November Teen Readers Unite: More Than Maybe by Erin Hahn

Teen Readers Unite book discussion (TRU)

This discussion will occur on Google Meet.

*copies are limited!* BUT we have 1 Avon Library copy you can check out with your library card so you don’t miss out.

How does this work:
1. Register for this event.

2. Miss Marisa will send an email so you can arrange a time to pickup your book (from Curbside Pickup OR during 2nd Floor browsing appointment).

3. Read the book and show up to the Google Meet on Tues. 11/17, 4:00-5:00 PM.  Then you get to keep the copy of the book!

 

Summary of More Than Maybe by Erin Hahn

Luke and Vada are crazy in like with each other-only neither one knows about the other’s feelings.

18 year old Luke has a popular-but-retired punk rock dad who can help him find fame, but Luke just wants to write music in private and record his podcast with his twin brother (when said brother isn’t out on dates with his boyfriend).

Vada, a classmate, is obsessed with music and plans to attend the music journalism program at UCLA and secure a Rolling Stone internship. She’s well on her way, working at a legendary club courtesy of her mom’s boyfriend and making a name for herself through his popular music blog.

Luke and Vada crush on each other from afar, but until they work together at the club, neither has a clue that they’re about to fall in love, or one will go viral.  But life isn’t just unicorns and rainbows, the course of true love never did run smooth.

August Virtual Teen Readers Unite book discussion

Teen Readers Unite book discussion group is for teens entering Grades 7-12 (and .
Time: Tues. August 11th, 3:30-4:30 PM.

This discussion will occur on Google Meet.

How does this work:
1. Register for this event.

2. Miss Marisa will let the Circulation Department know you signed up and you will get a phone call to arrange a time for you to pick up the book via Curbside Service at Avon Library.

3. Read the book and show up to the Google Meet on Tues. August 11th, 3:30-4:30 PM.  Then you get to keep the copy of the book!

4. Teens will get the link emailed to them the night before the book discussion, on 8/10.

 

(We are also doing a book discussion of RAYBEARER by Jordan Ifeuko in July, click here to ALSO sign up for the 7/14 discussion. Then pickup both July and August discussion books together).

 

Extraordinaries by TJ Klune, recommended for ages 13 and up. I have 6 copies of this book.

Some people are extraordinary. Some are just extra. is a queer coming-of-age story about a fanboy with ADHD and the heroes he loves. Nick Bell? Not extraordinary. But being the most popular fanfiction writer in the Extraordinaries fandom is a superpower, right?   After a chance encounter with Shadow Star, Nova City’s mightiest hero (and Nick’s biggest crush), Nick sets out to make himself extraordinary. And he’ll do it with or without the reluctant help of Seth Gray, Nick’s best friend (and maybe the love of his life). This is Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl meets Marissa Meyer’s Renegades. 

 

 

Super Adjacent by Crystal Cestari, recommended for ages 12 and up. I have 4 copies of this book. All copies of this book have been given out.. 

What does it feel like to be the non-super half of a dynamic duo? 

Claire has always wanted to work with superheroes and  now she’s landed an internship with the Chicago branch of Warrior Nation super heroes. Claire is ready to prove she belongs, super or not. But complicating plans is the newest WarNat hero, Girl Power (aka Joy), who happens to be egotistical and self-important . . . and pretty adorable.

Bridgette, meanwhile, wants out of WarNat. After years of dating the famous Vaporizer (aka Matt), she’s sick of being less important than all the people-in-peril in the city of Chicago. Then Bridgette meets Claire. It becomes a lot more complicated when the heroes go missing, leaving only Claire and Bridgette to save the day.

July Teen Readers Unite Book Discussion: Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko

Teen Readers Unite book discussion group is for teens entering Grades 7-12 (and seniors
Time: Tues. July 14th, 3:30-4:30 PM.

This discussion will occur on Google Meet.

How does this work:
1. Register for this event.

2. Miss Marisa will let the Circulation Department know you signed up and you will get a phone call to arrange a time for you to pick up the book via Curbside Service at Avon Library.

3. Read the book and show up to the Google Meet on Tues. July 14th, 3:30-4:30 PM.  Then you get to keep the copy of the book!

4. Teens will get the link emailed to them the night before the book discussion, on 7/13.

 

(We are also doing a book discussion of 2 teen books in August, click here to ALSO sign up for the 8/11 discussion of 2 super hero teen books! Then pickup both July and August discussion books together).

Summary of Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko: 
Tarisai has always longed for a family; she was raised in isolation by a mysterious, often absent mother known only as The Lady. The Sent to the capital of the Empire to compete with other children to be chosen as one of the Crown Prince’s Council of 11. If she’s picked, she’ll be joined with the other Council members through the Ray, a bond deeper than blood.
Tarisai wants the belonging, but The Lady compels her to kill the Crown Prince once she gains his trust. Nothing is more important than loyalty. But what if you’ve sworn to protect the one you were born to destroy?

 

March’s Teen Readers Unite: over 20 titles to choose from!

For teens in Grades 7-12.
Time: Tues. March 10th, 5-6 PM in the Teen Room.

THIS month will be unique because you will have about 20+ choices of books.
We have books that are for grades 7-9, books for grades 9-12, and all types of genres: fantasy, science fiction, historical fiction, realistic, and romance!

Sign up for the book YOU want to read. You will be the only one to read it. Everyone will get to talk about their book. If you want to hunt and find the perfect title for you, this is YOUR month to sign up!

Sign up starts on Tues. February 4th, at 4 PM and goes on until all books are gone.
Where to go: the 2nd Floor Kid’s Desk. Sign up will continue until all copies are given out.

How does this work: SIGN UP, READ THE BOOK, SHOW UP TO DISCUSS: then you get to keep the copy of the book! IF you don’t show up, then you have to return your copy.

October’s Teen Readers Unite book discussion: THE GOOD LUCK GIRLS

Teen Readers Unite book discussion group is for you, if:

Do you like to read Young Adult literature? Do you like reading books before everyone else? Do you like getting a FREE book?

Open to teens entering Grades 7-12.

We will discuss: THE GOOD LUCK GIRLS by Charlotte Nicole Davis

Time: Tues. October 15th, 5-6 PM in the Teen Room.

Sign up & book claiming for this TRU discussion is open and will continue until all 10 copies are given out. 

If you want to sign up and get a copy for yourself: please come in person at the 2nd Floor Children’s Reference Desk to sign up and pick up your copy of the book. 

You will pick up your advance reader copy right then and there!

*IF YOU SIGN UP, READ THE BOOK, SHOW UP TO DISCUSS: then you get to keep the copy of the book!

*Recommended for teens 13 and up.*

A stunning fantasy adventure that is Westworld meets The Handmaid’s Tale. 
THE GOOD LUCK GIRLS:

Aster, the protector
Violet, the favorite
Tansy, the medic
Mallow, the fighter
Clementine, the catalyst

The country of Arketta calls them Good Luck Girls–they know their luck is anything but. Sold to a “welcome house” as children and branded with cursed markings. Trapped in a life they would never have chosen.

When Clementine accidentally murders a man, the girls risk a dangerous escape and harrowing journey to find freedom,      justice, and revenge in a country that wants them to have none of those things. Pursued by Arketta’s most vicious and powerful forces, human &  inhuman, their only hope lies in a bedtime story passed from one Good Luck Girl to another…..

A story that only the youngest or most desperate would  ever believe.

It’s going to take more than luck for them all to survive.

 

Announcing the 2014 Nutmeg Nominees

Which one will YOU read first?

The 2014 Nutmeg Books arrived on the shelves of the Avon Free Public Library Wednesday May 1st!!!! 

The new Nutmeg Books have titles that are funny, sad, scary and full of adventure.

 The Candymakers by Wendy Mass



Closed for the Season by Mary Downing Hahn




The Fingertips of Duncan Dorfman by Meg Wolitzer



The Great Wall of Lucy Wu by Wendy Wan Long-Shang



Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai



Mike Stellar: Nerves of Steel by K.A. Holt



Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper



Saving Armpit by Natalie Hyde



Wild Girl by Patricia Reilly Giff 



and Wildfire Run by Dee Garretson.



These ten new titles are for children in grades 4th-6th.

Each book can be found on the Nutmeg Shelf in the fiction section of the Library.

The 2014 nominees were chosen by kids from Connecticut  just like you, we will vote in April of 2014 for the best book and that book will become the 2014 Winner.

On May 15th the 2013 Winner will be announced.

The kids from Avon voted the best book  Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea

It’s Nutmeg Time! Let’s Meet Mrs. Moody!

Mrs. Moody is our Nutmeg Expert Extraordinaire.  Let’s find out what she’s been up to:

Q.  Hello Mrs. Moody.  What have you been reading for the Nutmeg Book Discussion?

A. Where the Mountain meets the Moon. It’s about this girl, Minli, who is trying to find the old man in the moon so that she can bring fortune to her family. 

Q.  What kinds of things did you do in your book discussion?

A.  We ate oolong noodles with chopsticks and we drank green tea and ate swedish fish.  We answered round robin trivia based on the book and we had a raffle!

Q. Who is that in the glass bowl?

A. It’s my pet fish –  Jeffrey.  He was at the booktalk. 

Q. Grace Lin is a wonderful author, what other books has she written?

A. She wrote The Year of the Dog, The Year of the Rat, Dumpling Days and now she has a new book called Starry River of the sky.  

Q. Wow, what book will you be discussing next?

A.  We will be discussing The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick. On March 14th we will have our discussion (and pizza too, Jeffrey will be there).

Goodbye Mrs. Moody!