Teen Reader Blog

  • Anticipated Young Adult Books of 2012

    Last week, I blogged about my favorite young adult books of 2011. This got me thinking about the 2012 young adult novels I cannot wait to read. Here they are in alphabetical order:


  • Classic Literature Mentioned in Clockwork Prince

    Yesterday, I live blogged reading Clockwork Prince. The main characters enjoy reading and mention several classic books that would have been available to people living in Victorian England. Here are six of those books that the Glenside Public Library owns:

  • Live Blog: Reading Clockwork Prince

    Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare

    Clockwork Angel was one of my favorite books of 2010, and I eagerly awaited the publication of Clockwork Prince.  Join me, your Young Adult Librarian, as I read the sequel.

  • Best Young Adult Books of 2011

    Best Young Adult Books of 2011

    Compiled by the Young Adult Librarian

    As much as I try, I cannot read every young adult novel published in a year. These are my favorite books from all the books published within the past twelve months that I have read.  Books are listed in alphabetical order by title except when an author has more than one book on the list.

  • Trend Alert: Ballerinas

    Three recent young adult novels feature ballerinas.

  • Mysteries & Munchies

    Yesterday patrons in grades 4-8 learned about mystery titles from our juvenile and young adult fiction collections at the Mysteries & Munchies program.

    Here are a few titles from the young adult collection that were book talked at this program:

  • Spotlight on Sirens

    Move over mermaids, sirens are taking over young adult literature. Here are a few recent titles:

  • Zombies: The Good, The Bad, and The Not So Ugly

    If you are a fan of The Walking Dead, you might view zombies as brain eating monsters. In some recent young adult fiction, zombies have been portrayed as very good looking undead. Whatever type of zombie you prefer, there is a recent young adult novel for you.