Trailer Tuesday: The Hate U Give

Trailer Tuesday: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

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

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Readers’ Corner: Build a Better World with Teen Fiction

Can you believe it’s August already? The summer is flying by! But there’s still some time left to enjoy Teen Explore Summer. Find an event at a library near you, track your reading to earn votes, and read an inspiring book in the sunshine (with sunblock, of course).

This week’s featured booklist is all about making the world better with teen fiction. The list includes a blend of realistic, historical, and speculative fiction that shows teens building a better world through activism, friendship, and love.

Sno-Isle Teens Booklist: Build a Better World with Teen Fiction

There are some incredibly powerful books on this list (I’m looking at you, The Hate U Give), so get inspired to make the world a better place by reading one of these great stories before you have to go back to school.

Happy reading!

Melleny @ Mukilteo Library

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Featured Event: Origami Sculptures

Use the ancient art of paper-folding to build sculptures…

Build 3D Origami Sculptures
@ Mariner Library
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
11 am – 12 pm
Learn how to fold the basic pieces used for creating 3D origami sculptures. Then work together or individually to create animals, sky scrapers, and whatever else you can imagine! For tweens and teens.

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Weekend Book Giveaway: All the Crooked Saints

This week we’re giving away an Advanced Reader’s Copy of Maggie Stiefvater’s All the Crooked Saints. This book isn’t out until October 10th, 2017 but you could be one of the first to read it!

From the publisher:

Here is a thing everyone wants: 
A miracle.

Here is a thing everyone fears:
What it takes to get one.

Any visitor to Bicho Raro, Colorado is likely to find a landscape of dark saints, forbidden love, scientific dreams, miracle-mad owls, estranged affections, one or two orphans, and a sky full of watchful desert stars.

At the heart of this place you will find the Soria family, who all have the ability to perform unusual miracles. And at the heart of this family are three cousins longing to change its future: Beatriz, the girl without feelings, who wants only to be free to examine her thoughts; Daniel, the Saint of Bicho Raro, who performs miracles for everyone but himself; and Joaquin, who spends his nights running a renegade radio station under the name Diablo Diablo.

They are all looking for a miracle. But the miracles of Bicho Raro are never quite what you expect.

For your chance to win tell us about an unusual talent or skill that you have. How did you discover it? If you don’t have an unusual talent or skill, what do you wish you could do?

Winner will be picked on Tuesday, August 8th 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: Robyn from Darrington

This week we are featuring Robyn, your friendly teen services face at our Darrington community library.

Robyn’s got some great “picks” to share below!

So, Robyn, what are your top 3 YA books right now?

The Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

“This is a fast easy read with plenty of creative dystopian adventure.”

The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

“This read is a classic and enduring work of fiction that depicts a story of a boy who finds he is on the outs with regular society. A teenage struggle that is still true today for many.”

The Iron King by Maurice Druon

“This book is the original Game of Thrones. The historical novel with it all, intrigue, murder, corruption, and passion. Read it for an up close and personal look at 14th Century politics.”

Thanks for the suggestions, Robyn!

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: Stormy Seas: Stories of Young Boat Refugees

Trailer Tuesday: Stormy Seas: Stories of Young Boat Refugees by Mary Beth Leatherdale

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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 have happened, and might have happened.

Sno-Isle Teens Booklist: Based on True Story

You’ll see a lot of historical fiction on this list, but also more contemporary tales. So check one out and get immersed in what might have been.

Happy reading!

Melleny @ Mukilteo Library

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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 with the spirits of Brooklyn. Then Sierra receives a strange card depicting a beast called the Hound of Light — an image from the enigmatic, influential Deck of Worlds. The shadowshapers know their next battle has arrived.

Thrust into an ancient struggle with enemies old and new, Sierra and Shadowhouse are determined to win. Revolution is brewing in the real world as well, as the shadowshapers lead the fight against systems that oppress their community. To protect her family and friends in every sphere, Sierra must take down the Hound and master the Deck of Worlds . . . or risk losing them all.

For your chance to win tell us about a piece of art (or music) that you love and what makes it so special.

Winner will be picked on Tuesday, August 1st 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: Jessica from Oak Harbor

This week we are featuring Jessica, the Teen Librarian from the Oak Harbor library.

Check out Jessica’s most excellent Lagertha cosplay from last year’s Oak Harbor ComiCon!

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 has done a fantastic job with this retelling of Norse mythology. The writing is rhythmic and lyrical, and I found myself reading out loud to my dog just so I could hear the beauty of the language. Plus, it’s funny!”

The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas

“If you read one book this summer, let this be it. It’s riveting, compelling, heartbreakingly human, and so very relevant. You will cry, you will laugh, and you won’t be able to put it down. Destined to become a classic.”

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

“I LOVED Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, so when this came out, I knew I had to read it. And dare I say, I think I loved it more. It’s 100% relatable, and I adored how honestly and hilariously the author deals with the trials and tribulations of life at 17.”

Thanks for the excellent suggestions, Jessica!

 

 

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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