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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. Then Stella meets Levi Zin, the new boy on everyone's radar at her Seattle prep school. *To see reviews and find links to buy this book, go HERE! When nearly killing a classmate gets seventeen-year-old Sadie Su kicked out of her third boarding school in four years, she returns to her family's California vineyard estate. Emerson Tate's a poor boy living in a rich town, with his widowed mother and strange, haunted little brother. Haunted is a good word for fifteen-year-old Miles Tate. *To see reviews and find links to buy this book, go HERE! *To see reviews and find links to buy this book, go HERE! *To see reviews and find links to buy this book, go HERE!

Hank's Tumblr Tyler Oakley's Tumblr YA Highway YA Highway I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest Book Reviews I don’t know how else to start this review except to tell you that you need this book in your life. Like, Yesterday. Cherie Priest takes a seemingly simple plot and pumps it full of suspense and mystery: Two best friends, Libby and May write a comic together about Princess X. After Libby dies in a car accident, the stories stop. May is left alone, and Princess X dies with Libby. The writing is simple and clean, contrasting nicely against Seattle’s gritty backdrop. The darker themes of the book are lightened by the quick humor of May and her new friend, Trick. The mystery is well paced and riveting, but the story isn’t the only interesting thing about this book. I was a little disappointed (mild spoiler) when I realized that it wasn’t wholly Libby behind the amazing computer hacking skills responsible for the webcomic and subsequent clues. This book reminded me of Cory Doctorow’s Little Brother in terms character, and would be perfect for fans of graphic novels and mysteries alike.

Spelled by Betsy Schow Book Reviews Like many princesses she knows, Dorothea is cursed. A wicked witch put a spell on one of her ancestors that she would burn the entire world, but she messed up and it skipped a generation, or many. Without knowing WHICH princess was a dangerous to the world as they knew it, all the women in Dorothea's line have been forced to stay within the castle walls. As if that isn't bad enough, Dorothea must endure a long line of suitors hoping to gain her hand, and control of the kingdom. When her insurmountable mother finally settles things by choosing a husband for her, Dorothea wishes that everything could be different - until it is. With her kingdom in shambles, her parents missing and an evil witch taking up her mother's crown, Dorothea makes a run for it. Spelled is a truly fun novel. The main characters are interesting, if not overly complex. Where Spelled really shines is in its side characters. Each chapter in Spelled starts out with a quote or rule from fairy tale characters or books.

Awards for Children's and YA Literature By State Links to U.S. Readers'-Choice & Other-Criteria Awards, by state CYALR is honored to host this list with permission. The links to sites about children's literature awards by states were originally compiled by Melissa Depper of Colorado's Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award Committee in January 2000 for PUBYAC, a discussion list for Children's and Young Adult Librarians in Public Libraries. It was not intended to be comprehensive. Melissa updated the list in May 2005. Cyn NOTES: Cynthia Leitich Smith is an author, not an awards coordinator for any state program. U.S. Alabama Alabama Camellia Award Alaska Pacific Northwest Library Association's Young Reader's Choice Award (+) Arizona Arizona Young Readers Awards (+) Grand Canyon Reader Award (formerly the Arizona Young Reader Award): Arkansas Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Award (grades K-3) Charlie May Simon Children's Book Award (grades 4-6) California California Young Reader Medal (+) Colorado Colorado Children's Book Award Connecticut Delaware Florida Iowa

YALSA's Book Awards & Booklists *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. Looking for great teen books? Look no further than YALSA's Book Awards and Selected Booklists. While these books 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. Book Awards Learn more about the Alex Awards, Edwards Award, Morris Award, Odyssey Award, Nonfiction Award, and Printz Award and read speeches from winners Selected Book & Media Lists Teen Book Finder App Best of the Best Selection List Contacts Use and Reproduction of YALSA's Awards and Lists

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. Begin Slideshow

Top Tuesday: Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases for the Rest of 2015 | hoot reads books 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. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Like this: Like Loading... 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. Even as Facebook’s popularity among teens is on the decline, it’s still a part of most teen’s daily lives. Gossip Girl by Cecily von Ziegesar, Great by Sara Benincasa, and Don’t Call Me Baby by Gwendolyn Heasley all explore how internet fame through blogs, and its impact on the identity of teens.

2015 Great Graphic Novels for Teens The list of 79 titles, drawn from 108 official nominations, is presented annually at the ALA Midwinter Meeting. The books, recommended for those ages 12-18, meet the criteria of both good quality literature and appealing reading for teens. In addition, the Great Graphic Novels for Teens Committee created a Top Ten list of titles that exemplify the quality and range of graphic novels appropriate for teen audiences, denoted by an asterisk. “The 2015 Great Graphic Novels for Teens list celebrates the enormous variety of the graphic format including tales about forgotten heroes and heroines, online rebellions, new takes on beloved characters, and so much more.” said Chair Marcus Lowry. * denotes the title was selected as a top ten. Download a handout of the list here. Above the Dreamless Dead: World War I in Poetry and Comics. Andre the Giant: Life and Legend. The Boxer: The True Story of Holocaust Survivor Harry Haft. The Dumbest Idea Ever! El Deafo. Gandhi: My Life is My Message. Sisters.