Teens & YA @ BPL

Teen Read Week Bookmark Contest, 2016.


Enter the annual Teen Read Week Bookmark Contest. All entries must display the 2016 slogan, Read for the Fun of It. Entries are due by Saturday, October 15. Winning entries will be printed into a bookmark that will be available in the Library. Winners will also receive a gift card. Forms are available at the information desk!

Staff Pick: Romeo and/or Juliet by Ryan North

Our latest YA Staff pick is Romeo and/or Juliet by Ryan North!

What if Romeo never met Juliet? What if Juliet got really buff instead of moping around the castle all day? What if they teamed up to take over Verona with robot suits? You get to decide if there should be romance, epic fight scenes... or robot suits! Packed with exciting choices, fun puzzles, secret surprises, terrible puns, and more than a billion possible storylines, you'll discover a new experience every time you read it!

Staff Pick: Summer Days and Summer Nights edited by Stephanie Perkins

Our latest staff pick is: Summer Days and Summer Nights edited by Stephanie Perkins!

Looking for a great book to read on a lazy summer day? Summer Days and Summer Nights is a book of short stories by popular authors of young adult books, and there is something for every reader! From a terrifying night at a theater, to a carnival with a demon at its heart, to a map of the small and perfect moments in life– everyone will find a story in this book that they can laugh with, cry with, and connect with.

Set up on your deck with a cold beverage, or inside in air-conditioned comfort, or on the beach with your sunglasses, and enjoy this anthology of summer tales.

Staff Pick of the Week: Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Our newest staff pick is Illuminae: The Illuminae Files _01 by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff!

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Kady is already having a rough day. She has just broken up with her boyfriend, Ezra, and he’s not taking it well. But the day is only about to get worse. Soon, her tiny speck of a planet is invaded by a huge corporation, and she and Ezra have to fight their way to evacuation– and the fun doesn’t end there.

Told through interviews, instant messages, e-mails, and other hacked documents, Illuminae documents the incredible story of a spaceship with a warship in pursuit, and artificial intelligence that may be trying to kill them, and a deadly virus that is spreading and mutating. Chances of survival seem slim, but Kady doesn’t give up easily. Brace yourself, this is a pretty thrilling ride.


Teen Suggestion Box Reply

Recently we got a wonderful suggestion in our teen suggestion box (located in the teen section near the new books):

"Hello, Where the Newbery Award-Winning Young Adult Books are on the kids' shelf, teens might not see them. Could they possibly go with the other YA books? Thanks :)"

This is a great point, and something we will keep in mind, however we do want all the Newbery books to stay together. While they are nearer to the kids' fiction books than to the young adult fiction books, the Newbery books are really their own section.

Also remember that the kids' section has some books that would also appeal to teens, and the teen section has some books that would also appeal to older kids! There is frequently overlap in interest level with books.

What we could do at some point is create a booklist of teen books that won the Newbery, and/or do a display. Thanks so much for the suggestion and for using the library!