2020 Printz and Alex Award Winners

Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 by Brandy

Early every year, the American Library Association (ALA) hosts its annual Youth Media Awards Press Conference. At this time, authors and illustrators of children’s and young adult literature are recognized for the amazing works they have published over the last year.

The Michael L. Printz Award is given to a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature. It is named for a Topeka, Kansas school librarian who was a long-time active member of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). In addition to this year’s winning title, there were also four honor books chosen:

Award Winner: “Dig” by A.S. King
Honor Book: “The Beast Player” written by Nahoko Uehashi and translated by Cathy Hirano
Honor Book: “Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me” written by Mariko Tamaki and illustrated by Rosemary Valero-O’Connell
Honor Book: “Ordinary Hazards: A Memoir” by Nikki Grimes
Honor Book: “Where the World Ends” by Geraldine McCaughrean

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The Selector’s Selections: February 2020

Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 by Brianna

I have some favorite books that I love to reread. Anything by Tamora Pierce and the Harry Potter books always make my list, and I’m currently rereading A Court of Thorns and Roses. But I absolutely love making time for new books as well! You never know when you’ll fall so completely in love with a book that you immediately buy copies for yourself and all your friends, and give it the place of highest honor on your bookshelf. Anyway, here’s some new books at your library! Continue reading “The Selector’s Selections: February 2020”

2020 March Madness Contenders

Posted on Monday, December 9, 2019 by Brandy

Teen Book ChampPrintable Flyer (PDF)

At the Daniel Boone Regional Library, preparation for March Madness begins in December when we announce our 16 most popular teen books. This gives you over two months to read these titles and get ready to vote for your favorites in the spring. You have through Sunday, March 8 to vote for your favorite 8 books. Then, the competition heats up, as each week in March, young adults vote to narrow down the list of contenders until a single title emerges as the Mid-Missouri teen book champion!

Each round you vote, your name will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win an Amazon Fire tablet. March Madness is open to all teens ages 12-18 who live in either Boone or Callaway County, Missouri. Continue reading “2020 March Madness Contenders”