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Book Playlist for Bloodlines by Richelle Mead

Bloodlines Bloodlines by Richelle Mead
YA MEAD, R.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. “Apologize” by Timbaland feat. One Republic
2. “Sparks Fly” by Taylor Swift
3. “Never Grow Up” by Taylor Swift
4. “Hot n Cold” by Katy Perry
5. “Roar” by Katy Perry
6. “Firework” Katy Perry
7. “Ancient History” by Set It Off
8. “I Like That” by Before You Exit
9. “For The Love of a Daughter” by Demi Lovato
10. “One Thing” by One Direction
Listen to the Playlist:


Playlist submitted by Manisha.

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on July 30, 2015 Categories: Fantasy, Fiction, Music, Playlist, Romance, Supernatural/Paranormal

TAB Picks

Books

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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

PaperTownsMovieMcFarlandMinionsMovieNightMuseumMovieBacheloretteTVRookieBluecelebrity-wife-swapjurassicworldInsurgentmovieInterstellardancing-with-the-starsAmazingRacePiratesMovieAmericasGotTalent

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 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 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

Book Playlist for The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan

red_pyramidThe Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan
YA RIORDAN, R.

 

 

 

 

 

 
1. “Today Was a Fairytale” by Taylor Swift
2. “Ancient History” by Set It Off
3. “Apologize” by Timbaland feat. One Republic
4. “Want U Back” by Cher Lloyd
5. “Soldier” by Before You Exit
6. “Magic” by One Direction
7. “Who Says” by Selena Gomez
8. “Titanium” by David Guetta feat. Sia
9. “Firework” by Katy Perry
10. “Picture To Burn” by Taylor Swift

Listen to the Playlist:

Playlist submitted by Manisha.

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on July 15, 2015 Categories: Action/Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Music, Playlist

Reviews by You!

Running DreamThe Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen
YA VAN DRAANEN, W.
The reason why I liked The Running Dream is because it showed you that even though you might be different, you can still make a good friend. Also, it shows children and adults to never give up even if it’s hard. The book is about a girl that gets in a bad accident and has her leg cut off. She overcame the struggles in her everyday life. I would recommend this to people in grades 5th-8th.

Review submitted by Claire.

LikeItNeverHappenedLike It Never Happened by Emily Adrian
YA ADRIAN, E.
The book, Like It Never Happened, is about Rebecca and her four besties, including her boyfriend. She takes a ride home after acting class with her acting teacher and someone tells on her for riding home with her acting teacher a few times.

Review submitted by Chryssa.

Scorch TrialsThe Scorch Trials by James Dashner
YA SF DASHNER, J.
I read the book The Scorch Trials by James Dashner. It is the second book in the Maze Runner series.  The book is mostly about the Glaciers getting across a giant desert to get a cure for the flare. I liked it because it was really suspenseful and exciting. I would recommend it to my friends because they would enjoy a fast-paced book too.

Review submitted by Theresa.

CatchingFireCatching Fire by Suzanne Collins
YA COLLINS, S.
Catching Fire is like a fire getting bigger and noticeable. But the only thing that is different is that you are wanting to go on to continue the adventure.

Review submitted by James.

Serpent_ShadowThe Serpent’s Shadow by Rick Riordan
YA RIORDAN, R.
The Serpent’s Shadow is about two siblings who have to fight a giant snake named Apophis. I liked it because it was about mythology. I would recommend it to people who like mythology.

Review submitted by Manisha.

 

Death CloudDeath Cloud by Andy Lane
YA MY LANE, A.
The book that I read was called Death Cloud. It is about young Sherlock Holmes solving a mystery about a cloud of death. I liked it because it was exciting and a fun mystery. I would recommend this to anyone who likes adventure, mystery, and action.

Review submitted by Panagiotis.

 

BiggieBiggie by Derek E. Sullivan
YA SULLIVAN, D.
Biggie is a book about an obese teenager who throws a perfect wiffle ball game to get a girl. So he starts working out and losing weight. I like this book because it is a comeback story. I would recommend this to someone who likes a little bit of love and who understands obesity.

Review submitted by Colin.

 

smallstepsNFSmall Steps: The Year I got Polio by Peg Kehret
YA 362.1968 KEH
The book Small Steps: The Year I got Polio is a great book because from the first page you get hooked on the suspense. You learn about how treatments for polio were found and you can also see pictures of what treatments looked like. I like this book because it was interesting to learn about polio and read about it from a different point of view.  I would recommend this to people who are interested in learning about polio.

Review submitted by Cydaney.

 

fault in our starsThe Fault In Our Stars by John Green
YA GREEN, J.
I read The Fault In Our Stars. I really enjoyed reading it and I would recommend it to anyone over the age of 10. The book is really sad because Hazel has thyroid cancer.

Review submitted by Thorri.

 

downsidersDownsiders by Neal Shusterman
YA SHUSTERMAN, N.
The book I read was called Downsiders. It was an awesome book because it had a girl and a boy as the main characters. The book uses interesting language and I would recommend it to tweens like me.

Review submitted by Whitney.

Reviews by You!

OneHandedCatchOne-Handed Catch by Mary Jane Auch
YA AUCH, M.
I would read One-Handed Catch because it shows inspiration. No matter what you are going through there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

Review submitted by Riley.

 

MilesFromNowhereMiles From Nowhere by Amy Clipston
YA CLIPSTON, A.
Miles from Nowhere is about a girl who gets too much into partying but has her
acting class assignment to sew costumes for the play. I liked this book because
I could not stop reading it.

Review submitted by Chryssa.

 

Running DreamThe Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen
YA VAN DRAANEN, W.
I liked the book The Running Dream. I liked it because it was interesting.
I would recommend it to whoever likes sad and dramatic book.

Review submitted by Anna.

 

PlaguePlague by Michael Grant
YA GRANT, M.
After all the adults have disappeared, the food runs out, and the
kids become deceived. The horrors of Perdido Beach continue
with the kids trying to survive a contagious illness. Plague is a good book
for readers who enjoy dystopian books.

Review submitted by Lizzy.

 

QuakeQuake by Patrick Carman
YA SF CARMAN, P.
It’s a very interesting book and I liked it because there’s a lot of action and the reader
never gets bored. If you like dystopian novels with psychic abilities, then this book is
for you. In fact, I recommend the entire series for you.

Review submitted by Emmanuel.

 

TwistedTwisted by Laurie Halse Anderson
YA ANDERSON, L.
This book is about a boy trying to get with the prettiest girl in the school but her dad is
the boss of his dad. Tyler’s dad becomes really mean from the pressure of his job.
I liked it because it was fast-paced and there was never a part I wanted to put the book down. I would recommend this to someone who likes a little romance and danger.

Review submitted by Colin.

 

5th WaveThe 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
YA SF YANCEY, R.
The 5th Wave was such a good read, it was action filled and a very good read.

Review submitted by Steven.

 

FalsePrinceThe False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen
YA NIELSEN, J.
The False Prince is about a kid who has to pretend to be a prince. I liked it because
it had action, humor, and other topics that I like. I would recommend it to kids aged
10-16 but most ages can read it.

Review submitted by Manisha.

 

LeviathanLeviathan by Scott Westerfeld
YA SF WESTERFELD, S.
Leviathan is a fiction book that is an alternate version of the War of 1812. I like the book because of the concepts of animals vs. machinery. I would recommend it to people who like history and sci-fi.

Review submitted by Pax.

 

TempestRisingTempest Rising by Tracy Deebs
YA DEEBS, T.
Tempest Rising is a story about a girl whose mother is a mermaid and eventually she turns into one herself. I like it because it was exciting and filled with exciting twists and turns. I would recommend it to people who like fantasy and adventure.

Review submitted by Alexandra.

 

New Teen Reads Perfect for the Beach!

StitchingSnowStitching Snow by R.C. Lewis

YA NEW SF LEWIS, R.

A futuristic retelling of Snow White in which seventeen-year-old Essie, a master at repairing robots and drones on the frozen mining planet Thanda, is pulled into a war by handsome and mysterious Dane after his shuttle crash-lands near her home.

DeadToMeDead to Me by Mary McCoy

YA NEW MY MCCOY, M.

In 1948 Hollywood, a treacherous world of tough-talking private eyes, psychopathic movie stars, and troubled starlets, sixteen-year-old Alice tries to find a young runaway who is the sole witness to a beating that put her sister, Annie, in a coma.

ElenaVanishingElana Vanishing: a memoir by Elena and Clare B. Dunkle

NEW YA 362.1968 DUN

Seventeen-year-old Elena is vanishing. Every day means renewed determination, so every day means fewer calories. This is the story of a girl whose armor against anxiety becomes artillery against herself as she battles on both sides of a lose-lose war in a struggle with anorexia.

RockinTheBoatRockin’ the Boat: 50 Iconic Rebels and Revolutionaries by Jeff Fleischer

YA NEW YA 920.02 FLE

We love to root for the underdog, and that’s part of why we’re drawn to the stories of revolutionaries. Whether they fail, succeed, or succeed only to become what they once fought against, people who can rally others to their cause and shake up the status quo tend to be inherently interesting. Rockin’ the Boat tells the stories of 50 such legends throughout the world, from people fed up with the Roman Empire, to the revolutionaries who helped create America.

GirlDefectiveGirl Defective by Simmone Howell

YA NEW HOWELL, S.

Friendship, love, and a mystery fill the life-changing summer of fifteen-year-old Sky, who lives with her unconventional family in a run-down record store in St. Kilda, a seaside suburb of Melbourne, Australia.

redqueenRed Queen by Victoria Aveyard

YA NEW AVEYARD, V.

In a world divided by blood–those with common, Red blood serve the Silver-blooded elite, who are gifted with superhuman abilities–seventeen-year-old Mare, a Red, discovers she has an ability of her own. To cover up this impossibility, the king forces her to play the role of a lost Silver princess and betroths her to one of his own sons. But Mare risks everything and uses her new position to help the Scarlet Guard –a growing Red rebellion–even as her heart tugs her in an impossible direction.

NoParkingNo Parking at the End Times by Bryan Bliss

YA BLISS, B.

Abigail’s parents, believing the end of the world is near, sell their house, give the money to an end-of-times preacher, and drive from North Carolina to San Francisco where they remain homeless and destitute, as Abigail fights to keep her parents, her twin brother, and herself united against all odds.

UtopiaIowaUtopia, Iowa by Brian Yansky

YA NEW YANSKY, B.

For the most part, aspiring screenwriter Jack Bell is just your typical Midwestern kid. He’s got a crush on his hot best friend, Ash. He’s coping with a sudden frostiness between his once crazy-in-love parents. He’s debating where to go to college next year – or whether to go at all. But then there’s his gift (or curse): Jack can see dead people, just like the kid in The Sixth Sense. Lately, the ghosts are more distracting than usual, demanding that Jack get to the bottom of their mysterious deaths — all while avoiding the straitlaced Detective Bloodsmith, who doesn’t believe in gifts or curses and can’t help wondering why Jack keeps turning up at crime scenes. Is there a happily-ever-after in Jack’s future, or is that only the stuff of movies?

DaughterDeepSilenceDaughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan

YA NEW RYAN, C.

At fourteen, Frances survived a slaughter that claimed the lives of her parents and best friend, Libby, but she took on Libby’s identity and wealth while plotting revenge against the powerful Wells family and now, at age eighteen, is ready to destroy them, including her first love, Grey.

GothamAcademyGotham Academy, Volume 1: Welcome to Gotham Academy written by Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher ; art by Karl Kerschl

YA GRAPH CLOONAN, B.

Gotham City’s most prestigious prep school is a very weird place. It’s got a spooky campus, oddball teachers, and rich benefactors always dropping by…like that weirdo Bruce Wayne. But nothing is as strange as the students! Like, what’s up with Olive Silverlock? Is she crazy or what? Where did she go last summer? And what’s the deal with her creepy mom? And how come that Freshman Maps is always following her around? And is she still going out with Kyle? P.S. Did you hear the rumor about the ghost in the North Hall?!

NimonaNimona by Noelle Stevenson

YA GRAPH STEVENSON, N.

Nimona is an impulsive young shapeshifter with a knack for villainy. Lord Ballister Blackheart is a villain with a vendetta. As sidekick and supervillain, Nimona and Lord Blackheart are about to wreak some serious havoc. Their mission: prove to the kingdom that Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and his buddies at the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics aren’t the heroes everyone thinks they are. But as small acts of mischief escalate into a vicious battle, Lord Blackheart realizes that Nimona’s powers are as murky and mysterious as her past. And her unpredictable wild side might be more dangerous than he is willing to admit.