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Ferdia Shaw will play the criminal mastermind, Artemis Fowl, in the Disney adaptation of Eoin Colfer’s novel.

Recommended Reading For Young Adults 2016 – Irish Authors Miss Ryan thinks you’ll enjoy.

Fantastic flowchart found on the NYPL website recommending 101 great summer reads.

The Quiz Team met best-selling author John Connolly at the Library Quiz in Sandford Park .  Slide1

YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten books are chosen by teens who have nominated their favourite books from the previous year.  Books are nominated by teenagers who are members of teen book groups in sixteen school and public libraries in the USA.

Here’s the TOP 10!!

OF COURSE, we have them in St. Andrew’s College Library:

  1. “Code Name Verity” by Elizabeth Wein
  2. “The False Prince” by Jennifer A. Nielsen
  3. “Insurgent” by Veronica Roth
  4. “Pushing the Limits” by Katie McGarry
  5. “Poison Princess” by Kresley Cole
  6. “The Raven Boys” by Maggie Stiefvater
  7. “Crewel” by Gennifer Albin
  8. “Every Day” by David Levithan
  9. “Kill Me Softly” by Sarah Cross
  10. “Butter” by Erin Jade Lange

Reviews and details of other nominations that failed to make the Top Ten can be found on the YALSA* website.

*YALSA – Young Adult Library Services Association

Ms Blackman, author of the VERY popular ‘Noughts and Crosses’ series is the new Children’s Laureate in the UK.   Not only is she a great writer, but she loves to read too!  She hopes to host a website that allows you, the reader, to give your creative response to books.  So keep an eye out for it.  Learn more about Ms Blackman at this BBC link and her video interview on The Guardian Book site.

As part of their exploration of various genre 1B explored the world of Newbery and Printz Award winning books.  Their reviews can be seen on the Library bulletin boards.

Why don’t you pop in and have a look?


Then have a look at the Goodreads website. There are fun quizes, you can search for great reads by genre eg manga, historical fiction and you can look at the Goodread Choice Award: The Best Books 2012. What’s not to like?

The five books selected by YALSA (The ALA Young Adult Library Services Association) as finalists for the 2013 Morris Award have been ordered for the Library.  The award is for books written for young adults by a previously unpublished author.

The nominees are …

Wonder Show by Hannah Barnaby

Love and Other Perishable Items by Laura Buzo

After The Snow by S D Crockett

The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily Danforth

Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

The North Carolina village which includes Katniss’ house and the Mellark’s bakery will be sold in an auction this July.  Start saving your pocket money!