Travis: The problem: there are a whole bunch of episodes of The Yarn that are nowhere to be found on The Yarn blog. You see the issue here, right? Today we start to fix that. Let’s begin at the beginning, with the very first episode. Over time we’ll give all the past episodes a proper home […]
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Jon Walter’s complex and beautifully written My Name Is Not Friday; the can’t-miss conclusion to Margaret Peterson Haddix’s “Missing” series.
Zetta Elliott’s follow-up to A Wish After Midnight combines time travel, romance, and history; Jane Ozkowski “captures the absurdity and magic of the last summer before college.”
An illustrated version of one of T.S. Eliot’s most notorious cats; a stubborn princess overcomes her distaste for a certain green vegetable.
John David Anderson’s heartrending work about three friends coping with the departure of a beloved teacher; Jason Reynolds’s “Track” series is off to a strong start.
Today’s YA resists the traditional definitions of science fiction vs. fantasy. Cases in point: these “genre-bending” authors, whose works meld dystopian societies, magic, imagined empires, and alternate Earths.
Brian K. Vaughan takes readers on a surreal journey; the next installments in the “Lumberjanes” series; an introduction to one of Japan’s most beloved characters.
The hour-long Thrills and Chills panel delivered fresh insights from prominent YA horror and suspense authors, including Mindy McGinnis (The Female of the Species).
The “Stranger than Fiction: NF 4 Teens” panelists described the process of crafting their work and offered suggestions on how to motivate teens to seek out nonfiction.
This Week at TLT Sunday Reflections: Five Words We Should All Stop Using Middle School Monday: Reading in Class. Minus the Worksheet or Report. Just, you know, READING. By Julie Stivers #MHYALit: Who Cares for the Caregivers? #MHYALit Book Review: Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow #MHYALit: Seven Myths About Mental Illness, a guest post […]
I recently received a very interesting, if puzzling, question. A friend of mine needed to know, for professional reasons, what I would consider the top themes in picture books these days. By “themes” I don’t mean trends but rather emotional or social lessons for young readers. You might even go so far as to call […]
Thursday, September 8th, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Get ahead of the curve and discover the latest and greatest hot reads during SLJ’s 2016 Teen Book Buzz webcast! Join us in conversation with Albert Whitman & Company, Harlequin TEEN, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books, and Sourcebooks about their most buzz-worthy titles coming out this fall.
Winner Todd Burleson, and finalists Anita Cellucci and Laura Gardner, all display outstanding achievement and innovative use of technology.
“Please keep robots out of the sawdust” is the kind of phrase heard around the library at Hubbard Woods School in Winnetka, IL, where Todd Burleson can be found leading engineering challenges, inspiring student reporters, and constantly inventing.
Thanks to Anita Cellucci, the Westborough (MA) High School library is a hub where teens come to read and relax, learn about mental wellness, hold poetry slams, and dream big.
Laura Gardner brings out the best in students at Dartmouth (MA) Middle School with outstanding volunteer, tech, and reading programs.
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Pushing the envelope. Pushing boundaries. Pushing buttons. Here’s to children’s books that expand our assumptions of what a children’s book can be. Previously . . . The Wildest Children’s Books of 2015 The Wildest Children’s Books of 2014 The Wildest Children’s Books of 2013 The Wildest Children’s Books of 2012 Look Up! by Jung Jin-Ho Holiday […]
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