Morristown & Morris Township Library TEENBOOKBLOG http://www.jfpl.org Morristown & Morris Township Library TEENBOOKBLOG RSS Feed Mon, 02 May 2016 23:21:08 GMT Emoji Reads http://www.jfpl.org/teens/polBlogs.cfm?doc_id=36827 <p>Here are some popular YA books as told through emojis. For more check out <a href="http://www.epicreads.com/blog/emojireads-book-plots-in-140-characters-or-less/">this post</a> on Epic Reads!&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="/userfiles/image/EmojiReads_RedQueen_EpicReads.jpg" style="border-style:solid; border-width:1px; float:left; height:396px; margin:1px; width:300px" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/userfiles/image/EmojiReads_Simon_EpicReads.jpg" style="float:left; height:279px; margin:1px; width:300px" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="/userfiles/image/EmojiReads_TheCage_EpicReads.jpg" style="float:left; height:279px; margin:1px; width:300px" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 05 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.jfpl.org/teens/polBlogs.cfm?doc_id=36827 Teen Read Week! http://www.jfpl.org/teens/polBlogs.cfm?doc_id=36802 - October 21st @ 7:00 PM - Sandy Hall - October 23rd @ 4:30 PM - S.R. Atkinson - October 25th @ 2:00 PM - Jeff Campbell Click 'Read more' for further details.<p>The MMT library will feature three different young adult authors during the week of October 19th through October 25th! &nbsp;Are you into contemporary realistic romances? Check out former MMT Teen Librarian Sandy Hall&#39;s book launch for <strong><em>Signs Point to Yes </em></strong>on October 21st at 7:00 PM. &nbsp;More interested in fantasy? Debut YA author S.R. Atkinson will talk about the first book in her mermaid trilogy, <strong><em>Breathing Water</em></strong>, on Friday, October 23rd at 4:30 PM. &nbsp;Want the truth and nothing but the truth? Jeff Campbell, local author, will talk about the animals that inspired his non-fiction&nbsp;book <strong><em>Daisy to the Rescue: Daring Dogs, Paramedic Parrots, and Other Animal Heroes</em></strong> on Sunday, October 25th at 2:00 PM.</p> Fri, 09 Oct 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.jfpl.org/teens/polBlogs.cfm?doc_id=36802 Real or Not Real? http://www.jfpl.org/teens/polBlogs.cfm?doc_id=36782 This summer we introduced a slew of non-fiction titles to the Teen Room on a variety of topics. Located at the end of the teen computer area, you can find topics like cooking, World War II, music, and more. We are looking for suggestions on book titles and subjects you're interested in, so please recommend any and all non-fiction ideas to Ms. Kristie.<p><img alt="nonfiction " src="/userfiles/image/photo%20(4)(2).JPG" style="border-style:solid; border-width:5px; float:left; height:533px; margin:5px; width:400px" title="nonfiction" /></p> Thu, 20 Aug 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.jfpl.org/teens/polBlogs.cfm?doc_id=36782 Summer Book Clubs http://www.jfpl.org/teens/polBlogs.cfm?doc_id=34745 Stop by the Children's Desk today to sign up for one of our summer book clubs. Teens entering 7th-9th grade in the fall can sign up for either Tuesday afternoons at 4:00 PM or Thursday nights from 6:30-7:30 PM. The book club for teens entering 10th-12th grade in September will meet on Mondays at 6:30 PM.<p>Stop by the Children&#39;s Desk today to sign up for one of our summer book clubs. &nbsp;Teens entering 7th-9th grade in the fall can sign up for either Tuesday afternoons at 4:00 PM or Thursday nights from 6:30-7:30 PM. The book club for teens entering 10th-12th grade in September will meet on Mondays at 6:30 PM.&nbsp;</p> <p><u><strong>7th-9th grade books:&nbsp;</strong></u></p> <ul> <li>Pivot Point by Kasey West</li> <li>Far, Far Away by Tom McNeal</li> <li>The Rules for Disappearing by Ashley Easton</li> <li>When We Wake by Karen Healey</li> <li>Slated by Teri Terry</li> </ul> <p><u><strong>10th-12th grade books:&nbsp;</strong></u></p> <ul> <li>Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynne Anderson</li> <li>There is No Dog by Meg Rosoff</li> <li>Hold Still by Nina LaCour</li> <li>Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith</li> <li>Nearly Gone by Elle Cosimano</li> </ul> Thu, 11 Jun 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.jfpl.org/teens/polBlogs.cfm?doc_id=34745 Book Review: Zac and Mia by A.J. Betts http://www.jfpl.org/teens/polBlogs.cfm?doc_id=25652 Poor Zac and Mia. Not only are they teens with cancer, but readers are going to compare their story to <i>The Fault In Our Stars.</i> In my opinion they're much different, but not everyone is going to see it that way.<p><em>Zac and Mia</em> is definitely reminiscent of <em>The Fault In Our Stars</em>. I've seen people go so far as to say that it was plagiarized. That's a pretty serious accusation, and for the record, <em>Zac and Mia</em> was published in Australia around the same time as <em>TFIOS</em> and therefore was definitely NOT plagiarized. It's only just now made it's way to the US.</p> <p>Now that we have that out of the way, let's get on with the review. Zac is a nice guy, trying to keep a smile on his face as he goes through his cancer treatment. Mia is the girl on the other side of his wall from his hospital room. They start a friendship based on note passing and message tapping.&nbsp;</p> <p>When Zac leaves the hospital, he never expects Mia to show up there several months later. But she's on the run from her mom and needs a place to crash.</p> <p>This is a great (sad) story told in alternating points of view. Though not quite <em>TFIOS</em> sad, for the record. I love the family dynamics in it and I love the setting. It will make you think. Definitely recommended to anyone in high school who hasn't had their fill of cancer stories yet.</p> Wed, 15 Oct 2014 04:00:00 GMT http://www.jfpl.org/teens/polBlogs.cfm?doc_id=25652