We love this interview podcast with Jason Reynolds by The Yarn. If you haven't yet tried his books, we urge you to try one today! Check out The Yarn for an inside look at the making of books for children and young adults.
"Did you ever crack open a book for the first time, and read a first line that was so amazing you just HAD to devour the entire book immediately? This happens to us frequently. Epic Reads put together a quick flick representing some of their favorites. What is your favorite first line from a book? Tell us in the comments below and then hit up the library and find these books on display! *book shimmy!*"
Thank you again Epic Reads! We can't get over how simply outstanding you are.
If you haven't yet attended our teen programs - this is your chance! After Hours takes place after the library closes tonight January 27th from 5 - 6 p.m. We open the building up to middle and high school students for pizza, a raffle and incredible prizes. Check out the loot we've got this month! Donators contributed these fantastic items to make our night complete. Hope to see you there!
Read this book! David Arnold has a gift for creating multifaceted characters.
We agree wholeheartedly with the New York Times Book Review on this one.
"Arnold’s funny and touching second novel is about many things: making peace
with the past; the families we create; abstract painting; and what it
means to be a 'genuine heart-thinker' . . . Arnold has a talent for stringing
together words in just the right, jumbled order.
His sentences are arrows."
If you can't get your hands on a copy - try streaming the audio.
The readers are fantastic.Check out our post on his first title,
Mosquitoland by clicking on the cover.
It's our favorite time of year! We can't wait to see the top picks in teen lit for the year of 2017. There are two ways to watch this year. The awards will be live streamed from the I Love Libraries Facebook page and available with real-time close captioning.
For a re-cap of last year's winners, click on the YMA image.
Brace yourself Divergent fans. Carve the Mark is about to be released! It's due to join our world on Tuesday, January 17th. Hit the library and pre-order yourself a copy!
Thanks again to Epic Reads for the sneak peak! Check out the book blurbs here.
The Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Nominators are members of teen book groups in fifteen school and public libraries around the country. Click above to link to Yalsa's page where you can suggest a title for next top ten!
Oh Epic Reads. You've done it again... We don't know how you make your magic, but you do.
Thanks for creating such lovely book content. Click here to see all 40 filter recommendations. Juno is one of our favorites - and so is the linked author suggestion Rae Carson. Brilliant!