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Welcome to TRCA 2014! Get ready to read…

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CCRSB Library Services staff carefully chose the 2014 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, 2012  and January, 2013. They are (in alphabetical order by title):

  • The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
  • The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider
  • Bomb: The Race to Build – And Steal – The World’s Most Powerful Weapon by Steve Sheinkin
  • Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
  • Every Day by David Levithan
  • Far Far Away by Tom McNeal
  • I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb
  • Never Fall Down by Patricia McCormick
  • Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong by Prudence Shen and Faith Erin Hicks
  • Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
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Announcing the 2013 Top 10 nominees!

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The second CCRSB Teen Reader’s Choice Award kicks off this week! If you are a CCRSB student in grades 7-12, you are invited to read from this year’s list of 10 amazing nominated books and vote for your favourite to be the winner of the CCRSB Teen Reader’s Choice Award. Last year, The Hunger Games won with almost 600 votes.

The 2013 Top 10 books have been carefully selected by CCRSB Library Services staff. They represent a wide range of genres and include some of the best fiction published between January, 2011  and January, 2012. They are (in alphabetical order):

Participating is easy! Just follow these three steps:

1) Read at least one of the Top 10 titles between February 4 and May 3. 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) During the reading period,  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) Vote for your favourite book online or in your school library between April 22 and May 3. The book with the most votes will be announced as the winner on Tuesday, May 14.

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

Announcing Your Top 10 Nominees!

The response to the award has been fantastic! CCRSB Library Services staff collected about 2,500 nomination forms from across the board and almost 1,000 different titles were submitted for consideration! Of those books, these are the 10 most loved by CCRSB teens (in alphabetical order):

Read at least one of these books between now and May 14. If you’ve already read one of the Top 10, try reading another that is different from what you would normally read. Maybe you’ll find your new favourite book! For every book you read between now and May 14, your librarian will enter your name into a draw for a set of the Top 10 books.

Discuss the books on the pages linked at the top of the blog. Remember these rules when submitting comments:

  1. Don’t include any identifying information (last name, school, location, etc.).
  2. Be respectful of other students commenting on the blog.
  3. Use school-appropriate language.

If you are in grades 7-12, you can participate (even if you didn’t nominate a book).

Let’s get reading!