Saturday, August 15, 2009

Teen reads lurking on the shelf of your local library...

The Teen Summer Read program may be over, but new books are still coming in and eagerly waiting to be read. Some of the new titles are displayed on the shelves for you to easily see, and others can be found intermixed with older titles. All will take you on a great adventure, expand your mind, or simply entertain you.

New in fiction:
  • The Savage by David Almond
  • The Underneath by Kathi Appelt
  • Hidden Voices : the orphan musicians of Venice by Pat Lowery Collins
  • The Plague by Joanne Dahme
  • The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
  • Eon : Dragoneye reborn by Alison Goodman
  • Runemarks by Joanne Harris
  • The Princess and the Bear by Mette Ivie Harrison
  • Crank by Ellen Hopkins
  • Stolen Car by Patrick Jones
  • Skunk Girl by Sheba Karim
  • Nothing But Ghosts by Beth Kephart
  • Headlong by Kathe Koja
  • Bloodline by Katy Moran
  • Gentlemen by Michael Northrop
  • Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith
  • The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp
  • Exposed by Susan Vaught
  • Access Denied by Denise Vega
  • The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams
  • Funny How Things Change by Melissa Wyatt

Short Stories for those who like their tales told in small bits:
  • Does This Book Make Me Look Fat?

For the Sci-Fi lovers, we've added the complete Shadow Children series by Margaret Peterson Haddix (listed in the order to be read):
  • Among the Hidden
  • Among the Impostors
  • Among the Betrayed
  • Among the Barons
  • Among the Brave
  • Among the Enemy
  • Among the Free

Graphic novels:
  • Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 : the authorized adaptation by Tim Hamilton (YA GN FAHRENHEIT)
  • Orange by Benjamin (YA GN ORANGE)

Non-fiction meets Graphic Novel is this interesting biography:
  • Alan's War : the memories of G.I. Alan Cope by Emmanuel Guibert (YA GN 92 COPE)

Learn about the Holocaust through this survivor's real-life story:
  • I Will Plant You a Lilac Tree : a memoir of a Schindler's list survivor by Laura Hillman (YA 940.5318 HIL)

When readying for a race, runners will train every day all year round. So keep in shape for next year's Teen Read by reading, reading, reading!!! If you need help finding a book or placing a reserve, let us know.

Happy Training... err... Reading!

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