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Teen Tuesday Book Talks happen every Tuesday from 4/14-5/19.
Here are the teen recommended books & recommendations from Miss Marisa, the Teen Librarian from a past Book Talk Tuesday.
If you have questions or want to suggest a title to add to Overdrive email firstname.lastname@example.org
Teen Recommend Titles & Readalikes By Miss Marisa:
Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff. Available via Hoopla (audio) Overdrive (ebook & audio). 3 different points of view. Written for adults.
The teen reader says:
A story of 3 female spies in WWII
Mystery, danger, and deception
There is a little bit of romance
IF you liked Lost Girls of Paris…because of the spies and WWII, you might also like: Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein (she has a prequel and a sequel to Core Name Verity). Available via Overdrive (ebook)
WWII Paris, France: two young women set off on a spy mission from England
Plane crash and Nazis take one of the women for interrogation
Find out the past, who is who and whose story can you trust?
If you like historical fiction in general, you might like The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee. Available via Hoopla (audio) Historical fiction, action, and romance.
1840, Georgia: Chinese girl named Jo secretly lives in a basement, with a mysterious past
She dreams of a better life, and not that of a lady’s maid
What if she she secretly starts an advice column for the newspaper challenging fixed ideas about race and gender.
IF you liked As Wicked As You Wish…you might like: Havenfall by Sara Holland. Available via Overdrive (ebook). LGBTQIA+ fantasy.
An inn: safe haven between four magical realms
A girl sworn to protect it — at any cost
A murdered body is found, she’s now in charge of the Inn and of finding out long buried secrets…
IF you liked As Wicked As You Wish…you might like: The Midnight Lie by Marie Rutkoski. Available via Overdrive (ebook & audio).
LGBTQIA+ romantic fantasy
Lower status girl keeps a dangerous magical secret
Learning to free ourselves from the lies others tell us—and the lies we tell ourselves
More Than We Can Tell by Brigid Kemmerer (book 2 in Letters to the Lost series). NOT owned in Hoopla or Overdrive, BUT if it sounds interesting, email me OR look it up in Overdrive and recommend we buy! 13+
Teen readers says:
kids who are dealing with family issues
IF you liked More Than We Can Tell….you might like: Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley. Available via Overdrive (ebook)
A beloved used bookstore where people leave mysterious love letters….
A love story between a boy and a girl
Then a girl moves away, and comes and back grieving her brother’s death
This is NOT a textbook AND it has comics & pictures
Started from the author & a friend arguing about what would happen if a bullet got struck by lightning, and they agreed” it needed to be resolved. The author liked questions like this so much he started What If.
All Avon residents in need of a library card – you’re in luck!
We are currently issuing library card numbers by email while we are closed to the public. You will then have full access to all of our e-resources including eBooks, audiobooks, streaming movies and more!
Please send an email to email@example.com to request your library card number! Staff will be working remotely from home, and will respond to your email within 24-48 hours.
Once we re-open to the public, you will need to visit the library in person (with photo ID and proof of residency) to pick up your library card – and we will be so happy to see you! Our hope is that by having access to all of our online resources, it will provide some degree of entertainment, enrichment and comfort during this stressful time.
See your work in print in AFPL’s art and literary magazine for tweens and teens! Accepting submissions from grades 5-12.
Flash fiction stories may be up to 1000 words.
Art, poetry, games, and more must be 1 page or under.
28 creators will be featured!
Submissions are open to participants in the Teen Writing Block, TRU, TAB, Tween Art, the Creative Circle, the Book-ish Club, and Open Art Studio.
Sign-up by April 13 for priority placement!
Submissions accepting now through April 20
TAB members only!
Volunteer to be a junior editor! Work with library staff to submit your work and determine the magazine’s look and feel! Work with other creators to help them tell their story! Apply here.
When you need research to support your school work, Salem Press Reference can help. The Library has a range of topics that are available in print for use in the library or online at Salem Press Online Reference Shelf from anywhere.
The world’s most comprehensive collection of downloadable maps including modern maps, historical maps, maps of exploration, geography games and video guides. Available on library computers, or at home from the library’s website for Avon cardholders.
Designed to work seamlessly with students’ unique learning styles and busy schedules, Method Test Prep’s ACT and SAT prep programs help students raise their ACT scores an average of three points and their SAT scores an average of 150 points. Diagnostic evaluations, lessons, quizzes, and full-length exams help students strategically navigate the SAT and ACT by focusing on both content and test-taking techniques. Students also build their fundamental reading comprehension, grammar, and math skills.
Each lesson is less than five minutes long and contains examples. After the lesson there is a short quiz prompting students to practice the strategies they have learned. All quizzes contain immediate feedback including a video explanation, an audio explanation, and a written explanation.
Check out one a one week access pass with your Avon Library card and start studying today! After the week is up, just check it out again if you want to continue your lessons. First time users need to register with RBdigital, unless you already have a login from one of our other RBdigital services.