Thursday, January 27, 2011

Teen Books Turning into Movies

Two movies are coming out soon that are based on teen books!

The first is I am Number Four by Pitticus Lore.  Nine are sent to Earth to try and find a place safe from the evil Mogadorian who are killing their people.  Numbers 1-3 have been found and killed by the Mogadorian, now Number four, John Smith, knows he is next.  The movie comes out February 18, 2011.  While you wait for the movie, take the time to check out the book from the library!

I Am Number Four (Lorien Legacies, #1) 

Find out more about the movie at the I am Number Four movie website.

The second is Beastly by Alex Flinn, a modern retellling of the story of Beauty and the Beast told from the perspective of the beast.  The movie comes out March 4, 2011, but in the meantime, you can check out the book here at the library!


Find out more about the movie and the stars at the Beastly movie website.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

And the Winner is.... 2011 Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature

Every year YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Division), a division of ALA (The American Library Association) announces its choices for the Michael L. Printz Award.  According to YALSA, this award is given to "a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature" (Printz Award Page).

Over the years there have been a number of wonderful choices.  Here are this year's winners:

Michael L. Printz Award Winner:

Shipbreaker by Paolo Bacigalupi
Ship Breaker (Ship Breaker, #1)

Michael L. Printz Honor Books:

Stolen by Lucy Christopher
Stolen: A letter to my captor

Please Ignore Vera Dietz  by A.S. King
Please Ignore Vera Dietz

Revolver by Marcus Sedgwick

Nothing by Janne Teller