New Books!

The Wrong Train
This collection of scary stories includes the experiences of a train passenger who becomes subject to the nightmarish elements in stories told by a mysterious stranger, who demands a terrible price to make the stories end.
Wonder Woman : Warbringer
When a bomb detonates on Alia Keralis’ ship, she’s saved by Diana, Princess of the Amazons. But Alia is a Warbringer, fated to bring bloodshed, unless Alia and Diana can work together & save the world.
They Both Die at the End
In a near-future New York City where a service alerts people on the day they will die, teenagers Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio meet using the Last Friend app and are faced with the challenge of living a lifetime on their End Day.
Murder, Magic, and What We Wore
Deciding to become a spy after her father is killed and his money goes missing, Annis Whitworth uses her talent for sewing magical garments to open a dressmaking shop as a cover while she quietly searchs for her father’s murderer.
Girl on the Verge
Kanchana is a Thai-American high school senior in a small Kansas town. She struggles with a disapproving grandparent and her inability to fit in with her white peers. By secretly designing clothing that reflects both cultures, she creates something uniquely her own.
The Marrow Thieves
In a future world ravaged by global warming, people have lost the ability to dream, and the dreamlessness has led to widespread madness. The only people still able to dream are North America’s indigenous population – and it is their marrow that holds the cure for the rest of the world. But getting the marrow – and dreams – means death for the unwilling donors. Driven to flight, a 15-year-old and his companions struggle for survival against the “recruiters” who seek them out to bring them to the marrow-stealing factories.

October 18, 2017 at 10:53 am Leave a comment

Teen Read Week

Hope you all had a great Teen Read Week! If you can brave the rain, come by the library and pick up one of the free books I’m giving away. They’re on the wire shelves in the corner of the teen section of the library. I’ve got new books and even a few advance copies of books that are coming out this fall and winter.

If you need inspiration to read, check out these 12 new booklists:

 Classic Stories Retold Romance
 Fantasy Starring Girls Science Fiction Starring Girls
 Fantasy Starring Guys Science Fiction Starring Guys
 Historical Fiction Starring Immigrant & Refugee Teens
 Mystery & Suspense Starring LGBTQIA Teens
 Ripped from the Headlines Superheroes & Superpowers



October 14, 2017 at 11:02 am Leave a comment

Vote for Teens Top Ten!

Don’t forget to vote for the Teens’ Top Ten, an award whose nominees are selected and voted on just by teens! Voting will close at the end of Teen Read Week, which is tomorrow! Don’t miss your chance to vote for the winners. Check out the nominee video with Amandla and Nick, then go to the TTT site to vote for your top three!

October 13, 2017 at 8:37 am Leave a comment

Star Warssssss

Have you checked out the new trailer for The Last Jedi? If not, I’ve got you covered!

Can’t wait until December 15 to dive back in to the Star Wars universe? Check out Leia: Princess of Alderaan, by Claudia Gray! “Sixteen-year-old Princess Leia has been taking rigorous survival courses, practicing politics, and spearheading relief missions to world under Imperial control so that she becomes formally named heir to the throne of Alderaan. When her parents begin acting strange, Leia sets out to uncover their secrets, putting her in the path of the watchful Empire.”

October 12, 2017 at 8:29 am Leave a comment

Books Starring LGBTQIA Teens

Hope everyone is having a great Teen Read Week! Remember to come into the library’s teen section to grab a giveaway book and some of our new booklists. The booklist I’m highlighting today features books starring LGBTQIA teens, because October 11 is National Coming Out Day. If someone you know comes out today, you might want to check out one of these titles to help you understand their sexual or gender identity.

   Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit
When out & proud lesbian Joanna’s father moves them to a conservative town, he asks Joanna to play it straight. She agrees, but things get complicated when she starts crushing on her friend’s sister.
  History is All You Left Me
Griffin never doubted his ex Theo would come back to him one day. But when Theo drowns, Griffin has to reimagine his future.
You Know Me Well
Mark and Kate sit next to each other in school but are barely acquainted until they meet during Pride Week and connect over each one’s forbidden love.
A Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue
Monty’s passions for gambling, spirits, women and men have earned his father’s disapproval, so he seeks one last adventure with his best friend and unrequited crush, Percy.
If I Was Your Girl
Amanda is keeping a big secret, but when she falls for Grant, she wants to share everything with him, including her previous life as Andrew.
Ramona Blue
Blue-haired Ramona knows she likes girls, but as she gets closer to her friend Freddie, Ramona starts to question whether she could be bisexual.
None of the Above
Kristin is madly in love with her boyfriend, but their first time isn’t what she planned. A visit to the doctor reveals she’s intersex, with some male chromosomes and anatomy. Can she come to terms with her new self?
Tash Hearts Tolstoy 
Tash’s web show, a modern take on Anna Karenina, goes viral, and Tash is nominated for a Golden Tuba award. Tash has been flirting online with another nominee, but can she tell her crush that she’s romantic asexual?

October 11, 2017 at 9:15 am Leave a comment

It’s Teen Read Week!

Teen Read Week is finally here! You’ve been in school for a few weeks doing your assigned reading, but during TRW, remember to read for the fun of it!

Need a little help deciding what to read? I’ve got you covered. I have 12 new book lists here (and posted in the YA corner of the library if you like paper), and I’ve got lots of books to giveaway. Check out the wire shelves in the YA corner to find them. Have a great Teen Read Week, everyone!



October 8, 2017 at 9:00 am 1 comment

Superheroes & Superpowers

Teen Read Week less than one week away! Here’s another new book list to check out while we wait: book starring superheroes and teens with super powers.

Miles Morales: Spider-Man
Miles Morales just wants to think about school, friends, and girls, but with Peter Parker gone, Miles must embrace his destiny as the new Spider-Man.
Six teens who call themselves Zeroes have powers that set them apart, but they’re not exactly friends. When one sends out an SOS, the other Zeroes must come together to help.
Black Widow: Forever Red
Natasha Romanov, called the Black Widow, once rescued a young girl from Ivan, the man who trained Natasha as an assassin. Now, eight years later, she is called upon to protect the same girl again.
Michael Vey: Prisoner of Cell 25
Michael Vey wants to find out how he got his electric powers, but his investigation soon brings him to the attention of a powerful group who wants to control electric teens.
The Young Elites
Adelina survived a deadly illness that killed many, but left others with supernatural powers. Cast out by her family, Adelina joins the secret society of Young Elites and discovers her own abilities.
Ten years ago, David watched as his father was killed by an Epic, a human with superpowers. Now he joins the Reckoners – a group trying to kill Epics and end their tyranny.
Wonder Woman: Warbringer
When a bomb detonates on Alia Keralis’ ship, she’s saved by Diana, Princess of the Amazons. But Alia is a Warbringer, fated to bring bloodshed, unless Alia and Diana can work together & save the world.
Generation One
Since our allies unleashed Loric energy in order to save Earth from invasion, that same energy has begun to give teenagers incredible, possibly dangerous, abilities.

October 3, 2017 at 7:33 pm Leave a comment

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