Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Renton Teens Expressed Themselves!

We have the winners of the 2009 Express Yourself Teen Art Contest!

Charlie Jones, Grade 8 - 1st Place in the category of "Painting or Drawing"

Sydney Towne, Grade 11 - 1st Place in the category of "Sculpture"
Sarah Campbell, Grade 7 - 2nd Place in the category of "Painting or Drawing"

Winners received gift cards to Barnes and Noble.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Teen Book Review

Book: Castaways of the Flying Dutchman by Brian Jacques
Reviewed by Sarah Campbell, Grade 7

Ben is a galley boy on [a ship called] the Flying Dutchman. Ned, the black labrador, is his best friend. Ben and Ned can magically communicate with one another. After the ship was cursed to sail forever, Ben and ned are swept overboard and meet a kindly old shephard. When they were swept overboard an angel told them they would roam the earth doing good and helping others. One night the shephard dies, and Ben and Ned move on. But that was 200 years ago. Now the pair are in a little town called Chapelvale where they have to find the town's deed before the town is destroyed. This is a race against time to save the town with the help of Jon, Amy, Alex, and Mrs. Wihn.

I give this book 5 Stars....It was Great!

Teen Book Review

Book: Th1rteen R3asons Why by Jay Asher
Reviewed by Mary Powell, Grade 12

This book was about a girl named Hannah Baker who explains 13 reasons for killing herself, and a boy named Clay Jensen who is trying to figure out why he's on the tapes she left behind. Although he wants nothing to do with them, he listens to the tapes anyway. I recommend this book to anyone especially to those who like mysterious stories. I loved it and would read it again anytime.

Friday, April 17, 2009

The YRCA Winners Are Announced!

You voted, and here are the winners of the Pacific Northwest Library Association's Young Reader's Choice Awards!

Junior Division (4th-6th Grade)
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate Dicamillo

Intermediate Division (7th-9th Grade)
The Boy in the Stripped Pajamas by John Boyne

Senior Division (10th to 12th Grade)
New Moon by Stephene Meyer

You can place holds on any or all of these in the Renton Library Catalog

If you didn't get a chance to vote on your favorite book for 2009, maybe you'd like to get a head start by reading the nominees for 2010. They are available on the Pacific Northwest Library Association's Young Reader's Choice Awards Webpage.