It’s April and Voting Time for NH Teen Readers!

Stand up and be counted!  Vote for your favorite book.

Each April, middle school and high school students across New Hampshire can vote for their favorite nominated titles.

How many have you read?  What’s your favorite?

Stay tuned, next’s years nominations will be announced in May 2010.

Did you know that you could nominate titles for these awards?   Remember to  ask one of the youth librarians at the Keene Public Library for a nomination in the fall. The major requirement is that books need to have been published in the last three years.

If you are a middle school student, you can vote for your favorite Isinglass Book.

If you are a high school student, you’ll vote for your favorite Flume Book.

Vote now!

High School Readers Vote Now For Your Favorite Flume Nominee

The Flume: NH Teen Reader's Choice Award

The Christopher Killer-A Forensic Mystery by Alane Ferguson
On the payroll as an assistant to her coroner father, seventeen-year-old Cameryn Mahoney uses her knowledge of forensic medicine to catch the killer of a friend while putting herself in terrible danger.

The Dangerous Days of Daniel X by James Patterson
Fifteen-year-old Daniel has followed in his parents’ footsteps as the Alien Hunter, exterminating beings on The List of Alien Outlaws on Terra Firma, but when he faces his first of the top ten outlaws, the very existence Earth and another planet are at stake.

Deadline by Chris Crutcher
Given the medical diagnosis of one year to live, high school senior Ben Wolf decides to fulfill his greatest fantasies, ponders his life’s purpose and legacy, and converses through dreams with a spiritual guide known as “Hey-Soos.”

Graceling by Kristen Cashore
In a world where some people are born with extreme and often-feared skills called Graces, Katsa struggles for redemption from her own horrifying Grace, the Grace of killing, and teams up with another young fighter to save their land from a corrupt king.

Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
In a future North America, where the rulers of Panem maintain control through an annual televised survival competition pitting young people from each of the twelve districts against one another, sixteen-year-old Katniss’s skills are put to the test when she voluntarily takes her younger sister’s place.

I Heart You, You Haunt Me by Lisa Schroeder
This story, written in verse, deals with the grief fifteen-year-old Ava encounters after her boyfriend’s death, which occurred due to a dare made by her. She strongly feels that he is haunting her. Will Ava be able to overcome, not only her grief, but the feeling that her boyfriend is still with her?

The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
Reflections of a Carnegie Mellon computer science professor who lectured on “Really achieving your childhood dreams,” shortly after having been diagnosed with terminal cancer. His advice concerned seizing the moment while living, rather than dying.

Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
After being interrogated for days by the Department of Homeland Security in the aftermath of a major terrorist attack on San Francisco, California, seventeen-year-old Marcus, released into what is now a police state, decides to use his expertise in computer hacking to set things right.

Pride of Baghdad by Brian Vaughan
This graphic novel is based on a true event in which the lions of the Baghdad Zoo escape captivity during the 2003 American bombing raid. The story is told from the lions’ point of view. Do they find their liberation from the zoo provides them with total freedom?

Sold by Patricia McCormick
Thirteen-year-old Lakshmi, though poor, enjoys her life until the Himalayan monsoons wash away her family’s crops and she is sold to a brothel in India by her stepfather. She remembers her mother’s wisdom, “Simply to endure is to triumph,” until the day comes that she can reclaim her life.

Testimony by Anita Shreve
At a New England boarding school, a sex scandal is about to break. Even more shocking than the sexual acts themselves is the fact that they were caught on videotape. A Pandora’s box of revelations, the tape triggers a chorus of voices–those of the men, women, teenagers, and parents involved in the scandal–that details the ways in which lives can be derailed or destroyed in one foolish moment.

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
When high school student Clay Jenkins receives a box in the mail containing thirteen cassette tapes recorded by his classmate Hannah, who committed suicide, he spends a bewildering and heartbreaking night crisscrossing their town, listening to Hannah’s voice recounting the events leading up to her death.

Waves by Sharon Dogar
Hal, a British teen, is able to read his comatose sister’s thoughts. Will this supernatural ability allow Hal to find out who is responsible for putting his sister in a coma?

Click here to vote for your favorite 2010 Flume nominated book.

And, Middle School Readers Can Vote Now For Their Favorite Award Nominee

NH Isninglass Teen Read ListAirman by Eoin Colfer
In the late nineteenth century, when Conor Broekhart discovers a conspiracy to overthrow the king, he is branded a traitor, imprisoned, and forced to mine for diamonds under brutal conditions while he plans a daring escape from Little Salteeprison by way of a flying machine that he must design, build,
and, hardest of all, trust to carry him to safety.

Amazing Grace by Megan Shull
Tired of the endorsements, press conferences, and tournaments, Grace Kincaid, a beautiful tennis superstar, goes into hiding and starts a new life in Alaska, with the help of a former FBI agent, where she transforms herself into the girl she’s always wanted to be.

Bored and lonely after his family moves from Berlin to a place called “Out With” in 1942, Bruno, the son of a Nazi officer, befriends a boy in striped pajamas who lives behind a wire fence.

The Compound by S. A. Bodeen
After his parents, two sisters, and he have spent six years in a vast underground compound built by his wealthy father to protect them from a nuclear holocaust, fifteen-year-old Eli, whose twin brother and grandmother were left behind, discovers a secret that will shock them all.

The Declaration by Gemma Malley
In 2140 England, where drugs enable people to live forever and children are illegal, teenaged Anna, an obedient “Surplus” training to become a house servant, discovers that her birth parents are trying to find her.

Sophomore Frankie starts dating senior Matthew Livingston, but when he refuses to talk about the allmale secret society that he and his friends belong to, Frankie infiltrates the society in order to enliven their mediocre pranks.

Eighth Grade Bites by Heather Brewer
For thirteen years, Vlad, aided by his aunt and best friend, has kept secret that he is half vampire, but when his missing teacher is replaced by a sinister substitute, he learns that there is more to being a vampire, and to his parents’ deaths, than he could have guessed.

Everlost by Neal Shusterman
When Nick and Allie are killed in a car crash, they end up in Everlost, or limbo for lost souls, where although Nick is satisfied, Allie will stop at nothing–even skinjacking–to break free.

Football Genius by Tim Green
Troy, a sixth-grader with an unusual gift for predicting football plays before they occur, attempts to use his ability to help his favorite team, the Atlanta Falcons, but he must first prove himself to the coach and players.

Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix
When thirteen-year-olds Jonah and Chip, who are both adopted, learn they were discovered on a plane that appeared out of nowhere, full of babies with no adults on board, they realize that they have uncovered a mystery involving time travel and two opposing forces, each trying to repair the fabric of time.

Gone by Michael Grant
In a small town on the coast of California, everyone over the age of fourteen suddenly disappears, setting up a battle between the remaining town residents and the students from a local private school, as well as those who have “The Power” and are able to perform supernatural feats and those who do not.

Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
In a future North America, where the rulers of Panem maintain control through an annual televised survival competition pitting young people from each of the twelve districts against one another, sixteen year old Katniss’s skills are put to the test when she voluntarily takes her younger sister’s place.

Losing Forever by Gayle Friesen
Jes struggles to balance her life, dealing with her mother’s second marriage, her devious soon-to be stepsister Angela, and her best friend’s lovesick behavior.

My Swordhand is Singing by Marcus Sedgwick
In the dangerous dark of winter in an Eastern European village during the early seventeenth century, Peter learns from a gypsy girl that the Shadow Queen is behind the recent murders and reanimations, and his father’s secret past may hold the key to stopping her.
Night of the Howling Dogs by Graham Salisbury
In 1975, eleven Boy Scouts, their leaders, and some new friends camping at Halape, Hawaii, find their survival skills put to the test when a massive earthquake strikes, followed by a tsunami.
The Red Thread by Roderick Townley
Bothered by insomnia, nightmares, and claustrophobia, sixteen-year-old Dana sees a therapist who hypnotizes her into remembering past lives, involving her in an age-old mystery and causing her to question what kind of person she is.
The Reminder by Rune Michaels A teenaged girl who hears her dead mother’s voice makes a startling discovery after breaking into her father’s industrial robotics lab and finding his latest secret project: a lifelike replica of her mother’s head that looks, talks, moves, and even smiles just like her mother.

The Ruby Key by Holly Lisle
In a world where an uneasy peace binds Humans and Nightlings, Genna and Dan learn of their uncle’s plot to gain immortality in exchange for human lives, and the two strike a bargain that sets them on a dangerous journey along the Moonroads in search of a key.

The Truth About My Bat Mitzvah by Nora Raleigh Baskin
After her beloved grandmother, Nana, dies, non-religious twelve year-old Caroline becomes curious about her mother’s Jewish ancestry.

Click here to vote for your favorite 2010 Isinglass nominated book.

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