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: Ghosts

Halloween is creeping up on us, so it’s a good time to fill your mind with spooky stories. This week’s featured teen booklist is all about ghosts, so you’re sure to find something to help you prepare for this creepiest of holidays. Most of the books on this list are fictional ghost stories, but there […]

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Readers’ Corner: Pacific Northwest

We live in a beautiful corner of the country, even though it may seem dreary certain times of the year (like autumn, like now). This week’s featured booklist will help you reconnect with what you love about the Pacific Northwest by reading great stories that take place around here. Whether you love the rain or […]

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Readers’ Corner: Romance

Everyone could use a little more love in their life, especially as we head toward chilly weather and grey skies. This week’s featured teen booklist is will add some romance to your life. Do you like your romance realistic? Set in a fantasy world? In graphic novel format? Do you like to go back in time, or […]

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Readers’ Corner: Road Trips

This week’s featured teen booklist is all about road trips, because that’s where I am right now! That’s right — as you read this, I’m somewhere on the Oregon coast, probably stuck in traffic with all the eclipse groupies. Summer is winding down, but don’t let it end without at least one sunny road trip. […]

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Readers’ Corner: Sports Fiction

If you’re a fan of any kind of sports, you’re going to love this week’s featured teen booklist: sports fiction. The list includes a wide variety of sports, from the obvious ones, like baseball and basketball, to the less common boxing, mountain climbing, and surfing. There are even a couple books about female football players. So […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Readers’ Corner: Build a Better World with Tween Fiction

This week’s featured booklist is another one of our special Teen Explore Summer booklists, and this one focuses on fiction for tweens. These stories include young teen characters attempting to make the world a better place, so you should find some great inspiration in these pages. If you’re not a tween, never fear. Stay tuned […]

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Readers’ Corner: Teens as Science Projects

You may be aware that teens frequently get a bad rap in society. Maybe you get watched extra closely when you’re in a store, or you get shushed when others are being much louder. Some adults just don’t appreciate teens and treat them as second-class citizens. Well, this week’s featured booklist takes that idea to […]

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