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Whovian Reads for Teens

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Doctor Who fans — need to escape this summer? Feed your need for travel and adventure by exploring new worlds within the pages of these excellent readalikes, or check out our “If You Like Doctor Who” book list for more great titles.

Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Fifteen-year-old Claire Ryan has always felt invisible, always lived beyond people’s notice, which causes trouble when she instantly connects with seventeen-year-old Nix, who really can become invisible and has been sent to assassinate her.


Michael Grant
BZRK Series
In the near future, the conjoined Armstrong twins, under the guise of the Armstrong Fancy Gifts Corporation, plot to create their own version of utopia using nanobots, while a guerrilla group known as BZRK develops a DNA-based bot that can stop the others, but at risk of the host’s brain.


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Ransom Riggs
Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children Series
After a family tragedy, Jacob feels compelled to explore an abandoned orphanage on an island off the coast of Wales, discovering disturbing facts about the children who were kept there.


Robison Wells
Variant Series
After years in foster homes, seventeen-year-old Benson Fisher applies to New Mexico’s Maxfield Academy in hopes of securing a brighter future, but instead he finds that the school is a prison and no one is what he or she seems.


Of course a favorite Whovian pastime is creating fan art and fan fiction.  The exhilaration of adventures in space, time and a blue police box open the imagination to endless possibilities.  What’s the most interesting way you’ve celebrated the Doctor’s adventures?

Share your ideas with us at our Experience Summer Online: Be Creative blog.


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Hands Free Summer Reading

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

For some, summer means relaxing – a little down time to read a good book and enjoy a little “me” time.  But if you’re a busy parent, you may wonder where all that down time goes.  Between running kids to summer sports, camps and play dates, how can you possibly find time to read a “grown up” book, let alone remember to have your kids read, or sit down and read with them?

Find the answers at KDL!  Audiobooks can remove the hassle of finding time to sit down and read.  Going on a road trip?  Find a great family book from our list of Great Audiobooks for the Whole Family and listen together in the car. For added benefit, check out the book version of the title for your child to read along with the audio version.  These are also great titles to listen to in the morning as everyone gets ready to start another busy day.

Mowing the lawn or working in the garden?  Listen to one of these great audio titles in our Playaway format.  Just add a battery and headphones and your hands are free to handle those everyday tasks, while your head escapes into your favorite novel via the pocket-sized MP3 device. 

And don’t forget to check out our Experience Summer page for more great ways to stay involved with Summer Reading @ KDL while on the move this summer!

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