Author Archives: Melleny Thomasson

Readers’ Corner: Eco-Fiction

Climate change is a major concern for most people these days, especially with the storms getting stronger (um, what’s a bomb cyclone?) and the temperature getting more extreme (snow in the Sahara?!). This week’s featured booklist includes some pretty amazing stories about what the world might be like in the future if climate change continues to […]

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Readers’ Corner: If you Love Simon

If you read and loved Becky Albertalli’s novel Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, you’re probably excited about the movie adaptation, Love, Simon, coming out in March. And if that’s not enough excitement and love for you, check out this week’s featured teen booklist, which includes a bunch more books you’ll probably also love. If […]

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Readers’ Corner: Superhero Comics

With all the new and amazing graphic novels coming out, I sometimes forget about the good old-fashioned superhero comics that started it all. This week’s featured teen booklist gives you a great selection of the best superhero comics you might have missed. We have Wonder Woman, Ms Marvel, Batgirl (who was a librarian, by the […]

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Readers’ Corner: Squeaky Clean Reads

You may be spending more time with your family this time of year, and this week’s featured teen booklist will help you avoid some awkward situations. Teen fiction is great, but there are books that you might not want your grandmother or 7-year-old nephew reading over your shoulder. But you also don’t want to read […]

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Readers’ Corner: Science & Technology

Hey! Don’t let your brain atrophy over Winter Break! Exercise your noggin while also being entertained with one of the books from this week’s featured teen booklist: Science & Technology. These non-fiction titles can teach you about disease, disaster, germs, and poison. On the lighter side, there are books about dogs, travel, and Batman, and […]

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Readers’ Corner: Transgender & Gender-Fluid Journeys

This week’s featured teen booklist is about a group of people who are often misrepresented and misunderstood. Step inside the complex world of gender identity with one of these books about teens going through transgender and gender-fluid journeys. Every story is unique, and you’ll be moved by the many physical and emotional journeys presented here. […]

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Readers’ Corner: Historical Fiction Around the World

I hope you enjoyed your long Thanksgiving weekend and had some time to eat good food and make great memories with family and friends. For this week’s featured teen booklist, we’re traveling back in time. Waaaay back in time. This week’s books take place in the centuries between the 500s and the 1300s, and they […]

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Readers’ Corner: Non-Fiction in Graphic Novel Format

This week’s featured teen booklist is both fun and educational, and it’s one of my favorites: Non-Fiction in Graphic Novel Format. I love to learn about people, historical events, and complicated concepts, especially when they’re presented in a fun and easy-to-understand way. That’s exactly what you get with graphic non-fiction! Even the most dull or […]

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Readers’ Corner: Fairy Tales Revisited

Hello, readers! I hope you’re staying warm this fall. This week’s featured booklist includes a whole bunch of titles you can enjoy while curled up under a blanket with some hot cocoa. These books are all re-imagined versions of popular fairy tales, and there’s something on this list no matter what you like to read. […]

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Readers’ Corner: War-Torn Lives

With Veterans Day coming up soon, it’s good to reflect on the reflect on the hardships of wartime. While our daily lives may not be impacted by war, teens in many parts of the world deal with this every day. And in our own communities, past wars have affected many lives. This week’s featured teen […]

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