unRequired Reading

Our unRequired Reading Blog features the latest picks for teens selected by library staff and volunteers.
Tue, 12/07/2010 - 14:20

Also by Jean Ferris are Much Ado About Grubstake and Twice Upon a Marigold. Here are a few more titles you might enjoy:

 

Bloomability by Sharon Creech.

Wed, 11/18/2009 - 11:16

William Kamkwamba first encountered the magic that ruled Malawi when he was six. Herd boys found a  sack in the road; it was filled with bubblegum!  What a treasure! "Should we give any to this little boy with leaves in his hair?", they asked. Of course they did, a double handful of gumballs: so many colors.  William ate them all.

Tue, 11/17/2009 - 13:22

Dogs may be considered “man’s best friend,” but a lot of girls (and guys) think horses should claim that honor. If you agree, you’ll want to take one of these books for a ride. You don’t need to own a horse to enjoy these magnificent animals. Visit a local stable for lessons or volunteer at a therapeutic riding center. And even if that’s not possible, you can certainly read about horses.

Fri, 11/06/2009 - 16:55

Even if you've never heard the song, "I Am Woman (Hear Me Roar)," which topped the charts in 1972 and became an anthem of sorts for the women's lib movement (oh, and won a Grammy), you will enjoy these stories featuring heroines who grapple with the big challenges and mysteries of life. Ranging from hilarious to heart-breaking, there's something for everyone.

Wed, 10/21/2009 - 11:50

The Young Adult Library Services Association has just announced this year's Teens' Top Ten. Over 11,000 teens voted online for their favorites from August 24 through September 18. And the winners are ...

1. Paper Towns by John Green
2. Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
3. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
4. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
5. Identical by Ellen Hopkins
6. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
7. Wake by Lisa McMann
8. Untamed by P.C. and Kristin Cast
9. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
10. Graceling by Kristin Cashore

Teen Read Week is all about reading for fun, so take a break from homework by checking out one of these great books.

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