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New Adventure Reads for Teens

Adventure People Staged Shot 2 by clappstarHave you registered for the Teen Summer Reading Program?  If you haven't, you should! What better way to start your summer than to pick up some books that have just come out or are new to our shelves.  Below is a list of some new teen adventures and a couple of new adult adventure titles that might appeal to teen readers.  What do you recommend?

New Mystery & Suspense Reads for Teens

Fingerprinted by Jeremy BrooksThe Teen Summer Reading Program is underway!  What better way to start your summer than to pick up some books that have just come out or are new to our shelves.  Below is a list of some new teen mysteries and a couple of new adult mystery titles that might appeal to teen readers.  What do you recommend?

New Fantasy Reads for Teens

Dragon by munktOnThe Teen Summer Reading Program begins tomorrow!  What better way to start your summer than to pick up some books that have just come out or are new to our shelves.  Below is a list of some new teen fantasy fiction and a couple of new adult fantasy titles that might appeal to teen readers.  What do you recommend?

Fun & Funny

autototsWith the end of school right around the corner, this is usually the time of year when you finally get the chance to read something just for fun.  Below I’ve listed some newer titles that are just for fun or will have you laughing out loud.  How will you celebrate your fast-approaching summer?

Science Fiction Reads for Tweens

AlienWelcome to another installment of Tween Reads!  This week the focus will be on historical fiction, but keep your eyes peeled for other genres as the weeks go by.  This list isn’t meant to be exhaustive, but to give tweens and parents some initial guidance as they make their way over to the young adult shelves.  And some of these are titles that are new to the Children’s shelves or might have flown under the radar.  What are your favorite tween science fiction reads?

While You’re Waiting for Unearthly…

unearthly bookjacketI read Unearthly as soon as I could get my hands on it.  I’m not usually a big paranormal romance reader, but it had gotten good reviews and was nominated for the Lone Star list so I thought I should investigate further.  I finished it in one weekend.  I couldn’t stop reading it.  I told people I was busy and couldn’t hang out with them just so I could plow through to the end.  Once I only had a few more pages left…I put it down.  I just didn’t want it to be over.  Luckily it is part of a planned trilogy, so I’ll have some other titles to look forward to.  If you are on the waiting list for Unearthly or if yo

Historical Fiction Reads for Tweens

History Car 1964Welcome to another installment of Tween Reads!  This week the focus will be on historical fiction, but keep your eyes peeled for other genres as the weeks go by.  This list isn’t meant to be exhaustive, but to give tweens and parents some initial guidance as they make their way over to the young adult shelves.  And some of these are titles that are new to the Children’s shelves or might have flown under the radar.  What are your favorite tween historical fiction reads?

 

Fantasy Reads for Tweens

Fantasy Landscape by chiaralilyWelcome to another installment of Tween Reads!  This week the focus will be on fantasy fiction, but keep your eyes peeled for other genres as the weeks go by.  This list isn’t meant to be exhaustive, but to give tweens and parents some initial guidance as they make their way over to the young adult shelves.  And some of these are titles that are new to the Children’s shelves or might have flown under the radar.  What are your favorite tween fantasy fiction reads?

Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

Dragon Mural by John WooMay is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month and an opportunity for us to celebrate the history of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans who have contributed to the United States’ success and those who continue to help make America a vibrant, unique, and culturally diverse nation.  Below I’ve picked some a few books featuring Asian American teen voices.  How will you celebrate?

Sports Reads for Tweens

soccer cleatsWelcome to another installment of Tween Reads!   This addition will focus on sports fiction titles by special request of Kathleen G! Keep your eyes peeled for other genres as the weeks go by.  This list isn’t meant to be exhaustive, but to give tweens and parents some initial guidance as they make their way over to the young adult shelves.  And some of these are titles that are new to the Children’s shelves or might have flown under the radar.  What are your favorite tween sports fiction reads?

Mer’s Tween Sports Reads Picks:

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