Teens Read!

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SB&F Prize


The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has an annual award for the best science books.  The 2007 winners are:

Picture Book:

An Egg Is Quiet by Dianna Hutts Aston.

Middle Grades:

Team Moon by Catherine Thimmesh.

Young Adult:

Tigerland and other unintended destinations by Eric Dinerstein.

Hands On Science:

Thomas Edison for Kids by Laurie M. Carlson. 

CLA 2007 YA Shortlist

The Canadian Library Association has announced the shortlist for their 2007 Young Adult Book Award.  The award is limited to English-language Canadian works published in 2006 for the ages of 13-18.

Mud Girl by Alison Acheson.

The Blue Helmet by William Bell.

Johnny Kellock Died Today by Hadley Dyer.

Hello, Groin by Beth Goobie.

The View from a Kite by Maureen Hull.

Droughtlanders by Carrie Mac.

Featherless Bipeds by Richard Scarsbrook.

Megiddo’s Shadow by Arthur Slade.

101 Ways to Dance by Kathy Stinson.

Me and the Blondes by Teresa Toten.