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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

YALSA's Teens' Top Ten

Looking for more summer reading, rgz? Be sure to check off all the books on YALSA's Teens' Top Ten! Here's the summary from their site:

"Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Nominators are members of teen book groups in fifteen school and public libraries around the country. Nominations are posted on Support Teen Literature Day during National Library Week, and teens across the country vote on their favorite titles each year. Readers ages twelve to eighteen can vote (at the website), online, anytime between Aug. 25 and Sept. 18; the winners will be announced in a webcast featuring WWE Superstars and Divas during Teen Read Week."

So give a hand to the nominating teens and the books nominated! And get to reading. We are planning our own Teen Read Week celebration with YALSA right now. More soon...

Vote for the Teens' Top Ten

Cashore, Kristin. Graceling. Harcourt/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. (9780152063962).

Cast, Kristin & P.C. Untamed. St. Martin's Griffin. (9780312379834). 2008.

Clare, Cassandra. City of Ashes. Simon & Schuster/Margaret K. McElderry.
(9781416914297). 2008.

Collins, Suzanne. The Hunger Games. Scholastic. (9780439023481). 2008.

Fukui , Isamu. Truancy. Tor Teen. (9780765317674). 2008.

Gaiman, Neil. The Graveyard Book. HarperCollins. (9780060530921). 2008.

Green, John. Paper Towns. Penguin/Dutton. (978025478188). 2008.

Harris, Joanne. Runemarks. Random House/Alfred A. Knopf. (9780375844447). 2008.

Hopkins, Ellen. Identical. Simon & Schuster/Margaret K. McElderry. (9781416950059).

Lockhart, E. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks. Disney-Hyperion.
(9780786838189). 2008.

Marriott, Zoё. Daughter of the Flames. Candlewick Press. (9780763637491). 2009.

McMann, Lisa. Wake. Simon & Schuster/Simon Pulse. (9781416953579). 2008.

Meyer, Stephenie. Breaking Dawn. Megan Tingley/Little, Brown. (978316067928).

Moran, Katy. Bloodline. Candlewick Press. (9780763640835). 2009.

Ness, Patrick. The Knife of Never Letting Go. (Chaos Walking. Book 1). Candlewick
Press. (9780763639310). 2008.

Noёl, Alyson. Evermore. St. Martin's Griffin. (9780312532758). 2009.

Palmer, Robin. Geek Charming. Penguin/Puffin. (9780142411223 ). 2009.

Pierce, Tamora. Melting Stones. Scholastic/Scholastic Press. (9780545052641). 2008.

Scott, Elizabeth. Living Dead Girl. Simon & Schuster/Simon Pulse. (9781416960591).

Smith, Cynthia Leitich. Eternal. Candlewick Press. (9780763635732). 2009.

Smith, Sherri L. Flygirl. Penguin/G.P. Putnam's Sons. (9780399247095). 2009.

Weingarten, Lynn. Wherever Nina Lies. Scholastic/Point. (9780545066310). 2009.

Werlin, Nancy. Impossible. Penguin/Dial. (978080373001). 2008.

Yee, Lisa. Absolutely Maybe. Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine. (9780439838443). 2009.

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marchingcrusader said...


It's really sad more people don't know it exists.

readerchick12 said...

I agree!
CITY OF ASHES deserves to win!

skyblue35 said...

When I click on the link to vote, it says the page doesn't exist...?

(City of Ashes!!!)


Gossip Girl said...

I'm glad I'm too old to vote for this by four years, 'cause there's one book I like on this list and three books I love, it'd be too hard to decide.

allaboutmil said...

City Of Ashes!!!

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