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I’m so excited to announce the books for our FIRST EVER Battle of the Books!

Okay, so the books aren’t really fighting it out to survive. Instead it will be YOU proving  just how much you know about the books to others. With help from the League of Extraordinary Teens, we’ve put together a list of books for people to read. During the actual Battle of the Books we will have a trivia show as well as some physical challenges inspired by the books.

More details to follow soon. But for now…here are the books (click on the cover to see more about the book and/or add your own reviews and comments):

Ten by Gretchen McNeilI'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill YouEnder's Game by Orson Scott Card

Revenge of the Witch by Joseph DelaneyUnwind by Neal Shusterman

It’s a bit late for the Zombie Beatdown, but just early enough for Halloween: Zombie books for your reading pleasure!

I kissed a zombie and I liked it by Adam Selzer The deadtossed waves by Carrie Ryan The enemy by Charlie Higson Infinity by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Kiss of life by Daniel Waters Strange angels by Lili St. Crow Generation dead by Daniel Waters The death collector by Justin Richards
The boy who couldn't die by William Sleator The walking dead by Robert Kirkman World War Z by Max Brooks Boneshaker by Cherie Priest

Happy TEEN READ WEEK! Celebrate by checking out one of these Books with Beat…a musical beat!

The half life of planets by Emily Franklin and Brendan Halpin When the black girl sings by Bill Wright Pop princess by Rachel Cohn So punk rock and other ways to disappoint your mother by Micol Ostow
Love is a mix tape by Rob Sheffield Audrey, wait by Robin Benway Wild roses by Deb Caletti Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater

Sneak peek-Books for guys

Posted: February 24, 2010 by cplteen in book lists, books
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I stopped and started several different posts before I realized that I am probably incapable of having a complete thought today. So, since I’m trying to update some of booklists, I thought I’d give you a sneak peek of one of them. Below you’ll find some of the books I’m using to update our Books for guys list. Are we missing a book that you think should be on there? Leave us a comment and let us know.

Carter finally gets it by Brent Crawford Crawford, Brent. Carter finally gets it.
Awkward freshman Will Carter endures many painful moments during his first year of high school before realizing that nothing good comes easily, focus is everything, and the payoff is usually incredible.
Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld Westerfeld, Scott. Leviathan.
In an alternate 1914 Europe, fifteen-year-old Austrian Prince Alek, on the run from the Clanker Powers who are attempting to take over the globe using mechanical machinery, forms an uneasy alliance with Deryn who, disguised as a boy to join the British Air Service, is learning to fly genetically-engineered beasts.
Little brother by Cory Doctorow Doctorow, Cory. Little brother.
Interrogated for days by the Department of Homeland Security in the aftermath of a major terrorist attack on San Francisco, California, seventeen-year-old Marcus is released into what is now a police state, and decides to use his expertise in computer hacking to set things right.
Peak by Roland Smith Smith, Roland. Peak.
A fourteen-year-old boy attempts to be the youngest person to reach the top of Mount Everest.
Zen and the art of faking it by Jordan Sonnenblick Sonnenblick, Jordan. Zen and the art of faking it.
When thirteen-year-old San Lee moves to a new town and school for the umpteenth time, he is looking for a way to stand out. His knowledge of Zen Buddhism provides the answer–and the need to quickly become a convincing Zen master.
Malice by Chris Wooding Wooding, Chris. Malice.
Everyone’s heard the rumors. Call on Tall Jake and he’ll take you to Malice, a world that exists inside a horrifying comic book. A place most kids never leave. Seth and Kady think it’s all a silly myth, but then their friend disappears.
Why I fight by Adams J. Oaks Oaks, Adams J. Why I fight.
After his house burns down, twelve-year-old Wyatt Reaves takes off with his uncle, and the two of them drive from town to town for six years, earning money mostly by fighting, until Wyatt finally confronts his parents one last time.
The big field by Mike Lupica Lupica, Mike. The big field.
When fourteen-year-old baseball player Hutch feels threatened by the arrival of a new teammate named Darryl, he tries to work through his insecurities about both Darryl and his remote and silent father, who was once a great ballplayer too.
The hunger games by Suzanne Collins Collins, Suzanne. The hunger games.
Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen accidentally becomes a contender in the annual Hunger Games, a grave competition hosted by the Capitol where young boys and girls are pitted against one another in a televised fight to the death. Don’t forget to pick up the sequel–Catching fire!
Airman by Eoin Colfer Colfer, Eoin. Airman.
In the 1890s on an island off the Irish coast, Conor Broekhart is falsely imprisoned and passes the solitary months by scratching designs of flying machines into the walls, including one for a glider with which he dreams of escape.

Past and perfect girl

Posted: January 12, 2010 by cplteen in book lists, books
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It’s only Tuesday and my brain is fried! The creative juices were barely dripping today so I decided to post a short list of books that take place back in the day. After glancing at the list, I realized that the main characters of all the books are girls! Obviously, this is not a bad thing so I decided to just go with it. I haven’t read all the books myself but they all intrigued me enough that they are worth giving a try. Have you read any of them? Let us know what you think!

The explosionist by Jenny Davidson
The explosionist by Jenny Davidson
In Scotland in the 1930s, fifteen-year-old Sophie, her friend Mikael, and her great-aunt Tabitha are caught up in a murder mystery involving terrorists and suicide-bombers whose plans have world-shaping consequences.
Copper sun by Sharon Draper Copper sun by Sharon Draper
Two fifteen-year-old girls–one a slave and the other an indentured servant–escape their Carolina plantation and try to make their way to Fort Moses, Florida, a Spanish colony that gives sanctuary to slaves.
Newes from the dead by Mary Hooper
Newes from the dead by Mary Hooper
In 1650, while Robert, a young medical student, steels himself to assist with her dissection, twenty-two-year-old housemaid Anne Green recalls her life as she lies in her coffin, presumed dead after being hanged for murdering her child that was, in fact, stillborn.
Bloody Jack by L.A. Meyer Bloody Jack by L.A. Meyer
Reduced to begging and thievery in the streets of London, a thirteen-year-old orphan disguises herself as a boy and connives her way onto a British warship set for high sea adventure in search of pirates.
Soldier's secret by Sheila Solomon Klass
Soldier’s secret by Sheila Solomon Klass
During the Revolutionary War, a young woman named Deborah Sampson disguises herself as a man in order to serve in the Continental Army.