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Karolina: The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson

Riley: Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan

Isabella: Gracie’s Girl by Ellen Wittlinger, Beach Blondes by Katherine Applegate

Theresa: Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Berry and Ridley Pearson

 

Movies & TV

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Karolina: Paper Towns, McFarland USA, Minions, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, The Bachelorette, Rookie Blue, Celebrity Wife Swap

Theresa: Jurassic World, Minions, Insurgent, The Bachelorette

Isabella: Interstellar, Dancing with the Stars, The Amazing Race, Pirates of the Caribbean

Riley: America’s Got Talent

 

Music

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Isabella: Aretha Franklin

Karolina: Cool for the Summer by Demi Lovato, See You Again by Wiz Khalifa

Theresa: Honey I’m Good by  Andy Grammar

 

Apps

Theresa: Heads Up, Quiz Up

Karolina: Wishbone, Minion Rush

Wishbone

Riley: Covet Fashion

Barbara: Akinator (paid app)

Akinator

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on July 29, 2015 Categories: Fantasy, Fiction, Gaming, Movies, Music, Realistic Fiction, Romance, TAB Picks

Book Playlist for Breaking Sky by Cori McCarthy

BreakingSkyBreaking Sky by Cori McCarthy
YA SF MCCARTHY, C.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
1. “Blank Space” by Taylor Swift
2. “Safe and Sound” by Capital Cities
3. “Bad Blood” by Taylor Swift
4. “Chains” by Nick Jonas
5. “Jealous” by Nick Jonas
6. “Carol of the Bells” by Mormon Tabernacle Choir
7. “Hanging Tree” by James Newton Howard
8. “Let It Go” by Frozen Soundtrack
9. “Let Her Go” by Passenger

Listen to the Playlist:

Playlist submitted by James.

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on July 28, 2015 Categories: Action/Adventure, Music, Playlist, Science Fiction

Book Playlist for Tremor by Patrick Carman

TremorTremor by Patrick Carman
YA SF CARMAN, P.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
1. “Bad Blood” by Taylor Swift
2. “Work Hard, Play Hard” by Wiz Khalifa
3. “She Looks So Perfect” by 5 Seconds of Summer
4. “Run the World (Girls)” by Beyonce
5. “Radioactive” by Imagine Dragons
6. “Not Afraid” by Eminem
Listen to the Playlist:


Playlist submitted by Emmanuel.

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on July 27, 2015 Categories: Action/Adventure, Fantasy, Music, Playlist, Science Fiction

Book Trailer of the Week– Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman

Click here to find Vengeance Road in the Library!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on July 24, 2015 Categories: Action/Adventure, Book Trailer, Fiction

Book Playlist for The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen

Running DreamThe Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen
YA VAN DRAANEN, W.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
1. “Heartbeat Song” by Kelly Clarkson
2. “Outside” by Calvin Harris feat. Ellie Goulding
3. “Animals” by Maroon 5
4. “Bad Blood” by Taylor Swift
5. “Centuries” by Fall Out Boy
6. “Chains” by Nick Jonas
7. “Dear Future Husband” by Meghan Trainor
8. “Sledge Hammer!” by Fifth Harmony
9. “You Belong With Me” by Taylor Swift

Listen to the Playlist:


Playlist submitted by Anna.

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on July 23, 2015 Categories: Fiction, Music, Playlist, Realistic Fiction

Reviews by You!

Perfect ChemistryPerfect Chemistry  by Simone Elkeles
YA ELKELES, S.
Perfect Chemistry, was such a good book. It had twists and turns but it was also a book
with romance and people believing in themselves. I loved that about it. I would recommend it to girls and guys ages 14 and up so that they can relate to it.

Review submitted by Lily.

OneThe One by Kiera Cass
YA CASS, K.
I read the book, The One, and I loved the book. It was the third book from The Selection series and the last one. I finally found out who Prince Maxon chose as his wife! I liked it because it was romantic and it had lots of cute moments. I would recommend this to teens and young adults.

Review submitted by Khwaish.

BlackDuckBlack Duck  by Janet Taylor Lisle
YA LISLE, J.
The book is about David Peterson on a mystery to find out who shot the man on the shore and killed him. I like this book because it’s a good mystery book. I would recommend it to those who like mystery books too.

Review submitted by Kasper.

 

FreedomWalkersFreedom Walkers by Russell Freedman
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I read a book called Freedom Walkers. It is a non-fiction book and it is about the Bus Boycott. It was interesting to find out about what happened to African Americans before I was born. I would recommend it to anyone trying to find out more about what happened during the Bus Boycott.

Review submitted by Danielle.

markofathenaThe Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan
YA RIORDAN, R.
The Mark of Athena is a great book. It is a book that will keep you on the edge of your seat and wanting to read more. I would recommend it to people who are looking for an adventure, mysteries, and myths to come to life.

Review submitted by Antonios.

 

lightLight by Michael Grant
YA GRANT, M.
The last book is the end game for the children in the Fayz. The whole series is just great for the people who like supernatural and dystopias.

Review submitted by Elizabeth.

 

Roll of ThunderRoll of Thunder, Hear Me Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
YA TAYLOR, M.
I just finished the book Roll of Thunder, Hear Me Cry. This book was a challenging book to read but overall taught me a lot. The language in this book was very southern and took place around the 1930’s. I would recommend this book to 7th – 9th graders looking for a challenge.

Review submitted by Paige.

 

RebelRebel by Amy Tintera
YA SF TINTERA, A.
Rebel by Amy Tintera is the sequel to Reboot. The human kids when they die, come back to life and the longer they’re dead the more powerful they become. Wren and Callum take Reboots to a camp but the leader is crazy so they leave with other reboots. They go and rescue reboots out of HARC (the people who control the reboots) and get rid of HARC officials.

Review submitted by Colin.

 

LostHeroThe Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
YA RIORDAN, R.
The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan is mainly about these three friends who didn’t know that they were demigods (half human, half god) and trying to survive from monster attacks. I liked this book because there are a lot of adventures. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes the Percy Jackson series because this series goes after that series.

Review submitted by Leslie.

 

MockingjayMockingjay by Suzanne Collins
YA COLLINS, S.
Mockingjay is another great book by Suzanne Collins and reminds me of what it takes to win a battle nevertheless a war. It reminds me of what the patriots had to do for America.

Review submitted by James.

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on July 22, 2015 Categories: Action/Adventure, Dystopian, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Nonfiction, Realistic Fiction, Reviews By You, Romance, Science Fiction

Book Playlist for Allegiant by Veronica Roth

allegiantAllegiant  by Veronica Roth
YA ROTH, V.

 

 

 

 

 

 
1. “Viva La Vida” by Coldplay
2. “Grenade” by Bruno Mars
3. “Boys Like You” by 360
4. “On Top of the World” by Imagine Dragons
5. “Demons” by Imagine Dragons
6. “We R Who We R” Ke$ha
7. “The Warrior” by Scandal
8. “Part of Me” by Katy Perry
9. “Sober” by Childish Gambino
10. “I Walk the Line” by Johnny Cash

Listen to the Playlist:

 

Playlist submitted by Megan.

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on July 21, 2015 Categories: Action/Adventure, Dystopian, Fiction, Music, Playlist

Book Playlist for Maximum Ride by James Patterson

maximumride2Maximum Ride by James Patterson
YA PATTERSON, J.

 

 

 

 

 

 
1. “Just Give Me A Reason” by P!nk
2. “The Way” by Ariana Grande feat. Mac Miller
3. “I Love It” by Icona Pop
4. “Titanium” by David Guetta feat. Sia
5. “Cups” by Anna Kendrick
6. “Die Young” by Ke$ha
7. “Timber” by Pitbull feat. Ke$ha
8. “22” by Taylor Swift
9. “Blank Space” by Taylor Swift
10. “Symphony No. 46″ by Mozart

Listen to the Playlist:


Playlist submitted by Panagiotis.

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on July 20, 2015 Categories: Action/Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Music, Playlist, Science Fiction

Book Trailer of the Week– Illusionarium by Heather Dixon

Click here to find Illusionarium in the library!

 

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on July 17, 2015 Categories: Book Trailer, Fantasy, Fiction, Steampunk

Book Playlist for Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer

BreakingDawncvrBreaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
YA MEYER, S.

 

 

 

 

 

 
1. “Not Too Young To Get Married” by Bob B. Sox & The Blues Jeans
2. “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You” by Muse
3. “Take Me Away” by Plain White T’s
4. “Earth to Bella” by Incubus
5. “How to Save a Life” by The Fray
6. “I Miss You” by Miley Cyrus
7. “Cups” by Anna Kendrick
8. “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri
9. “It Will Rain” by Bruno Mars
10. “Grenade” by Bruno Mars

Listen to the Playlist:

Playlist submitted by Grace.

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on July 16, 2015 Categories: Fantasy, Fiction, Music, Playlist, Romance, Supernatural/Paranormal