SCPL Teen Blog

February 4, 2011

Tiger’s Curse Saga

Filed under: books, E-Books, new books, videos — SCPL Teens @ 3:12 pm

Something new for Twilight fans? That’s the buzz! Author Colleen Houck got her start from self-publishing the eBook. I have to say the book trailer looks pretty good.




December 15, 2010

Books + internet = even more awesome than books OR internet!

Filed under: awesomeness, books, fanfiction, new books, writing — SCPL Teens @ 4:02 pm

Heard of fan fiction? Ever wish fan fiction could be published as a real book?

Listening to NPR this morning I heard about a new mystery series  called The Amanda Project.  New student Amanda Valentino has brought together three strangers, Callie, Nia and Hal, as her guides when she arrives as at their school. Soon, Amanda has  graffitied the principal’s car, left cryptic notes in her friends’ lockers and disappeared. Why did she lie about her past and why did she vanish? Callie narrates this tale of secrets and confusing clues. And there is a TWIST.

What makes this series unique is that readers create the stories through interacting on a companion website.  You create a character whose collaboration with others on the Amanda Project website help form the story lines for the books.  As you delve deeper into sub plots and intrigue while solving weekly mysteries, the books’ creators reap your material for the books. Here’s a question. Do you get credit?

Book one, Invisible I, will be available in our library sometime in January. Look for the second book, Revealed, this spring!

May 20, 2008

New YA Books for June 2008

Filed under: new books — SCPL Teens @ 9:32 pm
June is all about being out of school and having fun. These are all paperbacks you can throw in your bag and take wherever you go. Some even have splash-proof covers you can read by the pool or take with you to the beach!

Death Note by Ohba Tsumugi
Ultra Maniac by Wataru Yoshizumi
Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novel by Eoin Colfer

Tattoo by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Bras and Broomsticks by Sarah Mlynowski
Trollbridge: A Rock ‘n’ Roll Fairy Tale by Jane Yolen and Adam Stemple
Midnighters: The Secret Hour by Scott Westerfeld

Reality Chick by Lauren Barnholdt
All the Way by Andy Behrens
Fly on the Wall: How One Girl Saw Everything by E. Lockhart
The Straight Road to Kylie by Nico Medina
Tempted by Cecily von Zeigesar

Rainbow Road by Alex Sanchez
Hit the Road by Caroline Cooney
Car Trouble by Caroline Cooney
Adios to My Old Life by Caridad Ferrer

Ball Don’t Lie by Matt De La Pena
High Heat by Carl Deuker
Soccer Chick Rules by Dawn Fitzgerald
The Boyfriend League by Rachel Hawthorn
Open Ice by Pat Hughes
Raiders Night by Robert Lipsyte

Lulu Dark and the Summer of the Fox by Madison Bennett
Evil Genius by Catherine Jinks
Code Orange by Caroline Cooney
The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp by Rick Yancey
Live and Let Shop by Michael P. Spradlin

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April 11, 2008

New Teen Books

Filed under: new books — SCPL Teens @ 2:12 pm

Haha. Somehow that other post got published with nothing in it! Sorry to the two of you who subscribe!

New YA Books for April 2008

The Death of Jayson Porter by Jaime Adoff

Wyvernhail, Vol. 5: The Kiesha’ra by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

Am I Blue?: Coming out of the silence by Marion Dane Bauer

The Last Unicorn by Peter Beagle

Dirty Work by Julia Bell

The Puzzling World of Winston Breen by Eric Berlin

Red Rage by Brigitte Blobel

Rebel Angels by Libba Bray

The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray

Eighth Grade Bites: The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod by Heather Brewer

Fake Boyfriend by Kate Brian

A Curse as Dark as Gold by Elizabeth Bunce

Chosen: A House of Night Novel by Cast, P. C. et al.

Untamed: A House of Night Novel by Cast, P. C. et al.

Total Constant Order by Crissa-Jean Chappell

Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen

Gym Candy by Carl Dueker

Skin Hunger by Kathleen Duey

The Burning Bridge by John Flanagan

The Icebound Land by John Flanagan

I, Coriander by Sally Gardner

Falling From Grace by Jane Godwin

Jumper by Steven Gould

Crank by Ellen Hopkins

Burned by Ellen Hopkins

The Breakup Bible by Melissa Kantor

The Red Queen’s Daughter by Jacqueline Kolosov

Gifts by Ursula Le Guin

Voices by Ursula Le Guin

Powers by Ursula Le Guin

King of the Lost and Found by John Lekich

How They Met, and Other Stories by David Levithan

Cut by Patricia McCormick

Staying Pure: Sometimes Pleasing God Isn’t Easy by Stephanie Perry Moore

Sober Faith by Stephanie Perry Moore

Saved Race by Stephanie Perry Moore

Sweetest Gift by Stephanie Perry Moore

Surrendered Heart: Living for God Is Challenging by Stephanie Perry Moore

The Wild Girls by Pat Murphy

Game by Walter Dean Myers

Breathe My Name by R.A. Nelson

First Daughter: Extreme American Makeover by Mitali Perkins

Andromeda Klein by Frank Portman

Good Girls by Laura Ruby

The Sweet, Terrible, Glorious Year I Truly, Completely Lost It by Lisa Shanahan

Safe by Susan Shaw

Project 17 by Laurie Faria Stolarz

Chandra’s Wars by Allan Stratton

Chandra’s Secrets by Allan Stratton

Be More Chill by Ned Vizzini

Hacking Harvard by Robin Wasserman

Leftovers by Laura Wiess

One Night by Margaret Wild

When the Black Girl Sings by Bil Wright

Sweethearts by Sara Zarr

Story of a Girl by Sara Zarr

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