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You voted and the results are in! 1388 votes were cast and counted, and the winner of the 2011-2012 Teen Reader’s Choice Award is The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins!
The first book in the wildly popular dystopian series took away the top honour with almost half (588) of the votes. To see how the rest of the Top 10 books ranked, check out the award blog.
I want to thank all the students who participated at SHS. An award ceremony was held in library for Jr. and Sr. Book Club members during lunch hour on Tuesday, May 29. It was a great way to end the first CCRSB Teen Reader’s Choice Award!
Voting for the first-annual CCRSB Teen Reader’s Choice Award is now open! If you’ve read at least one of the Top 10 books, you can vote online or fill out and submit a ballot in the library. You have only one vote, so make it count. Polls will close on Monday, May 14 and the winner will be announced at the end of the month!
I want to thank everyone who came out and supported the recent Scholastic book fair! We generated $579.20 in sales, from which we got to keep $321.00 to purchase 31 new Scholastic books for the library! Thanks for all the volunteers who helped with the setup and the cash. You were great!
Be sure to check out the new books, which are listed below. Check the library catalogue to see if the book is on the shelf by clicking on its title.
- Bart Simpson : Class Clown by Matt Groening
- The Big Field by Mike Lupica
- Beauty Rules : Fabulous Looks, Beauty Essentials, and Life Lessons for Loving Your Teens and Twenties by Bobbi Brown
- The Boy on Cinnamon Street by Phoebe Stone
- The Cardturner by Louis Sachar
- Cinder by Marissa Meyer
- Cloaked by Alex Flinn
- Cloaked in Red by Vivian Vande Velde
- Crackback by John Coy
- Crazy by Han Nolan
- Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick
- A Curse Dark as Gold by Elizabeth C. Bunce
- Enter Three Witches by Caroline B. Cooney
- Entwined by Heather Dixon
- The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen
- Guinness World Records 2012 : Gamer’s Edition
- How to Ditch Your Fairy by Justine Larbalestier
- Laddertop, Vol. 1 by Orson Scott Card and Emily Janice Card, illustrated by Honoel A. Ibardolaza
- Lockdown : Escape From Furnace by Alexander Gordon Smith
- A Map of the Known World by Lisa Ann Sandell
- The Middle of Everywhere by Monique Polak
- My Fake Boyfriend is Better Than Yours by Kristina Springer
- Notes From the Midnight Driver by Jordan Sonnenblick
- Pandemonium by Chris Wooding, illustrated by Cassandra Diaz
- Pokemon Black and White, Vol. 2 by Hidenori Kusaka, art by Satoshi Yamamoto
- The Prince of Mist by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
- The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
- The Hunger Games : The Official Illustrated Movie Companion by Kate Egan
- Crank by Ellen Hopkins
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling
- Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
- To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
- The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
- The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton
- Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
- Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
Read at least one of the Top 10 books on the list between now and May 14. For every Top 10 book you check out, your name will be automatically added to a draw for a complete set of the Top 10 books. You can participate even if you didn’t nominate a book.
Discuss the books online with other CCRSB students on the Award website. Talk about whether you loved or hated a book, but remember to be respectful to other students and use school-appropriate language.
Vote between April 25 and May 14! You will be able to cast your vote with paper ballots in the library and online.
Let’s get reading!
Here’s a lovely (early) Christmas present for all you Suzanne Collins fans – the new poster for The Hunger Games movie:
I wasn’t sure how I felt about this poster at first, but it looks like the sets for the arena and the Capitol are going to be epic!
Speaking of epic, I cannot wait to see how they’re going to pull off Katniss’ fire dress. Until we get a glimpse of that fantastic costume, check out this InStyle feature where fashion designers sketch their interpretations of the dress. Some of them are pretty incredible (like the one by Charlotte Ronson), while others are incredibly boring (really, Tommy Hilfiger? That’s the best you could do?).
Here are the rest of the new books purchased with the funds raised from the Scholastic book fair. Again, I want to thank everyone who purchased books, bookmarks, pencils, erasers, and “Stop Bullying” bracelets during October’s fair. Every little bit helped, and we were able to get a total of 51 shiny new books!
- Maximum Ride : The Angel Experiment by James Patterson
- Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
- Pokemon Black and White Vol. 1 by Hidenori Kusaka
- Pop by Gordon Korman
- Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly
- Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Mayberry
- Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks
- Shaken by Eric Walters
- Skeleton Creek #4 : The Raven by Patrick Carman
- Soul Surfer by Bethany Hamilton
- The Dark Deeps by Arthur Slade
- The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch
- The Juvie Three by Gordon Korman
- The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks
- The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly
- The Maze Runner by James Dashner
- The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan
- The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan
The Vampire Stalker by Allison van Diepen
- The Vampire’s Promise by Caroline B. Cooney
Here are some of the new books purchased with the funds raised from the Scholastic book fair. Check the library catalogue to see if the book is on the shelf by clicking on the title.
- A Kiss in Time by Alex Flinn
- Abandon by Meg Cabot
- Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
- Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol
- Ashes by Kathryn Lasky
- Bad Island by Doug TenNapel
- Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
- Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
- Born to Rock by Gordon Korman
- Bystander by James Preller
- Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson
- Dark Fire by Chris d’Lacey
- Darklight by Lesley Livingston
- Distant Waves : A Novel of the Titanic by Suzanne Weyn
- End of Days by Eric Walters
- Everlost by Neal Shusterman
- Fever Crumb by Philip Reeve
- Fire World by Chris d’Lacey
Goosebumps Horrorland : Revenge of the Living Dummy by R. L. Stine
- Goosebumps Horrorland : Say Cheese – And Die Screaming! by R. L. Stine
It’s here and it looks amazing! Thoughts?
(I promise this blog is not turning into a Hunger Games news site. I will be posting about our new books from the Scholastic Book Fair shortly.)
I want to thank everyone who came out and supported the recent Scholastic book fair – it was a huge success! My goal was to make $500, but that number was nearly doubled. We generated $963.75 in sales, from which we got to keep $535.00 to purchase new Scholastic books for the library! Stay tuned for a list of the shiny new books.
And thanks for all the volunteers who helped with the setup and the cash. You were great!