August 2017 Blog Posts (2)

The Archeos Adventures and the Sam 'n Me Adventures

I've been writing adventures for teen readers since 2012 and they can be found on my web site www.brantonholmbergbooks.wordpress.com  ; The Archeos Adventures are about 3 young archeologists, juniors in high school, who make a fantastic discovery in the first book of the series called "The Valley of the Dwellers".  As the series continues they discover the star gate crystal skull, an ancient talisman that gives them…

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Added by Branton Holmberg on August 24, 2017 at 12:34pm — No Comments

2017 Teens' Top Ten Voting!

2017 Teens’ Top Ten voting is finally open! Now through Oct 14th, teens (and only teens, sorry librarians!) are able to vote for their favorite titles amongst the 26 nominees. The voting site is hosted again this year by DOGObooks. Encourage your teens to read and…

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Added by YALSA on August 16, 2017 at 10:26am — No Comments

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Call for Volunteers for the Reenvisioning TRW/TTW Taskforce

On September 24th the YALSA board approved a Board Document that calls for the formation of a taskforce to reenvision the Teen Tech Week and Teen Read Week initiatives and create a larger advocacy/awareness campaign to promote the importance of year-round teen services. If you are interested in being a… Continue reading

Teen Read Week: Planning a School-Wide Read Program

When I read Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds for the first time last year, I was completely overwhelmed–this story was about my students! So many of them have lost family and friends due to gun violence, and many of them have been faced with similar emotional tragedies in their… Continue reading

Teen Read Week: Board Game Collection Encourages English Language Learners To “Read For the Fun of It”

Every year the Teen Read Week Committee selects the recipients of the Teen Read Week grants funded by contributions from YALSA and Dollar General.   Cynthia Shutts at the White Oak Public Library (IL) was awarded one of this year’s Teen Read Week grants to create a circulating board game collection… Continue reading

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