Readers’ Corner: Cooking

Maybe you love cooking. Maybe you hate cooking. Maybe you don’t know how you feel about cooking because you’ve never really tried it. But I think we can all agree that you like eating, and sometimes that requires you to cook whether you like it or know. So wouldn’t it be great to know how? […]

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Readers’ Corner: Obsessions & Compulsions

This week’s featured booklist covers a disorder that most of us can relate to, at least to some small extent: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, or OCD. But the stories in these books will give you an idea of what’s it really like to suffer from severe obsessions and compulsions. There are also a couple of non-fiction […]

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Readers’ Corner: Latino Lives

This week’s featured booklist looks at the diverse lives and experiences of Latino teens. Some of the stories are funny, some heartbreaking, and all are well-written, compelling, and meaningful. There’s even some poetry, graphic fiction, fantasy, and non-fiction thrown in. Add one of these powerful books to your TBR pile this week! Happy reading! Melleny […]

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Readers’ Corner: Teens Behind Bars

This week’s featured booklist comes from YALSA, and it’s one of their lists featuring popular paperbacks. The theme of this list is Lock Up: Teens Behind Bars. But it’s not just about the American prison system — you’ll find books here that range from the supernatural to the Nazi death camps. Even though the topic […]

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Readers’ Corner: Amazing Audiobooks

Happy Presidents Day! I hope you’re enjoying your day away from school and finding some time to get lost in a good book. If you haven’t yet discovered the joy of listening to audiobooks, this week’s featured booklist should give you a boost. These are the selections for YALSA‘s 2016 Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults list, […]

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Readers’ Corner: Love Doesn’t Have to Hurt

As we come up to Valentine’s Day, with all the hearts and flowers and candy and kisses, it’s important to keep in mind that not all love is healthy. This week’s featured booklist is about Dating Violence, and the books on the list will help you notice the warning signs, gather the courage to get […]

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Readers’ Corner: The Importance of Diversity

Most of the booklists on the Sno-Isle Teens “Find a Good Book” page are curated and kept up-to-date by librarians, but this week’s featured list is a little different. The titles selected for The Importance of Diversity were selected by teens! More specifically, they were chosen by the wonderful Sno-Isle Libraries Teen Ambassadors. They picked […]

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Readers’ Corner: Dragons and Other Fiery Furies

It’s been a pretty cold winter so far around the Puget Sound, so I thought I’d feature a booklist that might heat you up a little, even if only in spirit. This week, we’re looking at a whole bunch of dragon stories, fire-breathing and otherwise, plus a few non-dragon creatures that deal in fire. The […]

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Readers’ Corner: MLK and the Civil Rights Movement

Today we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and a leading figure in the American Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. It’s the perfect time to reflect on his life and achievements, as well as all the other great fighters in the struggle for equality. This week’s featured teen […]

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Readers’ Corner: Novels in Verse

If you haven’t yet discovered the joys of reading novels in verse, now’s your chance! This week’s featured booklist is Novels in Verse: Stories Told in Poetry. And if you already know how great it is to read something that’s both quick and beautiful, maybe you’ll find something new here. Even if you’re short on […]

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