Friday Finds – December 13, 2013
This Week at TLT
It’s Quirk Books Week!
Ransom Riggs is one of Quirk’s most famous authors. Here is our original review for Ransom Riggs’ Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (from 2011.) We also have the book trailer for the sequel – Hollow City by Ransom Riggs. Finally, you can read my experience of meeting Ransom Riggs at one of his first tour stops for Miss Peregrine.
Quirk publishes some truly fun and inspiring cookbooks. Read our Take 5 detailing their wonders. Give in to Marshmallow Madness with our Teen Program in a Box. Go liliputian with a Tiny Food Party, or try food on a stick – everyone’s favorite!
Looking for a good (and fun) scare? Try Quirk’s Tales from Lovecraft Middle.
Want more STEM resources to inspire programs for your library? Try this Teen Program in a Box using Quirk’s Nick and Tesla’s High-Voltage Danger Lab.
Talk about a ‘quirky’ book – read our review of William Shakespeare’s Star Wars by Ian Doescher.
Crafting with Quirk – lots of great craft ideas with this collection.
Everybody loves sprinkles!
Flashback TLT: Get More STEM in Your Library
Using Legos to teach Tech and Science
STEM Girls: #yalit with female characters involved in STEM subjects
Around the Web
One of our brightest, most engaging content creators addresses the issue of gender discrimination with reason and humor.
YALSA has released their shortlist for the Excellence in Nonfiction Award.
Some background on Saving Mr. Banks. Sigh…and I was looking forward to it.
If you want to understand why Karen and I are always going on about children and teens living in poverty, make yourself a cup of your favorite beverage and settle in for an eye opening read.
Still don’t think there are two Americas?
Here’s a handy guide to what the international academic tests really mean for our public school students.
Shocker! Even boys like crafts!
Check out your December issue of VOYA Magazine to read Karen’s starred review of THE LIVING by Matt de la Pena: “A great read for those looking for adventure and survival stories with some good character growth and introspection for others, this should have a wide and satisfied readership. There is some mild language, but this title is highly recommended for all libraries.”
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About Karen Jensen, MLS
Karen Jensen has been a Teen Services Librarian for almost 30 years. She created TLT in 2011 and is the co-editor of The Whole Library Handbook: Teen Services with Heather Booth (ALA Editions, 2014).
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