Teens

Michael L. Printz Award Announced!

midwinterblood bookjacketWhile many were watching the Grammy’s last night, librarians and avid readers across the United States were waiting to hear the winners of the Youth Media Awards announced this morning.  The Michael L.

TLA 2014-15 Reading Lists Are Here!

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Every year the Texas Library Association compiles a number of reading lists comprised of the best of the best books for children, teens and adults as chosen by Texas librarians. As always, this year's lists contain big name titles everyone's talking about, as well as hidden gems you might have missed.

2014-15 TxLA Reading Lists

2013 Staff Picks in Graphic Novels, Part One

Interested in what graphic novels HCPL staff enjoyed this year? If so, you're in luck. Listed below are staff favorites in the Juvenile and Young Adult collection.

Juvenile Picks

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2014 Tayshas Top Ten!

tayshas logoThe Tayshas Reading List highlights great recreational reading titles for teens in grades 9-12.  Beginning last year, the Tayshas Top Ten recognizes titles that received unanimous votes from committee members.  Check out the Tayshas Top Ten below or the entire 2014 Tayshas Reading List.  What books are you glad made the list?

 

New Texas Lone Stars!

lone star logoEach year the Texas Library Association announces a new Lone Star List.  With great reads for students in grades 6 through 8, the Lone Star List is meant to encourage us all to read just for the fun of it!  What are your favorite Lone Stars?

 

 

 

New Mystery & Suspense Reads for Teens

Sherlock Holmes Monkey by zoomarI’m a big fan of mystery and suspense.  I love trying to piece everything together and figure out the puzzle, but I enjoy even more when I’m surprised by a twist in the end.  Below I’ve listed some mystery and suspense novels that are either newly released or new to our shelves.  What do you recommend?

 

 

 

New Horror Reads for Teens

Moon Over the Plain by Maggie-MeFall is one of my favorite times of year.  The weather gradually gets cooler, I start shifting the sweaters and knit caps out of storage, and several holidays linger around the corner.  This is also the time of year when many of us like to go see a scary movie, visit a creepy haunted house, or pick up a frightening read.  If you’re in the mood for horror, consider picking up one of these titles that are newly released or new to our shelves.  What great horror reads do you recommend?

 

 

While You're Waiting for This, Check Out One of These...

wonder bookjacketAre you a fan of R.J. Palacio’s Wonder?  Maybe you’ve heard great things about it and are waiting for a copy.

YALSA's Great Graphic Novels 2013

YALSA, Young Adults Services Association of American Libraries Association, provides an annual list of Great Graphic Novels for Teens. These titles are selected for their “good quality literature and appealing reading for teens.” The recommendations are a mix of fiction and nonfiction titles

Listed below are highlights of the Top Ten Great Graphic Novels. Visit here for all Top Ten or here for all 55 titles.

While You're Waiting for This, Check Out One of These...

divergent seriesAre you a fan of Veronica Roth’s Divergent series or currently waiting to get your hands on a copy of Insurgent?  Whether you’re eagerly awaiting the publication of book three or you’re just looking for another great read, consider checking out a book from this list.  What do you recommend?

 

 

 

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