With the popularity of the Hunger Games Series, see below for some other series/titles you may enjoy… I also created a display for Narre Warren Library in the lead up to the Hunger Games movie release.
The Short list for this year’s Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book of the Year Awards have been announced!
There are five categories – Book of the Year for Older Readers (intended for mature readers), Book of the Year for Younger Readers (intended for independent younger readers), Book of the Year for Early Childhood (intended for children in the pre-reading to early reading stages), Picture Book of The Year (intended for an audience ranging from 0-18 years), and the Eve Pownall Award for Information Books (0-18 years).
The shortlist for the 2012 Crichton Award for new illustrators has also been announced.
The CBCA Awards will be announced and presented on Friday 17 August 2012 before Children’s Book Week commences on the 18 August 2012. The theme this year is ‘Champions Read’.
You can find out more about the Awards and the CBCA at their website here.
The Read Alert blog is produced by members of the Centre for Youth Literature (CYL). They post news and opinion, and contribute to conversations on a wide range of topics to keep literacy professionals up to date with the latest information, current thinking and issues in youth literature.
Boys, Books, Blokes, Bytes blog
This blog is all about getting boys to read more. It showcases books that boys like to read, features interviews with writers and offers the chance to win prizes. It’s based on an award-winning reading program developed by the Centre for Youth Literature (CYL).
GayYA.org is a forum, blog, and fansite dedicated to everything gay in YA. The blog promotes LGBTQ characters in YA literature by providing a great reading list and links to online resources.
I have the wonderful job of running a Ripper Reader Club meeting once a month, after school, where children can join in lots of book-talk, games, quizzes and other activities. The children also get the opportunity to borrow plenty of new books before they make it to the library shelves!
A recent theme was ‘Cooking’ (activity book can be found HERE). Children got to make one of the recipes from the booklet and also made the chatter box.
Just the mere mention of the word underpants and you’ll have a storytime group in fits of giggles.