YALSA (The Young Adult Library Services Association) has a database to help you find great teen books. You can search by author, title, year and even GENRE. So, if you just love adventure novels, or romantic books, you can find a convenient list in one place.
Check out the database here: http://booklists.yalsa.net/
This week is Freedom to Read Week in Canada. It’s a week where we celebrate and think about intellectual freedom. It is something that is guaranteed to us under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and censorship is something that directly violates this charter. Sadly books have been challenged and banned in libraries across North America.
So, why is Freedom to Read Week important?
In the Trump age of “alternative facts”, how can you tell if something is real or not when you find it on the Internet? This infographic from IFLA’s blog is here to help!
Not sure which Alpha Read is for you? Check out the book trailers below made by Ms. Manhas’ Honours 9 English class. They give you a glimpse into each book’s plot and can help you figure out which one to read first!
After you finish reading one of our ten Alpha Reads for 2017, make sure to fill in a ballot to be entered to win weekly prizes, and a grand prize in May!
(you may enter once for each book you read from the list)
You might be thinking, “What’s a blind date with a book?”… Well, we have wrapped up a number of our most popular titles and the only way you can pick your “date” is by the few word description on the front. Now you quite literally can’t judge a book by its cover. You just have to go with your gut and make a split second decision about whether or not the book is right for you. Let us know if your date is a dud, or a complete hit!
Check out some readers finding out the true identity of their blind date books in the video below.
With the beginning of semester 2 comes the launch of our new Alpha Reads! 10 amazing titles have been chosen that include sci-fi, fantasy, realism and everything in between.
Check out the video below for some information about this year’s picks and remember to take a ballot and enter our draw every time you read one of the 2017 titles. There will be a weekly Friday draw for small prizes as well as a GRAND PRIZE draw in May. So get reading!