Teens

New Romance and Chick Lit Reads for Teens

Heart doodle by Chris OlsonWith February and Valentine’s Day fast approaching, I thought it would be a good time to feature some new chick lit and romantic reads.  What are your favorite teen romance titles?

 

 

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?

Name Kingwood's New Teen Advisory Group!

Kingwood's teen advisor's have narrowed down the choices.  Now vote for your favorite!

This group is open to all teens ages 12-18 or in grades 6-12.  Our next meeting is December 17th at 6:30pm.  To learn more about how you can have fun, help the library, and earn community service hours, talk to Leanne, YA Librarian for more information.

 

 

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2012 Teens' Top Ten Winners

The Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Nominators are members of teen book groups in sixteen school and public libraries around the country. Nominations are posted on Support Teen Literature Day, the Thursday of National Library Week, and teens across the country vote on their favorite titles each year. Readers ages twelve to eighteen voted online in August and September; the winners were announced at the start of Teen Read Week.

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

Back to School Reads for Teens

As promised, listed below are Back to School graphic novels reads geared towards teens. The titles are a mix of humorous and serious titles, old and new. Check one out!

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?

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