Monthly Archives: July 2017

Reader’s Corner: Based on a True Story

Hello, readers! This week’s featured teen booklist is not entirely fiction, but also not quite nonfiction. In each of these fictional accounts based on true stories, the author has taken some liberties to make an intriguing story, but it’s still grounded in actual events and settings, and sometimes actual lives. These are stories that could […]

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Featured Event – TeenScare Afterhours Karaoke Party

TeenScare Afterhours Karaoke Party @ Brier Library Friday, August 4 6-8 p.m. Make Seascare swag to wear and help transform a bookcart into a float for the parade. Plus play games and sing your heart out.

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Weekend Book Giveaway: Shadowhouse Fall

This week we’re giving away an Advanced Reader’s Copy of Shadowhouse Fall, the sequel to Daniel Jose Older’s Shadowshaper. This isn’t published until September 12th, 2017 but you could be one of the first to read it! From the publisher: Sierra and her friends love their new lives as shadowshapers, making art and creating change […]

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Top 3 Right Now: Jessica from Oak Harbor

This week we are featuring Jessica, the Teen Librarian from the Oak Harbor library. So, Jessica, what are the three best books you’ve read recently? Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman “I’m a sucker for all things Viking (as evidenced by my cosplay of Lagertha at our Oak Harbor Comicon this past year), and Neil Gaiman […]

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Trailer Tuesday: The Storyspinner

Trailer Tuesday: The Storyspinner by Becky Wallace. First in the Keeper Chronicles.

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Readers’ Corner: Build a Better World with Tween Fiction

This week’s featured booklist is another one of our special Teen Explore Summer booklists, and this one focuses on fiction for tweens. These stories include young teen characters attempting to make the world a better place, so you should find some great inspiration in these pages. If you’re not a tween, never fear. Stay tuned […]

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Featured Event – Write Now: Undercover Writing. Flashlight Required.

Teen writers, here’s a workshop for you – Write Now: Undercover Writing. Flashlight Required. @ Mukilteo Library Tuesday, July 25 2-4 p.m. Have you ever wondered how your favorite sleuths crack the clues to solve their mysteries? In this workshop, writer/illustrator Kathryn Dennis of SpyGirls Press will help you create five mystery plots to take […]

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Weekend Book Giveaway: Too Shattered for Mending

This week we are giving away an Advanced Reader’s Copy of Too Shattered for Mending by Peter Brown Hoffmeister. This isn’t out until September 12th, 2017, so you could be the first one of your friends to read it! From the publisher: A gripping—and gritty—literary mystery that shines a light on rural poverty. “Little” McCardell is […]

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Top 3 Right Now: Danielle, our Teen Services Head Honcho

This week we are featuring Danielle, who is not only a recently published YA author, but is also our Teen Services Head Honcho for the entire Sno-Isle Library system. So, Danielle, what have you read recently that you’re just itching to tell people about? Alex & Eliza by Melissa De la Cruz Even if you aren’t […]

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You Count: Books to Build a Better World

As you probably realize, our Explore Summer theme this year is Build a Better World. I think this is pretty great. I mean, really, who doesn’t want to Build a Better World? It is up to each of us to find our own way to contribute. Books, of course, are a great way to discover […]

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