Collins Hill High School Media Center Blog

GA Peach Award Slideshow!

Check out each of the GA Peach Award Nominees in this slideshow – just roll over the screen to pause and then come to the library to check one out! Or, click back to the CHHS Media Center website to email a reservation.


March 23, 2009 Posted by | Book recommendation | , | Leave a comment

Harper Teen Books

Thanks to Joyce Valenza, I’ve discovered Harper Teen Books, an amazing website resource for young adult lit. You can peek into books, find new fiction suggestions, and learn more about your favorite authors. I’ve put the link in the box on the right, or you can click here: via kwout

March 22, 2009 Posted by | Book recommendation | , , | Leave a comment

13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher

This book is on the new GA Peach awards lists and is also on my giant list of books to read. There is an interesting article in the NY Times about this book – Asher’s inspiration and informal reviews. Check out the article at the link beneath the screenshot:

Jay Asher’s ‘Thirteen Reasons Why,’ About Teenage Suicide, Climbs Best-Seller List –

Once again, credit goes to Buffy Hamilton, the unquiet librarian.

March 16, 2009 Posted by | Book recommendation | , | Leave a comment

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson, is one of my all time favorites and very popular in the CHHS library.  The novel  is ten years old—can you believe it?  To celebrate the anniversary, Anderson decided to create a “found” poem using lines and words from letters she has received from fans about the novel over the last 10 years.  The result is a compelling text—you can find the text of that found poem here:


You can also speak up about the novel Speak and view info about her new book, Wintergirls (we’re ordering it!), at this blog:

Speak Up About Speak via kwout

Special thanks to Buffy Hamilton, the unquiet librarian, for this info and much inspiration!

March 16, 2009 Posted by | Book recommendation, FYI, Ideas | , | Leave a comment

New GA Peach booklist!

The 2009-2010 Georgia Peach Awards List is available! Theteensvotese books are voted on as the top 20 young adult books, and students can vote for their favorite to win the Georgia Peach Award. Here’s the new list. Some of these books are currently available in the CHHS media center, and the rest are coming soon!

Here are the 20 nominees for the Georgia Peach Award:

13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Bad Monkeys by Matt Ruff
Blood Brothers by S.A. Harazin
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
Deadline by Chris Crutcher
Generation Dead by Daniel Waters
Getting the Girl by Susan Juby
Graceling by Kristin Cashore
Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Impossible by Nancy Werlin
Lessons from a Dead Girl by Jo Knowles
Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
My Most Excellent Year by Steve Kluger
Oh. My. Gods. by Tera Lynn Childs
Ophelia by Lisa Klein
Spud by John Van de Ruit
Three Little Words by Ashley Rhodes-Courter
Unwind by Neal Shusterman
Wake by Lisa McMann
Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

March 10, 2009 Posted by | Book recommendation | , | Leave a comment

Need a vacation?

assassinationvacation1We’ve got books on display to help you escape! Come check one out. We’ve also got some brand-new books on display if you are looking for something new!

~Mrs. Frilot

March 5, 2009 Posted by | Book recommendation | , , | Leave a comment