Life was different in the Before: before the Ticks began devouring humans in a deadly swarm across America; before the surviving young people were rounded up and quarantined “for their own protection.” These days, we know what those quarantines are—holding pens where human blood is turned into more food for the Ticks. Surrounded by electrical fences, most kids try to survive the Farms by turning on each other…
This week, the American Library Association (ALA) announced the top books, video and audiobooks for children and young adults. See a full list of the young adult category winners on the TCCL Teens Book Awards page.
Getting excited for the March 29th premiere of The Host, based on the book by Stephenie Meyer? Watch two new behind the scenes clips from the movie. Featurette #1 "Meet Melanie Stryder" features star Saoirse Ronan talking about filming the movie, while Featurette #2 "Meet Jared Howe" has star Max Irons describing a very difficult dance scene. Don't forget to read the book before you see the movie!
The Mystery Writers of America have announced the nominees for the 2013 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring mystery fiction, nonfiction, and television. The five nominees for Best Young Adult Mystery Book of 2012 are listed below. Happy reading!
Emily's Dress and Other Missing Things by Kathryn Burak
The Edge of Nowhere by Elizabeth George
Crusher by Niall Leonard
Monday, Jan. 21, 2013 @ Rudisill Regional Library 1-4PM The competition is free and open to ages 5 and older. Categories are: ages 5-11, 12-16, 17-adult, professional and hydraulics. We will award first, second and third place prizes within each category. No premanufactured cars are allowed, except in hydraulics. For all ages. Contact email@example.com or call 918-549-7647 for questions.