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Teen Book Spotlight--Inner Artists!!!

Our teen book spotlight this week is on books that feature books with artistic characters!!!  When I think about being artistic, it is more than just painting and drawing and we have titles that feature not just those but photography, movie making, and collages to just name a few!!  Maybe some of these books will inspire you to explore your inner artist as well; we have an amazing offering of realistic, fantasy, and even historical so there is something for everyone.  These books and more can be found by searching the catalog using the search tag #yaartists as well as on Libb...

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Teen Book Spotlight--Book Titles = Song Titles!!!

Our teen book spotlight this week is on books that feature book titles that share the same title as songs!!!  That’s right--these books have the same titles as songs you may or may not know but they will have you humming and possibly getting a song stuck in your head as you read these amazing titles!!  Some of these titles even have their own musical themes woven throughout, some even with their own playlist, and we have an amazing offering of realistic, fantasy, and even science fiction so there is something for everyone.  These books and more can be found by searching the c...

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Teen Book Spotlight--Blue Covers!!!

Our teen book spotlight this week is focused on books that have Blue Covers!!!  As we start entering into the snow and cold months of Winter, why not get in the spirit by reading some books that have covers featuring various shades of blue so check out one of these and then snuggle up with a mug of hot chocolate or tea and enjoy an amazing story completely chosen because of the front cover.  Since we are choosing these books based on their front covers, then we have an amazing selection that are all completely different from realistic to fantasy, nonfiction, graphic novels, and ev...

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Teen Book Spotlight--Plot Twists!!!

Our teen book spotlight this week is focused on books that feature some shocking and epic plot twists!  I do not know about you, but I love a book that you think you know where it is going but then, out of nowhere, the author turns everything on its head and everything is different--and it makes total sense when you think back to what happened leading up to the reveal.  All of our titles this week have at least one of these moments, making for some exciting reads to start the new year off with a bang. These books and more can be found by searching the catalog using the search tag ...

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Teen Book Spotlight--Historical Fiction!!!

Our teen book spotlight this week is all about Historical Fiction!!!  Our titles this week are all historical fiction stories; this is one of my favorite genres because it provides an opportunity to read about times and events in history that many times we do not know much, if anything, about because they are not taught in typical school classes.  Historical fiction books are filled with true facts (authors need to do a ton of research) and many times the characters are inspired by real people.  We have books that take place in the United States and others on other continents...

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Teen Book Spotlight--Nonfiction Pt. 3!!!

Our teen book spotlight this week is all about featuring some more amazing YA nonfiction titles!  It can be easy to think that nonfiction is boring but these titles are the complete opposite of that thought; we have everything from true crime to war history and memoirs and you will not even realize you are reading nonfiction because they are that good.  These books and more can be found by searching the catalog using the search tag #amazingyanonfiction as well as on Libby and Hoopla.  Check back next week for a new teen book spotlight and if you have any book suggestions, p...

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Teen Book Spotlight--Neurodiverse Characters!!!

Our teen book spotlight this week is focused on books that feature Neurodiverse characters!   Neurodiverse individuals are ones who see the world differently and have unique behavioral traits; their brains work in a way that is different from those who are neurotypical.  The books this week all feature characters who fall under this group and they will open your eyes to see the world differently!  All of the titles this week are realistic fiction, but they all have plot lines that anyone can relate to and will want to read from beginning to end.  These books and more c...

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Teen Book Spotlight--Books Featuring Jewish Characters!!!

Our teen book spotlight this week is focused on books that feature Jewish characters!  Many times, Jewish characters seem limited to just World War II fiction books but that is not the case and we are taking a look at some titles that are anything but that time period.  We have a mix of historical and realistic (and some are a little intense--just be warned!) fiction this week and I can promise you that they are amazing!!!  These books and more can be found by searching the catalog using the search tag #yajewishcharacters as well as on Libby and Hoopla.  Check back next ...

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Teen Book Spotlight: New Books! (pt. 7)

Our teen book spotlight this week is focused on books that have recently been added to our collection meaning they are new!!!!  New books are the best; they have a new book smell and there is just something about being one of the first people to read it.  We are featuring some amazing fiction and nonfiction this time including titles from a few of our favorite and most popular authors!  These books and more can be found by searching the catalog using the search tag #2021yanewbooks as well as on Libby and Hoopla.  Check back next week for a new teen book spotlight and if ...

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Teen Book Spotlight--Classic Retellings!!!

Our teen book spotlight this week is on books that are all about classic retellings!  These are stories that have been inspired by books that are considered to be classics that have been written in the past and are now used as inspiration for newer books.  Some follow the storylines pretty consistently while others completely turn the story on its head with role reversals, different points of view, settings, or even introducing elements such as science fiction and fantasy.  Some of them may be from classic titles that you have heard of before while others may be completely ne...

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Teen Book Spotlight--Adoption & Foster Families!!!

Our teen book spotlight this week is on books that are all about adoption and foster families!!  Let’s face it, love ‘em or hate ‘em, where would we be without our families?  One of the things I love about YA is that there is such diversity throughout the collection and when it comes to books that feature families and family life, you might read a story that features a family that may be different from your own or maybe you will get to read about family that is just like the one you love to be a part of.  The titles this week take a look at families that are created through a...

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Teen Book Spotlight--The 1920's!!!!

Our teen book spotlight this week is all about the 1920s!!!  Our titles this week are all based in or about that decade known as the Roaring ‘20s in which we were between two world wars and everyone thought life was good, but it was a time of crime, intrigue, and going against the grain.  We have a great mixture of fiction (complete with drama and romance) and nonfiction (you know some true crime is mixed in) and they will not disappoint!  These books and more can be found by searching the catalog using the search tag #yahistoricalfiction and #amazingyanonfiction as well as o...

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Teen Book Spotlight--Detective Stories!!!

Our teen book spotlight this week is taking a look at Detective Stories!!!  Now, these stories do not have to be your traditional Sherlock Holmes type stories for them to be considered “detective”.  Instead, these stories are ones that our main characters are trying to solve and figure something out; for some it may be a murder or a dead body but for others it could be something from their past or even a trying to figure out if a stranger is really a famous author.  You will be trying to solve right along with the leads and become a detective yourself!  These books and m...

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Teen Book Spotlight--Thrillers & Suspense!!!

Our teen book spotlight this week is on books that are filled with thrills and suspense!!  These are the reads that are going to keep on the edge of your seat as you have no idea what is going to be on the next page.  You will find yourself holding your breath, either in fear or anticipation, and wanting to know what comes next; there may be some speechless or mouth dropped open moments.  These books and more can be found by searching the catalog using the search tag #yathriller as well as on Libby and Hoopla.  Check back next week for a new teen book spotlight and if yo...

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Teen Book Spotlight--Medieval Times!!!

Our teen book spotlight this week is focused on books that are going to take us back in time to the land of knights and castles, jousting matches and a disease that could kill you within hours of infection--we are going back to Medieval Times!!!  All of our titles this week take place during the framework considered to be Medieval Times or the Middle Ages so we are talking the years 500-1500; this is when kings ruled the lands, there was constant fighting and battling, and King Arthur kind of took over the tales of the time.  We have some great nonfiction, graphic novels, fantasy,...

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