Teens’ Top Ten 2009: Truancy: Origins

July 3, 2009

truancyoriginsTruancy: Origins by Isamu Fukui is one of the Teens’ Top Ten nominees for 2009.  Joe Kaufeld, a teen from Allen County Public Library writes:

“A somewhat chilling tale of education gone horribly awry, it’s nonetheless an outstanding read. This action packed science fiction novel has everything a reader could want – beautifully detailed fight scenes, an intricate plot, and very realistic characters. It’s even got a love story in it! How much better does it get?”

To read Joe’s full review, click here.

To request this book from Wake County Public Libraries, click here.

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Summer Slam Reading Jam

June 25, 2009

WWE_LogoDo you like wrestling?  Do you like reading?  Five Wake County libraries are participating in YALSA and WWE’s Summer Slam Reading Jam, which could win you and a friend a trip to L.A. Read the rest of this entry »


2009 Teens’ Top Ten Nominations

April 18, 2009

2nd Correction:  We now own all of the books!!!

CORRECTION:  Voting starts on August 25th.  See below for details.

YALSA’s  2009 Teens’ Top Ten Nominees were announced today as part of Teen Literature Day.  This year there are 25 fantastic nominations from all genres.

What should you do now?  Read as many of these as you can. Read the rest of this entry »


Teens’ Top Ten Nominee for 2008: Jinx by Meg Cabot

July 14, 2008

Have you ever had one of those days or weeks where everything that could go wrong does go wrong? Well, for Jean Honeychurch, every day, every week, has been that way since the day she was born. So much so that everyone knows her as Jinx.

And when her luck goes from bad to worse, her parents decide she needs to try a change of scene. Jinx moves from rural Iowa to the home of her aunt and uncle in New York City. But the changes in store at her new home and school are not what she was hoping for, especially when her beautiful, sophisticated cousin Tory is in the picture.

Jinx is a nominee for the 2008 Teens’ Top Ten. To read more about the Teens’ Top Ten program, click here. To request this book from the library, click here. And don’t forget to place your vote during Teen Read Week, October 12-18, 2008.

Review by Margaret @ Wendell Public Library.


Teen Tech Week Song Contest Winners Announced

May 1, 2008

How very cool!  YALSA has announced the winners of the Teen Tech Week original song contest.  This contest was open to teens across the country.  Contestants were asked to compose an original song about the library and technology.  Click here to hear the 4 top songs.  At the link, you can download a podcast featuring all four songs or hear the songs one at a time.  The winners were from all different genres of music.  Congrats to all the winners.  It’s amazing how talented teens are.


Final Post: The Teens’ Top 10

October 26, 2007

Well, YALSA moved fast and has already announced the national Teens’ Top 10!  The winners listed are in order of most votes to least.

Congratulations to all of the Top 10 authors, especially Stephanie Meyer and New Moon, which received the most votes from teens all over the country.

The 2007 Teens’ Top Ten is (Clicking on the linked title will send you to our catalog, where you can place a request to get a copy of each book):

Thanks to all of our teen readers who placed votes!  To see a list of the top ten for Wake County teens, click here.


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