Category: Teen Books



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Growing Up Transgender

Some Assembly Required by Arin Andrews VOYA Reviews 2014 October The pictures that open the early chapters show a friendly, pretty girl smiling open-heartedly at the camera. But in easy, conversational style, Andrews recounts his Keep Reading »
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Norse Mythology

June 15, 2017 |
Dive into Norse Mythology by clicking this sentence.   Most of us only have a vague knowledge of the stories found in mythology. For the most part we only know the names of the gods Keep Reading »
Nancy

Still Jonesing for True Blood? Meet Midnight, Texas.

May 22, 2017 |
Still jonesing after Sookie Stackhouse since the book series ended in 2013 and the TV tie-in ended in 2014? Well, Charlaine Harris is back with with a new series featuring Francois Arnaud in the starring role as Keep Reading »
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On Sandwiches and Dungeons

May 18, 2017 |
White bread is the classic bread. Almost all of us have had it at some point and for a lot of people it’s the go to bread for sandwich making. But then one day, we Keep Reading »
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Girl Code by Andrea Gonzales and Sophie Houser

VOYA Reviews 2017 February High school students and authors Gonzales (Andy) and Houser describe their paths to finding a career that will satisfy their needs and passions. They both had been questioning what direction their Keep Reading »
Shawn Walsh

From TV to the tabletop:

April 24, 2017 |
Sci-fi and fantasy television go together with tabletop games like fish fingers and custard. Many of our favorite television sci-fi and fantasy shows have been adapted to excellent tabletop games. Given that many sci-fi and Keep Reading »
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Halo: The Fall of Reach

April 20, 2017 |
The trope of a faceless super soldier is turned on its head in Halo: The Fall of Reach. Spartan John-117 or as most know him, Master Chief, is the best soldier the United Nations Space Keep Reading »
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Scythe. Utopia is the new black.

Move over dystopia, make way for utopia.  In the future, Earth is transformed.  Humans are ruled by the benevolent, all-knowing, all-powerful artificial intelligence known as “The Thunderhead”.  It is a world without war, hunger, disease, Keep Reading »

Third-born kids must hide

March 21, 2017 |
The Population Police – an intriguing concept for middle-grade readers. In her book “Among the Hidden,” Margaret Peterson Haddix explores the idea of a world where the government, fearful of a food shortage, dictates that Keep Reading »
Shawn Walsh

Truth, Justice, and the Tabletop Games!

March 20, 2017 |
The weather is not so pleasant outside and you and your family or you and your friends have finished watching your favorite Marvel or DC movie.  What should you do next?  Why don’t you try Keep Reading »