Readers’ Corner: Rainbow Reads

You may know that June is Pride Month, and you can find out more about its history and how it’s celebrated at the Library of Congress. This week, I’d like to join in the festivities by sharing one of our GLBTQ-focused booklists called Rainbow Reads. It includes a variety of fiction and nonfiction for, by, […]

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Readers’ Corner: If you like the Warriors books…

This week’s featured teen booklist is for all of you fans of Erin Hunter’s books. Those include the Warriors (cats), Survivors (dogs), and Seekers (bears) series. So if you’re looking for something with adventure, animals, and magic, look no further than this list. Many of these are the first in a series, so you can […]

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Readers’ Corner: The Ancient World

This week’s featured booklist probably has quite a few books you’ve never read, or even heard of. It’s one of our Historical Fiction booklists, and it goes way back for subject matter. Although this time period’s fiction hasn’t reached the kind of popularity of some other time periods (like World War II), it’s still rich […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Readers’ Corner: Music Fiction

If you’re one of those people who are really into music, you’ll like this week’s featured teen booklist: Music Fiction. It includes stories in which music plays a vital role. It may be new music or old music, real music you’ve heard or inventions of the author’s imagination. It could center on those who make […]

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Readers’ Corner: Immigrants, Refugees, and Human Rights Abuses

This week’s featured teen booklist is a tough one, but a very important one. The books on this list tell the difficult stories of young immigrants, refugees, and other people suffering human rights abuses. Most of them aren’t happy stories, but they have happy moments and they do offer hope. And the perspective you gain from […]

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Readers’ Corner: Novels in Verse

I hope you are enjoying National Poetry Month, maybe by reading a little more poetry than you normally do. This week’s featured booklist will help you increase your intake of poetry even if you think you don’t like poetry. This week, I’m sharing 25 great Novels in Verse: Stories Told in Poetry. These are just like […]

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Readers’ Corner: Poetry

April is National Poetry Month, so naturally this week’s featured teen booklist is full of poetry! Think you don’t like poetry? I bet you just haven’t found the right kind. Personally, I love the simple brilliance (and low time commitment) of the six-word memoirs. The teen version is on this list, but you can find […]

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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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