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December 2013

New Reading for a New Year - Article by Cindy, Staff Blogger

Posted on 24-Dec-13 10:05
I can't wait to see what 2014 will bring for new reading material. In the meantime, I may revisit some old favourites or catch up on older books that I missed reading when they came out. I've been browsing through the Teens Read lists at the Library and have found some gems that I just can't wait to explore:
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Dickens, Dash and Lily - Reviews by Anna, Teen Blogger

Posted on 23-Dec-13 12:44
REPOST - Looking for something different to read over the holidays? Try this classic; then I dare you to read the other one...
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Nancy Drew and Rainy/Snowy Days - Article by Havana, Teen Blogger

Posted on 13-Dec-13 14:20
For most people a rainy/snowy day can be a drag, especially on a weekend. But, sometimes, it's good to have a stay-at-home day to relax. Relaxing doesn't always mean doing nothing though. There are lots of great things to do on a rainy/snowy day. Here are my top choices of things to do (all on a Nancy Drew mystery theme):
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S.J. Kincaid - Interview by Julia, Teen Blogger

Posted on 05-Dec-13 15:54
My new obsession and favourite book series is S.J. Kincaid’s, The Insignia Series! I only picked up Insignia because it was on my Battle of the Books list but, of course, I had to just fall deeply and madly in love with it. I ended up fangirling to my friends every lunch hour, and sometimes during class, for a week. I made fan art, jewelry, and goofy little writing projects. I really loved this book because of how much it reminded me of the Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card. But Insignia sings it’s own unique song. It plays on the sweet genre on sci-fi and fantasy and it has over 300 sweet measures (pages) of pure awesomeness. Today, I feel very lucky to be able to share an interview that I did with S.J. Kincaid...
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An Animator Who Makes Peace - Review by Gina, Teen Blogger

Posted on 05-Dec-13 11:28
REPOST-Would you like to have a cat bus that soars through the air and takes you anywhere you want? How about a floating castle and a thumb-sized best friend? Japanese animator, Hayao Miyazaki, creates films with amazing fantasy worlds that are full of adventure and hope...
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  • The Lie Tree
  • The way he lived
  • A drop of night
  • Thief of lies
  • Defender
  • Character, driven
  • Every young adult's break-up survival guide
  • Hidden gold
  • The heart of stone
  • The last boy and girl in the world
  • The epidemic
  • I see reality
  • Finding Hope
  • Under the Dusty Moon
  • Flawd
  • Dark energy
  • Hot pterodactyl boyfriend
  • Harmony House
  • Burning
  • See no color
  • One of us
  • A tangle of gold
  • It should have been a #GoodDay
  • Beautiful broken things
  • The radiant road
  • Speak a word for freedom
  • When we collided
  • Hit count
  • Fig
  • The beast of Cretacea
  • Essential maps for the lost
  • Queen
  • Exit, pursued by a bear
  • The Raven King
  • Breakaway
  • The forbidden orchid
  • The young adult's guide to public speaking