Middle School Assemby Part 1

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  • Middle School Assemby Part 1

    1. 1. BEST BOOKS FOR BOYS Grades 5-8 Polly Gilbert Library Director & US Librarian Cinda Thoma MS Librarian St. Mark’s School of Texas September 2007 [email_address] [email_address]
    2. 2. <ul><li>“ A good book for a boy is </li></ul><ul><li>one he wants to read.” </li></ul><ul><li>- Moloney </li></ul>
    3. 3. Selection Criteria <ul><li>High Interest for Boys </li></ul><ul><li>Notable Award Winners </li></ul><ul><li>Student Choices </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Colleague Recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>Currency (post 2000 publication) </li></ul><ul><li>Tried and True </li></ul>
    4. 4. Best Books for Young Adults 2006 and 2007 <ul><li>Booklist </li></ul><ul><li>Young Adults 12-18 </li></ul>
    5. 5. 2006 Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler’s Shadow Bartoletti, Susan
    6. 6. 2007 Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults <ul><li>The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Anderson, M. T. </li></ul>
    7. 7. 2007 Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults The Book Thief Zusak, Markus
    8. 8. 2007 Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults <ul><li>The King of </li></ul><ul><li>Attolia </li></ul><ul><li>Turner, Megan Whalen </li></ul>
    9. 9. 2007 Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults <ul><li>Samurai Shortstop </li></ul><ul><li>Gratz, Alan </li></ul>
    10. 10. 2007 Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>The Trap </li></ul><ul><li>Smelcer, John </li></ul>
    11. 11. 2007 2006
    12. 12. 2007 Alex Awards Books for Young Adults <ul><li>Black Swan Green </li></ul><ul><li>Mitchell, David </li></ul>
    13. 13. 2007 Alex Awards Books for Young Adults <ul><li>The Blind Side </li></ul><ul><li>Lewis, Michael </li></ul>
    14. 14. 2007 Alex Awards Books for Young Adults <ul><li>The Book of Lost Things </li></ul><ul><li>Connolly, John </li></ul>
    15. 15. 2007 Alex Awards Books for Young Adults <ul><li>The Thirteenth Tale </li></ul><ul><li>Setterfield, Diane </li></ul>
    16. 16. 2007 Alex Awards Books for Young Adults <ul><li>The Whistling Season </li></ul><ul><li>Doig, Ivan </li></ul>
    17. 18. 2006 Booklist Editors’ Choice The Long Run Lee Furey
    18. 19. 2006 Booklist Editors’ Choice Non-Fiction Miracle in the Andes Parrado, Nando
    19. 20. Michael L. Printz Award Excellence in Young Adult Literature Booklist Sponsored
    20. 21. 2007 Michael L.Printz Award for Young Adults <ul><li>American </li></ul><ul><li>Born </li></ul><ul><li>Chinese </li></ul><ul><li>Yang, Gene Luen </li></ul>
    21. 22. 2006 Michael L. Printz Award Honor Book Black Juice Lanagan, Margo
    22. 23. Readers’ Choices <ul><li>Student Suggestions </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty recommendations </li></ul>
    23. 24. Readers’ Choices <ul><li>Across the </li></ul><ul><li>Nightingale Floor </li></ul><ul><li>Hearn, Lian </li></ul>
    24. 25. Readers’ Choices Bad Boy: A Memoir Myers, Walter Dean
    25. 26. Readers’ Choices <ul><li>Balzac </li></ul><ul><li>And the </li></ul><ul><li>Little Chinese </li></ul><ul><li>Seamstress </li></ul><ul><li>Sijie, Dai </li></ul>
    26. 27. Readers’ Choices <ul><li>Beatles Art </li></ul><ul><li>Edited by </li></ul><ul><li>Webb, Linda & Jeffrey </li></ul>
    27. 28. Readers’ Choices <ul><li>The Boy Who </li></ul><ul><li>Fell Out of </li></ul><ul><li>the Sky </li></ul><ul><li>Dornstein, Ken </li></ul>
    28. 29. Readers’ Choices <ul><li>The </li></ul><ul><li>City of Ember </li></ul><ul><li>DuPrau, Jeanne </li></ul>
    29. 30. Readers’ Choices <ul><li>Code Orange </li></ul><ul><li>Cooney, Caroline B. </li></ul>

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