Category Archives: Book Buzz

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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United States of YA

Travel the country without ever leaving home. The good people of EpicReads.com asked their readers to suggest a young adult novel that represents each state in America. With their signature creativity, they compiled a booklist to help you spend the … Continue reading

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2013 Teen Summer Reading Challenge

Registration for teen summer reading has begun! Sign up online, or at any of our three branches or bookmobile stops. The library is challenging area young adults ages 12-18 to read for 20 hours, share three book reviews and do seven of our … Continue reading

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2013 Nominees for “Teens’ Top Ten”

The Teens’ Top Ten is a “teen choice” list of recommended reading sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year. Sixteen young adult book clubs from libraries across … Continue reading

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Battle of the Best-Sellers

Below is a list of recently released and best-selling young adult novels. Let us know which title you are looking forward to reading. Do you have a favorite book that should be on the list? Have you already read some … Continue reading

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2013 Gateway & Truman Award Winners Announced

It turns out that our predictions for the 2013 Gateway and Truman award winners were pretty accurate. Jonathan Maberry is the recipient of this year’s Gateway Readers Award for his book “Rot and Ruin.” The main character, Benny, has never known a world without zombies, … Continue reading

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So Much More Than Chick Lit

I get it already.  I do.  Seriously, I do not need to read one more book about painfully detailed wardrobes and how the main character just can’t decide between those two boys, and thinking is hard, and oh gee whiz, … Continue reading

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2013 Gateway and Truman Award Predictions

The Gateway Readers Award honors a young adult book as selected by high school students, while the Truman Readers Award is chosen by junior high students. Even though these awards are administered by the Missouri Association of School Librarians (MASL), it is the responsibility of … Continue reading

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YALSA Best of the Best

The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) publishes a list of the year’s best books, audiobooks, films and graphic novels for teens. The “Best of the Best” is a great place to start when looking for your next great book … Continue reading

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2013 ALA Teen Book Award Winners Announced

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

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