NPR (national public radio) has polled their audience for a list of the top YA fiction -- from the suggestions of readers and listeners across the country, they compiled a list of a hundred titles or so -- and now it's our turn to vote!!
Each person can vote for up to ten of the books, and then the ranked list of the best YA fiction (as voted by us!) will be released in a few weeks.
If you recall, last year we posted about the Battle of the Kids' Books, hosted for the past few years by School Library Journal. This is a bracket-style showdown between some of the best books for kids & teens, with each matchup "judged" by a well-known author. And it's that time of year again!
Congratulations to Jenny in Petaluma!
She correctly identified all the photos and won a free paperback book!
You are Here, but Where is This?
Can you name the places in these photos? Maybe your travels, or your past reading, will lead you to the correct answers. First person to identify all photos correctly will win a book from our special summer reading selection. Send your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org before July 8. Good luck!
Celebrate books with Bibliophoria! Bibliophoria is hosting a teen writing contest. The topic of the contest is:
Submit your own, 650 to 850 word, short story, essay or other work of prose beginning with the two words "Books are".
Deadline is Tuesday, May 24th!
Submit your essay to: Teen Writing Contest, Bibliophoria, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 6780 Depot Street, Sebastopol, CA 95472.
What do you win?
Do you love duct tape? Do you have BIG dreams of having the most unique prom dress? If so you should check out the Stuck at Prom Duct tape contest. Every year the Duck tape brand has a contest for the best prom dress made completely out of duct tape! The winners receive a scholarship. For details on how to enter go to:
Check out the website for some of last year's winners.
The magazine School Library Journal is running its second annual "Battle of the Kids' Books," which pits 16 of the very best books for young people of the year, judged by some of the most famous authors of children's books.
Children's books and teen books; fiction and nonfiction, they are all thrown in together to pick out what is THE. BEST. KIDS. BOOK. of the year.
Author-judges include folks such as Karen Hesse, R.L. Stine, Barry Lyga, Francisco X. Stork, Karen Cushman and Richard Peck.