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Archive for June, 2013

This Week’s Book Trailer of the Week– The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde

This week’s book trailer of the week is for The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde.  Jennifer Strange, only sixteen years old, has taken over Kazam Magical Arts Management after the disappearance of her boss The Great Zambini.  Jennifer becomes uber-famous, though, when it is prophesied that she is the Last Dragonslayer.  Hilarity ensues as Jennifer learns just what it means to be the Last Dragonslayer and tries to fulfill her destiny without really knowing what is really going on.  Click here to find The Last Dragonslayer in the Library!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on June 28, 2013 Categories: Book Trailer, Fantasy, Fiction, Funny

Reviews By You!

Titans Curse The Titan’s Curse
by Rick Riordan
An amazing book. The Titan’s Curse is emotional with sadness, surprise, and sacrifice. A few hunters die. Bianca, for just a gift for her little brother, and Zoe, to fight with her friends against her father even though she knows she will die.
Review submitted by Kaeley.
Legend3 Legend
by Marie Lu
Legend was a captivating story about love, trust, and deception. This book left me wanting more, and I recommend it for anyone! It was amazing!
Review submitted by Kate.
Swindle Swindle
by Gordon Korman
It’s a really good book. It’s about the Babe Ruth baseball card. This guy named Griffin finds the card and sells it for $120.00 and realizes it’s real and tries to steal it back without getting caught.
Review submitted by Devraj.
Day of the Djinn Warrior The Day of the Djinn Warriors
by P.B. Kerr
This book was fun to read because it was funny, and I was able to understand what was going on.
Review submitted by Jill.
Insurgent Insurgent
by Veronica Roth
Insurgent is an amazing book filled with tons of action and romance. I strongly recommend this book.
Review submitted by Julia.
Serpent_Shadow The Serpent’s Shadow
by Rick Riordan
This book is a great fictional story about Egyptian mythology. It is a great adventure book and it is written perfectly by Rick Riordan.
Review submitted by Rithin.
Tales-Dork Diaries Tales from a Not-So-Happy Heartbreaker
by Rachel Renee Russell
I loved this book! After I started reading it, I couldn’t stop! It was a very suspenseful book. My favorite part is when Nikki goes to her kid sister’s fake salon.
Review submitted by Cora.
Out of the Dust Out of the Dust
by Karen Hesse
Out of the Dust is a sad, yet heart warming story of Billie Jo, a 15 year old girl. She and her family are trying survive the depression and the Dust Bowl years.
Review submitted by Cici.
Cabin Fever Cabin Fever
by Jeff Kinney
Cabin Fever is about Greg Heffley having a wimpy life and gets stuck in his house in a huge blizzard and it actually turns out that Manny, his little brother, turned off the circuit breaker for every room except his.
Review submitted by Michael.
Hoop Hotshot Hoop Hotshot
by Jake Maddox
The book is about a boy who got cut from his middle school team and what he does to improve. A+ book!
Review submitted by Benjamin.

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By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on June 25, 2013 Categories: Action/Adventure, Dystopian, Fantasy, Fiction, Funny, Historical Fiction, Reviews By You

Book Trailer of the Week– The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen

This week’s book trailer of the week is for The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen.  This book is the perfect beach read!  It takes place in the quiet beach side town of Colby, N.C.  Emaline has grown up in Colby, and for the last four years she has been dating Luke.  Now it is the summer before Emaline is off to college and she has to navigate some drama when she starts falling for the new boy in town, Theo, and when some unexpected family drama occurs.  Click here to find The Moon and More in the Library!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on June 21, 2013 Categories: Book Trailer, Fiction, Realistic Fiction, Romance

Join us tomorrow for an Open Creation Session for Teens!

06_14WEB_TZ_CreationJoin us tomorrow (Friday, June 21) for an Open Creation Session from 1 – 3 p.m. at the Library!  Stop by and make something! We’ll provide the space, the supplies, and instructional books for you to create whatever you’d like. Hand sewing, duct-tape creations, T-shirt recycling, paper crafts, and more are all possible in this open creation space. Feel free to bring your own projects to work on, too. Laptops and mobile devices are welcome if that is your preferred method of creating. And of course snacks and drinks will be provided. Register separately for each session. The next Open Creation Session will be held on Friday, July 12.

Click here to register for this program!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on June 20, 2013 Categories: Events

Teens! Join Us for a Meet-Up at Capannari Ice Cream!

BannerWhat’s your plan for tomorrow – Wednesday, June 19? Don’t have one? Why not  Meet-Up at Capannari Ice Cream betweem noon and 1pm.  Look for the Library banner, outside at the park, and join the fun.  You can sign up for the Summer Reading Program, browse and check out  Library books, hang out with friends and enjoy some awesome  ice cream. The first twelve people to arrive will receive free ice cream and there will be other giveaways!

By Barbara, Teen Outreach Librarian on June 18, 2013 Categories: Events

Reviews by You!

I Hunt Killers I Hunt Killers
by Barry Lyga
I really liked the book. It was full of action and kept me on the edge of my seat.
Review submitted by Steven.
Elements The Elements
by Theodore Gray
The Elements is a book with 2-4 pages about every element known to the human race. It teaches you a lot of different fact about elements. Each 2-4 pages has 3-10 paragraphs, 7 on average. It goes from Hydrogen to Ununoctium.
Review submitted by Michael.
BigNateFlips Big Nate Flips Out
by Lincoln Peirce
The book named above was really funny and is creative, just like all of the other Big Nates. I enjoyed it a lot. This particular book was about Francis and Nate getting into a colossal fight over how Nate was so messy. So, Nate gets hypnotised to be neater, but it doesn’t work out too well.
Review submitted by Anthony.
The List The List
by Siobhan Vivian
This was such a good book! It’s the start of the new school year when the list is put out–one pretty girl and one ugly girl in each grade–drama unfolds and friendships shatter. This book does show the reality of high school beauty pressures.
Review submitted by Kendall.
The call The Magnificent 12: The Call
by Michael Grant
4/5 stars. The book has a great plot line. It starts with a person gathering twelve kids to defeat an evil queen. The twists and turns will leave you hanging.
Review submitted by Tyler.
Enchantress The Enchantress
by Michael Scott
5 stars. A great ending to a great series. Everything is nothing that you would expect for the ending.
Review submitted by Allison.
Just Listen Just Listen
by Sarah Dessen
This book has an amazing story. I could not put this book down. Sarah Dessen truly takes you to another world with her amazing books.
Review submitted by Emily.
Harry Potter Chamber of Secrets Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
by J.K. Rowling
This book was the sequel to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. In this book, someone has been opening up the chamber of secrets again. I thought it was good.
Review submitted by Nicole.
Ninth ward Ninth Ward
by Jewell Parker Rhodes
Lenesha’s mother died right after she gave birth to her. Mama Ya-Ya took care of her forever! Hurricane Katrina hit and Lanesha experienced many hardships, including one of her friend’s deaths.
Review submitted by Paula.
One for the Murphy's One for the Murphy’s
by Linda Hunt
It’s a book about when Carley Conners goes into a foster home with the Murphy’s after her mom lands in a coma. She grows close to the Murphy’s until her surprise of going back to her mom.
Review submitted by Aleks.

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By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on June 17, 2013 Categories: Action/Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Funny, Nonfiction, Realistic Fiction, Reviews By You

Book Trailer of the Week–The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau

This week’s book trailer of the week is for The Testing by Joelle CharbonneauDeadline just announced that Paramount has acquired the rights to turn The Testing into a movie.  The book hit shelves at the beginning of June and has been garnering a lot of attention.  It centers on Cia who is hoping that she will be chosen for the Testing, a series of mental and physical exams that push students to their limits.  For Cia, however, it is her chance to attend University and to a better life.  Even though Cia has spent years preparing for the Testing, she doesn’t know how brutal the test can be.  An unlikely alliance with Tomas, a fellow student, gives her an advantage.  However, her father warned her not to trust anyone…  Click here to find The Testing in the Library!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on June 15, 2013 Categories: Action/Adventure, Book Trailer, Dystopian, Fiction

Join us today for an Open Creation Session for Teens!

06_14WEB_TZ_CreationJoin us today (Friday, June 14) for an Open Creation Session from 1 – 3 p.m. at the Library!  Stop by and make something! We’ll provide the space, the supplies, and instructional books for you to create whatever you’d like. Hand sewing, duct-tape creations, T-shirt recycling, paper crafts, and more are all possible in this open creation space. Feel free to bring your own projects to work on, too. Laptops and mobile devices are welcome if that is your preferred method of creating. And of course snacks and drinks will be provided. Register separately for each session. The next Open Creation Session will be held on Friday, June 21.

Click here to register for this program!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on June 14, 2013 Categories: Crafts, Events

Join Us for a Teen Meet-Up at Capannari Ice Cream

BannerWhat’s your plan for next week? Don’t have one? Why not  Meet-Up on Wednesday, June 19 between 12pm and 1pm at Capannari Ice Cream.  Look for the Library banner, outside at the park, and join the fun.  You can sign up for the Summer Reading Program, browse and check out  Library books, hang out with friends and enjoy some awesome  ice cream. The first twelve people to arrive will receive free ice cream and there will be other giveaways!

By Barbara, Teen Outreach Librarian on June 13, 2013 Categories: Events

Reviews by You

Insurgent Insurgent
by Veronica Roth
Insurgent was the sequel of Divergent. I thought that it was very good! I couldn’t put it down! I would recommend the series to anyone who enjoyed The Hunger Games.
Review submitted by Nicole.
HungerGames The Hunger Games
by Suzanne Collins
It was an extraordinary novel for teens. I believe that this is one of my favorite books since it has everything I desire in a book such as action, romance, and suspense.
Review submitted by Oleg.
Gone Gone
by Michael Grant
5 out of 5 stars! It was fun to think about what I would do if everyone over 15 disappeared! I would want a special power.
Review submitted by Morgan.
Divergent Divergent
by Veronica Roth
Beatrice Prior is a sixteen year old girl nervous about her aptitude test. She will be put into one of five groups: Dauntless, Amity, Candor, Erudite, and Abnegation. Which one will she fall in?
Review submitted by Patrick.
Throne of Fire The Throne of Fire
by Rick Riordan
Sadie and Carter go through many obstacles in the second book of the Kane Chronicles series, as well as in the first one. Read all books of Rick Riordan!
Review submitted by Paula.
Unwind Unwind
by Neal Shusterman
Three kids are sent to be unwound. Connor, a trouble maker, is sent by his parents. Rissa, an orphan, is sent because of money, and Lev is sent because of his religion. They escape their fate, but they can’t hide, only run.
Review submitted by Stephanie.
hugoCabret The Invention of Hugo Cabret
by Brian Selznick
It is about an orphan named Hugo. He wants to finish building a robot that his father found. When it is finished, it tells him things that change his life.
Review submitted by Michaela.
DiaryWimpyKid Diary of a Wimpy Kid
by Jeff Kinney
The book is about a boy who is in the middle school. He tells you how to live in the middle school when you get there and what to do.
Review submitted by Lucian.
Silence Silence
by Becca Fitzpatrick
I like this book because it was great for the third book in the series with amazing plot twists and relatable characters. I would rate it a 10/10.
Review submitted by Samantha.
WalkTwoMoons Walk Two Moons
by Sharon Creech
A girl named Sal moves to Euclid from Bybanks because Sal’s mother went away to Idaho. Sal met a girl named Phoebe and became best friends. Sal’s grandparents and her go and find Sal’s mother died. Then they go back home.
Review submitted by Megan.

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By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on June 12, 2013 Categories: Dystopian, Fantasy, Fiction, Realistic Fiction, Reviews By You, Supernatural/Paranormal