Readers Advisor

Readers Advisor

I’m Mary K.–librarian, mom, blogger, reader. I believe there’s no such thing as too many books–if you do, too, you’re in the right place! Browse this page for great finds from across our collection. What will you read next?

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2013 Alex Awards Announced! Print Email

Three covers from Alex Award winners: Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour bookstore, Juvenile in Justice, and PureThe Alex Awards were announced this morning (1/28) at the ALA Midwinter Conference in Seattle.  These awards recognize books published for adults that have special appeal to teen readers.  Great for reading together with a teen - and the Alex Award stamp marks them as titles with broad appeal to adult readers as well.  Here's this year's list:

Caring is Creepy by David Zimmerman
Girlchild by Tupelo Hassman
Juvenile in Justice by Richard Ross
Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
My Friend Dahmer by Derf Backderf
One Shot at Forever by Chris Ballard
Pure by Julianna Baggott
The Round House by Louise Erdrich
Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
Where’d You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple