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Almost Famous!

Posted by blatantbibliophiles on March 31, 2009

YES, you are correct! That is ME with Laurie Halse Anderson and YES I met Steven Kellogg and YES I heard J. Patrick Lewis speak. These three great children’s authors all spoke today at the annual Kennesaw State University Conference on Literature for Children and Young Adults. I will get to hear Laurie speak again tomorrow (Wednesday, April 1) and you can hear her, too, from 4:00-5:00 at Cherokee High. All three authors were fabulously inspirational. I can’t wait to hear tomorrow’s authors: Laurie, Bill Konigsberg, and Ned Vizzini, all great young adult authors. We’ll also be the first to hear the winners of this year’s Georgia Peach Book Award. OK, I already know the winner, because the author is a facebook friend, but I don’t know the runners up. I’ll be posting the announcement here ASAP. Don’t miss it!

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Vote the Peach!

Posted by blatantbibliophiles on February 27, 2009

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It’s time to vote for your favorite Georgia Peach Book Award nominee. Please stop by the library and pick up a form—or two, or three, or twenty—and vote for your favorite Peach Books before March 13. You can express your opinion on any Peach Book you’ve read before the March 13 deadline. Just rank each book you’ve read according to whether you think it was fantastic, great, okay, not so good, or “the pits.” Fill in the title and author of the book and drop it in the box in the media center. The media center staff will tally our results and send them in to the Georgia Peach Book Award Committee. Your vote will help determine which books will become the 2009 Georgia Peach Book Award winner and runners up. Last year’s winner was Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. Which book will win this year? Will it be Impulse by Ellen Hopkins? Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson? Uglies by Scott Westerfeld? You could make the deciding vote! Make sure you stop by the library before March 13 and make your vote count!

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Live Blog on the Georgia Peach Book Awards

Posted by blatantbibliophiles on December 5, 2008

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Hi, Guys: I will be live blogging from the Teen Conference in Macon at 9:45 about the Georgia Peach Book Awards for Teen Reacers. Stay tuned!

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And the Winner Is…

Posted by blatantbibliophiles on March 27, 2008

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The results of the 2007-2008 Georgia Peach Book Award for teen readers are in. This year’s winner is a Creekview High favorite, Twilight by Stephenie Meyer!  This book had the most votes in the past 4 years! The 2007-2008 Honor Book Winners are also Grizzly favorites, I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You by Ally Carter and Peeps by Scott Westerfeld. All three winners will receive hand-blown peach trophies by Lillie Glass Company from Georgia Library Media Association. GLMA would like to thank all the schools and public libraries that voted. They had over 80 libraries respond this year, the most ever!

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