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News Spotlight Lists

YALSA releases companion titles for The Kite Runner (Dec 2007)

"New Moon" rises in YALSA's 2007 Teens' Top Ten (Oct 2007)

Books to Make You LOL @ your library® (YALSA Teen Read Week 2007)

YALSA offers resources, read-alikes to keep teens reading after final Harry Potter book (July 2007)

New bibliographies boast Best in Children's Literature (June 2007)

Booklist Announces Prestigious 2006 Top of the List selections (Jan 2007)

YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of ALA) recommends books for young adults who enjoy "Gossip Girl" series (Apr 2006)

YALSA creates list of "Chronicles of Narnia" read-a-likes (Dec 2005)

YALSA offers recommended reading for teens in light of recent disaster (Sept 2005)

Resources for Children and Their Parents and Educators Dealing with the Hurricane Katrina Tragedy (Sept 2005)

Harry-a-like Books -- Library association recommends fantasy books for Harry Potter fans (June 2005)

Top Ten Most Re-Read Books List (July 2004)

For Children

Coretta Scott King Book Award Winners and Honor Books (1970-2005) and 2006 Winners and Honor Books

Recommended Book Lists from ALSC, the Association for Library Service to Children (a division of ALA) in chronological order (newest list first)

Growing Up in Africa
Growing Up in the Americas
Growing Up in Asia and the Middle East
Growing Up in Australia and New Zealand
Growing Up in Europe

For Young Adults/Teens

For Adults

Reference Books (for children, teens, and adults)

Reading List Articles, Columns

Archive of Online Articles from ALA's Book Links: Connecting Books, Libraries, and Classrooms magazine

Thought Bubbles series of columns on graphic novels by Philip Crawford from ALA's Knowledge Quest magazine

Reading Events, Programs, and Tips

ALA Professional Tips Wiki - Selection (online and print resources for selecting books)

Banned Books Week - September 27-October 4, 2008

Born to Read: How to Raise A Reader

Boys will be...The Unique Reading and Development Needs of Boys in Libraries (Internet Archive version; page currently removed from ALA site)

El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day) - April 30, 2008

National Library Week 2008 - April 13-19, 2008

Teen Read Week - October 12-18, 2008

Summer Reading and Learning for Children

Products to Promote Reading from ALA Graphics at the ALA Online Store

December 2007

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