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Teen Book Pick: Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen

saint-anything-bookSaint Anything by Sarah Dessen is my teen book pick for February! I have been reading Sarah Dessen books since I was in middle school and feel like I have grown up with her characters. Dessen writes amazing coming-of-age stories for tweens, teens, and young adults.

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What Tweens Read When They’re Feeling Down

What Tweens Read When They’re Feeling Down
What do kids read when they are feeling sad? They read all sorts of
stories- sad, intense, heroic. Check out why kids read what they read when they are sad – you could help your tween pick a book for their sad mood.

Here are just a few suggestions that we have in the library:
Wonder book coverOne for the Murphys book coverBud, Not Buddy book cover




Read the article, and all the interesting suggestions by kids.
Thanks to our friends at Brightly for all their good work!



A Family Book Club: Stella by Starlight

stella by starlightOur friends at Brightly have created a way for families to explore important topics through books, and have some fun! The idea of a family book club is that everyone in the family reads the same book and then gathers together to discuss it and take part in book-themed activities.

You can even pair up with other families to double the fun. It’s a great way to spend time together and encourage a lifelong passion for books in your children.

This month’s pick is Stella by Starlight, by Sharon Draper. When a burning cross set by the Klan causes panic and fear in 1932 Bumblebee, North Carolina, fifth-grader Stella must face prejudice and find the strength to demand change in her segregated town.