It's that time of year again! The voting for the Children's Choice Book Award is now open.
The nominees for teens are:
Clockwork Prince: The Infernal Devices, Book Two by Cassandra Clare Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor Divergent by Veronica Roth Passion: A Fallen Novel by Lauren Kate Perfect by Ellen Hopkins To vote, go to the Children's Choice Book Awards Site When I learn the winner, I will announce it here.
The vernal equinox, which occurs on March 20 or 21 each year and signals the start of spring in the Northern Hemisphere, is also the autumnal equinox—the first day of autumn—in the Southern Hemisphere. Conversely, the autumnal equinox in the north, which occurs in late September, is the first day of spring south of the equator. If you were standing on the equator during either the vernal or autumnal equinox, you would see the sun pass directly overhead, the only two times in the year when that is true. The two equinoxes are also the only times during the year when the sun rises due east and sets due west. Songs About Spring In Led Zeppelin's "Rain Song," the first verse pays homage to the season of spring. Van Morrison's "Celtic Spring" references spring throughout its chorus. Legendary jazz vocalist Billie Holiday chants about love in the song "Some Other Spring." Frank Sinatra is suddenly young and free in his song "Suddenly It's Spring."…
The Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy, named to honor prolific science fiction and fantasy author Andre Norton , is a yearly juried award presented by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America to the author of an outstanding young adult science fiction or fantasy book. This year's nominees are:
Akata Witch, Nnedi Okorafor (Viking Juvenile)Chime, Franny Billingsley (Dial Books; Bloomsbury)Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Laini Taylor (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; Hodder & Stoughton)Everybody Sees the Ants, A.S. King (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)The Boy at the End of the World, Greg van Eekhout (Bloomsbury Children’s Books)The Freedom Maze, Delia Sherman (Big Mouth House)The Girl of Fire and Thorns, Rae Carson (Greenwillow Books)Ultraviolet, R.J. Anderson (Orchard Books; Carolrhoda Lab)