unRequired Reading

Our unRequired Reading Blog features the latest picks for teens selected by library staff and volunteers.
12/09/2010 - 1:22pm

If you are looking for a book like The Tale of Despereaux, you may like

Redwall by Brian Jacques.

The peaceful life of ancient Redwall Abbey is shattered by the arrival of an evil rat and his villainous hordes. Matthias, a young mouse, seeks the legendary sword of Martin the Warrior which he thinks will help Redwall's inhabitants destroy the enemy. This is the first of many books in the Redwall series.

 

Here is a possible match for City of Ember:

Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins.

12/14/2010 - 5:17pm

Thank you for your book match request for titles like How to Be Popular by Meg Cabot. Here are some books that might enjoy:

And Sometimes Why
by Mame Farrell.
Eighth grader Jack is confused when he finds his relationship changing with his best friend, an athletic girl named Chris who has suddenly become attractive.

 

Bloomability
by Sharon Creech.
When her aunt and uncle take her from New Mexico to Lugano, Switzerland, to attend an international school, thirteen-year-old Dinnie discovers an expanding world and her place within it.

01/14/2011 - 3:48pm
Lady J by L. Divine

Thanks for using our Bookmatch service and here are some books you might like:

16 Isn’t Always Sweet by Cassandra Carter.

 

08/20/2009 - 3:26pm

Alastair Reynolds is a Welsh astrophysicist who writes spectacular stories and novels about the future. A future where there are several types of humans, and not all of them get along. Interstellar travel is possible; it will take a while, even on a lighthugger, traveling just under light speed. Orbital habitats form the Glitter Band above the planet Yellowstone in the Epsilon Eridani system, all doomed. They just don’t know it yet. 

12/06/2010 - 3:37pm

I really am glad you asked about this book, because I had not heard of it before! So, now I'm learning about a new author.

09/03/2009 - 9:23am

The blockbuster summer film, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, is making new fans and having the long-time legions of readers thumbing through their beloved collections of the Potter chronicles. Old aficionados  and first-year initiates alike may delve deeper into J.K. Rowling and her world with our scintillating sources.