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The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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

Free Copy of The False Prince Audiobook!

As some of you may already know, I truly looooved the young adult book The False Prince by Jennifer Nielsen. 

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!  

Bazinga! Ms. Sarah Strikes Again: My Picks for Best YA 2012.

I love this time of year because I get to go to the schools and tell them about some of the great books I've read this past year. (See my list of Booktalk Books! You can also see my list on our pinterest page.) But I've read a lot more books than I have time to tell them about, not to mention the ones I've heard about and haven't had a chance to read yet.

Z is for Zombie.

For those of you who don't know, we had a fabulously fun zombie event in October 2012 for the teens.  Here is the graphic novel they created for the event.

 

Now, for you zombie lovers out there, I have a list of my favorite zombie things for you.

 

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