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Archive for February 11th, 2008

District Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Results

Posted by blatantbibliophiles on February 11, 2008

Helen Ruffin

Mrs. Fleet and Mrs. Hamilton volunteered Saturday at the northern district Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl competition. It was a first-time experience for both of us and quite an eye-opener, to say the least. Mrs. Fleet read questions and decided if the answers were right or wrong and Mrs. Hamilton kept score. It was an awesome responsibility! The Reading Bowl is open to teams of students in grades four through twelve from across the state. Elementary and middle school students are tested on the original twenty titles from the Georgia Children’s Book Award nominees and high school students are tested on the twenty Georgia Peach Book Award nominees. The winning teams from the four regional Reading Bowls will compete for the state championship on March 1 at the Georgia Children’s Literature Conference in Athens. Congratulations to the following northern district winners:

·         Elementary

1.       Still

2.       Harmony

3.       A. L. Burruss

·         Middle

1.       Smitha

2.       Lovinggood

3.       Trion

·         High

1.       Gilmer

2.       Osborne

3.       Pickens

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And the Nominees Are…

Posted by blatantbibliophiles on February 11, 2008

Peach Book Award

The Georgia Library Media Association has released its nominees for the 2008-2009 Georgia Peach Book Awards for Teen Readers. The goals of the Peach Book Award program are:

  • To encourage Georgia young adults in grades 9-12 to recognize and read quality literature appropriate to their needs, interests, and reading levels.
  • To honor outstanding works in young adult literature.
  • To recognize authors in the field of young adult literature.
  • To develop cooperative school and public library services to teens.
  • Next year’s list is as exciting as this year’s was! We look forward to another year of great reading fun. Here is the list of nominees:
    The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
    Absolutely Positively Not by David LaRochelle
    American Born Chinese by Gene Yang
    Boot Camp by Todd Strasser
    The Boyfriend List by E. Lockhart
    Copper Sun by Sharon Draper
    Epic by Conor Kostick
    Gingerbread by Rachel Cohn
    Impulse by Ellen Hopkins
    Keturah and Lord Death by Martine Leavitt
    Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeiffer
    Notes From the Midnight Driver by Jordan Sonnenblick
    Plain J.A.N.E.S. by Cecil Castellucci
    Right Behind You by Gail Giles
    Rucker Park Setup by Paul Volponi
    Side Effects by Amy Goldman Koss
    Sold by Patricia McCormick
    A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
    Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson
    Uglies by Scott Westerfeld                      

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