Category Archives: Teens – Fiction

The Great Library Series Turned My Tween Son into a Reader – Brightly

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“No parent likes to hear that their child hates to read. That is especially painful when you work in book publishing. When all of my son’s friends were binge-reading Percy Jackson and Harry Potter, he wanted nothing to do with it.

I brought home book after book in the hope that something would pique my son’s interest and nothing ever did. I would quiz other parents to see what their kids were reading and order those books. They sat in the living room completely untouched.”

and . . . and . . . then what???? Continue reading The Great Library Series Turned My Tween Son into a Reader – Brightly

August Kid & Teen Book Picks

Here are some of my favorite old and new kid & teen books that you should be reading this month! Want to know more about each of these books? Then read more about it in our catalog.

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Why ARE Sports so Important?

We really love sports, don’t we. We play them, we watch them, we become obsessed with them. We even READ about them!
“Sports draw us in for many reasons; the elegance, the competition, the history, our identification with great athleticism … a coming together of community in a shared story.” –  Mark Banschick,  Psychology Today Continue reading Why ARE Sports so Important?

Teen volunteers recommend books for young(er) teens

We are so delighted with the GREAT teen volunteers helping us this summer! One of the happy consequences of having so many teens around the library is their savvy recommendations for other teen readers. Enjoy their suggestions, and stock up on some good reads for early teens and older youth. Continue reading Teen volunteers recommend books for young(er) teens