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Bad Girls

Bad Girls by Jane Yolen and Heidi E. Y. Stemple. Illustrated by Rebecca Guay. I first heard about this on the Kidlit Celebrates Women’s History blog, and the teen librarian was kind enough to buy it for me. The basic … Continue reading

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Beyond Duct Tape: Teen Programming

My colleagues were asking for my notes from the recent Michigan Library Association conference, so here’s my notes from an inspiring program on teen programming from one of our former interns and, you know, some other teen librarian she’s good … Continue reading

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Chopsticks

Chopsticks by Jessica Anthony and Rodrigo Corral. This is a story told mostly in pictures which is curiously shelved as a regular novel rather than a graphic novel. That’s maybe because it’s told in photographs rather than drawings, though drawings … Continue reading

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The Piper’s Son

“Do you have any books you listened to on the Odyssey Award committee that you think I would like?” I asked our teen librarian. She gave me this one. Had I read the back cover first, two years after the … Continue reading

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Jinx: Little Jinx Grows Up

I was so excited to get a review copy that I had to post a review here, even if I was sent the review copy in order to purchase it for the library, which I can’t do, because it’s clearly … Continue reading

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12 Things to Do Before You Crash and Burn

This one was recommended by Colleen over at Chasing Ray – thanks, Colleen! 12 Things to Do Before You Crash and Burn by James Proimos Herc was nicknamed Hercules by his father when he was six. But his father has … Continue reading

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Conspiracy of Kings

When I first read The Thief and its two sequels, I mentioned that I was waiting for more. And more came out… last fall, but I only just now got to it. Conspiracy of Kings by Megan Whalen Turner. Read … Continue reading

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Going Bovine

Going Bovine by Libba Bray. Read by Erik Davies Sixteen-year-old Cameron Smith is a disaffected loner/stoner teen trying to skate through life with minimum effort. He knows he’s a disappointment to his family and doesn’t care much about the people … Continue reading

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Smile

Smile by Raina Telgemeier. Smile is the true story of a girl navigating middle and high school with the dreaded braces. Already somewhat insecure, Raina is horrified when two of her front teeth get knocked out. The solution is oral … Continue reading

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Leviathan

Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld Australian YA author Westerfeld of Uglies fame takes a turn toward a steampunk alternate history with this first in a trilogy. The year is 1914. Prince Alek, son of the Archduke Ferdinand, is woken in the … Continue reading

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