Teens

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?

If you like this show, try these books!

The weather is cooling down, school has started back up, and fall tv shows are about to start a new season.  While you’re waiting for you new show to start, or you just can’t wait a week for the next new episode, these books may fill that craving.  Check out the TV show read-a-likes below based on some of the most popular shows on tv!  What other shows would you like to see read-a-likes for?

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?

I've Read 53; How many have you read?

NPR just released a list of the Best 100 Young Adult Novels (and Series) based off of their Best-Ever Teen Fiction poll.  It’s a mixture of classics and current popular YA fiction.  Read on for the top ten!

 

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