Mer L.'s blog

Alex Awards: Adult Books with Teen Appeal

alex awards logoEach year the Alex Awards honor ten books written for adults that have special appeal to teens, 12 to 18. Check out this year’s list or past winners.
 
 

2011 Alex Awards

 

Printz Award Winner & Honor Books Announced!

Frog: Kiss a Printz!The Newbery and Caldecott Awards are always big news. But Young Adults have their own set of awards, including the Michael L. Printz printz logoAward for Excellence in Young Adult Literature. This year’s winner and honor books were just announced this morning! There are always some interesting books chosen for the Printz Winner and Honor Books; check out them all!

Printz Winner

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Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi

 
 
 
 
 

Teens Drop Everything & Read @ Freeman!

Yesterday we had a great turnout for a new teen program: Drop Everything and Read Something! Join us once a month and read anything while you enjoy snacks and friendly company.  Meredith and Ash are on hand to help you find something to read and to give recommendations.  Our next Drop Everything and Read Something event will be February 2nd @ 4:30 in the Zone.  See you there!

Teens’ Choice Film Festival

nothing on tv tonightJoin us every Thursday in January at 4:30 pm in the Teen Zone for a Freeman Teens’ Choice Film! Ballots are available in the Teen Zone. Make sure and voice your choice! Each week has a different theme:
January 6 – Chick Flicks
January 13 – Action & Adventure
January 20 – Comedy
January 27 – Science Fiction & Fantasy
Flickr CC: nothing on tv tonight Photo by: badjonni

Tayshas Spotlight: Rockin’ Nonfiction & Historical Fiction

ancient libraryWhat is this Tayshas Reading list, you might ask? The Tayshas Reading List is created by the Texas Library Association to promote reading for fun for teens in 9th – 12th grades. Check out some of these great nonfiction and historical fiction titles or the entire 2011 Reading List
 

Nonfiction & Historical Fiction Tayshas Titles

 

Holiday Movie Pajama Party

simon the cat in pajamasJoin us in your PJs in the Teen Zone on Tuesday, December 21 starting at 11:00 AM for a marathon of holiday movies! Bring a blanket, bring a friend, and enjoy movies and snacks. Simon the cat will, unfortunately, not be able to attend.

My Top 10 of 2010

2010Making a list of the top ten of anything is an incredibly difficult task, but I thought I might look through my journal of everything I’d read in 2010 and take a stab at a personal Top 10 of books published in the past year. I read so many wonderful titles in the past year, but there was no way I could have included them all and I had to make some very difficult decisions to limit my final list to only ten books. And I certainly couldn’t have read every book published in 2010 (!), so let me know what I’ve missed! What would you include on your personal Top Ten?
 

Mer’s Top Ten of 2010

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Tayshas Spotlight: Guys Read

guy readingWhat is this Tayshas Reading list, you might ask? The Tayshas Reading List is created by the Texas Library Association to promote reading for fun for teens in 9th – 12th grades. Check out some of these reads for guys or the entire 2011 Reading List
 

Guys Read Tayshas Titles

 

Teens R Crafty: Holiday Edition

snowpeopleJoin us in the Teen Zone on Thursday, December 9 @ 4:30 pm to make a holiday-themed craft to give to your friends or a family member (or maybe even keep for yourself).
 
Are you a crafty teen and have ideas on other great projects we can make in the library? Leave us a comment, e-mail me, call or visit us at Freeman, or consider joining the Freeman Teen Advisory Board!
 
Flickr CC: snowpeople Photo by: michelleness

It’s Beginning to Feel a Lot Like…Winter in Houston

leaf, snow and iceWith weather reports showing that temperatures will be dropping, I’ve been in the mood to curl up with a good book and a cup of hot cocoa. The list below includes books that take place in winter, in cold places, or just remind me of the cold. Brrr!
 

Mer’s Winter Picks

 
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