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Staff Review: Six of Crows By Leigh Bardugo

Why I Checked It Out: Leigh Bardugo is known for her popular Grisha series: “Shadow and Bone,” “Siege and Storm” and “Ruin and Rising.” “Six of Crows” is the start of her latest series. What It’s About: “Six of Crows” is an … Continue reading

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2015 “Teens’ Top Ten” Winners Announced

Voting for this year’s Teens’ Top Ten took place from mid-August through Teen Read Week, Oct. 18-24, with more than 27,000 votes cast. There were 24 nominees that competed for the “top ten” list. Below are this year’s winning titles. … Continue reading

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Author Brian Katcher Visits October 14

Teen Read Week: Author Brian Katcher Columbia Public Library Wednesday, October 14 • 7-8 p.m. Come meet award-winning author Brian Katcher  and hear about his writing process as well as his latest project. Brian’s debut novel, “Playing With Matches,” was nominated for the Gateway … Continue reading

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Voting Begins for 2015 “Teens’ Top Ten”

The “Teens’ Top Ten” is a list of recommended reading sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association. In fact, it’s the only reading list with titles nominated and voted on by teens. How does it work? Sixteen young adult … Continue reading

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2016 Gateway Award Nominees

The Gateway Readers Award honors a young adult novel that is selected by Missouri high school students. Even though this award is administered by the Missouri Association of School Librarians (MASL), it is the responsibility of Missouri teens to vote on the actual winner. These … Continue reading

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2016 Truman Award Nominees

The Truman Readers Award honors a book that is selected by Missouri junior high students. Even though this award is administered by the Missouri Association of School Librarians (MASL), it is the responsibility of Missouri teens to choose the actual winner. … Continue reading

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2015 Teens’ Top Ten Nominees

The Teens’ Top Ten is a “teen choice” list of recommended reading sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association. Sixteen young adult book clubs from libraries across the country are responsible for narrowing down a list of nominees for … Continue reading

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Free Audiobook Downloads From SYNC

SYNC, a service of AudioFile Magazine, offers free young adult and classic audiobook downloads during the summer months. Through this program, you can download two free audiobook titles each week from May 7 through August 13. This summer’s lineup includes “Beautiful Creatures” … Continue reading

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