YA Book Review ~ The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater

The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater My rating: 5 of 5 stars A perfect ending to an incredible series! I am in love with everything about this series: the characters, the setting, the blend of supernatural with legend and magic. By far one of the best in the YA section and one I always refer [...]

“They’re here….”: Teens in the Library

Yesterday I attended the 8th Annual Teen Summit in Worcester, MA. As always, I was very impressed with the speakers and with the incredible organization of the entire thing by MLS staff. Apparently there was a record attendance this year, which just goes to show how many libraries / librarians are interested in learning how [...]

Blind Date with a Book

Borrowed, yet again, from Pinterest and other libraries, this is my version of "Blind Date with a Book." I used YA books and wrapped them in pretty paper. I printed out blurbs on each book from Goodreads and put them on the front - careful to erase anything about the title, author & character names. [...]

READBOX

New Young Adult display! I copied it from a picture I found on Pinterest. 🙂 I put books on the shelf that have already been made into movies or that will be made into movies. Here's a list I found - with the help of my good friend, Ali!  YA Books Into Movies Definitely eye-catching! [...]

Harry Potter Club

At our Harry Potter Club this month we made these really cool Lumos/Nox lightswitch plates that I found via Pinterest. A very talented person made the original picture on her computer and printed it out to put on a lightswitch plate. I took the picture of her finished product and printed it out (making it [...]

YA Fiction Review

The Dark Unwinding by Sharon Cameron My rating: 4 of 5 stars I received a copy of The Dark Unwinding at BEA this past spring and I was eager to read it. Mine didn't have the pretty cover, but I had a postcard with what it would look like. I defintely really enjoyed reading this [...]

Banned Books Week

Here's this year's Teen Banned Books display. I used the same board from last year but updated the display books with quotes on the covers to show why they were banned or challenged. Also, I took some old books from the book sale room (ones that were headed for the dumpster anyways) and re-purposed them [...]

YA Fiction Review

Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore My rating: 5 of 5 stars I really enjoyed Kristin Cashore's third book in the - well, I'm not sure exactly what to call it. Realm Trilogy? I don't know. Regardless, it was good! It made me want to re-read Graceling and Fire to remember some of the history of the [...]

YA Fiction Review

The Diviners by Libba Bray My rating: 5 of 5 stars Loved reading Libba's newest novel. I loved the Gemma Doyle trilogy, and The Diviners is along the same vein. The fun and excitement of the 1920's time period made an interesting contrast to the frightening plot. Characters are well-developed and the story kept me [...]

YA Nonfiction Review

Charles and Emma: The Darwins' Leap of Faith by Deborah Heiligman My rating: 4 of 5 stars I enjoyed listening to this book and I learned a lot about Charles Darwin that I never knew before - actually, I really never knew much about him except that the idea of Evolution came from him. I [...]