Friday, January 30, 2009

Edgar Award for Best Young Adult Mystery

The nominees for the Edgar Award for Best Young Adult Mystery are:

Bog Child by Siobhan Dowd (Random House)

The Big Splash by Jack D. Ferraiolo (Harry Abrams/Amulet)

Paper Towns by John Green (Penguin/Dutton)

Getting the Girl by Susan Juby (HarperTeen)

Torn to Pieces by Margot McDonnell (Random House)

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Kung Fu Panda: Tonight @ 6:30

Po is a lazy, irreverent slacker panda who is a fan of Kung Fu but that doesn’t help his boredom at working in his family's noodle shop. Unexpectedly chosen to fulfill an ancient prophecy, Po's dreams become reality when he comes under the leadership of Kung Fu guru Shifu and trains to hilarious result. Po must use his training to fight the treacherous snow leopard Tai Lung in this animated adventure.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Printz Award for YA Literature

The Youth Media Awards have been announced!

The winner of the 2009 Michael L. Printz Award for Young Adult Literature is:

Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta (HarperTeen)

The Printz Honors are:

The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Naiton: Vol. II. The Kingdom on the Waves by M.T. Anderson (Candlewick)

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart (Hyperion)

Nation by Terry Pratchett (HarperCollins)

Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan (Alfred Knopf)

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Teen Video Games: Tonight @ 6:30

Come play video games, hang out with friends, and meet new ones. Try your hand at Rock Band, Super Smash Brothers, and more!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Teen Board Games: Tonight @ 6:30

Show off your skills and have fun playing board games, such as Apples to Apples, Cranium, and more!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Chains - Featured Title

Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson - Isabel is a 13-year-old slave during the Revolutionary War, and is promised freedom once her current master has died. In a cruel twist of fate, Isabel and her sister, Ruth, are sold to another owner and forced to remain slaves. The people that Isabel and Ruth are sold to are cold and callous, and are also devote British loyalists. When Ruth meets Curzon, a fellow slave, she is tempted to spy on her masters and give information to the Patriots in exchange for her freedom. This dramatic piece of historical fiction is an outstanding book, and is recommended for grades 7 and up.