Fresh Lit: Crossovers & Cross-unders in Middle Grade & YA

Event Information


Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm


Event Type: 

Continuing Education - Webinar

Event Category: 

Collection Development
Customer Service
Professional/Personal Development

CEU Hours: 



Free of charge
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Target Audience

Librarians, Library Assistants and Library Associates serving children (and teens)


Fresh Lit: Crossovers & Cross-unders in Middle Grade & YA

Middle Grade readers (ages 8-12) can be a challenging group to serve in readers’ advisory. Their interests and reading levels vary widely, and they often aren't ready to make the leap to YA. How can we best serve them through literature in the library? What current and backlist titles are must-haves for middle grade readers? What's trending in middle grade? And what wonderful books are on the horizon?

After attending this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Develop talking points for current, backlist and forthcoming middle grade and YA titles in a variety of genres to use in readers’ advisory and booktalks
  • Identify and share great older titles to use in simple reader's advisory for middle grade readers
  • Discuss current trends in middle grade fiction and nonfiction
  • Identify and share young adult titles suitable for middle grade
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