Children's & YA Lit!

Literacy through Children's & Young Adult Literature

Earn 1 LPDC Contact Hour = .1 CEU each for each month's reading and activity!

Participants will be expected to:
  • Read the assigned book for the month.
  • Respond to the discussion questions.
  • Respond to other participants posting in a separate post.
  • Create a lesson/unit using the book.
  • Meet together for 1 hour to further discuss the book and share their lessons/units.

Discussion Questions will be posted on the 1st of each month.

Postings to the Discussion Questions and Lesson/Unit plans must be posted by 9:00 PM the Sunday before each Book Discussion Date.

Book Discussions are 4:00-5:00 PM at the McKinley High School Media Center

All other deadlines must be followed.

Participants are responsible for obtaining a copy of the book(s).

September 2015 Book Selection

To "officially" sign up to participate in this month's discussion and activities, please join the Wiki. Then, post on the Discussion Board under the "Introduce Yourself" thread by 3:00 PM Friday, September 18.


The September book selection is the participants' choice of one of the 2015 Newbery Award Winner or Honor Books. Click on any of the links to see these book choices.

October 2015 Book Selection

To "officially" sign up to participate in this month's discussion and activities, please join the Wiki. Then, post on the Discussion Board under the "Introduce Yourself" thread by 3:00 PM Friday, October 16.


The October book selection is the participants' choice of one of the 2015 Printz Award Winner or Honor Books. Click on any of the links to see these book choices.

January 2016 Book Selection

To "officially"sign up to participate in this month's discussion and activities, please join the Wiki. Then, post on the Discussion Board under "Introduce Yourself" thread by 3:00 Friday, January 15.


The Januaryl book selection if the participants' choice of ONE book from
EITHER the 2015 Robert F. Sibert Informational Award Winner or Honor book
OR the 2015 YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults.

February 2016 Book Selection

To "officially" sign up to participate in this month's discussion and activities, please join the Wiki. Then, post on the Discussion Board under the "Introduce Yourself" thread by 3:00 PM Friday, February 19.

The February books selection is the participants' choice of one of the 2015 Coretta Scott King (Author) Book Award or Honor books.

April 2016 Book Selection

To participate in this month's discusssion and activities, please join the Wiki.Then, post on the Discussion Board under the "Introduce Yourself" thread by 3:00 PM Friday, April 15.


The May book selection is the participants' choice of...
one of the 2015 Best Fiction for Young Adults

OR one of the 2015 Notable Children's Books for Older Readers

OR one of the 2015 Notable Children's Books for Middle Readers

OR 3 of the 2015 Notable Children's Books for Younger Readers.


Click on the links to see the book choices for this month.Participants are responsible for obtaining a copy of the book(s).

Mindy Engler

Librarian, McKinley Senior High School