Category Archives: Teens – Resources

Teen Book Pick: Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley

My teen book pick for the month is Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley. I absolutely loved this book and recommend it for anyone who likes contemporary young adult stories. This book is for readers who have enjoyed Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley, Another Day by David Levithan, Off the Page by Jodi Picoult, and Things we know by Heart by Jessi Kirby. Words in Deep Blue feels incredibly realistic and is a story about loss, first loves, and growing up.
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Teen Book Picks: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, The Upside of Unrequited, & Death Cloud

Are you ready for summer? Do you have your sunglasses, sunscreen, fidget spinners, summer reading logs, and books to read? I can’t help you with the first three, but I can help you with reading logs and some summer reading recommendations. First things first, you can register online or in person at the library for summer reading. We have lots of free books and other prizes that you can win. It is pretty awesome. Now I couldn’t choose just one book to recommend for June, so here are three fun books to read this summer!

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Teens Recommend…TCC Book Selections

Here are some new books that our teens are excited to read!

By Your Side by Kasie West * Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller * Don’t Touch by Rachel Wilson * Asking for It by Louise O’Neill * Children of Eden by Joey Graceffa * Denton Little’s Still Not Dead by Lance Rubin * The Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles * History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera * We Are Okay by Nina LaCour * A Tragic Kind of Wonderful by Eric Lindstrom * Alex and Eliza: A Love Story by Melissa de La Cruz * Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett * Beck by Mal Peet * Who Killed Christopher Goodman?: Based on a True Crime by Allan Wolf

This Month’s Reviews

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11 Touching Books to Boost Empathy in Teen Readers

Teens empathy books

“Empathy is often described as understanding the feelings and thoughts of other people. Basically, this skill set boils down to the ability of a person to relate or see a different point of view. Many people compare this emotional development with the ability to ‘walk in another person’s shoes.’ “Teensafe

But teens don’t start to develop a sense of empathy until they are 13-15 years old. So how can we gently, lovingly guide our teens as they navigate their own journey into young adulthood? Continue reading 11 Touching Books to Boost Empathy in Teen Readers

Book Trailers for Teens

There are so many cool resources for finding books, such as your local librarian, or online databases like Novelist. There are also online book trailers, which are similar to movie trailers, but for books. Book trailers are a great online resource from publishers and bibliophiles (book fans) for finding book recommendations. They are creative and differ from the standard book talk or article. Book trailers are wonderful for visual learners and those of us who just want a unique way to find our next read.

Here are some book trailers from publishers Epic Reads, Random House, and Simon & Schuster.

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