This takes a while and gives me what I think is the first stage of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. But it’s completely worth it when people come to the post and actually click around to check out the books, and hopefully find some new ones to enjoy. I haven’t read much Young Adult lit yet; I read ahead for my 5th grader so I am looking forward to reaching this genre, finally!
Mean-girl bullying used to set in over fifth-grade sleepover parties, but now the warfare increasingly permeates the early elementary school years. By Pamela Paul of the New York Times.
The American Library Association (ALA) has issued their annual list of the 10 most frequently challenged books from US libraries. There’s a number of the usual suspects on the list, and while I’m still flabbergasted that there are people out there who are so concerned about the content in these books that they are requesting that they be removed from libraries (To Kill a Mockingbird? Really?)
RippleReader allows to you either buy ebooks or make a personalized recording of the ebook that you purchased! The ebook titles are for ages 2-7 and are primarily picture books through easy readers. The ebooks range in price from $3.49 to $9.99. Some of the most popular titles include The Kissing Hand, The Teacher from the Black Lagoon, and The HICCUPotamus.
Ever After Ever was one of the books that I read twice in quick succession and cried through each reading. It’s hard to find a book that makes you laugh and makes you cry simultaneously but this book manages to do both.
This list is from the Young Adult Library Services Association. They took their 101 YA Books and narrowed it down to 10. This list is alphabetical order and includes fiction and non-fiction.
A HUGE thank you to Capability:Mom for creating this list. She knows Middle School children’s literature much better than I do. Needless to say, I picked an authority on the topic and am excited to read these books myself.
What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell is an award winning young adult novel (National Book Award Winner, A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year and An ALA Best Book for Young Adults) is a coming of age novel that oozes with “Mad Men” glamor and ambiance.
Teach Kids Compassion through Charity Work A mom in my yoga class made a nice plea for donations yesterday. Her cleaning lady is Haitian and her family in Haiti is, of course, personally devastated by the earthquake. Yoga mom offered to run over and pick up any clothing and shoe donations from any of us…