TeenSpot Blog Posts

Teen Novels that Take Their Inspiration from Shakespeare

        Shakespeare was a really important playwright and poet.  As you go through high school and college, you will run into Shakespeare .   Here are a few really good stories that are either set in Shakespeare’s time or make reference to some of his plays.  These novels give a glimpse into his life and his plays.

Enter Three Witches by Caroline Cooney

Read the book before the movie comes out!

      Did you know that, on average, Hollywood releases more than two dozen movies based on books each year?  I like to read the book first and then see the movie.  How about you?  Which comes first for you: the book or the movie?

Here are movies based on young adult books that are due to be released in 2013.  

Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl  (February 13, 2013)

Season's Readings

               Every Christmas I re-read Dylan Thomas' A Child's Christmas in Wales.  I love this story of a boy's Christmas memories.  


Have you discovered the great audiobooks in the Youth Services Room?

Audio books are a great way to hear a good book.  Sometimes the author of the book is the one who reads the book. Or the audio book will include an author interview that might tell how the author came up with the idea for the book or some other interesting information not included in the physical book.

Here are some examples of audio books in the Young Adult collection.

Hole in my Life by Jack Gantos