Stars and I will def be going to see If I Stay, The Maze Runner and Gone Girl when they are released, can't wait!

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ALA Annual 2014: Odyssey Awards Presentation | The Hub

ALA Annual 2014: Odyssey Awards Presentation | The Hub | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
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I loved this post, all the honor books and Scowler was just awesome (as well as Eleanor and Park- listened to them as part of the Hub Reading Challenge) and the videos were oh so important!!!

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School Library Journal Curriculum Connections

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Lots of great posts in this SLJ Curriculum Connections update.

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ALA 2014: The Alex Awards Presentation | The Hub

ALA 2014: The Alex Awards Presentation | The Hub | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
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Great list of Alex Awards and a great tribute to John Searles at ALA!

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Jukebooks: The War Novels of Walter Dean Myers | The Hub

Jukebooks: The War Novels of Walter Dean Myers | The Hub | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
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I am mourning the loss of such a great man and author---my students LOVED all of his books!

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ALA Annual 2014: Kicking off the Coverage | The Hub

ALA Annual 2014: Kicking off the Coverage | The Hub | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
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Lots going on at ALA, take a look!

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A Top Ten List: Book that Heal by Caitlin Lore

A Top Ten List: Book that Heal by Caitlin Lore | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
Part of my reading philosophy lies in the power of story. Since I was a child, stories have shaped me. I’ve listened to how I was created, heard about love that has saved me, and escaped into world...
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Great titles in this Nerdy Book Club post about books that heal...

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TFiOS Super-Sized, Movie/Book Special DFTBA Post « Reading Rants! Out of the Ordinary Teen Booklists!

TFiOS Super-Sized, Movie/Book Special DFTBA Post « Reading Rants! Out of the Ordinary Teen Booklists! | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
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Thanks to Jennifer Hubert for these links and I loved the book AND the movie- especially Hazel and August:)  It is strange to think they play brother and sister in the movie, Divergent----loved that too!!!

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The Monday Poll: Summer Lovin’ YA Lit Style | The Hub

The Monday Poll: Summer Lovin’ YA Lit Style | The Hub | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
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I voted for my favorite YA summer romance - This is What Happy Looks like by Jennifer E. Smith- what is yours?

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a review of The City

a review of The City | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
Thank you to NetGalley and Random House Publishing Group-Bantam Dell for the ARC, The City by Dean Koontz, a mesmerizing read about lies, murder, magic, and the power of family and friends. Told by Jonah Kirk (age 9), at the urging of his best friend, Malcolm, the reader is catapulted into Jonah’s city, during the tumultuous 1960s, his family’s love of music, and the effect of his relationship with Miss Pearl, a supernatural being who is described as the soul of the City, which is both beautiful and evil and part of the grand plan of life. Jonah is much older, looking back telling the sto...
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This book is just published!  You need to read it if you like Koontz, murder, mystery and magic, Thanks to NetGalley!

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Pulp Fiction With a Side of Fries: The New American Pastime, and How to Avoid its Fiery Wrath | The Hub

Pulp Fiction With a Side of Fries: The New American Pastime, and How to Avoid its Fiery Wrath | The Hub | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
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An interesting look at different fiction....

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Best Books of the Year so far, 2014 — @AngeReads and @droogmark Adult Books 4 Teens

Best Books of the Year so far, 2014 — @AngeReads and @droogmark Adult Books 4 Teens | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
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All of these titles are great- but make sure you read the last one,

The Weight of Blood by Laura McHugh (i see this as a great adult crossover read too)

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