Author News

Research Pathfinder: Georgia Peach Book Award Nominees and Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl 2009-10

http://theunquietlibrary.libguides.com/peachbooks-readingbowl

Creekview High School LibGuides – Georgia Peach Book Award Nominees and Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl 2009-10 – Home via kwout

We are kicking off Teen Read Week 2009 with a brand new research pathfinder for some of the most popular authors and books at The Unquiet Library!   Check out our new Georgia Peach Book Award Nominees and Reading Bowl research pathfinder page! I have created a landing “home” page with general resources and information as well as book widgets for the Georgia Peach Award nominees and the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl.

I am also in the process of adding tabs for each nominated author that will include:

  • RSS feeds for each author’s blog (if available)
  • RSS feeds for each authors’ Twitter account (if available)
  • YouTube videos featuring the author and/or his or her works
  • Websites related to the author and his/her books
  • The “Books from Our Catalog” feature spotlighting some of the books by each author; there is also a link to the Destiny catalog so you can search on your own
  • Other links of interest, such as interview with the author or official websites for a book or for a series by the author
  • Book widgets with previews of the author’s books when available

This is a work in progress, so please check back often!

YA Lit News: Laurie Halse Anderson and Jay Asher

I’ve just posted some new entries that might be of interest to those of you interested in  YA Lit:

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The Unquiet Librarian Meets Peter Sis!

I will be posting more info and details later, but here I am with author and illustrator Peter Sis at the 40th Annual Conference on Children’s Literature at my alma mater, the University of Georgia!

Buffy Hamilton and Peter Sis

Buffy Hamilton and Peter Sis

2009 ALA Youth Media Awards

http://www.ala.org/ala/newspresscenter/mediapresscenter/presskits/youthmediaawards/alayouthmediaawards.cfm

ALA | alayouthmediaawards via kwout

I am lucky enough to be following these live in Twitter and on the web!  Go to the “2009 Youth Media Award Announcements” to see the winners and honors book for this year’s awards, include cool slideshows from Slide featuring the nominees!