- Pleasant Hills
- AC Free
- Red Pyramid: Rick Riordan
- The Strange Case of Origami Yoda: Tom Angleberger
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth: Jeff Kinney
- Big Nate in a Class by Himself: Lincoln Pierce
- Into the Gauntlet (10th of 39 Clues): Margaret Peterson Haddix
- Cosmic: Frank Cottrell
- My Life as a Book: Janet Tashjian
- Scumble: Ingrid Law
- Countdown: Debra Wiles
- Nature Girl: Jane Kelley
It's a pretty cool lineup and each of the 8 libraries got an extra copy of each of the 10 titles for their collection. And any student who participates (which means (s)he reads 3+ titles on the list) is invited to a celebration of reading at the Heinz History Center on Tuesday, April 12th where we'll link all the reading everyone did with promoting the 2011 Summer Reading Club! Joe Wos will deliver a Keynote Conversation about the importance of stories and everyone will have a chance to get creative on a project around some of the titles. We'll also, of course, be revealing the winner of this year's Awards!
Because it's our first year, we're encouraging the participating libraries (school and public) to go crazy with how they promote this new initiative and the kinds of programs they might offer to go along with it! Here's an example of a display Megan Goode at Moon created:
We'll be collecting potential titles for NEXT year's CCAs until mid-November, so feel free to pass along a title you think we should consider! You can send suggestions to me at beesonk(at)einetwork(dot)net. And of course, we're encouraging every library to participate!