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Insurgent Movie Coming SOON!

Hi All!

Hope you’ve had the chance to see the movie trailer for Insurgent which is coming to theaters next month (March, 20). Don’t forget to join us for the Insurgent movie release party on March 18, 4-6pm! We’ll be watching Divergent, and I’ll be giving away a special collector’s edition Insurgent book as well as 2 movie passes so you can see Insurgent in theater. 🙂

Have a great day, guys!


Printz Award 2015

The American Library Association just announced the Printz Award Winner and Honor Books of 2015! This award is given for excellence in literature written for young adults. Here is the list:

Michael J. Printz Award Winner:

I’ll Give You the Sun, by Jandy Nelson


Printz Honor Books:

And We Stay, by Jenny Hubbard

The Carnival at Bray, by Jessie Ann Foley

Grasshopper Jungle, by Andrew Smith

This One Summer, by Mariko Tamaki, illustrated by Jillian Tamaki

These books are all AMAZING reads! Share your thoughts about these books, or let me know what books you would have voted for to win.


Excited for Weekend Reads!

My weekend was certainly all booked up! What was on your weekend reading list?

Sarah – finished The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, by Holly Black ; currently reading Egg & Spoon by Gregory Maguire



Official YALSA 2014 Teens’ Top Ten List

The votes are in, and the official Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) 2014 Teens’ Top Ten Book List has been announced!


Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell (YA Row)
Splintered by A.G. Howard (YA How *2014-15 Eliot Rosewater Nominee*)
The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson (YA San)
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (YA Yan)
Monument 14: Sky on Fire by Emmy Laybourne (YA Lay)
Earth Girl by Janet Edwards (YA Edw)
The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau (YA Cha)
Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson (YA San)
Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo (YA Bar)
The Eye of Minds by James Dashner (YA Das)

I encourage you to check out a few if not all of the books on this list!

25 books were in the running for the 2014 Teens’ Top Ten, and there are a few on the nominee list that are personal favorites of mine – Which I will also encourage you to read – As I have to several of you already. And to encourage you more, here are the book trailers for these AMAZING, LIFE CHANGING books. 🙂


Winger by Andrew Smith



In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters



This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales


I will help you find all of these ALL of these books and more! See you later when you load up on all of these awesome books.


Author Fair Success! & National Novel Writing Month

A big thank you to all who came out for our Author Fair yesterday! We had a great crowd for both the Children’s & Teen panels. You guys asked some great questions, and our authors offered great tips on writing, creating illustrations, publishing, and getting your work out into the world! I hope you all feel inspired to start creating your own stories. We’ll be doing a lot of writing programming at the library in November for National Novel Writing Month, and I hope you all will join us in the fun!

Sign up for free and participate in Young Writers Program of National Novel Writing Month here: – You can set your word count goal, find fellow writing friends, and keep your novel writing on track. It also gives you daily dares to include in your novel such as Your character’s piggy bank has been stolen, Make one of your characters purchase a costume, Include a parade or a circus in your next chapter, and many others.

Sarah S. and I will be participating in the adult program – writing 50,000 words!!

Start your outlines and developing those brilliant plots and characters, guys!


Sarah, currently thinking about what amazing story she will write 🙂