Teens

Summer Reads

Watermelon by persocomholicAlthough summer doesn’t technically begin until we’re firmly in the month of June, it certainly already feels like summer here in Texas.  With high temperatures and the end of school well within sight, this is the time of year when summer plans are being finalized, trips to the beach are being planned, and sleeping in late is being highly anticipated.  Below I’ve listed some books that at some point take place in the summer months or are just great summer reads.  What do you recommend?

The Avengers' Reading List

Have you ever wondered what your favorite superhero would read in his or her spare time?  The people over at YALSA did and they put together a list.  Check it out below.  How do you think they did?  Can you think of other books that these, or any other superhero, might read?

 

 

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

Are you a Rick Riordan fan?  Do you just love Percy Jackson and the Olympians, follow the Heroes of Olympus series or are you on a request list for The Son of Neptune or The Serpent’s Shadow?  Consider checking out one of these titles while you wait.  What reads do you recommend

Pacific Islander and Asian American Authors for Teens

Orange Tower Flower by kadavoorMay is Asian-Pacific Heritage Month, an annual celebration of individuals of Asian and Pacific Islander descent and their significant contributions to American history and culture.  Below you’ll find a list of a few titles that have been published for teen readers and are all by Pacific Islander or Asian American authors.  How do you plan on celebrating?
 

Pacific Islander and Asian American Authors for Teens

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

Real or not real? by WeeLittlePiggyAre you waiting for The Hunger Games, Catching Fire or Mockingjay?  Are you the ultimate Hunger Games fanatic looking for another great read?  Consider checking out one of these.  What great Hunger-Games-like reads do you recommend?


Check It Out While You Wait

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New Graphic Novels for Teens

I'm Batman! by ShellySGraphic novels are really a format and not a genre.  Graphic novels can feature non-fiction stories like, for example, biographies and histories.  Graphic novels can also feature fiction stories of any number of genres – like realistic fiction, science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, and many, many more.  Whether you’re already an avid graphic novel reader or you’re interested in giving graphic novels a chance, you might consider looking for one of these books that have just come out or are new to our shelves.  What do you recommend?
 

New Realistic Fiction Reads for Teens

Houston at Dusk by Stuck in CustomsWhat exactly is realistic fiction?  Realistic fiction features characters and situations that seem like they could reasonably exist and that could realistically happen.   Whether you’re already a fan of realistic fiction or you’re interested in giving realistic fiction a chance, you might consider looking for one of these books that have just come out or are new to our shelves.  What do you recommend?
 

New Realistic Fiction Reads for Teens

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Teens' Top Ten Nominations!

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.  Now that the nominations are posted, it's your turn to read these books and decide which are the best of the best!  Voting will take place starting in August.

 

New Historical Fiction Reads for Teens

Mrs. George Barnett (LOC) from the Library of CongressFor some of us, when we hear “historical fiction,” we immediately look the other way for a different book.  Historical fiction can sometimes seem an awful lot like school.  But for those who read and enjoy the genre, historical fiction isn’t just history, but great, exciting, romantic, mysterious or suspenseful stories that just-so-happen to take place in the past.  Whether you’re already an historical fiction reader or you’re new to the genre, you might consider looking for one of these books that have just come out, are getting ready to come out or are new to our shelves.  What do you recommend?

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