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VOYA Seeks Two Student Advisory Board Members

VOYA Magazine seeks student voices and perspectives to add to the VOYA Advisory Board by seeking two current student members to serve one-year terms beginning January 1, 2018. Minimum Qualifications: Currently enrolled in an ALA-accredited MLIS program, halfway or more... (Continue reading)

YA Clicks October 2017

Giving More than You Get Jessica Farrow and the Web Surfers from the Central Rappahannock Regional Library In recent months and years, natural disasters, terrorist attacks, and economic uncertainty have become frequent news topics. With each new concern, though, there... (Continue reading)

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Tag Team Tech: Wrestling with Teens and Technology October 2017

Embracing Technology in Escape Rooms Kelly Czarnecki Incorporating technology into a library escape room program doesn’t have to be difficult. Sure, there are elaborate uses of technology at many commercial escape rooms. For example, at 60 to Escape, located in... (Continue reading)

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Alone Is a Perfect Ten!

5Q 5P J S NA Balog, Cyn. Alone. Sourcebooks Fire, November 2017. 288p. $17.99. 978-1-4926-5547-3. When her mother inherits the Bismarck-Chisholm Home, a creepy “murder” mansion on Solitude Mountain, Seda is happy to escape Boston and appointments with her shrink.... (Continue reading)

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The Epic Crush of Genie Lo is a Perfect Ten!

5Q 5P J S Yee, F. C. The Epic Crush of Genie Lo. Amulet/Abrams, August 2017. 320p. $18.99. 978-1-4197-2548-7. When the new kid, Quentin, announces that Genie Lo belongs to him, she discovers he is Sun Wukong, or the mythical... (Continue reading)

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Beasts Made of Night is a Perfect Ten!

5Q 5P J S NA Onyebuchi, Tochi. Beasts Made of Night. Razorbill/Penguin Random House,  November 2017. 304p. $17.99. 978-0-448-49390-9. The titular beasts are the embodiments of sin, drawn out of their hosts and then killed by aki (sin-eaters) who literally... (Continue reading)

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Wouldn’t You Like to Know . . . e. lockhart

Born in NYC, but growing up in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and then Seattle, Washington, e. lockhart is the only child raised by her loving playwright dad and preschool teacher mom.  Our current author has long had reason to see storytelling as... (Continue reading)

YA Strike Zone October 2017

“Members” Now: Citizens Later? Anthony Bernier America does not appear in the mood to broaden its notion of “citizenship” for the next while. This fight doesn’t end here, of course, but the current environment is a minefield of political kryptonite... (Continue reading)

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Insight into the Young Adult Market – An Interview with RoseMary (Honnold) Ludt

Thank you to Sharon O. Blumberg for interviewing me for the September 2017 issue of Children’s Book Insider. Click on the image below to download a pdf copy of the article. Interview... (Continue reading)

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Wouldn’t You Like to Know . . . Kenneth C. Davis

Stacey Hayman Lucky for us, our current author is a man who likes to hop into the endless rabbit hole of odd and fascinating facts. Having written multiple best-selling books on a wide range of topics, Kenneth C. Davis has proven he... (Continue reading)

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