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July/August Teen Newsletter

Who is this woman in the yellow rain pancho?  And what does she have to do with Teen Services at Harris County Public Library?

What is the Teen's Top Ten and when can I vote on them?

I'm out of reading material.  Has the library added any new books for Young Adults?

To find out the answer to these questions and more check out the latest issue of the Teen Newsletter.

Pendragon Ends

Soldiers of HallaThis morning, on my way to work, I finished listening to The Soldiers of Halla, the final book in the Pendragon series by D.J. MacHale.

Move Over Nancy Drew, Here Comes Bianca Balducci

Uncovering Sadie's Secrets coverI love teen sleuths and was thrilled to discover the Bianca Balducci mysteries by Libby Sternberg.  Bianca is funny and smart and works hard to solve the mystery in each book before her older "private investigator" sister solves it.  As a typical teen, Bianca spends time hanging

September/October Teen Newsletter

The September/October issue of the Teen Newsletter features Teen Read Week and an interview with the new Young Adult Librarian at the Katherine Tyra Branch Library.  You will also find a list of some of the new books and audio added to our Young Adult collection.

 

Fantastical Histories

I love historical fiction and reading about people from and events of the past. What I enjoy even more, though, are books set in the past but with fantastical flourishes – maybe something slightly magical, perhaps with ghosts haunting the scene, or of time traveling contemporaries who end up in a distant era. Are books like this really historical fiction? Are they fantasies or science fiction? Are they something else entirely?

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