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2009 L.A. Times Book Prizes

Last week, the Los Angeles Times announced the 2009 Book Prize winners. This is an annual event that takes place during their Festival of Books and honors authors in ten categories: biography, current interest, fiction, first fiction (the Art Seidenbaum Award), graphic novel, history, mystery/thriller, poetry, science and technology, and young adult literature. Graphic Novel is a new category to the 30-year ceremony.

Listed below are the finalists of the 2009 Book Prize Winners. For a list of all finalists and runners up, visit here.

Booklist's Top 10 Graphic Novels

In March 2010, Booklist published its Top 10 Graphic Novels. Booklist is a publication from American Library Association and offers great recommendations in new books for all ages. Listed below are their Top 10 for 2010 for adults. Next week's post will highlight the Top 10 for youth! 

New Graphic Novels @ HCPL

Greetings! It is that time again to showcase some of our new titles added to our graphic novels family. For an expanded list of graphic novels, check out our Adult and Young Adult new non-fiction titles.

Greater Houston Teen Book Convention

Alief ISD's Taylor High School is happy to invite teens and avid readers to TeenBookCon on Saturday, April 10th! TeenBookCon is geared towards connecting teen readers to authors and illustrators and allow teens to listen first-hand about the experiences of published authors and the writing industry! This is also a great opportunity for parents, librarians, teachers, and other teen literacy advocates to participate and encourage teens to read.

The convention will begin at 10:30am and runs until 4:00pm. Admission is free; however, bring money for food, books, and other merchandise. Check out the schedule for the full list of activities, panel discussions, and locations.

New York Times' Bestsellers in Graphic Novels

The bestsellers list of graphic novels comes from The New York Times. Listed below are highlights listed from the source and include new releases and older paperback editions.

50 Best Movies of 2009

With the Academy Awards just behind us, perhaps it's time to review and queue praised films of 2009. Not sure what movies were released in 2009? Moviefone released the 50 Best Movies of 2009 this past December. Not all movies listed are available on DVD yet, but here are a few personal favorites: 

New Graphic Novels @ HCPL

Greetings! It is that time again to showcase some of our new titles added to our graphic novels family. For an expanded list of graphic novels, check out our Adult and Young Adult new non-fiction titles.

Happy Birthday Jeff Smith!

This Saturday is Jeff Smith's birthday! What better time to familiarize yourself with the writer and illustrator of Bone? The series is widely popular and features the Bone cousins and their adventures outside of Boneville. The series is about growing up and leaving home and entails a number of adventures that you will surely enjoy and get a laugh from.

New York Times' Bestsellers in Graphic Novels

The bestsellers list of graphic novels comes from The New York Times. Listed below are highlights listed from the source and include new releases and older paperback editions.

New Graphic Novels @ HCPL

Greetings! It is that time again to showcase some of our new titles added to our graphic novels family. For an expanded list of new titles, visit here.

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