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New Audiobooks

Going on vacation and need something to listen to during a long car trip? Try an audiobook! All the teen audiobooks are in the teen section of the library.

TalonCD Talon by Julie Kagawa
CD Book
In a world in which near-extinct dragons pass as humans to grow their numbers secretly, siblings Ember and Dante Hill prepare for destined positions in the world of Talon only to be hunted by a dragon-slaying soldier.
 UnlikelyHeroCD The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B by Teresa Toten
CD Book
Adam not only is trying to understand his OCD, while trying to balance his relationship with his divorced parents, but he’s also trying to navigate through the issues that teenagers normally face, namely the perils of young love.
PerfectionistsPlayaway The Perfectionists by Sara Shepard
Playaway
Forging a friendship based on their mutual hatred of a philandering boy, five girls imagine a perfect way to kill him and must prove their innocence when he is killed in the exact manner they envisioned.
 SaintAnythingCD Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen
CD Book
Sydney’s charismatic older brother Peyton has always been the center of attention in the family, but when he’s sent to jail, Sydney struggles to find her place at home and the world until she meets the Chathams, including gentle, protective Mac, who makes her feel seen for the first time.

August 12, 2015 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

New Books on CD and Playaway

If you love audio books, it’s your lucky day! We’ve got a bunch of new books on CD and Playaway to check out. Never heard of a Playaway? It’s basically an MP3 player preloaded with an entire audio book. All YA audio books are located in the YA corner.

HereAndNOw New on CD
The Here and Now by Ann Brashares
Seventeen-year-old Prenna, an immigrant who moved to New York when she was twelve. But she didn’t come from another country, she came from another time. Now she and the other travelers must follow strict rules to avoid destroying the new life they have worked so hard to get, as well as the one person Prenna is desperate to protect.
RoseUnderFire New on CD
Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein
When young American pilot Rose Justice is captured by Nazis and sent to Ravensbrück, the notorious women’s concentration camp, she finds hope in the impossible through the loyalty, bravery, and friendship of her fellow prisoners.
HalfBad New on CD
Half Bad by Sally Green
In modern-day England, where witches live alongside humans, Nathan, son of a White witch and the most powerful Black witch, must escape captivity before his seventeenth birthday and receive the gifts that will determine his future.
GeogYouMe New on Playaway
The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith
Sparks fly when Lucy and Buckley meet on an elevator rendered useless by a New York City blackout. After they’re rescued, they spend the night wandering the darkened streets and marveling at the rare appearance of stars above Manhattan. But once the power is back, so is reality. Over the next year, as they leave the city and  travel farther away from each other geographically, they stay connected emotionally.

June 2, 2014 at 2:57 pm Leave a comment

Can’t Wait for Crossed?

I’m dying for Crossed by Ally Condie to come out on November 1, so I decided to reread the first book in the series, Matched.  Only this time I tried the audiobook on Playaway and it was great! If you don’t know what a Playaway is, it’s basically an MP3-type player that is preloaded with an entire audiobook.

The narrator of Matched does a great job of pulling you into the rhythm of Cassia’s life and I was reminded of why I liked the book so much in the first place!  You can read my review of Matched here.

Hope you give the Playaway a try to tide you over until Crossed comes out.  I’ve got both the Crossed book and the Playaway on order, so no matter which you like, I’ve got you covered.  Look for my review of Crossed in November.   ~ Katie

October 24, 2011 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

YA Book Award Winners

It’s book awards season again!  Check out some of these award winners and honor books, available in the teen section of the library.  (Only the books owned by the library are listed here; for the full awards lists, just click the name of the award.)

The Printz Award
“The Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature.”  

Winner: Shipbreaker by Paolo Bacigalupi
Honor Books: 
Stolen by Lucy Christopher
Please Ignore Vera Dietz  by A.S. King
Revolver by Marcus Sedgwick
Nothing by Janne Teller

   
The Stonewall Book Awards for Children’s & YA Literature
Honoring “books of exceptional merit relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered experience.”

Honor Books:
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan
Love Drugged by James Klise
   
The Odyssey Award
Awarded “to the producer of the best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults, available in English in the United States.”

Honor Book:
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan (Available on CD.)
   
The William C. Morris YA Debut Award
“Honors a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens.”  

Finalists:
Guardian of the Dead by Karen Healey
Crossing the Tracks by Barbara Stuber

January 21, 2011 at 10:40 am Leave a comment

Top Books of 2010

You know what the end of the year means, don’t you?  Tons of ‘best of the year’ lists!  So here’s mine: the teen books that were checked out the most in 2010.

Top 15 Fiction Books

1.  “Catching Fire” by Suzanne Collins (Read my review.)
2.  “Twilight” by Stephenie Meyer
3.  “Breaking Dawn” by Stephenie Meyer
4.  “Mockingjay” by Suzanne Collins (Read my review.)
5.  “Scat” by Carl Hiaasen
6.  “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins (Read my review.)
7.  “New Moon” by Stephenie Meyer
8.  “The Alchemyst” by Michael Scott
9.  “The Boy Who Dared” by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
10.  “Charmed and Dangerous” by Lisi Harrison
11.  “The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner” by Stephenie Meyer
12.  “Tangled” by Carolyn Mackler
13.  “The Host” by Stephenie Meyer
14.  “Fang: A Maximum Ride Novel” by James Patterson
15.  “Witch and Wizard” by James Patterson

Top 5 Nonfiction Books

1.  “Mega Traumarama!: Real Girls and Guys Confess More of their Most Mortifying Moments!” by Seventeen Magazine
2.  “Teens Cook: How to Cook What You Want to Eat” by Megan Carle
3.  “Teens Cook Dessert” by Megan Carle
4.  “Alternacrafts: 20+ Hi-Style, Lo-Budget Projects to Make” by Jessica Vitkus (We made bottle cap magnets using this book’s instructions. Check out the pictures here.)
5.  “Sew with Sara: PJs, Pillows, Bags and More: Fun Stuff to Keep, Give, Sell!” by Sara Trail

Top 5 Audio Books

1.  “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins
2.  “The Graveyard Book” by Neil Gaiman
3.  “Hoot” by Carl Hiassen
4.  “Brisingr” by Christopher Paolini
5.  “Eclipse” by Stephenie Meyer

Top 5 Graphic Novels

1.  “Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer” by Van Jenson (Read my review.)
2.  “Twilight: The Graphic Novel Vol. 1” by Stephenie Meyer and Young Kim
3.  “Girl Genius: Omnibus” by Kaja Foglio
4.  “Batman: Jekyll & Hyde” by Paul Jenkins, Jae Lee, and Sean Phillips
5.  “Justice League of America: The Injustice League” by Dwayne McDuffee, Alan Burnett and Ed Benes

Top 5 Manga

1.  “Clover” by CLAMP
2.  “Maximum Ride Vol. 1” by James Patterson and NaRae Lee
3.  “Maximum Ride Vol. 2” by James Patterson and NaRae Lee
4.  “Nabari No Ou Vol. 1” by Yuhki Kamatani
5.  “The Dreaming Vol. 1” by Queenie Chan

January 4, 2011 at 2:09 pm 1 comment

How Do You Listen?

I’ve blogged about Playaways before – they’re the small, portable way to listen to an entire audiobook preloaded on a device about the size of an MP3 player.  Now that I’ve gotten a few more, including “Shiver” by Maggie Stiefvater, and “The Outsiders” by S.E. Hinton, I want to know…

Thanks for your input!  Comment me if you have an idea for an audio book we should buy.

November 15, 2009 at 10:04 am Leave a comment

Downloadable audiobooks

Now Winfield Library cardholders can download audiobooks from anywhere using NetLibrary eAudiobooks.   

You must come into the library for a one-time set-up of your free account, then you may login from anywhere and download up to 10 eAudiobooks at a time. Books check out for 3 weeks and may be renewed. Once you have set up your account, click the banner to get started.

eBooksHoriz

You may listen to eAudiobooks on your computer or download the book to a portable listening device. A list of supported portable devices is available here.

For more detailed information, please see:
eAudiobooks Quick Start Guide (.pdf)
eAudiobooks Detailed Guide for Library Users (.pdf)

We have hundreds of titles for young adults from authors including Meg Cabot, Anthony Horowitz, Sarah Dessen, Pete Hautman and more!  Come to the library and set up your free account now.

Katie

August 5, 2009 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

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