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Poetry and Possibilities: Do They Live at Your Library?

Poetry and Possibilities:  Do They Live at Your Library? | YA Lit Lib | Scoop.it
Those of you familiar with my work over the years know I am a passionate advocate for poetry.  Thanks to a life-changing course I took with Dr. JoBeth Allen at the University of Georgia during Spri...
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Poetry in the school library!!

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The Book Thief: A child's-eye view of Nazi Germany - The Globe and Mail

The Book Thief: A child's-eye view of Nazi Germany - The Globe and Mail | YA Lit Lib | Scoop.it
The Book Thief: A child's-eye view of Nazi Germany The Globe and Mail The sentiment is easy to get behind, but most of the rest of The Book Thief, a young-adult story of German life under Nazi rule, adapted from Australian writer Marus Zusak's 2005...
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8 tips and tricks to get the most of Project Gutenberg

8 tips and tricks to get the most of Project Gutenberg | YA Lit Lib | Scoop.it
If you want to know how to explore Project Gutenberg more effectively and get books faster - here is a bunch of tips & tricks for your convenience.

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Suzanne Smith's curator insight, August 13, 2013 9:35 AM

Download PG books, search more efficiently for vintage images...this article helps you get the most out of an amazing resource.

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There's Great Literature Here | The Hub

There's Great Literature Here | The Hub | YA Lit Lib | Scoop.it
When I tell people that I'm a young adult librarian and that I get to read teen books all the time, I get one of the two responses: The first is excited: “Oh, cool! You get to read YA books! Awesome!” The other is skeptical at best ...
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Get Genrefied: Mysteries (+ Thrillers)

Get Genrefied: Mysteries (+ Thrillers) | YA Lit Lib | Scoop.it
Angela's reader's advisory challenge this month focuses on mysteries, and we've thrown in thrillers as well, since the two are often found together. But they're not quite the same.

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'The 5th Wave,' by Rick Yancey - New York Times

'The 5th Wave,' by Rick Yancey - New York Times | YA Lit Lib | Scoop.it
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'The 5th Wave,' by Rick Yancey
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In a post-Potter, post-Katniss era, the line between young adult and mainstream fiction often blurs.
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Literacy Lockers

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When I was at the Michigan Reading Association a couple weekends ago, I had the privilege to attend Donalyn Miller's luncheon and listen to her speak about reading communities.  I've known Donalyn ...

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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, April 10, 2013 4:40 PM

For those of you who have lockers at school.  Students could also add these to Edmodo, Moodle, or in our case, their Google Sites!

Linda Dougherty's curator insight, April 11, 2013 12:03 AM

Great idea to share with our reading crew who are always in the Library.

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, April 13, 2013 3:48 AM

Great idea! Have you ever done the toilet door to tell students about new books? You have a targeted audience that have nothing else to read :) I know it's slightly different but just thought I'd mention it. 

 

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THE DIVINERS by Libba Bray

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New York Times bestselling and Printz Award-winning author Libba Bray returns with a brand-new book series: THE DIVINERS.

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BJ Neary's curator insight, February 20, 2013 7:25 PM

I just loved this book and this website is packed with great stuff like a trailer, music, book previews and more, don't miss reading the book and this site!

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Young Adult Books to Movies: 'Beautiful Creatures,' 'Catching Fire ...

Young Adult Books to Movies: 'Beautiful Creatures,' 'Catching Fire ... | YA Lit Lib | Scoop.it
... to start reading Young Adult novels. Maybe you resisted the "Harry Potter" phenomenon and the "Twilight" craze, but it's time to give in and read like a teenager. ... The winner of the 2008 Margaret A.
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TLT: Teen Librarian's Toolbox: We NEED YA books for Teens....

TLT: Teen Librarian's Toolbox: We NEED YA books for Teens.... | YA Lit Lib | Scoop.it
And the idea of what is young-adult literature is changing as more adults are reading books like The Hunger Games and kids have more access to adult books. “There is very little that YA can't cover now,” said Dan Weiss, ...
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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, February 28, 2013 3:02 AM

Teenage fiction is very important. Let's not lose it....teenagers need to have the choice to read something at their level without being thrown into adult fiction before they are ready. 

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Excellent Examples to Kick-start a Reading Culture in Your Classroom in 2013

Excellent Examples to Kick-start a Reading Culture in Your Classroom in 2013 | YA Lit Lib | Scoop.it
                                                       http://flic.kr/p/cj4kN Anyone who begins a blog posting with "I just cannot help myself from bubbling with excitement; my students are loving ...

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Michele Coombridge's curator insight, February 3, 2013 12:24 AM

Wonderful inspiration for passing on the love of reading

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Omnivoracious: YA Wednesday: Best Teen Books of theYear

Omnivoracious: YA Wednesday: Best Teen Books of theYear | YA Lit Lib | Scoop.it
2012 has been an embarrassment of riches for Young Adult literature. Some of our favorite series (Maze Runner, Matched) have come to a bittersweet end, but we've discovered a few new series to love (Cinder, Grave Mercy, The Diviners), and...

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AASL Unconference — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

AASL Unconference — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | YA Lit Lib | Scoop.it
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#aasl13 the national conference for school librarians held in Hartford this year was fantastic!! 

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The YABookShelf Daily

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The YABookShelf Daily, by Melissa Montovani: updated automatically with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos.
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The audio-books comeback: how they got out of the car, off the CD player and onto smartphones

The audio-books comeback: how they got out of the car, off the CD player and onto smartphones | YA Lit Lib | Scoop.it
With lavish original productions and enticing new 'syncing' technology, audio books have emerged as a rare bright spot in the publishing business. Every smartphone is a player.

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Beth Revis' Top Ten Modern YA Science Fiction novels.

Beth Revis' Top Ten Modern YA Science Fiction novels. | YA Lit Lib | Scoop.it
Although it's certainly not the only YA space opera in existence, I credit Beth Revis' Across the Universe trilogy—comprised of Across the Universe, A Million Suns, and Shades of Earth—with bringing the subgenre to a more ...

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Review: THE SUMMER PRINCE by Alaya Dawn Johnson

Review: THE SUMMER PRINCE by Alaya Dawn Johnson | YA Lit Lib | Scoop.it
Or the fact that everything they do could lead to a revolution in their city. A dangerous revolution. THE SUMMER PRINCE is a must read for sci fi fans and also lovers of literary YA. It's a book unlike anything else I've read, and I ...
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Page to Screen: Summer Reading Blockbusters, Dystopian Teen Lit ...

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mortalinstruments Page to Screen: Summer Reading Blockbusters, Dystopian Teen Lit, and Childhood Classics Based on Tim Tharp's 2008 National Book Award YA finalist (Knopf, 2007), The Spectacular Now is making the ...
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The importance of instilling a need to read

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Reading for pleasure at the age of 15 is a strong factor in determining future social mobility. Indeed, it has been revealed as the most important indicator of the future success of the child.

 

That was the startling finding of research carried out by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development on education and reading, and their role in promoting social mobility. It highlights why getting teenagers to read for pleasure is more than a sepia-tinted ambition for frustrated parents. It is a fundamental social issue.


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Lucinda Scott-Kellermeier's curator insight, May 9, 2013 6:14 AM

This article addresses UK reading issues, but the message relates to reading curriculum in any country. We need to anchor classic reading choices with contemporary literature reflecting 21st c. teen experiences and concerns.

PEB's comment, May 9, 2013 12:01 PM
We also need to make sure school and public libraries are stocked with materials children and young adults WANT to read.
P Byrne's curator insight, May 15, 2013 8:37 AM

Reading is just as important in the USA!

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Creating a reading community - Goodreads

Creating a reading community - Goodreads | YA Lit Lib | Scoop.it
Encouraging young people to read has never been harder - on the one hand. Recess and lunchtimes at our school attest to a full-to-bursting library, but on closer inspection our boys are socialising...

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Jane Schmude's curator insight, March 17, 2013 11:22 PM

It is an exciting time for teacher librarians...with all of these possiblilities for enticing students into books.

Jessica Raeside's comment, March 27, 2013 5:19 AM
Just joined up today to Goodreads. Would love to trial it in the classroom. Incorporating SM should definitely increase the level of engagement for reading.
Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, March 28, 2013 12:40 PM
I've created a group called Carnegie awards which will shadow the shortlist. Feel free to join to get a feel how the groups can work.
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Creating a reading community - Goodreads

Creating a reading community - Goodreads | YA Lit Lib | Scoop.it
Encouraging young people to read has never been harder - on the one hand. Recess and lunchtimes at our school attest to a full-to-bursting library, but on closer inspection our boys are socialising...

Via Tania Sheko
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Jane Schmude's curator insight, March 17, 2013 11:22 PM

It is an exciting time for teacher librarians...with all of these possiblilities for enticing students into books.

Jessica Raeside's comment, March 27, 2013 5:19 AM
Just joined up today to Goodreads. Would love to trial it in the classroom. Incorporating SM should definitely increase the level of engagement for reading.
Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, March 28, 2013 12:40 PM
I've created a group called Carnegie awards which will shadow the shortlist. Feel free to join to get a feel how the groups can work.
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Book Bower Keeps Middletown's Literary Spirit Alive - Wesleyan Argus

Book Bower Keeps Middletown's Literary Spirit Alive - Wesleyan Argus | YA Lit Lib | Scoop.it
Book Bower Keeps Middletown's Literary Spirit Alive Wesleyan Argus for her store from Craigslist and library sales. Now, her inventory comes mainly from her customers, ...
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Veronica Roth – The author with countless questions

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Veronica Roth is most famously known for her Divergent trilogy which were critically acclaimed and made it onto the bestsellers list in the New York Times.

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THE DIVINERS by Libba Bray

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New York Times bestselling and Printz Award-winning author Libba Bray returns with a brand-new book series: THE DIVINERS.
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The Diviners is a must-read!

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