Author Archives: Danielle Dreger-Babbitt

You Count: Teen Advisory Boards

I don’t know about you, but one of my New Year’s Resolutions was to get more involved with my community this year. One of our priorities at Sno-Isle Libraries is civic engagement. If you’re unfamiliar with the term, civic engagement is knowledgeable, committed participation activated around issues of community concern. If that still sounds like word […]

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The best books we listened to in 2017

It’s the end of the year and your favorite teen librarians and library staff have been reminiscing about the best books we’ve consumed this year. Many of us had a hard time narrowing our choices down to just two or three titles, so we cheated a little and broke it up into two lists since […]

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The best teen fiction we read in 2017

The end of the year always seems to be flooded with lists. Award lists (or finalists) are revealed like the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature and the Morris Award finalists, it seems like everyone has a best of list (including our own Sno-Isle list created by the Reader Service’s Team). 2017 was an incredible year […]

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Weekend Book Giveaway: Love, Hate & Other Filters

This week we’re giving away and Advanced Reader Copy of Love, Hate, & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed. This isn’t released until January 2018, but you could be one of the first of your friends to read this highly anticipated debut. From the publisher: American-born seventeen-year-old Maya Aziz is torn between worlds. There’s the proper one […]

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Weekend Book Giveaway: The Newcomers

This week we’re giving away an Advance Reader’s Copy of The Newcomers: Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in an American Classroom by Helen Thorpe. This won’t be published until Tuesday, November 14th, but you could be one of the first to read it! From the publisher: The Newcomers follows the lives of twenty-two immigrant teenagers throughout […]

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Weekend Book Giveaway: This Mortal Coil

This week we’re giving away an Advanced Reader’s Copy of This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada. This book won’t be published until November 7th, 2017 but you could be one of the first to read it! From the publisher: In this gripping debut novel, seventeen-year-old Cat must use her gene-hacking skills to decode her late […]

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Weekend Book Giveaway: The Art of Feeling

This week we’re giving away a brand new copy of The Art of Feeling by Laura Tims. This was released last month and has been very popular. You could still be one of the first to read it! From the publisher: Since the car accident, Samantha Herring has been in constant pain, not only from a […]

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Weekend Book Giveaway: A Very, Very Bad Thing

This week we’re giving away an Advanced Reader Copy of A Very, Very Bad Thing by Jeffery Self. This isn’t out until October 31st, 2017 and you could be one of the first to read it! From the publisher: Marley doesn’t just want to be labeled The Gay Kid, but he doesn’t have much else going on. […]

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Weekend Book Giveaway: Girl in a Bad Place

This week we’re giving away an Advanced Reader Copy of Girl in a Bad Place by Kaitlyn Ward. This isn’t out until October 31st, 2017, but you could be one of the first to read it! From the publisher: Mailee and Cara take care of each other. Mailee is the star of the high school plays; […]

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Weekend Book Giveaway: Vanilla

This week we’re giving away an Advanced Reader’s Copy of Vanilla by Billy Merrell. This isn’t released until October 10th, but you could be one of the first to read it! From the publisher: Vanilla and Hunter have been dating since seventh grade. They came out together, navigated middle school together, and became that couple […]

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