Presentation on theme: "Grand Canyon Reader Award Spring 2015 Last Year’s Winners 1 st1 st The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen 2 nd2 nd Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Not."— Presentation transcript:
Grand Canyon Reader Award Spring 2015
Last Year’s Winners 1 st1 st The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen 2 nd2 nd Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Not Reading by Tom Greenwald 3 rd3 rd Mindblind by Jennifer Rozines Roy JAE 8/22/14 Rev. 1
Some Previous Winners The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan (2013) The Maze Runner by James Dashner (2012) Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (2011) Schooled by Gordon Korman (2010) Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick (2009) The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan (2008) Son of the Mob by Gordon Korman (2007) Eragon by Christopher Paolini (2006) The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer (2005) The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke (2004) JAE 8/20/12 Rev. 1
Voting Requirements You must read at least THREE books to voteYou must read at least THREE books to vote Votes are due by the end of MarchVotes are due by the end of March Listen for announcements in MarchListen for announcements in March Students who vote for the winning book will receive cool prizesStudents who vote for the winning book will receive cool prizes JAE 8/22/14 Rev. 1
Curveball: The Year I Lost My Grip Author: Jordan Sonnenblick Realistic fiction After an injury ends former star pitcher Peter Friedman's athletic dreams, he concentrates on photography which leads him to a girlfriend, new fame as a high school sports photographer, and a deeper relationship with the beloved grandfather who, when he realizes he is becoming senile, gives Pete all of his professional camera gear.
Drama Author: Raina Telgemeier Graphic novel Callie rides an emotional roller coaster while serving on the stage crew for a middle school production of Moon over Mississippi as various relationships start and end, and others never quite get going.
Etiquette and Espionage Author: Gail Carriger Fiction In an alternate England of 1851, spirited fourteen- year-old Sophronia is enrolled in a finishing school where, she is surprised to learn, lessons include not only the fine arts of dance, dress, and etiquette, but also diversion, deceit, and espionage. Sequel: Curtsies & Conspiracies
I Pledge Allegiance Author: Chris Lynch Historical fiction Best friends Morris, Rudi, Ivan, and Beck, having been either drafted or enlisted in the military during the Vietnam War, pledge they will come home together, and Morris, a sailor on the USS "Boston," relies on that promise to stay strong while his courage and resolve are tested under attack. First in a series
The Last Dragonslayer Author: Jasper Fforde Fantasy Fifteen-year-old Jennifer Strange runs an agency for underemployed magicians in a world where magic is fading away, but when visions of the death of the world's last dragon begin, all signs point to Jennifer-- and Big Magic Sequels: The Song of the Quarkbeast The Eye of Zoltar
The Lions of Little Rock Author: Kristin Levine Historical fiction Twelve-year-old Marlee develops a strong friendship with Liz, the new girl in school, but when Liz suddenly stops attending school and Marlee hears a rumor that her friend is actually an African American girl passing herself off as white, the two young girls must decide whether their friendship is worth taking on integration and the dangers it could bring to their families.
The Running Dream Author: Wendelin Van Draanen Realistic fiction When a school bus accident leaves sixteen-year-old Jessica an amputee, she returns to school with a prosthetic limb and her track team finds a wonderful way to help rekindle her dream of running again.
Slayers Author: C. J. Hill Fantasy At a rustic summer camp, sixteen-year-old Tori, a senator's daughter, learns that she is descended from medieval dragon slayers, that dragons still exist, and that she is expected to hone her special abilities to join her fellow campers in battling the beasts and the man who controls them. Sequel: Slayers: Friends and Traitors
Three Times Lucky Author: Sheila Turnage Mystery Washed ashore as a baby in tiny Tupelo Landing, North Carolina, Mo LoBeau, now eleven, and her best friend Dale turn detective when the amnesiac Colonel, owner of a café and co-parent of Mo with his cook, Miss Lana, seems implicated in a murder.
Unwanteds Author: Lisa McMann Fantasy In a society that purges thirteen-year-olds who are creative, identical twins Aaron and Alex are separated, one to attend University while the other, supposedly Eliminated, finds himself in a wondrous place where youths hone their abilities and learn magic. Sequels: Island of Silence Island of Fire