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What's New in YA--September 29, 2015

What's New in YA--September 29, 2015
  Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!     When sixteen-year-old Amanda Verner's family decides to move from their small mountain cabin to the vast prairie, she hopes it is her chance for a fresh start. She can leave behind the memory of...
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What's New in YA--September 22, 2015

What's New in YA--September 22, 2015
  Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!       “I’ve found very little about private detective R. F. Jackaby to be standard in the time I’ve known him. Working as his assistant tends to call for a somewhat flexible relationship with reality...
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The Librarian's Corner--September 21, 2015

The Librarian's Corner--September 21, 2015
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  September is National Suicide Prevention Month ,  and so I'd like to feature some YA Fiction books that have suicide as a major theme. These books can be used by librarians and teachers in a display, or as bibliotherapy for teens they know. While each of these books might not...
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Love Letters to Literature #2

Love Letters to Literature #2
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Contributed by Alison Hong   To Lucy Maud Montgomery,    I read it somewhere that you can never forget your first book.    Well, I'm sure that my first book was about a cat in a hat and some wild adventures it had. It wasn't memorable (sorry, Dr. Seuss). But Anne...
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Emily Savant, Staff Reviewer
I have never read any of these books, but I definitely will have to! Supernatural, FTW!
Monday, 14 September 2015 14:02
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Diversify Your Shelves with WNDB--September 7, 2015

Diversify Your Shelves with WNDB--September 7, 2015
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  Contributed by Brandy Colbert   Love stories have never been hard to find in fiction. From the unrequited to the unexpected to those two people who deeply care for each other but just can’t seem to get it together, love is often an underlying factor in a story, if not...
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What's New in YA--September 1, 2015

What's New in YA--September 1, 2015
  Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!     Sarah J. Maas's New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series reaches new heights in this sweeping fourth volume. Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she's at last returned to...
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Carey Corp
Shades of Doon is out today as well. After cheating death, Veronica Welling is determined to savor every moment in her idyllic... Read More
Tuesday, 01 September 2015 15:32
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