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CCRSB Teen Reader’s Choice Award Winner

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!

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READy, Set, Vote!

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!

New Books – Scholastic Book Fair

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author Visit – Sue Goyette

I am excited to announce that local author Sue Goyette will be visiting students in grades 11 and 12 on Tuesday, March 20.

Sue Goyette lives in Halifax and has published three books of poems (The True Names of Birds, Undone and outskirts) and one novel (Lures). She’s been nominated for several awards, including the Governor General’s Award for Poetry. Her poetry has appeared on the Toronto subway system, in wedding vows and spray-painted on a sidewalk somewhere in St. John, New Brunswick. Sue has taught at the Banff Centre for the Arts, the Blue Heron Workshop, the Sage Hill Experience and currently teaches in the Creative Writing Program at Dalhousie University.

Biography from the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia.

Top 10!

The Top 10 nominees for the first CCRSB Teen Reader’s Choice award have been announced! 2,500 nomination forms were submitted and the 10 best-loved books across the board are (in alphabetical order):

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!

 

New Hunger Games Movie Poster! (With Bonus Fire Dress)

Here’s a lovely (early) Christmas present for all you Suzanne Collins fans  – the new  poster for The Hunger Games movie:

Lionsgate, via E!Online

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?).

New Books – Part 2

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!

 

 

New Books – Part 1

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.

  


 

Hunger Games Trailer!

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.)

A Quick Book Fair Update

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!