Book Awards

2012 National Book Critics Circle Awards Nominations

National Book Critics Circle Logo fromThe flood of awards--literary and cinematic--that come churning out of your preferred news delivery device this time of year is almost as overwhelming and/or annoying as all those "Best of" lists that precede it. Because there are just so many awards with maddeningly similar names--Quick! what's the difference between an Obie and a Tony?--it’s hard to choose which (if any) to pay attention to. Facing another round of glitzy award spectacles, many of us ask ourselves a very good question: “Why should I care what these people say I should read or watch or listen to?”

2012 Alex Awards: Great Adult Books for Teen Readers

Alex Award logoEach year the Alex Awards Committee honors ten books published for adults that have special appeal to teen readers, ages 12 through 18.  Whether you are a teen reader looking to expand past the teen collections or a reader who has been reading adult books for some time, the Alex Awards are a great place to look for reading recommendations.  This year’s group of ten includes some awesome titles (some of which I’ve actually read! Shock!) or you might consider looking at some of the past years’ winners.

2012 Tayshas Spotlight: Nonfiction and Historical Fiction

The Eiffel From Beneath by Stuck in CustomsIf you didn’t already know, the Tayshas List was released in November and there are some fantastic reads on this year’s list.  The TAYSHAS Reading List promotes recreational reading for teens in 9th – 12th grades. Check out some of these great nonfiction and historical fiction reads or the entire 2012 Reading List

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2012 Tayshas Spotlight: Gals Read

red glitter all stars by mollybobIf you didn’t already know, the Tayshas List was released last month and there are some fantastic reads on this year’s list.  The TAYSHAS Reading List promotes recreational reading for teens in 9th – 12th grades. Check out some of these great reads for the ladies or the entire 2012 Reading List

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2012 Maverick Spotlight: Graphic Novels for High School and Mature Readers

DC Hero Minifigs - Wave 5 by levorkThe Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List for 2012 has just been announced and there are some awesome reads included this year!  The Maverick List promotes recreational reading for teens and tweens in 6th through 12th grades.  Check out some of these great graphic novels for 9th-12th grade readers or teens who are transitioning to adult books.  Or you can check out the entire 2012 Maverick List!

 

 

2012 Tayshas Spotlight: Mystery & Suspense

Fluorescent Latent Print (US Currency) by Jack SpadesWhat is this Tayshas Reading List, you might ask?  The TAYSHAS Reading List promotes reading just for fun for teens in 9th – 12th grades. Check out some of these great mystery and suspense reads or the entire 2012 Reading List

 

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2012 Maverick Spotlight: Graphic Novels for Middle School and High School Readers

Thor vs. Superman by JD HancockThe Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List for 2012 has just been announced and there are some awesome reads included this year!  The Maverick List promotes recreational reading for teens and tweens in 6th through 12th grades.  Check out some of these great graphic novels for readers in 6th-12th grades or the entire 2012 Maverick List!

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2012 Tayshas Spotlight: Guys Read!

Reading Al Columbia's 'Pim & Francie." by AMERICANVIRUSThe Tayshas Reading List for 2012 was recently released and there are some great titles this year! The TAYSHAS Reading List promotes recreational reading for teens in 9th – 12th grades. Check out some of these great reads for guys or the entire 2012 Reading List

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2012 Maverick Spotlight: Graphic Novels for Middle School Readers

365-2011-018: Spiral Bound Cover Macro by pluralThe Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List for 2012 has just been announced and there are some awesome reads included this year!  The Maverick List promotes recreational reading for teens and tweens in 6th through 12th grades.  Check out some of these great graphic novels for readers in 6th-8th grades or the entire 2012 Maverick List!

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2012 Tayshas Spotlight: Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror!

The Crow & The Moon [Explored] by Dave Morrow's Custom CreationsThe Tayshas Reading List for 2012 was recently released and there are some great titles this year! The TAYSHAS Reading List promotes recreational reading for teens in 9th – 12th grades. Check out some of these great fantasy, horror, and science fiction reads or the entire 2012 Reading List

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