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Jackaby and Beastly Bones by William Ritter

Both Jackaby and Beastly Bones were chosen by the Young Adult Library Association as top young adult picks of 2015 & 2016.  It’s easy to see why- both books are fun, fast paced, and perfect for reluctant readers.   439 more words

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Siren by Kiera Cass

The Siren

By Kiera Cass

Publication: iUniverse (July 2009), re-released by HarperTeen January, 2016

Having just genre-fied my library, I can say that this story is unequivocally a “Romance”. 216 more words

Barber's Books - What Are YOU Reading?

Use teen videos to market library services

Don’t you love YALSA, the Young Adult Library Services Association of ALA? They are always up to something interesting, and have some great ideas for all librarians. 114 more words


Teens' Top Ten Giveaway!

I am so pleased to share that Ridley High School Library has been awarded a 2016 Teens’ Top Ten Book Giveaway! We are one of forty libraries from around the United States to receive a set of twenty-six acclaimed teen titles. 81 more words

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Summer reading list for teens

Are students asking you for titles to read this summer? Recently, we did a post about the YALSA top ten nominees list. Here are some more titles to suggest to your students, from YALSA’s 2016 Best of the Best awards.  103 more words


New Teen Read Week theme: "Read for the fun of it!"

Encouraging teens to read can itself be a challenge. But what about inspiring a love of reading in teens that speak a language other than English? 131 more words