The 2016-2017 Tome Society It List Nominees have been announced and here they are! Thank you to the hundreds of volunteer readers who make this list happen each year!
The 2016-2017 Tome Society It List
Each year the Tome Society selects 20 high school, 10 middle school, and 6 elementary school books to be featured on the It List. Each book must meet the Tome Society's requirements of being new, clean, encouraging, and engaging. The selection of the It List is an exciting, and somewhat stress-filled, time of year of the Tome Society. With over 107 reader responses sent in throughout the year the It List Selection Committee had a difficult time choosing which books to put on the list. Each book on the It List has been vetted by a committee member, which means between the four committee members thousands of hours were spent reading the nominees.
This year when the Selection Committee gathered to make the final decisions for the It List the room was filled with books, plots were shared, and interests were peaked. In years past, the Selection Committee has had heated battles about which books to put on the list because each member has high hopes for their favorites to be chosen. This year, after hours of discussion about genres, trends, and plot lines the It List was chosen.
However, dear readers, you will have to wait just a little longer to see the new It List nominees. But take my word for it, you will be fascinated!
View our LIVE video chat with Carrie Ryan, co-author of our Club Tome and Jr. Tome It List Nominee book, Map to Everywhere.
The event will be live cast to YouTube on Tuesday, March 1st at 1 PM EST. The video will also be archived on YouTube for later viewing.
Find more Literacy Week ideas at www.tomesociety.org/tome-literacy-week
Share your Lit Week activities online with the hashtag #TLW16 and tag @TomeSociety all week February 22-26, 2016.
Chapter Advisers -- Carrie Ryan (author of Map to Everywhere) has agreed to do a Google Hangout with our chapters TOMORROW (Wednesday), 2/24 at 1 PM Eastern. The video chat will last no longer than one hour. If you are an official chapter, you can participate for FREE in this online event.
This is in honor of Tome Literacy Week this week, Feb. 22-26.
Please work with your schools this morning and email firstname.lastname@example.org TODAY if your chapter can do an "at-school field trip" tomorrow at 1 pm to participate in this online event.
Remember, Map to Everywhere was an It List book for Club Tome (4-5) and Jr. Tome(6-8) levels, but all grades are invited to participate. More information to follow.
To participate live you have two options, you can VIEW the event on YouTube LIVE and submit questions for Mrs. Ryan to our designated Today's Meet channel (info coming soon) OR you can participate in the video portion via GoogleHangout (you will need a webcam and google hangout capabilities at school).
We are proud to share the following schedule and events for our upcoming TomeCon 2016 on March 17.
TomeCon 2016 Schedule
Thursday, March 17, 2016
9 AM - 5 PM
Gainesville Campus - University of North Georgia
3820 Mundy Mill Rd.
Oakwood, GA 30566
Regular registration fee per student $12 (advisers and chaperons free). Checks payable to Tome Society. More registration details included in registration forms. Early registration postmarked by Friday, February 12, 2016. Late registration payment ($15 per student) must be postmarked by Tuesday, March 1, 2016.
Please see the registration form.
Early Bird TomeCon 2016 Registration Deadline Approaching– This Friday, February 12th (must be emailed and postmarked by Friday for the reduced registration rate). You can download the registration form at http://www.tomesociety.org/tomecon.html
Also, remember each registered chapter needs to provide an adult volunteer the day of the conference, in addition to one adviser/chaperone for your group of students. Please remember to list your volunteer’s information on the registration form AND on the google form here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1aQfy4zIwhHluLmCMgAP_tbFX8mHGZIAo3YdaQ3bHPOA/viewform
Donate a Basket
Also, don’t forget your chapter gets Chapter of the Year points for donating a raffle basket for TomeCon.
Also, here is a form for additional community volunteers to help before conference and the day of conference: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1V0hdwzplRqbg6qcD_Rbq3Ecs6H8JV_4pbeCinJXGDW0/viewform
Please make plans for a fun literacy week at your school. Literacy Week is Feb. 22-26. Please use this week to promote literacy across your school and advertise It List Voting http://www.tomesociety.org/vote.html There is an activity packet and a sample Literacy Week activity sheet posted on the website at http://www.tomesociety.org/tome-literacy-week.html
Calling all Community Members, Friends of Tome, and Chapter Advisers:
We have needs for several things with help before our upcoming TomeCon 2016.
We also have a need for volunteers the day of conference. If you can attend TomeCon at the Gainesville Campus of the University of North Georgia on March 17, 2016 from 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM or any portion of the day, we also need help the day of conference.
If you can help us BEFORE conference or the DAY of conference, please submit your information here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1V0hdwzplRqbg6qcD_Rbq3Ecs6H8JV_4pbeCinJXGDW0/viewform
Thank you for your support.