We've been on pins and needles waiting for YALSA to announce this year's Teens' Top Ten winners, and they finally have!
So, without further ado, Amandla Stenberg and Nick Robinson, stars of Everything Everything, are here to do the honors:
Readers who are teens and once were teens often find that they enjoy the YA books because they are stylistically different from "adult" books. Celebrated YA author Maggie Stiefvater hypothesizes that current YA books are more of a movement than a style:
"Now YA fiction is unique." So, if you're an adult looking for something unique from "adult" fiction, this is the blog post for you! And these titles are just the one published this year. There are many, many books from the past couple of decades that can suit your fancy, whether you're a progressive, optimist, rule-breaker, or rule-bender.
The last of the potential titles for January's Printz Award!
More potential titles for the Printz Award that will be announced in January!
Mysteries seem to be a popular genre no matter the age of the reader. Because, honestly, who doesn't want to figure out whodunit?
We Should All Be Feminists, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s call to action, is a definitive answer to the oft-repeated question, “why feminism?” In a world where this question is still being raised, the Amelia Bloomer Project exists to honor and celebrate the exemplary feminist responses provided in literature for readers ages 0 to 18.
The full 2016 list can be found on their website, but here are the books that we have in our BPL collection (please note that some of them are in the adult collection, so pay attention to the call number).
It doesn't feel like fall here in Texas (it was 90 degrees this weekend :/), but that doesn't mean Halloween isn't right around the corner! And while I'm a big, fat chicken when it comes to scary books and movies, I know some of you really enjoy getting the pants scared off of you. Erego, enjoy these spooky and scary reads once you've finished all of R.L. Stine's Fear Street Revisited series!