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New Mystery & Suspense Reads for Teens

Fingerprinted by Jeremy BrooksThe Teen Summer Reading Program is underway!  What better way to start your summer than to pick up some books that have just come out or are new to our shelves.  Below is a list of some new teen mysteries and a couple of new adult mystery titles that might appeal to teen readers.  What do you recommend?

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New Fantasy Reads for Teens

Dragon by munktOnThe Teen Summer Reading Program begins tomorrow!  What better way to start your summer than to pick up some books that have just come out or are new to our shelves.  Below is a list of some new teen fantasy fiction and a couple of new adult fantasy titles that might appeal to teen readers.  What do you recommend?

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Fun & Funny

autototsWith the end of school right around the corner, this is usually the time of year when you finally get the chance to read something just for fun.  Below I’ve listed some newer titles that are just for fun or will have you laughing out loud.  How will you celebrate your fast-approaching summer?

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Science Fiction Reads for Tweens

AlienWelcome to another installment of Tween Reads!  This week the focus will be on historical fiction, but keep your eyes peeled for other genres as the weeks go by.  This list isn’t meant to be exhaustive, but to give tweens and parents some initial guidance as they make their way over to the young adult shelves.  And some of these are titles that are new to the Children’s shelves or might have flown under the radar.  What are your favorite tween science fiction reads?

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While You’re Waiting for Unearthly…

unearthly bookjacketI read Unearthly as soon as I could get my hands on it.  I’m not usually a big paranormal romance reader, but it had gotten good reviews and was nominated for the Lone Star list so I thought I should investigate further.  I finished it in one weekend.  I couldn’t stop reading it.  I told people I was busy and couldn’t hang out with them just so I could plow through to the end.  Once I only had a few more pages left…I put it down.  I just didn’t want it to be over.  Luckily it is part of a planned trilogy, so I’ll have some other titles to look forward to.  If you are on the waiting list for Unearthly or if yo...

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