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January 20, 2013 by Webmaster


In the Forests of the Night In the Forests of the Night
Risika, a teenage vampire, wanders back in time to the year 1684 when, as a human, she died and was transformed against her will.

Eighth Grade BitesEighth Grade Bites
Ninth Grade Slays (Series- Chronicles of Vladimir Tod)For thirteen years, Vlad, aided by his aunt and best friend, has kept secret that he is half vampire, but when his missing teacher is replaced by a sinister substitute, he learns that there is more to being a vampire, and to his parents' deaths, than he could have guessed.

Glass HousesGlass Houses (Series- Morganville vampires)
For Claire Danvers, high school was hell, but college may be murder. Bad enough she got on the wrong side of Monica, the meanest of the her new school's mean girls ... but now she's got three new roommates, all with secrets of their own. And the biggest secret of all isn't really a secret, except from Claire: Morganville is run by vampires.

BloodlineBloodline (Series- Bloodline)
In this story told primarily through journal entries, a British soldier in World War I makes the horrifying discovery that his regiment commander is descended from Count Dracula.

Marked Marked (Series- House of Night)
Sixteen-year-old Zoey Redbird is Marked as a fledging vampyre and joins the House of Night where she will train to become an adult vampyre.

Blue Bloods Blue Bloods (Series- Blue Bloods)
Select teenagers from some of New York City's wealthiest and most socially prominent families learn a startling secret about their bloodlines.

Vampire Island Vampire Island
Siblings Maddy, Lexie, and Hudson Livingstone, who are vampire-fruit bat hybrids, struggle to adjust to living as humans in New York City while maintaining their individual vampire strengths.

Sweetblood Sweetblood
After a lifetime of being a model student, sixteen-year-old Lucy Szabo is suddenly in trouble at school, at home, with the "proto-vampires" she has met online and in person, and most of all with her uncontrolled diabetes.

The Silver Kiss The Silver Kiss
A mysterious teenage boy harboring a dark secret helps Zoèe come to terms with her mother's terminal illness.

Gil's All Fright Diner Gil's All Fright Diner
Hired by the owner of an all-night diner to eliminate the zombie problem that is costing her customers, werewolf Duke and vampire Earl tackle an even stickier adversary who is out to take over the diner.

Sunshine Sunshine
They took her clothes and sneakers. They dressed her in a long red gown. And they shackled her to the wall of an abandoned mansion-within easy reach of a figure in the moonlight. She knows he is a vampire.

Suck It Up Suck It Up
After graduating from the International Vampire League, a screwy, teenage vampire named Morning is given the chance to fulfill his childhood dream of becoming a superhero when he embarks on a League mission to become the first vampire to reveal his identity to humans and to demonstrate how peacefully-evolved, blood-substitute-drinking vampires can use their powers to help humanity.

Twilight Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn ( Series- Twilight)
When seventeen-year-old Bella leaves Phoenix to live with her father in Forks, Washington, she meets an exquisitely handsome boy at school for whom she feels an overwhelming attraction and who she comes to realize is not wholly human.

Vampire High Vampire High
When his family moves from California to New Sodom, Massachusetts and Cody enters Vlad Dracul Magnet School, many things seem strange, from the dark-haired, paleskinned, supernaturally strong students to Charon, the wolf who guides him around campus on the first day.

Vampire Kisses Vampire Kisses (Series- Vampire Kisses)
Sixteen-year-old Raven, an outcast who always wears black and hopes to become a vampire some day, falls in love with the mysterious new boy in town, eager to find out if he can make her dreams come true.

My Swordhand Is Singing My Swordhand Is Singing
In the dangerous dark of winter in an Eastern European village during the early seventeenth century, Peter learns from a gypsy girl that the Shadow Queen is behind the recent murders and reanimations, and his father's secret past may hold the key to stopping her.

Cirque du Freak (Series- Saga of Darren Shan)
Two boys who are best friends visit an illegal freak show, where an encounter with a vampire and a deadly spider forces them to make life-changing choices.

TantalizeTantalize
When multiple murders in Austin, Texas, threaten the grand re-opening of her family's vampire-themed restaurant, seventeen-year-old, orphaned Quincie worries that her best friend-turned-love interest, Keiren, a werewolf-in-training, may be the prime suspect.

Demons of the Ocean Demons of the Ocean (Series- Vampirates)
When twins Connor and Grace's ship is wrecked in a storm and Connor is rescued by pirates, he believes that Grace has been taken aboard the mythical Vampirate's ship, and he is determined to find her.

Dangerous Girls Dangerous Girls (Series- Dangerous Girls)
After sixteen-year-old Destiny and her twin sister, Livvy, are turned into partial vampires at a summer camp, they try to find the "Restorer," someone who can return them to normal.

Companions of the Night Companions of the Night
When sixteen-year-old Kerry Nowicki helps a young man escape from a group of men who claim he is a vampire, she finds herself faced with some bizarre and dangerous choices.

Peeps Peeps
Cal Thompson is a carrier of a parasite that causes vampirism, and must hunt down all of the girlfriends he has unknowingly infected.

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Susan's Picks 2004

October 16, 2009 by pjorgensen
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Teen Read Week 2004: It's Alive @ Your Library
Middle School list:

Son of the Mob by Gordon Korman

The House You Pass On the Way The House You Pass On the Way by Jacqueline Woodson

Bloody Jack Bloody Jack by L.A. Meyer

Bat 6 Bat 6 by Virginia Euwer Wolff

Cheating Lessons Cheating Lessons by Nan Willard Cappo

Memory Boy Memory Boy by Will Weaver

The Breadwinner The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis

Before We Were Free Before We Were Free by Julia Alvarez

After After by Francine Prose

Alanna: the First Adventure Alanna: the First Adventure by Tamora Pierce

The Wee Free Men The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett

The Rag and Bone Shop The Rag and Bone Shop by Robert Cormier

Companions of the Night Companions of the Night by Vivian VandeVelde

Getting Away With Murder Getting Away With Murder: the True Story of the Emmett Till Case by Chris Crowe

The Scarlet Pimpernel The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy

High School list:

Son of the Mob by Gordon Korman

Geography Club Geography Club by Brent Hartinger

Mind's Eye Mind's Eye by Paul Fleischman

Fighting Ruben Wolfe Fighting Ruben Wolfe by Markus Zusak

Cheating Lessons Cheating Lessons by Nan Willard Cappo

Memory Boy Memory Boy by Will Weaver

Persepolis Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

Sweetblood Sweetblood by Pete Hautman

After After by Francine Prose

Alanna: the First Adventure Alanna: the First Adventure by Tamora Pierce

The Wee Free Men The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett

The Rag and Bone Shop The Rag and Bone Shop by Robert Cormier

Companions of the Night Companions of the Night by Vivian VandeVelde

Getting Away With Murder Getting Away With Murder: the True Story of the Emmett Till Case by Chris Crowe

The Scarlet Pimpernel The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy

 


Book Talk, Culler Middle School, May 17, 2004

Body Bags Body Bags by Christopher Golden

Stormbreaker Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz

How I Fell in Love and Learned to Shoot Freethrows How I Fell in Love and Learned to Shoot Freethrows by Jon Ripslinger

If You Come Softly If You Come Softly by Jacqueline Woodson

The Dirt Eaters The Dirt Eaters by Dennis Foon

The First Part Last The First Part Last by Angela Johnson

Touching Spirit Bear Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen

Mortal Engines Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve

Phineas Gage, a Gruesome but True Story About Brain Science Phineas Gage, a Gruesome but True Story About Brain Science by Jon Fleischman



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Susan's Teen Read Week Book List 2009

October 06, 2009 by Webmaster
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Middle School recommendations
Hurt Go HappyHurt Go Happy by Ginny Rorby

FlygirlFlygirl by Sherri L. Smith

Carlisle vs. ArmyCarlisle vs. Army: Jim Thorpe, Dwight Eisenhower, Pop Warner and the Forgotten Story of Football’s Greatest Battle by Lars Anderson

Pride and Prejudice and ZombiesPride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith

Dead is the New BlackDead is the New Black by Monica Perez

My Most Escellent YearMy Most Excellent Year by Steve Kluger

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-BankThe Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart

GracelingGraceling by Kristen Cashore

Suck It UpSuck it Up by Brian Meehl

Red Moon at SharpsburgRed Moon at Sharpsburg by Rosemary Wells

PeakPeak by Roland Smith

Estrella‚Äôs QuinceaneraEstrella’s Quinceanera by Malin Alegria

North of BeautifulNorth of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley

The Missing GirlThe Missing Girl by Norma Fox Mazer

JinxJinx by Meg Cabot

High School recommendations
The Death of Jayson PorterThe Death of Jayson Porter by Jamie Adoff


Carlisle vs. ArmyCarlisle vs. Army: Jim Thorpe, Dwight Eisenhower, Pop Warner and the Forgotten Story of Football’s Greatest Battle by Lars Anderson



Pride and Prejudice and ZombiesPride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith


The Brothers TorresThe Brothers Torres by Coert Voorhees

City of ThievesCity of Thieves by David Benioff

Little BrotherLittle Brother by Cory Doctorow

Living Dead GirlLiving Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott

What I Saw and How I LiedWhat I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell

ImpossibleImpossible by Nancy Werlin


The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-BankThe Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart



My Most Escellent YearMy Most Excellent Year by Steve Kluger



Suck It UpSuck it Up by Brian Meehl



North of BeautifulNorth of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley


Finding NoufFinding Nouf by Zoe Ferraris


GracelingGraceling by Kristen Cashore


   


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Young Adult Booktalks, Spring 2004

May 29, 2009 by pjorgensen
2004 Michael L. Printz Winner
The First Part Last The First Part Last - Angela Johnson

Honor books
A Northern Light - Jennifer Donnelly
Fat Kid Rules the World - K.L. Going
Keesha's House - Helen Frost
The Earth, My Butt and Other Big Round Things - Carolyn Mackler

2003 Michael L. Printz Winner
Postcards from No Man's Land Postcards from No Man's Land - Aidan Chambers

Honor books
The House of the Scorpion - Nancy Farmer
My Heartbeat - Garret Freymann-Weyr
Hole in My Life - Jack Gantos

2002 Michael L. Printz Winner
A Step from Heaven A Step from Heaven - An Na

Honor books
The Ropemaker - Peter Dickinson
Heart to Heart: New Poems Inspired by Twentieth-Century American Art - Jan Greenberg
Freewill - Chris Lynch
True Believer - Virginia Euwer Wolff

2001 Michael L. Printz Winner
Kit's Wilderness Kit's Wilderness - David Almond

Honor books
Many Stones - Carol Coman
The Body of Christopher Creed - Carol Plum-Ucci
Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging - Louise Rennison
Stuck in Neutral - Terry Trueman

2000 Michael L. Printz Winner
Monster Monster - Walter Dean Myers

Honor books
Skellig - David Almond
Speak - Laurie Halse Anderson
Hard Love - Ellen Wittlinger

2004 Young Adult Golden Sower nominees
Breaking Through - Francisco Jiménez
Bronx Masquerade - Nikki Grimes
The Graduation of Jake Moon - Barbara Park
Hole in the Sky - Pete Hautman
Lord of the Deep - Graham Salisbury
Ransom of Mercy Carter - Caroline B. Cooney
Soldier Boys - Dean Hughes
Soldier X - Don Wulffson
Straw into Gold - Gary D. Schmidt
Touching Spirit Bear - Ben Mikaelsen



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Susan's Teen Read Week Book List 2008

October 09, 2008 by Webmaster
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Middle School recommendations
The TrapThe Trap by John Smelcer
SchooledSchooled by Gordon Korman
Wildwood DancingWildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier
Harry SueHarry Sue by Sue Stauffacher
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
FreakFreak by Marcella Pixley
EpicEpic by Conor Kostick
BloodlineBloodline by Kate Cary
Eagle Blue Eagle Blue: A Team, A Tribe and a High School Basketball Season in Arctic Alaska by Michael D’Orso
A Summer of Kings by Han Nolan
Between Mom and JoBetween Mom and Jo by Julie Ann Peters
HeatHeat by Mike Lupica
Tamar Tamar by Mal Peet
Re-Gifters by Mike Carey
Skulduggery PleasantSkulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy
High School recommendations
SoldSold by Patricia McCormick
Ball Don't LieBall Don’t Lie by Matt Pena
Story of a GirlStory of a Girl by Sara Zarr
HeroHero by Perry Moore
EpicEpic by Conor Kostick
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Wildwood DancingWildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier
Eagle Blue Eagle Blue: A Team, A Tribe and a High School Basketball Season in Arctic Alaska by Michael D’Orso
Tamar Tamar by Mal Peet
BloodlineBloodline by Kate Cary
Fun Home Fun Home by Alison Bechdel
The Thirteenth TaleThe Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfeld
EchoEcho by Kate Morgenroth
Grave SurpriseGrave Surprise by Charlaine Harris
UpstateUpstate by Kalisha Buckhanon


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