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Mockingjay is here!

August 26, 2010 by sdc

The long-awaited final volume in the Hunger Games trilogy arrived in libraries and bookstores this week. If you haven't tried this series, check it out -- these are some of the hottest young adult novels published in the past several years.

If you're looking for similar reads, visit our new Mockingjay is Here!! read-alikes list.

Are you reading this series? How much have you been looking forward to Mockingjay? And did it meet up with your expectations?

Let us know what you thought!

Tagged in: young adult, contests, survival, Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay,
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YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults: 2010 Finalists

January 22, 2010 by Webmaster

The YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults is presented by the American Library Association's Young Adult Library Services Association. Here are the finalists for 2010:

Almost AstronautsAlmost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream by Tanya Lee Stone

Charles and EmmaCharles and Emma: The Darwins’ Leap of Faith by Deborah Heiligman

Claudette ColvinClaudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose

Written in BoneWritten in Bone: Buried Lives of Jamestown and Colonial Maryland by Sally M. Walker

The Great and Only BarnumThe Great and Only Barnum: The Tremendous and Stupendous Life of Showman P. T. Barnum by Candace Fleming and illustrated by Ray Fenwick


Tagged in: booklists, teens, young adult, awards, award winners,
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'Casting About, Program 51

November 13, 2009 by Webmaster
What We Read When We Were Teens

PodcastListen now - 14:26, 9.9 MB

Scott, Sean, and Lisa discuss books they read as teenagers, including:

The Three Investigators series
The Xanth series
The Nancy Drew series
Stephen King
Anne Rice

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Tagged in: book, books, booktalks, casting about, podcasts, teen, teens, youth, young adult,
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Susan's Picks, Winter 2008

February 12, 2009 by sdc

Bethany Branch, November 14, 2008
Susan's Picks Susan S.

Part of a BooksTalk presentation by Eiseley Branch young adult specialist Susan at Bethany Branch on November 14, 2008. Also available as a two-part audio podcast:

Podcast of this book talk  Part 1 of this BooksTalk presentation is available as a downloadable audio podcast! [30:40 14.1 MB]
Podcast of this book talk  Part 2 of this BooksTalk presentation is available as a downloadable audio podcast! [36:52 16.8 MB]

book cover Ten Cents a Dance
by Christine Fletcher [j Fletcher]

book cover Exodus
by Julie Bertagna [j Bertagna]

book cover Little Brother
by Cory Doctorow [j Doctorow]

book cover Without Warning: Ellen's Story 1914-1918
by Dennis Hamley [j Hamley]

book cover Runemarks
by Joanne Harris [j Harris]

book cover My Most Excellent Year: A Novel of Love, Mary Poppins and Fenway Park
by Steve Kluger [j Kluger]

book cover The Night Birds
by Thomas Maltman [j Maltman]

book cover Unwind
by Neil Shusterman [j Shusterman]

book cover Big Fat Manifesto
by Susan R. Vaught [j Vaught]

Tagged in: young adult, book talk, Bethany Bookstalk, reading list, Susan,
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Susan's Picks, Spring 2008

October 03, 2008 by sdc

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From a BooksTalk presentation by Eiseley Branch young adult specialist Susan at Gere Branch on February 11, 2008 and Bethany Branch on May 2, 2008. Also available as an audio podcastpodcast graphic

Garden Spells Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen

Carlisle vs. Army by Lars Anderson

Eagle Blue Eagle Blue by Michael D'Orso

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Fun Home Fun Home by Alison Bechdel

Maus Maus by Art Spiegelman

Looking for JJ Looking for JJ by Anne Cassidy

Right Behind You by Gail Giles

Jane Addams: Champion of Democracy Jane Addams: Champion of Democracy by Judith Bloom Fradin and Dennis Brindell Fradin

The World at Her Fingertips The World at her Fingertips by Joan Dash

The Wednesday Wars The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt

Touching Snow Touching Snow by M. Cindy Felin

Life as We Knew It Life as We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer

Peeps Peeps by Scott Westerfield

The New Policeman The New Policeman by Kate Thompson

Hero Hero by Perry Moore

Crank Crank by Ellen Hopkins

Tamar Tamar by Mal Peet

Farthing Farthing by Jo Walton

Dragon's Keep Dragon's Keep by Janet Lee Carey*

Eighth grade Bites Eighth Grade Bites by Heather Brewer*

*These last two books are not included in the audio podcast based on this list.

Tagged in: books, book talks, young adult, book recommendations, reading recommendations, teens,
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