Teens’ Top 10

Attention all librarians, teachers, bloggers, and teens!

Votin’ is our sacred American duty!

It’s time to encourage your teens to cast their vote for the Teens’ Top 10

Sponsored by YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) and the YA Galley Committee

The Teens’ Top 10 is the only book award list that is recommended and awarded solely by teens.

***Teens have been reading! 15 teen groups sifted through Advance Reader’s Copies/Galleys to find the best books for teens published in 2006 and 2007.

***This year, 25 titles made it through the laborious process and were nominated for the Teens’ Top 10. In order to be nominated, a book must be selected by 3 different teens from within these 15 groups.

***Now, we need teens from all over the United States to vote on the Top 10!

To do List

For Librarian — Set up a voting station and inform your teens with the 5 W’s about Teens’ Top 10 voting. For more information about the Teens’ Top 10 (as well as promotion ideas), please visit the website. Get the information below into teens’ hands

For Teens — Voting opens during Teen Read Week, October 14-20, 2007. We want to know which titles you think deserve the title of Teens’ Top 10. Twenty-five titles have been nominated by teens just like you as the best reads of 2006-2007. Read as many of the titles as you can before October 14, 2007. Teens should visit the website to place their vote anytime during Teen Read Week. We look forward to seeing which books YOU think are the best of the best.

For bloggers — Get the word out about this important initiative.

The YA Galley Committee will count all of these votes to come up with the official list of Teens’ Top 10 for 2007.

Without further ado, these are the 25 nominated titles for Teens’ Top 10 2007:

1. Firegirl by Tony Abbott

2. Clay by David Almond
3. Road of the Dead by Kevin Brooks
4. Secrets of My Hollywood Life by Jen Calonita
5. The Loud Silence of Francine Green by Karen Cushman

6. Just Listen by Sarah Dessen
7. How to Ruin a Summer Vacation by Simone Elkeles
8. In Search of Mockingbird by Loretta Ellsworth
9. The Christopher Killer by Alane Ferguson
10. What Happened to Cass McBride by Gail Giles

11. Hello, Groin by Beth Goobie
12. River Secrets by Shannon Hale
13. Shock Point by April Henry
14. Bad Kitty by Michele Jaffe

15. Born to Rock by Gordon Korman
16. New Moon by Stephanie Meyer
17. Kiki Strike: Inside the Shadow City by Kirsten Miller
18. Prom Anonymous by Blake Nelson
19. Maximum Ride: School’s Out-Forever by James Patterson

20. Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
21. Penelope Bailey Takes the Stage by Susanna Reich
22. All Hallows Eve (13 Stories) by Vivian Vande Velde
23. Skin by Adrienne Maria Vrettos
24. The Unresolved by T.K. Welsh

25. Flora Segunda: Being the Magickal Mishaps of a Girl of Spirit, Her Glass-Gazing Sidekick, Two Ominous Butlers (One Blue), a House with Eleven Thousand Rooms, and a Red Dog by Ysabeau S. Wilce

For more information about the Teens’ Top 10, please visit
http://www.ala.org/ala/yalsa/teenreading/teenstopten/teenstopten.htm

(Posted on behalf of the YA Galley Committee)

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2 Comments

  1. I’d love to find out who the winners were for the Teens Top 10. Where was it announced? I cannot locate it on this blog or the YALSA site.

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