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Teens Top Tenn Announced!

The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) has announced the official 2013 Teens’ Top Ten titles.
Voting for the 2013 Teens’ Top Ten took place from Aug. 15 through Teen Read Week, Oct. 13- 19, with more than 32,000 votes cast. This year, there were 28 nominees that competed for the “top ten” list.
The official 2013 Teens’ Top Ten titles are as follows:
"Code Name Verity" by Elizabeth Wein "The False Prince" by Jennifer A. Nielsen "Insurgent" by Veronica Roth "Pushing the Limits" by Katie McGarry "Poison Princess" by Kresley Cole "The Raven Boys" by Maggie Stiefvater "Crewel" by Gennifer Albin "Every Day" by David Levithan "Kill Me Softly" by Sarah Cross
"Butter" by Erin Jade Lange

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire - EXCLUSIVE Final Trailer


Ask Divergent Author Veronica Roth Your Questions

Calling all factions! Veronica Roth, author of the Divergent trilogy and mini-marshmallow enthusiast, will be doing  a Google+ Hangout on Monday, October 28, at 5 p.m. ET.

Up for discussion: Allegiant (proper warning: Spoilers will abound, so steer clear if you haven’t yet read the book), the forthcoming Divergent movie, and, of course, your own burning questions.

Zombie Survival Kit (Teen Read Week)

This week is Teen Read Week. The them for this year is "Seek the Unknown." Last night, a group of teens and I met up to read Zombie Haiku, make zombie felties, and create a list of items we think one would need in case of the Zombie Apocalypse.

Here's our list:

Fireman's gear
Beekeeper's mask
Sharpened boomerang
Medicine (including bandages, rubbing alcohol, band-aids)
Duct Tape
Extra backpack
Baseball bat

What would you add to our list? Make sure to check out the books on our display in the Teen Scene during the week.


Sparticl is a new web and mobile service for teens, a collection of the very best the web has to offer in science, technology, engineering, and math or STEM. Sparticl includes answers to science questions, images, videos, games, and hands-on activities, all curated by a team of experts. But it's also a place where teens play a critical part – ranking content, sharing it, and recommending new content, all the while earning points and badges.

October is National Bullying Prevention Month

October is National Bullying Prevention Month

Monday, October 7 is World Day of Bullying Prevention.  Wear a blue shirt in solidarity to stop bullying and cyberbullying.

In addition, here are some resources about bullying:

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

National Education Association's Site

PACER National Bullying Prevention Center

Stomp Out Bullying

YA Online Scavenger Hunt

The YA Scavenger Hunt is a biannual online event that promotes collaboration between YA authors from different publishing houses, offering fans an opportunity to see the latest and greatest in young adult literature. During the hunt, we showcase exclusive bonus material, give readers access to top secret insider information, and offer fabulous prizes and giveaways for zealous YA fans.

 To join in, go to the Scavenger Hunt Site