Thursday, May 3, 2018

Teens' Top Ten 2018......Day 3

This Teens Choice list was posted during National Library Week in April.  Teen are invited to read from these titles and then may vote on their favorites beginning August 15, 2018- Teen Read Week in October 8-14, 2018.  

Grace lives with her unpredictable, irresponsible mother, and she's all but given up on wishes. That is, until she meets Eva who quickly takes to sneaking into her window at night. Realizing they both like girls, maybe they've both found exactly what they needed, someone to anchor themselves to.

Julia is an outcast in her close-knit Mexican American family, where she dreams of going away to college. When her older sister suddenly dies, Julia begins to piece together her sister’s secret life. As she grieves, Julia embarks on a mission to discover herself, unearthing her family’s past in the process.

High-school senior Sal has a lot on his plate as he deals with his dying grandmother, tries to control his growing anger with the prejudice of others, and ponders his relationship with his adopted father and what it takes to become a man.   

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Teens Top Ten....Day 2

This Teens Choice list was posted during National Library Week in April.  Teen are invited to read from these titles and then may vote on their favorites beginning August 15, 2018- Teen Read Week in October 8-14, 2018.  

In an effort to highlight all of the nominees, I will post 3-4 titles with pictures and annotations from ALA every day until all are posted.

Everyone has heard rumors of the legendary game of Caraval, and no one wants to experience it's magic more than Scarlett Dragna. When Scarlett finally gets an invitation, she begins to realize that Caraval isn't all that she thought. She must be careful to not get swept away in the illusion or risk losing her sister forever.

Noemi is a 17-year-old soldier defending her planet, Genesis, against Earth. Abel is a robot programmed to fight Genesis for Earth and protect his creator. They are sworn enemies who end up trying to survive together—and, perhaps, to find a way to end the war.

Aila Quinn has her life changed when her mother dies and father gets drafted for the war. There have
been Disappearances of ordinary things every seven years in her mother’s home town. As Aila and her friends begin to uncover the origins of the Disappearances, they discover the role Aila's family has had it in.  

Monday, April 30, 2018

Teens Top Ten Nominees 2018

This Teens Choice list was posted during National Library Week in April.  Teen are invited to read from these titles and then may vote on their favorites beginning August 15, 2018- Teen Read Week in October 8-14, 2018. 

In a future America where most words and gestures are copyrighted and cost money to use, Speth is confronted with a choice: accept the rules of her society or live in defiance through complete silence. Her decision sets off great upheaval in her world. 

Elloren Gardner is the granddaughter of the last Black Witch, Carnissa. While Carnissa was a hero, Ellen, the spitting image of her grandmother, is devoid of power. She is finally granted an opportunity to embrace her own future and dreams as an apothecary at Verpax University, but Verpax has secrets that could destroy Elloren. Elloren finds that behind the things she has been told were good, is an ugly truth.

Piper and Quinn met for the first time at their mother's funeral. These twins look identical, but their childhoods could not have been more different. As they get to know each other, they learn that they have the power to destroy their worlds, but only one can harness it.

 Watch for more titles with annotations in the next few days.
  • All Rights Reserved by Gregory Scott Katsoulis. Harlequin Teen. 9780373212446.
  • The Black Witch by Laurie Forest. Harlequin Teen. 9780373212316.
  • Book of Lies by Teri Terry. Clarion/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 9780544900486. 
  • Caraval by Stephanie Garber. Flatiron. 9781250095251.
  • Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray. Little, Brown and Company. 9780316394109.
  • The Disappearances by Emily Bain Murphy. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 9780544879362. 
  • How to Make a Wish by Ashley Herring Blake. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 9780544815193. 
  • I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez. Knopf/Random House. 9781524700485.
  • The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Sáenz. Clarion/ Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 9780544586505.
  • Invictus by Ryan Graudin. Little, Brown and Company. 9780316503075.
  • The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell. Simon Pulse/Simon & Schuster. 9781481432078. 
  • Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds. Caitlyn Dlouhy Books/Atheneum Books for Young Readers/Simon & Schuster. 9781481438254. 
  • Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller. Sourcebooks Fire. 9781492647492.
  • Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu. Roaring Brook/Macmillan. 9781626726352.
  • Once and For All by Sarah Dessen. Viking/Penguin. 9780425290330.
  • One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus. Delacorte/Random House. 9781524714680. 
  • Paper Hearts by Ali Novak. Sourcebooks Fire. 9781492653363.
  • Remember Me Always by Renee Collins. Sourcebooks Fire. 9781492647607. 
  • Rosemarked by Livia Blackburne. Disney-Hyperion. 9781484788554.
  • Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor. Little, Brown and Company. 9780316341684.
  • Turtles All the Way Down by John Green. Dutton/Penguin. 9780525555360.
  • Warcross by Marie Lu. G. P. Putnam’s Sons/Penguin. 9780399547966.
  • Waste of Space by Gina Damico. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 9781481477796. 
  • Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo. Random House. 9780399549731. 
  • Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley. Knopf/Random House. 9781101937648.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

ALA Youth Media Awards 2017

The following are some of the recent ALA Youth Media Awards:

Michael L. Printz 
(for excellence in literature written for Young Adults - like a Newbery for Teens!)

March: Book Three  by John Lewis

Award Winner

                                  Honor Books

William C. Morris
(debut book by first-time author writing for teens)

The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

Award Winner

                 Honor Books

YALSA Award for Excellence in NonFiction for Young Adults

March: Book Three by John Lewis

Award Winner 

                 Honor Books


Margaret A. Edwards Award
(for lifetime achievement in writing for Young Adults)

Sarah Dessen

for more awards an information go to:


Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Teens Top Ten Nominees!

The following 26 titles are the nominees.  Teens are invited to vote now  for their favorite titles. The Top Ten will be announced during TEEN READ WEEK, October 9-15, 2016.
Coming soon.......TEEN READ WEEK challenge to help us win FREE BOOKS for our Library!