09 May 2009

2009-2010 Sunshine State Reader List for Grades 6-8

The 2009-2010 Sunshine State Reader's Award Program list is out now and the new titles look interesting. Some of them are definitely for younger teens while others will be great for the older ones. Drum roll please. . .

Wing Nut by Mary Auch
The Misadventures of Maude March by Audrey Couloumbis
Into the Wild by Sarah Beth Durst
Dragon Slippers by Jessica Day George
Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix
All the Lovely Bad Ones by Mary Downing Hahn
Airball: My Life in Briefs by Lisa Hakrader
Gabriel's Horses by Alison Hart
Go Big or Go Home by Will Hobbs
La Linea by Ann Jaramillo
Schooled by Gordon Korman
Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet by Sherri L. Smith
First Light by Rebecca Stead
Runaway by Wendy VanDraanen

It will be interesting to see how the middle schoolers will vote at the end of the next school year.

2009-2010 Florida Teens Read List

It's that time again for the new book lists to appear!
This year's Florida Teens Read books are : (drumroll, please)

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockheart
Generation Dead by Daniel Waters
Gym Candy by Carl Deuker
Homeboyz by Alan Lawrence Sitomer
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
The Last Exit to Normal by Michael B. Harmon
Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
The Market by J.M. Steele
Shark Girl by Kelly Bingham
Shift by Jennifer Bradbury
Suck it Up by Brian Meehl
Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson
Three Little Words by Ashley Rhodes-Courter
Unwind by Neal Shusterman

I am so excited about this list. Some of them I've read and loved, others I am eagerly anticipating reading.


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