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25 YA Novels Everyone — Even Adults — Should Read. It’s a truism that kids’ books aren’t just for kids.

25 YA Novels Everyone — Even Adults — Should Read

Franchises like Harry Potter and The Hunger Games wouldn’t be nearly as successful if adults weren’t packing into theaters along with teens and tweens, and besides, the stigma against teen lit is so passé. 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.

95 Young Adult Books To Read This Summer Instead Of Reading 'Harry Potter' AGAIN. The 21 best YA books of 2015. See full review of The Art of Being Normal • Buy The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson from Telegraph Books "Let's make it a school day, Mickey.

The 21 best YA books of 2015

" "Rather than a wardrobe day. " "Exactly" That's just one small example of the moving dialogue between 15-year-old Mickey, the protagonist of Tim Bowler's new YA novel, and his younger sister Maggie. . • Buy Game Changer by Tim Bowler from Telegraph Books • How to write a dystopian YA novel in 10 easy steps.

2015 YALSA Best of the Best. Awards & Booklists Use these lists to market the Best of the Best titles in your library!

2015 YALSA Best of the Best

Award Winners (Alex, Edwards, Morris, Nonfiction, Odyssey, Printz) 2015 Top Ten Amazing Audiobooks 2015 Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults 2015 Top Ten Great Graphic Novels for Teens. Goodreads Young Adult Book Lists by Genre. 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.

International Literacy Association. What should I read next. YourNextRead: Book Recommendations (USA) 15 Book Series To Read If You Enjoyed "The Hunger Games" 19 Books To Read If You Loved The "Harry Potter" Series. 44 Books to Read if You Love Twilight. By First Mate Keira If you haven’t yet read the Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer, you should.

44 Books to Read if You Love Twilight

All 4 books are out. This is their order: Plus there’s a companion piece to Eclipse entitled The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner . Meyer was working on Edward’s version of Twilight called Midnight Sun until it was leaked. What Should I Read Next? Book recommendations from readers like you. Nonfiction Award.

*YALSA has launched the new Teen Book Finder Database, which is a one-stop shop for finding selected lists and award winners.

Nonfiction Award

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. YALSA's Award for Excellence in Nonfiction honors the best nonfiction book published for young adults (ages 12-18) during a Nov. 1 – Oct. 31 publishing year.

The winner is announced annually at the ALA Youth Media Awards, with a shortlist of up to five titles named the first week of December. Suggest a Title Current Winner & Finalists Official Nomination Lists Previous Winners. Popular Teen Nonfiction Books. Best Nonfiction Books for Teens. SummaryContains true stories of vampires, werewolves, and ghosts, accompanied by photo evidence, eyewitness accounts, and interviews.

Best Nonfiction Books for Teens

SummaryWith gorgeous full-color spreads, this title covers facts on history, geography, science, and natural history. SummaryStillman guides young women through the complex maze between adolescence and adulthood, directing them to a healthy place where a strong sense of self and direction take center stage. SummaryPresents the stories of five children from five very different and distinct conflicts showing that it is the children who suffer most when countries wage war.

SummaryTold through first-person accounts, photographs, and other primary sources, this book is an overview of racial segregation and early civil rights efforts in the United States. 20 Outstanding Nonfiction Books. At long last, the educational spotlight is shining on nonfiction.

20 Outstanding Nonfiction Books

Under the widely adopted Common Core (CC) Standards for reading informational texts (RI), teachers must integrate more nonfiction than ever into the curriculum. Although some teachers are leaning towards having students read excerpts rather than books, no student is “college and career ready” without having read entire books. Librarians should seize this opportunity to promote outstanding nonfiction that has previously taken a backseat to fiction.

INFORMED TEENS: NONFICTION. TeenLibrarianToolbox (@TLT16) YALSA (@yalsa) YALitReview (@YA_LitReview) The YA Lit Review (@TeachYALit) John Green (@johngreen) 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. L Halse Anderson (halseanderson) Story Siren (@thestorysiren) Why YA in the Classroom. Recently a report on high school students and reading levels came out with an alarming headline: “High Schoolers Reading at 5th Grade-Level.”

Covered previously here at The Hub, the report gathered data suggesting that a majority of high school students are reading below grade level. It also asked an important question: what should kids be reading? One answer to this question is using more young adult literature in high school classes to increase interest and reading levels. YA is more popular than ever thanks to a certain dystopian series being turned into an insanely popular movie. But this strategy is not without its drawbacks. Last month a teacher in South Carolina was suspended for reading aloud a passage from Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game, a YA science fiction book considered by many a classic and often taught in schools in units dealing with identity and morality. YA books are far from being universally accepted in school classrooms. Identity or Sense of Self.

The Classroom Bookshelf: Teaching with Children's and Young Adult Literature. Teaching Literature. Title: The Uglies Author: Scott Westerfeld Year Published: 2005 Publisher: Simon Pulse Author link: www.scottwesterfeld.com/ Amazon link: www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_b/105-8621530-1215607? Url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=The+Uglies Tally Youngblood lives in the future, hundreds of years from now, where kids roam around on hoverboards, belly sensors warn them of danger, and there is little to worry about.

In the novel, The Uglies, author Scott Westerfeld has created a story in a time when our way of life today has been destroyed by our own indulgences. And the future inhabitants of earth will do anything not to fall into our historic destructive patterns….anything. But for Tally Youngblood, all she is concerned about is being “Pretty.” Tally does not want to betray her friend’s trust, but she doesn’t want to lead a life of ugliness anymore either. The Uglies, the first book in a trilogy, is an excellent companion to Lois Lowry’s The Giver. What's the Big Idea? Integrating Young Adult Literature in the Middle School. By: Marshall A. George Drawing on New York City teachers' experiences, this article examines three ways to effectively integrate young adult literature into the curriculum: use core texts (usually novels, but also other genres as well) that the entire class read and study together; organize literature study with text sets, allowing students to select from multiple texts to read; and incorporate independent reading into coursework (via Sustained Silent Reading or at-home reading assignments).

8 Modern YA Novels to Pair With Classroom Classics  The school year is winding down, which means that teens (young people of any age, really) can finally give the classics a rest and dive instead into the young adult novels that really reflect what it’s like to grow up today.

Not so fast, though: Lots of YA books, for all their fantastical plot elements and contemporary detail (in at least one of these novels, witches and iPods are never far apart), address some of the same themes the classics do, including race, female sexuality, mental illness, and obviously enough, love. In honor of the classics, YA, and the joy of reading of both together, we’ve rounded up eight of the most-taught books in America and paired them with contemporary reads that tread the same, timeless territory. Classic: Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare YA Equivalent: The Fault in Our Stars Classic: Macbeth by William Shakespeare.

50+ Recent YA Novels that Work in the Classroom. Wondrous Reads. So Many Books, So Little Time. Teen Fiction Café. The Boundless Book List. Teens Know Best! YA Book Queen. Cosy Up Book Reviews. YA Book Blog Directory: Young Adult Book Blog Directory.