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Booktalk Video Lists. TWITTER Author List for Established and Rising Young Adult Authors. New Releases in Young Adult Fiction. ICDL - International Children's Digital Library. Reading Rants! Out of the Ordinary Teen Booklists! Teenreads.

Best Young Adult Books For Grown-Ups. In honor of National Support Teen Literature Day, we've collected the best books to pick up if you're in the mood for a little young adult lit.

Best Young Adult Books For Grown-Ups

YA has only gotten more popular in the seven years since The Hunger Games came out in 2008. Blockbuster adaptations of stand-alone novels and series like The Fault in Our Stars, The Maze Runner, and Divergent have made YA familiar even to those who haven't picked up a book written for teens since they were a teen themselves. But just because the box office is dominated by dystopian landscapes and John Green doesn't mean that's all YA has to offer. Recent titles destined to become classics represent all sub-genres. GUYS READ. Best Young Adult Book Reviews. The Unquiet Librarian. Markus Zusak. Markus Zusak was born in 1975 and is the author of five books, including the international bestseller, THE BOOK THIEF, which is translated into more than 40 languages.

Markus Zusak

First released in 2005, THE BOOK THIEF has spent a total of 375 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, and still remains there eight years after it first came out. THE MESSENGER (or I AM THE MESSENGER), published in 2002, won the 2003 Australian Children’s Book Council Book of the Year Award (Older Readers) and the 2003 NSW Premier’s Literary Award (Ethel Turner Prize), as well as receiving a Printz Honour in America.

It also won numerous national readers choice awards across Europe, including the highly regarded Deutscher Jugendliteratur prize in Germany. It is THE BOOK THIEF, however, that has established Markus Zusak as one of the most successful authors to come out of Australia. Bookshelves of Doom. Transgender Themes in Young Adult Literature. Coming of Age Online: Social Media in YA Literature. Teens today are coming of age in an environment saturated with social media, so it’s no surprise it’s featured prominently in the plots of many young adult novels.

Coming of Age Online: Social Media in YA Literature

When I started noticing a trend of books that explore the impact that social media has on the lives of teens, I decided it would be interesting to compile a list showcasing the various ways that teens’ use of Facebook, Twitter, blogging, and other social media are depicted in young adult literature. Lauren Myracle’s Internet Girls series is inventive in structure and form, but the story of girls chatting online and communicating in a virtual space is also groundbreaking in the way it examines the social lives of teens. TTYL was a 2005 Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers, and the fourth installment in the series, YOLO, is due out this year.

Two other recent publications also explore internet culture. Even as Facebook’s popularity among teens is on the decline, it’s still a part of most teen’s daily lives. YA Authors Cafe. Popular Young Adult Authors - Perma-Bound Books. Top Tuesday: Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases for the Rest of 2015. It’s pretty early for me to think about new releases coming out this year since many new books are released in the fall.

Top Tuesday: Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases for the Rest of 2015

But I do love sharing what new books I’m waiting for and there are quite a few that are published this summer. I love waiting for new releases and as I have three Chapters gift cards to spend, this will be an excellent opportunity to look at books that I would like to pre-order. 1. YA Lit Awards - Young Adult Literature Awards - LibGuides at University of South Dakota. YALSA's Book Awards & Booklists. Looking for great teen books?

YALSA's Book Awards & Booklists

Look no further than YALSA's Book Awards and Selected Booklists. 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. We encourage adults to take an active role in helping individual teens choose those books that are the best fit for them and their families. Awards for Children's and YA Literature By State.

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Awards for Children's and YA Literature By State

Readers'-Choice & Other-Criteria Awards, by state CYALR is honored to host this list with permission. IRA Children's and Young Adults' Book Awards. YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults. The YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction honors the best nonfiction book published for young adults (ages 12-18) during a November 1 – October 31 publishing year.

YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults

The award winner will be announced annually at the ALA Midwinter Meeting Youth Media Awards, with a shortlist of up to five titles named the first week of December. Seals for the winning titles, finalist titles, and nominated titles can be purchased from the ALA Online Store. Current Winner & Finalists Official Nomination Lists Previous Winners. YALSA (@yalsa) Lucy Knisley (@LucyKnisley) Young Adult Fiction (@YAfiction) Karen Blumenthal (@KarenBlu) Neal Bascomb (@nealbascomb) YA Books Central (@yabookscentral) Elizabeth Ross (@RossElizabeth) Sherry Gick (@LibraryFanatic) ALA Booklist Pubs (@ALA_Booklist) I Love Libraries. #yalitchat (@YALitChat) Library Girl (@jenniferlagarde) Scholastic (@Scholastic) YARN (@YAReviewNet) Marcus Sedgwick (@marcussedgwick) Epic Reads (@EpicReads) The Daring Librarian (@GwynethJones)

TeenLibrarianToolbox (@TLT16) John Green (@johngreen) Children's Bookshelf (@PWKidsBookshelf) Shannon Miller (@shannonmmiller) YA Highway. THE CITY AT OUR FEET... YA Highway. What's New in YA - The Official YABC Blog. Are you wondering what's new in YA today?

What's New in YA - The Official YABC Blog

Check out these wonderful new releases! Stella Cross's heart is poisoned. After years on the transplant waiting list, she's running out of hope that she'll ever see her eighteenth birthday. Then, miraculously, Stella receives the transplant she needs to survive. Determined to embrace everything she came so close to losing, Stella throws herself into her new life. Then Stella meets Levi Zin, the new boy on everyone's radar at her Seattle prep school. *To see reviews and find links to buy this book, go HERE! John Green's tumblr. We heart young adult. Lucyknisley.tumblr. Laurie Halse Anderson. YA! f l a s h. 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. (Pun intended.) John Green (@johngreenwritesbooks) Instagram photos and videos. 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. Rowling series. “Stories can allow you to live somewhere else for a day. Instagram photos and videos. Young Adult Novels (@her.novels)

Instagram photos and videos. Instagram photos and videos. Instagram photos and videos. Written in Bone: Buried Lives of Jamestown and Colonial Maryland. Young Adult Nonfiction Shelf. Neal Bascomb. The Relevant Facts Born in Denver, CO 1971 Raised in St. Louis, MO. Product of public schools and many hours on the ice rink playing hockey. Graduated from Miami University (Oxford, OH). Worked first as a journalist in London and Dublin.

Published four books in the years since. Best Books 2014: Nonfiction. June 9, 2015 School Library Journal. Karen Blumenthal - Bootleg. As a long-time journalist, Karen writes nonfiction for young people with the belief that nonfiction brings context to a complicated world. She is particularly fascinated by social change, how it happens and why. As a financial writer, she aims to write from the consumer’s and investor’s point of view, trying to answer their questions, cut through the marketing hype and arm them with useful insights that will help them make better and more-rewarding decisions. Karen’s Business Biography. Young Adult Historical Fiction Books. The Age of YA: A Timeline of Historical Fiction. Young Adult Historical Novels.

Library Booklists: Young Adult Historical Fiction. Young Adult Book Reviews. Genre: Historical Fiction # of Pages: 293 RAC: Yes Margaretha lives on her father’s estate in Germany and knows she must choose a suitor to marry soon. When a man named Claybrook comes and begins to woo her she thinks he might be the one, but then an injured man is brought to the healer’s cottage from England. She is one of the few people around who knows English and she translates what he’s saying.

This is a fun, fast paced adventure story in which Margaretha and her new companion from England try to save her family from a very miserable future in which they are pushed out of their own land by sheer force and violence. . # of Pages: 343 Verity is a young female British spy who is captured in France while on a mission simply for looking the wrong way when crossing the street.

2015 Great Graphic Novels for Teens. The list of 79 titles, drawn from 108 official nominations, is presented annually at the ALA Midwinter Meeting. The books, recommended for those ages 12-18, meet the criteria of both good quality literature and appealing reading for teens. In addition, the Great Graphic Novels for Teens Committee created a Top Ten list of titles that exemplify the quality and range of graphic novels appropriate for teen audiences, denoted by an asterisk. “The 2015 Great Graphic Novels for Teens list celebrates the enormous variety of the graphic format including tales about forgotten heroes and heroines, online rebellions, new takes on beloved characters, and so much more.” said Chair Marcus Lowry. “The richness of these titles will engage and delight teen readers for years to come.” I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest Book Reviews. I don’t know how else to start this review except to tell you that you need this book in your life. Like, Yesterday.

Cherie Priest takes a seemingly simple plot and pumps it full of suspense and mystery: Two best friends, Libby and May write a comic together about Princess X. After Libby dies in a car accident, the stories stop. May is left alone, and Princess X dies with Libby. Popular Young Adult Graphic Novel Books. Lucy Knisley. A graphic novel review website. Lucy Knisley. Children Of The Earth (End Times) by Anna Schumacher Book Reviews. Historical Fantasy. Spelled by Betsy Schow Book Reviews. Like many princesses she knows, Dorothea is cursed. A wicked witch put a spell on one of her ancestors that she would burn the entire world, but she messed up and it skipped a generation, or many. Without knowing WHICH princess was a dangerous to the world as they knew it, all the women in Dorothea's line have been forced to stay within the castle walls.

As if that isn't bad enough, Dorothea must endure a long line of suitors hoping to gain her hand, and control of the kingdom. When her insurmountable mother finally settles things by choosing a husband for her, Dorothea wishes that everything could be different - until it is. Read. Breathe. Relax. Young Adult Book Reviews. Genre: Fantasy. Read. Breathe. Relax. Fantasy novels dominated children's reading in 2013. From The Hobbit to the Hunger Games and Harry Potter, the list of books that the UK's children loved the most last year is almost entirely stuffed with fantasy novels.