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Official site of the #WeNeedDiverseBooks Campaign. These Parody Book Covers Of Famous Classics Will Make Any True Literary Nerd Laugh Out Loud. When it comes to my favorite books, movies, and games, I love in-jokes.

These Parody Book Covers Of Famous Classics Will Make Any True Literary Nerd Laugh Out Loud

There's a particular way that someone can poke fun at entertainment media while simultaneously proving that they like that book or movie just as much as I do, and I really appreciate that. If you're like me, you are going to love these spoof book covers created by The Online Pen Company, because they tell you exactly what your favorite stories are about, in no uncertain terms. Spoiler warning: Mild spoilers for some classic novels ahead. The season of giving is also the season of books. All of the big book awards ceremonies take place around the holidays, and every major publication and news outlet wants to tell you all about their favorite books of the year. The Online Pen Company created 50 of these "hilariously honest" titles, all of which are based on vintage Penguin Classics.

Getting Personal with Books. How do we encourage teens to come back to reading for fun?

Getting Personal with Books

For my high school library, getting personal with books has made all the difference. Part of the answer lies in knowing your specific patrons and collection and matching students to books that might draw them in. Another part of the answer lies in choosing programs and promotions that might engage your teen readers. Research from Common Sense Media shows that as students grow through adolescence they spend less time reading for fun. Common Sense Media’s study “Children, Teens, and Reading” found that the number of students who read for enjoyment decreases “from 53% of 9-year-olds to 19% of 17-year-olds.” If you ask a teacher in any grade level or content area what one of the largest barriers they face is, they will invariably tell you it is time. SLJ2017 Top100 YA MustHaves. Audiobooksync. 11 Websites To Find Thousands Of Free Audiobooks Online - Book Riot. We love audiobooks on Book Riot. We love listening to ’em on our commutes.

While we’re cleaning the house. While we’re running. Or, even while we’re cooking. Mashable. Image: Mashable, Isar Chang Looking for the next great book to sink your teeth into?


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A Beginner's Guide to BookTube. Ya books - Isn't She Lovely: Black Girls in Young Adult Books. The First Part Last - Angela Johnson Publication Date: 2010-01-05 This little thing with the perfect face and hands doing nothing but counting on me.

ya books - Isn't She Lovely: Black Girls in Young Adult Books

And me wanting nothing else but to run crying into my own mom's room and have her do the whole thing. The Ultimate 50 Ways to Find New Books to Read. Advertisement Do you have a “Benjamin Franklin” in your life?

The Ultimate 50 Ways to Find New Books to Read

I’m not just talking about $100 bills, but more importantly someone who plays the same role as America’s favorite statesman did in molding American thinking. One of Franklin’s little known contributions was The Library Company. It was the nation’s first library and reading community. Like everything else it was born out of his philosophical leanings and desire to share the best books.

Best Young Adult Novels, Best Teen Fiction, Top 100 Teen Novels. It's almost a cliche at this point to say that teen fiction isn't just for teens anymore.

Best Young Adult Novels, Best Teen Fiction, Top 100 Teen Novels

Just last year, the Association of American Publishers ranked Children's/Young Adult books as the single fastest-growing publishing category. Which is why we were only a little surprised to see the tremendous response that came in for this summer's Best-Ever Teen Fiction poll. A whopping 75,220 of you voted for your favorite young adult novels, blasting past the total for last year's science fiction and fantasy poll at, dare we say it, warp speed. And now, the final results are in. While it's no surprise to see Harry Potter and the Hunger Games trilogy on top, this year's list also highlights some writers we weren't as familiar with. Selecting a manageable voting roster from among the more than 1,200 nominations that came in from readers wasn't easy, and we were happy to be able to rely on such an experienced panel of judges.

Summer, like youth, is fleeting. When Adults Don't Read, Kids Lose. Note: This post was co-written with my friend Todd Nesloney, who is both the principal at Webb Elementary School in Navasota, TX and the coauthor of the book Kids Deserve It.

When Adults Don't Read, Kids Lose.

It was so much fun collaborating with Todd to transform what started as a conversation over Voxer about teachers who don't read, into this piece! Thank you for working with me on this, friend! I'd also be remiss if I didn't extend a nod to Donalyn Miller and John Schumacher, whose influence is clear throughout. Helping students create and grow authentic reading lives, is one of our most important jobs as educators. The research on this topic is very clear: Children between the ages of 10 and 16 who read for pleasure make more progress in vocabulary, spelling, and math than those who rarely read.

Obviously, there are probably many answers to this question, but one possible reason may lie in the reality that far too many educators don’t have reading lives of their own.