Did you know that the Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award is voted on ONLY by teens in 6th-12th grades? Here's your chance to help decide the most popular books for middle and high school students in Colorado!
The Denver Public Library will help you vote this year starting December 1! In order to vote, you need to have read at least THREE of the nominated titles, so start now! Voting will run from December 1-31, and can be done in person at any library branch or through DPL's Teen website. Anyone in 6th-12th grade can vote! We'll post our very own DPL winner in January along with the official state winner!
The 2011 Nominees, chosen by teens all over Colorado, are:
- Artemis Fowl: The Time Paradox by Eoin Colfer
- Burned by P. C. Cast and Kristen Cast
- Chosen by Ted Dekker
- City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
- Cracker!: The Best Dog in Vietnam by Cynthia Kadohata
- Crocodile Tears by Anthony Horowitz
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw by Jeff Kinney
- Evermore by Alyson Noël
- Fakie by Tony Varrato
- Fang: A Maximum Ride Novel by James Patterson
- Fire by Kristin Cashore
- Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen
- Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix
- House Rules by Jodi Picoult
- Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
- Linger by Maggie Stiefvater
- My Father’s Son by Terri Fields
- Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard
- The Maze Runner by James Dashner
- Tricks by Ellen Hopkins
- Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
Please note--while this is a teen book award, the nominees reflect a wide range of reading levels, from middle school to adult. More information on recommended grade levels can be found on the Blue Spruce website. Please use your own judgment, and talk to your parents, teachers, or librarian about what books on this list might be best for you!
Parents, teachers, and librarians--there is plenty of information for you, too, on the Blue Spruce website, including book talks and how to promote the award at your own school or library!