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This Week in Reviews September 6, 2010

The following VOYA book reviews are only available online. Read about our review codes. 3Q 4P M J Echols, Jennifer. Endless Summer. Simon & Schuster, 2010. 624p. $9.99 Trade pb. 978-1-4424-0659-9. Endless Summer is actually two books in one. In... (Continue reading)

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VOYA’s Perfect Tens 2009

Eighteen titles reviewed during 2009 earned the prestigious Perfect Ten rating—a 5Q for literary quality and a 5P for teen appeal (see the Book Review Code)—about 2 percent of the 944 titles reviewed. Of those books, 121 earned a quality... (Continue reading)

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Mary K. Chelton and Dorothy M. Broderick

[Editor’s note: Mary K. Chelton and Dorothy M. Broderick are the founders of VOYA Magazine. They graciously submitted this piece for our first Profiles article.] Why We Did It When Dorothy and I started living together in the mid-1970s, we... (Continue reading)

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Ten Years of YA Spaces of Your Dreams: What Have We Learned?

Anthony Bernier About ten years ago, the first purpose-built YA space came to life at the Los Angeles Public Library. In the intervening years our explorations and innovations have increasingly and successfully argued for spatial equity for our young people.... (Continue reading)

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Are You Making Waves at Your Library This Summer?

Dive into summer reading with great thematic reading lists! Candace Walton Every year many teen specialists put together summer reading programs that include exciting activities designed to draw teens into the library. One of the most common approaches employs partnering... (Continue reading)

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Successful Teen Advisory Groups

Teen Driven . . . with Guidance and a Helping Hand Diane P. Tuccillo December 2005 When librarians plan and produce teen programs on their own, results can be sporadic. Sometimes the programs are  successful, but they can also fall... (Continue reading)

Kat Kan’s Graphic Novels Best List: The Best Graphic Novels of 2009

VOYA‘s Graphically Speaking columnist Katharine Kan compiled this Graphic Novels Best List which was originally published in The Core, H. W. Wilson’ free monthly newsletter for librarians.   Each month they highlight best lists and awards,  best books and other items... (Continue reading)

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Awards and Grants

Literary Awards, Grants, and Scholarships Check the links below to find the latest information and winners for book and author awards, grants, and scholarships. Email rmludt@voyamagazine.com to submit updates. List updated February 2017. A AASL Collaborative School Library Media Award AASL Innovative... (Continue reading)

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Paperback Series Roundup

Paperback Series Roundup by Lorraine Squires (In February, June, and October issues until 2010) Paperback Series Roundup reviews several young adult series published in paperback.  Lorraine Squires is exactly five feet six and always wears a gold lavaliere necklace (oh,... (Continue reading)

Audio Talk by Karin Perry

AudioTalk by Karin Perry (In April, August, and December issues) Audio Talk features dynamic reviews that spotlight unabridged audiobooks whose narration, plot, or subject matter offer special appeal to teens.   Karin Perry is an assistant professor at Sam Houston... (Continue reading)

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