Books

YOUNG ADULT BOOK CLUB

Hey teens, join us for a lively discussion of The Book Thief, Tuesday, February 9 at 5:30 p.m.  Haven’t read the book, come anyway to help select books for future meetings.

Book Hunters in Brief #111: Pride & Prejudice & Zombies

One cannot help thinking that Jane Austen is rolling over in her grave with today's release of Pride & Prejudice & Zombies which, seems is entirely in keeping with the occasion. All I know is that the filmmakers are some uncommonly gutsy people. Not only are they courting the ire of a legion of diehard (sorry) Austen fans, but also the possible awakening of the undead Austen who, on suspects, would get up cranky as all get-out with an uncontrollable hankering for a big, steaming skullful of brains.

SPANISH BOOK CLUB/CLUB DE LIBROS HISPANOS

Join the Katy Library’s Spanish Book Club for lively book discussions the first Wednesday of each month.  The club will meet Wednesday, February 3 at 6:00 p.m. to discuss Detras de la Lluvia by Joaquin M. Barrero.

Romantic Teen Reads

romantic reads for teensWhether you’re looking for something swoon-worthy and realistic or a blend of romance, fantasy or science fiction, consider picking up one of these terrific reads.

Welcome to Night Vale

Based on the of (in)famous podcast of the same name, Welcome to Night Vale is set in the little desert town of Night Vale. A place that, on the surface, is just like any other small town you might come across, with a friendly, tight-knit community, quaint mom-and-pop stores, and mysterious plastic lawn flamingoes that cause you to relive every moment of your life from the moment of your birth until the end of time itself…. Oh, wait…

Become a Weather Guru

The Extreme Weather Survival ManualBe proud of me - I can now understand what they're talking about during the weather segment on the news.  I can read a weather map, recognize how the warm and cold front is coming in, and stun my friends and family with big, impressive weather words.  You can too if you read The Extreme Weather Survival Manual by Dennis Mersereau.  It's a glossy, beautiful book made up of infographics, photos, and charts.  

Gene Luen Yang appointed 2015-2016 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature

Congratulations to graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang for being appointed as the 2015-2015 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature.

What does this title mean? This position was created “to raise national awareness of the importance of young people’s literature as it relates to lifelong literacy, education and the development and betterment of the lives of young people.” (www.read.gov/cfb/ambassador/about.html)

The National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature is co-sponsored by Library of Congress, Children’s Book Council, and the Every Child a Reader Foundation. To see past ambassadors and other information, visit here

Book Hunters in Brief #110: African American History Month 2016

This week, Book Hunters in Brief presents some great books for teen and tween readers in celebration of African American History Month.

Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis

Stella by Starlight by Sharon M. Draper

Juba! by Walter Dean Myers

Tokyo Ghoul

For horror fans who like their daily dose of frights fast and dirty, Tokyo Ghoul might be just the ticket.

Maplecroft


Lizzie Borden took an axe and gave her mother forty whacks, and when she saw what she had done, she wrote in her journal, “Just saved the world, son.”

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