It's Garden State Teen Book Awards time again! Be sure to check out the display in the teen area that includes ballots and many of the books that are nominated. Here's the full list under the read more.
FICTION - Grades 6-8
¨ The Future of Us. Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler.
¨ Anya’s Ghost. Vera Brosgol.
¨ The Girl of Fire and Thorns. Rae Carson.
¨ Threads and Flames. Esther M. Friesner.
¨ Planet Middle School. Nikki Grimes.
¨ Page by Paige. Laura Lee Gulledge.
¨ Excalibur: The Legend of King Arthur, a Graphic Novel. Tony Lee and Sam Hart.
¨ Legend. Marie Lu.
¨ Prisoners in the Palace: How Victoria Became Queen with the Help of Her Maid, a Reporter and a Scoundrel.
¨ Ghetto Cowboy. Greg Neri.
¨ A Monster Calls. Patrick Ness, inspired by an idea from Siobhan Dowd.
¨ Axe Cop, V.1. Malachai Nicolle and Ethan Nicolle.
¨ Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Ransom Riggs.
¨ Bluefish. Pat Schmatz.
¨ Between Shades of Gray. Ruta Sepetys.
¨ The Berlin Boxing Club. Robert Sharenow.
¨ Breadcrumbs. Anne Ursu.
¨ The Running Dream. Wendelin Van Draanen.
¨ Variant. Robison Wells.
¨ Miles from Ordinary. Carol Lynch Williams.
FICTION - Grades 9-12
¨ I Am J. Cris Beam.
¨ Chime. Franny Billingsley.
¨ Anna Dressed in Blood. Kendare Blake.
¨ Wrapped. Jennifer Bradbury.
¨ Ready Player One. Ernest Cline.
¨ Leverage. Joshua C. Cohen.
¨ Stupid Fast. Geoff Herbach.
¨ Everybody Sees the Ants. A. S. King.
¨ The Piper’s Son. Melina Marchetta.
¨ a + e 4ever: A Graphic Novel. Ilike Merey.
¨ Ashfall. Mike Mullin.
¨ Delirium. Lauren Oliver.
¨ Across the Universe. Beth Revis.
¨ Divergent. Veronica Roth.
¨ Jasper Jones. Craig Silvey.
¨ The Scorpio Races. Maggie Stiefvater.
¨ Daughter of Smoke and Bone. Laini Taylor.
¨ Where Things Come Back. John Corey Whaley.
¨ Level Up. Gene Luen Yang and Thien Pham.
¨ All These Things I’ve Done. Gabrielle Zevin.
NONFICTION - Grades 6-12
¨ Can I See Your ID?: True Stories of False Identities.Chris Barton. MS
¨ F in Exams: The Very Best Totally Wrong Test Answers. Richard Benson. HS
¨ Bootleg: Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Prohibition. Karen Blumenthal. MS
¨ How They Croaked: The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous. Georgia Bragg and Kevin O’Malley. MS
¨ Black & White: The Confrontation Between Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth and Eugene "Bull" Connor.
Larry Dane Brimner. MS
¨ How to Survive Anything: Shark Attack, Lightning, Embarrassing Parents, Pop Quizzes, and Other Perilous Situations. Rachel Buchholz. MS
¨ Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart. Candace Fleming. MS
¨ Beyond Bullets: A Photo Journal of Afghanistan. Rafal Gerszak and Dawn Hunter. HS
¨ World Without Fish: How Could We Let This Happen? Mark Kurlansky. HS
¨ Phobiapedia. Joel Levy. MS
¨ Girls Like Us: Fighting for a World Where Girls Are Not For Sale. Rachel Lloyd. HS
¨ Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom (with a Few Flat Tires Along the Way).
Sue Macy. MS
¨ Flesh and Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and Its Legacy. Albert Marrin. MS
¨ Treasury of Greek Mythology: Classic Stories of Gods, Goddesses, Heroes & Monsters. Donna Jo Napoli. MS
¨ Wideness and Wonder: The Life and Art of Georgia O'Keeffe. Susan Goldman Rubin. MS
¨ Tom Thumb: The Remarkable True Story of a Man in Miniature. George Sullivan. MS
¨ Terezin: Voices from the Holocaust. Ruth Thomson. MS
¨ Little Rock Girl 1957: How a Photograph Changed the Fight for Integration. Shelley Tougas. MS
¨ Vietnamerica: A Family’s Journey. G.B. Tran. HS
¨ Raggin’, Jazzin’, Rockin’: A History of American Musical Instrument Makers. Susan VanHecke. MS
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