There’s been fun at the library all summer long with the Teen Summer Reading Program. Here are pictures.
Monday, March 2, 2015
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Main Library – Join in the Read Across America celebration and read a picture book to kids ages 4 to 9. Each teen will read one or two picture books to the group. Please arrive at 3:30 pm to choose a book and allow time for practice. The storytime will begin at 4:00 pm. Sign up to be a reader at: https://teensreadtokids.eventbrite.com/
The Michael L. Printz Award is awarded to a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature. The 2015 Printz award goes to… I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson! Printz Honor books are And we Stay by Jenny Hubbard, The Carnival at Bray by Jessie Ann Foley, Grasshoppper Jungle by Andrew Smith and This One Summer by Mariko Tomaki.
Every year BCCLS Youth Services Committee runs their own mock Printz Awards before the REAL awards are announced. The mock winner this year was We Were Liars by E. Lockhart! The mock honor goes to Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith and Gabi, a Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero.
Whether on the real or mock list – these titles are worth a read!
Kids rate their summer reads. What’s your opinion?
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Author: Ransom Riggs
This book deserves 4 ½ stars because although it is not a children’s book, it is an adventurous tale. Follow Jacob on a journey so big it’ll knock your socks off! Skyler, Age 11
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Author: Stephen Chbosky
This book was very relatable. It gave good advice about coming of age and troubled people. The author offered many insights to life and what to expect. Also, he described how everyone thinks differently. Philicia, Age 12
Author: Sarah Dessen
This book is interesting and filled with a lot of excitement. The book is well organized and contains a lot of detail. I can picture the setting, plot and characters in my head. The author makes the characters really exciting. For example, I noticed that each character has a secret. These are the elements in the book I like and admire. Cynthia, Age 13
“Speak” depicts what it is like to be a very shy teen first going into high school, which I feel I can easily relate to. The ending, to me, was the best part. It really showed the importance of your voice and speaking out when something is wrong. Alicia, Age 16
John Green did an amazing job developing the personalities of the characters in this book. When you read it, you feel like you personally know all of the characters. He really tells you what it can be like to try and fit into a new place as a teenager. When Miles, or “Pudge” as his freinds call him, first gets to his sleepaway camp, he feels uncomfortable as he tries to fit in. It was very relatable to other teens that begin new and exciting experiences. Julia, Age 12
I think the book deserves 4 stars because book that helps you understand that even if you’re different, you are special in your own way. Maybe even a superhero type of way. John, Age 12
The author described the Markov family as a strong and caring pack. Every turn and twist they encountered they solved together. Miriam, the older sister, helped the family by sewing and cooking. Yuri, the younger brother, with his grandfather. I really enjoyed how everyone worked very hard to get tickets to America. They wanted to live in a good place. Lillian, Age 11
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