We are voting each Thursday, so today was decision day in the first round of our Library March Madness Tournament. Our Sweet Sixteen are now officially down to our Elite Eight. Image Attributions: Book Covers are compliments of GoodReads. All other images are my own.
Category Archive for 'YA Literature'
Teen Read Week concluded and we had a great number of students participating. One of our most popular activities was the book “strip” tease, where students read a “strip” from a popular book and then identified the title. Voting for YALSA’s Teens Top Ten culminates at the end of Teen Read Week, and the ten winners […]
I haven’t seen the Divergent flick yet, but Kimberly over at Stacked does an awesome job here helping me brace myself for the movie. I may not have noticed book discrepancies as much since it has really been a LONG time since I read the first and even the second installment. That’s another beauty of […]
Have you ever wanted to breathe new life into boring, traditional assignments? Animoto and Wordle, both 2009 recipients of the BWTL, are favorite go-to ideas when I’m brainstorming with teachers for new projects. Often they are unaware of the programs, or worse, aware but don’t see the tie-in to their curriculum content. As teacher librarians […]
After the leak of what can only be described as a bootleg video trailer for The Fault in Our Stars movie set for a June release, the official one is out! (When I say bootleg here, I mean “low quality cell phone camera recording from a video screen” quality.) Yep, I called it! Love John […]
As I’m working up an Oscars contest for our high school teens, using the many YA books going to movies as a baseline to draw interest, I must confess I’m really excited for John Green’s movie adaptation of The Fault in Our Stars. Just saw this little Instagram vid posted today: Recently I had shared a […]
We ended our latest Lunch Book Club last week, and we are in the process of selecting our books for next semester’s clubs. Our school has designed three book clubs that align with our three lunches at school, and students who sign up (in time) get a free catered lunch. This is not the only […]
172 Hours on the Moon by Johan Harstad My rating: 4 of 5 stars Okay I freaking loved the book….until the very end. The suspense built naturally, and by the end of the book my family said I was lip reading during a wild football game here at the house (which was crazy I might […]
Our current USC-SLIS intern led a booktalk yesterday for one of our Honors English classes. They are setting up mini book clubs within the class, and each book club has to choose one of the dystopian books from the presented set. I am super impressed with the Prezi despite that I myself don’t enjoy them. […]
Here’s another great idea for a library display that goes along with March…or rather March Madness. I swiped it from a librarian friend of mine, Susan R. Meyers who works in a neighboring district high school. Of course she credits her intern for the concept. So go on over and read and see their set […]