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2016 Teens' Top Ten Winners

The moment everyone has been waiting for is finally here! The 2016 Teens' Top Ten titles are:

  1.  Alive by Chandler Baker. Disney/Hyperion. 9781484706831.
  2.  All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven. Random House/Alfred A. Knopf. 9780385755887.
  3.  The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough. Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books. 9780545668347.
  4.  Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. Macmillan/Henry Holt & Co. 9781627792127.
  5.  Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon. Random House/Delacorte Press. 9780553496642.
  6.  Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone. Disney/Hyperion. 9781484705278.
  7.  The Novice: Summoner: Book One by Taran Matharu. Macmillan/Feiwel & Friends. 9781250080059.
  8.  Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff.  Random House/Alfred A. Knopf. 9780553499117.
  9.  When by Victoria Laurie. Disney/Hyperion. 9781484700082.
  10. Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls. By Lynn Weingarten. Simon & Schuster/Simon Pulse. 9781481418584.

A video<https://youtu.be/9VO4gtXBBh8> and list<http://www.ala.org/yalsa/teenstopten> featuring the winning titles can be found on the Teens' Top Ten<http://www.ala.org/yalsa/teenstopten> page.

Now through December 31, 2016, teens aged 12-18 can nominate their favorite titles to be considered as a 2017 Teens' Top Ten nominee via the public nomination form<http://www.ala.org/yalsa/public-nomination-form>. Book title nominations submitted in the current year will be used for consideration of the following year's list of nominees. For books to be eligible for consideration, they must be published between January 1- December 31, 2016.

Want to learn more about the Teens' Top Ten? Visit www.ala.org/yalsa/teenstopten<http://www.ala.org/yalsa/teenstopten>.

Vote for the Best Teen Book

Voting is now open for the Teens' Top Ten Books. You may vote for up to three titles through October 15. The list contains books nominated by fellow teens as the best books of the previous year. If you haven't read any or many, you now have a great list of teen reads to check out.

Teen Grand Prize Winners

Thank you to all the sixth-twelfth graders who particpated in our summer reading program. You donated 4901 hours of reading this summer as part of our 25,000 hours goal--thank you! Your efforts helped us give $1000 to Special Olympics!

Here are the grand prize winners:

1. Emoji Pillows & Candy – Alison V.
2. Longboard – Justice M.
3. Spyderball Game – Ryan T.
4. Star Wars Monopoly – Jacob M.
5. Skyzone – Brady V.
6. Harry Potter Coloring Books – Veronica M.
7. iTunes gift card – Ethan L.
8. Walmart gift card – Stella M.
9. Manicure set – Jack W.
10. R2D2 Bop-It – Nathan B.
 
Enjoy the rest of your summer, and keep on reading!

Another YA Book Becoming a Movie

Another YA book will be coming to the big screen! The best selling novel, Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon, is scheduled to be released in 2017. The two main characters have been cast according to Teen Vogue. Check out the article about the upcoming movie and the two stars chosen to play Maddie and Olly. What do you think of the choice?

July Events for Teens

Here is what is happening in July for teens (grades 6-12):

  • July 7--Throwback Games in Little Chute at 1:30 p.m. Reminisce with old school games such as Wii bowling and board games.
  • July 7--Ghostbusters Movie Night in Kimberly at 6 p.m. Enjoy the 1984 classic before the theatrical release of the newest Ghostbusters film on July 15. We’ll have themed snacks and popcorn to munch while you watch. Rated PG. 
  • July 11--Macra-Mania! in Little Chute at 1:30 p.m. Learn how to make a bracelet or lanyard using parachute cord.
  • July 21--Teen Movie at 1:30 p.m. in Kimberly. Enjoy a new-to-DVD release with free pizza and soda.
  • July 25--Classic Movie: Chariots of Fire in Little Chute at 1 p.m. This1981 classic is the internationally acclaimed Oscar-winning drama of two very different men who compete as runners in the 1924 Paris Olympics. Refreshments will be served.

Have you been discovering lots of great teen reads? Your hours of reading will really count this summer as we try to reach our goal of 25,000 hours of reading in our effort to raise $1000 for Special Olympics. Be sure to record on your summer reading log the number of hours you've read each week to help us reach that top goal.

Hope to see you at the library!

Emoji Reads

Check out these awesome emoji book plots!

http://www.epicreads.com/blog/emojireads-book-plots-in-140-characters-or-less/

Try to make one of your own with your favorite teen read.

Writing Opportunity for Teens

Need something impressive for your college application? Dear Reader's Teen Book Club is looking for teens who would like to write the "Dear Reader" column for one of the weekly teen books. It's fun, doesn't take a lot of time, and the columns will be published in the Teen Book Club! In addition to great resume material, a brand new bonus is the chance to win books. Each month they will be drawing the names of at least two teen columnists and sending them a free book.
 
Sound great? Email Tiffany at Teen [at] DearReader [dot] com and put I WANT TO BE A TEEN COLUMNIST on the subject line.

Happy New Year of YA Reading

Happy New Year! As we look forward to more great teen books to come in 2016, check out this list of the best of 2015 to make sure you didn't miss any fantastic reads. What were some of your favorites of the past year?