Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers Skip to main content Search form a Division of the American Library Association About Shannon Shannon is a mom to three amazing children. She is a teacher librarian and technology integration specialist. She encourages young people and educators to have a voice while learning, creating, collaborating, and connecting to others globally. She is an educational consultant for Mackin Educational Resources and Cantata Learning. Shannon is Skype's Education Ambassador and is part of the Best Keynote group.
Donalyn Miller This week, Scholastic announced its new global reading initiative, Open a World of Possible. Through education programs, print and online resources, and literacy events, the Open a World of Possible campaign promotes the importance of independent reading for children and provides tools to support and sustain independent reading initiatives in our home and school communities. On the Open a World of Possible website, you can:
Picture Books Languish as Parents Push ‘Big-Kid Books’ Drew Angerer/The New York Times Sophia Coudenhove read a picture book on Wednesday to her 14-month-old daughter, Anna, perhaps too young for a chapter one. “So many of them just die a sad little death, and we never see them again,” said Terri Schmitz, the owner. Abby the Librarian: Those Summer Reading Club Prizes So. Revamping the prizes for the Summer Reading Club. We're doing it this year and I'm really, really excited about the changes we've made. We typically have about 1000 PreK-5th grade kids finish the Summer Reading Club and earn prizes. Recommended YA Novels and Memoirs - Young Adult Books Recommended Young Adult Books Centered on Teen Issues and Challenges... by Rebecca Thiegs StageofLife.com Co-Founder Teenagers face challenges. Some face more than others.
Nominate & Vote 2014-2015 Reading Lists Primary Selections: PDF Elementary Selections: PDF Notable Tradebooks for Young People 2016 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People (NCSS member login required) The following books were inadvertently left off of the printed list, but have been included in the online list: Seeds of Freedom by Hester Bass, published by Candlewick Press, and Wangari Maathai: The Woman Who Planted Millions of Trees by Franck Prévot, published by Charlesbridge. Download pdfs of previous Notables (by year) that are attached at the bottom of this page. The books that appear in these annotated book lists were evaluated and selected by a Book Review Committee appointed by National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and assembled in cooperation with the Children's Book Council (CBC).