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And the winner is….

Thanks to all of you who participated. This year CCRSB students cast 1782 votes either by paper ballot or online.

“There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island.” -Walt Disney


The Prix Farniente

We Are All Made of Molecules has won the Prix Farniente in Belgium! The Prix Farniente is a literary prize created in 2000 for teenagers aged 12 to 16.

L.A. Times Book Prize in Young Adult Literature

The L.A. Times Book awards were presented Friday night at USC just before the opening of the two-day L.A. Times Festival of Books. I am pleased to report that Frances Hardinge’s The Lie Tree won in the young adult literature category.

2014 TRCA Winning Author

Malala Yousafzai, author of I Am Malala, received honourary Canadian citizenship today. Malala’s book was the winning title for CCRSB’s 2014 TRCA.

We Are All Made Of Molecules: A 2017 MYRCA Nominee

We Are All Made of Molecules by Susin Nielsen is one of eighteen books nominated for the Manitoba Young Reader’s Choice Award.

Becky Albertalli with Entertainment Weekly

In this EW interview Becky Albertalli discusses how her new book, The Upside of Unrequited, features cameos from those in Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. The author also discusses her upcoming third book, which will be the sequel to Simon with Leah’s point of view, and the Simon movie.

Movie News: Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda

Veep star Tony Hale has recently joined the cast of Fox 2000’s coming-of-age story Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda.

The studio began developing the movie in October after it picked up movie rights to Becky Albertalli’s 2015 book about sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier.

The cast includes Jennifer Garner, Katherine Langford, Alexandra Shipp, Logan Miller and Talitha Bateman.

Welcome to TRCA 2017.

CCRSB Teen Reader’s Choice Award is back!

The Chignecto-Central Regional School Board’s Teen Reader’s Choice Award is back for its sixth year!

“The Teen Reader’s Choice Award introduces all Grade 7 to 12 students to 10 titles that were thoughtfully and carefully selected by CCRSB Library Services staff, and encourages them to read, discuss, and voice their opinions,” says Jolene Shaw, CCRSB Library Services Manager. “The 10 titles chosen represent a wide variety of today’s best young adult fiction.”

Students will determine the winner of the award by reading, and voting, for their favourite book from March 21st to June 2nd. TRCA is working toward the goal of at least 1,000 student votes this year!

The 2017 Top 10 books are:

  • All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely
  • Audacity by Melanie Crowder
  • Exit, Pursued by a Bear by E. K. Johnston
  • Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
  • The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge
  • The Memory of Light by Francisco X. Stork
  • The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
  • The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes
  • We Are All Made of Molecules by Susin Nielsen
  • Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin

Students are encouraged to read one or more of the Top 10 books and to discuss them in school and online at, or by using the hashtag #TRCA2017 on Facebook and twitter.

The 2017 CCRSB Teen Reader’s Choice Award winning book will be announced on June 13th with a series of in-school awards ceremonies.

Students can track the progress of their favourite books on the Teen Reader’s Choice Award blog and through the #TRCA2017 hashtag.

For more information regarding the Top 10 please check out this youtube video.

2016 TRCA Winner

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And The Winner Is…

The results are in! 565 votes were cast and the winner is Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon.

The full list of nominees, ordered by number of votes received, is:

Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon (99 votes)
All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven (98 votes)
The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson (62 votes)
Nimona by Noelle Stevenson (57 votes)
Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer (51 votes)
We Should Hang Out Sometime: Embarrassingly, a true story by Josh Sundquist (50 votes)
The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin (49 votes)
The Crossover by Kwane Alexander (42 votes)
A Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller (29 votes)
Greenglass House by Kate Milford (28 votes)

CCRSB Library Services would like to extend a huge thank you to all participating students for making this program a great success! It couldn’t have happened without you!

Welcome to TRCA 2016.


The fifth annual CCRSB Teen Reader’s Choice Award kicks off on 8 March 2016! If you are a CCRSB student in grades 7-12, you are invited to read from this year’s list of 10 amazing books and vote for your favourite to be the winner of the CCRSB Teen Reader’s Choice Award.

CCRSB Library Services staff carefully chose the 2016 Top 10 based on the best critical reviews, readers’ reviews, and the books’ performances on well-respected awards lists. These titles represent a wide range of genres and include some of the best fiction and non-fiction published between January, 2014  and December, 2015.

  • All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
  • Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer
  • The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
  • Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
  • Greenglass House by Kate Milford
  • The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson
  • A Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller
  • Nimona by Noella Stevenson
  • The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin
  • We Should Hang Out Sometime: Embarrassingly, a True Story by Josh Sundquist

Participating is easy! Just follow these three steps:

1) Read at least one of the Top 10 titles between March 8th and May 20th. All 10 nominees are available from your school library. If you’ve already read one of the nominated titles, read another! You never know – you may find your new favourite book.

 2) Discuss the books with other CCRSB students on the pages linked at the top of this website. Please remember these rules when submitting comments:

  • Don’t include any identifying information (last name, school, location, etc.).
  • Be respectful of other students’ comments.
  • Use school appropriate language.

3) Until May 20th vote for your favourite book to be the 2015 Teen Reader’s Choice Award Winner! The winning book will be announced on Tuesday, May 31st.

Head to your school library, grab a Top 10 book, and let’s start reading!