2009 Teens’ Top Ten Nominations

29 04 2009

Teens Top TenThe 2009 Teens’ Top Ten nominations are in and you have until the second week in October to read as many of these books as you can. Why, you ask?

Teens’ Top Ten is a “teen choice” list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year. Nominations are posted in April during National Library Week, and teens across the country vote on their favorite titles each year during Teen Read Week (October 18 – 24). Readers ages 12 – 18 are eligible to vote.

In the meantime, get reading! Here are your nominees:

gracelingGraceling by Kristin Cashore

Untamed by Kristin & P.C. Cast

City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Truancy by Isamu Fukui

graveyard-bookTruancy: Origins by Isamu Fuku**

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Paper Towns by John Green

Runemarks by Joanne Harris**

Identical by Ellen Hopkins

breaking-dawnThe Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart

Daughter of the Flames by Zoe Marriott

Wake by Lisa McMann

Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer

Bloodline by Katy Moran

knifeThe Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

Evermore by Alyson Noel

Geek Charming by Robin Palmer

Melting Stones by Tamora Pierce

Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott

flygirlEternal by Cynthia Leitich Smith

Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith

Wherever Nina Lies by Lynn Weingarten

Impossible by Nancy Werlin

Absolutely Maybe by Lisa Yee

**The Library does not own these titles, but you can request them through Marina with a library card (borrow them from another library system).


Teens’ Top Ten Nominations

29 04 2008

It’s that time of year again! Twenty-four books have been nominated by teens across the country to be voted on (again, by teens) for the ultimate “Top Ten” list. Read as many titles as you can and encourage your friends to do so, as well. This is open to anyone 12-18, and you have until October to get your read on. Voting occurs during Teen Read Week — October 12-18, 2008 — and I’ll post more as the time gets closer.

And the nominees are:

Before I Die by Jenny Downham

Betrayed by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Daemon Hall by Andrew Nance and Colin Polhemus, illus.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer

Extras by Scott Westerfeld

Evil Genius by Catherine Jinks

Glass by Ellen Hopkins

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

Ironside: A Modern Faery’s Tale by Holly Black

Jango by William Nicholson

Jinx by Meg Cabot

The Luxe by Anna Godberson

Maximum Ride: Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports by James Patterson

Saving Zoë by Alyson Noël

Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow by Jessica Day George

The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray

Tamar by Mal Peet

Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson

Unwind by Neal Shusterman

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier

Don’t forget to check out our catalog to find these amazing titles! And stay tuned for more info.

Teen Book Awards

18 01 2008

On January 14, in the City of Brotherly Love (that’s Philadelphia, in case you didn’t know), the American Library Association announced several important teen book awards.

The Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in young adult literature was won by The White Darkness, written by Geraldine McCaughrean.

White DarknessWhen Uncle Victor whisks Sym away to Paris, she is delighted. He’s been so kind and attentive, preparing her a special diet, teaching her all about advanced science and the Antarctic, and taking good care of her and Mum ever since her father died. When the short jaunt turns into a surprise trip to Antarctica, Sym is even more thrilled at the chance to visit the final resting place of her secret confidant, the doomed polar explorer Titus Oates. But the trip soon becomes a struggle against a deadly wilderness and a lunatic’s ambitions.Ender’s GameEnder’s Shadow

The Margaret A. Edwards Award for lasting contribution to young adult literature was won by Orson Scott Card. He is famous for such titles as Ender’s Game and Ender’s Shadow.

The Alex Awards are given to adult books with teen appeal. This year, they were awarded to the following titles:

American ShaolinSpellman FilesBad MonkeysThe God of AnimalsBirth of an EmpireThe Night BirdsEssex County, Vol 1: Tales from the FarmMister PipThe Name of the WindA Long Way Gone

To find out more about these and other awards, go to www.ala.org/yalsa/booklists

Fore more information on these books in the library, ask a librarian or check out our catalog.