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Teen & Children's Book Choice Awards!

Voting ends May 12th! Stand up for your favorite pick this year.  Vote at ccbookawards.com!  

TAB Guest Blog Post: Flipped

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

I just finished reading The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chobsky, and it is a f

A Feast of Books: Teen Fiction Coming in the Fall

Summer is halfway over (yikes!), so now I'm already living in fall-land.  Meaning, we are currently planning fall events for the library, and the publishing industry is launching an INSANE amount of new fall books.  Just like they do every fall.  Yay! 

So I thought I'd tease you all with a list of some of the books in my August cart (all of these coming out in either September or October).  Most of these you can already put a hold on, so give us a call and we can put a hold on for you; that way when it comes out, you can be one of the first people to check it out!

TAB Guest Blog Post: City of Bones

http://syndetics.com/index.aspx?isbn=9781416914280/LC.GIF&client=swansconsor&upc=&oclc=67840099 My best friend (thanks Ali) begged me to read her favorite books, The Mortal Instruments Series.

Booktalks, booktalks, booktalks.

It's that time of year again when I go to the middle schools to tell them about all the great books I've read since the last time I visited.  Usually, I pick all the books myself and share my favorites, but this time round I had the other librarians each choose a couple.  This way, you get more of a variety of styles to pick from.  You can find all the books that I talked about this time in a couple of ways. 

 

1.) The list is posted on the teen site under "lists for teens" here

 

Problems, Problems, Problems: Social Issue Books for Teens

You may get assigned a "social issue" book, and you might think, "Ugh, I don't want to read about an issue."  BUT don't think like that!  Some of the best books out there are "issue" books!  In fact, you'd be hard pressed to find a good book out there (fiction or nonfiction) that doesn't talk about a "social issue" in some way.

So what are some incredible reads that focus on social issues?  Try some of these...

 

Weight Issues

TAB Member Guest Post: Resolutions by Grace

Resolutions to Read   By: Grace J.

Books FTW!

 

Award season rolls around every year and immediately makes me feel like rushing out to read ALL the books on the award list that I haven’t read yet.  Which is implausible since I’m usually already reading so much, but still!  

Mysteries, Thrillers & Suspense, Oh My!

The more I read, the more jaded I become.  It takes  a lot for me to finish a book these days.  For instance, Young Adult literature has spoiled me for reading adult books.  If it takes too long to get to the point or gets bogged down in too much detail and not enough plot, I won't read it.  My litmus test for most books is the first line, first paragraph, first page and, if they're lucky, the first ten pages.  At most I'll suffer through half a book before I quit.  You wouldn't think it, but this librarian has become a reluctant reader!  Jaded and easily bored by blah books, I have certain

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