Friday, October 29, 2010

Colorado 2011 Blue Spruce Nominees

The Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award recognizes the most popular books among middle and high school students in the State of Colorado. Teens nominate their favorite titles and select the winner - adults do not vote.

Along for the Ride by Dessen, Sarah (HS) *
Audrey, wait! by Benway, Robin (HS)
Betrayed (House of Night bk 2) by Cast, PC (HS)
City of Ashes (Mortal Instruments bk 2) by Clare, Cassandra(HS)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (bk 2) by Kinney, Jeff (MS) * (ES)
Every Soul a Star by Mass, Wendy (MS)
Gorilla City (Amazing adventures of Charlie Small bk 1) by Small, Charlie (MS)
Graceling by Cashore, Kristen (HS) * (Excellent book, can’t wait for the third in the series)
The Host by Meyer, Stephenie (Adult)
Identical by Hopkins, Ellen (HS)
The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson bk 5) by Riordan, Rick (MS) * (ES) (Excellent series)
Max: A Maximum Ride Novel
(Maximum Ride bk 5) by Patterson, James (MS)
Nineteen Minutes by Picoult, Jodi (Adult) * (Riveting story)
Peak by Smith, Roland (MS)  (ES) – has been suggested for the 2011-2012 Battle List
Rise of the Evening Star (Fablehaven bk2) by Mull, Brandon (MS) * (ES)
Shiver by Stiefvater, Maggie (HS) * (Excellent series)
Summer Ball by Lupica, Mike (MS)
Swindle by Korman, Gordon (MS) (ES)
Syren (Septimus Heap bk 5) by Sage, Angie (MS) (ES)
Truancy by Fukui, Isamu (HS)
Under the Dome by King, Stephen (Adult)

(MS) - Middle School
(HS) - High School
Many of these titles (those marked ES) are also popular with elementary students. Those marked with an * are books I have read.

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