A Robot and a Dream

A Robot and a Dream

Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream by Joshua Davis In 2004, four Latino teenagers arrived at the Marine Advanced Technology Education Robotics Competition at the University of California, Santa Barbara. They were born in Mexico but raised in Phoenix, Arizona, where they attended an underfunded public […]

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Kirkus LOVES Dirty Wings!

Kirkus LOVES Dirty Wings!

Good morning and welcome back dear librarians! I’m thrilled to share the news that Sarah McCarry’s DIRTY WINGS was chosen by Kirkus as a 2014 Best Teen Book. And School Library Journal named it a “Hot in YA” pick. Praise for DIRTY WINGS: “[A] lyrical stand-alone prequel…The prose is exquisitely crafted, moving effortlessly from dizzying […]

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Teen Talk Tuesday: Amanda Hocking is baaaaack! (11/18/14 Edition)

Teen Talk Tuesday: Amanda Hocking is baaaaack! (11/18/14 Edition)

Amanda Hocking made headlines when her self-published Trylle trilogy sold millions of e-copies. And when St. Martin’s Press re-released the trilogy in print, it spent a combined total of 23 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, reaching as high as #2. In FROSTFIRE, the first book in Hocking’s magical new YA series, readers […]

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LibraryReads “Favorite of Favorites” aka RAINBOW ROWELL IS BOSS

LibraryReads “Favorite of Favorites” aka RAINBOW ROWELL IS BOSS

LibraryReads, the nationwide library staff-picks list, announced their inaugural annual “Favorite of Favorites” list: the top 10 titles that public library staff most enjoyed recommending in 2014.   And…. drum roll please… Rainbow Rowell hit the list TWICE with FANGIRL and LANDLINE!   […]

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Friday Reads: Graphic Novels Edition (11/7/14)

Friday Reads: Graphic Novels Edition (11/7/14)

It’s Talia’s first #fridayreads post and she’s reading two very different graphic novels. From Harvey Pekar’s widow and long-time collaborator, Joyce Brabner introduces readers to a 1980s NYC that is grappling with a new and very scary virus.  And to lighten the mood a bit, Talia is also reading about Pippi Longstocking’s latest shenanigans. SECOND […]

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2015 Community Reads Recommendations

2015 Community Reads Recommendations

Although our Academic Marketing division created the “Books for the First-Year Experience” for colleges and universities, we strongly believe that the titles featured in this catalog foster the sort of discussion and self-reflection that make library-led, city-wide reading programs so memorable.  The updated catalog for 2015 is now available and features titles such as: ON […]

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James Herriot Classics: Now with 100 % More Awesome

James Herriot Classics: Now with 100 % More Awesome

These bestselling animal stories from the world’s most beloved veterinarian have been updated with fresh, new super-cute packages! Add them to your library’s shelves today! ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL by James Herriot (includes a Teacher’s Guide!) ALL THINGS BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL by James Herriot JAMES HERRIOT’S TREASURY FOR CHILDREN: Warm and Joyful Tales by […]

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Happy #BookBday (11/4/14 Edition)

Happy #BookBday (11/4/14 Edition)

Join us in wishing a happy #BookBday to: THE LAUGHING MONSTERS by Denis Johnson “In a work that’s part spy novel and part buddy tale, Johnson aptly locates his portrayal of a shadowy world of complicated relationships and ever-shifting alliances in one of the more broken places on the planet. This is what you might […]

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There’s No Such Thing As a Free Teen Novel

There’s No Such Thing As a Free Teen Novel

Welcome Unshelved Readers! Thank you for visiting us. Please enter here to win copies of the 5 teen novels below. UPDATE! 11/10 This contest is now closed! Thank you all for entering. *In your entry, please be sure to include your selection (only 1 title  per person)  full name, title, library affiliation and mailing address. […]

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Griffin Teen’s Got Issues

Griffin Teen’s Got Issues

Our pals at Griffin Teen have created a gorgeous flyer featuring 19 award-winning titles dealing with everything from bullying, mental illness, relationships, and violence from authors including Rainbow Rowell, Stephanie Kuehn, and Courtney Summers. It’s too good not to share with you! Here’s a link to download the PDF (prints on 11×17 tabloid size paper). […]

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