unRequired Reading

Our unRequired Reading Blog features the latest picks for teens selected by library staff and volunteers.
Fri, 08/28/2009 - 4:01pm

I found some titles that I believe you might enjoy.

 

The Princess Academy by Shannon Hale.

While attending a strict academy for potential princesses with the other
girls from her mountain village, fourteen-year-old Miri discovers
unexpected talents and connections to her homeland.

 

The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden.

The adventures of a country cricket who unintentionally arrives in New
York and is befriended by Tucker Mouse and Harry Cat.

 

The Toys Go Out by Emily Jenkins.

Fri, 08/28/2009 - 4:03pm

After reading about the book, it seems like the author does a good job of balancing the grief and sorrow that Dulcie feels with a sense of hope and humor. Based on this, I came up with some titles that I hope you will like.

 

Julia’s Kitchen by Brenda A. Ferber.

When her mother and younger sister are killed in a house fire, Cara struggles to find a way to deal with her emotions and to reach out to her grieving father.

 

Rules by Cynthia Lord.

Fri, 08/28/2009 - 4:04pm

Trickster's Choice is the first book in her series, Daughter of the Lioness.
You might want to look into reading the sequel, Trickster's Queen.
Meanwhile, I've listed 3 other books below that you may enjoy.

The Ruby in the Smoke by Philip Pullman.
In nineteenth-century London, sixteen-year-old Sally, a recent orphan,
becomes involved in a deadly search for a mysterious ruby.

Fri, 08/28/2009 - 4:05pm

Having liked the book, The Key by Marianne Curley, here are some other titles you might enjoy reading.

 

Fri, 08/28/2009 - 4:07pm

Having liked the book, Princess Academy by Shannon Hale, here are some other titles you might enjoy reading.

Once Upon a Marigold by Jean Ferris.
A young man with a mysterious past and a penchant for inventing things leaves the troll who raised him, meets an unhappy princess he has loved from afar, and discovers a plot against her and her father.

The Two Princesses of Bamarre by Gail Carson Levine.

With her adventurous sister, Meryl, suffering from the the Grey death meek and timid Princess Addie sets out to find a cure.

 

Fri, 01/14/2011 - 2:54pm
Goose Girl by Shannon Hale

Since you enjoyed Goose Girl by Shannon Hale, you might like to know that there is a sequel:

 

Enna Burning by Shannon Hale.

Enna hopes that her new knowledge of how to wield fire will help protect
her good friend Isi--the Princess Anidori--and all of Bayern against
their enemies, but the need to burn is uncontrollable and puts Enna and
her loved ones in grave danger.

 

Here are some other titles about princesses that you might
enjoy:

 

The Princetta by Anne-Laure Bondoux.

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