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. Early findings from the biggest annual survey of UK children's reading habits were released today, showing a marked preference for dragons, magic and dystopia over novels set in the real world. According to the What Kids Are Reading report, the most-loved books of last year were JK Rowling's tales of a magical schoolboy, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, which came in joint first place in the list, together with Suzanne Collins's Catching Fire, the second book in the dystopian Hunger Games trilogy. The only non-fantasy title to make the list of most-loved books was John Green's The Fault in Our Stars, about a terminally-ill teenage cancer patient who falls in love. "It is wonderful what reading highly-motivating books does for children.
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. Recent titles destined to become classics represent all sub-genres. There's everything from historical fiction to magical realism and literary fiction.
YA Interrobang After weeks of speculation, Warner Bros. announced that Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne would star as Newt Scamander in the film adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. The movie’s title is a reference to the book Scamander pens within the canon of Harry Potter. Teen Blog Fashion Friday, Style Catalogue I recently watched this DVD and it’s excellent; a sneak-peek into the preparations behind the New York Met’s exhibition China: Behind the looking Glass and, of course, the deliciously ritzy Met Gala, spear-headed by Anna Wintour. I probably wouldn’t bother wearing these shoes to watch the film but I’d definitely consider wearing them to the Met Gala. I recommend reserving this one now – it’s the perfectly glamorous watch for this coming long weekend.
Interviews That really should say six questions over breakfast. And no Pivot Questionnaire, which my visitor today, author-illustrator Kevin Sherry, opted out of. This is fine. He’s a busy guy, because as you can see here, he doesn’t just create books. He also dons his big blue bear head to entertain crowds of dancing children, guitar in hand (which you can read about below).
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. 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. 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.
What to read next Hi! I've been looking for YA books with a lesbian or bisexual girl as a main character and I haven't been able to find anything to fit my tastes. Can you please give me a list of books like this that you've found? Thanks! :) brkteenreadnext Said: Blog University It began, as these things so often do, with an email. I was in my flat in Bath, getting ready for an early morning business lecture, when I saw it on my phone. Penguin would be giving a talk exclusively for business students at the University of Bath. I usually ignored these emails as I received them all the time, but this time it intrigued me.
Vandergrift's YA Readings Kay E. Vandergrift Young Adult Page Aiken, Joan. (1985). "Interpreting the Past," Children's Literature in Education. 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. 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.)
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. Tor/Forge Blog New York City, December 14, 2011 – World Book Night U.S. has announced the selection of its honorary national chairperson, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author Anna Quindlen, and revealed the WBN 2012 U.S. book picks. In addition, World Book Night U.S. has opened the registration process for those wishing to become volunteer book givers. World Book Night is an ambitious campaign to give away a million free books across America all on one day — April 23, 2012 — by enlisting 50,000 volunteer book lovers to help promote reading by going into their communities and distributing free copies of a book they especially enjoy. World Book Night was successfully launched in the UK earlier this year, and now the U.S. is joining the effort, which is supported by American publishers, bookstores and libraries nationwide. Anna Quindlen has enthusiastically agreed to be the campaign’s Honorary National Chairperson.
readers advisory – Christchurch City Libraries Blog Sorting through a pile of papers the other day I came across a list that one of my children made, back in the day. It was written in green and purple crayon, and decorated beautifully and intensively, and went a bit like this: Things I like: cats. foxes. my new bed. singing. drawing. the sky.