Thursday, January 10, 2008

February Meeting

What are the details of the Feb. meeting - dates, times, place?

Mary Jane asked about meeting downtown somewhere. Do you mean in Charlotte or Raleigh?

Friday, December 21, 2007

Books to Consider List

I have added a list of suggested books that we might consider for our list. If you have some titles you would like to add post them here and I will add them to the list.

Monday, December 10, 2007

How many titles?

How many titles are we going to have on each list?  I know the elementary lists have a lot of titles (15 in the junior book category) , but many of their books are short.  Ours are potentially much longer.  I would like to suggest 10-12 books.  What does everyone else think?

Saturday, December 8, 2007

previous award winners?

Will we allow books on our list that have been Prinz, Alex or Newberry award winners or honor books or on a BOB list?

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Publication Range for Books

I noticed in the Children's Book Award Guide that books eligible for the 2008 -2009 award must have a copyright date of 2004 or later.  This larger range does allow for us to really gage which books are really popular among our students.  It would also allow for us to have some "blockbuster" titles in our first year's list (Twilight by Meyer, Uglies by Westerfeld, and The Lightning Thief by Riordan, just to name a few).  

I can see both plusses and minuses in using a larger date range.  What does everyone else think?

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Comments about NCCBA booklet Mary Jane sent

Post any comments, recommendations or critiques of the booklet from the bookhive website that Mary Jane referenced.

Friday, November 30, 2007

SC YA book award

SC already has a junior book award. Here is a link to the SCASL web site which describes the process they use, criteria for selection, a list of this years nominees and much more. Their process seems similar to what YALSA uses.

New Blog for NC best books!

Hi Everyone!

I started this blog so we could easily communicate our ideas about the Middle School and HIgh School Best Books.