The Teens' Top Ten is a list voted on by teens in public and school libraries across the country about their favorite books of the previous year. The nominations for the 2020 Teens' Top Ten were announced last month.
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While sheltering in place I have been catching up with comic series and graphic novels on my to read list. Hoopla has a great selection of comics/graphic novels that are instantly available to borrow and read using your library card. Here are some of my favorites that I recommend you check out:
This summer, D300 students entering grades 6-12 can read books from one or more award lists or read an article a week. We have the books featured on these award lists on display at the Dundee Library and Randall Oaks.
And you can check out the award lists below to find a title or two (or more!) to read for #D300Reads this summer.
The Best of the Best book lists:
You’ve seen enough “Best Of” lists for 2018 by now, so the Randall Oaks staff thought we’d just share some of our favorites, whether they're critically lauded or not. Here’s a sampling of books and movies that came out last year that we enjoyed for various reasons- they made us think, they made us cry, they were just plain fun, etc.
The Illinois School Library Media Association has announced their winner for the 2018 Bluestem Award!
Every year, the Illinois School Library Media Association nominates twenty books for the Bluestem Award and students across Illinois vote for the book they believe deserves to win. This year's votes have officially been totaled and Illinois students have decided that the winner of the 2018 Bluestem Award is Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson! You can view the voting results here!
If Valentine’s Day was just not your holiday, Mardi Gras might be, and for many people, Mardi Gras is synonymous with New Orleans.
If you can’t make it to the Crescent City for February 28th this year, the following titles will make you feel like you’ve learned something about its complex history and delicious food.
Graphic novels tell stories through text and art. While the exact definition of the term “graphic novel” has been endlessly debated, for the purposes of this blog we will include serialized comics (collected volumes), manga (Japanese comics, which are read from back to front, right to left), and stand-alone works. For my Top 5 graphic novels post, I’m focusing on graphic novels in the teen collection.
Books on TV is back! In the first installment, I talked about crime/mystery shows that are based on books. This second installment will focus on shows that are based on Young Adult books or graphic novels. One of the first things that came to my mind when writing this post was superheroes.