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CLWG: Children's Literature Web Guide. All about multicultural children's books. NYPL Recommends: New Picture Books. Picture books are delightful for kids of all ages.

NYPL Recommends: New Picture Books

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.

The 100 Best Young-Adult Books of All Time

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. LIST: The 100 Best Young Adult Books of All Time. 10 Soothing Bedtime Stories for Kids Who Fight Sleep.

Inside: With a high-energy kid, the wrong bedtime story can fire them up.

10 Soothing Bedtime Stories for Kids Who Fight Sleep

But these 10 bedtime stories for kids actually help your kid slow down for sleep. Nearly every night, my kids fight sleep like sleeping through the night is the most unspeakable torture devised by mankind. The Best Children’s Books of 2016. In his meditation on the three ways of writing for children and the key to authenticity in all writing, C.S.

The Best Children’s Books of 2016

Lewis admonished against treating children, in literature or life, as “a strange species whose habits you have ‘made up’ like an anthropologist or a commercial traveller.” J.R.R. 17 of the Most Exciting YA Books to Read in 2017. Introducing a piece on some of the best young adult books coming out in 2017 is a delightful challenge: There’s no overarching trend, no genre eclipsing all other genres, no theme so prevalent as to even call it a theme — and that’s a good thing.

17 of the Most Exciting YA Books to Read in 2017

There is truly something for everyone this year, whether that reader enjoys things quirky and magical, extra-real real, wild, or world-building. The books, they keep on coming, and these 17 are just the beginning of what promises to make 2017 an exciting year for YA lovers. Carve the Markby Veronica RothDivergent author Veronica Roth is back with a new series, this time set in another galaxy, instead of a dystopic Chicago.

Roth’s talent for world-building is on display as ever; in Carve the Mark, every being develops a “currentgift,” a unique power to help them shape the future. But some gifts, like those belonging to Akos and Cyra, make their owners vulnerable to others’ control. The Ultimate Mighty Girl Book Gift Guide: 75 New & Classic Girl-Empowering Titles. 75 New & Classic Girl-Empowering Books for Holiday Gift Giving!

The Ultimate Mighty Girl Book Gift Guide: 75 New & Classic Girl-Empowering Titles

"I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book. " — J. K. Because Children Deserve Kindness - ALSC Blog. We are helpers, we are sanctuaries, and we are here to serve.

Because Children Deserve Kindness - ALSC Blog

On Friday, ALSC published the Unity. Kindness. Peace. booklist for librarians, parents, caregivers, teachers and other caring adults faced with children asking tough questions about the recent election and looking for positive ways to take action. Thank you, Quicklists Consulting Committee, for your rapid response to this need.

The booklist is available for free download on the ALSC website at www.ala.org/alsc/unitykindnesspeace. What to Read When You're Missing Downton Abbey. I was late to the Downton Abbey party.

What to Read When You're Missing Downton Abbey

Season 3 had already wrapped when I sat down in the fall of 2013 with a pair of knitting needles, a ball of yarn, and a two-part goal: 1. Teach myself to knit, and 2. Fighting For Justice: 20 Books About Women and the Labor Movement. Our top picks of books for children and teens about the girls and women who fought for workers' rights.

Fighting For Justice: 20 Books About Women and the Labor Movement

For many children today, Labor Day is just a holiday marking the end of the summer; what they often don't know is that this special day commemorates the history of the struggle for workers' rights — one in which girls and women played important and too often forgotten roles. Held on the first Monday in September in the U.S. and Canada, Labor Day celebrates the contributions of workers and remembers the hardships they endured in their fight for justice. To introduce children and youth to the struggles and achievements of working girls and women, the fiction and non-fiction books recommended in this post will open their eyes to the tremendous efforts and sacrifices made by those in the early days of the labor movement who won workers the right to fair wages and safe working conditions. Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers’ Strike of 1909 Recommended Age: 4 - 8 Recommended Age: 6 - 9. The All-Time Best Books for Toddlers.

40 Young Adult Books Starring Mighty Girls For Every Teen's Summer Reading List. How to Talk to Kids About Race: Books That Can Help. Not too long ago, my daughter described a conversation at school, during lunch, in which another’s student’s race was mentioned.

How to Talk to Kids About Race: Books That Can Help

“That’s racist!” Someone else cried. The YA Summer Reading Guide: 22 Sizzling Hot New Young Adult Books. Memorial Day is on the horizon, which means that finally the summer (*cough* reading) season is upon us. Ah, the long, sunny days lying on the beach reading the latest young adult novel; the long road trips blasting the hottest new audiobook on the car radio; and getting changed into your shorts and flip flops in a snap when you realize you're going to be late to the cookout because you just had to finish one more chapter. (None of this is just me, right?) And to be reading constantly, you need a great YA summer reading guide of all the July-sun hot new young adult novels coming out summer 2016. The 25 Best YA Books Of 2015. There's nothing harder for a true book lover than to choose the "best" YA books of the year.

No matter what you do, there's going to be a real, heartbreaking "kill your darlings" moment, to cite Allen Ginsberg. In the course of making this best-of list, I had approximately 2,763 of them. Itled. Noblemania. Book Buddies: January 2009. The Book Buddies Book Club met this past Monday, January 26th to discuss The Case of the Missing Marquess by Nancy Springer. We had a wonderful book discussion beginning with the topic of historical mysteries and other books of that genre that we've read and enjoyed.

We talked about Sherlock Holmes and what we knew about him prior to reading the Enola Holmes mystery. We also talked about codes and ciphers and why Enola's mother chose to communicate with her that way. Most of our club members really liked Enola because they felt she was adventurous. What Libraries Can Learn from Bookstores. 81.ch.10: Using Historical Fiction in the History Classroom. What is historical fiction? British historical fiction writer Jill Paton Walsh says, a novel is a historical novel when it wholly or partly about the public events and social conditions which are the material of history, regardless of the time at which it is written.1 These public events and social conditions must be accurately portrayed when used in historical fiction.

The author of historical fiction must blend historical facts with imagination and creative style to master his art. He must be a master of the past so as to portray accurately ideas, attitudes, tendencies and themes and weave his storyaccurate in all its detailsinto the thematic materials. If he is successful, he can appeal to the reader on an emotional level and reveal significant insights about the past. The writer develops the characters, setting, plot and theme so they elucidate the past. Historians generally agree that the fiction writer does not pay enough attention to historical detail.

Classroom Application. The Thrill Begins: Thrillers vs. Mysteries. By Jodie Renner Until fairly recently, most readers were more familiar with mysteries than thrillers. Mysteries of all sorts (cozy, hardboiled, suspenseful, etc.) are still going strong, but thrillers make up more and more of the bestsellers these days. How exactly do thrillers differ from mysteries, anyway? Both are fiction stories involving criminal activity, catching the bad guy(s), and at least one murder. The main difference seems to be in the delivery—how they are told. Books for Smart, Confident, and Courageous Girls.

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