Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grants for Libraries Deadline: January 26, 2018 About the Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grants for Libraries Two Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grants for Libraries are given annually - the Will Eisner Graphic Novel Growth Grant will provide support to a library that would like to expand its existing graphic novel services and programs and the Will Eisner Graphic Novel Innovation Grant will provides support to a library for the initiation of a graphic novel service, program or initiative. 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.
15 Early Chapter Book Series to Turn Kids into Voracious Readers This Summer Summer is a great time to introduce kids to new chapter book series. If a kid discovers a series they enjoy, they will often read the entire series. Here are fifteen fantastic early chapter book series for newly independent readers. With summer reading, my main goal for my kids is to get them hooked on reading. Graphic attraction – graphic novels in libraries Graphic novels have become increasingly popular with readers of all ages. Alison Lee looks at the benefits, uses and implications for the library of developing a graphic novel collection. The graphic novel – literature or comic?
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 5 Things Every School Library Website Should Have I ran across this article the other day outlining the 5 "essentials" that every school website should have. Naturally, it got me thinking about my own library's web presence. I'm one of those nerdy people who actually really loves tinkering with web design. Don't get me wrong, I'm no code writer, but given a little time and a few tools, I can make, if nothing else, a huge mess good effort.
Graphic Novel Programming for All-Ages and All Budgets If there’s one thing librarians are always looking for, it’s new ideas for programs, especially programs that tie-in with the books in their collection. Graphic novels offer a lot of possibilities for programming for all ages and all budgets. Because of their combination of art and words, graphic novels allow for programs exploring writing, drawing, crafts, and more. Here are some ideas for graphic novel programming, broken down by their estimated costs and/or estimated planning time. But these are only the beginning. 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 10 Graphic Novels 2017 As the range of children’s graphic novels expands, authors are treading new ground and tackling different topics in imaginative ways. This year, our top 10 list includes Svetlana Chmakova’s Brave, a genuinely fresh take on bullying, and Melissa Jane Osborne and Veronica Fish’s The Wendy Project, in which a traumatic accident blurs the line between reality and fantasy for a teenage girl. Katie O’Neill’s The Tea Dragon Society has a traditional feel to it, but her tale of dragons who produce magical tea is totally original. On the other end of the emotional scale, Louis Undercover is a story of parental love, alcoholism, and divorce, which may help many children realize they are not alone.
What's New in YA - The Official YABC Blog Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases! Stella Cross's heart is poisoned. After years on the transplant waiting list, she's running out of hope that she'll ever see her eighteenth birthday. Then, miraculously, Stella receives the transplant she needs to survive. The Comic Book Collection - Newspaper and Current Periodical Reading Room (Serial and Government Publications Division, Library of Congress) The largest publicly available collection of comic books in the United States is housed in the Newspaper and Current Periodical Reading Room. The collection includes U.S. and foreign comic books--over 12,000 titles in all, totaling more than 140,000 issues. Primarily composed of the original print issues, the collection includes color microfiche of selected early comic book titles (such as Superman, More Fun, and Action Comics), bound volumes of comic books submitted by the publishers and special reprints. The collection is most comprehensive from the mid-1940s on; however, many titles date back to the 1930s. For some of the earliest modern comic books (those which began publishing in the 1930s), the collection holdings begin with the early 1940s. Acquisitions:
YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults YALSA launched a Teen Book Finder Database, a one-stop shop for finding YALSA's selected lists and award winners. Search this free resource by award, list name, year, author, genre and more, as well as print customizable lists. This replaces the individual award and list web pages on YALSA’s site that are not searchable and that are organized only by year.