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March 4, 2015

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Spring Giveaways from Merit Press and Chronicle; International Reading Association Renamed | SLJTeen News

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For millennials, being able to read is just the start of developing literacy skills; in recognition, the International Reading Association has renamed itself the International Literacy Association. Spring giveaways include creepily serious A Work of Art and the ridiculously useful Funny on Purpose.

Adult Books for Teens from Macmillan

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These adult titles are in-house favorites at Macmillan, and are perfectly accessible and appropriate for teens. Mix it up by giving them a taste of reading choices that they won’t find on the young adult shelves.

Page to Stage for Young Playwrights; Shakespeare Resources; “Charisma” Giveaway

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Keep these resources for Shakespeare units handy, and perhaps inspire the next generation of fantastic playwrights. If your YA collection is lacking Charisma, take a chance on winning a free copy.

“Out of Easy” College Scholarship; Sample Friesen’s “Both of Me” | SLJTeen News

Both of Me

Your teens can win money for college by simply writing an essay; get a sneak peek of Jonathan Friesen’s latest title, Both of Me.

Sponsored Content: Jane Casey’s “Jess Tennant” Series Raises the Bar on Teen Detective YA

Bet Your Life

Jess Tennant thought leaving London for a small seaside town up the coast would prove relaxing. But she was wrong. This accidental detective ends up solving the mystery of her cousin’s death and takes on other mysteries, always with a bit of sass and spunk, pulling readers right into her world.

“Teen Services Underground” Debuts; Books for a Brighter Tomorrow Grants | SLJTeen News

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Make room for the just launched “Teen Services Underground” blog, which aims to advocate for teen services. School libraries serving economically disadvantaged students will want to take a look at Sony Pictures/NEA’s Books for a Brighter Tomorrow grants program. Review copies of The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace are now available.

Circle the Globe with Jack Berenson; Get a Lift from Adobe Through Development Grants | SLJTeen News

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While lots of tweens pine for excitement in their lives, Jack Berenson just wants a normal childhood. Enter to win all of the “Berenson Schemes” titles, and while you’re at it, apply for software and development grants from Adobe.

Sponsored Content: Get Ready for Winter with New Titles from Griffin Teen

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Get your free It’s All the Rage poster from Macmillan now, and check out these new titles from Griffin Teen that are guaranteed to give young adult readers the shivers!

IMLS Innovation Funding; Bewitching Giveaway; A Wicked Deal for “The Devil’s Intern” | SLJTeen News

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Encouraging innovation is one thing—paying for it is quite another. A Sparks! Ignition grant from IMLS would provide an excellent start in the creation of a new service or tool to implement at your library. Witch and devil fan alert: free books inside for the lucky and the speedy.

Sponsored: More Fun Than a Basket of Kittens, YA Titles from Macmillan

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It’s time for the annual list of teen and YA-OK titles. And of course we’re more excited than a basket of kittens in yarn to share these favorites with you!

Miss Honey Award; Wolf Chronicles Giveaway; Teen Tech Grants | SLJTeen News

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Recognize a colleague with a nomination for the Roald Dahl Miss Honey Social Justice award, and get prepared for Teen Tech Week by applying for a YALSA grant. Enter a chance to win a set of Dorothy Hearst’s series, told from the point of a “teen” wolf.

Win Funds for Author Visits; Jasper Fforde Giveaway; Gale Boosts STEM Resources | SLJTeen News

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Fund an author visit with help from the Maureen Hayes Award, win a set of Jasper Fforde titles, and discover a new source of STEM materials for students.

Sponsored Content: Get Your FREE FROSTFIRE Advance Readers’ Copy Today!

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Amanda Hocking made headlines when her self-published Trylle trilogy sold millions of e-copies. And she’s back in the news with a YA series featuring Bryn Aven, an outcast from a powerful troll tribe who also happens to be having an “office” romance and is on to a scheme to kidnap changelings.

Graphic Novel Resources; Collection Development Grant; Green Cooking for Teens | SLJTeen News

Teen Reader

Apply for a $5,000 YA collection development grant to purchase the graphic novel resources our Good Comics for Kids bloggers have gathered. Check out the latest roundup of teen services news bites.

Teens Teach Tech Grants, Giveaways, and Teens’ Top Ten Voting Opens | SLJTeen News

Teens Top Ten YALSA

Looking for a way to get your older patrons up to speed on the latest tech gadgets but short on staff time? There’s a grant for that. Chronicle has a galley for every reader in its giveaway basket, and please note: it’s time for teens to vote for their favorites from the YALSA Teens’ Top Ten 2014 nominee list.

Teen Read Week Grant Winners Announced; YA Dystopian, Teen Cookbook Giveaways | SLJTeen News

Custom Confections

The truth, money for school supplies, and cupcakes—what more could you want? Check out these late-summer opportunities for librarians serving teens.

Middle Grade Fiction Giveaway; Conference With Service to LGBTQ Youth Focus | SLJTeen News

Confessions of a Middle child

Take a chance on freshening up your middle grade collection with Maria Lennon’s “Middle Child” series, and learn about Time to THRIVE, a unique and much needed conference focusing on service to LGBTQ youth.

Contests, Awards, and Giveaways for Librarians Serving Teens

Forget Me

Opportunities abound for teen bloggers, underserved school libraries needing a buck or two, and those already playing in the makerspace; on top of all that, SLJTeen brings you a double dose of galley giveaways.

Contests, Awards, and Giveaways for Librarians Serving Teens

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A roundup of free resources, creative programming ideas, and the chance to nominate an outstanding community member or institution for the National Medal of Honor.

Enter to Win Tracy Barrett’s ‘The Stepsister’s Tale’ | Giveaway

The Stepsister's Tale

Tracy Barrett has penned 20 books for young adults. Her latest, The Stepsister’s Tale, puts an unexpected spin on the Cinderella story guaranteed to delight fans of fairy tale retellings.