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April 24, 2015

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13 Thoughts Author Carrie Mesrobian Had About The Walking Dead

13 Thoughts Author Carrie Mesrobian Had About The Walking Dead

If you follow author Carrie Mesrobian on Twitter, you know that she is a big fan of The Walking Dead. She is part of the reason that this week became Zombie Week, our shared love of zombies and The Walking Dead. So to round up Zombie Week, Carrie Mesrobian is sharing some thoughts she has […]

Friday Finds – March 27, 2015

Friday Finds – March 27, 2015

This Week at TLT Sunday Reflections: On Trying to Be Better Zombie Love: Why Are Zombie Things So Popular? (A guest post by Geri Diorio) Middle Grade Monday – Women in Fiction Book Review: We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach #FSYALIT Girls Like Me Don’t: Thoughts on Things I Can’t Forget by Miranda Kenneally, […]

Take 5 for Zombie Week: Variant Zombie Tales

Take 5 for Zombie Week: Variant Zombie Tales

I like a good zombie book. I also love a good zombie book which presents a variation on the traditional zombie tale. Sure I like them dark and scary and brooding. I like a good old fashioned zombie plague as much as the next living undead person. But I also love to read a new […]

The Walking Dead: The Comics VS. The TV Show (a guest post by Geri Diorio)

Today for Zombie Week librarian Geri Diorio is joining us once again to talk about The Walking Dead graphic novel series and how it compares to the TV show. WARNING! SPOILERS for the comic up to issue 138 and the show as of March 15, 2015 The Walking Dead may be one of the most […]

Zombie Love: Why Are Zombie Things So Popular? (A guest post by Geri Diorio)

This week we’re – and by we’re I mean people like me and author Carrie Mesrobian, not necessarily everyone here at TLT – counting down the days until The Walking Dead season finale. So while we’re counting down, we thought we would dedicate the week to zombies. We’ll here from author Carrie Mesrobian later in […]

History, Animals, and Zombies | Reference

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This month’s reference titles offer a detailed look at U.S. history that’s ideal for young readers, two animal-related guides, and, for readers who can’t get enough of all things undead, Encyclopedia of the Zombie.

This article was published in School Library Journal's February 2015 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

Adventures with Young Sherlock Holmes, Dystopic Japan, and Zombies Galore | Fiction Series Update

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Sci-fi and adventure fans will find some can’t-miss continuations and conclusions of some gripping series, from Andrew Lane’s gripping update to the saga of teenage Sherlock Holmes to Gena Showalter’s satisfying wrap up of the “White Rabbit Chronicles.”

This article was published in School Library Journal's January 2015 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

A Nightmare that Walks like a Girl

A Nightmare that Walks like a Girl

Is Melanie a monster or a prodigy? The title of this post refers to the first of our thrilling reads of the day, The Girl with all the Gifts, in which one character, Sergeant Parks, thinks of Melanie as “the nightmare-that-walks-like-a-girl.” He’d rather deal with blood-thirsty zombies than with something that walks and talks like […]

Marc Anthony Returns, Selena Gomez’s ‘Stars’, and More Zombies | Teens Review Music and Games

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Teens review something old (Marc Anthony’s return to his salsa roots), something new (rising star Selena Gomez), and something that just might scare the bejeezus out of you (The Walking Dead: 400 Days).

Film Review: Warm Bodies

Warm Bodies (2013), based on the book of the same name by Isaac Marion. Rated PG-13. The Plot: Poor R. He’s having a bit of a crisis. Wanting to connect to those around him, but just not able to. It’s part of the problem of being a zombie. Then he falls for Julie, a human […]

‘World War Z’ At the Movies: Some Critical Thinking Questions

‘World War Z’ At the Movies: Some Critical Thinking Questions

Media literacy discussion points covering novel-to-film adaptations, marketing, genre, screen violence, and more.

Why Are Zombies So Good for Libraries?

Why Are Zombies So Good for Libraries?

More than just a craze, the interest in zombies points the way towards a new kind of literacy engagement.

Weekly Reviews: Sequels

Trilogies. How many of us shudder at the thought? How many of us miss those great standalone novels? A whole story arc in one book – imagine! On the other hand, many readers enjoy knowing that there is more to come. In a student bookgroup meeting last week, as we discussed what to read next, […]

“Are Zombies Good for Kids?”: A Lively Roundtable

” I can see where it’s alarming to see your kid looking like a corpse, but it’s all part of rebellion, of saying the “regular” world of mortgages and wars and nuclear meltdown frightens them and they want to distance themselves from it…”

“Are Zombies Good for Kids?”: A Chat with Psychoanalyst Jack Schwartz

“Are Zombies Good for Kids?”: A Chat with Psychoanalyst Jack Schwartz

“The zombie consciousness reflects the perfect expression of equal rights in society. There is no difference between boys and the girls in this world—hunger is the organizing principle.”

Love Story: The Best New Paranormal Romance Titles for Teens

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Ever since Bella bumped into Edward and Jacob, the world hasn’t been the same—especially within the hot and hair-raising pages of paranormal romance. Thanks, in part, to Stephenie Meyer’s “Twilight Saga,” tales about teen vampires, werewolves, and other sexy shapeshifters that have threatened to take over libraries and bookstores nationwide—and young readers just can’t seem to get enough of them.