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YALSA's Teens' Top Ten

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! (see below!) The Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Meet the 2017 - 2018 Teens' Top Ten book groups, who will choose the nominees for the next two years. See all the Teens' Top Ten books, plus titles from YALSA's other awards and booklists, in the Teen Book Finder App. Learn more about how you can apply to participate in Teens' Top Ten here. Suggest a title for the Teens' Top Ten! 2017 Teens' Top Ten Nominees Previous Winners About YA Galley

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Cookies are Not Accepted - New York Times As a new presidential administration finds its footing here in the United States — and as fighting spills across borders and international institutions abroad — teachers and students alike may feel that keeping up with the news is more important than ever. We hope our 10-week contest can make that easy. But we also hope students will realize that reading The Times is fun. As you’ll see in the guidelines below, literally anything published on in 2017 is fair game.

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. 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.

50 books like Divergent I love dystopian books a lot! I don't care if it's young adult series or not, if I find it interesting I'm gonna read it. One of the best young adult dystopian series I've ever read is Divergent. Most of my friends read it and loved it but I was skeptical. I thought it was just another Hunger Games wannabe trilogy. A lot of trilogies came out after Suzanne Collins' series, all of them targeting the same audience. 2017 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers The list of 71 titles and 2 series, drawn from 151 nominations, is presented annually at the ALA Midwinter Meeting. The Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers list identifies titles aimed at encouraging reading among teens who dislike to read for any reason. “Our committee is very happy with the titles we selected this year,” said Chair, Dorcas Wong.

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. The award is sponsored by the Margaret A. Edwards Trust. 2014 Outstanding Books for the College Bound and Lifelong Learners The books on this list illuminate and explore the worlds and lives around us and those far away, where we have come from and where we may be going. Use these books to broaden your horizons and deepen your understandings, whether you are preparing for college or looking to expand your learning in other ways. Choose a list that covers an area you know little about, or choose a title from your favorite subject—either way you will find something to challenge and to inspire. Following the lead of the previous twenty-first century lists, the 2014 list is designed to mirror academic disciplines. It is divided into five categories: Arts and Humanities, History and Cultures, Literature and Languages, Science and Technology, and Social Sciences. It is a combination of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.

Successful Summer Reading Program Second grade teachers getting ready to read to a crowd of children during the Summer Reading Program. I don’t know about you, but every April, I feel a huge weight on my shoulders as the school librarian to figure out an effective way to motivate children to read every day throughout the summer months. Children, teachers, and parents work so hard during the school year to improve reading stamina, and it is troubling to see what the Summer Slide can do to this progress. Well, last summer, Colchester Elementary School completely changed their reading program, and it was a huge success reaping high attendance rates.

NPR - Best YA Books “Mason Currey details the work habits of dozens of modern artists (painters, sculptors, composers, choreographers, filmmakers, scientists and ...” Read Alan Cheuse's full recommendation » 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.

Custom Library Book Bikes Roll Out Across US In Cleveland Heights, Ohio, where winter temperatures reached a record low of –11°F the first week of January 2014, many bicyclists would have likely opted to drive. But for one librarian and avid bike rider, the weather was no obstacle for his commitment to his library’s book bike program. “We were lucky with the weather, really,” Eric Litschel, adult services associate at Cleveland Heights–University Heights Public Library (CHUHPL), tells American Libraries. “The worst day I rode was probably a little over 10 degrees.” Sam Lapides, special projects coordinator at CHUHPL, says the library’s Book Bike program, initiated in spring 2013, was supposed to run for only spring, summer, and fall.

29 Classic Young Adult Books That Changed The World (And Are Also Great Reads) - xoJane Young adult and middle grade are both exploding right now, but did you know that these genres have been alive and well since the 19th century? And that we're still reading classic works from decades ago? We didn't just want to round up hot must-reads from recent years in this collection of classic YA and MG -- we went instead for truly life-changing and genre-changing texts that are also great reads, including some very new novels. Chime in with your own in the comments! 1.

There Are So Many Great Books Here, And Yet So Many You Won’t Read In School I think it’s really weird that in school you always have to read books that are decades if not centuries old. Don’t get me wrong: They’re great books, and they should be read. But it irks me that there’s a derisive attitude toward books written more recently, especially if they're popular (What, we can't teach "Harry Potter" or "Eleanor & Park" in school?), and I can’t quite figure out why. Booklists - Classic Novels The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain Justice and honor are celebrated in this story about Huck’s adventures on the Mississippi River with the runaway slave Jim. All Quiet on the Western Front