Comics – CYAPodcast

Category: Comics

Like Art: Indi Reviews

Beauty, of course is in the eye of the beholder, and so are our Indi Reviews.

Karl – “Saga: Chapter One” by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
Cathie Sue – “Best Lowly Worm Book Ever!” by Richard Scarry
Jenny – “It Can’t Be True” publisher D.K. Publishing
Adrienne – Book Riot (website)

Bonus: Great Gifts for All

The CYA Podcast presents…Great Gifts for All!

Emily
Children’s

Noisy Nora and Morris’ Disappearing Bag by Rosemary Wells
The Giant Jam Sandwich by John Vernon Lord
The Monster at the End of This Book by Jon Stone
Wolfsnail: A Backyard Predator by Sarah C. Campbell
The Stinky Chese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales by Jon Scieszka
Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein

YA
Graceling by Kristin Cashore
Wreck this Journal by Keri Smith
The Princess Bride by William Goldman
Various GNs: Yotsuba&!, Y the Last Man, Walking Dead

Adrienne
10 Little Penguins: A pop-up by Jean-Luc Fromental, illustrated by Joelle Jolivet
Stoo Hample’s Book of Bad Manners
Curse workers series by Holly Black
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger

Dystopian and apocalyptic: the differences –
Dystopian is a perfect world gone wrong; apocalyptic is a world rebuilt after being destroyed by tools of mass destruction whether chemical, biological, alien or warfare.

 Apocalyptic books:
Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
Shade’s Children by Garth Nix
Life as We Know It series by Susan Beth Pfeffer
How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
Enclave by Ann Anguirre
Ashfall by Mike Mullin

Dystopian books:
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
Blood Red Road by Moira Young
Dark Parties by Sara Grant
Feed by M.T. Anderson – get audio version
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Candor by Pam Bachorz
Wither by Lauren DeStefano
Matched by Ally Condi – series
Delirium by Lauren Oliver – series
Incarceron & Sapphique by Catherine Fisher
Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld –series
Unwind by Neal Shusterman – series

http://www.bartsbookshelf.co.uk/2009/09/30/update-best-dystopian-ya-novels-redux/ – 50+ titles, the list is from 2009 but still applicable.

YA Consultants
YALSA resources: All webinars on this page are free to YALSA members two months after their original recording. http://www.ala.org/yalsa/yalsamemonly/webinars/webinars

Watch your email for YALSA webinar’s directed to state youth services consultants. The webinar’s highlight the teen services resources YALSA has available on their website. Some you may already know, but I’m sure there’s a few you may not.

International Federation of Library Associations Libraries for Children and Young Adults Section

Michelle Alison Taylor’s Master’s thesis The Monster Chronicles: The role of children’s stories featuring monsters in managing childhood fears and promoting empowerment.

School Libraries: What’s Now, What’s Next, What’s Yet to Come edited by Kristin Fontichiaro

Children’s Programming Monthly: Programs & Ideas for Preschool through Grade 3.

Jenny
Adult
Name of the Wind and Wisemans Fear by Rothfuss
Lamentation, Canticle, Antiphon by Ken Scholes
Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Never Knowing by Chevy Stevens

Young Adult
Star Crossed by Elizabeth Bunce
Incarceron, Sapphique by Catherine Fisher
Ring of Solomon by Jonathan Stroud
Okay for now by Gary Schmidt

Children’s
The Girl who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Boat of her Own Making
A Tale Dark of Grimm by Adam Gidwitz
Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick
Blackhope Enigma by Teresa Flavin

Picture Book
Shout ,Shout it Out- Denise Fleming
Press Here by Herve Tullet
I want my Hat Back- Jon Classen
Ruby Violet and Lime by Jane Brockett
Stars by Marla Frazee
Lego Ideas Book and/ or the Lego Star Wars Character Encyclopedia

Karl
Audiobooks:
Leviathan Trilogy
The True Meaning of Smekday
Revolution
The Jeeves and Wooster novels by P.G. Wodehouse

Creativity:
What It Is and Picture This
Masters: Collage
The Map As Art
Modern Masters series
Pinterest

Improve Yourself:
The Power of Now
Man’s Search for Meaning
“Let something go”

 

City of Fallen Angels & TMI

City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare

Roll call question
What are your favorite places to read?

Topic
“2012 Newbery Reading List”, by Hunt, Jonathan. January 27, 2011, School Library Journal Heavy Medal: Mock Newbery blog.

Recommendations
Jenny
Virginia Euwer WolfeNeustadt Award winner
Monday is One Day by Arthur Levine
Which Way by Marthe Jocelyn
Go outside

Emily
DC Comics reboot of their entire universe

Karl
Anti-recommendation: Don’t watch Bill and Ted Adventures cartoon

Adrienne
Teen Read Month partnering with Kevin Stark of Toy and Action Figure Museum, a Color Nook for top readers of a school and public library provided by Sonic, Corp, posters and a drawing of all participants for a set of books.

Upcoming
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Flesh & Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire & Its Legacy

Flesh & Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and Its Legacy by Albert Marrin (Random House website)

Roll call question from Rummanah Aasi: What are your reading pet peeves?

Topic: “Non-white heroes the kiss of death in the marketplace,” by Gerritson, Tess. Murderati. 2011, May, 17.

Recommendations

Cathie Sue
To Twinkle: Lola & the Boy Next Door and Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
Texas Gothic by Rosemary Clement Moore
Page by Paige by Laura Lee Gulledge
Garden Trug

Karl
Lost by Jacqueline Davies
Turntable.fm
Christine Lavin and her song “Air Conditioner(YouTube)
Lies My Teacher Told Me by James Loewen

Jenny
Queen of Sheba
Psalms of Isaac series by Ken Scholes
Wayne CoyneThe Womb

Emily
Game of Thrones on HBO
Roadside Assistance
Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead by Joe Cross (Documentary)

Adrienne
So You Think You Can Dance update
50 Documentaries to See Before You Die on Current TV hosted by Morgan Spurlock
Feed by M.T. Anderson (audio version)

 Upcoming

6 children’s books

  •      If rocks could sing  by Leslie McGuirk
  •     Press Here by Herve Tullet
  •     Perfect Square by Michael Hall
  •     A Suitcase Surprise for Mommy  by Cat Cora
  •     This Plus That : Life’s Little Equations by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
  •     Shout! Shout It Out! by Denise Fleming

City of Fallen Angels and the entire TMI series by Cassandra Clare
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

Zombies vs Unicorns or, The Winner Is…

Zombies vs Unicorns by Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier

Unicorns FTW!

Simon and Schuster Promotion Website

Holly Black – Author website

Justine Larbalestier – Author website

Recommendations

Karl
Zombie Risk game
Major Spoilers.com
Major Spoilers Podcast
Major Spoilers Critical Hit – D&D Podcast

Emily
Mildred Laughlin 2010 Festival of the BookTamora Pierce
John Green books and Nerdfighters

Adrienne
Television Without Pity.com

Upcoming Books

Extraordinary Secrets of April, May and June by Robin Benway
Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes
Space Between the Trees by Katie Williams

Scott Pilgrim, or,….wait. What?

Scott Pilgrim Precious Little Life by Bryan O'MalleyScott Pilgrim vs The World by Bryan O'MalleyScott Pilgrim & The Infinite Sadness by Bryan O'MalleyScott Pilgrim Gets It Together by Bryan O'MalleyScott Pilgrim vs The Universe by Bryan O'MalleyScott Pilgrim Finest Hour vol 6 by Bryan O'Malley

RADIOMARU – Author website

Scott Pilgrim – graphic novel website

Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World Movie – Movie website

Scott Pilgrim Avatar Creator! – Create your own Scott Pilgrim avatar

Fan Service – Wikipedia entry

Zombie Survival Guide – Survival and Defense Wiki

Zombieland – Movie website

Topic

Agree, Disagree or Abstain with SHAME
You, too, can play along with or at home!

VOYA’s Perfect Tens

Recommendations

Emily
Mercury
by Hope Larson
Sweet Tooth by Jeff Lemire

Cathie Sue
Eat more fiber
Gladiator Boy by David Grimstone, published by Grosset & Dunlap (not for 3 year olds!)
Library Wars: Love and War vol 1 by Hiro Arikawa published by Shojo Beat

Adrienne
The Mortal Instruments Series
by Cassandra Clare


The Wager

Extended Resources

Donna Jo Napoli website

SurLaLune Fairy Tales

Bearskin and Other Tales

Topic

Best and worst read in 2010

Emily

Best

  • Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan
  • For the Win by Cory Doctorow
  • Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
  • Fire by Kristen Cashore

Worst

  • Geek Charming by Robin Palmer
  • Vamped by Lucienne Diver
  • The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer

Adrienne

Best

  • Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly
  • Lost Conspiracy by Frances Hardinge
  • Willoughby and the Lion by Greg Foley
  • Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan

Worst

  • Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
  • This World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer
  • Hate List by Jennifer Brown

Cathie Sue

Best

  • The Last Book in the Universe by Rodman Philbrick
  • The Young Man and the Sea by Rodman Philbrick
  • Trickster by Matt Dimbicki
  • Foiled by Jane Yolen
  • Christopher Farnsworth by Blood Oath (adult)
  • Ship Breaker byPaolo Bacigalupi

Worst

  • Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick

Karl

Best

  • Graceling by Kristin Cashore (highly recommended – best female character in YFic. Better than Katniss, even!)
  • What It Is by Lynda Barry (highly recommended – great graphic memoir and creativity exercise book)

Worst

  • Swoon by Nina Malkin
  • Geek Charming by Robin Palmer


Recommendations

Karl: Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom and other books by Cory Doctorow, all available as free e-books at http://www.craphound.com
62 Projects to Make With a Dead Computer and Other Discarded Electronics by Randy Sarafan
http://www.instructables.com (see my library Instructable at http://www.instructables.com/id/Get-Any-Information-You-Could-Possibly-Need/)

Cathie Sue: @cathiesue on Twitter
@booktalker Nancy Keane on Twitter, website, Booktalks Quick and Simple, on iTunes
WorldCat app

Adrienne: The Magicians by Lev Grossman –  2010 Alex Award Selection

Incarceron or A Tale of Two Prisons

Incarceron by Catherine Fisher

Subscribe/Listen in iTunes

Incarceron by Catherine Fisher book review mp3

Extended Resources

Catherine Fisher Official Website – sequel Sapphique due in December 28, 2010

Fox has the film rights to make Incarceron a movie – from ComingSoon.net

Washington Post review
Ferretbrain review

Moirae Witches – Wikipedia entry

Topics
Bullying

Summer Series Books (text file)

Recommendations

Cathie Sue: “We Hear the Dead” by Diane Salerni and “Revolver” by Sedgewick

Emily: “Will Grayson, Will Grayson” by John Green and David Levithan

Adrienne: iBookShelf App by Josh Pressnall $1.99 plus $.99 for scan feature.

Reading List

  • “The Wager” by Donna Jo Napoli
  • Heist Society” by Ally Carter
  • “One Crazy Summer” by Rita Williams-Garcia