Book Awards

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

 

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

 

Tayshas Spotlight: Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror!

The Tayshas Reading List for 2011 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 2011 Reading List

2011 Texas Lone Stars

lone star belt buckleThe Lone Star list is released each year by the Young Adult Round Table of the Texas Library Association to highlight exceptional recreational reading titles for tweens and teens in grades 6-8. There are some great reads, as always, on this year’s list. What have you read? What are you happy made the list? If you were to make a list of your top books from 2010, what would you include?
 

2011 Lone Star List

2010 Christy Award Winners!

Christy

The Christy Awards, named in honor of Catherine Marshall’s 1967 novel are designed to:
 

2010 Nebula Award Winners

2010 Nebula Award Winners were announced at the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc ceremony May 15, 2010.

Novel
The Windup Girl - Paolo Bacigalupi (Night Shade Books, Sept. 2009)

2010 Christy Nominees

Christy

The Christy Awards, named in honor of Catherine Marshall’s 1967 novel are designed to:
 

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.

2010 TXLA Lariat List of Adult Fiction

Lariat List LogoAt the recent Texas Library Association conference, the Lariat List, debuted.  The List features 25 notable adult fiction works published the previous year.  Keddy Outlaw, former branch librarian at West University Library, was a member of the committee.  The list is currently featured on Library Journal's blog In the Bookroom.  The main criteria for selection was that books be a "pleasure to read."  The list represents a wide variety of genres.

Exciting News!

 Jerry Pinkney is the first individual African American to win the Caldecott Medal award! 

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