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Around the World Through YA Literature: YA Novels Set in Japan

Travelling around the world is as easy as checking out a book! We’ll be featuring young adult novels set in different parts of the globe. Today we’re sharing books set in Japan, a nation made of over 6,000 islands.

 

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2014 Morris Award Nominees

YALSA’s William C. Morris YA Debut Award honors a book published by a first-time author writing for teens, celebrating impressive new voices in young adult literature. This year’s nominees include:

 

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Like, Try, Why #14: Contemporary Romance

Are you in thee mood for a swoon-worthy romance? The Lawrence Public Library Teen Zone staff can help you find your next favorite book. Read More..

January YA New Releases

We’ve got a great batch of new young adult fiction hitting shelves in the Teen Zone this month! Mystery, romance, paranormal, fantasy, and science fiction…there’s something for everyone! Many sequels to popular series and new novels by favorite authors are also new in the Teen Zone. Check one out today.

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Around the World Through Young Adult Literature: YA Novels Set in Prague

Travelling around the world is as easy as checking out a book! We’ll be featuring young adult novels set in different parts of the globe, and we’re starting with beautiful Prague in the Czech Republic. This magical city beside the Vltava River with its cobbled lanes, walled courtyards, and countless church spires is the perfect setting for mysterious stories.

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Like, Try, Why #13: Time Travel

Did you just finish an awesome book that made you want to stalk the stacks for another similar title? Are you not sure what to read next? The Lawrence Public Library Teen Zone staff can help you find your next favorite book. Read More..

Staff Picks: “Fangirl” by Rainbow Rowell

Sometimes, I love a book so much, I don’t want to let the story go. Luckily for me and millions of other fans, just because my favorite series ended, doesn’t mean I have to stop reading about my favorite characters or abandon my favorite story worlds. Luckily for me and millions of other readers who feel the same, there’s fanfiction! Continuations and remixes of so many books are being shared online so that fans can continue to see their favorite characters continue going on adventures.

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell explores the world of fandom through the eyes of Cath, an aspiring writer who goes off to college and sort of flounders through her first semester. Read More..

The 12 Days of Flowers

Learn to make 12 different kinds of flowers from fabric, using hot glue & very simple sewing techniques. These flower shapes can be used to make accessories like barrettes, headbands, necklaces, and cuffs. They can also be combined to decorate purses, pillows, presents, hats or even collars for cats. Perfect for holiday gifts or for yourself!

Date and Time: Sat, Dec 21, 1:00-3:00 pm
Where: At the Library

December YA New Releases

We’ve got a great batch of new young adult fiction hitting shelves in the Teen Zone this month! Mystery, romance, paranormal, fantasy, and science fiction…there’s something for everyone! Many sequels to popular series and new novels by favorite authors are also new in the Teen Zone. Check one out today.

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Staff Picks: “Where the Stars Still Shine” by Trish Doller

Where the Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller is a story of loyalty and love, and readers looking for character-driven realistic fiction that gives equal focus to family and romance will enjoy it. Read More..