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Podcasts, trailers, and author info. for the 20 Isinglass titles for 2011-2012
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Info on Nominating a Book

To nominate a book, please include the author's name, the book title, and the year of publication, and email your suggestion to

Books that have been nominated in the past will not be considered for future years.  To see a list of past books on the list, visit the Barrington Public Library's Isinglass Tean Read Award Page.


Pages and Podcasts for Each Book

From October to April, we will create a podcast for an Isinglass nominee about once per week.  A new LibGuides page will appear for that title, with information about the book, author, and a link to the podcast.  Check back often!


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NH Isinglass Nominees 2011-2012

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Clockwork Angel - Cassandra Clare
Call Number: FIC CLA
ISBN: 9781416975861
Sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray travels to England in search of her brother only to be abducted by the Dark Sisters, residents of London's Downworld, home to the city's supernatural folk, and she becomes the object of much attention--both good and bad--when it is discovered she has the power to transform at will into another person.

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The Dead Boys - Royce Buckingham
Call Number: FIC BUC
ISBN: 0399252223
While exploring his new town, Teddy becomes suspicious of other boys he meets, eventually realizing the reason for their oddities lies with the overgrown sycamore...that is trying to capture him, too!

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Girl, Stolen - April Henry
Call Number: FIC HEN
ISBN: 0805090053
When an impulsive carjacking turns into a kidnapping, Griffin, a high school dropout, finds himself more in sympathy with his wealthy, blind victim, sixteen-year-old Cheyenne, than with his greedy father.

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The Great Wide Sea - M.H. Herlong
Call Number: FIC HER
ISBN: 9780142416709
Still mourning the death of their mother, three brothers go with their father on an extended sailing trip off the Florida Keys and have a harrowing adventure at sea.

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Hacking Timbuktu - Stephen Davies
Call Number: FIC DAV
ISBN: 9780547390161
London sixteen-year-old Danny Temple and friend Omar use their computer and parkour skills to elude pursuers as they follow clues in an Arabic manuscript to the mysterious cliffs of Bandiagara in sub-Saharan Africa seeking an ancient treasure.

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Heist Society - Ally Carter
Call Number: FIC CAR
ISBN: 9781423116394
A group of teenagers uses their combined talents to re-steal several priceless paintings and save fifteen-year-old Kat Bishop's father, himself an international art thief, from a vengeful collector.

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I Am Number Four - Pittacus Lore
Call Number: FIC LOR
ISBN: 9780062026248
In rural Ohio, friendships and a beautiful girl prove distracting to a fifteen-year-old who has hidden on Earth for ten years waiting to develop the Legacies, or powers, he will need to rejoin the other six surviving Garde members and fight the Mogadorians who destroyed their planet, Lorien.

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Incarceron - Catherine Fisher
Call Number: FIC FIS
ISBN: 0803733968
To free herself from an upcoming arranged marriage, Claudia, the daughter of the Warden of Incarceron, a futuristic prison with a mind of its own, decides to help a young prisoner escape.

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Iron King - Julie Kagawa
Call Number: FIC KAG
ISBN: 9780606149099
On the eve of her 16th birthday, Meghan Chase learns that she is the daughter of Oberon, the summer faery king, and when her half-brother is kidnapped, she must journey into a fantastical world she never imagined to face an unknown enemy and save the people she loves.

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Letters from Wolfie - Patti Sherlock
Call Number: FIC SHE
ISBN: 0670036943
Certain that he is doing the right thing by donating his dog, Wolfie, to the Army's scout program in Vietnam, thirteen-year-old Mark begins to have second thoughts when the Army refuses to say when and if Wolfie will ever return.

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Matched - Ally Condie
Call Number: FIC CON
ISBN: 9780525423645
Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her, so when Xander appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows he is her ideal mate--until Ky Markham's face appears for an instant before the screen fades to black.

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Notes from the Midnight Driver - Jordan Sonnenblick
Call Number: FIC SON
ISBN: 0439757797
After being assigned to perform community service at a nursing home, sixteen-year-old Alex befriends a cantankerous old man who has some lessons to impart about jazz guitar playing, love, and forgiveness.

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Payback Time - Carl Deuker
Call Number: FIC DEU
ISBN: 9780547279817
Overweight, somewhat timid Mitch reluctantly agrees to be the sports reporter for the Lincoln High newspaper because he is determined to be a writer, but he senses a real story in Angel, a talented football player who refuses to stand out on the field--or to discuss his past.

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Revolver - Marcus Sedgewick
Call Number: FIC SED
ISBN: 9781596435926
Fourteen-year-old Sig is stranded at a remote cabin in the Arctic wilderness with his father, who died just hours earlier after falling through the ice, when a terrifying man arrives, claiming Sig's father owes him a share of a horde of stolen gold and that he will kill Sig if he does not get his money.

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Rot and Ruin - Jonathan Maberry
Call Number: FIC MAB
ISBN: 1442402334
In a post-apocalyptic world where fences and border patrols guard the few people left from the zombies that have overtaken civilization, fifteen-year-old Benny Imura is finally convinced that he must follow in his older brother's footsteps and become a bounty hunter.

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The Running Dream - Wendelin Van Draanen
Call Number: FIC DRA
ISBN: 0375866671
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.

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Scrawl - Mark Shulman
Call Number: FIC SHU
ISBN: 9781596434172
When eighth-grade school bully Tod and his friends get caught committing a crime on school property, his penalty--staying after school and writing in a journal under the eye of the school guidance counselor--reveals aspects of himself that he prefers to keep hidden.

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Uprising - Margaret Peterson Haddix
Call Number: FIC HAD
ISBN: 1416911715
In 1927, at the urging of twenty-one-year-old Harriet, Mrs. Livingston reluctantly recalls her experiences at the Triangle Shirtwaist factory, including miserable working conditions that led to a strike, then the fire that took the lives of her two best friends, when Harriet, the boss's daughter, was only five years old. Includes historical notes.

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Virals - Kathy Reichs
Call Number: FIC REI
ISBN: 9781595143426
Tory Brennan and her friends are exposed to a canine parvovirus when they rescue a dog from a medical testing facility and soon realize they have heightened senses, which they use to solve a cold case murder.

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Wereling - Steve Feasey
Call Number: FIC FEA
ISBN: 9780312596125
Fourteen-year-old Trey Laporte discovers that he is a werewolf, falls in love with a girl who is half vampire, and must battle a powerful vampire who wants to destroy him.


Last Year's Winner

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The Maze Runner - James Dashner
Call Number: FIC DAS
ISBN: 0385737947
Sixteen-year-old Thomas wakes up with no memory in the middle of a maze and realizes he must work with the community in which he finds himself if he is to escape.


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