Well, as I approach the first anniversary of my last post on CALibrary Blogspot, I should take a moment to post an update to keep it from falling into obscurity. So, what’s new in the world of CA Library?
Let’s see what’s happening at the American Library Association Mid-Winter Meeting, going on right now in Philadelphia.
The 2008 Alex Awards were announced — these are ten adult books selected each year that have specific teen appeal. Rather than try to summarize them for you, I’ll let Amazon.com do the work. They are:
- American Shaolin: Flying Kicks, Buddhist Monks, and the Legend of Iron Crotch: An Odyssey in the New China, by Matthew Polly, published by Penguin/Gotham Books (ISBN13:978-1592402625)
- Bad Monkeys, by Matt Ruff, published by HarperCollins (ISBN13: 978-0061240416)
- Essex County Volume 1: Tales from the Farm, by Jeff Lemire, published by Top Shelf Publications (ISBN13: 978-1891830884)
- Genghis: Birth of an Empire, by Conn Iggulden, published by Delacorte (ISBN13: 978-0385339513)
- The God of Animals, by Aryn Kyle, published by Scribner (ISBN13: 978-1416533245)
- A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier, by Ishmael Beah, published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux/Sarah Crichton Books (ISBN13: 978-0374105235)
- Mister Pip, by Lloyd Jones, published by Random/Dial Press (ISBN13: 978-0385341066)
- The Name of the Wind, by Patrick Rothfuss, published by DAW (ISBN13: 978-0756404079)
- The Night Birds, by Thomas Maltman, published by Soho (ISBN13: 978-1569474624)
- The Spellman Files, by Lisa Lutz, published by Simon & Schuster (ISBN13: 978-1416532392)
Most of these will be made available in the Academy Library by the end of the month. We also have most of the 2007 Alex Award winners for your reading enjoyment.
The Best Books for Young Adults and Quick Picks 2008 lists should be announced soon. Most of those titles are available in the Academy Library as well…I’ll post some highlights when I see the complete list.
That took longer than I thought…I’ll post again later.