Erinn Batykefer, MLIS

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YA Lit for Adults

Young Adult Literature has a ton of appeal for adults (no matter what Joel Stein has to say on the matter). At Monona Public Library, where I did a summer … Continue reading

May 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

Gossip Girl: Book Club Resources

Book Club Questions for Gossip Girl #1 Do you think the crazy antics that go on in Gossip Girl happen to real people in real life? If so, do you … Continue reading

May 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

Authors: E. Lockhart

Like the Ruby Oliver series by E. Lockhart? More Fun Links + Ways to Connect E. Lockhart’s Website Includes a FAQ, plus unpublished excerpts from the Ruby Quartet. Click on … Continue reading

May 1, 2012 · 1 Comment

What to read after…the Twilight Saga

Finding read-alikes for Twilight is something of a hard case.  It was a phenomenon– everyone read it, including people who don’t normally read “paranormal romance,” teen lit, or anything having … Continue reading

April 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

War and WWII Books for Teens

Reading a historical fiction title can be a great way for students to learn about a time period or a historical conflict, because they can see it through the eyes … Continue reading

April 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

What is…Steampunk / Neo-Victorian Lit?

I decided to look into more steampunk/neo-Victorian lit for teens because I’ve had quite a few questions about it at the Middleton Youth Services Help Desk.  The YALSA Reader’s Choice … Continue reading

April 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

What to read after… The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins

Chances are, with the Hunger Games movie in theaters, you have a horde of teens (and everyone else!) asking to read the books, and then looking for something new and … Continue reading

April 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

Teen Book Display: Titles with snappy dialogue & word-play

At Middleton Public Library, we pull together a new table-top book display in the teen section every couple weeks.  It’s a super-easy way to market old and new titles in … Continue reading

April 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

Teen Read Week Display and Raffle

The following is the proposal and event marketing outline I submitted for for Teen Read Week, October 16-22, 2011.  I’ve included pictures of the display I created at the Youth … Continue reading

April 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

What to read after… The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare

  I loved the first three Mortal Instruments novels: City of Bones, City of Ashes, and City of Glass. To me, this series was a perfect blend of things I … Continue reading

April 23, 2012 · Leave a comment