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Monday, March 30, 2020

Each week – until March 30th – we’re featuring one of the 5 TRCA books. With a mix of fiction, non-fiction, graphic and traditional novels these picks are your #5ReasontoRead2020!

Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell, Sarah Stern and illustrated by Faith Erin Hicks

“...I'm your friend. And friends don't let friends live small lives.” Follow seasonal best friends Josiah and Deja on their last shift at the pumpkin patch.

This book has received the following accolades:

  • Goodreads Choice Awards 2019
  • Kirkus reviews best book of the year 2019
  • School Library Journal, starred review
  • Publisher's Weekly, starred review
  • Horn Books, starred review

Check out this book and the rest of the 5 Reasons to Read at your CCRCE library today!

Share your thoughts with the CCRCE community by using the hashtag #5ReasonstoRead2020 and make sure you VOTE for your favourite books on the Teen Reader's Choice Award blog!

Monday, March 23, 2020

Each week – until March 30th – we’re featuring one of the 5 TRCA books. With a mix of fiction, non-fiction, graphic and traditional novels these picks are your #5ReasontoRead2020!

Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson

“I know what you’re thinking. How can a whole person, a kid, disappear and no one say a word?” Follow Claudia as she searches for her best, and only, friend.

This book has received the following accolades:

  • School Library Journal, starred review
  • Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, starred review
  • 2018 Cybils Finalists – Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers’ Literary Awards
  • Walter Dean Myer Honor book.
  • Named one of the Best YA Books of 2018 by School Library Journal
  • Named one of the Best YA Books of 2018 by Barnes & Noble
  • Named one of the Best YA Books of 2018 by Buzzfeed
  • Named one of the Best YA Books of 2018 by BCCB
  • Named one of the Best YA Books of 2018 by the Texas Library Association
  • Winner of The Coretta Scott King Book Award
  • YALSA 2019 Top Ten Best Fiction

Check out this book and the rest of the 5 Reasons to Read at your CCRCE library today!

Share your thoughts with the CCRCE community by using the hashtag #5ReasonstoRead2020 and make sure you VOTE for your favourite books on the Teen Reader's Choice Award blog!

Monday, March 9, 2020

Each week – until March 30th – we’re featuring one of the 5 TRCA books. With a mix of fiction, non-fiction, graphic and traditional novels these picks are your #5ReasontoRead2020!

Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Ger Monster by Jonathon Auxilier

“That’s how it works, doesn’t it? We are saved by saving others.” Follow the journey of a Victorian chimney sweep… and her monster.

This book has received the following accolades:

  • Book Riot’s Top 100 Children’s Books of 2018
  • CBC Books’ Best Canadian Children's & YA Books of 2018
  • The Boston Globe's Best Children’s Books of 2018
  • Wall Street Journal’s Best Children’s Books of 2018
  • Quill & Quire's Books of the Year 2018
  • Horn Book Fanfare's Best Books of 2018
  • Publishers Weekly's Best Children’s and YA Books 2018
  • New York Public Library’s Best Books for Kids 2018
  • Montreal Gazette’s Best Books to Give Kids for the Holidays 2018
  • Canadian Children's Book Centre’s Favourite Books of the Year 2018
  • Canadian Children’s Book Centre’s Best Books for Kids & Teens (Spring 2019)

Check out this book and the rest of the 5 Reasons to Read at your CCRCE library today!

Share your thoughts with the CCRCE community by using the hashtag #5ReasonstoRead2020 and make sure you VOTE for your favourite books on the Teen Reader's Choice Award blog!

Monday, March 2, 2020

Each week – until March 30th – we’re featuring one of the 5 TRCA books. With a mix of fiction, non-fiction, graphic and traditional novels these picks are your #5ReasontoRead2020!

The Unwanted written and illustrated by Dan Brown

“I can’t go back, I won’t go back, I won’t let them take me back.” Follow the journeys of Syrian refugees as they leave their country in search of peace.

This book has received the following accolades:

  • Sibert Honor Medalist
  • New York Public Library Best Of 2018
  • The Horn Book's Fanfare list 2018 
  • Kirkus Best Books of 2018
  • YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Winner

Check out this book and the rest of the 5 Reasons to Read at your CCRCE library today!

Share your thoughts with the CCRCE community by using the hashtag #5ReasonstoRead2020 and make sure you VOTE for your favourite books on the Teen Reader's Choice Award blog!

Monday, February 24, 2020

Welcome to the annual CCRCE Teen Reader's Choice Award and this years theme 5 Reasons to Read!

Each week – until March 3oth – we’re featuring one of the 5 Teen Reader's Choice Award (TRCA) books. With a mix of fiction, non-fiction, graphic and traditional novels these picks are your #5ReasontoRead2020!

The Field Guide to the North American Teenager by Ben Phillipe

“Black. French. Canadian. Based on sitcom jokes alone Norris knew Americans were predispose to dislike all three of these things.” Follow Norris’ journey as he moves from Montreal to Austin, Texas.

This book has received the following accolades:

  • Morris Award Finalist for Best Debut YA Novel of the Year
  • Listed on CBC as one of 19 authors to read in 2019

Check out this book and the rest of the 5 Reasons to Read at your CCRCE library today!

Share your thoughts with the CCRCE community by using the hashtag #5ReasonstoRead2020 and make sure you VOTE for your favourite books on the Teen Reader's Choice Award blog! (https://trca.home.blog/)

Voting takes place May 17th to May 24th.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Each week – until June 2nd – we’re featuring one of the Top 10 TRCA books. Read the description. Get inspired. Read the book. Then vote!

Speak: Graphic Novel by Laurie Halse Anderson; illus. by Emily Carroll

“After accidentally busting an end-of-summer party due to an unnamed incident, Melinda Sordino is ostracized by her peers because she will not say why she called the police. Based off of an award winning novel by Laurie Halse Anderson.”

This book has received the following accolades:

  • A School Library Journal Best Book of 2018
  • 2018 Booklist Youth Editors' Choice
  • A Quill & Quire Best Kids' Book of 2018
  •  A 2019 Little Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List Selection

Check out this book and the rest of the Top 10 at your CCRCE library today!

Share your thoughts with the CCRCE community by using the hashtag #TRCA2019 and make sure you VOTE for your favourite books on the Teen Reader's Choice Award blog!

Monday, April 1, 2019

Each week – until June 2nd – we’re featuring one of the Top 10 TRCA books. Read the description. Get inspired. Read the book. Then vote!

Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

“Xiomaria Batista feels unable to hide in her Harlem neighborhood. Ever since her body grew into curves, she has learned to let her fist and her fierceness do the talking.”

This book has received the following accolades:

  • National Book Award Winner 2018
  • Numerous starred reviews.

Check out this book and the rest of the Top 10 at your CCRCE library today!

Share your thoughts with the CCRCE community by using the hashtag #TRCA2019 and make sure you VOTE for your favourite books on the Teen Reader's Choice Award blog!

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Each week – until June 2nd – we’re featuring one of the Top 10 TRCA books. Read the description. Get inspired. Read the book. Then vote!

One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus

“When five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive. Everyone is a suspect, and everyone has something to hide. Pay close attention and you might solve this.”

This book has received the following accolades:

  • An EW.com Best YA Book of the Year Selection
  • A Buzzfeed Best YA Book of the Year Selection
  • A Popcrush Best Young Adult Book of the Year Selection
  • A New York Public Library's Best Book for Teens Selection
  • A CBC Teen Choice Book Award Nominee
  • A Bustle.com Best Young Adult Book of May 2017
  • A Goodreads Best Young Adult Book of the Year Nominee
  • A YALSA Best Fiction Book Nominee
  • A YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers

Check out this book and the rest of the Top 10 at your CCRCE library today!

Share your thoughts with the CCRCE community by using the hashtag #TRCA2019 and make sure you VOTE for your favourite books on the Teen Reader's Choice Award blog!

Monday, March 11, 2019

Each week – until June 2nd – we’re featuring one of the Top 10 TRCA books. Read the description. Get inspired. Read the book. Then vote!

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

“Will leaves his apartment with his brother’s gun tucked in his waistband. As he travels down on the elevator, the door opens on certain floors, and Will is confronted with a different figure from his past, each a victim of gun violence.”

This book has received the following accolades:

  • A Newbery Honor Book
  • A Coretta Scott King Honor Book
  • A Printz Honor Book
  • A Los Angeles Times Book Prize Winner for Young Adult Literature
  • Longlisted for the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature
  • Winner of the Walter Dean Myers Award
  • An Edgar Award Winner for Best Young Adult Fiction
  • Parents’ Choice Gold Award Winner
  • An Entertainment Weekly Best YA Book of 2017
  • A Vulture Best YA Book of 2017
  • A Buzzfeed Best YA Book of 2017

Check out this book and the rest of the Top 10 at your CCRCE library today!

Share your thoughts with the CCRCE community by using the hashtag #TRCA2019 and make sure you VOTE for your favourite books on the Teen Reader's Choice Award blog!

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Each week- until June 2nd- we're featuring one of the Top 1- Teen Reader's Choice Award books. Read the description. Get inspired. Read the book. Then vote!

The Librarian of Auschwitz- by Antonio Iturbe; translated by Lilit Thwaites

"A teenager girl imprisoned in the notorious extermination camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau keeps the secret library of a forbidden school. Compared to her fellow inmates, Dita Adlerova, 14, is relatively lucky."

This book has received starred reviews from the following institutions:

  • Publishers Weekly
  • Kirkus
  • School Library Journal
  • Booklist
  • Shelf Awareness
  • The Horn Book

*The book also has Common Core connections*

Check this book and the rest of the Top 10 books out at your CCRCE library today!

Share your thoughts with the CCRCE community by using the hashtag #TCRA2019 and make sure you VOTE for your Favourite books on the Teen Reader's Choice Award blog!

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