Thursday, August 25, 2011

2011 Nominees for the ALA's Top Ten Teen Choice List

Here are the 2011 Nominees for the ALA's Top Ten Teen Choice List. If you haven't read these books I highly recommend reading them. Some of my favorites are Matched by Ally Condie, Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick, Sisters Red by Jackson Pearson, and I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore. Teens can also go online and vote for their favorites at

Bachorz, Pam. Drought. Egmont USA. 2011. (978606840160)

Beam, Cris. I Am J. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. 2011. (9780316053617)

Beaudoin, Sean. You Killed Wesley Payne. 2011. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. (9780316077422)

Black, Holly and Justine Larbalestier. Zombies vs. Unicorns. Simon & Schuster/Margaret K. McElderry Books. 2010. (9781416989530)

Card, Orson Scott. The Lost Gate. Tor Books. 2011. (9780765326577)

Clare, Cassandra. The Clockwork Angel. Simon & Schuster/Margaret K. McElderry. 2010. (9781416975861)

Collins, Suzanne. Mockingjay. Scholastic. 2010. (9780439023511)

Collins, Yvonne. Love, Inc. Disney/Hyperion. 2011. (9781423131151)

Condie, Ally. Matched. 2010. Penguin/Dutton. (9780525423645)

Cremer, Andrea. Nightshade. Penguin/Philomel. 2010. (9780399254826)

Fitzpatrick, Becca. Crescendo. Simon & Schuster Children’s. 2010. (9781416989431)

Grant, Michael. Lies. 2010. HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books. (9780061449093)

Hawkins, Rachel. Demonglass. Disney/Hyperion. 2011. (9781423121312)

Hakwins, Rachel. Hex Hall. Disney/Hyperion. 2010. (9781423121305)

Kagawa, Julie. The Iron King. 2010. Harlequin. (9780373210084)

Lore, Pittacus. I Am Number Four. HarperCollins. 2010. (9780061969553)

Moore, Peter. Red Moon Rising. Disney/Hyperion. 2011. (9781423116653)

Nelson, Jandy. The Sky is Everywhere. 2010. Penguin/Dial Books for Young Readers. (9780142417805)

Oliver, Lauren. Before I Fall. HarperCollins/HarperTeen. 2010. (9780061726804)

O’Neal, Ellis. The False Princess. Egmont USA. 2011. (9781606840795)

Patterson, James. Angel: A Maximum Ride Novel. Little, Brown & Company. 2011. (9780316036207)

Pearce, Jackson. Sisters Red. Little, Brown and Company. 2010. (9780316068680)

Smith, Cynthia Leitich. Blessed. Candlewick Press. 2011. (9780763643263)

Westerfeld, Scott. Behemoth. Simon Pulse. 2010. (9781416971757)

White, Kiersten. Paranormalcy. HarperCollins/HarperTeen. 2010. (9780061985843)

The voters ages must be between twelve to eighteen and they can vote online between Aug. 15th and Sept. 16th 2011 the book winners will be announced during Teen Read Week Oct. 16-22 2011.

Happy reading to you all!!

Mrs. Librarian Lady

Sunday, August 21, 2011

It's the Cheesiest But Oh So Good

I am the Cheese by Robert Cormier

This is an amazing book! I wasn't sure if I was going to like it because I really didn't like Cormier's classic The Chocolate War. However, this book has so much mystery around every turn in the story and its just the kind of psychological thriller that you can really get into. The main character Adam Farmer seems so innocent and true as he recollects his journey of riding his bike for several miles throughout several states in order to deliver a very important package to his father who is in a hospital in Vermont. With twists and turns the story takes on several points of view as Adam also is relating his story to a deep voiced man who probes him to tell his story. Never would I have thought that the story would end as it does and I was definitely surprised in the final outcome of Adam's tale. I really recommend this book to reluctant readers because it has so much grit to the story. I am now a huge fan of I am the Cheese and will recommend it to teens that come into my library.