Teen Reader Blog

  • Best Young Adult Books of 2011

    Best Young Adult Books of 2011

    Compiled by the Young Adult Librarian

    As much as I try, I cannot read every young adult novel published in a year. These are my favorite books from all the books published within the past twelve months that I have read.  Books are listed in alphabetical order by title except when an author has more than one book on the list.

  • Trend Alert: Ballerinas

    Three recent young adult novels feature ballerinas.

  • Mysteries & Munchies

    Yesterday patrons in grades 4-8 learned about mystery titles from our juvenile and young adult fiction collections at the Mysteries & Munchies program.

    Here are a few titles from the young adult collection that were book talked at this program:

  • Spotlight on Sirens

    Move over mermaids, sirens are taking over young adult literature. Here are a few recent titles:

  • Zombies: The Good, The Bad, and The Not So Ugly

    If you are a fan of The Walking Dead, you might view zombies as brain eating monsters. In some recent young adult fiction, zombies have been portrayed as very good looking undead. Whatever type of zombie you prefer, there is a recent young adult novel for you.

  • Revisiting Young Adult Favorites - The Runner-Ups

    For the past several weeks, the Young Adult Librarian has looked back at her favorite books from 2010. Here are the runner-ups:

    The Duff by Kody Keplinger

    The Duff by Kody Keplinger