YALSA's Teens' Top Ten *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. About the Teens' Top Ten #yalsaTTT 2017 Teens' Top Ten Nominees announced!
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.
Book trailers Book trailers are a fairly recent phenomenon in the publishing industry. They originated less than ten years ago, based on the venerable institution of the movie trailer, but have only really taken off since the development of video sharing sites such as Youtube. Book trailers are a form of advertising for a book. Initially, they were literally sales pitches.
2015 National Book Awards 2015 National Book Awards Nonfiction Longlist: Cynthia Barnett, Rain (Crown Publishing Group/Penguin Random House) Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me (Spiegel & Grau/Penguin Random House) Martha Hodes, Mourning Lincoln (Yale University Press) Sally Mann, Hold Still (Little, Brown/Hachette Book Group) Sy Montgomery, The Soul of an Octopus (Atria/Simon & Schuster) Susanna Moore, Paradise of the Pacific (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) Michael Paterniti, Love and Other Ways of Dying: Essays (The Dial Press/Penguin Random House) Carla Power, If the Oceans Were Ink: An Unlikely Friendship and a Journey to the Heart of the Quran (Henry Holt and Company) Tracy K. Smith, Ordinary Light (Alfred A. Knopf) Michael White, Travels in Vermeer: A Memoir (Persea Books)
Printz Award The Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature. It is named for a Topeka, Kansas school librarian who was a long-time active member of the Young Adult Library Services Association. The award is sponsored by Booklist, a publication of the American Library Association. Current Winner & Honor Books 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. 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.
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. graphic novels NOTE: This site is no longer active. Please visit Graphic Novels in the Classroom, my Scoop.it site where I'm now curating articles that focus on working with graphic novels in the the classroom. For a detailed list of my publications and presentations, please visit my Professional Profile. (Just a couple of articles and papers are offered here) I'm happy to come and speak with teachers about graphic novels and their use in the classroom. My fee... a cup of tea!
Book Review Digest Plus - Literary Research - EBSCO This essential library and research tool that brings together book reviews on a wide range of topics, from a variety of sources including newspapers, review journals, and popular magazines. An Essential Library Tool Unlike reviews on book-sale sites and the open Internet, many of the included reviews are from citable journals, making Book Review Digest Plus an invaluable resource for literary and biographical research.
The Y.A./Middle-Grade Book Awards It was a year of countless great books in the categories of young adult and middle-grade fiction and nonfiction, buoyed not only by content but by that all-important publishing mark of sales. "The children’s and Y.A. category grew by more than 196 percent in August," according to an Association of American Publishers report, outpacing adult literature sales by leaps and bounds. But even prior to that news there were signs this was shaping up to be an unprecedented year of Y.A., what with growing numbers of adults reading the books (helped along by the popularity of The Hunger Games, of course) and growing numbers of people writing about that trend (including here, in this column). NPR Books' summer poll of the year focused on Y.A., identifying 100 of the greatest teen novels ever. 1. Best Prose.
YALSA's Alex Awards About the Alex Awards The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18. The winning titles are selected from the previous year's publishing. The Alex Awards were first given annually beginning in 1998 and became an official ALA award in 2002. 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