Trailer Tuesday: Between Worlds

Trailer Tuesday: Between Worlds by Skip Brittenham

Contact Marta @ the Marysville Library with book trailer suggestions or post in the comments below.

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Readers’ Corner: Road Trips

This week’s featured teen booklist is all about road trips, because that’s where I am right now! That’s right — as you read this, I’m somewhere on the Oregon coast, probably stuck in traffic with all the eclipse groupies.

Summer is winding down, but don’t let it end without at least one sunny road trip. And if you can’t actually get out on the open road, maybe one of these great stories will do instead. And if you can, try an audiobook, plus one of the road tripping travel guides thrown in.

Road Trips - Sno-Isle Teens Booklist

Happy travels, and happy reading!

Melleny @ Mukilteo Library

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Featured Event: Junk Drawer Robotics

Robot fans, this event is for you…

Junk Drawer Robotics
@ Oak Harbor Library
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
4 – 5:30 p.m.
Join members of the Whidbey Island Wildcats Robotics team to build robots from everyday items! Explore and learn about robot arms, including pneumatics, arm designs, and three-dimensional space. Grades 4-12.

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Weekend Book Giveaway: Roar

This week we are giving away an Advanced Reading Copy of Roar by Cora Carmack. This was published earlier this summer, but there is still a waiting list. If you win this you can skip the line!

From the publisher: As the sole heir of Pavan, Aurora’s been groomed to be the perfect queen. She’s intelligent and brave and honorable. But she’s yet to show any trace of the magic she’ll need to protect her people. To keep her secret and save her crown, Aurora’s mother arranges for her to marry a dark and brooding Stormling prince from another kingdom. At first, the prince seems like the perfect solution to all her problems. He’ll guarantee her spot as the next queen and be the champion her people need to remain safe. But the more secrets Aurora uncovers about him, the more a future with him frightens her. When she dons a disguise and sneaks out of the palace one night to spy on him, she stumbles upon a black market dealing in the very thing she lacks–storm magic. And the people selling it? They’re not Stormlings. They’re storm hunters. Legend says that her ancestors first gained their magic by facing a storm and stealing part of its essence. And when a handsome young storm hunter reveals he was born without magic, but possesses it now, Aurora realizes there’s a third option for her future besides ruin or marriage. She might not have magic now, but she can steal it if she’s brave enough

For your chance to win tell us about your favorite fantasy book, TV show, or movie kingdom. Would you want to live there? Why or why not?

Winner will be picked on Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017 with the assistance of Random Number Generator. Be sure to leave a name with your entry, and check back to see if you won. To win you must be a teen (6th-12th grade, or age 12-18) who uses a Sno-Isle Library.

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Top 3 Right Now: Rob from Stanwood

This week we’re featuring Rob, the teen librarian at our Stanwood Community Library.

Rob is rumored to be quite the ninja with a roll of duct tape.

 

So, Rob, what books would you suggest for our local teens?

Vinyl me, Please: 100 Albums You Need in Your Collection 

“I’ve always been fascinated by books of lists. This is a good one. 100 albums you need, and why you need them on physical media.”

Dark City: The Lost World of Film Noir by Eddie Muller

“Fantastic overview of one of my favorite film genres. From acknowledged classics of the genre to lesser-known obscurities, this is a great basic film noir primer.”

Great American Short Stories, edited by Paul Negri (e-book format)

“I’ve always felt that summer is a good time to read something challenging. This great anthology is a cornucopia of great American fiction, there’s something in here for everyone.”

Thanks for the most excellent suggestions, Rob!

If you would like to be featured on our T3RN, email teens@sno-isle.org and include:

  • The titles of the three books that teens would enjoy (they can be published for any age group).
  • One or two sentences describing what it is about each book that has you in its grip right now.
  • A photo of yourself.  We like wacky!
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Trailer Tuesday: Disappeared

Trailer Tuesday: Disappeared by Francisco X. Stork

Contact Marta @ the Marysville Library with book trailer suggestions or post in the comments below.

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Readers’ Corner: Sports Fiction

If you’re a fan of any kind of sports, you’re going to love this week’s featured teen booklist: sports fiction. The list includes a wide variety of sports, from the obvious ones, like baseball and basketball, to the less common boxing, mountain climbing, and surfing. There are even a couple books about female football players. So whatever you like, you’ll probably find something good on this list.

Sno-Isle Teens Booklist: Sports Fiction

(Yes, one of the books on this list is technically non-fiction, but it reads like a gripping sports story, so I’m letting it stay.)

What’s your favorite sport? And have you found a great book about it?

Happy reading!

Melleny @ Mukilteo Library

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Featured Event: Chalk Photography

Chalk Photography
@ Snohomish Library
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
2 – 3 p.m
Have you ever dreamed of flying through the air? Or balancing on top of a tulip? Or visiting the moon? Use sidewalk chalk to draw a scene, then we will take a picture of you from above interacting with your scene. For 4th grade and up.

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Weekend Book Giveaway: Zero Repeat Forever

This week we’re giving away an Advanced Reader’s Copy of Zero Repeat Forever by G.S. Prendergast. This isn’t out until August 29th, but you could be one of the first to read it!

From the publisher:

The 5th Wave meets Beauty and the Beast in this fast-paced and heart-stopping novel about an invasion of murderous creatures and one girl fighting for her life at the end of the world.

He has no voice or name, only a rank, Eighth. He doesn’t know the details of the mission, only the directives that hum in his mind.
Dart the humans. Leave them where they fall.
His job is to protect his Offside. Let her do the shooting.
Until a human kills her…

Sixteen-year-old Raven is at summer camp when the terrifying armored Nahx invade. Isolated in the wilderness, Raven and her fellow campers can only stay put. Await rescue. Raven doesn’t like feeling helpless, but what choice does she have?

Then a Nahx kills her boyfriend.

Thrown together in a violent, unfamiliar world, Eighth and Raven should feel only hate and fear. But when Raven is injured, and Eighth deserts his unit, their survival comes to depend on trusting each other…

For your chance to win tell us about a time you felt helpless. How did you overcome the situation? Or share about a time when you stepped in and helped someone. What made you do it? How did you feel after?

Winner will be picked on Tuesday, 15th  with the assistance of Random Number Generator. Be sure to leave a name with your entry, and check back to see if you won. To win you must be a teen (6th-12th grade, or age 12-18) who uses a Sno-Isle Library.

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Top 3 Right Now: Kelli from Camano Island

This week we are featuring Kelli, our Teen programmer extraordinaire at our Camano Island community library.

Kelli is always up for talking about food & cookbooks, jewelry-making, tech stuff, awesome nail polish colors, or PurpleKiwii’s Monster Busters game (which she plays daily, but denies she’s addicted).

So, Kelli, what books are you excited about these days?

Everland by Wendy Spinale

“Great dystopian steampunk-filled interpretation of Peter Pan with a wonderfully alternative PP mythology. Normally I stay away from all things Peter Pan because, well, I dislike the original story so much. However, this book has great strong + positive male and female protagonists, lots of exciting action scenes, and great alternate explanations as to the original story’s traditional touchstones: Why there is an island of boys? Who is Hook?, plus a different take on a flying (Tinker)Bella, etc. I LOVED this book.
BONUS = The sequel, Umberland, just came out, so you can hypothetically read both in one sitting…no waiting for a year like I had to.”

Between Worlds by Skip Brittenham

“I liked the well-crafted mythology and setting of the magical realm that Mayberry and Marshall enter when they touch the legendary (and hard-to-find) Wishing Tree. The fact that the fantasy place they wanted to escape to isn’t the marvelous gumdrop-world setting they were hoping for (far from it), combined with well-crafted plans to solve the challenges they face because it wasn’t a marvelous gumdrop-world setting, made for a great escapist adventure. I also liked that the storyline was original.
BONUS = the free augmented reality app was a fun extra: betweenworldsapp.com.

Dear Teen Me 

“With 70 YA authors to choose from, I think almost any teen will find a letter that speaks to them, whether it’s telling them not to worry so much about one’s professional future, effects of an abusive family, love life (or lack thereof), comforting themselves about studying too hard/not hard enough, etc. All of letters are fairly short and most are powerful, and they made me wonder what I would write to my teen self.
BONUS = pictures of authors as their dorky teen selves…most of us adults have at least one of those, and teens can look forward in about 20-30 years to look back and think, ‘Wow, that was the style?!?'”

Awesome suggestions, Kelli – thanks for sharing!

If you would like to be featured on our T3RN, email teens@sno-isle.org and include:

  • The titles of the three books that teens would enjoy (they can be published for any age group).
  • One or two sentences describing what it is about each book that has you in its grip right now.
  • A photo of yourself.  We like wacky!
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