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. 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.
Football Remembers Education Pack It also acts as preparation for a mass participation event in December 2014. Clubs from the Premier League, Football Association and Football League, as well as community clubs and schools, will all play matches to commemorate the Truce. The pack contains original accounts as well as activities for developing knowledge, skills and understanding across a number of curriculum areas. These can be used in individual lessons and assemblies or form part of larger cross curriculum projects over a number of subjects. You could also use it as a foundation for a joint curriculum project with a partner school overseas.
Jefferson Cup Award Click here to see our past winners and honor books The Jefferson Cup honors a distinguished biography, historical fiction or American history book for young people. Presented since 1983, the Jefferson Cup Committee’s goal is to promote reading about America’s past; to encourage the quality writing of United States history, biography and historical fiction for young people and to recognize authors in these disciplines. The Jefferson Cup Committee selects the winning title. The committee has nine members: a chairperson (selected by the previous year’s committee), one person from each VLA region (total of six persons) selected by the current chair, the past chair of the previous year’s Jefferson Cup Committee and the outgoing chairperson of Youth Services Forum. All committee members must be members of VLA.
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. 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. All 12 of these titles are young adult fiction, and all of my copies of these books are coming apart at the seams..literally! The list includes books aimed for both guys and girls. This list is (most importantly) not up to me–all of these books were checked out most of the year because my students LOVE them…some would definitely not make my top 12 list! I put them in reverse order and linked the titles to a summary of the book…so, drum roll please: #12 Pop by Gordon Korman
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. 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. The Invasion of the Tearling by Ericka Johansen: Featured as one of my Waiting for Wednesday posts, this sequel is one of my most anticipated summer reads! Day 12 of my Grammarly Christmas: my 10 golden tips for teaching grammar And so we reach the end of my ‘12 Grammarly Days of Christmas.’ To bring you up to speed if you haven’t been frequenting the blog recently, every day for twelve days I’ve been posting an infographic highlighting the rules that govern the ways we use a certain grammatical point, along with ideas to help those of us who get confused by said grammar point, and maybe even a few activities thrown in for good measure. Today is the final day of my Christmas marathon which means I’m rounding things up with a top ten of the things I regularly do when teaching grammar.
The Ubiquitous Librarian June 10, 2015, 1:56 pm By Brian Mathews June 8, 2015, 1:55 pm Carrie Donovan A few weeks ago I heard Carrie Donovan (Head of Teaching and Learning, Indiana University Libraries ) give a keynote address at The Innovative Library Classroom Conference. Here are the slides from her talk: Shaking up the Sediment: Re-energizing Pedagogical Practice while Avoiding Bottle Shock.
Best Books 2014: Nonfiction June 9, 2015 School Library Journal The world's largest reviewer of books, multimedia, and technology for children and teens Best Books 2014: Nonfiction Recent Posts Regional Branch Manager and Circulation Services Manager Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers Skip to main content Search form a Division of the American Library Association