Teri S. Lesesne Sam houston state university Department of library science New Books for Every Age
So many books, so little time… Narrowing down to the ones you need/want: Award lists such as Newbery, Caldecott, King, Printz New awards such as Sibert, Belpre, Morris Walden Award Amazon lists Teens Top Ten Reviewing Journals Surveying the students
Teens top ten Paper Towns by John Green (Penguin/Dutton) Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic) City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare (Simon & Schuster/Margaret K. McElderry) Identical by Ellen Hopkins (Simon & Schuster/Margaret K. McElderry) The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (HarperCollins) Wake by Lisa McMann (Simon & Schuster/Simon Pulse) Untamed by P.C. and Kristin Cast (St. Martin's Griffin) The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart (Disney-Hyperion) Gracelingby Kristin Cashore (Harcourt/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Multiple stars five stars--WINTERGIRLS by Laurie Halse AndersonCHARLES AND EMMA by Deborah HeiligmanCLAUDETTE COLVIN by Phillip HooseWHEN YOU REACH ME by Rebecca SteadMARCELO IN THE REAL WORLD by Francisco StorkTALES FROM OUTER SUBURBIA by Shaun Tan
Multiple stars four stars--CATCHING FIRE by Suzanne CollinsIF I STAY by Gayle FormanTHE EVOLUTION OF CALPURNIA TATE by Jacqueline KellyA SEASON OF GIFTS by Richard PeckHEROES OF THE VALLEY by Jonathan StroudTHE FROG SCIENTIST by Pamela Turner
6 word memoirs FIVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS AND TWO OBITUARIES.YOU'RE THE PARENT. ACT LIKE ONE.EXAGGERATION IS THE SPICE OF LIFE.GOD ABANDONED ME, SO I RECIPROCATED.I NEVER GOT MY HOGWARTS LETTER. (could be Hank Green's memoir?)WOULD BE SLUT GIVEN THE CHANCE.YOU MADE ME STRONGER. THANKS, RAPIST.MEASURED OUT MY LIFE IN LITERATURE.LIFE IS FULL OF "AWKWARD TURTLE" MOMENTS.INSERT MELODRAMATIC CLICHE-TEEN ICK HERE.
68 There are many ways to describe Ms. Underdorf.
She was brilliant and joyous, and she believed-probably correctly-that libraries contain the answers to everything, and that if you can’t find the information you seek in the library, then such information probably does not exist in this or any other parallel universe now or ever to be known.
She was thoughtful and kind and always believed the best of everybody. She was, above all else, a master librarian and knew where to find any book on any subject in the shortest possible time.
"Brevity gets right to the point doesn't dawdle, dicker, or delay always short and sweet whenever there is something to do or say brevity comes in handy when you are subject to a chewing out a bout of the flu a pain in the neck or waiting in line for the loo in fact, this poem has gone on so long that its recital would no longer qualify as an example of its title" 77