What's Hot in YA Fiction and Non-Fiction

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What's Hot in YA Fiction and Non-Fiction

  1. 1. What’s Hot In YA Fiction and Non-Fiction <ul><li>Sarah Bean Thompson </li></ul><ul><li>Teen Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>Springfield-Greene County Library </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
  2. 2. So who am I and why should you listen to me? <ul><li>Work at Springfield-Greene County Library 4 years (1 year with children’s, 3 with teen) </li></ul><ul><li>Active member of YALSA, MLA and MASL </li></ul><ul><li>Serving on Fabulous Films for Young Adults for YALSA </li></ul><ul><li>Serving on Gateway Committee for MASL </li></ul><ul><li>Article and Booklist published in VOYA </li></ul><ul><li>Book Blogger: www.greenbeanteenqueen.com </li></ul><ul><li>Avid reader (of books and of blogs!) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Keeping up with Book Blogs <ul><li>The Kidlitosphere is HUGE!! </li></ul><ul><li>Over 300 children’s and YA blogs are listed as members of www.Kidlitosphere.org </li></ul><ul><li>The YA Book Blog Directory ( http://yabookblogdirectory.blogspot.com/ ) lists over 500 book blogs dedicated to YA </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs are written by avid book lovers and readers of all ages, background, and professions. </li></ul>
  4. 4. But Why Book Blogs? <ul><li>Expands review sources </li></ul><ul><li>Wide range of viewpoints </li></ul><ul><li>Updated frequently </li></ul><ul><li>Access to new titles </li></ul><ul><li>Build buzz about new titles ( Waiting on Wednesday Meme ) </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce you to titles you may never have noticed </li></ul>
  5. 6. Ok, so what’s hot???
  6. 7. Possible Award Books or Who’s Going To Stickertown?
  7. 8. Printz Award
  8. 9. NewberyAward
  9. 10. Morris Award
  10. 11. YALSA Non-Fiction Award
  11. 12. What Genres Are Hot?
  12. 13. Hot Genres:Angsty Paranormal
  13. 14. Hot Genres: Funny Paranormal
  14. 15. Hot Genres: Paranormal Sequels
  15. 16. Hot Genres: Zombies
  16. 17. Hot Genres: Dystopian/Science Fiction-THE NEXT BIG TREND!
  17. 18. Even More Dystopian!
  18. 19. Hot Genres: Fantasy
  19. 20. Hot Genres: Historical
  20. 21. Hot Genres: Realistic Fiction/Issue Driven Fiction
  21. 22. Hot Genres: Realistic Romance
  22. 23. Hot Genres: Humor
  23. 24. Hot Non-Fiction Check out the Non-Fiction Monday Meme www.asuen.com
  24. 25. Hot Non-Fiction
  25. 26. Sarah’s Picks-Need to Know 2010 Releases available at www.greenbeanteenqueen.com Presentation available at www.slideshare.net [email_address]

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