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Daniel Radcliffe raps!

Wow. Did you guys know that Daniel Radcliffe can rap? Check this out!

Teens Top Ten Finalists Announced

Here are the top 10 titles as decided by teens across the country:

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Splintered by A.G. Howard
The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
Monument 14: Sky on Fire by Emmy Laybourne
Earth Girl by Janet Edwards
The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau
Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

The Eye of Minds by James Dashner 

National Book Award Finalists Announced

The National Book Award finalists for the Young People’s Literature category were announced October 15, whittled down to five from last month’s announcement of ten contenders from the longlist. The longlists and finalists were each chosen by a panel of five writers and literary experts.

The winners will be announced on November 19.
The five finalist titles are:
Steve Sheinkin, The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights
John Corey Whaley, Noggin
Deborah Wiles, Revolution: The Sixties Trilogy, Book Two
Jacqueline Woodson, Brown Girl Dreaming

Eliot Schrefer, Threatened

2015 Best Fiction for Young Adults Nominees Announced

he Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) announced their nominations for the 2015 Best Fiction for Young Adults (BFYA) list.  BFYA is an annual list chosen by a committee of YALSA members, which seeks to present librarians and young adult readers with the best of young adult fiction published in America within the last sixteen months. The nominations for the 2015 BFYA list are as follows: §The Crossoverby Kwame Alexander §The True Tale of the Monster Billy Dean by David Almond §The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson §Don’t Look Back by Jennifer Armentrout §Never Ending by Martyn Bedford §Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman §Torn Away by Jennifer Brown §Caminarby Skila Brown §