I know, I know. Tweens and Teens are not the same thing. But some Teens like to read Tween books, and some Tweens like to read Teen books. I have 2 Tweens, and 1 Teen living under my roof right now, and I pretty much let them read whatever they want. This is a wonderfully curated collection of great tween reads; some new releases, some not. The Girl Who Drank the Moon is a current SSYRA book and I really enjoyed it.
Teen Read Week™ is a national adolescent literacy initiative created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). It began in 1998 and is held annually in October the same week as Columbus Day (when will this name ever be changed??) Its purpose is to encourage teens to be regular readers and library users.
Do any of these titles or descriptions sound like something you, your tween/teen would enjoy reading?
The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2017 is awarded to the English author Kazuo Ishiguro! I ALWAYS read the books by authors that win the "big prizes" so I was so excited when I saw this announcement and then went to the library catalog and we had a few copies of his books in the system! But not only did we have many titles, but we had a copy in my branch!!
I'm not quite sure how this author escaped me since this book description sounds like something that I would enjoy reading. From Booklist "It is a fable-like story about an elderly couple, Axl and Beatrice, who reside in a village that is made up of underground warrens and is sometimes menaced by ogres. One day they get it into their heads to track down their son, who vanished years ago, although they cannot remember exactly why. In fact, their whole village seems to be struggling with memory loss, with residents forgetting from one day to the next key incidents and people from their pasts. Despite their advanced years and their many aches and pains, Axl and Beatrice set out on a perilous journey, encountering along the way a smooth-talking boatman, a wailing widow, and, most momentously, an ancient, garrulous knight and an intrepid warrior. Ishiguro’s story is a deceptively simple one, for enfolded within its elemental structure are many profound truths, including its beautiful and memorable portrait of a long-term marriage and its subtle commentary on the eternity of war, all conveyed in the author’s mesmerizing prose."
Have you read anything by Kazuo Ishiguro?