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Flume Nominations

The Flume Committee is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Flume Award.  We welcome suggestions from teens in grades 9-12 of fiction and nonfiction books with teen appeal, with publication dates from 2010-2012. The nomination deadline is January 25, 2013.

To nominate a book, teens can complete an online form at the YALS website at the following link: flume nominations . Or pick up a form in the YA section of the library.

AWARDS

2013Yalsa Top Ten

  1. "Code Name Verity" by Elizabeth Wein (Disney/Hyperion)
  2. "The False Prince" by Jennifer A. Nielsen (Scholastic/Scholastic Press)
  3. "Insurgent" by Veronica Roth (Harper Collins/Katherine Tegen Books)
  4. "Pushing the Limits" by Katie McGarry (Harlequin Teen)
  5. "Poison Princess" by Kresley Cole (Simon & Schuster)
  6. "The Raven Boys" by Maggie Stiefvater (Scholastic/Scholastic Press)
  7. "Crewel" by Gennifer Albin (Macmillan/Farrar Straus Giroux)
  8. "Every Day" by David Levithan (Random House/Alfred A. Knopf)
  9. "Kill Me Softly" by Sarah Cross (Egmont)
  10. "Butter" by Erin Jade Lange (Bloomsbury)

 

The Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Nominators are members of teen book groups in sixteen school and public libraries around the country. Nominations are posted on Support Teen Literature Day, the Thursday of National Library Week, and teens across the country vote on their favorite titles each year. Readers ages twelve to eighteen will vote online in August and September; the winners will be announced during Teen Read Week.

2012 Yalsa Top Ten

ALEX

The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18. The winning titles are selected from the previous year's publishing. The Alex Awards were first given annually beginning in 1998 and became an official ALA award in 2002.

 

Flume 2013 Nominees

Flume Winner is Divergent by Veronica Roth

Divergent

The Flume: NH Teen Reader's Choice Award was created in 2005 in response to a New Hampshire teens' request to have a book award geared towards high school students. This award is a state-wide venture led by a collaborative effort from school and public librarians. Each year teens nominate titles, published within the last two years, they think deserve to be recognized. Librarians then narrow the group of titles to a list of 13. Teens in grades 9-12 then vote for the winning title from the list of 13.

 

New Hampshire Isinglass Teen Award Nominees 2013

The Isinglass Winner is Divergent by Veronica Roth

Divergent

The Isinglass Teen Read Award was begun in 2001 by the Barrington Public Library and the Barrington Middle School in order to promote teen reading, the participation of teens in the creation of their own reading list, and to honor those authors whose works speak to youth. The award is now open to all New Hampshire students in grades 7-8.

 

Printz Award

The Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature. It is named for a Topeka, Kansas school librarian who was a long-time active member of the Young Adult Library Services Association.  The award is sponsored by Booklist, a publication of the American Library Association.