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This year, I am serving on a team to plan library events for 5th-7th graders, and this is the first event that I have worked on.  In just a few weeks, we’ll be having a guest instructor come in to teach our tweens some of the basic tenants of self defense, and we only have 5 slots left!
In my spare time, I practice taekwondo and muay thai, so I’m really excited to bring something physical and different to our young library customers.

This year, I am serving on a team to plan library events for 5th-7th graders, and this is the first event that I have worked on.  In just a few weeks, we’ll be having a guest instructor come in to teach our tweens some of the basic tenants of self defense, and we only have 5 slots left!

In my spare time, I practice taekwondo and muay thai, so I’m really excited to bring something physical and different to our young library customers.

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nationalbook:

The 2014 Young People’s Literature Longlist for the National Book Award was announced this morning. Congratulations to all these fine authors!
Laurie Halse Anderson, The Impossible Knife of Memory
Gail Giles, Girls Like Us
Carl Hiaasen, Skink— No Surrender
Kate Milford, Greenglass House
Eliot Schrefer, Threatened
Steve Sheinkin, The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights
Andrew Smith, 100 Sideways Miles
John Corey Whaley, Noggin
Deborah Wiles, Revolution: The Sixties Trilogy, Book Two
Jacqueline Woodson, Brown Girl Dreaming

nationalbook:

The 2014 Young People’s Literature Longlist for the National Book Award was announced this morning. Congratulations to all these fine authors!


Laurie Halse Anderson, The Impossible Knife of Memory

Gail Giles, Girls Like Us

Carl Hiaasen, Skink— No Surrender

Kate Milford, Greenglass House

Eliot Schrefer, Threatened

Steve Sheinkin, The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights

Andrew Smith, 100 Sideways Miles

John Corey Whaley, Noggin

Deborah Wiles, Revolution: The Sixties Trilogy, Book Two

Jacqueline Woodson, Brown Girl Dreaming

Filed under National Book Award Young People's Literature Laurie Halse Anderson The Impossible Knife of Memory Gail Giles Girls Like Us Carl Hiaasen Skink No Surrender Kate Milford Greenglass House Eliot Schrefer Threatened Steve Sheinkin The Port Chicago 50 Andrew Smith 100 Sideways Miles John Corey Whaley Noggin Deborah Wiles Revolution Jacqueline Woodson Brown Girl Dreaming books YA reading children's books

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As a huge fan of YA literature and as an avid reader, I can vouch for the awesomeness of this list.  
I’ve read and loved several of the titles listed here: Ready Player One (a favorite of mine), The Age of Miracles,The Snow Child, Life After Life, Where’d You Go Bernadette, Tell the Wolves I’m Home, Swamplandia, Water for Elephants, The Night Circus, The Handmaid’s Tale, and The Ocean at the End of the Lane.  For an even more excellent experience, I recommend listing to the audiobooks of Ready Player One and The Night Circus.  So good!
What else would you put on this list?

As a huge fan of YA literature and as an avid reader, I can vouch for the awesomeness of this list.  

I’ve read and loved several of the titles listed here: Ready Player One (a favorite of mine), The Age of Miracles,The Snow Child, Life After Life, Where’d You Go Bernadette, Tell the Wolves I’m Home, Swamplandia, Water for Elephants, The Night Circus, The Handmaid’s Tale, and The Ocean at the End of the Lane.  For an even more excellent experience, I recommend listing to the audiobooks of Ready Player One and The Night Circus.  So good!

What else would you put on this list?

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Out of Print (one of my favorite lit geek stores) is now making wool penants for some of the schools and places featured in classic literature.
Which school (besides Hogwarts, of course) would you want to see represented?

Out of Print (one of my favorite lit geek stores) is now making wool penants for some of the schools and places featured in classic literature.

Which school (besides Hogwarts, of course) would you want to see represented?

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My Ten

I’ve been asked by one of my best friends to make a list of the ten books that have had the most impact on me.  Without thinking too hard about it, here’s what pops into my head first, with apologies to all of my other favorites out there:

  • Redwall, by Brian Jacques
  • To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
  • Bridge to Terabithia, by Katherine Paterson
  • Life of Pi, by Yann Martel
  • The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini
  • Harry Potter, by J.K. Rowling
  • The Giver, by Lois Lowry
  • Look Homeward, Angel, a play in three acts by Ketti Frings
  • The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak
  • Ender’s Game, by Orson Scott Card

What are your ten?

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