Media Secretary Book Talks 2011

Last week we had a meeting of the secondary media secretaries and media clerks in which we shared book talks and discussed the latest in children’s/young adult literature. The following were books brought up during the meeting. This list has a combination of books that are the most popular at individual schools, as well as personal favorites and recommendations of media staff.  There are a lot of great titles here, so, enjoy!

(In addition to these titles, other of the titles discussed in the meeting can be found under Cindy Moyle’s Favorites for 2011 and Josh’s Mock Newbery 2011.)

They Called Themselves the K.K.K. by Susan Campbell Bartoletti

Girl Parts by John M. Cusick

Vampire Academy Series by Richelle Mead

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak

Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

A Day No Pigs Would Die and A Part of the Sky by Robert Newton Peck

Author: Mary Higgins Clark

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

The Clockwork Three by Matthew Kirby

I Am Number Four by Pitticus Lore

Tiger’s Curse by Colleen Houck

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

A Countess Below Stairs by Eva Ibbotson

Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay

Pretty Little Liars Series by Sara Shepard

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series by by Jeff Kinney

The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins

Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld

Incarceron and Sapphique by Catherine Fisher

Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series

Within the Flame by LeeAnne Hanks

Evermore by Alyson Noel

TrueColors Series by Melody Carlson

Flygirl by by Sherri L. Smith

Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi

Five Flavors of Dumb by Antony John

Stolen by Lucy Christopher

A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park

Bad Girls Don’t Die by Katie Alender

Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea

Birth of a Killer by Darren Shan

Cloaked in Red by Vivian Vande Velde

Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta

GoldStrike: A Thriller by Matt Whyman

Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

Princess for Hire by Lindsey Leavitt

Reckless by Cornelis Funke

The Compound by S.A. Bodeen

The Dead Boys by Royce Buckingham

The Nighmarys by Dan Poblocki

The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff

The Returners by Gemma Malley

The Twin’s Daughter by Lauren Baratz-Logsted

Thirteen Days to Midnight by Patrick Carman

White Cat by Holly Black

The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Naiton: The Pox Party (Vol. 1) and The Kingdom on the Waves (Vol. 2) by M.T. Anderson

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