2013 Teens’ Top Ten Announced

A number of Mira Costa students participated in voting for this year’s for this year’s Teens’ Top Ten during  Teen Read Week. Here is a list of the winning books just announced:

  1. “Code Name Verity” by Elizabeth Wein (Disney/Hyperion)
  2. “The False Prince” by Jennifer A. Nielsen (Scholastic/Scholastic Press)
  3. “Insurgent” by Veronica Roth (Harper Collins/Katherine Tegen Books)
  4. “Pushing the Limits” by Katie McGarry (Harlequin Teen)
  5. “Poison Princess” by Kresley Cole (Simon & Schuster)
  6. “The Raven Boys” by Maggie Stiefvater (Scholastic/Scholastic Press)
  7. “Crewel” by Gennifer Albin (Macmillan/Farrar Straus Giroux)
  8. “Every Day” by David Levithan (Random House/Alfred A. Knopf)
  9. “Kill Me Softly” by Sarah Cross (Egmont)
  10. “Butter” by Erin Jade Lange (Bloomsbury)

How many have you read? How about making it a goal to read all ten? Come to the Mira Costa Library to check one of the books out. We don’t have every title yet, we will soon!

Manhattan Beach Public Library Bookmark Contest

Each year, the Manhattan Beach Public Library sponsors a Bookmark Contest. It’s not too late for Costa students to enter! Bring your design to the Mira Costa library by Thursday, October 24, and we will get it to the Manhattan Beach Library as a contest entry. We will also turn it into real bookmarks that will be distributed to students in our library. Mira Costa students love picking up bookmarks designed by fellow classmates when they borrow library books. So, please click Bookmark_Contest_Form to print out a bookmark form, and design one today!

Teen Read Week 2013


October 13 -19 is Teen Read Week, a national celebration of reading sponsored by YALSA, the Young Adult Services Association of the American Library Association. This year’s theme is “Seek the Unknown @ Your Library,” encouraging you to explore something new! Each year, YALSA posts books nominated for the “Teens’ Top Ten” by teenagers from all over the United States, and invites teens to vote for the Top Ten of the year.

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Please check the list of this year’s nominees, vote for up to three you loved, and consider reading some of the others! You can see many of the nominees and previous years’ winners at the Mira Costa Library. Come by today! Voting for the Teens Top Ten closes October 19, so don’t miss the deadline!

Here’s the list of nominees for 2013:

1. Albin, Gennifer. Crewel.
Macmillan/Farrar Straus Giroux. 2012. (9780374316419).

2. Banks, AnnaOf Poseidon.
Macmillan/Feiwel & Friends. 2012. (9781250027368).

3. Cabot, Meg. Underworld.
Scholastic/Point. 2012. (9780545284110).

4, Cashore, Kristin. Bitterblue.
Penguin Group/Dial. 2012. (9780803734739).

5. Cole, Kresley. Poison Princess.
Simon & Schuster. 2012. (9781442436640).

6. Cooner, Donna. Skinny.
Scholastic/Point. 2012. (9780545427630).

7. Cross, Sarah. Kill Me Softly.
Egmont. 2012. (9781606843239).

8. Damico, Gina. Croak.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/Graphia. 2012. (9780547608327).

9. Fukuda, Andrew. The Hunt.
Macmillan/St. Martin’s Griffin. 2012. (9781250005298).

10. Harstad, Johan. 172 Hours on the Moon.
Little, Brown & Company. 2012. (9780316182881).

11. Hartman, Rachel. Seraphina.
Random House. 2012. (9780375866562).

12. Hocking, Amanda. Wake.
Macmillan/St. Martin’s Griffin. 2012. (9781250005649).

13. Hopkins, Ellen. Tilt.
Simon & Schuster/Margaret K. McElderry Books. 2012 .(9781416983309).

14. Kontis, Alethea. Enchanted.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 2012. (9780547645704).

15. LaFevers, Robin. Grave Mercy.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 2012. (9780544022492).

16. Lange, Erin Jade. Butter.
Bloomsbury. 2012. (9781599907802).

17. Laybourne, EmmyMonument 14.
Macmillan/Feiwel & Friends. 2012. (9780312569037).

18. Levithan, David. Every Day.
Random House/Alfred A. Knopf. 2012. (9780307931887).

19. Lowry, Lois. Son.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 2012. (9780547887203).

20. Lyga, BarryI Hunt Killers.
Little, Brown & Company. 2012. (9780316125833).

21. McGarry, Katie. Pushing the Limits.
Harlequin Teen. 2012. (9780373210862).

22. Nielsen, Jennifer. The False Prince.
Scholastic/Scholastic Press. 2012. (9780545284141)

23. Picoult, Jodi. Between the Lines.
Simon & Schuster/Simon Pulse. 2012. (9781451635812).

24. Rhodes, Morgan. Falling Kingdoms.
Penguin Group/Razorbill. 2012. (9781595145840).

25. Roth, Veronica. Insurgent.
Harper Collins/Katherine Tegen Books. 2012. (9780062024039).

26. Speer, Scott. Immortal City.
Penguin Group/Razorbill. 2012. (9781595146014).

27. Stiefvater, Maggie. The Raven Boys.
Scholastic/Scholastic Press. 2012. (9780545424929).

28. Wein, Elizabeth. Code Name Verity.
Disney/Hyperion. 2012. (9781423152880).

Link to vote. Don’t forget to vote by October 19. Then, stand by to learn the winners on October 22.
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