unRequired Reading

Our unRequired Reading Blog features the latest picks for teens selected by library staff and volunteers.
12/09/2009 - 12:26pm

Published on August 1, local author Maggie Stiefvater's novel "Shiver," is already a hit, debuting on the New York Times Best Sellers list. It's your basic teen love story: Girl meets boy. Boy meets girl. Boy is a werewolf ... fans of "Twilight," this is for you!

Watch the book trailer, created by Maggie (she's an artist too!) below:

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Maggie is also author of "Lament: The Faerie Queen's Deception" and "Ballad: A Gathering of Faerie" Check out Maggie's web site (http://www.maggiestiefvater.com/) and blog (http://m-stiefvater.livejournal.com/), and follow her on Twitter, http://twitter.com/mstiefvater.

12/09/2009 - 12:27pm

 This fall has a lot to offer vampire lovers. "Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant" (see the trailer) hits theaters October 23, and "New Moon" will be out November 20.

For more great blood-sucking stories, check out our Fang Fiction book list!

 

09/03/2009 - 4:48pm

Percy Jackson is not a normal 12-year-old. Strange things always seem to happen around him, and he has a problem with getting into situations that lead to getting kicked out of school. Things get even stranger when, on a class field trip, Percy vaporizes his (really creepy) math teacher (a monster in disguise) and learns that he himself is a demigod. A whole new world is opened to Percy when he goes for the summer to Camp Half-Blood, where he meets other demigod friends and finds out his father's identity. Of course, he immediately gets plunged into a quest to save the world.

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.