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Our Mock Caldecott Winners 2017

Our Mock Caldecott Winners 2017 | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
For the past week my students have been busy dissecting, discussing, and loving picture books as we tried to select the one winner and three honors books for the 2017 Caldecott.  This is the second year I have done this exploration with 7th graders and as one student told me, "This is one of my…
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A List of Cages review

Children's & Young Adult Starred Review A List of Cages by Robin Roe Share This Facebook Twitter Fourteen-year-old Julian Harlow looks "like an anime character," with shiny black hair almost falling into his "enormous round eyes." He is shy, sweet, and secretly good at singing and storytelling, but his uncle is beating the light, and life, out of him. Adam Blake, a high school senior, knows and loves Julian because the boy came to live with him and his mother as a foster child after his parents were killed. But it's been five years since Julian's abusive uncle took him in, and the boy, young-seeming for 14, is decidedly worse for wear. This is not a story to turn away from. Readers will fall in love with Julian. He's unassuming, creative, dyslexic--and terrified. The story alternates between Julian's and Adam's perspectives, and as readers start to see how much Adam--popular, cheerful, "ADHD-fidgety" and compassionate--truly cares for Julian, their hearts will grow three sizes larger. Debut author Robin Roe's writing is extraordinary, clear, funny and insightful. Her sentences pack a wallop: "It's strange how many ways there are to miss someone. You miss the things they did and who they were, but you also miss who you were to them." And, "Maybe instead of accelerating your age, pain won't let you grow." And, "I see everything you do" as a profession of love. However brutal his particular story, Julian's trials as he lurches awkwardly into teendom are universal--feeling alone, keeping dangerous secrets, feeling timid and inadequate, needing love. A List of Cages is painful, devastating, beautiful and brilliant. --Karin Snelson, children's & YA editor, Shelf Awareness Discover: Robin Roe's extraordinary debut YA novel is as much about love and compassion as it is about grief and abuse.
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I want to read this disturbing book; good review
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Behind the Book: Tricks and the Value of “Difficult” YA

Behind the Book: Tricks and the Value of “Difficult” YA | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
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Ellen Hopkins on difficult topics in YA
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bjneary (Oreland, PA)’s review of Tiny Stitches: The Life of Medical Pioneer Vivien Thomas

bjneary (Oreland, PA)’s review of Tiny Stitches: The Life of Medical Pioneer Vivien Thomas | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
This Nerdy Nonfiction award winner was a wonderful picture book I read as part of the #YearofYA STEM chat which will take place Thursday 1/16 at 8PM
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Great nonfiction children's book for #YearofYA chat
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‘My Dad Keeps Calling it (picture books) My Calling’ – Deborah Freeman

‘My Dad Keeps Calling it (picture books) My Calling’ – Deborah Freeman | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
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Deborah Freedman interview, love her!
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Book Review: The March Against Fear: The Last Great Walk of the Civil Rights Movement and the Emergence of Black Power by Ann Bausum — @TLT16 Teen Librarian Toolbox

Book Review: The March Against Fear: The Last Great Walk of the Civil Rights Movement and the Emergence of Black Power by Ann Bausum — @TLT16 Teen Librarian Toolbox | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
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Bookends Favorites 2016: Lynn's Favorite Middle-Grade and YA

Bookends Favorites 2016: Lynn's Favorite Middle-Grade and YA | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
Lynn: It's that time again! Time for Cindy and me to announce our favorite books of the year. We are making no attempt to pick the year's award winners—just to list the books we loved reading in alphabetical order.Because I don't have Cindy's discipline and always have a terr
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More Bookends Favorites Middle Grade & YA 2016 Books
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Bookends Favorites 2016: Cindy's Favorite Children's and YA

Bookends Favorites 2016: Cindy's Favorite Children's and YA | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it

Cindy: I managed to keep my list to ten titles this year, a miracle, really. It helps that I can rest easy knowing that other personal favorites are appearing on Lynn's lists. It's always hard to pick just a small number as so many books become favorites for different reasons. The Twelve D

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Favorite 2016 titles- Children & YA
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Writing Not-So-Serious Books by Joanne Levy

Writing Not-So-Serious Books by Joanne Levy | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it

“Do your friends tell you you’re funny?” I still cringe when I think of the time when a very big deal New York editor asked me that question when we were discussing one of my manuscripts. Because really, how does a polite Canadian respond without sounding obnoxiously braggy (I’m cringing even as I type this,…

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Love books that make me laugh, def going to read this, love the cover too
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10 Most Anticipated Young Adult Books of January 2017

10 Most Anticipated Young Adult Books of January 2017 | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
Authors like Veronica Roth and A.G. Howard bring readers to new worlds while brazen adventures and more take over January's most exciting young adult book releases.
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January 2017 YA books!
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The Most-Read Children's and Young Adult Book Reviews of 2016

The Most-Read Children's and Young Adult Book Reviews of 2016 | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it

Reviews of YA fantasies, middle grade adventures, and contemplative picture books were among the most-read on PW's site this year.

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170 YA Books Hitting Shelves January - March 2017

170 YA Books Hitting Shelves January - March 2017 | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it

Build your TBR with these 170 YA books hitting shelves this quarter.

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oh boy, this list is overwhelming, lots of YA out in Jan-Mar 2017
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bjneary (Oreland, PA)’s review of Truly Madly Guilty

bjneary (Oreland, PA)’s review of Truly Madly Guilty | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it

I loved the narration by Caroline Lee of this first Liane Moriarty book I have ever read (listened to) and I am definitely going to listen to Carolin

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Four Questions for Veronica Roth

Four Questions for Veronica Roth | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it

We spoke with 'Divergent' author Veronica Roth, whose latest book, 'Carve the Mark,' will be released worldwide in 33 languages on January 17.

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Interview with Veronica Roth on her latest novel, Carve the Mark
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bjneary (Oreland, PA)’s review of Ada Lovelace: The Poet of Science

bjneary (Oreland, PA)’s review of Ada Lovelace: The Poet of Science | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
I read this nonfiction Nerdy award winner as part of the #YearofYA monthly STEM YA chat taking place Thursday 1/26 at 8PM. Diane Stanley's words
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Nonfiction children's picture book for #YearofYA monthly STEM chat
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bjneary (Oreland, PA)’s review of Red Madness: How a Medical Mystery Changed What We Eat

bjneary (Oreland, PA)’s review of Red Madness: How a Medical Mystery Changed What We Eat | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
This book was in @tavia_clark's resources for monthly #YearofYA chat Thursday 1/26 st 8PM on STEM & YA Lit and as a nonfiction book, it was mesmerizin
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Great nonfiction about medical mystery! #YearofYA
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Outside the Frame | New YA Fiction About Teen Artists

Outside the Frame | New YA Fiction About Teen Artists | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it

In these recent titles, the world is a canvas for teen artists.

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YA books featuring teen artists
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Can a Guy Save a Girl? | HMH Books for Young Readers News

Can a Guy Save a Girl?  |  HMH Books for Young Readers News | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
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What a great post, definitely getting this book!
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Reading Across Borders: Translated YA Titles for the New Year - The Hub

Reading Across Borders: Translated YA Titles for the New Year - The Hub | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
Literature in translation opens readers' eyes to a whole new world. Check out these recently released young adult fiction titles in translation!
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New in YA International titles
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Cover Reveal: wishtree by Katherine Applegate

Cover Reveal: wishtree by Katherine Applegate | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
Five years ago, I fell in love. The object of my affection was handsome in a weathered sort of way, if a bit beaten down by the vagaries of life. Folks, you haven’t really lived until you’ve loved a tree. It was in a too-small container in a too-dry climate in a too-shady courtyard. Abandoned…
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15 Most Anticipated Young Adult Books of 2017

15 Most Anticipated Young Adult Books of 2017 | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it

New adventures from popular YA authors like Veronica Roth and Madeleine Roux, and continuing series from Sarah J. Maas, Victoria Schwab await us in 2017.

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2017 YA novels!!! Yes!
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Booklist: Books with Bakers, Chefs, and Other Food Enthusiasts - The Hub

Booklist: Books with Bakers, Chefs, and Other Food Enthusiasts - The Hub | Young Adult Novels | Scoop.it
Everyone has to do it eventually but surprisingly few YA fiction books have any reference to it. I’m talking about cooking and baking, of course.…
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Great list of YA food fiction books
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