Teens

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!

 

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

the fault in our stars bookjacketI’m a huge fan of John Green’s books and a little geeky about John Green in general.  I’m certainly not the only person who feels this way: NPR just released a list of the Best Young Adult Novels and he’s in the Top 100 five times.  If you’ve already read everything John Green has written or just happen to be waiting for a copy of

Perks of Going to the Library

On September 20, The Perks of Being a Wallflower comes out in theaters.  This adaptation of the fabulous coming of age novel stars Logan Lerman of Percy Jackson and The Three Musketeers, Hermione herself: Emma Watson, and Ezra Miller known for Californication and the Royal Pains.  The trailers look fantastic and Emma Watson is stunning.

Has It Got Star Power?

Texas Star by mikecoghThe Texas Lone Star Reading List is a big deal in my part of town.  The Lone Star list is a recreational reading list for students in 6th through 8th grades, announced at the end of each year.  Although we won’t know what is officially on the list until November, we can take a look at all the nominated titles so far and make our best guess of what might garner a Star.  What books from the past year do you think have Star Power?

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