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Toshokan Tuesday - March 11 @ 4:30pm, Teen Area

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Are you a manga or anime fanatic?  Toshokan Tuesday is a monthly meetup for fans in grades 6-12 or ages 12-18.  Each month we chat about manga and anime we are reading and watching, hypothetical character matchups, and ideas for new anime and manga.  Sometimes we do a craft and have Japanese snacks.  For more information, contact Leanne, YA Librarian, 281-360-6804

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Great Adult Reads for Teens

alex awards logoWhether you’re a teen who already reads mostly adult titles or are a reader looking to explore the adult collection, consider checking out the 2014 Alex Awards.  This list recognizes 10 titles published for adult audiences, but with special appeal to teen readers.  What have you read recently that you’d recommend?

 

 

 

 

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Book Hunters in Brief: Fairy Tales Retold

Book Hunters in Brief: Fairy Tales RetoldThis week: new spins on some old stories!

Goose Girl by Shannon Hale - a retelling of a lesser-known Grimm tale by the same name.

A Curse Dark as Gold by Elizabeth C. Bunce - A beautifully written adaptation of Rumpelstiltskin.

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Find Your True Book Love with a Blind Date with a Book

Looking for something new this February?  Love? Adventure? Excitement?  Then try our Blind Date with a Book!  The display will be up now until February 22nd (or until there are no more dates left to be checked out).  Books have been chose from a variety of YA genres and age groups from 6th – 12th grade.  Some are new releases and some are oldies, but goodies.  So stop by the Teen Area and check out a Blind Date with a Book.  You know you want to.  Contact Leanne, YA Librarian, 281-360-6804 for more information.

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New Romance and Chick Lit Reads for Teens

Heart of Light by Manu_HWith Valentine’s Day around the corner, I thought it might be fun to take a look at some of our newer romances and chick lit.  What are your favorite romantic reads?

 

 

 

 

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Michael L. Printz Award Announced!

midwinterblood bookjacketWhile many were watching the Grammy’s last night, librarians and avid readers across the United States were waiting to hear the winners of the Youth Media Awards announced this morning.  The Michael L....

Teen Advisory Group at Kingwood Public Library

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Kingwood Branch Library's Teen Advisory Group meets the 4th Monday of every month at 6:30p m in the Teen Area.  This group is open to teens and tweens ages 12-18 or in grades 6-12.  Our next meeting is January 27th @ 6:30pm.  Keep reading to find out more about TAG. 

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TLA 2014-15 Reading Lists Are Here!

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Every year the Texas Library Association compiles a number of reading lists comprised of the best of the best books for children, teens and adults as chosen by Texas librarians. As always, this year's lists contain big name titles everyone's talking about, as well as hidden gems you might have missed.

2014-15 TxLA Reading Lists

2013 Staff Picks in Graphic Novels, Part One

Interested in what graphic novels HCPL staff enjoyed this year? If so, you're in luck. Listed below are staff favorites in the Juvenile and Young Adult collection.

Juvenile Picks

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2014 Tayshas Top Ten!

tayshas logoThe Tayshas Reading List highlights great recreational reading titles for teens in grades 9-12.  Beginning last year, the Tayshas Top Ten recognizes titles that received unanimous votes from committee members.  Check out the Tayshas Top Ten below or the entire 2014 Tayshas Reading List.  What books are you glad made the list?

 

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