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YALSA announces 2012 Teens' Top Ten nominations
CHICAGO - April 12, 2012 - Nominations for the Young Adult Library Services Association's (YALSA) annual Teens' Top Ten are now available at www.ala.org/teenstopten.
YALSA encourages teens to read the 24 nominees before the national Teens' Top Ten vote, which will take place in August and September at www.ala.org/teenstopten. The winners will be announced during Teen Read Week, Oct. 14-20.
The nominations are:
Austen, Catherine. All Good Children. Orca Book Publishing. 2011.
Bick, Ilsa. Ashes. Egmont USA. 2011.
Cabot, Meg. Abandon. Point. 2012
Cross, Julie. Tempest. St. Martin's Griffin. 2012.
Dessen, Sarah. What Happened to Goodbye. Penguin Group/Viking Juvenile. 2011.
DeStefano, Lauren. Wither. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. 2011.
Forman, Gayle. Where She Went. Penguin Group/Dutton Juvenile. 2011.
Gaughen, A.C. Scarlet. Walker Children's. 2012.
Goodman, Alison. Eona: The Last Dragoneye. Penguin Group/Viking Juvenile. 2011.
Green, John. The Fault in Our Stars. Penguin Group/Dutton Juvenile. 2012.
Gullede, Laura Lee. Page by Paige. Abrams/Amulet Books. 2011. Illus.
Ness, Patrick. A Monster Calls, Inspired by an idea from Siobhan Dowd. Illus. by Jim Kay. Candlewick. 2011.
Oppel, Kenneth. This Dark Endeavor: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein. Simon & Shuster Books for Young Readers. 2011.
Revis, Beth. Across the Universe. Penguin Group/Razorbill. 2011.
Riggs, Ransom. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Quirk Books. 2011.
Roth, Veronica. Divergent. HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books. 2011.
Sepetys, Ruta. Between Shades of Gray. Penguin Group/Philomel Books. 2011.
Stiefvater, Maggie. The Scorpio Races. Scholastic/Scholastic Press. 2011.
Zarr, Sara. How to Save a Life. Little, Brown Books For Young Readers. 2011.
Zevin, Gabrielle. All These Things I’ve Done. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 2011.
The Teens' Top Ten is a teen choice list, in which teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year. Nominators are teen book groups in 16 school and public libraries around the country. Applications are currently being accepted for the next round of Teens' Top Ten groups. Applications are available online at www.ala.org/teenstopten. New groups will begin their work in January 2013.
The Teen's Top Ten for 2011
October 17, 2011 - Nine thousand teens voted in this year's Teens' Top Ten! Watch the results and see an acceptance from our winning author:
Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare (Simon & Schuster)
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic)
Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick (Simon & Schuster)
I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore (HarperCollins)
The Iron King by Julie Kagawa (Harlequin)
Matched by Ally Condie (Penguin)
Angel: A Maximum Ride Novel by James Patterson (Little, Brown & Company)
Paranormalcy by Kiersten White (HarperCollins)
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver (HarperCollins)
Nightshade by Andrea Cremer (Penguin)
The Teens' Top Ten for 2011 were:
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
Heist Society by Ally Carter
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Fire by Kristin Cashore
Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
There are now two teens-only computers near the Young Adult section, in addition to the other eight online computers. The library also has three laptops that can be checked out for use in the library only. Maximum use is 30 minutes per day during the summer (May thru September) and 60 minutes per day in the winter (October thru April). The offline computers are available for long-term projects.
All computers are loaded with Microsoft Office programs (MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Publisher), Encarta, Roxio, Gimp, and have CD/DVD burn capabilities.
Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor started this web site, http://www.ourcourts.org or middle school students and civics teachers. It contains games, lesson plans, projects and resource links.
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