unRequired Reading

Our unRequired Reading Blog features the latest picks for teens selected by library staff and volunteers.
Mon, 12/06/2010 - 2:52pm

Here are some suggestions for a thirteen year old that are good stories
but not violent or explicit.

Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix.

In a future where the Population Police enforce the law limiting a
family to only two children, Luke has lived all his twelve years in
isolation and fear on his family's farm, until another "third" convinces
him that the government is wrong.


Everything on a Waffle - Polly Horvath.

Fri, 01/14/2011 - 3:15pm
Books by Lurlene McDaniel

We have lots of Lurlene McDaniel
books here at the library. Here are some by  other authors you might like:


All Alone In The Universe by Lynne Rae Perkins.

Debbie is dismayed when her best friend Maureen starts spending time
with ordinary, boring Glenna.


Beauty by Robin McKinley.

Thu, 08/27/2009 - 1:22pm

Did you know that Eclipse is part of the Twilight Saga series? The first
two books in the Stephenie Meyer's series are Twilight and New Moon.

Here are some other titles that I hope you can't put down!


Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause.

Having fallen for a human boy, a beautiful teenage werewolf must battle
both her packmates and the fear of the townspeople to decide where she
belongs and with whom.


Betwixt by Tara Bray Smith.

Thu, 08/27/2009 - 11:47am


If you liked Fangs 4 Freaks by Serena Robar and haven't read the others in the series, you should try Braced 2 Bite and Dating 4 Demons. Here are some other humorous fantasies/paranormal/supernatural books that I hope you will like:


Circus of the Darned by Katie Maxwell.

Tue, 12/07/2010 - 2:00pm

Stephanie Perry Moore is a popular author of teen
Christian fiction. A few other popular authors that write similar books
are ReShonda Tate Billingsley and Jacquelin Thomas. Here are some other
teen Christian fiction books that I think you may like:


Nothing But Drama by ReShonda Tate Billingsley.

Fri, 08/28/2009 - 3:07pm

  You will enjoy the following titles.


Each Little Bird That Sings by Deborah Wiles.

Comfort Snowberger is well acquainted with death since her family runs
the funeral parlor in their small southern town, but even so the
ten-year-old is unprepared for the series of heart-wrenching events that
begins on the first day of Easter vacation with the sudden death of her
beloved great-uncle Edisto.


Everything On a Waffle by Polly Horvath.