Tweens & Teens

Welcome to the Tweens & Teens page! We are passionate about connecting teens with great books & authors, encouraging reading for pleasure, and creating fun experiences at the library. If you need help, please contact the library and ask for Ms. Ann.

New Teen Books @ the Library

The American Library Association has announced the 2015 award-winning books for teens:

Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults:
I’ll Give You the Sun, written by Jandy Nelson, is the 2015 Printz Award winner. 
Four Printz Honor Books also were named: 
And We Stay by Jenny Hubbard.
The Carnival at Bray by Jessie Ann Foley.
Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith.
This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki, illustrated by Jillian Tamaki.

Alex Awards for the 10 best adult books that appeal to teen audiences:
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.
Bellweather Rhapsody by Kate Racculia.
Bingo’s Run by James A. Levine.
Confessions by Kanae Minato, translated by Stephen Snyder.
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng.
Lock In by John Scalzi.
The Martian by Andy Weir. 
The Terrorist’s Son: A Story of Choice by Zak Ebrahim with Jeff Giles. 
Those Who Wish Me Dead by Michael Koryta.
Wolf in White Van by John Darnielle.

Click the link to see the complete list of award winners: 2015 ALA Awards

Check out the latest reviews from the the book blog on InfoSoup.

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Title: Softball Surprise

Author: Jake Maddox

Review by: luv2read, Kimberly-Little Chute Public Library

This is a wonderful book about a high-spirited girl named Jo. She loves softball and would love to make it on a winning team this year, a team like the Red Angels. When Jo finds out that she is on a different team, she is very disappointed. However, over the weeks of practice, she grows...

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Title: Soccer Show-Off

Author: Jake Maddox

Review by: luv2read, Kimberly-Little Chute Public Library

This is an awesome book about a girl named Gina. She moved to a new school and is super excited about joining the soccer  team. The other girls on her team can't wait to win a game together, but Gina wants to impress the coach. When the game comes around, Gina is all set to win. So she does all she...

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Title: Bleach

Author: Tite Kubo

Review by: Mistytail, Birnamwood Branch Library

Bleach is an exciting story about an orange-haired teen named Ichigo Kurosaki. Ichigo has been able to see the spirits of those who have passed ever since he was born. He grew to live with this ability, and used it to communicate and help the souls. His life is normal - as normal as it could be - until Soul Reaper Rukia Kuchki...

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Title: The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia

Author: Candace Fleming

Review by: Meredith, Scandinavia Public Library

I didn't know much about Tsarist Russia and the tragedy of the Imperial Romanov family before reading this book. The author's deft writing had me hooked before the first chapter was over. We know the final outcome before starting the book, and the author does a great job setting the scene of life...

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