YA Got Me All Fired Up!
The latest in YA and MG literature and
how to use it in your classroom or library
“All Fired Up”
(Pat Benatar)
“Now I got a new fire
burnin' in my eyes”
Overview of Day
• Introduction to LOTS of new YA and
MG books
• Library and lesson ideas sprinkled
throughout
• Break for ...
Who am I?
• Librarian at Ed Willkie Middle School in Eagle
Mountain-Saginaw ISD (Fort Worth area)
• 9 years as a librarian...
My blog/ where to
find this info in future
• Mrs. ReaderPants (www.readerpants.net)
• Book reviews, library ideas, themati...
How do I decide which books to
include in this presentation?
• Books I have an emotional connection with
• Books my studen...
Use music/video as
themes for book talks
Booktalking Tip #1:
Audiovisual Themes
• Nearly all of my book talks are based on a
theme tied together by music or video
• Help students reme...
Audiovisual Themes—examples
• Music
• Movie clips (books to movies are great!)
• Musical parodies (“Give Me Cookie” by Coo...
Copyright dilemma
• Laws are more specific for those
who UPLOAD the video to the web
• Get fuzzier for those who link or
e...
Is watching, linking, embedding
YouTube videos (that may have
been loaded into YouTube illegally)
copyright infringement?
Thankfully, NO!
• According to the Seventh Circuit Court of
Appeals decision on August 3, 2012:
– “…as long as the visitor...
“White Horse”
(Taylor Swift)
Stupid girl, I should have known
That I'm not a princess
this ain't a fairytale
I'm not the o...
Splintered
(A.G. Howard)
• Alice in Wonderland
spin-off
• First paragraph=great
read-aloud
• Author A.G. Howard
lives in A...
Splintered first line:
“I've been collecting bugs since I
was ten; it's the only way I can
stop their whispers. Sticking a...
Unhinged
• Pub. Date=
January 2014
• Chapter sampler
currently
available on
NetGalley
Towering
(Alex Flinn)
• Rapunzel meets
Wuthering Heights
• Great mystery/ghost story
• Creepy in parts!
• Some kissing, mi...
Fairest Beauty
(Melanie Dickerson)
• Snow White retelling
• Christian Fiction
• I could not put it down!
• Sweet romance
•...
Rump: The True Story of
Rumpelstiltskin
(Liesl Shurtliff)
• Fairy tale retelling
• Rumpelstiltskin and
Little Red Riding H...
The Sweetest Spell
(Suzanne Selfors)
• Reminds me of The
Princess Bride
• Protagonist with a
physical disability
• Love th...
Strands of Bronze and Gold
(Jane Nickerson)
• Bluebeard, retold
• So easy to book talk!
• One of my favorites of
2013
• Go...
The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom
(Christopher Healy)
• Princes
Liam, Frederick, Dun
can, and Gustav—
heard of them?...
“No, Princes Charming," Duncan
cheerfully corrected. "'Prince' is the
noun; that's what gets pluralized.
'Charming' is an ...
Grumbles from the Forest
(Jane Yolen, Rebecca Kai Dotlich, Matt Mahurin)
• Paired poems by
characters in traditional
fairy...
“You Can’t Always Get
What You Want”
(The Rolling Stones)
You can’t always get what you want
You can’t always get what you...
Book Talking Tip #2
The Book Shush
The Book Shush
• Opposite of book talk
• Negative or anti- book talk
(books we have that I
didn’t like)
• Great for Pre-AP...
The Fault in Our Stars
(John Green)
• Goodreads avg= 4.52
• Dialogue
• Movie in pre-production
(no release date)
• The act...
Who’s cast so far?
Source= imbd (www.imbd.com)
Hazel Augustus
Divergent movie
Source= imbd (www.imbd.com)
Tris Caleb
Shatter Me
(Tahereh Mafi)
• paranormal
• Girl has ability to torture
with one touch
• Insta-love
• Random strike-throughs
...
“Weird metaphors” examples:
"His lips are 2 pillows, so soft, so sweet. 'I love you.'" --p. 248
"He smiles with teeth so w...
Time Between Us
(Tamara Ireland Stone)
• Time Traveler’s Wife
for teens
• “long distance
relationship”
• Anna lives in 199...
Time After Time
(Tamara Ireland Stone)
• Continues Anna and
Bennett’s story
• Available on NetGalley
• Oct. 8 release date
I Hunt Killers
(Barry Lyga)
• Average GR rating= 3.98
• Son of famous serial killer
• Warner Brothers
optioned it for TV s...
Paper Valentine
(Brenna Yovanoff)
• Average GR rating= 3.73
• Serial killer
• Best friend’s ghost still
haunting her
• Had...
Breathe
(Sarah Crossan)
• Average GR rating= 3.70
• Dystopia/post-apocalypse
• Limited oxygen supply—
O2 is rationed
• Rem...
Icons
(Margaret Stohl)
• Really mysterious—like a puzzle to
be put together
• Classified documents in between
each chapter...
Booktalking Tip #3
Don’t fear the
book talk!
When book talking, don’t be afraid to:
• Talk about books you’ve never read!
• Be creative
• Use photos, video, music
• Re...
“Fighter”
(Christina Aguilera)
'Cause it makes me that much stronger
Makes me work a little bit harder
It makes me that mu...
Crux
(Julie Reece)
• Indie author
• Urban fantasy
• Vikings!
• Themes: homelessness,
human trafficking,
runaways
• HS, upp...
Dare You To
(Katie McGarry)
• Sequel to Pushing the
Limits
• Great for fans of
Simone Elkeles and
Miranda Kenneally
• #3 w...
Shadow and Bone / Siege and Storm
(Leigh Bardugo)
• Has it all—romance, action,
magic, good v. evil
• A word about the ant...
Sanctum
(Sarah Fine)
• Modern-day spin on
“Orpheus and Eurydice”
• Girl ventures into “Suicide
Gates” in an attempt to
sav...
Greta and the Goblin King
(Chloe Jacobs)
• Give it to fans of Kagawa’s
Iron Fey series or Mull’s
Fablehaven
• World-buildi...
Grave Mercy
(Robin LaFevers)
• Death’s handmaiden
falls for the man she
may have to kill
• Sequel Dark Triumph
already out...
Display Idea
Nasty, smelly, moldy,
crusty, musty
disgusting old books!
Don’t toss these books just yet!
Have a heart!
Create
Book Marks:
“Since You’ve Been Gone”
(Kelly Clarkson)
You had your chance, you blew it
Out of sight, out of mind
Shut your mouth, I ju...
Things I Can’t Forget
(Miranda Kenneally)
• Christian fiction/
contemporary romance
• Hundred Oaks, book 3
• Do not need t...
Nantucket Blue
(Leila Howland)
• Summer, beach-y read
• Nantucket Island history
and local flavor
• HS, mainly for sexual
...
Going Vintage
(Lindsey Leavitt)
• Stand-alone chick lit
• Getting over boyfriend
• Girl swears off
technology
• Reminds me...
Temptation/Belonging
(Karen Ann Hopkins)
• Forbidden relationship
—doctor’s daughter
falls for Amish boy
• Plenty of melod...
5 Amazing
Social Networks
for Readers
Goodreads
• ESSENTIAL
• Like Facebook for readers
– Friending other readers
– Read/write reviews
– Cover photos
– What’s n...
Biblionasium
• www.biblionasium.com
• Great for younger kids (up to maybe 6th grade)
• Parent/teacher involvement
• Can cr...
NetGalley
• www.netgalley.com
• Greatest invention ever!!!
• Free to join, request NYP books from
publishers
• Please revi...
Edelweiss
• http://edelweiss.abovethetreeline.com
• Like NetGalley, not as user-friendly
• Has great books that NG doesn’t...
Pulse It
• Free teen books and excerpts from
SimonPulse
• Free to register (must be 14+)
• Whole books available for limit...
“War”
(Edwin Starr)
It's an enemy to all mankind
The point of war blows my mind
(books about war)
I Am A Seal Team Six Warrior
(Howard E. Wasdin/ Stephen Templin)
• A special edition of the
bestseller Seal Team Six
• How...
Torn
(David Massey)
• Set in modern-day
Afghanistan
• Narrated by female
British soldier/medic in
her first days in
Afghan...
Somebody Please Tell Me Who I Am
(Peter Lerangis and Harry Mazer)
• Low Goodreads
rating, but included on
YALSA’s top 100 ...
Soldier Dog
(Sam Angus)
• WWI, France, 1917
• Angry with his
father, Stanley lies about his
age (14) and enlists in WWI
to...
Soldier Dogs
(Maria Goodavage)
• Nonfiction—profiles
of soldier dogs and
their handlers in
hostile territory
Dogs on Duty
(Dorothy Hinshaw Patent)
• Some stories are tear-
jerkers!
• Discusses how soldier
dogs are selected &
traine...
5 (more) Amazing
Social Networks
for Readers
Scrib’d
• http://www.scribd.com
• Chapter samplers for many books
• Copyright?
Shelfari
• Owned by Amazon (sign in using your Amazon
login)—extension of Amazon website
• Set yearly reading goal
• Make ...
Library Thing
• Things I like:
– “Local events” section—spotlights author visits in
your area
– Early reviewers can reques...
Book Crossing
• www.bookcrossing.com
• Book scavenger hunt site
– Kids will love it!
– Label the book (print the
label fro...
AudioSync
• http://www.audiobooksync.com/
• 2 free audiobooks each week, all summer long
• Includes a Tool Kit for librari...
This week on AudioSync:
“Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous”
(Good Charlotte)
Always see it on TV
Or read it in the magazines
Celebrities want sympat...
52 Reasons to Hate My Father
(Jessica Brody)
• 18-year old
protagonist, but
content is okay for MS
• The trailer speaks fo...
Keeping the Castle
Patrice Kindl
• Great for young or
future Jane Austen
fans
• Funny, sweet
• Victorian-style
speech may ...
My Super-Sweet Sixteenth Century
(Rachel Harris)
• Cute historical romance
• Surly daughter of
famous, wealthy
parents
• T...
A Tale of Two Centuries
(Rachel Harris)
• Sequel to My Super
Sweet Sixteenth Century
• Pub date= Aug. 6, 2013
• Alessandra...
This Is What Happy Looks Like
(Jennifer E. Smith)
• Contemporary
romance
• Sleepless In
Seattle/You’ve Got
Mail story for ...
Display idea
Annual Cover
Awards
How it works:
• Students nominate book cover art
• I print the cover (in color) and laminate
• Display on Cover Awards bul...
“It’s the End of the World”
(R.E.M.)
It's the end of the world as we know it
It's the end of the world as we know it
It's ...
Under the Never Sky
(Veronica Rossi)
• Trailer really helps
sell the book!
• Goodreads Choice
Awards nominee for
2012 (YA ...
Awaken/Middle Ground
(Katie Kacvinsky)
• Remember “The Fun
They Had”?
• People are connected
but not connected
• So scary,...
Taken
(Erin Bowman)
• There are no men in
the walled city of
Claysoot—they all
disappear at age 18
• Told from POV of boy
...
Slated/Fractured
(Teri Terry)
• Great premise
• Dystopia
• Will definitely be a
hit with my
students—easy to
book talk
• M...
The Selection/The Elite
(Kiera Cass)
• “The Bachelorette”
meets The Hunger
Games meets Cinderella
• Very easy to book talk...
Booktalking Tip #4
Keep it interesting for
audience and YOU!
If book talking all day long…
If book talking all day long, keep things
interesting by preparing several book talks
– Book...
“Waiting”
(Green Day)
“I've been waiting a long time
For this moment to come”
Fortunately, the Milk
(Neil Gaiman)
• Humor/adventure
• Huge Goodreads ratings so
far
• Illustrated
• Father abducted by a...
SYLO
(D.J. MacHale)
• Island under
quarantine, but
citizens don’t know
why
• Told it’s a virus
• Singing airship in sky
ev...
The Dollhouse Asylum
(Mary Gray)
• Deadly virus once contained
is spreading again
• One place untouched, cut
off from viru...
These Broken Stars
(Amie Kaufman/Meagan Spooner)
• Lilac is daughter of richest man
in universe
• Tarver is a war hero who...
Booktalking Tip #5
Let the
students do it!
Idea: Lunch Bunch
• Lunch book club
• Students bring their lunch/ eat in library
• Share whatever book they are reading
• ...
Speaking of lunch…
Have fun and talk books!!!
Booktalking Tip #6
Pecha Kucha
What is Pecha-Kucha?
• “The Art of Concise Presentations”
• Great for quick booktalks!
• 20 X 20 (20 slides X 20 seconds= ...
Pecha Kucha!
YALSA’s Nominees
for Top 10
(teens list for 2013)
Theme from “Degrassi Junior High”
seasons 1-2 (1987-88)
Wake up in the morning,
Feelin' shy and lonely,
Gee, I gotta go to...
The Art of Wishing
(Lindsey Ribar)
• Margo finds a ring in
girls’ bathroom
• Oliver the Genie gives
her three wishes
• As ...
Smart Girls Get What They Want
(Sarah Strohmeyer)
• Lone Star 2013-14 pick
• Friendship, judging
people before you
know th...
Pushing the Limits
(Katie McGarry)
• Great for fans of Perfect
Chemistry or Nick &
Norah’s Infinite Playlist
• Romance bet...
Etiquette & Espionage
(Gail Carriger)
• Finishing School, book 1
• Steampunk
• “It's one thing to learn to
curtsy properly...
Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass
(Meg Medina)
• Realistic fiction
• Bullying (girls)
• How many girls do
you know like...
“The Dog Days are Over”
(Florence and the Machine)
Run fast for your mother and fast for your father
Run for your children...
Article 5
(Kristen Simmons)
• Bill of Rights revoked,
replaced with Moral
Statutes
• Fast-paced dystopia
• MS—violence may...
Never Fade
(Alexandra Bracken)
• Sci-fi with romance
• One of my favorites of the
year
• Emotional connection with
charact...
Legend/Prodigy/Champion
(Marie Lu)
• Lone Star Reading List
2013-14
• Alternating POVs
(boy/girl)
• My students LOVE
these...
Cinder
(Marissa Meyer)
• Lone Star pick 2013-14
• Cyborg Cinderella
• Cinder is 68.24% human
• #3—Cress—due in
2014—Rapunz...
In the After
(Demitria Lunetta)
• Zombies
• Amy manages to rescue a
toddler girl, then both girls
are holed up in Amy’s ho...
The Hunt/ The Prey/ The Trap
(Andrew Fukuda)
• Last human in the world
must pretend he is a
vampire to survive
• SO UNIQUE...
Elemental
(Antony John)
• Roanoke Colony setting
• Mystery about a
disappearing civilization
• Pirates
• Teens have powers...
“Yellow”
(Coldplay)
“Yeah, they were all yellow…”
(Books with yellow covers)
Not A Drop to Drink
(Mindy McGinnis)
• Pair with Atherton:
The House of Power
(Carman) or Drought
(Bachorz)
• No water any...
33 Minutes…Until Morgan Sturtz Kicks My Butt
(Todd Hasak-Lowy)
• Two boys—former friends,
but now one is threatening
the o...
The 5th Wave
(Rick Yancey)
• Sci-fi thriller—alien
invasion
• Planned trilogy
• Compared with King’s
The Stand
• Movie rig...
Racing Savannah
(Miranda Kenneally)
• #4 in Hundred Oaks series
• Rich boy (Jack)/poor girl
(Savannah) romance
• Horses! (...
School Spirits
Rachel Hawkins
• Hex Hall series spin-
off--Do not need to
read Hex Hall series to
understand
• School haun...
My Life Next Door
(Huntley Fitzpatrick)
“One thing my mother never
knew, and would disapprove of
most of all, was that I w...
Yesterday
(C.K. Kelly Martin)
• Girl from 2063 sent back
in time to 1985
• Lots of 1980s pop culture
references
• Reminds ...
“You Can Count on Me”
(Bruno Mars)
If you toss and you turn and you just
can't fall asleep
I'll sing a song
beside you
And...
Eighth Grade Is Making Me Sick
(Jennifer L. Holm / Elicia Castaldi)
• Novel told in “stuff”
• Sequel to Middle School
Is W...
The Storyteller
(Antonia Michaelis)
• One of most beautiful and
haunting stories I’ve ever read
• Really mature in content...
Zebra Forest
(Adina Riche Gewirtz)
• 11-year old Annie and her
little brother are held
captive in their home by
escaped co...
In Honor
(Jessi Kirby)
• Honor’s older brother
killed in action
• Road trip with brother’s
alcoholic best friend
• Grief, ...
“Thriller”
(Michael Jackson)
It's close to midnight
Something evil's lurkin’ in the dark
Under the moonlight
You see a sig...
Loki’s Wolves
(Armstrong and Marr)
• Great for Rick Riordan
fans
• Norse mythology
• Planned trilogy (The
Blackwell Pages)...
Doll Bones
(Holly Black)
• Creepy doll book!
• 3 friends go on a road
trip to Ohio to bury a
creepy doll that talks to
the...
The Diviners
(Libba Bray)
• Historical
fiction/serial killer
set in 1920s
• Best for HS
• Trailer…
The Immortal Rules / The Eternity Cure
(Julie Kagawa)
• Pair with The Hunt
• Cover controversy
• Sequel The Eternity Cure
...
Joshua Dread
Lee Bacon
• Spirit of TX—MS nominee
• Boy’s parents are super-
villains
• Befriends new girl in
school, who h...
Team Human
(Justine Larbalestier &
Sarah Rees Brennan)
• Parody of Twilight
and other vampire
romances
• Humor
• HS, upper...
Stung
(Bethany Wiggins)
• How it’s like Starters
• “There’s no cure for
being stung.”
• High violence, dangerous
world whe...
Finn Finnegan
(Darby Karchut)
• Great choice for boys who
love Rick Riordan or
Grant’s The Magnificent
12 series.
• Celtic...
“Somewhere I Belong”
(Linkin Park)
I will never know
myself until I do this on my own
And I will never feel,
Anything else...
The Statistical Probability of
Love at First Sight
(Jennifer E. Smith)
• Summer travel and a
chance meeting= fate?
• Remin...
Fire Horse Girl
(Kay Honeyman)
• Historical fiction (1923, Angel
Island Chinese immigrants)
• 8th grade teacher in Dallas
...
That Time I Joined the Circus
(J.J. Howard)
• Contemporary/realistic
• Themes—grief, shame,
finding self, friendship
• No ...
45 Pounds (More or Less)
(K.A. Barson)
• Pair with Skinny and Fat Cat
• Overweight 16-year old girl
struggles with weight
...
Eleanor & Park
(Rainbow Rowell)
• Set in 1986—tons of 80s
pop culture references!
• Beautiful language,
sweet, heartbreaki...
Booktalking Tip #7
Use book pairings to
promote interest in
new genres
Book pairings
• Pair popular books with unknowns/new books
(If you like… try…)
• Pair fiction with nonfiction, nonfiction ...
“We Go Together”
(from Grease)
We go together like
rama lama lama
ke ding a de dinga a dong
remembered for ever like
shoo ...
Wild Boy
(Rob Lloyd Jones)
• 1841 London
• Boy covered in hair, raised
in a traveling freak show
• A boy with incredible
p...
Wild Boy: The Real Life of the Savage of Aveyron
(Mary Losure)
• True story of a 12-year old
deaf-mute feral boy found
in ...
The Fairy Ring: Elsie and
Frances Fool the World
(Mary Losure)
• Two cousins make/paint
paper fairies for fun and
to get a...
The Great Molasses Flood
(Deborah Kops)
• Very unusual “natural”
disaster
• Boston, 1919
• Great for hoax lessons
• Use wi...
Bones Never Lie
(Elizabeth Macleod)
• Examines forensic
evidence from famous
historical events
• Man in the Iron Mask
• Ma...
Code (Virals #3)
(Kathy and Brendan Reichs)
• Sci-fi/ mystery/ paranormal
• YA spin-off of Bones series
(same authors)—Tor...
The Impossible Rescue
(Martin W. Sandler)
• Photographs, journal
entries of 3 men sent to
bring food to 300
trapped sailor...
Trapped
(Marc Aronson)
• Chilean miners trapped
for 69 days—miraculous
rescue
• Lots of
photographs, charts, m
aps
• Great...
The Raft
S.A. Bodeen
• Survivors of plane crash
float in shark-infested
waters
• Very popular at my
school!
• MS/HS
One + One = Blue
(MJ Auch)
Synesthesia=
associating numbers
with colors;
“overlapping of senses”
(example= 7 is a
“perfect...
Ultraviolet
(R.J. Anderson)
The Name of this Book is
Secret
(Pseudonymous Bosch)
Absolute Pressure
(Sigmund Brouwer)
A Mango-Shaped Space
(Wendy Mass)
Booktalking Tip #8
Use graphics to
promote discussion
Source: Ms. Yingling Reads blog
(http://msyinglingreads.blogspot.com/2013/07/why-world-wednesday.html)
“It’s True”
(Backstreet Boys)
It's true
(Yes it's true)
I mean it
(Yeah)
From the bottom of my heart
Yeah it's true
(It's ...
Don’t Sit on the Baby!
(Halley Bondy)
• Babysitting tips from a
former nanny and MTV
Iggy website
• Sarcasm, humor
• Links...
The Duct Tape Book
(Jolie Dobson)
• Includes history of
duct tape
• Includes
bags, puppets, piggy
banks, even clothes
We Are Their Voice: Young People
Respond to the Holocaust
(Kathy Kacer)
• Present-day students’
responses to the
Holocaust...
Super Pop! Pop Culture Top Ten Lists
(Daniel Harmon)
• Over 40 top 10 lists such as:
– Songs guaranteed to get you
pumped
...
Rotten Pumpkin
(David M. Schwartz and Dwight Kuhn)
• What happens to the
Jack-O-Lantern after
Halloween
• Great for scienc...
What Body Part Is That?
(Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton)
• “Nonfiction”
• HILARIOUS
• Has facts, but some are
incorrect (not...
Bootleg: Murder, Moonshine, and the
Lawless Years of Prohibition
(Karen Blumenthal)
• Spirit of TX—Middle
School selection...
We’ve Got A Job: The 1963
Birmingham Children’s March
(Cynthia Levinson)
• SpoT—MS nominee
for 2013-14
• Beautifully illus...
Fifty Cents and A Dream
(Jabari Asim, Bryan Collier)
• Great for discussions of
education today
• Includes timeline of
Boo...
Zombie Makers: True Stories of
Nature’s Undead
(Rebecca L. Johnson)
• Parasites (all insects)
that take over the
bodies an...
“Drawing”
Barenaked Ladies
With my imagination I can see it
With my pencil crayons I can draw it
On a piece of paper
I can...
The Beatles Were Fab
(Kathleen Krull & Paul Brewer)
• Picture book biography
• More for fun than for
research
• Pair with ...
Mandela
(Kadir Nelson)
• Picture book biography
• No title on front cover
• Would not be surprised to
see it win Caldecott...
I Have a Dream
(Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Kadir Nelson, ill.)
• Includes CD recording
of MLK’s “I Have A
Dream” spee...
Chuck Close: Face Book
(Chuck Close)
• Great for art students!
• 14 interchangeable self-portraits, all
using differing te...
Bluebird
(Bob Staake)
• Wordless picture book
• Inferencing
• Sad!
• Themes of
bullying, loneliness, and
friendship
• Ligh...
Henry and the Cannons
(Don Brown)
• Power to the bookseller!!!
• 120,000 pounds of cannons
drug 300 miles through lakes,
i...
Exclamation Mark
(Amy Krouse Rosenthal & Tom Lichtenheld)
Display idea:
“Most anticipated”
display
“Most Anticipated” Display
Looking forward to…
The Dream Thieves
(Maggie Stiefvater)
• Sequel to The Raven
Boys
• Due out September
17, 2013
House of Hades
(Rick Riordan)
• Heroes of Olympus,
book #4
• Oct. 8, 2013 pub date
Crown of Midnight
(Sarah J. Maas)
• Sequel to Throne of
Glass
• Pub date= Aug. 27
Unbreakable (Legion, book 1)
(Kami Garcia)
“I never believed in
ghosts. Until one
tried to kill me.”
Oct. 1, 2013
Lord of Opium
(Nancy Farmer)
• Long-overdue sequel
to The House of the
Scorpion
• Due out September 3,
2013
City of Heavenly Fire
(Cassandra Clare)
• Mortal Instruments,
book 6
• Expected publication=
March 19, 2014
Unsouled
(Neal Shusterman)
• Unwind, book 3
• Due out October 15,
2013
Allegiant
(Veronica Roth)
• Divergent #3
• Last one!
• Due out Oct. 22, 2013
Champion
(Marie Lu)
• Legend, book 3
• Due out November
5, 2013
The Shade of the Moon
(Susan Beth Pfeffer)
• #4 in the Last
Survivors series
• Jon’s story (Miranda’s
brother)
• Pub date=...
Crash Into You
(Katie McGarry)
• Pushing the Limits,
book 3
• Isaiah’s story
• Due out Nov. 26, 2013
Flora & Ulysses
(Kate DiCamillo)
• Pub date= Sept. 24
• Out-of-control vacuum
cleaner
• Cynical, comic-loving girl
• Squir...
All Our Yesterdays
(Cristin Terrill)
• Pub date= Sept. 3
• Time travel/dystopia
with romance
• Very positive pre-
release ...
Wild Cards
(Simone Elkeles)
• Pub date Sept. 24, 2013
• “bad” boy + “good” girl
romance
• Girl plays football!
• Available...
Sweet Legacy
(Tera Lynn Childs)
• Medusa Girls, book #3
• MS girls love this
series!
• Pub date= Sept. 3
Blogs/Websites I Watch…
• Age Appropriate (www.ageappropriateblog.com)
• Kiss the Book (kissthebook.blogspot.com)
• Ms. Yi...
Daily recap:
• You’ve seen 184 YA/MG books from
2012-13
• 8 Tips for more interesting book talks
• Cover Awards
• Lunch Bu...
Questions or comments?
Feel free to contact me!
lcollazo@ems-isd.net
www.readerpants.net
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YA Got Me All Fired Up: The Latest in YA/MG Literature and How to Use It In Your Classroom or Library
YA Got Me All Fired Up: The Latest in YA/MG Literature and How to Use It In Your Classroom or Library
YA Got Me All Fired Up: The Latest in YA/MG Literature and How to Use It In Your Classroom or Library
YA Got Me All Fired Up: The Latest in YA/MG Literature and How to Use It In Your Classroom or Library
YA Got Me All Fired Up: The Latest in YA/MG Literature and How to Use It In Your Classroom or Library
YA Got Me All Fired Up: The Latest in YA/MG Literature and How to Use It In Your Classroom or Library
YA Got Me All Fired Up: The Latest in YA/MG Literature and How to Use It In Your Classroom or Library
YA Got Me All Fired Up: The Latest in YA/MG Literature and How to Use It In Your Classroom or Library
YA Got Me All Fired Up: The Latest in YA/MG Literature and How to Use It In Your Classroom or Library
YA Got Me All Fired Up: The Latest in YA/MG Literature and How to Use It In Your Classroom or Library
YA Got Me All Fired Up: The Latest in YA/MG Literature and How to Use It In Your Classroom or Library
YA Got Me All Fired Up: The Latest in YA/MG Literature and How to Use It In Your Classroom or Library
YA Got Me All Fired Up: The Latest in YA/MG Literature and How to Use It In Your Classroom or Library
YA Got Me All Fired Up: The Latest in YA/MG Literature and How to Use It In Your Classroom or Library
YA Got Me All Fired Up: The Latest in YA/MG Literature and How to Use It In Your Classroom or Library
YA Got Me All Fired Up: The Latest in YA/MG Literature and How to Use It In Your Classroom or Library
YA Got Me All Fired Up: The Latest in YA/MG Literature and How to Use It In Your Classroom or Library
YA Got Me All Fired Up: The Latest in YA/MG Literature and How to Use It In Your Classroom or Library
YA Got Me All Fired Up: The Latest in YA/MG Literature and How to Use It In Your Classroom or Library
YA Got Me All Fired Up: The Latest in YA/MG Literature and How to Use It In Your Classroom or Library
YA Got Me All Fired Up: The Latest in YA/MG Literature and How to Use It In Your Classroom or Library
YA Got Me All Fired Up: The Latest in YA/MG Literature and How to Use It In Your Classroom or Library
YA Got Me All Fired Up: The Latest in YA/MG Literature and How to Use It In Your Classroom or Library
YA Got Me All Fired Up: The Latest in YA/MG Literature and How to Use It In Your Classroom or Library
YA Got Me All Fired Up: The Latest in YA/MG Literature and How to Use It In Your Classroom or Library
YA Got Me All Fired Up: The Latest in YA/MG Literature and How to Use It In Your Classroom or Library
YA Got Me All Fired Up: The Latest in YA/MG Literature and How to Use It In Your Classroom or Library
YA Got Me All Fired Up: The Latest in YA/MG Literature and How to Use It In Your Classroom or Library
YA Got Me All Fired Up: The Latest in YA/MG Literature and How to Use It In Your Classroom or Library
YA Got Me All Fired Up: The Latest in YA/MG Literature and How to Use It In Your Classroom or Library
YA Got Me All Fired Up: The Latest in YA/MG Literature and How to Use It In Your Classroom or Library
YA Got Me All Fired Up: The Latest in YA/MG Literature and How to Use It In Your Classroom or Library
YA Got Me All Fired Up: The Latest in YA/MG Literature and How to Use It In Your Classroom or Library
YA Got Me All Fired Up: The Latest in YA/MG Literature and How to Use It In Your Classroom or Library
YA Got Me All Fired Up: The Latest in YA/MG Literature and How to Use It In Your Classroom or Library
YA Got Me All Fired Up: The Latest in YA/MG Literature and How to Use It In Your Classroom or Library
YA Got Me All Fired Up: The Latest in YA/MG Literature and How to Use It In Your Classroom or Library
YA Got Me All Fired Up: The Latest in YA/MG Literature and How to Use It In Your Classroom or Library
YA Got Me All Fired Up: The Latest in YA/MG Literature and How to Use It In Your Classroom or Library
YA Got Me All Fired Up: The Latest in YA/MG Literature and How to Use It In Your Classroom or Library
YA Got Me All Fired Up: The Latest in YA/MG Literature and How to Use It In Your Classroom or Library
YA Got Me All Fired Up: The Latest in YA/MG Literature and How to Use It In Your Classroom or Library
YA Got Me All Fired Up: The Latest in YA/MG Literature and How to Use It In Your Classroom or Library
YA Got Me All Fired Up: The Latest in YA/MG Literature and How to Use It In Your Classroom or Library
YA Got Me All Fired Up: The Latest in YA/MG Literature and How to Use It In Your Classroom or Library
YA Got Me All Fired Up: The Latest in YA/MG Literature and How to Use It In Your Classroom or Library
YA Got Me All Fired Up: The Latest in YA/MG Literature and How to Use It In Your Classroom or Library
YA Got Me All Fired Up: The Latest in YA/MG Literature and How to Use It In Your Classroom or Library
YA Got Me All Fired Up: The Latest in YA/MG Literature and How to Use It In Your Classroom or Library
YA Got Me All Fired Up: The Latest in YA/MG Literature and How to Use It In Your Classroom or Library
YA Got Me All Fired Up: The Latest in YA/MG Literature and How to Use It In Your Classroom or Library
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  • Why I started my blog--was originally for my students but switched to librarians/teachers when district filter blocked student access, content notes started out as movie ratings but switched to specifics after first few months (when blocked)
  • Show blog—go over top tabs, labels menu on left, how to follow via email
  • I normally play the song as the students enter the library, then let them listen/watch as they sit down“What do you think the theme is?”Sometimes I give them an assignment for the song—key words to listen for and write downNext slide is a theme—introduce it (“White Horse”—fairy tale spins)
  • Movie clip example—Monty Python and the Holy Grail—”bring out your dead” to introduce plague themeMusical parody example= Cookie Monster’s “Give Me Cookie”
  • I have search and searched for specific use rules for embedding videos from YouTube—have always linked but had to deal with lots of ads/uncertain content
  • Fairytale retellingsHave also used video clip from Ella Enchanted
  • Rachel has been locked in the tower since she was a little girl. She never sees anyone besides her “Mama” (who she knows isn’t really her mama). Wyatt has moved to a small, frigid mountain town hoping to reflect, or better yet, forget what happened to his best friend Tyler. But nightly visits from ghosts and strange singing only he can hear pull him into a mystery he cannot ignore.
  • Tell about the Seven—they are not dwarves—they are disabled men who choose to live separate from society rather than deal with prejudices and ignoranceLots of praying
  • When 12-year old Rump finds an old spinning wheel, his usual bad luck seems to change. Apparently, Rump has a gift for spinning straw into gold. His best friend, Red Riding Hood, warns him that magic is dangerous, and she’s right. With each thread he spins, he weaves himself deeper into a curse.
  • Students could try guessing the storyWrite from object pov (as with the pea poem)
  • Book Shush
  • "His lips are 2 pillows, so soft, so sweet. 'I love you.'" --p. 248 "He smiles with teeth so white it looks like snow falling on the chocolate valleys of his face." --p. 304 "I'm climbing a mountain of air and my feet keep slipping." --p. 304 "I'm wondering why there are so many freight trains in my heart, why his chest is a broken harmonica." --p. 328 "You've filled my days with shooting stars, and one day I will pluck the moon from the sky and fit it in your mailbox." --from the Acknowledgements
  • Probably most violent YA I’ve ever read
  • BFF died 6 months ago (eating disorder)
  • Strong, kick-butt females
  • No info on book #2 yet
  • Getting over boyfriends, broken relationships
  • Sequel= Racing Savannah
  • Cricket plans to spend summer on Nantucket Island with her friend Jules’ family, but tragedy strikes Jules’ family right before the trip. Cricket now can’t go. Cricket decides to get a job as a nanny and goes anyway—she wants to be there for her friend.
  • War books
  • No language or sexuality, but war violence and adult characters
  • Also wins tons of awards—Children’s Book of the Year, Best Fiction for YA, Schneider Family Book Award (awarded for books that highlight the disability experience for a child or teen)BrothersRemembers his brother with autism first
  • Local events—scroll down home page
  • Controlled release=give it to a friend or someone you knowWild release=leave it somewhere
  • Spoiled brats, rich kids, those who pretend to be rich
  • Paperback cover is the pink/red oneWorst of the content is teen binge drinking early in story, drunk drivingNo language at all; some kissing and appreciation of male chest
  • Althea tries to keep her family’s ancient cliff-top castle from crumbling into the sea. The family has NO money for maintenance, but Althea is creative in engineering temporary fixes. Her best hope at repairing the castle and keeping it in the family is to marry into a wealthy family. When handsome, rich Lord Boring moves to town, she (and all the other young girls in Lesser Hoo) sees an opportunity.
  • Reminds me of Jenna Fox
  • What I like about Pecha—short, sweet, to the point; I can booktalk books I haven’t read yet quickly—can refer to notes, which wouldn’t be natural if regular presentation
  • Plagues!Could also show Monty Python and the Holy Grail—Bring out your dead scene (on YouTube)
  • Ember’s mother is arrested for violating statute; Ember taken to facility for children too young to live aloneBoy arresting mother is the only boy Ember has ever loved
  • Talk about Scarlet and Cress
  • The Trap is due out Nov. 5, 2013
  • Yellow on the covers
  • Sam Lewis is going to get his butt kicked in exactly 33 minutes. He knows this because yesterday his former best friend Morgan Sturtz told him, to his face and with three witnesses nearby, “I am totally going to kick your butt tomorrow at recess.”
  • Protagonist Cassie is armed with an M-16 and her brother’s teddy bear
  • 2 neighbor families—one is quiet, respectable, snotty; other is very large, messy, loudThe girl in the quiet family watches the neighbors and wishes she were one of themOne day, the boy—Jase—invites her over (he saw her watching)
  • Girl from 2063 sent back in time (undisclosed reason you find out later in book)She does not know why she feels so disconnected from her “family”Sees a boy who looks familiar on a school field tripLow Goodreads rating (like Num8ers has)
  • Anna lives in a warm house with loving parents. Abel and his little sister live in fear in a small, dirty apartment. Their mother is missing; their father just released from jail. A chance encounter brings Anna and Abel together—Anna eavesdrops as Abel tells his little sister a story about a little cliff queen. She soon discovers that characters in the story mirror real people. But when the story accurately predicts real-life murders, Anna begins to wonder what Abel knows about the deaths of his enemies.
  • The convict is their dad!
  • Not a new book (May 2012), but no one has it in library!
  • Monsters among us!
  • Doll is made of bones of a girl named Eleanor and filled with her ashes
  • Mel tries to convince her best friend Cathy that a new undead boy at their school (Francis) is no good for her
  • As with Starters, my students are crazy about this book! As with Starters, I found tons of holes in logic. Tons of action though.
  • Teens who find themselves suddenly alone in the world
  • Hadley’s father getting married in England—Hadley not happy about that—was once close with father
  • Protags are HS seniors, but it’s perfect for MS
  • Excellent character developmentLove the tone—not depressing, girl not suicidal—the author respects Ann’s struggle and takes the time to really develop Ann and all the charactersFamily is dysfunctional but, sadly, normal
  • Protags are HS seniors, but it’s perfect for MS
  • Fiction/nonfiction pairings
  • Victor Hugo (author of The Hunchback of Notre Dame) lived just a few houses down from where the wild boy “retired” with Madame Guerin. He lived in the convent gardens and was given free run of the place. Victor Hugo often played in the gardens as a young boy. Some say Quasimodo is based on Hugo’s glimpses of the wild man who roamed the gardens and never spokeSome believe he may have been autistic (rocking motions,
  • Hoaxes?
  • Hoaxes?
  • Difference between male/female bones, children vs. adult bones, strong vs. healthy people, Some stories still unsolved—”how forensics helps solve…” helps, but often raises more ??Kind of gross at times, but not obsceneMight bother readers who have experienced recent death of a loved one (talks about rigor mortis, bugs on body, “softness’ of eye socketsHistory of forensic anthropology, autopsies, preserving crime scenesIncludes glossary, bibliography, further reading, indexWill be popular with Wicked History readers
  • Advantage to including Virals in book shush: Not as well-known with my students but now will be; they will like the mash-up of genres; they will be curious to see if they liked it better than I did; some will want to read it to debate with me
  • In 1897, 8 whaling ships—along with 300 sailors onboard—got stuck in ice off Alaska coastStory of 3 men sent by Pres. McKinley—trekked across 1500 miles of ice to bring them 2 herds of reindeer (for food)
  • Twelve year-old Basil knows he’s special—he’s been associating numbers with colors since he was a kid. His gift (or curse) has turned him into somewhat of a loner, but his world begins to change when he meets Tenzie, the new girl in school who has similar freakisms. She, too, has synesthesia (a condition in which one type of stimulation evokes the sensation of another). At first, Basil is somewhat annoyed with Tenzie’s pushiness, but after Basil’s estranged mother returns, his life is turned upside down . . . and Tenzie may be the only person to help him put it back together again.
  • Nonfiction titles
  • “anklephobia” (fear of ankles) doesnot exist
  • Karen B. is author of Steve Jobs (LS book)
  • Hairworm makes cricket jump into water and eat its own larvae (they then hatch inside the cricket)
  • Picture books
  • Author of We Are the Ship
  • Pechakucha-style!
  • "You have to kill him." Imprisoned in the heart of a secret military base, Em has nothing except the voice of the boy in the cell next door and the list of instructions she finds taped inside the drain.Only Em can complete the final instruction. She’s tried everything to prevent the creation of a time machine that will tear the world apart. She holds the proof: a list she has never seen before, written in her own hand. Each failed attempt in the past has led her to the same terrible present—imprisoned and tortured by a sadistic man called the doctor while war rages outside. Marina has loved her best friend James since the day he moved next door when they were children. A gorgeous, introverted science prodigy from one of America’s most famous families, James finally seems to be seeing Marina in a new way, too. But on one disastrous night, James’s life crumbles apart, and with it, Marina’s hopes for their future. Now someone is trying to kill him. Marina will protect James, no matter what. Even if it means opening her eyes to a truth so terrible that she may not survive it. At least not as the girl she once was. All Our Yesterdays is a wrenching, brilliantly plotted story of fierce love, unthinkable sacrifice, and the infinite implications of our every choice.
  • Kid book ratings—3 pros, 3 cons,
  • YA Got Me All Fired Up: The Latest in YA/MG Literature and How to Use It In Your Classroom or Library

    1. 1. YA Got Me All Fired Up! The latest in YA and MG literature and how to use it in your classroom or library
    2. 2. “All Fired Up” (Pat Benatar) “Now I got a new fire burnin' in my eyes”
    3. 3. Overview of Day • Introduction to LOTS of new YA and MG books • Library and lesson ideas sprinkled throughout • Break for lunch 11:45-1:00 • End at 3:30
    4. 4. Who am I? • Librarian at Ed Willkie Middle School in Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD (Fort Worth area) • 9 years as a librarian • Taught MS English/Literature • Member of SpoT—MS committee • Reviewer for SLJ • Book review blogger since Feb. 2011
    5. 5. My blog/ where to find this info in future • Mrs. ReaderPants (www.readerpants.net) • Book reviews, library ideas, thematic lists, genre-fication tips and how-tos • Can follow via email
    6. 6. How do I decide which books to include in this presentation? • Books I have an emotional connection with • Books my students love • Books I think my students will love • Books receiving high critical praise • Books with a high Goodreads average rating (even if they weren’t my favorites)
    7. 7. Use music/video as themes for book talks Booktalking Tip #1:
    8. 8. Audiovisual Themes • Nearly all of my book talks are based on a theme tied together by music or video • Help students remember the book • Help understand concept of theme • Forces me to book talk outside my comfort zone • Don’t remember the book title? Do you remember the song?
    9. 9. Audiovisual Themes—examples • Music • Movie clips (books to movies are great!) • Musical parodies (“Give Me Cookie” by Cookie Monster) • Wacky videos (“The Galaxy Song” by Eric Idle) • All using YouTube…
    10. 10. Copyright dilemma • Laws are more specific for those who UPLOAD the video to the web • Get fuzzier for those who link or embed the uploaded videos
    11. 11. Is watching, linking, embedding YouTube videos (that may have been loaded into YouTube illegally) copyright infringement?
    12. 12. Thankfully, NO! • According to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals decision on August 3, 2012: – “…as long as the visitor makes no copy of the copyrighted video that he is watching, he is not violating the copyright owner’s exclusive right” – Also allows embedded and linked video Whittaker, Zach. “Embedding Copyright-Infringing Video is Not A Crime, Court Rules.” CNET Online. 3 Aug 2012.
    13. 13. “White Horse” (Taylor Swift) Stupid girl, I should have known That I'm not a princess this ain't a fairytale I'm not the one you'll sweep off her feet (Fairytale spin-offs/retellings)
    14. 14. Splintered (A.G. Howard) • Alice in Wonderland spin-off • First paragraph=great read-aloud • Author A.G. Howard lives in Amarillo • HS, MS (some sexual innuendo, kissing)
    15. 15. Splintered first line: “I've been collecting bugs since I was ten; it's the only way I can stop their whispers. Sticking a pin through the gut of an insect shuts it up pretty quick.”
    16. 16. Unhinged • Pub. Date= January 2014 • Chapter sampler currently available on NetGalley
    17. 17. Towering (Alex Flinn) • Rapunzel meets Wuthering Heights • Great mystery/ghost story • Creepy in parts! • Some kissing, mild language, drug references • MS, HS
    18. 18. Fairest Beauty (Melanie Dickerson) • Snow White retelling • Christian Fiction • I could not put it down! • Sweet romance • Love the Seven • MS
    19. 19. Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin (Liesl Shurtliff) • Fairy tale retelling • Rumpelstiltskin and Little Red Riding Hood, references to other fairy tales • MS, upper-elementary
    20. 20. The Sweetest Spell (Suzanne Selfors) • Reminds me of The Princess Bride • Protagonist with a physical disability • Love the characters and action-filled plot • Swordplay, magic, romance, kidnapping, fairytale feel • Perfect for MS, HS
    21. 21. Strands of Bronze and Gold (Jane Nickerson) • Bluebeard, retold • So easy to book talk! • One of my favorites of 2013 • Gothic horror; dark • Violent, some sexual innuendo • Upper-MS, HS
    22. 22. The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom (Christopher Healy) • Princes Liam, Frederick, Dun can, and Gustav— heard of them? • Quote:
    23. 23. “No, Princes Charming," Duncan cheerfully corrected. "'Prince' is the noun; that's what gets pluralized. 'Charming' is an adjective; you can't add an S to it like that.” And the trailer… Taken from: The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom
    24. 24. Grumbles from the Forest (Jane Yolen, Rebecca Kai Dotlich, Matt Mahurin) • Paired poems by characters in traditional fairytales • Great for point of view lessons • Invites reader to try writing a fairytale poem from another perspective • ES, MS, HS
    25. 25. “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” (The Rolling Stones) You can’t always get what you want You can’t always get what you want You can’t always get what you want But if you try sometimes, you might find You get what you need (introducing the Book Shush)
    26. 26. Book Talking Tip #2 The Book Shush
    27. 27. The Book Shush • Opposite of book talk • Negative or anti- book talk (books we have that I didn’t like) • Great for Pre-AP or classes that have lots of high readers • Purpose is to get students talking/debating books! Critical thinking alert!!!! • Great for popular books that you personally disliked
    28. 28. The Fault in Our Stars (John Green) • Goodreads avg= 4.52 • Dialogue • Movie in pre-production (no release date) • The actors…
    29. 29. Who’s cast so far? Source= imbd (www.imbd.com) Hazel Augustus
    30. 30. Divergent movie Source= imbd (www.imbd.com) Tris Caleb
    31. 31. Shatter Me (Tahereh Mafi) • paranormal • Girl has ability to torture with one touch • Insta-love • Random strike-throughs • Weird metaphors • HS
    32. 32. “Weird metaphors” examples: "His lips are 2 pillows, so soft, so sweet. 'I love you.'" --p. 248 "He smiles with teeth so white it looks like snow falling on the chocolate valleys of his face." --p. 304 "I'm climbing a mountain of air and my feet keep slipping." --p. 304 "I'm wondering why there are so many freight trains in my heart, why his chest is a broken harmonica." --p. 328 "You've filled my days with shooting stars, and one day I will pluck the moon from the sky and fit it in your mailbox." --from the Acknowledgements
    33. 33. Time Between Us (Tamara Ireland Stone) • Time Traveler’s Wife for teens • “long distance relationship” • Anna lives in 1995 Chicago; Bennett is from 2012 San Francisco
    34. 34. Time After Time (Tamara Ireland Stone) • Continues Anna and Bennett’s story • Available on NetGalley • Oct. 8 release date
    35. 35. I Hunt Killers (Barry Lyga) • Average GR rating= 3.98 • Son of famous serial killer • Warner Brothers optioned it for TV series • HS (extreme violence) • Trailer…
    36. 36. Paper Valentine (Brenna Yovanoff) • Average GR rating= 3.73 • Serial killer • Best friend’s ghost still haunting her • Had issues with plausibility • HS, upper-MS
    37. 37. Breathe (Sarah Crossan) • Average GR rating= 3.70 • Dystopia/post-apocalypse • Limited oxygen supply— O2 is rationed • Reminds me of Total Recall Mars • Plausibility problems • HS, upper-MS
    38. 38. Icons (Margaret Stohl) • Really mysterious—like a puzzle to be put together • Classified documents in between each chapter give some pieces • Aliens have taken over • Emotions are power • HS • Names of characters: – Doloria (“Dol”) – Furo (“Ro”) – Lucas Amare – Timora (“Tima”)
    39. 39. Booktalking Tip #3 Don’t fear the book talk!
    40. 40. When book talking, don’t be afraid to: • Talk about books you’ve never read! • Be creative • Use photos, video, music • Read SHORT book excerpts • Compare books to movies • Discuss genre frequently • Have a great time!
    41. 41. “Fighter” (Christina Aguilera) 'Cause it makes me that much stronger Makes me work a little bit harder It makes me that much wiser So thanks for making me a fighter Made me learn a little bit faster Made my skin a little bit thicker Makes me that much smarter So thanks for making me a fighter (books about girls who kick butt)
    42. 42. Crux (Julie Reece) • Indie author • Urban fantasy • Vikings! • Themes: homelessness, human trafficking, runaways • HS, upper-MS (sex trafficking is not described but is a big part of the story)
    43. 43. Dare You To (Katie McGarry) • Sequel to Pushing the Limits • Great for fans of Simone Elkeles and Miranda Kenneally • #3 will be Crash Into You (Isaiah’s story)— no pub date yet • Lots of mature content—definitely HS+
    44. 44. Shadow and Bone / Siege and Storm (Leigh Bardugo) • Has it all—romance, action, magic, good v. evil • A word about the antagonist • WORLD-BUILDING!!!!! • Upper-MS, HS • Best for high-level, patient readers • Movie rights purchased (Dreamworks) and producer selected • Check out the trailer…!
    45. 45. Sanctum (Sarah Fine) • Modern-day spin on “Orpheus and Eurydice” • Girl ventures into “Suicide Gates” in an attempt to save her best friend, who committed suicide one week ago • Dark fantasy • HS
    46. 46. Greta and the Goblin King (Chloe Jacobs) • Give it to fans of Kagawa’s Iron Fey series or Mull’s Fablehaven • World-building!!!! • Compare to “Hansel & Gretel” • Mild language, some blood and gore (nothing out of the ordinary for a fantasy novel) • Mylena Chronicles, book 1
    47. 47. Grave Mercy (Robin LaFevers) • Death’s handmaiden falls for the man she may have to kill • Sequel Dark Triumph already out • #3 Mortal Heart due in 2014 • HS only (sexual content)
    48. 48. Display Idea Nasty, smelly, moldy, crusty, musty disgusting old books!
    49. 49. Don’t toss these books just yet!
    50. 50. Have a heart!
    51. 51. Create Book Marks:
    52. 52. “Since You’ve Been Gone” (Kelly Clarkson) You had your chance, you blew it Out of sight, out of mind Shut your mouth, I just can't take it Again and again and again and again (getting over broken relationships)
    53. 53. Things I Can’t Forget (Miranda Kenneally) • Christian fiction/ contemporary romance • Hundred Oaks, book 3 • Do not need to read in order • Getting over broken friendship • Best for HS (sexuality), great for reluctant readers
    54. 54. Nantucket Blue (Leila Howland) • Summer, beach-y read • Nantucket Island history and local flavor • HS, mainly for sexual content
    55. 55. Going Vintage (Lindsey Leavitt) • Stand-alone chick lit • Getting over boyfriend • Girl swears off technology • Reminds me of Ziegler’s How Not to Be Popular and Brande’s Fat Cat • Great choice for MS/HS girls
    56. 56. Temptation/Belonging (Karen Ann Hopkins) • Forbidden relationship —doctor’s daughter falls for Amish boy • Plenty of melodrama • Great for resistant girl readers • HS for sexual content
    57. 57. 5 Amazing Social Networks for Readers
    58. 58. Goodreads • ESSENTIAL • Like Facebook for readers – Friending other readers – Read/write reviews – Cover photos – What’s new – Sequels (pub dates and front covers) – Genre-fication • Include current GR rating when booktalking
    59. 59. Biblionasium • www.biblionasium.com • Great for younger kids (up to maybe 6th grade) • Parent/teacher involvement • Can create “classes” • Has nearly every children’s and YA book I searched for
    60. 60. NetGalley • www.netgalley.com • Greatest invention ever!!! • Free to join, request NYP books from publishers • Please review them—increases your chances of being approved next time • Thousands to choose from in all genres • All books expire eventually (usually 55 days)
    61. 61. Edelweiss • http://edelweiss.abovethetreeline.com • Like NetGalley, not as user-friendly • Has great books that NG doesn’t offer • Free to join/download books • Don’t wait too long to read—the books expire
    62. 62. Pulse It • Free teen books and excerpts from SimonPulse • Free to register (must be 14+) • Whole books available for limited time—read ASAP when you get them • Can read on internet-connected tablet • always at least 2 featured books – Right now—OCD Love Story by Corey Ann Haydu (July 23 release) and What The Spell by Brittany Geragotelis (extended excerpt, 2011 release)
    63. 63. “War” (Edwin Starr) It's an enemy to all mankind The point of war blows my mind (books about war)
    64. 64. I Am A Seal Team Six Warrior (Howard E. Wasdin/ Stephen Templin) • A special edition of the bestseller Seal Team Six • How Howard Wasdin overcame a tough childhood to become an elite member of Seal Team Six (Mogadishu, Black Hawk Down) • Great for students interested in the military • “I don’t like to read, but I love this book!”
    65. 65. Torn (David Massey) • Set in modern-day Afghanistan • Narrated by female British soldier/medic in her first days in Afghanistan • Realistic and fair portrayal of military and Middle Eastern conflict • Best for HS
    66. 66. Somebody Please Tell Me Who I Am (Peter Lerangis and Harry Mazer) • Low Goodreads rating, but included on YALSA’s top 100 of 2013 • Boy enlists in army after 9/11 and is in an explosion • Comatose for two months • Schneider Family Award • HS, upper-MS
    67. 67. Soldier Dog (Sam Angus) • WWI, France, 1917 • Angry with his father, Stanley lies about his age (14) and enlists in WWI to help his brother—ends up working with messenger dogs • Told partially in handwritten letters • Pair with War Horse
    68. 68. Soldier Dogs (Maria Goodavage) • Nonfiction—profiles of soldier dogs and their handlers in hostile territory
    69. 69. Dogs on Duty (Dorothy Hinshaw Patent) • Some stories are tear- jerkers! • Discusses how soldier dogs are selected & trained, what they do, soldier dogs throughout history • Back pages include 4 more books for young readers
    70. 70. 5 (more) Amazing Social Networks for Readers
    71. 71. Scrib’d • http://www.scribd.com • Chapter samplers for many books • Copyright?
    72. 72. Shelfari • Owned by Amazon (sign in using your Amazon login)—extension of Amazon website • Set yearly reading goal • Make Amazon book purchases without leaving the site • Can link your FaceBook and/or Twitter accounts to Shelfari
    73. 73. Library Thing • Things I like: – “Local events” section—spotlights author visits in your area – Early reviewers can request ARCs
    74. 74. Book Crossing • www.bookcrossing.com • Book scavenger hunt site – Kids will love it! – Label the book (print the label from website), plant it somewhere, see where it goes! – “controlled release” vs. “wild release” – “Most Traveled” book—601 hops
    75. 75. AudioSync • http://www.audiobooksync.com/ • 2 free audiobooks each week, all summer long • Includes a Tool Kit for librarians/teachers to promote with students • Downloads only available for one week, but you can listen anytime • Mp3 format—need to download Overdrive media console
    76. 76. This week on AudioSync:
    77. 77. “Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous” (Good Charlotte) Always see it on TV Or read it in the magazines Celebrities want sympathy All they do is piss and moan Inside the Rolling Stone Talking about how hard life can be
    78. 78. 52 Reasons to Hate My Father (Jessica Brody) • 18-year old protagonist, but content is okay for MS • The trailer speaks for itself…
    79. 79. Keeping the Castle Patrice Kindl • Great for young or future Jane Austen fans • Funny, sweet • Victorian-style speech may turn off some readers • Lone Star 2013-14 • Perfect for MS
    80. 80. My Super-Sweet Sixteenth Century (Rachel Harris) • Cute historical romance • Surly daughter of famous, wealthy parents • Time-travel to Renaissance Italy • MS, HS
    81. 81. A Tale of Two Centuries (Rachel Harris) • Sequel to My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century • Pub date= Aug. 6, 2013 • Alessandra’s story (she comes to present-day Beverly Hills)
    82. 82. This Is What Happy Looks Like (Jennifer E. Smith) • Contemporary romance • Sleepless In Seattle/You’ve Got Mail story for teens • Perfect for MS (despite HS reviews)
    83. 83. Display idea Annual Cover Awards
    84. 84. How it works: • Students nominate book cover art • I print the cover (in color) and laminate • Display on Cover Awards bulletin board or wall • Use foil star stickers to vote • Students get 3 votes each • Winning book gets fancy poster (displayed on the Cover Awards wall) • Past winners • Change in timing for 2013
    85. 85. “It’s the End of the World” (R.E.M.) It's the end of the world as we know it It's the end of the world as we know it It's the end of the world as we know it And I feel fine (dystopias/post-apocalypse)
    86. 86. Under the Never Sky (Veronica Rossi) • Trailer really helps sell the book! • Goodreads Choice Awards nominee for 2012 (YA Fantasy category) • Into the Still Blue due in 2014 • Trailer…
    87. 87. Awaken/Middle Ground (Katie Kacvinsky) • Remember “The Fun They Had”? • People are connected but not connected • So scary, so possible • Would make great discussions about the merits/ drawbacks of online school • Upper-MS, HS (some passionate horizontal kissing)
    88. 88. Taken (Erin Bowman) • There are no men in the walled city of Claysoot—they all disappear at age 18 • Told from POV of boy about to turn 18 • Upper-MS, HS • Trailer…
    89. 89. Slated/Fractured (Teri Terry) • Great premise • Dystopia • Will definitely be a hit with my students—easy to book talk • MS, HS
    90. 90. The Selection/The Elite (Kiera Cass) • “The Bachelorette” meets The Hunger Games meets Cinderella • Very easy to book talk • I had 3 copies and 26 holds at one point • Trailer… • OK for MS, HS
    91. 91. Booktalking Tip #4 Keep it interesting for audience and YOU!
    92. 92. If book talking all day long… If book talking all day long, keep things interesting by preparing several book talks – Books are more likely to be available for checkout – Stave off boredom (yours!) – Once you create several, you can reuse them with different class periods on different days – Students are less likely to have heard same book talk when visiting the library earlier that day
    93. 93. “Waiting” (Green Day) “I've been waiting a long time For this moment to come”
    94. 94. Fortunately, the Milk (Neil Gaiman) • Humor/adventure • Huge Goodreads ratings so far • Illustrated • Father abducted by aliens while buying milk for his kids’ cereal • Sept. 9 release date • Available on NetGalley • Upper-elem/MS
    95. 95. SYLO (D.J. MacHale) • Island under quarantine, but citizens don’t know why • Told it’s a virus • Singing airship in sky every night • sequel planned for 2014
    96. 96. The Dollhouse Asylum (Mary Gray) • Deadly virus once contained is spreading again • One place untouched, cut off from virus= Elysian Fields • World seems perfect, but there are tests to get in— people told how to act in order to get in—it’s a competition • Released Oct. 22
    97. 97. These Broken Stars (Amie Kaufman/Meagan Spooner) • Lilac is daughter of richest man in universe • Tarver is a war hero who comes from nothing and avoids girls like Lilac at all costs • Their spaceliner crashes into a planet—they are lone survivors • December release
    98. 98. Booktalking Tip #5 Let the students do it!
    99. 99. Idea: Lunch Bunch • Lunch book club • Students bring their lunch/ eat in library • Share whatever book they are reading • Volunteer to speak • Difference between summary and telling whole book
    100. 100. Speaking of lunch… Have fun and talk books!!!
    101. 101. Booktalking Tip #6 Pecha Kucha
    102. 102. What is Pecha-Kucha? • “The Art of Concise Presentations” • Great for quick booktalks! • 20 X 20 (20 slides X 20 seconds= 6:40) • Great for fast book talking • Competitions for students????!!!! • Fort Worth competition Sept.12—FREE to attend • www.pechakucha.org/cities/fort-worth
    103. 103. Pecha Kucha!
    104. 104. YALSA’s Nominees for Top 10 (teens list for 2013)
    105. 105. Theme from “Degrassi Junior High” seasons 1-2 (1987-88) Wake up in the morning, Feelin' shy and lonely, Gee, I gotta go to school. I don't think I can make it, Don't think I can take it I wonder what I'm gonna do. (school settings)
    106. 106. The Art of Wishing (Lindsey Ribar) • Margo finds a ring in girls’ bathroom • Oliver the Genie gives her three wishes • As always, wishes go wrong • Romance • MS, HS
    107. 107. Smart Girls Get What They Want (Sarah Strohmeyer) • Lone Star 2013-14 pick • Friendship, judging people before you know them, a little romance • Cute, fun, perfect for MS girls
    108. 108. Pushing the Limits (Katie McGarry) • Great for fans of Perfect Chemistry or Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist • Romance between two people with very different backgrounds • HS • #3 in series (Crash Into You) due out in Nov.
    109. 109. Etiquette & Espionage (Gail Carriger) • Finishing School, book 1 • Steampunk • “It's one thing to learn to curtsy properly. It's quite another to learn to curtsy and throw a knife at the same time. Welcome to Finishing School.” • MS, HS
    110. 110. Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass (Meg Medina) • Realistic fiction • Bullying (girls) • How many girls do you know like this? • Upper-MS, HS
    111. 111. “The Dog Days are Over” (Florence and the Machine) Run fast for your mother and fast for your father Run for your children for your sisters and brothers Leave all your love and your longing behind You can't carry it with you if you want to survive
    112. 112. Article 5 (Kristen Simmons) • Bill of Rights revoked, replaced with Moral Statutes • Fast-paced dystopia • MS—violence may be a concern • Upper-MS, HS
    113. 113. Never Fade (Alexandra Bracken) • Sci-fi with romance • One of my favorites of the year • Emotional connection with characters • Unwind meets Gone meets The Knife of Never-Letting Go • HS, upper-MS (violence, language, sexuality) • Trailer…
    114. 114. Legend/Prodigy/Champion (Marie Lu) • Lone Star Reading List 2013-14 • Alternating POVs (boy/girl) • My students LOVE these books—great for boys and girls • #3—Champion—due in 2014 • Perfect for MS, HS
    115. 115. Cinder (Marissa Meyer) • Lone Star pick 2013-14 • Cyborg Cinderella • Cinder is 68.24% human • #3—Cress—due in 2014—Rapunzel story • #4—Winter—due in 2015—Snow White
    116. 116. In the After (Demitria Lunetta) • Zombies • Amy manages to rescue a toddler girl, then both girls are holed up in Amy’s house for YEARS • Reminds me of Bick’s Ashes • Trailer…
    117. 117. The Hunt/ The Prey/ The Trap (Andrew Fukuda) • Last human in the world must pretend he is a vampire to survive • SO UNIQUE! • Very violent/gross • No language, mild sexuality • Probably best for HS, but I have it in my MS—my 8th grade boys have LOVED it!
    118. 118. Elemental (Antony John) • Roanoke Colony setting • Mystery about a disappearing civilization • Pirates • Teens have powers from the elements • Thomas is the only one without a power • MS
    119. 119. “Yellow” (Coldplay) “Yeah, they were all yellow…” (Books with yellow covers)
    120. 120. Not A Drop to Drink (Mindy McGinnis) • Pair with Atherton: The House of Power (Carman) or Drought (Bachorz) • No water anywhere, but Lynn has a pond • It’s hers, but she must protect it at all costs • Release date Sept. 24
    121. 121. 33 Minutes…Until Morgan Sturtz Kicks My Butt (Todd Hasak-Lowy) • Two boys—former friends, but now one is threatening the other--what happened? • Humor combined with serious • MS perfect! • Lots of lists and graphics…
    122. 122. The 5th Wave (Rick Yancey) • Sci-fi thriller—alien invasion • Planned trilogy • Compared with King’s The Stand • Movie rights already sold • Trailer…
    123. 123. Racing Savannah (Miranda Kenneally) • #4 in Hundred Oaks series • Rich boy (Jack)/poor girl (Savannah) romance • Horses! (she trains them in his father’s stables) • Dec. 3 release date • Excerpt available on Kenneally’s website • Also available on NetGalley
    124. 124. School Spirits Rachel Hawkins • Hex Hall series spin- off--Do not need to read Hex Hall series to understand • School haunting— creepy! • MS, HS
    125. 125. My Life Next Door (Huntley Fitzpatrick) “One thing my mother never knew, and would disapprove of most of all, was that I watched the Garretts. All the time.” • HS (language, sexuality, drugs/alcohol) • Romance, sweet, realistic • “slice of life” –low on relationship drama
    126. 126. Yesterday (C.K. Kelly Martin) • Girl from 2063 sent back in time to 1985 • Lots of 1980s pop culture references • Reminds me of Ward’s Num8ers trilogy • HS for sexual content and language
    127. 127. “You Can Count on Me” (Bruno Mars) If you toss and you turn and you just can't fall asleep I'll sing a song beside you And if you ever forget how much you really mean to me Everyday I will remind you (Books about siblings)
    128. 128. Eighth Grade Is Making Me Sick (Jennifer L. Holm / Elicia Castaldi) • Novel told in “stuff” • Sequel to Middle School Is Worst Than Meatloaf • The illustrations! • Perfect for reluctant girl readers • Inferencing lessons! • MS
    129. 129. The Storyteller (Antonia Michaelis) • One of most beautiful and haunting stories I’ve ever read • Really mature in content— upper- HS or adult (violence, drugs, sexuality, lan guage) • Reminds me of We Need To Talk About Kevin and Life of Pi
    130. 130. Zebra Forest (Adina Riche Gewirtz) • 11-year old Annie and her little brother are held captive in their home by escaped convict • First 33 pages on Scrib’d • MS
    131. 131. In Honor (Jessi Kirby) • Honor’s older brother killed in action • Road trip with brother’s alcoholic best friend • Grief, honoring death of a loved one • Cool ending twist! • Upper-MS, HS (alcohol)
    132. 132. “Thriller” (Michael Jackson) It's close to midnight Something evil's lurkin’ in the dark Under the moonlight You see a sight that almost stops your heart You try to scream But terror takes the sound before you make it You start to freeze As horror looks you right between the eyes You're paralyzed (the monsters among us)
    133. 133. Loki’s Wolves (Armstrong and Marr) • Great for Rick Riordan fans • Norse mythology • Planned trilogy (The Blackwell Pages) • Upper ES, MS
    134. 134. Doll Bones (Holly Black) • Creepy doll book! • 3 friends go on a road trip to Ohio to bury a creepy doll that talks to them • Pink-haired librarian! • Illustrated • MS
    135. 135. The Diviners (Libba Bray) • Historical fiction/serial killer set in 1920s • Best for HS • Trailer…
    136. 136. The Immortal Rules / The Eternity Cure (Julie Kagawa) • Pair with The Hunt • Cover controversy • Sequel The Eternity Cure • Planned trilogy • Some language, extremely violent • HS, possibly older MS
    137. 137. Joshua Dread Lee Bacon • Spirit of TX—MS nominee • Boy’s parents are super- villains • Befriends new girl in school, who has a secret • Predictable, but MS boys will love it • Fans of Rick Riordan
    138. 138. Team Human (Justine Larbalestier & Sarah Rees Brennan) • Parody of Twilight and other vampire romances • Humor • HS, upper-MS • Trailer…
    139. 139. Stung (Bethany Wiggins) • How it’s like Starters • “There’s no cure for being stung.” • High violence, dangerous world where rape is a real possibility • Upper-MS, HS
    140. 140. Finn Finnegan (Darby Karchut) • Great choice for boys who love Rick Riordan or Grant’s The Magnificent 12 series. • Celtic lore, great for St. Patrick’s Day. • Perfect for MS
    141. 141. “Somewhere I Belong” (Linkin Park) I will never know myself until I do this on my own And I will never feel, Anything else until my wounds are healed I will never be Anything 'til I break away from me And I will break away, And find myself today
    142. 142. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight (Jennifer E. Smith) • Summer travel and a chance meeting= fate? • Reminds me of 13 Little Blue Envelopes • MS, HS • Trailer…
    143. 143. Fire Horse Girl (Kay Honeyman) • Historical fiction (1923, Angel Island Chinese immigrants) • 8th grade teacher in Dallas • 2014 SpoT nominee • Use the Angel Island poetry on author’s website during April National Poetry Month • Okay for MS; lots of reviews put it Gr. 9-12
    144. 144. That Time I Joined the Circus (J.J. Howard) • Contemporary/realistic • Themes—grief, shame, finding self, friendship • No book trailer, but there is a YouTube music playlist • MS, HS
    145. 145. 45 Pounds (More or Less) (K.A. Barson) • Pair with Skinny and Fat Cat • Overweight 16-year old girl struggles with weight • Vows to lose 45 pounds before aunt’s wedding (crash diet from infomercial) • MS, HS
    146. 146. Eleanor & Park (Rainbow Rowell) • Set in 1986—tons of 80s pop culture references! • Beautiful language, sweet, heartbreaking • Best for HS (mature themes, language, alcoholic step-parent)
    147. 147. Booktalking Tip #7 Use book pairings to promote interest in new genres
    148. 148. Book pairings • Pair popular books with unknowns/new books (If you like… try…) • Pair fiction with nonfiction, nonfiction with nonfiction, biography with fiction, etc. • Give some of the history behind the story – Look for photos of events/people online – Make sure you know the facts—they WILL ask questions!
    149. 149. “We Go Together” (from Grease) We go together like rama lama lama ke ding a de dinga a dong remembered for ever like shoo bop shoo wadda wadda yipitty boom de boom (Book pairs)
    150. 150. Wild Boy (Rob Lloyd Jones) • 1841 London • Boy covered in hair, raised in a traveling freak show • A boy with incredible powers of observation • A boy accused of murder, on the run • MS
    151. 151. Wild Boy: The Real Life of the Savage of Aveyron (Mary Losure) • True story of a 12-year old deaf-mute feral boy found in French mountains in 1800 • Does contain some author speculation since records about this child’s life are incomplete • Upper-ES, MS • Trailer…
    152. 152. The Fairy Ring: Elsie and Frances Fool the World (Mary Losure) • Two cousins make/paint paper fairies for fun and to get adults to stop teasing them about seeing fairies • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle gets them– believes they are real • Lie spins out of control • MS
    153. 153. The Great Molasses Flood (Deborah Kops) • Very unusual “natural” disaster • Boston, 1919 • Great for hoax lessons • Use with “Crash at Crush” by Brian Burns (does school visits for TX history!)
    154. 154. Bones Never Lie (Elizabeth Macleod) • Examines forensic evidence from famous historical events • Man in the Iron Mask • Maps, photos, drawings • Lots of rich color on pages, boxes/blocked text, “iPad” and “iPhone” screenshots
    155. 155. Code (Virals #3) (Kathy and Brendan Reichs) • Sci-fi/ mystery/ paranormal • YA spin-off of Bones series (same authors)—Tory Brennan is niece of Temperance Brennan • Cold case murder/pirate treasure/geocaching/ scavenger hunt • MS, HS
    156. 156. The Impossible Rescue (Martin W. Sandler) • Photographs, journal entries of 3 men sent to bring food to 300 trapped sailors • Pair with Trapped (Aronson), Surviving Antarctica (White)
    157. 157. Trapped (Marc Aronson) • Chilean miners trapped for 69 days—miraculous rescue • Lots of photographs, charts, m aps • Great for science classes (geology) • Easy to understand
    158. 158. The Raft S.A. Bodeen • Survivors of plane crash float in shark-infested waters • Very popular at my school! • MS/HS
    159. 159. One + One = Blue (MJ Auch) Synesthesia= associating numbers with colors; “overlapping of senses” (example= 7 is a “perfect dark green”)
    160. 160. Ultraviolet (R.J. Anderson) The Name of this Book is Secret (Pseudonymous Bosch)
    161. 161. Absolute Pressure (Sigmund Brouwer) A Mango-Shaped Space (Wendy Mass)
    162. 162. Booktalking Tip #8 Use graphics to promote discussion
    163. 163. Source: Ms. Yingling Reads blog (http://msyinglingreads.blogspot.com/2013/07/why-world-wednesday.html)
    164. 164. “It’s True” (Backstreet Boys) It's true (Yes it's true) I mean it (Yeah) From the bottom of my heart Yeah it's true (It's true)
    165. 165. Don’t Sit on the Baby! (Halley Bondy) • Babysitting tips from a former nanny and MTV Iggy website • Sarcasm, humor • Links to Yo Gabba Gabba craft site • Gender-neutral • Well-organized, easy to look up the info you want
    166. 166. The Duct Tape Book (Jolie Dobson) • Includes history of duct tape • Includes bags, puppets, piggy banks, even clothes
    167. 167. We Are Their Voice: Young People Respond to the Holocaust (Kathy Kacer) • Present-day students’ responses to the Holocaust • Includes imagined diary entries, reflections on photos, student artwork, letters to Anne Frank, retellings of stories from survivors
    168. 168. Super Pop! Pop Culture Top Ten Lists (Daniel Harmon) • Over 40 top 10 lists such as: – Songs guaranteed to get you pumped – Essential podcasts for aspiring know-it-alls – Movies that will show you the way (with wise elders now included) • Great for browsers and reluctant readers • Spans multiple genres, decades • MS, HS—some movies listed are Rated R (The Godfather, The Hangover, Braveheart, etc.)
    169. 169. Rotten Pumpkin (David M. Schwartz and Dwight Kuhn) • What happens to the Jack-O-Lantern after Halloween • Great for science teachers! • Photos better than the text
    170. 170. What Body Part Is That? (Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton) • “Nonfiction” • HILARIOUS • Has facts, but some are incorrect (not the point of the book anyway) • Give it to reluctant readers; fans of gross- out humor
    171. 171. Bootleg: Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Prohibition (Karen Blumenthal) • Spirit of TX—Middle School selection for 2012- 13 • Al Capone, Carrie Nation, plenty of photos, captions, advertisements, propaganda, news articles • SO INTERESTING!!!!
    172. 172. We’ve Got A Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children’s March (Cynthia Levinson) • SpoT—MS nominee for 2013-14 • Beautifully illustrated with black & white photos • Children tell the story
    173. 173. Fifty Cents and A Dream (Jabari Asim, Bryan Collier) • Great for discussions of education today • Includes timeline of Booker T. Washington’s life • Illustrations: watercolor, collage
    174. 174. Zombie Makers: True Stories of Nature’s Undead (Rebecca L. Johnson) • Parasites (all insects) that take over the bodies and brains of their hosts • Make them do things they wouldn’t normally do • Very gross stuff—may scare sensitive readers
    175. 175. “Drawing” Barenaked Ladies With my imagination I can see it With my pencil crayons I can draw it On a piece of paper I can show it to you I can show it to you (picture books for older readers)
    176. 176. The Beatles Were Fab (Kathleen Krull & Paul Brewer) • Picture book biography • More for fun than for research • Pair with John’s Secret Dreams (picture book):
    177. 177. Mandela (Kadir Nelson) • Picture book biography • No title on front cover • Would not be surprised to see it win Caldecott • Social studies, art, communications • Brush up on pronunciations before reading aloud!!!! (no pronunciation guide) • ES, MS, HS
    178. 178. I Have a Dream (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Kadir Nelson, ill.) • Includes CD recording of MLK’s “I Have A Dream” speech • Perfect for social studies, art, Communi cations classes • ES, MS, HS
    179. 179. Chuck Close: Face Book (Chuck Close) • Great for art students! • 14 interchangeable self-portraits, all using differing techniques and materials • My favorite: stamp pad ink! • Features questions from students about the artist and his work • Discusses his dyslexia, trouble in school, paralysis • One large self-portrait has Chuck Close smoking a cigarette • ES, MS, HS
    180. 180. Bluebird (Bob Staake) • Wordless picture book • Inferencing • Sad! • Themes of bullying, loneliness, and friendship • Light and dark to foreshadow, create mood • ES, MS, HS
    181. 181. Henry and the Cannons (Don Brown) • Power to the bookseller!!! • 120,000 pounds of cannons drug 300 miles through lakes, ice, snow, mountains • March 17, 1776 victory in Boston (British forces forced to evacuate)
    182. 182. Exclamation Mark (Amy Krouse Rosenthal & Tom Lichtenheld)
    183. 183. Display idea: “Most anticipated” display
    184. 184. “Most Anticipated” Display
    185. 185. Looking forward to…
    186. 186. The Dream Thieves (Maggie Stiefvater) • Sequel to The Raven Boys • Due out September 17, 2013
    187. 187. House of Hades (Rick Riordan) • Heroes of Olympus, book #4 • Oct. 8, 2013 pub date
    188. 188. Crown of Midnight (Sarah J. Maas) • Sequel to Throne of Glass • Pub date= Aug. 27
    189. 189. Unbreakable (Legion, book 1) (Kami Garcia) “I never believed in ghosts. Until one tried to kill me.” Oct. 1, 2013
    190. 190. Lord of Opium (Nancy Farmer) • Long-overdue sequel to The House of the Scorpion • Due out September 3, 2013
    191. 191. City of Heavenly Fire (Cassandra Clare) • Mortal Instruments, book 6 • Expected publication= March 19, 2014
    192. 192. Unsouled (Neal Shusterman) • Unwind, book 3 • Due out October 15, 2013
    193. 193. Allegiant (Veronica Roth) • Divergent #3 • Last one! • Due out Oct. 22, 2013
    194. 194. Champion (Marie Lu) • Legend, book 3 • Due out November 5, 2013
    195. 195. The Shade of the Moon (Susan Beth Pfeffer) • #4 in the Last Survivors series • Jon’s story (Miranda’s brother) • Pub date= Aug. 13
    196. 196. Crash Into You (Katie McGarry) • Pushing the Limits, book 3 • Isaiah’s story • Due out Nov. 26, 2013
    197. 197. Flora & Ulysses (Kate DiCamillo) • Pub date= Sept. 24 • Out-of-control vacuum cleaner • Cynical, comic-loving girl • Squirrel in wrong place at wrong time • Graphic novel + text • MS
    198. 198. All Our Yesterdays (Cristin Terrill) • Pub date= Sept. 3 • Time travel/dystopia with romance • Very positive pre- release reviews!
    199. 199. Wild Cards (Simone Elkeles) • Pub date Sept. 24, 2013 • “bad” boy + “good” girl romance • Girl plays football! • Available on NetGalley • Sequel planned • HS
    200. 200. Sweet Legacy (Tera Lynn Childs) • Medusa Girls, book #3 • MS girls love this series! • Pub date= Sept. 3
    201. 201. Blogs/Websites I Watch… • Age Appropriate (www.ageappropriateblog.com) • Kiss the Book (kissthebook.blogspot.com) • Ms. Yingling Reads (msyinglingreads.blogspot.com) • Abby the Librarian (www.abbythelibrarian.com) • Kid Book Ratings (kidbookratings.blogspot.com) • Awful Library Books (awfullibrarybooks.net) • Book Passion for Life (bookpassionforlife.blogspot.com) • Common Sense Media (www.commonsensemedia.org)
    202. 202. Daily recap: • You’ve seen 184 YA/MG books from 2012-13 • 8 Tips for more interesting book talks • Cover Awards • Lunch Bunch • What to do with old, yucky books • Examined 10 (amazing!) (free!) social networks for readers
    203. 203. Questions or comments? Feel free to contact me! lcollazo@ems-isd.net www.readerpants.net Twitter: MrsReaderPants FaceBook: MrsReaderPants or Ed Willkie Library
    204. 204. Pecha Kucha!

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