Sunday, May 30, 2010

Summer Reading & Nutmeg Books

Add Nutmeg Spice to Summer Reading
Yes, it's true; your friendly neighborhood teachers, school media specialists, and public librarians are ever-ready to encourage you to read during summer vacation. Also true is we like playing matchmaker and by this we mean pointing you to books you might find interesting and enjoyable.

If you’re feeling an eye roll coming on, resist for a moment and peruse 2011's list of Nutmeg Teen Nominees. These books are good (really) and readers like you helped nominate the books for your consideration. So read 'em this summer (take some mental notes or better yet, jot them down); then vote next January on which of 10 books was your hands-down favorite. Your opinions absolutely do -- make no mistake -- very much count.

Read plot descriptions here then click on a title to place your reserves. Books target readers in grades 7 and 8.

All of the Above by Shelley Pearsall
Alphabet of Dreams by Susan Fletcher
Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson
Home of the Brave by Katherine Applegate
The Last Dragon by Silvana de Mari
The London Eye by Siobhan Dowd
Unwind by Neal Shusterman
Waiting for Normal by Leslie Connor
The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt

Surf's Up
For all about Nutmeg Books --prose, process and prize-- click here.