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YALSA's Teen Book Finder for Android & iOS

YALSA's Teen Book Finder for Android & iOS
YALSA's Teen Book Finder is a free app to help teens, parents, librarians and library staff, educators, and anyone who loves YA literature access to the past five years' of YALSA's awards and lists on their smartphone. Have an Android phone? Download the Android version now! Have an iPod Touch, an iPhone or an iPad? Download the iOS app now! App features include: a homepage featuring three titles from the database, refreshed each day the ability to search for books by author, title, award/list year, genre, by award, and by book list a Find It! The android and iOS version of the app is funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. Have a question or comment about the app or want to report a bug? Scan and Download Use this QR Code to get the app today!

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Cool Coding Apps and Websites for Kids Tap here for our Free App! Get all our media picks, personalized for your kids. No thanks Jump to navigation "Best of" Lists "Best of" lists 2014 Nerdy Awards for Young Adult Fiction It seems like every second a new best books of 2014 list pops up online. Readers who enjoy keeping up with award-winning and well-reviewed current titles are frantically digging through to-read stacks in an attempt to catch every outstanding book they missed. Meanwhile, readers are looking over the fence at 2015 titles, which call to us like Sirens. January can be an overwhelming time for readers. As we wrap up the final two Nerdy Book Club Awards’ posts (for Young Adult Fiction), we want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who actively participates in the community we’ve built here. To all of you who read the blog, write book reviews and posts, nominate books for the Nerdies list, submit pictures, answer polls, post comments, purchase Nerdy swag (profits donated to RIF), and work to connect children with positive reading experiences—Nerdy is your work.

YALSA: Booklists & Awards 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. We encourage adults to take an active role in helping individual teens choose those books that are the best fit for them and their families. Business & Productivity - The 100 Best iPad Apps of 2015 Business and Productivity Apps Citrix GoToMy PC Free GoToMyPC for iPad makes it simple to control your computer while away from your work area, but the lack of multitasking support, and latency issues, may dampen the experience. Cubby (beta)

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: Great Graphic Novels Skip to main content Search form a Division of the American Library Association You are at: » YALSA » Great Graphic Novels Share this page: Share on Facebook Librarian Approved: 30 Ed-Tech Apps to Inspire Creativity and Creation Tool discovery is often a challenge for teachers interested in finding ways to use technology that will change the way they and their students work. With so much going on in the classroom, many teachers don’t have the time to test out various apps and find the perfect tool to meet their needs. Luckily, several tech-savvy librarians have been curating the apps their colleagues find useful and sharing the all-stars with one another through personal learning communities (PLC) and edWeb webinars. These educators are paying attention to their own working habits, as well as those of students, to figure out which technology products and trends are here to stay. Michelle Luhtala, a school librarian in New Canaan, Connecticut, has noticed that much of her own work has transitioned from the computer to her smartphone.

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 VT DOL: Collection Development Jump to navigation Collection Development & Reader's Advisory The Children's Book Exhibit Center (CBEC) offers video reviews, book lists, and other resources to assist you with collection building and reader's advisory for children and teens. Book Reviews / Book Lists / Dumping Dewey / Additional Collection Development Resources Book Reviews

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This book finder app helps users find young adult books. It also provides access to the past three years of YALSA’s awards and book lists. • Students can search for books by genre, awards, author, year, or title. • Students can mark books as a favorite and create their own bookshelf of favorite books. • Students can find books they want to read from local libraries to check out and read for free. • Students can see what “today’s hot picks” are and see the types of books others are reading. by cheryllr5 Oct 11