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Great Kid Books: Audiobooks for teens: June is Audiobook Month (ages 13-16) - 1 views

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    Some ideas here to get you started. "What draws teens into a story more than anything? Voice. They want to read about a teen that's going through intense experiences--whether it's realistic fiction or fantasy. There are many brilliant YA audiobooks. The author shares a few of their favorites.
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25 Years On, Melina Marchetta Talks 'Looking For Alibrandi' - 0 views

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    This year Marchetta is appearing as an ambassador at the Emerging Writers' Festival She says "I felt very nurtured in the early days by writers such as John Marsden and Isobelle Carmody and I've always found it important to follow their example". This interview takes her back to the original novel and focuses on celebrating the 25th anniversary of "Looking For Alibrandi."
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TEEN ZONE - Book Lists - 0 views

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    Some useful loists for YA literature. Grouped under various topics and each book given a short description.
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The Book Addict's GUIDE to paranormal, sci-fi, & fantasy! - 0 views

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    "Another Book Addict's GUIDE. She started with just straight paranormal, but mixed in some sci-fi, some fantasy, and the genres melded together into a combined grouping into one giant guide.
    You can still choose your own adventure here based on what each book contains"
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The Book Addict's "GUIDE" to "Crossover" Books! - 0 views

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    An infographic that lists of young adult books that would also have appeal to adults
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How to get teenagers to read - 1 views

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    "Children are heartily encouraged to read in their early years of school. However, once students have mastered this skill and they move from learning to read, to reading to learn, the role of pleasure in the activity can be forgotten.

    If reading is just seen as a tool for learning, the will to read may not be fostered in young people. Recreational book reading involves voluntary reading for pleasure, and research suggests that students in Australia and internationally are reading less over time."
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Book People: James Moloney - Children's Books Daily... - 0 views

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    A short piece about James Moloney that includes an interview: "Ten Things You Need to Know About James Moloney" He names "Hole"s by Sachar and
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Is the Paper Towns Movie Like the Book? Thoughts on Adaptations - YouTube - 0 views

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    "Published on 28 Apr 2015. In this YouTube video John Green discusses the Paper Towns movie adaptation, the idea of faithful adaptations, and the lost art of the movie novelization"
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Teen Book Clubs | Field Notes - 0 views

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    A good post for anyone wanting to start a YA book club in their school. There are lots of ideas and links to other great sites that offer tips and strategies, starting from the very basic: how you might recruit members, how to structure a meeting, choosing books, and holding discussions.
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Why are so many adults reading YA and teen fiction? | Children's books | The Guardian - 1 views

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    Well-reasoned piece giving a good explanation as to why YA books have a general appeal beyond the intended target.
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Watch. Connect. Read.: Press Release: Eighth Annual Children's Choice Book Awards Final... - 0 views

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    "Every Child a Reader (ECAR) and the Children's Book Council (CBC) have announced the finalists in the eighth annual Children's Choice Book Awards (CCBA), the only national book awards program where the winning titles are selected by kids and teens. Young readers across the country will determine the winners in all 7 categories of the Children's Choice Book Awards by voting online at ccbookawards.com from Tuesday, March 17, 2015 through Sunday, May 3, 2015. In 2014, over 1.2 million votes were cast online by young readers. Winners will be announ"
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Announcing: YALSA's 2014 Teens' Top Ten - @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch - 0 views

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    Interesting list of titles chosen by young readers. "This teen choice list engaged Teens' Top Ten book groups in sixteen school and public libraries around the country in reading and voting. "
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YA Matters: The Highs & Lows of YA - YouTube - 0 views

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    "YA Writers: Myke Bartlett, AJ Betts, Isobelle Carmody, Cath Crowley, Ellie Marney, Richard Newsome, Alice Pung, Penny Tangey, Carole Wilkinson, Lili Wilkinson, and Claire Zorn."
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YA Matters: Meet The Writers - YouTube - 1 views

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    "From writing advice to reading recommendations, we get up close and personal with some of the finest creators of Young Adult (YA) literature in the country. The Centre for Youth Literature connects Australia's young adults with books, stories and writing.
    Creatively produced by the Centre for Youth Literature in partnership with the Melbourne Writers Festival.
    YA Writers: Myke Bartlett, AJ Betts, Isobelle Carmody, Cath Crowley, Ellie Marney, Richard Newsome, Alice Pung, Penny Tangey, Carole Wilkinson, Lili Wilkinson, and Claire Zorn"
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YA Books and More: Great places to keep up with YA and Children's Books! - 0 views

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    Post that links to a lot of useful places for information on YA literature/books
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Page to Screen: Kid & YA Lit Flicks to Look Forward to After 'The Fault in Our Stars' |... - 1 views

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    "Hollywood continues to tap kid's books, from classic fairy tales to the latest dystopian. To celebrate the highly the anticipated big screen version of John Green's best-seller, The Fault in Our Stars ll , SLJ has compiled a list of upcoming projects that will be coming to a theater (or TV) near you."
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