1. Booklist Webcast - Reaching Reluctant Readers: Using High-Interest Fiction to Engage and Inspire


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    Originally aired October 19, 2010. Students can be reluctant readers for many reasons and using fiction and independent reading to engage them can be a great way to bring them into the wider community. In this webinar sponsored by Orca Book Publishers, attendees will hear from presenters in the library and education fields who have had success using fiction to reach at-risk and disengaged readers. The hour-long presentation will focus on hands-on tips for both school and public librarians and will touch on the research behind the benefits of using fiction in the classroom. Examples of practical classroom projects, such as Read 180 and lit circles, and the insights of a successful publisher of short novels are just some of the offerings in this program moderated by Gillian Engberg, Booklist’s Books for Youth managing editor/YA editor. Panelists include: • Carolyn Salonen, Program, Curriculum, and Instruction Consultant, Waterloo Region District School Board, Ontario, Canada • Rebecca English, Educator, Godwin Heights High School, Wyoming, Michigan • Amy J. Cheney, Librarian, Alameda County Library, Juvenile Hall, San Leandro, California • Andrew Wooldridge, Publisher, Orca Book Publishers

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    • CAREFUL by Isobella Jade Book Trailer


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      Author Isobella Jade releases the first book of a new young adult novel series called Careful, Quiet, Invisible. Careful is due July 26, 2012. To read an excerpt of Careful visit: http://www.isobelladreams.com/TheCarefulQuietandInvisibleSeries.html Video: Alex Kroke Music: Gianluca Vassallo

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      • DREAM BOY TRAILER - Mary Crockett & Madelyn Rosenberg


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        Perfect and REAL. The boy of her dreams. And when he brushes past her, he whispers her name. Annabelle Manning spends her nights with a blue-eyed boy who consumes her dreams - then vanishes each morning as she wakes. He's everything she's every wanted, but even she never expected to find him. "Eerie, twisty, fast and funny, Dream Boy will forever change the way you see your dreams - and your nightmares. An exciting, imaginative look at what might happen when people from the corners of your mind suddenly show up in your real life." - Lois Metzger, author of A Trick of the Light

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        • Leila Sales "The Laugh's on Us" presentation, ALA 2011


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          Leila Sales reads from and speaks about her novel MOSTLY GOOD GIRLS at ALTAFF'S "The Laugh's on Us" program at ALA 2011 in New Orleans. http://www.leilasales.com

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          • Leslye Walton, author of The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender


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            The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton Magical realism, lyrical prose, and the pain and passion of human love haunt this hypnotic generational saga. Foolish love appears to be the Roux family birthright, an ominous forecast for its most recent progeny, Ava Lavender. Ava -- in all other ways a normal girl -- is born with the wings of a bird. In a quest to understand her peculiar disposition and a growing desire to fit in with her peers, sixteen-year old Ava ventures into the wider world, ill-prepared for what she might discover and naive to the twisted motives of others. Others like the pious Nathaniel Sorrows, who mistakes Ava for an angel and whose obsession with her grows until the night of the summer solstice celebration. That night, the skies open up, rain and feathers fill the air, and Ava’s quest and her family’s saga build to a devastating crescendo. First-time author Leslye Walton has constructed a layered and unforgettable mythology of what it means to be born with hearts that are tragically, exquisitely human.

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            • My Boyfriend Merlin - Priya Ardis - Book Trailer - YA Teen Arthurian Paranormal/Urban Fantasy


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              Book trailer for novel, My Boyfriend Merlin, a YA Teen Arthurian. If you can't trust your boyfriend, who can you trust? Merlin goes to high school to recruit Candidates to pull the sword from the stone in this teen young-adult (YA) Arthurian paranormal/ urban fantasy.

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              • Paradigm Teaser Trailer


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                So I'm getting ready to shoot the live-action and car material for the full length trailer and thought I'd re-edit the opening in preparation. Then I thought it could be a teaser trailer on its own, so here it is. To find out more about the story of "Paradigm," visit me on FB or take a look at my blog: www.helenstringer.net/blog

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                • SOME FINE DAY Book Trailer


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                  Sixteen-year-old Jansin Nordqvist is on the verge of graduating from the black ops factory known as the Academy. She's smart and deadly and knows three things with absolute certainty. She knows that when the world flooded and civilization retreated deep underground, there was no one left on the surface. She knows that the only species to thrive there is the toads, a primate/amphibian hybrid with a serious mean streak. Most of all, she knows there's no place on Earth where you can hide from the hypercanes, continent-sized storms that have raged for decades. Jansin has been lied to. On all counts. Faced with the truth in the form of a charismatic young survivor named Will, Jansin vows that her former masters will regret making her what she is… RELEASE DATE: July 1, 2014 (Strange Chemistry) [Video Credits] A Transient Mode production | Music: By Myself by Dan Phillipson | Additional CC sounds by: Owlstorm | guitarguy1985 | vartioh | xerana | dio_333 | bone666138 | mangiabambini | finnbuster | medialint

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                  • The Body Finder Trifle


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                    How to make a trifle with buried body parts... so much fun.

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                    • The Dreamers - A YA Fantasy Adventure


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                      The Dreamers is actually the first in a 3 book series. This is the video I created as a fun way to tell the preamble to the main tail. I created a Kickstarter to get this first book created, but I had so much fun making the video that I thought I would post it here too. So if you want to know what this is all about, check out the Kickstarter video here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/229521042/the-dreamers-a-ya-fantasy-adventure - Cryston

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