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Here’s the rest of the list — you’ll want to read them all!
It’s Teen Read Week, so why not celebrate by sharing your favorite new reads with your friends? What have you read lately that you liked, and why? I’m loving Leigh Bardugo’s Shadow and Bone, which features a strong heroine who can manipulate light to fight flesh-eating monsters. Sound good? Place your hold today!
Need other suggestions? We happen to be featuring Teen titles in our weekly Top Ten list. Enjoy!
Wow, I really want to read this now! It’s about a girl who gains special powers each time she gets struck by lightning, and two fanatical cults are after her. Hunger Games fans, check this out!
Click on the book cover below to place a hold today!
The winners of the 2012 Children’s Choice Book Awards were announced at a star-studded gala earlier this month hosted by popular “guy” author Jarrett Krosoczka, but thanks to Guys Read guru Jon Scieszka, Jarrett almost didn’t make it to the ceremony. Watch the hilarious video below!
Brian Selznick won the nod for Best Illustrator for his fabulous book Wonderstruck, Grand Rapids’ own Gary Schmidt was honored for Okay for Now, and Jeff Kinney of Diary of a Wimpy Kid fame won Author of the Year for his latest book, Cabin Fever (no surprise there, right?) But there were LOTS of other Guy Friendly titles that were honored as well. Want to take a look? Click here!
If you haven’t read Tom Angleberger’s The Strange Case of Origami Yoda, you’re missing out! Not only is it a very cool and funny story, there are instructions about how to fold your very own origami Yoda at the end. If you want to know more, check out this awesome video by the author himself!
Read them you should!
Do you like superheroes? Are you looking for a new series that’s fast and easy to read? Look no further, because KDL has just added four action-packed Captain Awesome titles for your reading pleasure! The first in the series, Captain Awesome to the Rescue is already on our shelves, but we have three–count ‘em–THREE other titles on order for you to place holds on! Check out this video book trailer — MI-TEE!
So do you want to find out how Eugene plans to save his hometown from evil (right after he finds out where his mom packed his superhero cape, that is…)? Click on the book cover below to have your copy sent to your favorite KDL branch!
Good news for Harry Potter fans! All 7 of the titles in J.K. Rowling’s massively-popular series will soon be available from the library as eBooks and eAudiobooks! The series won’t officially be published in these formats until April 30, but you can place a hold now on our OverDrive site. They will be available in both MP3 audio and EPUB eBook, so click here to place your hold today!
UPDATE (3-20-12): OverDrive has temporarily removed the listings for the Harry Potter titles from our eBook site while they coordinate the official launch with Pottermore, but they have assured us that holds that were previously placed will be saved when the titles are released.
UPDATE (3-27-12): All of the Harry Potter titles are available for holds on our eBook site again, and OverDrive has announced that they will officially be “released” on Thursday, March 29!