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2015 ALA Teen Book Award Winners Announced

Every January the American Library Association hosts its annual Youth Media Awards Press Conference. At this time, authors and illustrators of children’s and young adult literature are recognized for the amazing works they have published over the last year Have you read any of … Continue reading

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Voting for Sweet 16 Ends February 20

VOTE NOW through February 20 for the Sweet 16! Daniel Boone Regional Library has received nearly 50 ballots in our March Madness Teen Book Tournament! Through a series of votes, we are narrowing our list of the 32 most popular teen books to one … Continue reading

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2015 March Madness Booklist Announced

VOTE NOW through February 20 for the Sweet 16! A new season of book rivalries has begun. Vote for your favorite titles from a pool of the 32 most popular teen books of the year. Your votes will narrow down … Continue reading

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Best Teen Books of 2014

“If I Stay” by Gayle Forman. “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green. “Eleanor & Park” by Rainbow Rowell. These were the heavy hitters on this year’s New York Times’ “Young Adult Best Seller List.” Whether you’re looking to … Continue reading

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2014 “Teens’ Top Ten” Winners Announced

Voting for this year’s Teens’ Top Ten took place from mid August through Teen Read Week, Oct. 12- 18, with more than 12,000 votes cast. There were 25 nominees that competed for the “top ten” list. Below are this year’s … Continue reading

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Great Graphic Novels for Children & Teens

Graphic novels are simply stories organized in a comic-strip format. With the popularity of books like “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” and “Dork Diaries,” there has been dramatic growth in the quantity and quality of graphic novels available for children and teens. … Continue reading

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Voting Begins for “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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2015 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. … Continue reading

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