Monday, January 31, 2011

100 Teen Books for the Feminist Reader

This is possibly one of the coolest lists ever compiled. I wanted to highlight just a few of my favorites that made the list, but those few quickly became DOZENS. Dozens, I tell you.

Such an awesome list. So, go. Take a look at the awesome, and share in the comments one or two of your favorites that made the list (or a glaring missed title) and your comment will randomly enter you in to win a....

copy of INCARCERON by Catherine Fisher.

You have until Sunday, February 6th, midnight, to enter. And don't forget to enter the Wesley Payne contest!

Only students in grades 6-12 who can pick their winnings up at one of the 21 Sno-Isle Libraries are eligible to win.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Teen Review of the Week: Rock Star Superstar by Blake Nelson

Rock Star Superstar by Blake Nelson

Blake Nelson’s book, Rock Star Superstar, revolves around Pete McGrady’s vision of being successful. Pete’s journey begins as a sophomore bassist playing in the band Mad Skillz. But when they can’t get off the ground due to absence of enthusiasm, Pete’s friend Kevin employs him and a couple other friends to be in his alternate rock band. Showtime!

My Thoughts:
Kids who have an interest in bands and music will definitely adore this book. There are numerous parts that talk about the exhilarating experience known as playing live and just being in a band. I really enjoyed Blake Nelson’s unique writing style. Mind-numbing authors state the obvious, but noble authors like Blake Nelson subtly imply it.

Musicians, Teens, Awesome People.

--J.S., grade 9, Marysville

I'm going to send J.S. a free book up in Marysville. Laura, the teen librarian there, will let J.S. know when it arrives!

Submit your review for a chance at a free book!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Delirium Winner!

The random winner of the advance copy of Lauren Oliver's Delirium is...:

Kj said...
I'm really excited about the Hunger Games movie, I'm actually planning a day with a couple friends of mine where we chill out together for the whole day and then go to the theater and see it together. We have some super high hopes for this movie!! Let's hope it is absolutely fantastic! =)
-Krystal J

January 24, 2011 4:57 PM

KJ, please email me a jparker [at] sno-isle [dot] org and tell me your full name, phone number, and which branch you'd like to pick Delirium up at!

Don't forget to enter to win Sean Beaudoin's new title You Killed Wesley Payne!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

You Killed Wesley Payne by Sean Beaudoin: Now With Giveaway!

This book trailer is the best I've seen in a while, so I thought I'd share.

We are still waiting for this to be released, but you can place a hold on You Killed Wesley Payne by local author Sean Beaudoin!

Don't forget to submit a review when you finish, and let us know what you thought!

Hey - I've just learned that we actually have a free copy of this to give away! Let me know what you think of the trailer, and why that makes you want to read this book, and I'll pick a random commenter to win! You've got until midnight on Thursday February 3 to comment (and don't forget about that other giveaway, too!).

Only students in grades 6-12 who can pick their winnings up at one of the 21 Sno-Isle Libraries are eligible to win.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Release Date for the Hunger Games Movie!

Just a quick post to tell you that they've announced the release date for the movie:

March 23, 2012

That's practically only one year away!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Upcoming Movies Based on Awesome Teen Books

I Am Number Four is just the latest in the slew of teen books becoming movies, according to Word & Film.

All of these movies will soon be heading to a large screen near you. If you haven't already read them, be sure to place them on hold before everybody else catches on:

Fallen by Lauren Kate

Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (but you guys are all over this one!)

Incarceron by Catherine Fisher
According to the article, "Taylor Lautner is attached to star." (!!!)

Matched by Ally Condie

The Maze Runner by James Dashner

The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare

Read the full article for the full scoop!

Which of these are you most excited about? Have you got your eye on a different movie you can't wait to see? Share in the comments and one commenter will win an ADVANCE COPY of Lauren Oliver's DELIRIUM. It's not out until February, and the library hasn't even purchased it yet. While you wait you can place yourself on hold for Oliver's first book, Before I Fall.

Comment by midnight on Friday, January 28th, and I'll announce the winner on Saturday!

Only students in grades 6-12 who can pick their winnings up at one of the 21 Sno-Isle Libraries are eligible to win.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Winner of PINK!

The random winner of PINK by Lili Wilkinson is, with this comment:

I think flash mobs are really cool, and extremely entertaining to watch. I haven't participated in one, but it sounds like fun! If it were my choice, I'd have everyone interested in participating synchronize their watches and freeze for 5 minutes at either Pike's Place Market or the food court at a mall.
-Krystal J
December 30, 2010 9:37 PM

Krystal, please email me at jparker [at] with your phone number and the Sno-Isle Library you'd like to pick your advance copy of PINK up at.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Printz vs. Mock Printz

Everyone has heard of the Newbery Award, but not everyone realizes there is a similar award for teen books called the Michael L. Printz Award.

Last week we had a Mock Printz event at the Mukilteo Library, where we discussed 10 great books trying to guess which might be the winner. After a lively discussion, these were our results:

Winner: Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi (22 points)

Honor Books:

A Conspiracy of Kings (7 points) and

They Called Themselves the K.K.K.: The Birth of an American Terrorist Group (13 points)

YALSA announced the actual Printz winners today:

Winner: Ship Breaker

by Paolo Bacigalupi.

Honor Books:

Stolen by Lucy Christopher

Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King

Revolver by Marcus Sedgwick

Nothing by Janne Teller

Read more about them here:

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Mock Printz Tonight!

Calling all Great Readers!

Tonight is Sno-Isle's official Mock Printz! This year it is open to everyone, so from 5:30-8:30pm tonight at Mukilteo Library you'll find ardent book lovers battling it out to select the best book from our finalists:

1. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
2. A Conspiracy of Kings by Megan Whalen Turner
3. Happyface by Stephen Emond
4. The Last Summer of the Death Warriors by Francisco X. Stork
5. The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney
6. Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi
7. The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
8. They Called Themselves the K.K.K.: The Birth of an American
orist Group by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
9. White Cat by Holly Black
10. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan

Hope to see you tonight, but if you can't make it, definitely put these ten books on your reading list!