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Audiobooks - The Bluford Series. 484,473 Free Books, World's Largest Online eBook Library. Free Audio Books: Download Great Books for Free. Free eBooks - All Our Classic Books and Novels. OverDrive: eBooks, audiobooks and videos for libraries. Awards, Grants & Scholarships. Awards. Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards. Asthenovelprogresses. SOOO this is was super fun!


My first ever challenge featuring my best friend (who is a silly goose as you can tell from the video :P) and it went WAY better than I expected it to :D I hope you enjoy the video, and if you'd like to see more challenges like this definitely let me know! The official blog of the Young Adult Library Services Association. “Challenge yourself at #PLA2016 to be extraordinary because extraordinary libraries create extraordinary communities.”

The official blog of the Young Adult Library Services Association

This was the theme for the bi-annual conference and it seemed to have genuinely expressed just that. I began the conference by leading a preconference titled “Emerging Adults in Our Libraries: Who are They and Where do we Find Them?” And while the theme doesn’t specifically pertain to teen services I think a lot of teen librarians (and this was part of the impetus for the research for the presentation) will attest to the reality that this is something they see and think a lot about with serving teens; what happens to them in terms of services and programs after they “age out” of teen services? This was a central focus of the research that myself and three other librarians embarked upon in 2015 by launching a nation wide survey into the work libraries are doing with and for emerging adults (ages 18-25/30). The Unquiet Librarian. The Adventures of Library Girl.

YA Booklists: Animoto. Swiss Army Librarian. 2¢ Worth. Best Young Adult Book Reviews. The Library of Minds. A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet.  Technology, leadership, and the future of schools. A community of readers. Arlington Public Library. Finally school is out!

Arlington Public Library

Summer Reading Club (SRC) has begun. Unmask your creativity and join us for some fun this summer in the creative arts. Photography School for Gifted Youngsters June 9-30, 4-6 p.m.| Southeast Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Tuesday, June 16, 2015, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pmTuesday, June 23, 2015, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pmTuesday, June 30, 2015, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Open Mic Night Thursday, June 25, 2015, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Southeast Thursday, July 30, 2015, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Southwest Drama Camp July 20-25 |Lake Arlington Monday, July 20, 2015, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm Tuesday, July 21, 2015, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pmThursday, July 23, 2015, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm. Library Blogs for Teen Librarians by Resources for Information Professionals on Pinterest. I Read Banned Books. Book Trailers for 21st Century Readers. Teen Book Trailers. Indies - Cool Book Trailers. YA Book Trailers. 10 awesome book trailers for must-read YA books - "The School for Good and Evil," by Soman Chainani.

Book Trailers. Teens: Why Do You Read? Upcoming YA Book to Movie Adaptations. Uppercase YA Book Subscription Box! Flamingnet Young Adult Book Reviews. In My Mailbox Video from Read.Breathe.Relax. Instagram photos and videos. 19 Young Adult Authors To Follow On Instagram. Give your Instagram stream a literary makeover with this definitive list of young adult authors whose accounts you should be following.

19 Young Adult Authors To Follow On Instagram

No seriously, go follow them and thank us later. If you like your InstaGs with a side of snark, then make sure to give these authors’ pics a double tap. Sara Benincasa Dude, she is hilarious and GREAT. 12 Beautiful Instagram Accounts For The Book Lover. YA Authors on Instagram. I adore Instagram.

YA Authors on Instagram

In the couple years I've been a member, I've loved the way it's encouraged me to think about my day a little more visually, and enabled me to share those (jazzily filterized) images with friends. Instagram Blog. For more young adult book recommendations, follow @blueeyedbiblio on Instagram.

Instagram Blog

You can thank Harry Potter for Emily Ables’ (@blueeyedbiblio) infectious love of literature. When the 18-year-old Ohioan first encountered the boy wizard, it was — appropriately — a magical moment. “It showed me how much stories can do,” Emily says of the J.K. Instagram photos and videos. John Green (@johngreenwritesbooks) Book Bloggers on Instagram (Master List) by Kate Tilton. Multimedia for librarians. What's Wrong With Reading? This is a teen-written article from our friends at Youth Communication, a nonprofit organization that helps marginalized youth develop their full potential through reading and writing.

What's Wrong With Reading?

By Anthony Turner Recently I was “caught” reading at McDonald’s by a group of kids at my school. I say “caught” because many of my peers consider reading to be a lame activity. They think it’s something that only geeks do. But there I was, reading Med Head by James Patterson, a mystery/suspense author, when they strolled by. I shrugged and said, “Reading is really good for you. It wasn’t the first time that something like that happened. I don’t understand why they think reading is dumb. Dumbing Myself Down But black youth culture prizes guys who play ball, bag girls, dance, and rap. When I participate in class and answer all the questions, I get laughed at. My school is in BedStuy, Brooklyn. It was different for me. I enjoyed getting into a book and trying to imagine how the characters felt.

Teen Librarian Toolbox — Professional development for YA librarians. Booktalks Quick and Simple. Shel Silverstein: Math & Poetry. Celebrate National Poetry Month by integrating ELA and Math with Shel Silverstein!

Shel Silverstein: Math & Poetry

"Band-Aids" Integrate literature, math and writing with Band-Aids! Pass out copies of Shel Silverstein's "Band-Aids" poem from Where the Sidewalk Ends. Then split kids up into teams of two. Have one kid trace the other on an oversize sheet of butcher paper. YA Books 2015. School Reading Classroom Library. Teen & YA Book Reviews. Teen YA Book Trailers on Pinterest. Middle School Library suggestions. Book Review Site for Librarians in Public Libraries and School Libraries. The world's largest reviewer of books, multimedia, and technology for children and teens. Best Teen Books of 2014. NY Times Best Sellers. New Nonfiction Books (@nonfiction_book) YALSA (@yalsa) Donalyn Miller (@donalynbooks)

YOUNG ADULT BOOKS (@YABooks1) Theyabookcase (@theyabookcase) Reddit YA Literature (@RedditYAlit) 75 Of The Coolest Librarians To Follow On Twitter. Librarians have gotten a bad rap in the past, represented as bookwormish and ‘uncool’.

75 Of The Coolest Librarians To Follow On Twitter

But the fact is that today, librarians are really beginning to build up a name for themselves with their deep knowledge base and their access to huge stores of information. And social media has made it easier than ever to connect with librarians that are far beyond the norm. Twitter, for example, has offered librarians the chance to connect with millions of other people and today there are many librarians who have large followings on Twitter thanks to their informative and entertaining posts, their willingness to share knowledge, and their ability to interact with others.

SchoolLibraryJournal (@sljournal) WeNeedDiverseBooks (@diversebooks) Newport News Schools (@nnschools) Amer. Library Assn. (@ALALibrary) VDOE News (@VDOE_News) 15 YA Books That You Haven't Read (But Totally Should) The 100 Best Young-Adult Books of All Time. We’re living in a golden age of young-adult literature, when books ostensibly written for teens are equally adored by readers of every generation. In the… We’re living in a golden age of young-adult literature, when books ostensibly written for teens are equally adored by readers of every generation. In the likes of Harry Potter and Katniss Everdeen, they’ve produced characters and conceits that have become the currency of our pop-culture discourse—and inspired some of our best writers to contribute to the genre. To honor the best books for young adults and children, TIME compiled this survey in consultation with respected peers such as U.S.

Children’s Poet Laureate Kenn Nesbitt, children’s-book historian Leonard Marcus, the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature, the Young Readers Center at the Library of Congress, the Every Child a Reader literacy foundation and 10 independent booksellers. 95 Young Adult Books To Read This Summer Instead Of Reading 'Harry Potter' AGAIN. 23 Books for Your Perfect Young Adult Summer Reading List. Wandering into the young adult section of your local bookstore is never something to be embarrassed about — even if you haven't actually been a teen in years.

In fact, if you've left high school behind, you don't have to read Beowulf between now and September, which frees up time to check out the YA titles below. GMHS Media Ctr — 100 Books That Will Make You a Smarter, More... 5 Young Adult Novels That You'll Never Outgrow. Feminist Young Adult Novels That You Must Read. One of the best things about having nieces is the chance to buy books for them, be it something like Anne of Green Gables or the collected works of E. Lockhart, who writes with a distinctly feminist viewpoint in the young adult genre. Teen Books. Books for Boys Reading List.

The Greatest Girl Characters of Young Adult Literature. This kicks off our new series, Y.A. for Grownups, in which we talk about Y.A. literature—from the now nostalgia-infused stories we devoured as kids to more contemporary tomes being read by young people today. Despite what Joel Stein wants, grownups are reading Y.A. Let's embrace it. Much has been made of Katniss Everdeen as a new generation of girl hero, featuring a compounding of traits ranging from warrior to accidental girl-next-door hero to a new-era survivalist from a revamped frontier myth. In Wednesday's New York Times A.O. Scott and Manohla Dargis dissect Katniss as played by Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games, calling her "one of the most radical female characters to appear in American movies.

" The main message that Dargis and Scott put forth is that Katniss is one of a new kind, and not just a new type of character but one that "represents an alternative to an enduring cultural type that the literary critic R. The Hidden Prince. The city of Skyvale is in trouble. Magic use is rampant. Crime is spreading. Told from the perspective of Tobiah, the crown prince with a dangerous secret, and set two years before the heart-racing action of The Orphan Queen, this 100-page digital novella brings to life one of Jodi Meadows's most beloved characters. Tobiah Pierce knows he is a spoiled, sheltered prince, and he's tired of it.

Top 12 Young Adult Books for Reluctant Readers. Based on the last school year, I've compiled my list of the best read, most asked for, and favorite books from my class library. The Book’s the Thing: Shakespeare for Kids of All Ages. I wanted to introduce my kids to Shakespeare, but I was concerned his stories were too scary, too gory, and too complex for children.

An Updated Graphic Guide to LGBTQ YA Literature for Pride Month. Nearly two years ago, I made this graphic guide to LGBTQ titles in order to give an overview of the variety of YA literature that features queer characters, from coming out stories to sci-fi adventures. Planet YA: Europe.