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.
nominate a book, teens can complete an online form at the YALS
website at the following link:
nominations . Or
pick up a form in the YA section of the library.
2013Yalsa Top Ten
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.
Yalsa Top Ten
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
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
The Isinglass Winner is Divergent by Veronica Roth
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.
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
a publication of the American Library Association.