There’s something uniquely exciting about browsing the library shelves and picking up a book you’ve never heard of before, whether it’s because the cover catches your eye or the blurb on the back grabs your attention. But it can be scary too, especially if you like to avoid books with a lot of violence, language, or intimate relationships. It can be overwhelming knowing where to even start, whether you are just making your first forays into the Young Adult section or if you’re just looking for something new! Don’t worry, we’re here to help with this list of books that are exciting, engaging, and safe for any level of content–comfortableness–all at the same time![Read more…] about Wholesome Teen Reads
Start your 2020 reading year off with these graphic novels. Written for young adults, these stories will appeal to some adult readers, also.[Read more…] about Have You Read These Graphic Novels for Young Adults?
The Young Adult books our staff loved best this year include graphic novels, fantasy, and coming of age novels. See other Staff Picks for 2019 here.[Read more…] about Staff Picks 2019 – Young Adult Books
If you have young readers on your holiday shopping list, we’re here to help! From board books to picture books, from easy readers to graphic novels and young adult fiction, we have suggestions to help you find the perfect gifts.
To make it easier for you, we’ve created bookmarks listing these titles — take them along while shopping, then use them to mark your spot in whatever book you’re reading. Stop by your branch to pick up the bookmarks. We’ll have them while supplies last.[Read more…] about Books Make Perfect Gifts
DISASTER! You’ve survived the Deathly Hallows, and now there’s nothing else to read! Never fear—whether it’s the school setting, the magic, or the adventure that kept you coming back to Hogwarts, there is undoubtedly another series out there, just waiting for you to stumble across it.
If you don’t believe me, here are a few series to check out to help with some of that post-wizarding blues…[Read more…] about A Very Potter Problem: What to Read Next
New Young Adult bestselling sci-fi/fantasy sequels hitting the shelves this fall include a Frozen world re-imagined where Elsa never knew Anna, a hero’s adventure, an attack of a fatal virus, a dystopian series finale, and much more! Check out these books from your library or digitally on the cloudLibrary app.[Read more…] about New Sequels to YA Sci-Fi/Fantasy Novels
Looking to add something to your TBR? Not quite sure what to pick up next? We’ve got you covered!
- Give Me
Some Truth follows two Native American teens who are struggling to find
their identity both on and off the reservation. Carson thinks his best chance
to make his mark is by winning the local Battle of the Bands. Of course, it
might help if he actually has a band first. Maggi has just moved back to the
reservation and wants to create art outside of the traditional artwork her
family sells to tourists. Taking place in 1980, Give Me Some Truth explores identity, social justice, first love,
political, and pop culture, as well as two teens trying to reconcile the life
they have with the life they want.
- Book Notes: This book has strong ties to John Lennon, Yoko Ono, and the Beatles. There’s a lot of musical influence within the storyline. Like The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Gansworth’s novel introduces readers to tough topics that might turn off readers looking for a light-hearted read. With that said, this is definitely one to try out for music lovers, Alexie lovers, and even John Green fans!
A familiar problem: you’ve made it through all of Lauren Tarshis’ adrenaline-pumping historical fiction series that follows 20+ stories of kids doing their best to survive some of history’s most intense, disastrous moments.
But now that the dust has settled, what are you supposed to read? What could possibly scratch that survival itch? Luckily, we have a few ideas for you…[Read more…] about I Survived “I Survived.” Now What?
Looking for books to read this summer break? Try checking out a Reading Olympics eBook or audiobook from cloudLibrary!
Reading Olympics is a county-wide reading program from the Bucks County Intermediate Unit for students in elementary and secondary schools. It is “designed to encourage children to read more by helping them discover the joy and excitement of reading,” while exposing them to quality literature on a variety of topics and writing styles.
The 2020 Reading Olympics book lists are now posted and are available here.
Download these titles to get a jump start this summer on checking these books off your to-read list!
— recommended by Kathleen L., Collection Management Librarian
Graphic novels can be described as “novels using images, as well as words, to tell a story.” This genre includes so much more than the comic books it is usually associated with, and the popularity of graphic novels is on the rise with readers of all ages. But why should you read—or allow your child to read—graphic novels?
Graphic novels can be beneficial to readers because they: [Read more…] about The Benefits of Reading Graphic Novels