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Top 10 YA Fiction of 2015

Whether you're looking for a new book to read over the holidays or something to buy for the book lover in your life, we have a list for you! Here are some fantastic Young Adult Fiction books that were published in 2015. Eden Grey, the Teen Librarian at the Erlanger branch, shares 10 of her favorite YA Fiction books from the year. There is a large variety here - stand-alones, books in a series, an anthology, some short novels and some that are very long, some super popular and a few that flew under the radar this year. I hope this helps some people discover new books to read!                   

By |December 18th, 2015|Categories: Featured Post, KCPL, teens|0 Comments

Teen Winter Reading Club at the Erlanger branch!

Fill out entry forms at the library and online to enter to win signed YA books, DVDs, and other bookish prizes. Weekly winners will be chosen and notified by phone or email. Prizes can be picked up from the Erlanger branch. Open to grades 6-12, from December 1 - January 1 at the Erlanger branch only.  Online entries can be completed by filling out THIS FORM.  Questions can be sent to the Erlanger Teen Librarian at eden.grey@kentonlibrary.org.  

By |November 30th, 2015|Categories: Featured Post, KCPL, teens|0 Comments

Magical Realism in YA Fiction

Today I wanted to share with you some of my favorite books of the last year, and they all fit into a strange category of sub-genre called "Magical Realism." YA Highway describes magical realism in a clever way: In a nutshell, magical realism is a very subtle genre which adds elements the surreal to a character's everyday life. There is usually no explanation for these magical ingredients; there is no world-building; there is only a dose of strangeness to interrupt what would otherwise be a completely contemporary, realistic story. According to critic Luis Leal, "If you can explain it, then it's not magical realism." Basically, these books have strange, magical, and/or fantastical elements that simply can't be explained easily, if at all. If you're looking for something mind-opening, twisty and strange, magical and profound, check out one of these great reads.       

By |May 26th, 2015|Categories: teens, Teens|0 Comments

Paper Towns – Movie & Book Discussion!

My favorite book by popular YA author John Green is Paper Towns, and it's being made into a movie! The movie releases on July 24th, 2015. I think the movie is going to be fantastic, because the casting choices were fantastic and John Green spent a lot of time on the movie set. Check out some of his videos from the movie set over here on YouTube. I particularly like this video of John Green talking about how much the Paper Towns movie is like the book!     We're having a discussion of the book at the Erlanger branch, and you are welcome to join us! The discussion is in 2 weeks, on June 3rd. Registration is requested, but not required, and you can get a copy of the book by asking at the Reference Desk or placing a hold on one through the KCPL online catalog. Paper Towns Book Discussion - Wednesday, June 3rd at 6pm  

By |May 20th, 2015|Categories: teens, Teens|0 Comments

New Teen Reads for 2015!

The new year brings us a wealth of new Fiction & Memoirs for teens and fans of Young Adult fiction! Check out some top picks from Eden Grey, the Teen Librarian at KCPL's Erlanger branch. Just click on the cover to find out more about the book and to reserve your copy today! Contemporary and Realistic Young Adult Fiction        Science Fiction & Fantasy       New Non-fiction & Memoirs     

By |May 5th, 2015|Categories: teens, Teens|0 Comments

Celebrate National Poetry Month – Poetry Workshop & Contest

April is National Poetry Month, and you can celebrate your creativity at the Erlanger branch all through the month of April. We're having a poetry contest and a poetry workshops for teens grades 6-12. KCPL's first ever Teen Poetry Contest will be held in April! The entry period has been extended, and entries are now accepted through Sunday, April 19th! Submit entries online April 1-19, then visit the branch to vote for your favorites April 20-27. Winners will be chosen by popular vote and staff judges. Prizes include signed YA books and bookstore gift cards. SUBMIT YOUR POEM HERE.  Teens are also invited to attend a Poetry Workshop on Monday, March 13th at 6:00 p.m. Click here to register for the Workshop. The poetry you write at the workshop can be entered into the contest!  

By |April 1st, 2015|Categories: teens, Teens, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Great Teen Fiction – Sci-Fi, Adventure, and Dystopia

Looking for some great new books to read over spring break? Check out the featured YA fiction below! Click on the cover to be taken to the KCPL catalog, where you can place a hold on a book or find more great books by these authors.         The Glass Arrow is Kristen Simmons' latest stand-alone novel. She describes it as her feminist novel - and it definitely is that! The Glass Arrow tells Aya's story as she fights her way out of captivity and struggles for survival in a dystopian world where women are bought and sold.   This Shattered World is the next installment in the Starbound series by authors Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner. Galaxy-spanning science fiction with a healthy dose of romance, action, and mystery, the Starbound series can be read in any order.   Kalahari is the latest standalone novel from YA sci-fi author Jessica Khoury. Sarah and her father live in the middle of the Kalahari desert. When her father disappears in dangerous circumstances, Sarah must lead a group of teenage safari-goers on a quest to find out what happened to her family.

By |March 13th, 2015|Categories: teens, Teens|0 Comments

New Teen Reads for 2015!

The new year brings us a wealth of new Fiction & Memoirs for teens and fans of Young Adult fiction! Check out some top picks from Eden Grey, the Teen Librarian at KCPL's Erlanger branch. Just click on the cover to find out more about the book and to reserve your copy today! Contemporary and Realistic Young Adult Fiction        Science Fiction & Fantasy       New Non-fiction & Memoirs     

By |February 5th, 2015|Categories: teens, Teens|0 Comments

Top 14 Teen Books of 2014!

It comes as no surprise the the DIVERGENT series made up the most checked out books of 2014! Following close behind was THE FAULT IN OUR STARS, then CATCHING FIRE and THE HUNGER GAMES.  Another popular book was IF I STAY, which recently had a film adaptation. In fact, you might notice a trend: all of the books below have had movie adaptations or will have them soon! Even the HOLLOW CITY series is soon going to be in production. Want to re-read one of your favorites or catch up on the most-read YA books of 2014? Just click on the titles below to find a copy or put one on hold.     '                                                                        

By |December 26th, 2014|Categories: teens, Teens, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Teen Winter Reading Club at the Erlanger branch!

Read to win prizes this winter! Fill out entry forms at the library and online to enter to win signed YA books, DVDs, and other bookish prizes. One grand prize winner will be randomly chosen to win a John Green box set. Open to grades 6-12, from December 1 - January 1 at the Erlanger branch only.  Online entries can be completed by filling out THIS FORM. 

By |December 3rd, 2014|Categories: teens|0 Comments