2009 Teens’ Top Ten

April 19, 2009

YALSA recently released the nominees for this year’s Teens’ Top Ten!  Voting will take place during Teen Read Week in October, so there’s plenty of time to read them.  Last year’s top ten included Eclipse, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid.  Here are the nominees…

Cashore, Kristin – Graceling
Cast, Kristin & P.C. – Untamed
Clare, Cassandra – City of Ashes
Collins, Suzanne – The Hunger Games
Fukui, Isamu – Truancy
Fukui, Isamu – Truancy: Origins
Gaiman, Neil – The Graveyard Book
Green, John – Paper Towns
Harris, Joanne – Runemarks
Hopkins, Ellen – Identical
Leitich-Smith, Cynthia – Eternal
Lockhart, E. – The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks
Marriott, Zoё – Daughter of the Flames
McMann, Lisa – Wake
Meyer, Stephenie – Breaking Dawn
Moran, Katy – Bloodline
Ness, Patrick – The Knife of Never Letting Go
Noёl, Alyson – Evermore
Palmer, Robin – Geek Charming
Pierce, Tamora – Melting Stones
Scott, Elizabeth – Living Dead Girl
Smith, Sherri L. – Flygirl
Weingarten, Lynn – Wherever Nina Lies
Werlin, Nancy – Impossible
Yee, Lisa – Absolutely Maybe

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Iowa Book Awards

March 18, 2009

Yesterday I was at Barnes & Noble and noticed that they had a display for the three Iowa 2009-2010 book awards.  I’m not sure exactly when they’re released, but I was excited to see them.  I love booklists!  Here they are…

Iowa Children’s Choice Award:
One-Handed Catch — M.J.  Auch (2006)
Surprises According to Humphrey — Betty G. Birney (2008)
The Black Tower — Betsy Byars (2006)
No Talking — Andrew Clements (2007)
The Lemonade War — Jacqueline Davies (2007)
Julia’s Kitchen — Brenda A. Ferber (2006)
Eleven — Patricia Reilly Giff (2008)
The Liberation of Gabriel King — K.L. Going (2007)
The Homework Machine — Dan Gutman (2006)
Double Identity — Margaret Peterson Haddix (2007)
Winnie at Her Best — Jennifer Richard Jacobson (2006)
The Year of the Dog: A Novel — Grace Lin (2007)
A Dog’s Life: The Autobiography of a Stray — Ann M. Martin (2006)
Snap: A Novel — Alison McGhee (2006)
A Friendship for Today — Patricia C. McKissack (2007)
Patience, Princess Catherine — Carolyn Meyer (2005)
Being Teddy Roosevelt — Claudia Mills (2007)
The Invention of Hugo Cabret — Brian Selznick (2007)
The Friskative Dog — Susan Straight (2007)
A Crooked Kind of Perfect — Linda Urban (2007)
Way Down Deep — Ruth White (2007)
Someone Named Eva — Joan M. Wolf (2007)
What I Call Life — Jill Wolfson (2005)
15 Minutes — Steve Young (2006)

Iowa High School Book Award:
For One More Day — Mitch Albom (2006)
City of Bones — Cassandra Clare (2007)
Deadline — Chris Crutcher (2007)
Blue Bloods — Melissa De la Cruz (2006)
Fade to Black — Alex Flinn (2006)
Burned — Ellen Hopkins (2006)
Four Days to Glory: Wrestling with the Soul of the American Heartland — Mark Kreidler (2007)
Nineteen Minutes — Jodi Picoult (2007)
Dear John — Nicholas Sparks (2006)
Knights of the Hill Country — Tim Tharp (2006)
Blind Faith — Ellen Wittlinger (2006)
The Book Thief — Markus Zusak (2005)

Iowa Teen Award:
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian — Sherman Alexie (2007)
The Looking Glass Wars — Frank Beddor (2006)
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas — John Boyne (2006)
We Beat the Street: How a Friendship Pact Led to Success — Sampson Davis (2006)
Gym Candy — Carl Deuker (2007)
Cover-up: Mystery at the Super Bowl — John Feinstein (2007)
Invisible — Pete Hautman (2006)
Cracker! The Best Dog in Vietnam — Cynthia Kadohata (2007)
Side Effects — Amy Goldman Koss (2006)
Hattie Big Sky — Kirby Larson (2006)
Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life — Wendy Mass (2006)
A Small White Scar — K.A. Nuzum (2006)
Peak — Roland Smith (2007)
Kipling’s Choice — Geert Spillebeen (2007)
The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp — Rick Yancey (2005)