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Today’s Quick Picks nominees are filled with thrills and chills. Breaking by Danielle RollinsBloomsbury USA Children’sPublication Date: June 6, 2017ISBN: 9781619637405 Charlotte has never been a top student at her prestigious, expensive, academically rigorous boarding school. Her best friends Ariel and Devon, however, are true Weston Prep material – freakishly smart and incredibly talented at a multitude of things. Understandably, Charlotte is reeling after they both commit suicide within weeks of each other – they were pretty much her only real family. Then she discovers a clue… and realizes that Ariel has left her a trail of breadcrumbs right to the answer to all her questions.

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The Ultimate YA Bookshelf YALSA's Ultimate Teen Bookshelf (PDF) highlights must-have teen materials for libraries. The Ultimate Teen Bookshelf, with titles listed on this webpage and as a PDF download, was developed in conjunction with the United We Serve initiative. The list includes 50 books, five magazines and five audio books. Subscribers to the YALSA-BK electronic discussion list suggested titles for the Ultimate Teen Bookshelf, which were vetted by Pam Spencer Holley, former YALSA president and author of Quick and Popular Reads for Teens (ALA Editions, 2009), and Judy Sasges, district manager for Sno-Isle Libraries in Marysville, Wash., a 2002 Printz Award committee member and a 2010 YALSA Nonfiction Award committee member. Librarians can use this collection to ensure they have quality materials to attract teens; parents and teens can use it to find interesting books and materials to keep reading skills sharp between school years.

Smitten With Books: How to Get ARC's ARC's are a very big topic in the blogosphere and I have especially seen a lot of posts having to do with how new bloggers shouldn't create a blog just to get free books. I totally agree with them but it's also the blogger's preference and they can start their own blog for whatever reason (it doesn't matter if they want free books or just have a genuine love for books). Ok, so you're probably wondering if I am going to give you the whole lecture too, well I'm not. I know a lot of blogger like ARC's and most of them wonder how on earth they can get them (especially the ones they are really looking forward to). So I am going to share a lot of ways you will be able to get to read those beloved ARC's. 1.

Awards, Grants and Scholarships Every year, the American Library Association and its member units honor people and institutions through an awards program that recognizes distinguished service to librarians and librarianship. Award seals are available for some winners. Book, Print & Media Awards ALA and its member units honor books, print and other forms of media through a variety of awards. YALSA Book and Media Awards and Lists for Libraries *YALSA has launched the new Teen Book Finder Database, which is a one-stop shop for finding selected lists and award winners. 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. Awards & Seals | Selected Lists I Teen Book Finder app & database I Committee Contacts | Additional Resources While these books and media 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.

The Horn Book — Publications about books for children and young adults “Nazis. I hate these guys.” August 14, 2017 By Horn Book Preaching to the choir here (Trump voters notwithstanding), but we are disgusted, enraged, and horrified by the violence and hate perpetrated by White Supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, and also by what they stand for. If you need to … [Read More...] FAQ regarding switch in platform for the Download Library Maine InfoNet is pleased and excited to announce that Bibliotheca (formerly 3M) will host the Download Library’s eBook and Audiobook platform beginning March 1, 2017. What does this mean to you and to your library users? Switching from Overdrive to Bibliotheca’s cloudLibrary Platform will keep the vast majority of the same content at your library’s current cost, plus provide the following enhancements: · Ease of Use: the Bibliotheca cloudLibrary product is much easier to use than the Overdrive product, and this translates to a more satisfying user experience. · School Library Participation: School libraries will be able to participate and there will be no restrictions as to their membership. · Greater Opportunities to Share Collections: Bibliotheca offers a similar product to Overdrive Advantage, which they call a Private Cloud. Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the Download Library Platform Switch to Bibliotheca cloudLibrary: Why are we making a change?

Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) 2018 ALSC Book & Media Award winners 2018 Award Acceptance Speeches 2017 Book and Media Awards reviews of fiction of interest to LGBTQ teens James Klise, April 2014. Sophomore tennis player Saba Khan is devastated when a fire destroys her family’s West Rogers Park apartment. Saba goes to private school, and the other students and their families rally around her, offering their help to get her back on her feet. In Italics October 13, 2013 Happy Teen Read Week! Celebrated the third week of each October, Teen Read Week is designed to get teens reading and encourage literacy. More savage than Caravaggio: the woman who took revenge in oil The dying man is Holofernes, an enemy of the Israelites in the Old Testament, and the young woman beheading him is Judith, his divinely appointed assassin. Yet at the same time he is also an Italian painter called Agostino Tassi, while the woman with the sword is Artemisia Gentileschi, who painted this. It is, effectively, a self-portrait.