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My Book Club | Read Any Good Books Today? | Create and Find Book Clubs | my-bookclub.com

My Book Club | Read Any Good Books Today? | Create and Find Book Clubs | my-bookclub.com | Young Adult Reads | Scoop.it
My-bookclub.com is a free social network which is helping book lovers come together in the real world and online. Create and find book clubs and events. Meetup and then continue the discussion online.
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Colin Stokes: How movies teach manhood | Video on TED.com

When Colin Stokes’ 3-year-old son caught a glimpse of Star Wars, he was instantly obsessed. But what messages did he absorb from the sci-fi classic?
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What Reading Books Like This May Do To You

What Reading Books Like This May Do To You | Young Adult Reads | Scoop.it
Readers of "chick lit," beware -- the woman-targeted fiction genre might not be as harmless as it seems. Reading about a protagonist with low body-esteem could affect how you feel about your own appearance.
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Great Graphic Novels 2013 | Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)

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Shatter Me Author Tahereh Mafi on Love Triangles and Shakespeare

Shatter Me Author Tahereh Mafi on Love Triangles and Shakespeare | Young Adult Reads | Scoop.it
On of my most anticipated young adult sequels of 2013 was Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi. I recently finished the book, and it more than exceeded my expectations. I spoke with Mafi about her latest book, her love life and Shakespeare (naturally).
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New Teen Books = The Hook

New Teen Books = The Hook | Young Adult Reads | Scoop.it

"As of right now, I have a book club formed with my students from tenth to twelve grade. They pick the books and we read them. Actually, they take turns choosing the books with the promise that we will finish any book that has been picked out of respect for the picker. In my place of work, I have had the wonderful opportunity to be trusted. I asked for a set of books, and if the budget allows, they are purchased. My closet consists of wonderful, new fiction and nonfiction that is written for a 21st century teenager."


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Reading For Pleasure – Online Resource Guide

Reading For Pleasure – Online Resource Guide | Young Adult Reads | Scoop.it

"Welcome to the NUT’s Reading4Pleasure zone. Here you can find the NUT’s policy booklet on the importance of reading for pleasure, as well as the on-line resources guide. This contains a wealth of practical suggestions about how activities to promote reading for pleasure can be introduced back into the classroom or organised on a whole school basis. The on-line guide also suggests professional development activities, ideas for whole school policy development and sources of further information designed to extend teachers’ knowledge of high quality reading resources."


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The Reading 4 Pleasure booklet includes a section on encouraging boys to read. (Click the image on their website to view pdf. booklet) 

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The Reading 4 Pleasure booklet includes a section on encouraging boys to read. (Click the image on their website to view pdf. booklet) 

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Best of the Best Books for Teens - Chicago Public Library

Best of the Best Books for Teens - Chicago Public Library | Young Adult Reads | Scoop.it

Chicago Public Library recommends the following books as the very best fiction published in 2012 for teens in high school.


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Marita Thomson's curator insight, December 18, 2012 8:30 AM

Excellent to see Australian authors Margo Lanagan and Cath Crowley on this interesting list. Also lots of new books to find.

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School Librarian Tameka To Shares Some Valuable Experiences | Graphic Novel Reporter

School Librarian Tameka To Shares Some Valuable Experiences | Graphic Novel Reporter | Young Adult Reads | Scoop.it

"Graphic novels have done something for my school library that I never thought was really possible. It has brought my grade 7 and 8 boys running into the library when they hear I have a new graphic novel. I now have to be careful about my new books since I can literally be mobbed if I hold up a new book to a class."


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Reluctant Teenage Readers

Reluctant Teenage Readers | Young Adult Reads | Scoop.it

"I tweeted a while back how frustrating it was many of a class of fourteen year olds seemed incapable of reading for fifteen minutes without distraction. I could understand it if I had handed out copies of The Origin of Species, but they choose the reading material. They can bring in their own books or borrow them from the school library (or my own selection), or they can bring magazines." 

 

Interesting post from a science teacher discussing (with links) strategies to encourage reluctant teenage students to read and seeking suggestions for options that have worked. 


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Young Adult Fiction is Not Like the Rest | YARN

Young Adult Fiction is Not Like the Rest | YARN | Young Adult Reads | Scoop.it
Intern Stephanie McKinley's first blog digs deep to figure out why classics like 1984 take her so much longer to read than contemporary YA like Divergent. Third person, past tense is different.

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Jeni Mawter's curator insight, December 20, 2012 9:55 PM

Changing face of YA fiction...? 

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140+ Books for the Boys of YA

140+ Books for the Boys of YA | Young Adult Reads | Scoop.it

"...we’d like to present this wall of over 140 books that we think will speak to the boys of YA. They’re full of adventure, magic, real-world issues, and romance. Some of them are even written by - *gasp* - women. They give us all kinds of male figures: strong, brave, struggling, emotional, confused, and yes - even a few great role models. Most of all, they give us great stories for any reader -- almost all of these books appeal to us as adult women even though we are probably not the target audience from a marketing perspective. That being said, while we do think that there will always be outlier readers who feel comfortable reading anything and everything (and we love them for it), we also realize that it might be a struggle to hand-sell a book with a girl in a dress on the cover or a romance-driven plot to the "average" boy. We'd love to think of this list as a tool for educators, librarians, parents, and teens to find a great read for the boys in their lives, but anyone who enjoys a great story will find something in this wall of books."


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‘Midwinterblood,’ by Marcus Sedgwick

‘Midwinterblood,’ by Marcus Sedgwick | Young Adult Reads | Scoop.it
In this young adult novel, characters encounter one another again and again.
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The title of Sedgwick’s most recent novel is “Midwinterblood,” which is chilling and brilliant because it succinctly and evocatively hints at what’s to come. Seven intense story lines stretch from the near future to the distant past, together forming a labyrinthine story of love, sacrifice and blood. Over and over again, a cast of vampires, Vikings and high priests encounter one another in various forms — with dire consequences for both their past and future incarnations.

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Steph Bowe's Hey! Teenager of the Year

Steph Bowe's Hey! Teenager of the Year | Young Adult Reads | Scoop.it

I'm nineteen. I write books for teenagers, including Girl Saves Boy (2010) and All This Could End (February 2013, both Text Publishing). I live in Queensland, Australia. This is a blog about reading and writing YA, mostly. It's a pleasure to make your acquaintance.

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LibriVox - Free Audio Books

LibriVox - Free Audio Books | Young Adult Reads | Scoop.it

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2013 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Readers | Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)

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2013 Best Fiction for Young Adults | Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)

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ReadPlus

ReadPlus | Young Adult Reads | Scoop.it
ReadPlus contains over 13,000 titles of books and films arranged under themes. It also contains links to author sites, reviews and teacher materials. The books range from picture books to adult fiction and are organised into different age categories.
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10 Book Series So Addictive, You Never Want Them to End

10 Book Series So Addictive, You Never Want Them to End | Young Adult Reads | Scoop.it
Welcome to the deep of winter, the time when the nights are longest and you basically never want to get out of your warm bed. This is the perfect time to get sucked into a long, complicated relationship with a book series.

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Engaging teens with reading | Services to Schools

"There is ongoing discussion in education about teens not reading as they used to do. However, this is confused by different perceptions about what ‘reading’ means. Because of the digital environment, literacy for teens today may involve multimodal delivery platforms. In other words, they’re still reading (and writing) - just not always in the traditional ‘book’ way.

This section looks at the area of teen reading, the benefits, motivations and types of reading that they engage with."


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Which books could lure a 13-year-old boy from his Xbox?

Which books could lure a 13-year-old boy from his Xbox? | Young Adult Reads | Scoop.it

A boy who likes Harry Potter and Xbox clearly enjoys losing himself in 'whole world' fiction. Christopher Paolini or Patrick Ness's fantasy series might draw him in.

 

 


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Theresa's comment, July 9, 2013 7:37 PM
So will Diana Wynne Jones.
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KOALA Awards NSW (KOALAawards) on Twitter

KOALA Awards NSW (KOALAawards) on Twitter | Young Adult Reads | Scoop.it

"Kids from New South Wales judge their own literary awards each year - Australian books that inspire, amuse, terrify, enlighten and engage them most."

koalansw.org.au


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Marita Thomson's curator insight, December 19, 2012 11:07 PM

Get thinking about your favourite Australian books. Kids up to Year 9 nominate theirs in Term 1, read from the shortlist and vote by the end of Term 3. This is an excellent structure for a school or library book group (we did it with years 7 & 8 in 2012), or a class focus. Disclosure: I'm on the committee!

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Dead Run -- Book Trailer

Trailer for the book 'Dead Run' by Sean Rodman, a YA thriller published by Orca Books.

 

 


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10 Aussie books to read before you die - Books - ABC Arts |

10 Aussie books to read before you die - Books - ABC Arts | | Young Adult Reads | Scoop.it
There is much to celebrate and much reading to be done.

Your votes have been streaming in all year, so here are the top 10 Aussie Books for 2012, as chosen by you.

Cloudstreet - Tim Winton
The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
A Fortunate Life - A.B. Facey
The Harp in the South - Ruth Park
The Power of One - Bryce Courtenay
Jasper Jones - Craig Silvey
The Magic Pudding - Norman Lindsay
The Slap - Christos Tsiolkas
The Secret River - Kate Grenville
Picnic at Hanging Rock - Joan Lindsay

 

You can also browse the top 50 books from this popular vote. Some young adult books have made the list and many others which will appeal to older teens or those who are ready for a challenge.


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