Friday, November 30, 2018

December Teen Reads!!!

  As the December snow and sleet begin to fall and winter vacation approaches, now is the perfect time to visit the teen department to find your winter reads!

  We have so many new teen books that the new books take up both sides of the "New Teen Books" bookcase. More are on order and will arrive shortly.  Here are just a few of the new titles we have received in the last week:

         American Panda by Gloria Chao- modern day teen romance about a MIT student whose parents are pushing her to become a doctor and they don't like her boyfriend.

     Phantom Wheel by Tracy Deeps - A group of teens must stop a computer apocalypse after they are forced to create a  computer virus responsible for the digital collapse of the entire world.

   The latest book from best-selling author Anna Godbersen  (she wrote The Luxe series, among other books) is When We Caught Fire. Set in 1871 Chicago, Emmeline is engaged to be married to one of the wealthiest members of Chicago's high society, but has thoughts of a boy she knew long ago.  Historical fiction set during the Great Fire, the details are amazing!

       Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan  The much anticipated novel has arrived, set in a dystopian future. World famous author James Patterson personally selected the manuscript to be published by his new publishing company-he was that impressed with the writing and characters.

       Dodger Boy by Sarah Ellis  Set in 1970 during the Vietnam War, two teens are leading ordinary lives until a draft-dodging Texan comes to live with one of the girl's Quaker family. Notes at the end give information about the Vietnam War and the military draft in effect back then.

          Countdown: 2979 Days to the Moon  by S. Slade. The author uses free verse poetry to tell of the Apollo Missions to the moon during the 1960s and the behind the scenes work to land them there.. Many of the illustrations are based on actual photos of the astronauts, their equipment, and space. An illustration on p. 42 shows a female engineer using a slide rule to make mathematical calculations, since calculators had not been invented yet. Your parents and grandparents would likely enjoy you showing them this book as well, since your grandparents grew up in the 1960's and 1970's and will remember the Apollo missions.

                Come check out the "Hidden Gems" display. The hidden gems are those great stories that were hiding on the shelves that you may not have noticed. Check one or more out, curl up with a cup of cocoa, watch the snow cascade down outside, and enjoy reading a hidden gem of a book!



Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Kingdom of Ash has arrived!!!

  Nov. 6, 2018

     We are excited to announce that we have received 3 copies of the final book in the Throne of Glass series by Sarah Maas! Fans have been anxiously awaiting the book's release. The final book is titled Kingdom of Ash.  Let us know what you think of the final book-did it meet your expectations?  Come check out and borrow books from our display in the teen section that features Book 1 of other series you might like!!!


      Have you read the teen anime and manga collections? Hundreds of anime and manga books are waiting for you to check out and enjoy.   Naruto series,  Black Butler series, and Fruit Basket series are just three of the series available for you !!!!!. There are also manga and anime available for downloading, such as Shaman King,  free of charge. If you are new to anime and manga,  the books read back to front, right to left on each page. Both art forms developed in Japan. Anime has been around since the  late 1950s. Manga has arguably been around since the 12th century. What's the difference? Anime is the cartoon-style animation, manga is the print comic-book style of storytelling. Find your favorite at the library!!!!  Pictured are just a few of the other manga/ anime series available for checkout.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Featured YA: Savannah M.

Meet Savannah M!  Savannah has been volunteering with us since 2016.

Age: 13 1/2
Grade: 8
School: Northridge Middle School
What are you reading?: Faded Denim by Melody Carlson
(Current) Favorite Book: Last Year's Mistake by Gina Ciocca
Favorite Movie or TV Show: She's the Man 
Favorite Band/Musical Group: Ariana Grande
Favorite Color: Light Blue
Something Interesting: I am adopted.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Featured YA: Alexis F.

Meet Alexis F.! She is a member of the Northridge High School Art Club.

Age: 16
Grade: 11
School: Northridge High School
What are you reading?: The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
(Current) Favorite Book: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Favorite Movie or TV Show: The Originals 
Favorite Band/Musical Group: Juaves (Spanish Music)
Favorite Color: Crimson Red
Something Interesting: I was part of a military class in middle school in Texas.

Stay tuned for our next YA of the Week!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

YA Book Review: Bitter Rose

Hello! Here is a YA book review by Savannah M., ages 13 1/2:

Book Title: Bitter Rose 
Book Author: Melody Carlson
Star Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars

"I liked Butter Rose because it has a lot of things that go on in the book that most teenagers experience. It shows how families can be and how relationships can be. I recommend this book to anyone who likes drama-ish and exciting books.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Featured YA: Connor R.

Meet Connor R.!  Connor has been volunteering with us since 2017.

Age: 13
Grade: 8
School: Northridge Middle School
What are you reading?: Independent Study 
(Current) Favorite Book: The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann
Favorite Movie or TV Show: The Bee Movie
Favorite Band/Musical Group: Twenty-one Pilots
Favorite Color: Blue
Something Interesting: I volunteer at the 4-H Fair.

Stay tuned for our next YA of the Week!

Monday, October 2, 2017

Featured YA: Emma T.

Meet Emma T.! She has volunteered at the Middlebury Community Public Library since 2016, and is also a part of our Teen Advisory Board.

Age: 12
Grade: 7th
School: Northridge Middle School
What are you reading?: Life Animated 
(Current) Favorite Book: Ruby Holler, by Sharon Creech
Favorite Movie or TV Show: Jessie 
Favorite Band/Musical Group: Justin Timberlake
Favorite Color: Purple
Something Interesting: I have lived with my grandparents since I was 4.

Stay tuned for our next YA of the Week!