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Saturday, March 21, 2009

Rock to this Soundtrack!

I recently saw this great teen movie all about music and what do you know-- the music is fantastic! The artist and songs featured on Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist Soundtrack are definitely not main-stream, but the music and lyrics are strong and you'll find yourself rocking out in no time. Artists and groups include the Dead 60s, Army Navy, The Submarines, Devendra Banhart, and Vampire Weekend.

Find Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist Soundtrack in our library catalog

Friday, March 20, 2009

Your Guide to All Things Twilight!

For all the Twilight series fans, check out some of the newest champions and guides to the series and the Twilight movie, ready for release Saturday, March 21st!

Written by Twilight creator Stephenie Meyer this is the only official guide to the series contains character profiles, maps, and references from Twilight, Eclipse, New Moon, and Breaking Dawn. An absolute must for any Twilight fan.

Twilight : The Complete Illustrated Movie Companion

Did you love the Twilight movie? This handy companion contains behind-the-scenes information about the cast of the Twilight film including, interviews and images of the cast, locations, and scenes from the movie.

Twilight - Movie Soundtrack

Do you remember Edward and Bella's first kiss? Relive that movie moment and many others through the Twilight movie through the music. With songs from 12 artists including, Collective Soul, Linkin Park, and Iron & Wine, this CD soundtrack will take you back to all those moments that made Twilight so memorable.

Calling All Manga Fans!

Want to illustrate your own manga and create your own anime? We've got just the book for you! Discover Manga Drawing has 30 lessons for drawing guys and girls in true manga style. Learn how to draw heads, add facial expresssions, bodies, posture, bodies, clothing, and props. A must for any manga lover and furture illustrator. Bring your creations to the library teen loft for our "Magna Mania" display.

Find Disover Manga Drawing in our library catalog.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

A Romance for the Ages

The year is 1291 and Finulla Crass, the adventurous daughter of the local miller, is determined to help her older sister, Mellana secure a substantial dowry for marriage. Enter Sir Hugo Fitzstephan, a handsome knight who is returning home from the Crusades with a large fortune... large enough, say, to kidnap and hold him ransom for the money Mellana needs?
Ransom My Heart is a delightful historical romance written by Princess Diaries series heroine Princess Mia Thermopolis (with help from Meg Cabot, who is donating all proceeds to Greenpeace). There are no princesses in this sophisticated historical romance, but you'll enjoy the humor, two believable and likable protagonists, and plenty of action of all kinds.

Find this book in our library catalog

Monday, March 2, 2009

Do You Know ABC?

No, not those ABCs. The ABC I'm talking about is American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang. One part ancient Chinese folk tale and one part modern American coming of age story, and these two halves add up to be one really entertaining graphic novel that is all heart. The first story is a retelling of the ancient Chinese folk tale of the Monkey King. The second story introduces us to Jin Wang, an American born Chinese teenager who struggles with his identity: he is Chinese, but he is also American, and the two don't always blend together easily. The two stories come together to share a valuable lesson with the reader. Don't let the cartoons fool you, this books deals with serious issues, like racism and ethnic stereotypes. Along with Jin and Monkey you will learn that being yourself is not always easy, but it is always worth it.

Find this book in our library catalog.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Who Likes to Write?

Have a way with words, or maybe you have a good story to tell? Then why not check out Victoria Hanley's Seize the Story: A Handbook for Teens Who Like to Write? Unlike other how-to guides, which can be B-O-R-I-N-G, this reads like a novel while also giving you useful tips for your own writing. Who better to learn from than someone who does it well? As she says on the very first page of this fun read: "Your stories are all yours and waiting to be told." So what are you waiting for, start telling!

Find this book in our library catalog

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Being fourteen is not easy, especially if you're dealing with the death of your best friend and a new school. For Charlie, the main character of Stephen Chbosky's The Perks of Being a Wallflower, working his way through the first year of high school means dealing with these things and more. The story is told through letters Charlie writes to an anonymous reader, and more often than not you feel like he is writing to you. Try this one out, and by the time you're finished you will feel like you've just made a friend: a really good one who knows exactly what you're going through.
Find this book in our library catalog