Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Vote NOW for the Teens' Top Ten!!!

Have you read any of the the YALSA 2010 Teens’ Top Ten nominations?
Vote NOW for your favorites!

Voting is open now through September 17. The winners will be announced during Teen Read Week, Oct. 17-23.

The Teens’ Top Ten is a reading list chosen entirely by and for teens. Last year, more than 11,000 teens voted for the Teens’ Top Ten, choosing Paper Towns by John Green as their favorite title.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

I loved this book the moment I started to read it!

The Face on the Milk Carton
By Caroline B. Cooney

‘The Face on the Milk Carton’ is the first book in a suspenseful mystery novel series. I loved this book the moment I started to read it! I really enjoyed the emotion and the romantic scenes. The best thing about this novel is that it’s so interesting that it makes you keep going until the climax. “Why are Janie’s parents always so anxious? Why are they not letting her see her birth certificate? Was Janie kidnapped?” After all that you just cannot put the book down! You keep turning the pages and moving to the edge of your seat, as Janie goes on the adventure of her life to find her true identity. The clues don’t go together and get more complicated as new puzzle pieces come into play; I felt as if I was a part of the story and had to finish the act. When everything finally goes right I thought that the book had finished, however, it was only half done. There was still a missing piece to what I thought was the complete puzzle. Yet, as the book begins to end, all of your questions will not be answered. I am now looking forward to reading the next book in the squeal, “Whatever Happened to Janie?” and hope that this book will be just as mysterious and full of complexity.


(New Tampa Regional Library TAB member)

SMILE by Raina Telgemeier

Braces. Appliances. Rubber bands. Retainers. Anyone who's had dental drama knows that it isn't fun, but Raina's experience is especially intense. After an accident knocks out her two front teeth, Raina spends years undergoing surgeries, braces, and other forms of orthodontic torture to get her smile back to normal. But who feels like smiling anyway when you're dealing with the dramas of middle and high school?

If you're looking for a great graphic novel with a funny, relatable story, pick this one up at your local library.

Click here to place a hold on SMILE.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010



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