Monthly Archives: January 2012

Printz Award Winner


The 2012 Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature is:

Where Things Come Back

Written by John Corey Whaley

“Witty, sardonic Cullen Witter agonizes over the disappearance of his beloved brother, Gabriel, while everyone else in his stiflingly dull Arkansas town thrills to the apparent return of a long-extinct woodpecker. Kidnapping, bromance, arcane religious texts, and ornithology collide in this ground-breaking coming-of-age tale.

“Straightforward, yet increasingly complex, this novel masterfully weaves together themes of brotherhood, friendship, loss and religious obsession,” said Printz Award Committee Chair Erin Helmrich.”

Click here for the 2012 Printz Honor Books.


We LOVE Glogster


Check out Jessica’s first project! (She loves Harper Lee even more than she loves Glogster.)

Use Glogster to create posters for book report assignments, civics projects and more.

Check out our “Resources” link on the far right side of our blog for more fun tools.

The YA Book Award Announcements are Almost Here!


Many of the best awards for young adult literature are released at the end of January. We can’t wait! Do you look most forward to hearing about the Alex Awards? The Printz? Maybe the Teen Nutmeg Nominees here in CT? Check out this list to learn more about each of them. Here in the teen department, we most enjoy the YALSA Teen’s Top Ten. Get ready, the announcements are soon to be posted here on the blog!

Click here to see the YALSA Best of the Best from 2011.

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What’s Your Favorite Way to Enjoy A Book?


It’s starting to feel like the options are endless!