Teens Top Ten 2011

Posted by kacates on October 17, 2011


The Teens’ Top Ten for 2011 has been announced! This year, 9,000 teens voted, choosing The Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare to top the list. Here’s the ten books teens chose as their favorites this year:

  The Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
  Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
  Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick
  I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
  The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
  Matched by Ally Condie
  Angel: A Maximum Ride Novel by James Patterson
  Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
  Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
  Nightshade by Andrea Cremer

Teen Read Week and Teens' Top Ten

Posted by kacates on October 18, 2010


It's Teen Read Week, put on every year by the Young Adult Library Services Association.  The theme this year is “Books With Beat”.  If you're looking for some great books to read, check out the display by the teen area, or pick up a bookmark at the front desk for suggestions of great music-themed books. Also, keep checking this space throughout the week for reading suggestions, links, and more.  And finally, don't forget to check out this year's Teens' Top Ten list, voted on by YOU and your fellow teens.  Here are the winners:

  1. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
  2. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
  3. Heist Society by Ally Carter
  4. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
  5. Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
  6. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
  7. Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
  8. If I Stay by Gayle Forman
  9. Fire by Kristin Cashore
  10. Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

Teens' Top Ten voting has begun!

Posted by kacates on August 23, 2010


It's that time again – the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has opened voting for the 2010 Teens' Top Ten.  This is your chance to choose your favorite teen books published this year.  Last year over 11,000 teens voted and chose Paper Towns by John Green as their favorite.

Voting for this year starts today and ends September 17, and the results will be revealed during this year's Teen Read Week, October 17-23.  There are some really great books that I LOVE that have been nominated this year, but sadly I don't meet the age limit so I can't vote – but you can!  Here's the list of nominees:
 
Watersmeet by Ellen Jensen Abbott
Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
Hate List by Jennifer Brown
Heist Society by Ally Carter
Fire by Kristin Cashore
City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
The Roar by Emma Clayton
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
Incarceron by Catherine Fisher
Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd edited by Holly Black and Cecil Castellucci
Dragonfly by Julia Golding
The Reformed Vampire Support Group by Catherine Jinks
I Am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to Be Your Class President by Josh Lieb
Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler
Witch and Wizard by James Patterson
By the Time You Read This, I'll Be Dead by Julie Anne Peters
Bloodhound by Tamora Pierce
Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya by Nagaru Tanigawa
Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
City of Fire by Laurence Yep
 
 
Quite a list, huh?  So get reading if you haven't started already, and then go here to choose up to three books from this year that you'd like to see take the prize.
 
 

The results are in…

Posted by kacates on October 23, 2009


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…and John Green has trounced Stephenie Meyer in the 2009 Teens' Top Ten awards!  His Paper Towns tops the list, followed by Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer.  Here's the full list:

  • Paper Towns by John Green (Penguin/Dutton)
  • Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic)
  • City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare (Simon & Schuster/Margaret K. McElderry)
  • Identical by Ellen Hopkins (Simon & Schuster/Margaret K. McElderry)
  • The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (HarperCollins)
  • Wake by Lisa McMann (Simon & Schuster/Simon Pulse)
  • Untamed by P.C. and Kristin Cast (St. Martin's Griffin)
  • The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart (Disney-Hyperion)
  • Graceling by Kristin Cashore (Harcourt/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Visit the ALA's Teens' Top Ten website for more information, including an announcement video featuring several WWE stars and John Green himself.  I'm thrilled to see several of my favorites from the past year on the list, including The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, Graceling, and The Hunger Games.  How about you guys?  What are your favorites from the list?  Are there any books from the past year that you think should've made the cut?  Let me know in the comments.

Vote for the 2009 Teens' Top Ten

Posted by kacates on August 24, 2009


Voting opens today for the 2009 Teens' Top Ten. Click the icon below to vote for up to three favorites from the list of nominees. And don't forget to pick up a bookmark at the front desk with all of the Teens' Top Ten nominees, and start reading!

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