Monday, July 20, 2009

Kaleidoscope Eyes

"Kaleidoscope Eyes" is the title of a new Young Adult book by author Jen Bryant. Written in free verse (a novel in poems), the author transports readers to 1968 New Jersey. Under the shadow of the Vietnam War, three friends go on a hunt for Captain Kidd's pirate treasure after Lyza discovers three maps left to her by her grandfather.

Teen Readers beware! Adventure, romance, mystery and more can be found on the shelves of your local library. Go on a treasure hunt with Lyza or check out one of these recently added titles:
  • Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway
  • A Curse Dark As Gold by Elizabeth Bunce
  • Diamonds in the Shadow by Caroline Cooney
  • Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
  • High Heat by Carl Deuker
  • A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly
  • Truancy by Isamu Fukui
  • Truancy Origins by Isamu Fukui
  • Looks by Madeleine George
  • North of Beautiful by Justina Headley
  • Mackenzie, Lost and Found by Deborah Kerbel
  • Carolina Harmony by Marilyn Taylor McDowell
  • Wake by Lisa McMann
  • The Search for the Red Dragon by James A. Owen (The Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica series)
  • Edenville Owls by Robert B. Parker
  • Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
  • Melting Stones by Tamora Pierce
  • Nation by Terry Pratchett
  • Larklight by Philip Reeve
  • The Boy From the Basement by Susan Shaw
  • Climbing the Stairs by Padma Venkatraman
  • Perpetual Check by Rich Wallace
  • Absolute Maybe? by Lisa Yee
For the comic fan in you... how about a few new Graphic Novels:
  • Treachery by Peter David (The Dark Tower series) [YA GN DARK TOWER]
  • The Sandman : endless nights by Neil Gaiman [YA GN SANDMAN]
  • Rapunzel's Revenge by Shannon and Dean Hale [YA GN RAPUNZEL]
  • Toto! [Vol.] 5 : the wonderful adventure by Yuko Osada [YA GN TOTO]
Sometimes the most interesting reads are not fiction:
  • Seize the Story : a handbook for teens who like to write by Victoria Hanley [YA 808.02 HAN]
  • The Trouble Begins at 8 : a life of Mark Twain in the Wild, Wild West by Sid Fleischman [YA 92 TWAIN]
Hmmm, just think if you read each of the books listed above... not only will you have gone on some serious adventures or possibly written one of your own, but you just might be the top Teen Reader for the Summer! Just something to think about! And don't worry, if you can't find those titles on the shelf, I'm sure we can help you find something else.

Happy Reading!

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