May 21, 2018

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YA Lit Talk Show; Quick Picks, Amazing Audiobooks Announced | SLJTeen News

Check out our latest roundup of news for librarians who serve teens.

September Is Library Card Sign-Up Month; Giveaway: Lubar’s “Sophomores” | SLJTeen News

Libraries are gearing up for the annual celebration of the power of library cards. The 2015 Arab American Book and RITA Award winners were recently announced. Just in time for back to school, readers can enter for a chance to win a copy of David Lubar’s Sophomores and Other Oxymorons, the companion novel to Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie.

Quarto Publishing Week Giveaway

This week is Quarto Publishing Group week. Every day we are highlighting a different book from the Quarto Publishing Group, chosen by yours truly. In exchange for hosting this week, I got to choose 5 of my favorite titles to give to YOU, our readers, as a giveaway. So I did my research and chose […]

ALA’s Most Frequently Challenged Books; Teen Read Week Grants; Springtime Giveaways | SLJTeen News

The American Library Association has announced 2014’s most frequently challenged books. Teen Read Week grants are available from YALSA. Enter in two YA book giveaways. See how one librarian hosted a Doctor Who–themed lock-in with great success.

Book Review: The Shadow Cabinet by Maureen Johnson

Look, it’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Maureen Johnson. You didn’t know? Do you live under a rock? I follow her everywhere – Tumblr, Twitter, etc. She has a fantastically skewed sense of humor that I find appealing, and I love how much she cares about the young people for whom she […]

Spring YA Lit from Chronicle | ARC Giveaway

April showers bring May ARCs! Chronicle Books wants you to preview two May titles, The Falconer and The Meaning of Maggie.

77 Things You Absolutely Have to Do Before You Finish College | Zest Giveaway

Sage advice for college students could net participants a free copy of Zest Books’s 77 Things You Absolutely Have to Do Before You Finish College. I’m not sure “learn how to cook spaghetti” is one of them.

‘Going Over’ and ‘Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere’ Galley Offers | Giveaway

Chronicle is giving SLJTeen readers the first shot at getting galleys of these April releases: Beth Kephart’s Going Over and Juliet T. Lamana’s Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere.

Blink’s Three-Book Giveaway: ‘Doon’, ‘Aquifer’, and ‘Running Lean’

Blink, the new YA imprint from HarperCollins, is offering free copies of books on their inaugural list to 10 teens who want to immerse themselves in a new read this holiday season.

Win a Copy of Leila Sales’s ‘This Song Will Save Your Life’ | Giveaway

Making friends has never been Elise Dembowski’s strong suit. She’s been the butt of every joke and the outsider in every conversation. She stumbles upon a warehouse party where, among other things, Elise discovers she has what it takes to be an awesome DJ. Macmillan is giving five lucky winners the chance to get a copy of Leila Sales’s latest title, This Song Will Save Your Life.

What’s Cooking? The ‘So, You Want to Be a Chef?’ Giveaway

Looking for career guidance resources for your teens? The “Be What You Want” series from Beyond Words may be just the ticket. To whet your appetite, the publisher is giving away 50 copies of the latest title, So, You Want To Be a Chef?!

Do You Have What It Takes to Pass The Testing? | Houghton Harcourt Giveaway

Cia Vale is honored to be chosen as a Testing candidate, eager to prove her worthiness as a University student and future leader of the United Commonwealth. But on the eve of her departure, her father’s advice hints at a darker side to her upcoming studies–trust no one. Houghton Harcourt is giving five lucky SLJTeen readers a chance to find out who Cia can trust, and win the ultimate Testing prize pack.

Enter to Win a Copy of ‘Brother, Brother’ from Macmillan | Giveaway

SLJ says about Brother, Brother—“This prince-and-pauper tale will have readers poised to learn the truth with Brother, rooting for him. This uplifting underdog story will draw thoughtful readers with its well-wrought characters and themes of family secrets, romance, and virtue.”—and now, five lucky SLJTeen readers can win a copy.

RoadRunner Press’s YA Summer Giveaway

Few things go together better than a summer-shade tree and an award-winning read. That’s why The RoadRunner Press is offering 10 teen readers a free autographed copy of M. Scott Carter’s The Immortal Von B., recipient of both the Oklahoma Book Award and the 2013 IPPY gold medal for young adult fiction.

Free Math Kits; National Geographic and CCSS; S.E. Hinton Ebooks | New Bites

In this week’s News Bites: As an incentive to get children in the library during the summer, Bedtime Math is offering two free math-focused program kits. National Geographic Kids content is being added to Cengage Learning’s National Geographic Virtual Library product line. Four S. E. Hinton novels are now available in ebook format for the first time. Capstone partners with Save the Children.