Dan Santat at Writing and Ruminating
Joanne Friar at The Longstockings
Alissa Imra Geis at Wild Rose Reader
Diane Greenseid at Just One More Book!!
Sean Qualls at Brooklyn Arden
Tuesday, October 30
Ann Koffsky at Book Buds
Bill Carman at A Chair, A Fireplace & A Tea Cozy
Gretel Parker at Finding Wonderland
Matt Phelan at A Year of Reading
Stephanie Roth at Writing with a broken tusk
Wednesday, October 31
Shawna Tenney at Kate's Book Blog
Adam Rex at Booktopia and Welcome to my Tweendom
Mo Willems at MotherReader
Rolandas Kiaulevicius at a wrung sponge
Thursday, November 1
Karen Lee at sruble's world
Diana Magnuson at A Chair, A Fireplace & A Tea Cozy
Melissa Iwai at Brooklyn Arden
Victoria Jamieson at AmoXcalli and Cuentecitos
Molly Idle at The Shady Glade
Meghan McCarthy at A Fuse #8 Production
Friday, November 2
Tracy McGuinness-Kelly at Sam Riddleburger's blog
Sarah Kahn at Kate's Book Blog
Sylvia Long at Whimsy Books
Jeremy Tankard at the excelsior file
Holli Conger at Please Come Flying
Saturday, November 3
Susan Miller at Your Neighborhood Librarian
Ellen Beier at What Adrienne Thinks About That
Hideko Takahashi at The Silver Lining
Judith Moffat at Jo's Journal
Wendell Minor at Wild Rose Reader
- New Moon by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2006).
- Just Listen by Sarah Dessen (Viking Children’s Books, 2006)
- How to Ruin a Summer Vacation by Simone Elkeles (Flux, 2006).
- Maximum Ride: School’s Out – Forever by (Hachette Book Group USA/Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2006).
- Firegirl by (Hachette Book Group USA/Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2006).
- All Hallows Eve (13 Stories)by (Harcourt, 2006).
- Life As We Knew It by (Harcourt, 2006).
- River Secrets by Shannon Hale (Bloomsbury, 2006).
- Bad Kitty by Michele Jaffe (HarperCollins, 2006).
- Road of the Dead by (Chicken House, 2006).
TTT is a “teen choice” booklist, put together as part of YALSA’s Young Adult (YA) Galley Project, which facilitates access to advance copies of young adult books to national teen book discussion groups. These groups evaluated books published between January 2006 through April 2007 and then created a list of 25 nominations. Teen voters across the country then cast ballots for their three favorites, creating the 2007 Teens’ Top Ten. Final nominations for the 2008 Teens’ Top Ten vote will be posted in April at www.ala.org/teenstopten.
To learn more about the teen book groups and participating in the YA Galley program, visit www.ala.org/teenstopten. Publishers interested in participating in the program may contact Nichole Gilbert, firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information.
For 50 years, YALSA has been the world leader in selecting books, videos, and audio books for teens. For more information about YALSA or for lists of recommended reading, viewing and listening, go to www.ala.org/yalsa/booklists, or contact the YALSA office by phone, , ext. 4390; or e-mail: email@example.com.
Thank you so much for coming to our school to teach us about writing a good setting in our stories. As I comfortably sit on this soft couch in my cozy living room warmed by the vapors of boiling pasta water I think of you. I especially liked how in that dimly lit crowded library you gave us examples of your final draft and your first draft. It was also cool how you passed the herbs in their silver containers from person to person to give us an idea of their exotic fragrances. I hope that you decide to come to our large brick school again some day.
The assignment didn't include writing thank-you letters that evoke a sense of place, so this tongue in cheek effort to apply my tips was hugely satisfying.
Named for Michael Lacapa, children’s book illustrator and writer who died in 2005, the award honors the legacy of his artistic vision and talent for storytelling. This prize acknowledges great books for children that best embody the spirit of the peoples, culture, and natural landscape of the Southwest. Books published in the two years prior to the award are eligible for consideration.
Submissions for the 2008 prize are due December 10, 2007 and winners will be announced in January.
...When you watch the Cleveland Indians on television this week, watch your kids as well. Ask yourself what the image of Chief Wahoo teaches them about Native Americans. And ask yourself if you can live with the answer...
Monday, October 22
Mark Teague at The Miss Rumphius Effect
Sharon Vargo at Finding Wonderland
Christopher Demarest at Writing and Ruminating
Rose Mary Berlin at Charlotte's Library
David Macaulay at Here in the Bonny Glen
Carin Berger at Chasing Ray
Marion Eldridge at Chicken Spaghetti
Sophie Blackall at not your mother's bookclub
Erik Brooks at Bildungsroman
Brian Lies at Greetings from Nowhere
Wednesday, October 24
Elisa Kleven at Rozzie Land
Consie Powell at Becky's Book Reviews
Jimmy Pickering at Shaken & Stirred
Frank Dormer at What Adrienne Thinks About That
Sheila Bailey at Lizjonesbooks
Thursday, October 25
Julia Denos at Interactive Reader
Rebecca Doughty at A Chair, A Fireplace & A Tea Cozy
Brian Floca at A Fuse #8 Production
Margaret Chodos-Irvine at readergirlz
Friday, October 26
David Ezra Stein at HipWriterMama
Juli Kangas at Sam Riddleburger's blog
Ginger Nielson at Miss O's School Library
Margot Apple at Jo's Journal
Saturday, October 27
Julie Fromme Fortenberry at Your Neighborhood Librarian
Sarah Dillard at The Silver Lining
John Hassett at cynthialord's Journal
Abigail Marble at Please Come Flying
Sunday, October 28
Ashley Wolff at A Chair, A Fireplace & A Tea Cozy
Barbara Garrison at Brooklyn Arden
Kelly Murphy at ChatRabbit
October 18th: Rachel Cohn
October 19th: Kirsten Miller
October 20th: Mitali Perkins (me!)
October 21st: Sonya Sones
October 22nd: Lisa Yee
October 23rd: Carolyn Mackler
October 24th: E. Lockhart
Monday, October 15
- Randy Cecil at ChatRabbit
- Michelle Chang at The Longstockings
- Kevin Hawkes at Cynthia Lord's Journal
- Barbara Lehman at The Excelsior File
- Grace Lin at In the Pages
Tuesday, October 16
- Selina Alko at Brooklyn Arden
- Scott Bakal at Wild Rose Reader
- Alexandra Boiger at Paradise Found
- Paige Keiser at Your Neighborhood Librarian
- Janet Stevens at The Miss Rumphius Effect
Wednesday, October 17
- Rick Chrustowski at laurasalas
- Diane DeGroat at Jama Rattigan's Alphabet Soup
- Ilene Richard at Something Different Every Day
- Brie Spangler at Lectitans
- Don Tate at The Silver Lining
Thursday, October 18
- Brooke Dyer at Bookshelves of Doom
- D.B. Johnson at Lessons from the Tortoise
- Erin Eitter Kono at Sam Riddleburger
- Sherry Rogers at A Life in Books
- Jennifer Thermes at Through the Studio Door
Friday, October 19
- Graeme Base at Just One More Book
- Denise Fleming at MotherReader
- Jeff Mack at AmoXcalli
- Jeff Newman at A Year of Reading
- Ruth Sanderson at Book Moot
Saturday, October 20
- Linas Alsenas at A Wrung Sponge
- Theresa Brandon at The Shady Glade
- Karen Katz at Whimsy Books
- Judy Schachner at Kate's Book Blog
- Sally Vitsky at Shelf Elf: read, write, rave
Sunday, October 21
- Matthew Cordell at Just Like the Nut
- Maxwell Eaton III at Books and Other Thoughts
- Roz Fulcher at Goading the Pen
- Susie Jin at sruble's world
- Susan Mitchell at Check It Out
Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Nominators are members of teen book groups in five school and public libraries around the country—the 2007 nominees were chosen by book groups in Connecticut, Kansas, New Jersey, New Hampshire, and Utah, selected for their experience in discussing books. If you read nominated books throughout the year, you’ll be ready to vote for your favorites during Teen Read Week, October 14 - 20, 2007. Readers aged twelve to eighteen can vote right here anytime that week.
Source: Library Stuff and Zeesays.
In your version of Cinderella, is Cinderella more Jenny from the Block than forlorn maiden servant? Or how about the Frog Prince, is he really just your gamer best friend who can't seem to hit off with any of the girls he meets? In UnFairy Tales: The Myths in Myths you will write down such alternatives to traditional notions of fairy tales and myths and explore why there is a need for revision. Open to all youth ages 13-19, of all ethnicities, races and backgrounds. Saturdays, October 20 - December 1, 2-6 pm. Closing event, Saturday, December 8, 7 pm. $50 artist fee paid to participants. Program directed by Nina Sharma.Click here for details and to download an application. Submission deadline is Thursday, October 11, 2007.
Selected Literature for Children and
Teens Set in Other Countries
Compiled by Megan Schliesman
Copyright © 2007 Cooperative Children's Book Center
This bibliography was designed with U.S. readers in mind, so “other countries” refers to countries other than the United States. Books on the list are arranged by geographic region of the world as follows:
• The Américas
• Middle East
Butt in chair. That’s how you become a professional writer. It doesn’t have to do with inspiration; and it doesn’t have to do with agitation, it only has to do with perspiration. William Faulkner once said, ‘I write only when I’m inspired. Fortunately I’m inspired at 9:00 every morning.’ BIC.
ANASTASIA GOODSTEIN (TOTALLY WIRED) IN BOSTON
Tuesday, October 9th, 6:30 p.m.
Faneuil Branch in Brighton
419 Faneuil Street, Boston, MA 02135
Writer and teen expert ANASTASIA GOODSTEIN (ypulse.com) will be speaking about and signing her book, Totally Wired: What Teens and Tweens are Really Doing Online (totallywired.com). Goodstein will be speaking to parents and educators about blogging, social networking, cyberbullying, technology use at school and at home at conferences, schools and libraries. Her message in two words: "Don't panic." Goodstein's presentation covers the good and the not so good ways teens are using technology to do all the things teens have always done. She offers practical, insightful advice on how to engage with teens and become part of their digital lives.
RICKSHAW GIRL BOOK DISCUSSION @ the Milpitas Library for Grades 3 to 8
SIGN UP EARLY, SPACE IS LIMITED!!*
On Saturday, October 27th at 2:30 pm there will be two book groups meeting to discuss Rickshaw Girl, an interesting read about a girl from another part of the world.
We will chat about the book, have an activity, and enjoy a snack together. Members of this book group will be invited to meet the author, Mitali Perkins, at a special event on Monday October 29th.
Please contact the Children's Reference Desk to sign-up.
*Space is limited, so advance sign-up is required for the book group, AND participation in the book group is required to attend the author visit!
This program is made possible thanks to The Friends of the Milpitas Library.
Child at Heart Gallery
48 Inn Street
Newburyport, MA 01950
Open House: Saturday, October 6
Exhibit Dates: October 3 – 22
Danforth Museum of Art
123 Union Avenue
Framingham, MA 01702
Open House: Sunday, November 4
Special Sneak Preview: October 31 – November 3
Exhibit Dates: November 4 – December 2
Contact: Lauren Nash
Phone: (617) 632-3863