Category Archives: Book Buzz

What We’re Reading: February 2014

Library staff have spent the winter reading from a wide assortment of genres: historical fiction, fantasy and science fiction. However, mystery and intrigue seems to be a prevailing theme among many of titles.  Have you already read one of these books? Submit … Continue reading

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2014 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. Below is a list of … Continue reading

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Best Teen Books of 2013

Whether you’re looking to purchase a holiday gift for that special bookworm in your life, or you’re looking to get lost in the pages of a good book over the holiday break, here are some “best of” lists of recommended … Continue reading

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2013 “Teens’ Top Ten” Winners Announced

Voting for this year’s Teens’ Top Ten took place from August 15 through Teen Read Week, Oct. 13- 19, with more than 32,000 votes cast. There were 28 nominees that competed for the “top ten” list. Below are this year’s … Continue reading

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Author Heather Brewer Visits October 16

Fun Fact: The Daniel Boone Regional Library owns all five titles in Heather Brewer’s “Chronicles of Vladimir Tod” and our patrons have borrowed these books over 2,000 times in the last five years! Mark your calendar now for this best-selling author’s … Continue reading

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Summer Reading’s Most Popular Teen Titles

This year we had over 300 area young adults participate in the library’s annual Teen Summer Reading Challenge. As part of this program, teens were asked to read for 20 hours, complete seven library-related activities, and submit three book reviews. … 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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What We’re Reading: August 2013

Library staff are as voracious about summer reading as our patrons. They’ve tackled twisted fairy tales, stories of friendship in the midst of war and hard-hitting contemporary fiction that deals with bullying. There are also a few lighthearted romantic reads … Continue reading

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2014 Truman Award Nominees

The Truman Readers Award honors a book as 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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2014 Gateway Award Nominees

The Gateway Readers Award honors a young adult novel 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. Each year’s … Continue reading

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