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Popular Teen Reads in 2013

We know you’ve seen the lists and hype on the best books of 2013, so here’s a list with a twist!  These are the teen titles that were the most popular in Mount Prospect during 2013. Wondering if you are up to date with these trending titles? Check it out!

Fiction Books:

Catching Fire book coverDivergent book coverThe Hunger Games book cover

Graphic Novels:

justice legueearth onerapunzel

 

 

 

 

 

Video Games:

batman arham cityjust danceplaystation

 

 

 

 

 

Nonfiction:

how they corakedlonebomb

Teens–If you like Downton Abbey, check out these books!

Season 4 of Downton Abbey just premiered a couple of weeks ago.  If you are looking for a good Downton-esque read to pass your time while you eagerly await next week’s episode, check out some of the books listed below.  Just click on the cover and find them in the Library!

Fateful by Claudia GrayFateful

 

 

 

 

Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgoprivate peaceful

 

 

 

 

 

The Foreshadowing by Marcus SedgwickForeshadowing

 

 

 

 

 

The Watch that Ends the Night: Voices from the Titanic by Allan Wolfthe Watch that ends the night book cover

 

 

 

 

 

The Luxe by Anna GodbersenLuxe

 

 

 

 

 

Wither by Lauren Destefanowither book cover

 

 

 

 

 

Manor of SecretsManor of Secrets by Katherine Longshore

Best Teen Books of the Year

Today is the last day of 2013!  What was your favorite teen book published this year?  Can’t decide?  Take a look at what some of the book, news, and media outlets thought were the best books from 2013:

School Library Journal

Winding down a list of hundreds of books, here’s a few highlighted titles that the editors of School Library Journal selected as best fiction from 2013.  Click on the covers to find them in the Library!

All the truth that's in meReality BoyYaquiMore Than This

Also checkout SLJ’s list of best 2013 nonfiction and adult books for teens!

Goodreads

Goodreads has their Choice Awards every year, where users get to vote for their favorite titles of the year.

The winner for best Young Adult Fiction of 2013: Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell!

Eleanor and Park book cover

The winner for best Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy: Allegiant by Veronica Roth!

Allegiant book cover

The winner for best Graphic Novels & Comics: Beautiful Creatures: the Manga by Kami Garcia , Maragaret Stohl, and Cassandra Jean!

Beautiful Creatures manga

The winner for best Middle Grade and Children’s: The House of Hades by Rick Riordan!

House of Hades

Publishers Weekly

Publisher’s Weekly’s list highlight their editor’s picks of the yearThey also have a nonfiction list.  Below are a few highlights from PW’s picks.  Click on the cover to find the titles in the Library!

Bad MachineryMaggot MoonThe Infinite Moment of Us book cover

Amazon

Amazon’s pick for the best teen book of 2013 is Rainbow Rowell’s Eleanor & Park, but they also put out a list of what their editors pick as the top 20 books of the year for teens.  Click here to see that list and click on the cover below to find Eleanor & Park at the Library!

Eleanor and Park book cover

 

Mashable

Mashable is an online news source for the Connected Generation.  Earlier this month they posted their top 11 books for teens of 2013.  Click on the cover to find the highlighted titles from Mashable’s list in the Library!

Forgive Me Leaonard Peacockwhen you were hereBeing Henry DavidDr. Bird's Advice

The Horn Book

The Horn Book’s staff and reviewers put out their Fanfare list every year.  Click on the covers below to find some of the teen books that made The Horn Book’s 2013 Fanfare list:

Far Far AwayCorner of WhiteBoxersSaints

NPR

NPR puts out a guide to the best books every year, click on the covers below to find some of their picks for the best teen books of 2013:

summer princegorgeousthe Coldest Girl in Coldtown book coverRose Under Fire

Buzzfeed

Buzzfeed is a great site for all things pop culture!  A week ago they posted their picks for the top 21 YA books of 2013.  Click on the covers below to find some of the highlighted suggestions at the Library:

This song will save your life book coverJust One Daythe 5th Wave book coverOut of the Easy

I hope some of your favorites of this year made a list!  These lists are also a great way to find a really good book to read next!!!

Winter Break is coming up– check out some of our gaming suggestions for teens!

Looking for ways to spend your days relaxing this winter break?  Check out this Mental Floss post about 11 Classic Video Games You Can Play Online.  Personally, we can never get tired of Pacman! Also, be sure to check in at the Library, where we have an extensive video game collection for teens.  Click on some of the images below to see if some of these staff favorites are checked in today!

WWE-Smackdown-vs-Raw-2010SuperSmashBrosBrawlBeatles Rock BandLegend of Zelda batman arkham originsMortal Kombat vs DC UniverseInjusticeSuper Street Fighter Arcade edNeed For Speed Most Wanted Sims3Dragon ball zJust Dance 2014

Teen Book Cover Art: Papercuts

These covers are actually pretty cool looking and got me wondering– how does someone actually make papercuts?  I checked out some of the books we have in the Library on paper cutting and let me tell you, you need some serious scissor skills.  However, they aren’t as complicated as you might think.  Part of the trick of papercutting is folding the paper to make more than one cut at a time.  There are also different cutting tools you can use to create more detailed cuts.

Here are some of the most recent Teen novels that feature papercuts on their covers, click on the cover or the title link to find more information about the book:

shadowandbone

Shadow and Bone
by Leigh Bardugo

PaperValentine

Paper Valentine
by Brenna Yovanoff

Infects

The Infects
by Sean Beaudoin

PrettyMonsters

Pretty Monsters
by Kelly Link

ShiverLingerForever

Shiver, Linger, Forever (The Wolves of Mercy Fall trilogy)
by Maggie Stiefvater

If you want to find out more about how to create papercuts, check out this books at the Library!  (just click on the cover or title link to find it in the Library):

paper cutsPaper Cuts: 35 Inventive Projects

by Taylor Hagerty

736.98 HAG

 

 

 

Paper Cutting TechniquesPapercutting Techniques for Scrapbooks and Cards

by Sharyn Sowell

736.98 SOW

 

 

 

Paper CutoutsPaper Cutouts

by Helene Leroux-Hugon and Julierre Vicart

736.98 LER

 

 

 

Art of Paper CuttingThe Art of Paper Cutting

by Henya Melichson

736.98 MEL