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adlit-logo“AdLit.org is a national multimedia project offering information and resources to the parents and educators of struggling adolescent readers and writers. AdLit.org is an educational initiative of WETA, the flagship public television and radio station in the nation’s capital, and is funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York and by the Ann B. and Thomas L. Friedman Family Foundation. ”               http://www.adlit.org/

booklandia Booklandia is a great site for all things YA from ALA.

booklist  ” Booklist is a book-review magazine that has been published by the American Library Association for more than 100 years, and is widely viewed as offering the most reliable reviews to help libraries decide what to buy and to help library patrons and students decide what to read, view, or listen to. It comprises two print magazines, an extensive website and database, e-newsletters, webinars, and other resources that support librarians in collection development and readers’ advisory. ”                                     http://booklistonline.com/home
cmlogo “We review Canadiana of interest to children and young adults, including publications produced in Canada, or published elsewhere but of special interest or significance to Canada, such as those having a Canadian writer, illustrator or subject. We review books and DVDs.”       http://www.umanitoba.ca/cm/index.html
commonsense media“We rate and review thousands of movies, TV shows, songs, books, video games, apps, and websites according to developmental criteria recommendations from some of the nation’s leading authorities.”                         http://www.commonsensemedia.org/
children'sbookreview        “ The Children’s Book Review, named one of the ALSC (Association for Library Service to Children) Great Web Sites for Kids, is a resource devoted to children’s literacy. We publish reviews and book lists of the best books for kids of all ages. We also produce author and illustrator interviews and share literacy based articles that help parents, grandparents, teachers and librarians to grow readers.”                           http://www.thechildrensbookreview.com/

 

Diamond Book Shelf“Graphic Novels have a lot to offer as literature, educational tools, entertainment and more! Whether you are a teacher, educator, or reading specialist seeking to incorporate comics or graphic novels into the classroom; or a librarian or media specialist looking for assistance with graphic novel collection development, our web site’s mission is to provide you with comprehensive information on the latest graphic novel news, interviews with professionals, new release information, GN and manga bestsellers, and events along with useful tools such as reviews and lesson plans. ”       http://www.diamondbookshelf.com/Home/1/1/20/163

 

kidsreads_logoEver craved a good book and just not been inspired by anything you see? Or felt annoyed that you bought a book that was merely so-so? Or closed a book and JUST wanted to talk about it? Or wished you had a place to discover new books?   We know what this feels like. The Book Report Network aims to solve these reader dilemmas, with thoughtful book reviews, compelling features, in-depth author profiles and interviews, excerpts of the hottest new releases, contests and more every week. We hope you’ll visit our websites and discover why since 1996 the Book Report Network has been the best place online to talk about your last great read — and find your next one. “http://www.kidsreads.com/

 

qcQuebec Reading Connection (QRC) provides an extensive selection of quality literature from Quebec, Canada and beyond. Our goal is to further the development of language learning, cultural awareness and the love of reading in children and young people.”

 

kirkus_500x95  Founded in 1933, Kirkus has been an authoritative voice in book discovery for 80 years. Kirkus Reviews magazine gives industry professionals a sneak peek at the most notable books being published weeks before they’re released. When the books become available for purchase, Kirkus serves the book reviews to consumers in a weekly email newsletter and on Kirkus.com, giving readers unbiased, critical recommendations they can trust.           https://www.kirkusreviews.com/
no flying no tights  No Flying no Tights  is a graphic novel, manga and animé review site.                            http://noflyingnotights.com/
teenreads_logo   “Ever craved a good book and just not been inspired by anything you see? Or felt annoyed that you bought a book that was merely so-so? Or closed a book and JUST wanted to talk about it? Or wished you had a place to discover new books?   We know what this feels like. The Book Report Network aims to solve these reader dilemmas, with thoughtful book reviews, compelling features, in-depth author profiles and interviews, excerpts of the hottest new releases, contests and more every week. We hope you’ll visit our websites and discover why since 1996 the Book Report Network has been the best place online to talk about your last great read — and find your next one.”    http://www.teenreads.com/

voya-logoVoya was founded in 1978, Voice of Youth Advocates, or (VOYA), magazine is the leading library journal dedicated to the needs of young adult librarians, the advocacy of young adults, and the promotion of young adult literature and reading. Regular columns by highly-respected young adult library leaders and several feature articles appear in each issue to provide information, not only on books and reading, but also on young adult library programming, gaming, professional development, intellectual freedom, young adult author interviews and profiles, and other topics vital to librarians serving young adults. VOYA was one of the earliest and remains one of the strongest advocates for intellectual freedom and equal access to information for teens. VOYA’s regular YA Spaces article features examples, ideas, and recommendations for designing and furnishing library spaces used by teens.”                                      http://www.voyamagazine.com/tl/

 

 

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