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Last Book Display of the Year!

best 2014Our final book display for the year in the Young Adult department features what we think are the best YA titles published this year. So go ahead, check out a pile- you won’t be disappointed!

Here are some of the Best of 2014:

nogginNoggin by John Corey Whaley

The in between part is still a little fuzzy, but Travis can tell you that, at some point or another, his head got chopped off and shoved into a freezer in Denver, Colorado. Five years later, it was reattached to some other guy’s body, and well, here he is. Despite all logic, he’s still sixteen, but everything and everyone around him has changed. That includes his bedroom, his parents, his best friend, and his girlfriend. Or maybe she’s not his girlfriend anymore? That’s a bit fuzzy too…



through the woodsThrough the Woods by Emily Carroll

These are fairy tales gone seriously wrong, where you can travel to “Our Neighbor’s House”—though coming back might be a problem. Or find yourself a young bride in a house that holds a terrible secret in “A Lady’s Hands Are Cold.” You might try to figure out what is haunting “My Friend Janna,” or discover that your brother’s fiancée may not be what she seems in “The Nesting Place.”


grasshopper jungleGrasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith

Simmering within Ealing, Iowa, is a deadly genetically engineered plague capable of unleashing unstoppable soldiers—six-foot-tall praying mantises with insatiable appetites for food and sex. No one knows it, of course, until Austin and his best friend Robby accidentally release it on the world. An ever-growing plague of giant, flesh-hungry insects is bad enough, but Austin is also up to his eyeballs in sexual confusion—is he in love with Robby or his girlfriend, Shann?



tomboyTomboy by Liz Prince

Growing up, Liz Prince wasn’t a girly girl, dressing in pink tutus or playing Pretty Pretty princess like the other girls in her neighborhood. But she wasn’t exactly one of the guys either, as she quickly learned when her Little League baseball coach exiled her to the outfield instead of letting her take the pitcher’s mound. Liz was somewhere in the middle, and Tomboy is the story of her struggle to find the place where she belonged.




egg and spoonEgg & Spoon by Gregory Maguire

Elena Rudina lives in the impoverished Russian countryside. Her father has been dead for years. One of her brothers has been conscripted into the Tsar’s army, the other taken as a servant in the house of the local landowner. Her mother is dying, slowly, in their tiny cabin. And there is no food. But then a train arrives in the village, a train carrying untold wealth, a cornucopia of food, and a noble family destined to visit the Tsar in Saint Petersburg — a family that includes Ekaterina, a girl of Elena’s age.



December 10, 2014 at 8:44 pm Leave a comment

April is National Poetry Month!

poetry month

This month we are displaying poetry in all of it’s forms. We have haiku, rhyming, hip hop- even free verse! There is something here for everyone.

Here is just a sample of what you can find in our Young Adult department:

Girl-Coming-in-for-a-Landing-Wayland-April-9780440419037october mourningout of this placeThe-Death-of-Jayson-Porter-9781423106913Red-Hot-Salsa-Carlson-Lori-Marie-9780805076165The-Rose-That-Grew-from-Concrete-9780671028459

April 9, 2014 at 3:12 pm Leave a comment

2014 Movies Based On YA Books

ya movie 2014

March 31, 2014 at 1:35 pm Leave a comment


MARCHMADNESSIf basket ball is your game of choice, you will want to come into the library and check out our March book display in the teen department. We’ve got plenty of lit to get you in the game! If shooting hoops isn’t your thing, be sure to pick up one of our booklists with other great reading ideas.

final fourfoul trouble front and centernext pick up gameswagger

March 5, 2014 at 6:59 pm Leave a comment


We have a wide array of graphic novels in our young adult department. Never read one before?  Don’t knock them before you have tried one! These graphic novels range from silly to suspenseful to all out spectacular! Don’t know where to start? Grab a few from our current book display- and if those don’t look interesting enough, ask one of us at the circulation desk about our favorite graphic novel.

I-Kill- American-Born-Chinese-9780312384487Drama-Telgemeier-Raina-9780545326995











February 12, 2014 at 8:19 pm Leave a comment

Best YA Books of 2013

best 2013

Some really terrific books were published this year- and we have a book display brimming with them!

Here is a selection of some of our personal faves:

5th waveeleanor-and-park2HomelandRelish-rgbTWO BOYS KISSINGCP2_cover

December 4, 2013 at 7:35 pm Leave a comment

April Book Display

photoBooks to inspire and promote environmental change are on display in the Teen Space this month!



Drawing on the experience of Step It Up, a national day of rallies held on April 14, McKibben and the Step It Up team of organizers provide the facts of what must change to save the climate and show how to build the fight in your community, church, or college. They describe how to launch online grassroots campaigns, generate persuasive political pressure, plan high-profile events that will draw media attention, and other effective actions. This essential book offers the blueprint for a mighty new movement against the most urgent challenge facing us today.



DESTROY ALL CARS / by Blake Nelson

James Hoff likes to rant against America’s consumerist culture. He also likes to rant against his ex-girlfriend, Sadie, who he feels isn’t doing enough to change the world. But just like he can’t avoid buying things, he also can’t avoid Sadie for long. This is a fantastic, funny, sexy, cool masterpiece from one of the best YA writers at work today, an anti-consumerist love story that’s all about idealism, in both James’s relationship with the world and his relationships with the people around him.




Emily Hunter, daughter of Greenpeace co-founders Robert and Bobbi Hunter, introduces us to the feisty and diverse global community of young people who are tackling issues of energy use, overfishing, overconsumption, waste management, the disappearance of indigenous cultures and rainforest, and other urgent environmental/social concerns with a sense of passion and possibility.




April 9, 2013 at 7:27 pm Leave a comment

…..and More Great Books Published In 2012!

On display for the month of January are some of the best YA books published in 2012. Here are just a few good ones that you can check out:


AFTER THE SNOW / by S. D. Crockett

The oceans stopped working before Willo was born, so the world of ice and snow is all he’s ever known. He lives with his family deep in the wilderness, far from the government’s controlling grasp. Willo’s survival skills are put to the test when he arrives home one day to find his family gone. It could be the government; it could be scavengers–all Willo knows is he has to find refuge and his family. It is a journey that will take him into the city he’s always avoided, with a girl who needs his help more than he knows.



WONDER SHOW / by Hannah Barnaby

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, step inside Mosco’s Traveling Wonder Show, a
menagerie of human curiosities and misfits guaranteed to astound and amaze! But perhaps the strangest act of Mosco’s display is Portia Remini, a normal among the freaks, on the run from McGreavy’s Home for Wayward Girls, where Mister watches and waits. He said he would always find Portia, that she could never leave. Free at last, Portia begins a new life on the bally, seeking answers about her father’s disappearance. Will she find him before Mister finds her? It’s a story for the ages, and like everyone who enters the Wonder Show, Portia will never be the same.


OCTOBER MOURNING / by Leslea Newman

On the night of October 6, 1998, a gay twenty-one-year-old college student named Matthew Shepard was lured from a Wyoming bar by two young men, savagely beaten, tied to a remote fence, and left to die. October Mourning, a novel in verse, is a deeply felt response to the events of that tragic day. Using her poetic imagination, the author creates fictitious monologues from various points of view, including the fence Matthew was tied to, the stars that watched over him, the deer that kept him company, and Matthew himself. More than a decade later, this stunning cycle of sixty-eight poems serves as an illumination for readers too young to remember, and as a powerful, enduring tribute to Matthew Shepard’s life.


TINA’S MOUTH / by Keshni Kashyap

Tina M., sophomore, is a wry observer of the cliques and mores of Yarborough Academy, and of the foibles of her Southern California intellectual Indian family. She’s on a first-name basis with Jean-Paul Sartre, the result of an English honors class assignment to keep an “existential diary.” Keshni Kashyap’s compulsively readable graphic novel packs in existential high school drama—from Tina getting dumped by her smart-girl ally to a kiss on the mouth (Tina’s mouth, but not technically her first kiss) from a cute skateboarder, Neil Strumminger. And it memorably answers the pressing question: Can an English honors assignment be one fifteen-year-old girl’s path to enlightenment?

January 14, 2013 at 3:26 pm Leave a comment

The BEST YA BOOKS of 2012!

If you haven’t read the best YA books of 2012, it’s not too late! On display for the month of January are what we think are the best YA books that were published last year. Don’t just take our word for it… them yourself!

Oh yeah- here are a couple of our own personal faves…

THE INFECTS by Sean Beaudoin










THE SONS OF 613 by Mike Rubens










DAYS OF BLOOD & STARLIGHT                           by Laini Taylor


January 4, 2013 at 5:01 pm Leave a comment

THE HOBBIT Book Display!


As you can tell, we are pretty excited for the opening of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey this Friday, December 14th. In celebration of one of our favorite books EVER, our book display this month features more Tolkien books, as well as other books similar to The Hobbit. Also, we giving away a copy of The Hobbit AND a ticket to see the film! The two winners’ names will be drawn on Friday, December 28th.

AND…if you love The Hobbit, we are pretty sure that you will enjoy these YA titles as well!

9780763647599 Eragon-9780440240730

The-Goblin-Wood-9780060513733 The-Cup-of-the-World-Dickinson-John-9780385750257

The-Sea-of-Trolls-9780689867460 The-Ruins-of-Gorlan-9780142406632

December 10, 2012 at 5:11 pm Leave a comment

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