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ALA 2010 Youth Media Award Winners Announced

The American Library Association (ALA) announced the winners for top books, audiobooks, and video for children and young adults — including the Caldecott and Newbery awards — at its January 18, 2010 midwinter meeting in Boston. For a quick summary of all the YMA awards, read ALA's press release which lists all the Youth Media Award-winners. And here are links to press releases for each award:

Finding books teens love

Linda Steffen (director of Patterson Memorial Library in Wild Rose) shared this young adult / teen collection development tip:

To help find out what kids are reading ask the high school library staff what's getting a lot of use.  You can also check the book aisle at Wal-Mart.

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