Teens’ Top Ten is a teen choice list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Teens will vote online between Aug. 22 and Sept. 16 for their favorite book; the winners will be announced during Teen Read Week.
Join the staff on Tuesday, April 12 at 6:00p.m.
at the New Richmond Branch to talk
books. What’s the best book you’ve read? The
absolutely worst? Stop in, have some snacks, and
share your thoughts about what you’ve read and what
you plan on reading next.
The Teen Buckeye Book Award is now seeking nominations for 2011. Ohio is the only state to have a statewide book award program nominated and voted on exclusively by students. Adults need not apply. You may nominate your favorite books until March 10. The top five nominations in each category are announced by the end of March, so teachers, librarians and students can become familiar with the nominated books and read them throughout the spring and summer. Voting will take place from September 1 – November 10, and the winners will be announced on December 1. You may only nominate books by American authors, originally published in the previous 2 years.
Ohio teens 9th through 12th graders go here to nominate a book:
Hitting theaters on February 18 is the thriller I Am Number Four, a not-so-normal high school story from the director of Disturbia and Eagle Eye. It’s hard enough for high school students to fit in, but being “typical” is nearly impossible for someone like John Smith, whose true identity could get him killed. Three have already died, and he is next. Readers can experience it before the movie drops by checking out the book by Pittacus Lore (aka James Frey and Jobie Hughes).
For you fellow Gleeks, Quinn (Dianna Agron) has a role – hopefully a bit bigger than her blink-and-you-miss-her appearance in Burlesque.
Sir Terry Pratchett is the recipient of the 2011 Margaret A. Edwards Award honoring his significant and lasting contribution to writing for teens.
Knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2009 for services to literature, Pratchett published his first short story when he was thirteen. A resident of Somerset, England, Pratchett has one daughter, a wife, and many cats. He has published over fifty books and his works have been translated into thirty six languages.
Pratchett’s tales of Discworld have won over generations of teen readers with intelligence, heart, and undeniable wit. Comic adventures that fondly mock the fantasy genre, the Discworld novels expose the hypocrisies of contemporary society in an intricate, ever-expanding universe. With satisfyingly multi-layered plots, Pratchett’s humor honors the intelligence of the reader. Teens eagerly lose themselves in a universe with no maps.
Readers first encountered Discworld with The Color of Magic.
The adventures of young witch Tiffany Aching begin in The Wee Free Men.
“Pratchett’s work draws teens into a world where humor, perseverance and hope are the order of the day,” said Edwards Committee Chair Robin Brenner.
January 2 is National Science Fiction day, named in honor of the birth of one of the genre’s great pioneers, Isaac Asimov.
If you haven’t, check out one his influential sci-fi stories:
Already read Asimov? You might enjoy one of these:
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Eighteen-year-old Jonathan Harker, his girlfriend Mina, and a pre-med student named Van Helsing team up to investigate the source of Jonathan’s rare blood disease in this story told through texts and voicemail.
The story even comes as an app.