Friday, December 18, 2009

Vote for Your Favourite!

Celebrate Gold Medal Reading, the 2009 Canadian Children’s Book Week theme, by participating in Oshawa Public Libraries Book Olympics!
Read one or all of the titles listed below and vote for your favourites in the polls to the right. All votes must be received by December 31, 2009. Voting is open to children and teens ages 2-18. The winning titles in each category will be announced in January 2010.
Vote for one of these titles:
Dooley Takes the Fall
by Norah McClintock
When 17-year-old Dooley discovers the body of a twelve-year-old boy, he knows he is in trouble. For one thing he’s already got a record. For another, the dead kid isn’t exactly a stranger – and he’s no friend. Slowly the net begins to close around Dooley as others begin to suspect he is responsible for other murders in the city.
Little Brother
by Cory Doctorow
Marcus is only seventeen years old, but he already knows how the system works. He is wise to the ways of the networked world and has no trouble outwitting his high school’s surveillance system. But his whole world changes when he and his friends find themselves caught in the aftermath of a major terrorist attack on San Francisco.
Me and the Blondes
by Teresa Toten
Sophie Kandinsky has spent the last six years trying to keep her crazy family life secret – she has an eccentric Bulgarian mother, and a father who has been charged with murder and is in prison. But with a move to a new school, Sophie has the opportunity to wipe the slate clean and has come up with a plan to befriend the popular clique.