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Science Fiction Reads for Teens

Alien with feelers by SmeerchWhether you’re already a fan of science fiction or you want to explore the genre more, you might check out some of these reads that are newly released or new to our shelves.  What great science fiction reads to you recommend?

 

 

 

 

Award Spotlight: School Library Journal's Best Adult Books for Teens

Genetics Exhibit, San Jose Tech by Thomas HawkThe end of the year and beginning of the next bring numerous “best of” lists.  School Library Journal has several Best of 2012 lists, but I thought I might share with you what we have on our shelves that reviewers found to be the best adult books for teen readers.  Whether you already read mostly adult fiction or non-fiction, you read back and forth between teen and adult reads, or you’ve been thinking about branching out into the adult collection, you might consider checking out one of these.  What would be on your “best of” list?

Authors for Adults and Teens

Texture, Old Trigonometry Book by Gordana AMA little over a year ago I noticed something strange: a book by a first-time author for young adults had multiple requests on it before it had even hit our shelves.  Ok, that isn’t really strange, I suppose.

New Horror Reads for Teens

The Crow & The Moon [Explored] by -Dave Morrow-Although it may not feel quite like it here in Houston, we have officially entered fall.  I love fall: the cooler temperatures, the increasing necessity to wear layered clothing, and the holidays and celebrations it includes – like Halloween and Thanksgiving – or really any event that gives me an excuse to eat pie and candy.  With Halloween approaching, you might consider checking out a spooky read to psych yourself up (and out) for the celebration.

New Horror Reads

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Live and Let Spy

Eye Spy by ocularinvasionGrowing up I watched my fair share of old James Bond movies and it always seemed that every Sunday, on some channel, one could not avoid a Roger Moore-era Bond film.  James Bond on film will have his 50th anniversary this year with a new installment of the series, Skyfall.  Although many of us probably know Bond best through film, 007 started his life in fiction in the novel Casino Royale by Ian Fleming.  So in celebration of Bond’s 50th anniversary on film and almost 60 years in fiction, I’ve put together a list of great reads that in some way feature spies or espionage.  What do you recom

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!

Joaquín Torres García - América invertida by Hablando del asuntoEach year in the United States between September 15 and October 15 we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by paying tribute to people of Hispanic heritage from the past and present who have impacted our nation and who have enriched our American culture.  Living in the Houston area, we enjoy a wonderful diversity of cultural influences and there are many different opportunities open for us to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.  How will you celebrate?

Science. Technology. Engineering. Math.

dream.numbers by mark knolLiving in the 21st century, the STEM fields (or Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) are very important to our lives today and will continue to be so in the future.  Most of us take science and math classes in school and some of us have opportunities to pursue interests in computer science, web design, or different types of engineering either in school or outside of it.  Whether you’re already geeky about math and science – or – (like me) you’ve never thought of yourself as a science or math person, but you’re interested in testing the waters, you might check out some of these titles and web-based resources.  I’ve just listed a few titles for each category, but our

While You’re Waiting for This, Check Out One of These…

maximum ride seriesAre you a fan of James Patterson’s Maximum Ride series?  Whether you’re on the waiting list for Nevermore or you’ve read the entire series and are looking for another great read, consider checking out one of these.  What do you recommend?

Are You Ready for Some Football?

Football in Grass by Jayel AheramFootball season is underway!  For many of us, football is an intrinsically social activity.  Whether we’re watching the game at home with family or friends and eating barbeque or grilling burgers – or – we’re sitting in the stands, hearing the marching band and cheering on our favorite team, surrounded by like-minded fans, football season is a special time of year.  If you’re a football fan or, like me, just enjoy great sports fiction or nonfiction, you might check out one of these.  What football picks do you recommend?

Quick Picks: 200 Pages or Less!

Time flies by BetchaboySome of you may have already started back to school, but many are either counting down the days until the first day of school or clinging to these last few moments of summery freedom.  Either way, you might pick up one of these quick reads – every one less than 200 pages – to celebrate one last hurrah of summer!  What quick reads to you recommend? 

End of the Summer Quick Picks

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