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Garden State Teen Book Awards 2013 Ballot – Fiction Grades 6-8

Last week was the first day of deliberations for the GSTBA 2013 ballot. Thankfully everyone played nice and we were able to get a list together without too much bloodshed (I’m not so optimistic when it comes time to discuss the Grade 9-12 fiction list!). In no particular order, here are the titles:

  1. Scrawl by Mark Shulman
  2. Countdown by Deborah Wiles
  3. A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park
  4. Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool
  5. Fever Crumb by Philip Reeve
  6. Trash by Andy Mulligan
  7. Crazy by Han Nolan
  8. Heist Society by Ally Carter
  9. 90 Miles to Havana by Enrique Flores-Galbis
  10. The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger
  11. Half Brother by Kenneth Oppel
  12. Mockingbird by Katherine Erskine
  13. Sons of Liberty by Alexander and Joseph Lagos
  14. After Ever After by Jordan Sonnenblick
  15. Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper
  16. Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce
  17. A Small Free Kiss in the Dark by Glenda Millard
  18. Mindblind by Jennifer Roy
  19. Shooting Kabul by N.H. Senzai
  20. The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
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Garden State Teen Book Awards 2012 Ballot

After tons of reading and much deliberation, librarians from around New Jersey have finalized the ballot for the 2012 Garden State Teen Book Awards.  This past Friday was our last meeting, during which we debated non-fiction for grades 6-12.   See the full ballot below!

Fiction:  Grades 6-8

  1. Anything But Typical by Nora Raleigh Baskin
  2. All the Broken Pieces by Ann Burg
  3. The Red Blazer Girls: The Ring of Rocamadour by Michael D. Bell
  4. Because I Am Furniture by Talia Chaltas
  5. A Brief History of Montmaray by Michelle Cooper
  6. The Maze Runner  by James Dashner
  7. Crossing Stones by Helen Frost
  8. The Brooklyn Nine:  A Novel in Nine Innings by Alan Gratz
  9. My Life in Pink & Green by Lisa Greenwald
  10. The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han
  11. The Best Bad Luck I Ever Had by Kristin Levine
  12. The Rock and the River by Kekla Magoon
  13. Heart of a Shephard by Roseanne Parry
  14. Lockdown:  Escape from Furnace by Alexander Gordon Smith
  15. Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith
  16. Heroes of the Valley by Jonathan Stroud
  17. Tales from Outer Suburbia by Shaun Tan
  18. Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
  19. The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams
  20. Malice by Chris Wooding

Fiction:  Grades 9-12

  1. Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
  2. Tales of the Madman Underground:  An Historical Romance 1973 by John Barnes
  3. Rosie and Skate by Beth Ann Bauman
  4. Going Bovine by Libba Bray
  5. Hate List by Jennifer Brown
  6. Fire:  A Companion to Graceling by Kristin Cashore
  7. We Were Here by Matt de la Pena
  8. After by Amy Efaw
  9. If I Stay by Gayle Forman
  10. Soul Enchilada by David MacInnis Gill
  11. Into the Wild Nerd Yonder:  My Life on the Dork Side by Julie Halpern
  12. The Reformed Vampire Support Group by Catherine Jinks
  13. Almost Perfect by Brian Katcher
  14. I Kill Giants by Joe Kelly & J.M. Ken Nimura
  15. Ash by Malinda Lo
  16. Flash Burnout by L. K. Madigan
  17. Purple Heart by Patricia McCormick
  18. The Devil’s Paintbox by Victoria McKernan
  19. Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco X. Stork
  20. The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey

Nonfiction:  Grades 6-12

  1. The Great and Only Barnum:  The Tremendous, Stupendous Life of Showman P. T. Barnum by Candace Fleming
  2. The Elements:  A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe by Theodore Gray
  3. Charles and Emma:  The Darwins’ Leap of Faith by Deborah Heligman
  4. Claudette Colvin:  Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose
  5. Clara’s War:  One Girl’s Story of Survival by Clara Kramer and Stephen Glantz
  6. Genius of Common Sense:  Jane Jacobs and the Story of the Death and Life of Great American Cities by Glenna Lang and Marjory Wunsch
  7. Anne Frank:  Her Life in Words and Pictures from the Archives of the Anne Frank House by Menno Metselaar and Ruud van der Rol
  8. Truce:  The Day the Soldiers Stopped Fighting by Jim Murphy
  9. AD New Orleans:  After the Deluge by Josh Neufeld
  10. Marching for Freedom:  Walk Together, Children, and Don’t You Grow Weary by Elizabeth Patridge
  11. Are You Afraid Yet?  The Science Behind Scary Stuff by Stephen James O’Meara
  12. Tofu Quilt by Ching Yeung Russell
  13. WWE Encyclopedia:  The Definitive Guide to World Wrestling Entertainment by Brian Shields and Kevin Sullivan
  14. Stitches: A Memoir by David Small
  15. I Can’t Keep My Own Secrets:  Six-Word Memoirs by Teens Famous and Obscure by Larry Smith and Rachel Fershleiser
  16. Almost Astronauts:  13 Women Who Dared to Dream by Tanya Lee Stone
  17. The Skateboarding Field Manuel by Ryan Stutt
  18. Deadly Perils:  And How to Avoid Them by Tracey Turner and Richard Horne
  19. Written in Bone:  Buried Lives of Jamestown and Colonial Maryland by Sally M. Walker
  20. I’m DownA Memoir by Mishna Wolff

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