Capitol Choices membership for 2017 is currently being updated. Whether this will be your first year in Capitol Choices or your fifteenth, you need to sign-up! If you would like to be on the Capitol Choices membership list for 2017 (necessary to nominate and vote), please e-mail Darcie Caswell (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your name, preferred e-mail, and reading group you will be part of. Members from last year, if you find your Capitol Choices website login no longer works, that means you need to e-mail Darcie and re-new!
Noted author Ann Bausum will receive the Children's Book Guild of Washington D.C.'s Non-Fiction Award on Saturday April 29 at a luncheon at Clyde's restaurant. There will be an opportunity to purchase her books and have them signed as well as hear Ann talk about her work. The event is at Clyde's Gallery Place from noon to 3 p.m. . Tickets are $35 and may be ordered through the Guild web site childrensbookguild.org or by mail with a check to the guild c/o Terry Jennings, 1836 Post Oak Trail, Reston, Va. 20191.
Please note that three of our exceptional members are on the ALSC section of the American Library Association Ballot that should have been received by all ALA members. Kathie Meizer is on the ballot for ALSC Board, Theresa Cain is on the ballot for the Caldecott Committee and Sandra Eklund is on the ballot for the Newbery Committee.
Natasha, a believer in science and facts, meets Daniel, a poetic soul, just hours before her family is to be deported to Jamaica. For one magical day, the teens travel around New York City together, learning about each other, themselves, and the true nature of relationships.
Falling in love with the boy next door sounds like a cliché but when you are Madeline, a girl “allergic to everything”, it becomes more complicated than that. Suddenly, Madeleine wants a life beyond the one she and her mother have fashioned.
Simon forgets to log off the school computer one day, unintentionally revealing his secret email romance and his so-far undeclared sexual orientation. An aggravating, funny and poignant story of self-discovery…and love.
Ninth-grader Adonis, an overachiever born without legs, resists friendship with Autumn, a superb wrestler but failing student. Her infectious spirit and obvious interest in him slowly chip away at his reluctance in this superb present-tense tale with alternate voices examining a “brains” versus “heart” conflict.
The elite Elliot North, in a futuristic, post-apocalyptic rendition of Jane Austen’s Persuasion, realizes that she must manage her dysfunctional family’s country estate. Her decisions pit her against the seemingly lost, but not forgotten, love of her childhood.
The alternate viewpoints of Charlie and Rose present different perspectives of one summer in an Australian country town. Rose desperately plans her escape to the city while Charlie longs for new friends and music to assuage her grief after the deaths of her mother and grandmother.
After an impostor king seizes Lumatere, an impassable wall surrounding the kingdom keeps exiled survivors outside. Ten years later, the mysterious Evanjalin cajoles Finnikin to return. This epic fantasy unfolds in a detailed world full of unpredictable and unsettling discoveries.