I have always loved reading since I can remember! In fact, since I grew up in a neighborhood with lots of kids that always came by my house to play, in order to stay in and read, my parents would tell my friends that I had been punished!
I taught elementary school for 14 years and have spent the last 10 years working with my husband. Now that I have more personal free time I am able to read more throughout the year and not just in the summertime.
I have a Kindle, a Nook and an Ipad2 that I use to read books as well. Although I have these electronic readers, I still like my books better!
Download and print this cute bookmark. Click on the image and save it on your computer, when you print it, make sure you don't print it to fit the page so it will print in real size (2" by 7") Enjoy!
SANDIEGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), the fastest-growing division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its 2011 list of Best Fiction for Young Adults (BFYA). This year’s list of 99 books was drawn from 191 official nominations.
In 2010, the YALSA restructured the charge for the Best Books for Young Adults committee and renamed it Best Fiction for Young Adults. The 2011 list is the first for the new committee.
The books, recommended for ages 12-18, meet the criteria of both good quality literature and appealing reading for teens. The list comprises a wide range of genres and styles, including contemporary realistic fiction, fantasy, horror, science fiction and novels in verse. The full list can be found at www.ala.org/yalsa/bfya.
The Best Fiction for Young Adults committee created a Top Ten list of titles from the final list:
“Members of the inaugural BFYA committee tirelessly read stories of romance, action, teen angst, horror and fantasy to create this list of outstanding fiction published for young adults in 2010,” said Chair Terri Snethen. “These titles well represent the qualities of exceptional young adult literature and will appeal to teens of all ages and diverse reading interests.”
Here are some links to blogs about Young Adult books. These also might give you an idea of a book that you would like to read for January 2012.
For my first Young Adult Fiction book for January, I have decided to read Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly since I have absolutely loved her other books that I have read; The Tea Rose, The White Rose, and The Wild Rose!
BROOKLYN: Andi Alpers is on the edge. She’s angry at her father for
leaving, angry at her mother for not being able to cope, and heartbroken
by the loss of her younger brother, Truman. Rage and grief are
destroying her. And she’s about to be expelled from Brooklyn
Heights’ most prestigious private school when her father intervenes.
Now Andi must accompany him to Paris for winter break.
PARIS: Alexandrine Paradis lived over two centuries ago. She dreamed
of making her mark on the Paris stage, but a fateful encounter with a
doomed prince of France cast her in a tragic role she didn’t want—
and couldn’t escape.
Two girls, two centuries apart. One never knowing the other. But
when Andi finds Alexandrine’s diary, she recognizes something in
her words and is moved to the point of obsession. There’s comfort
and distraction for Andi in the journal’s antique pages—until, on a
midnight journey through the catacombs of Paris, Alexandrine’s
words transcend paper and time, and the past becomes suddenly,
Jennifer Donnelly, author of the award-winning novel A Northern
Light, artfully weaves two girls’ stories into one unforgettable
account of life, loss, and enduring love. Revolution spans centuries
and vividly depicts the eternal struggles of the human heart.(less)
Hardcover, 472 pages
Published October 12th 2010 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers
0385737637 (ISBN13: 9780385737630)
Andi Alpers, Alexandrine Paradis
A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year (2010),Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production Honor (2011), Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Young Adult Fiction (2010), Michigan Library Association Thumbs Up! Award for Honor book (2011), YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults (2011)