Trailer Tuesday: Story Thieves

Trailer Tuesday: Story Thieves first in the series by James Riley

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Readers’ Corner: Andre Norton Award

If you enjoy speculative fiction, you’re going to want to pay attention to the books in this post. This week’s featured teen booklist includes previous nominees and winners of the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy. It is one of the annual Nebula Awards presented by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.

Sno-Isle Teens Booklist: Andre Norton Awards

And if you want to read the 2016 nominees and pick your own winner, here they are:

Sno-Isle Teens: Andre Norton Awards 2016 nominees

I can vouch for Frances Hardinge’s books if you’re looking for something creepy. Which of these are on your TBR list?

Happy reading!

Melleny @ Mukilteo Library

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Featured Event – Popsicle Sticks, Pop Tabs, and Paracord

Get ready for some DIY…

Popsicle Sticks, Pop Tabs, and Paracord
@ Mariner Library
Friday, May 12
12 – 1 pm
Join us after school to make your own bracelet using Popsicle sticks, Pop Tabs, and Paracord. All supplies are provided.

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Vlog Squad: Sneaky Snow White

Bernadette follows up her review of Sinful Cinderella, with the second book in Anita Valle’s Dark Fairy Tale Queen series. If you are looking for a mature, dark read on classic princesses, this could be the series for you!

Request it from Sno-Isle Libraries today!

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Weekend Book Giveaway: The Go-Between

This week we’re giving away an advance reader copy of The Go-Between by Veronica Chambers. It’s not out until May 9th, but you could be one of the first to read it!

From the publisher: She is the envy of every teenage girl in Mexico City. Her mother is a glamorous telenovela actress. Her father is the go-to voice-over talent for blockbuster films. Hers is a world of private planes, chauffeurs, paparazzi and gossip columnists. Meet Camilla del Valle—Cammi to those who know her best.

When Cammi’s mom gets cast in an American television show and the family moves to LA, things change, and quickly. Her mom’s first role is playing a not-so-glamorous maid in a sitcom. Her dad tries to find work but dreams about returning to Mexico. And at the posh, private Polestar Academy, Cammi’s new friends assume she’s a scholarship kid, the daughter of a domestic.

At first Cammi thinks playing along with the stereotypes will be her way of teaching her new friends a lesson. But the more she lies, the more she wonders: Is she only fooling herself?

This sounds like it will appeal to fans of Jane the Virgin!

For your chance to win tell us about a time someone assumed something about you that wasn’t true and you played along. How did it make you feel? If you told them the truth, what happened when you came clean?

Winner will be picked on Tuesday, May 9th, 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: Kathryn from Clinton

This week we are featuring Kathryn, who you may recognize from our Clinton branch!

Kathryn helped bring 16-yr old climate activist and hip hop artist Xiuhtezcatl out to Whidbey Island for a fascinating lecture on how youth can bring a voice to the major issue of climate change.

So, Kathryn, what books have excited you recently?
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield.

I LOVED THIS BOOK!! Dark family secrets, mystery and intrigue, a book for people who love books and a good story… “There is something about words. In expert hands, manipulated deftly, they take you prisoner. Wind themselves around your limbs like spider silk, and when you are so enthralled you cannot move, they pierce your skin, enter your blood, numb your thoughts. Inside you they work their magic.”  

No Baggage: A Minimalist Tale of Love & Wandering by Clara Bensen
I really enjoyed this true story about a young couple (having just recently met online through OKCupid) traveling through Europe with only the clothes on their backs, and a few small necessities-couch surfing, hopping on random trains, etc…Ever dreamed of exploring Europe free and unburdened? Then this book is for you.
East of the Sun, West of the Moon by Jackie Morris

A fabulous teen retelling of an old fairy tale…EXCEPT FOR THE ENDING! A quick read, beautifully illustrated and all about love, loyalty and the freedom to follow your bliss!

Wow, those sound awesome, Kathryn; thanks for giving me more things to add to my holds queue!

If you would like to be featured on our T3RN, email 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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You Count: Featured Teen Volunteer – Alexander


Volunteers are part of the reason Sno-Isle Libraries are so wonderful! As a part of an ongoing series, this week for You Count we are featuring one of our awesome teen volunteers, Alexander from the Edmonds Library!

About:  “I am a tenth grader at Lakeside School. Aside from volunteering, my other passions include Model UN (I have staffed two conferences, attended five others, and am the vice president of my club) and reading (mostly nonfiction: history and social and political commentaries). When it comes to sports, I participate regularly in Tae-Kwon-Do at the Edmonds Community Center (which I have been doing for six years and where I am now a black belt), skiing (both skate skiing and downhill) and bicycling, and I am learning squash as well

Why volunteer with the library? I volunteer as a homework-helper at the library because I passionately feel that education is a right which everyone deserves. As a somewhat privileged person myself, I feel that I have an obligation to give back to those less fortunate than me. To this end, I designed and implemented a free English summer camp in a rural area of Slovenia (my mother’s country of origin), which I have taught for the last two years. I am also trying to give back to Edmonds, my community, by starting, with Ms. Castrogiovanni’s guidance, a free homework help program at the local library, which is in its second year.”

Thank you, Alexander for all of your contributions to the Edmonds Library, and our library system as a whole!


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Trailer Tuesday: The Cruelty

Trailer Tuesday: The Cruelty by Scott Bergstrom

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Readers’ Corner: Homeless Teens

Homelessness may seem like a distant problem that only affects other people in other places. Unfortunately, homelessness is a problem right here, and there are teens in our own communities who don’t have a place to call home.

This week’s featured booklist is about Homeless Teens, and it includes various stories of how homelessness can happen to anyone, and what impact it has on a teen’s life. You might be surprised by what you find in this books, because they’ll challenge your stereotypes about homelessness.

Homeless Teens: Sno-Isle Libraries Teen Booklist

Happy reading!

Melleny @ Mukilteo Library

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Featured Event- Star Wars Celebration: Revenge of the Fifth

Star Wars fans, this event is for you –

Star Wars Celebration: Revenge of the Fifth
@ Oak Harbor Library
Friday, May 5
Let your inner Jedi or Imperial out as we have fun with crafts, a green screen photo booth, and costumes. This family-friendly event is for ages 6-18 and families.

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