Goodnight Ninja? Knuffle Blobfish? Children’s Books Get the Algorithm Treatment. A chaotic time-traveling owl named Hoot is at the center of the new children’s book “Time Buddies,” which is now breaking records on the online reading platform Epic.
The digital comic book passed one million reads in its first five days last week. Epic predicted as much. It engineered the book to become a hit with kids ages 6 to 10 by basing its new owl heroine partly on children’s preferences and reading habits on the site. When a kid’s sticky fingers search for something to read, Epic captures that activity and feeds the information into its book recommendation engine—a tool that also informs the creation of new titles in-house. Epic’s team knows that children prefer owls to chickens and chickens to hedgehogs. During the pandemic, Epic has more than doubled its reach to 50 million children globally, most of them in the U.S. Epic now possesses a trove of data on children, a group famously difficult to track. 5 Kinds of Nonfiction SLJ May 2018. 5 Kinds of Nonfiction - Lerner Publishing Group. Created by author Melissa Stewart, the 5 Kinds of Nonfiction classification system helps librarians expand and balance their nonfiction collection to provide a broad array of titles that appeal to different types of readers.
It also helps students select books they like, predict the type of information they will find in a book, and use the books for specific purposes. To assist librarians in identifying titles from each category, Lerner used the 5 Kinds of Nonfiction system to classify the nonfiction on our website. Some books may contain elements from two different categories; these are blended nonfiction titles.
Note that books that deliver factual information but use fictional elements, such as invented dialog or scenes, talking animals or fictional characters—are not included in this classification system. They are referred to as “informational fiction” instead. Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) *YALSA has launched the new Teen Book Finder Database, which is a one-stop shop for finding selected lists and award winners.
Users can search this free resource by award, list name, year, author, genre and more, as well as print customizable lists. This new resource will replace the individual award and list web pages currently on YALSA’s site that are not searchable and that are organized only by year. Each year, YALSA selects the best books and media for teens. Whether you're looking for a book for a reluctant or avid teen reader, there's sure to be a title that will fit the bill. While these books have been selected for teens from 12 to 18 years of age, the award-winning titles and the titles on YALSA's selected lists span a broad range of reading and maturity levels. For the reader who loves the I Survived series. One of the FAQ’s that I get as a librarian is for an I Survived read-alike recommendation.
There are really two versions of this question; the first means coming up with a read-alike in the same age range, grade and/or reading level as the I Survived series, by Lauren Tarshis, and the second probably means finding a read-alike for an adolescent or teenager. Let's say I am being rushed to answer: What do you recommend for someone who enjoys and is reading/just read the I Survived series? Refugee by Alan Gratz; it is sooo good! Each chapter switches perspective between the narrators, leaving the reader in anticipation, and the stories are set in the 1940s, the 1990s, and the present day. However, not all I Survived fans are the same!
If your reader is in the middle of or all caught up on I Survived, I would recommend a nonfiction and/or adventure series that allows them to explore history: Beauty Queens by Libba Bray: a plane full of teen beauty contestants crashes on a deserted island... The Ultimate LGBTQIA+ Pride Book List. Free ground shipping on orders over $20 Skip to Main Content (Press Enter) Before you go...
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Users can search this free resource by award, list name, year, author, genre and more, as well as print customizable lists. This new resource will replace the individual award and list web pages currently on YALSA’s site that are not searchable and that are organized only by year. The Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers list identifies titles aimed at encouraging reading among teens who dislike to read for whatever reason.
Current Nominations Current List Previous Top 10 Lists Series on Quick Picks Suggest a Title List Policies & Procedures Selection Criteria Quick Picks Team Contacts. YALSA Book Finder.