Teachers, Librarians, and Booksellers we salute your efforts!
Every day you bring the joy and adventure of reading to people everywhere. You are the unsung heroes of the ink slingers, the masters of the towering stacks, and the defenders of literacy. You navigate the frontlines of children’s books always on the look out for fresh new titles to delight and astonish your patrons.
The Class of 2k10 is a one-stop-shop for all things MG and YA in 2010. Our website features 23 of the newest voices in MG and YA fiction spanning multiple genres, topics and interest levels. We know you’ll find titles your patrons will rave about.
Here are some helpful goodies we’ve compiled to make your jobs a smidge easier. Let us take you away from it all….
Want to talk books, wow patrons, or go book clubbing:
Each 2k10 author has created a handy-dandy blurb and bio, which you’ll find useful when chatting books with your patrons. Also, many of our authors have created reader guides to use for reference and class discussions:
Split, by Swati Avasthi
Fairview Felines: A Newspaper Mystery, by Michele Corriel
Mistwood, by Leah Cypess
Of All the Stupid Things, by Alexandra Diaz
Island Sting, by Bonnie Doerr
Faithful, by Janet Fox
Under My Skin, by Judith Graves
The Reinvention of Edison Thomas, by Jacqueline Houtman
The Secret Year, by Jennifer Hubbard
Losing Faith, by Denise Jaden
Freaksville, by Kitty Keswick
Leaving Gee's Bend, by Irene Latham
The Tension of Opposites, by Kristina McBride
Three Rivers Rising, by Jame Richards
Shade, by Jeri Smith-Ready
Class of 2k10 authors cranked it up a notch with book trailers you can show as an alternative to a traditional book talk. Got a projector? A screen? A computer or laptop? Maybe even a Smartboard? Turn up the volume, press play and let our book trailers charge them up for some great reads.
Show a prerecorded or live author chat via Skype. It’s like having the author live in your room without the travel cost. Students and teachers can even ask questions and show the author-completed activities. Still want that personal touch? Our authors are also available for book signings check our Book an Author page for an author near you.
Why not have your book club create a few book trailers of their own (after they’ve finished reading a title) and have a “Book Club Trailer Festival” that will rival Canes! Popcorn, fancy attire, and red carpet optional.
Book your 2K10 getaway now! Sit back and enjoy.