Teen Pick of the Month: These Broken Stars

Posted on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 by Nichole_TeenLit

These Broken Stars These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Megan Spooner Grades 9+ 374p. Life is grand for Lilac LaRoux, daughter of the richest man in the Universe. Life is bearable for Tarver Merendsen, a celebrated war hero who worked his way up the ranks from a life of poverty. Their past doesn’t matter when they find their spaceship, The Icarus, is plunging through space and their . . . more »

Pets and Crafts: Cool & Strange!

Posted on Friday, March 21, 2014 by Nichole_TeenLit

Vogue Knitting Knits for Pets Crafts are a creative outlet, so why not share them with your pets! You can make things for them like clothes or even toys and places to chill out! Strangely, you can even make things out of their hair. Check out this selection of books that will be sure to satisfy you and every pet member of your family. Vogue Knitting Knits for Pets 24 . . . more »

Teen Poetry Contest 2014

Posted on Thursday, March 13, 2014 by Nichole_TeenLit

April in National Poetry Month, and as we have done for the past 8 years, we will be having our annual Teen Poetry Contest. This contest has two categories, one for grades 6-8 and one for grades 9-12. There will be one winner in each category at each library. This year the winner will recieve a $50.00 gift certificate as well as serving as the . . . more »

I Am Selfish, I Am Brave, I Am Divergent.

Posted on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 by Nichole_TeenLit

Under the Never Sky “We believe in ordinary acts of bravery, in the courage that drives one person to stand up for another.” ― Veronica Roth, Divergent One of the many amazing quotes from the Divergent by Veronica Roth. In just a few short weeks this incredibly popular teen book (think Hunger Games) will be hitting the big screen. If you haven't read the book yet, you will have . . . more »

New Super Crafty Books

Posted on Thursday, February 20, 2014 by Nichole_TeenLit

New Dress A Day: The Ultimate DIY Guide To Creating Fashion Dos From Thrift-Store Don'ts We are always getting new books at the library, you can check them all out on our browse new titles page. I'll save you the trouble of pointing out all the really great new crafty books by putting them here. Put holds on them now and be sure to get them as soon as they come in. New Dress A Day: The Ultimate DIY Guide . . . more »

The Perfect Meal For Your Sweetheart

Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 by Nichole_TeenLit

Cooking with Love One of the most romantic and sweet things that anyone can do for another person is cook for them. Instead of making reservations and eating out this upcoming Valentine's Day, eat in. Cook for someone you love, or even better cook together! Here is a good sampling of cookbooks to help you in the search for the perfect Valentine's Day meal, and don't forget dessert! . . . more »

Eat a Pancake Today, It's Good for You!

Posted on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 by Nichole_TeenLit

Pancakes & Toppings Well...not really, but in celebration of National Blueberry Pancake Day today, I suggest breakfast for dinner. If you need help with the recipes no worries, the library has a great collection of breakfast related cookbooks, especially pancakes. My favorite breakfast recipe is the Baked French Toast from The Pioneer Woman new holiday cookbook. Check these out too! Pancakes & Toppings Waffles Pancakes & Waffles 150 . . . more »

Grab the tissue box, you're gonna need it!

Posted on Saturday, December 21, 2013 by Nichole_TeenLit

Anthem for Jackson Dawes Do you love a good tear jerker? Do sentimental holiday commercials make you cry? If so this booklist of teen sad books is for you! Grab a box of tissues and sit in a comfy chair to read one of the books on our new teen booklist, Make Me Cry - Death, Dying and Grief. Anthem for Jackson Dawes by Celia Bryce 230p (Gr 9+) . . . more »

Santa Clara County Teens' Top Ten 2013

Posted on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 by Nichole_TeenLit

Insurgent Every year since 2007 you have voted for your favorite books. This year, after over 750 votes, you have picked your top ten. Here are the top 5: Insurgent As war surges in the dystopian society around her, sixteen-year-old Divergent Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves--and herself--while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love. . . . more »

The Hunger Games Are Upon Us

Posted on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 by Nichole_TeenLit

All Our Yesterdays The second installment of The Hunger Games Trilogy, Catching Fire, is due in theatres in less than a month. In order to prepare for the movie release, you can reread the series, or grab one of these new titles that are Hunger Games'ish and will quelch your thirst for dystopian, romantic adventure. All Our Yesterdays Em must travel back in time to prevent a catastrophic . . . more »

Cookie Monster Would Eat This Blog Post

Posted on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 by Nichole_TeenLit

Slice & Bake Cookies I love cookies. They are so versatile and easy to make from scratch. They are great to cook with your kids, family and friends. They can be thin and crispy, gooey and chewy, it really doesn't matter, and almost all cookies are delicious. Lately there have been some great cookie cookbooks; here is a sprinkling of my favorites. Cookies are important, even Cookie Monster thinks . . . more »

The Bitter End.

Posted on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 by Nichole_TeenLit

The Girl of Fire and Thorns It's always sad when a trilogy comes to an end, but when it ends so perfectly you can't help but relish in how good the series was. This was the case with The Girl of Fire and Thorns trilogy that just completed with the last installment, The Bitter Kingdom. This trilogy is a true fantasy gem with the strong willed female main character Elisa, and . . . more »