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2013 Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults
- Andrews, Jesse. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. Abrams/Amulet Books, 2012.
- Bray, Libba. The Diviners. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2012.
- Hartman, Rachel. Seraphina. Random House/Random House Books for Young Readers, 2012.
- Kontis, Alethea. Enchanted. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/Harcourt Children’s Books, 2012.
- Levithan, David. Every Day. Random House/Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2012.
- McCormick, Patricia. Never Fall Down. HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray, 2012.
- Quick, Matthew. Boy 21. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2012.
- Saenz, Benjamin. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. Simon & Schuster/Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2012.
- Stiefvater, Maggie. The Raven Boys. Scholastic, 2012.
- Wein, Elizabeth. Code Name Verity. Disney/Hyperion, 2012.
2013 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults
- Eulberg, Elizabeth. Prom and Prejudice. Point. 2012.
- Johnson, Maureen. Name of the Star. Speak. 2012.
- Lockhart, E. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks. Hyperion. 2009.
- Skovron, Jon. Struts and Frets. Amulet. 2011.
- Telgemeier, Raina. Drama. Illus. Raina Telgemeier. Scholastic/ GRAPHIX. 2012.
- Gallo, Donald (ed). First Crossing: Stories about teen immigrants. Candlewick. 2007.
- Hauser, Brooke. The New Kids: big dreams and brave journeys at a high school for immigrant teens. Free Press. 2012.
- Carter, Ally. Heist Society. Hyperion Books CH. 2011.
- Van Draanen, Wendelin. The Running Dream. Ember.
- Wright, Bil. Putting Makeup on the Fat Boy. Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers. 201
Audiobooks anytime, anywhere! To access our audiobooks, stop by the Library Media Center and checkout a Playaway or go to catalistdigital.com/students. You will need a student Username and Password. See your School Library Media Specialist.
2013 Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults
- “Code Name Verity” by Elizabeth Wein, read by Morven Christie and Lucy Gaskell. Bolinda, 2012.
- “Crusher” by Niall Leonard, read by Daniel Weyman. Listening Library, 2012.
- “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever” by Jeff Kinney, read by Ramon de Ocampo. Recorded Books, 2011.
- “The Diviners” by Libba Bray, read by January LaVoy. Listening Library, 2012.
- “Inheritance” by Christopher Paolini, read by Gerard Doyle. Listening Library, 2011.
- “The Isle of Blood” by Rick Yancey, read by Steven Boyer. Recorded Books, 2011.
- “Personal Effects” by E.M. Kokie, read by Nick Podehl. Candlewick on Brilliance Audio, 2012.
- “Warriors Don’t Cry” by Melba Patillo Beals, read by Lisa Renee Pitts. Tantor Audio, 2011.
- “The Watch That Ends the Night” by Allan Wolf, read by Michael Page, Phil Gigante, Christopher Lane, Laurel Merlington, and Angela Dawe. Candlewick on Brilliance Audio, 2011.
- “Wonder” by R.J. Palacio, read by Diana Steele, Nick Podehl, and Kate Rudd. Brilliance, 2011.
2013 Top Ten Great Graphic Novels
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A simple guide to the APA style of doing research papers and more.
Online Citation Format Resources
Citing Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism
YourDictionary.com: Links to over 300 dictionaries in 100 languages.
Merriam-Webster Online: The Merriam-Webster Dictionary online.
The Florida Department of Education has a web site, entitled, FCAT Explorer to provide students with resources to help prepare for the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT).
Log on information: Username is LAST NAME plus FIRST INITIAL
Password is 42 plus FIRST 4 LETTERS OF LAST NAME plus BIRTHDAY in mmdd format
EX: Johnny Adams March 10, 1996 would sign on like this:
username: ADAMSJ with password: 42adam0310.
If you have difficulty logging in or have questions about the program, do not hesitate to contact the Media Specialist.
FINDS: Florida Research Model
Florida Teens Read
High School Ace
High School Ace: Terrific site to begin your search by subject category. Find links to PBS, CNN, NPR, the Daily SAT question, the Word of the Day, Today in History, Medical information, money conversions, and much more!
Library of Congress: A catalog of incredible resources.
Marion County Public Libraries: Home page to the Dunnellon Public Libraries
Internet Public Library: Excellent links to many reference resources, lesson plans, homework help, etc.
http://dp.la/ : Digital Public Library. A Wealth of Knowledge
Modern American Poetry Criticisms
Modern American Poetry (Criticisms: A Multimedia Companion to Anthology of Modern American Poetry.
Scholastic Reading Counts Book Wizard
Dogpile: A powerful and easy-to-use search engine
AltaVista: AltaVista is a very good search engine offering links to the richest, most relevant information across multiple dimensions.
http://www.sweetsearch.com A search engine created just for students
Cool Science for Curious Kids
Living things from leaves to allergies to butterflies, this is the science lover's favorite site. There is also a science suggestion page for parents. Sponsored by Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
Gale Databases offer an engaging online experience for information on a broad range of topics, such as global issues, opposing viewpoints, science, literature, history, and titles for suggested reading.
Your school library is online. Check out which books are available.
The Science Fair Project Guide offers step by step information on how to do a science fair project, including examples and a self evaluation tool at the end of each step.
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