Looks like our TAB members had a fun time at the last meeting, making duct tape creations (such as bags, wallets, belts, and headbands).
We also decorated a book cart to enter in the Unshelved contest, ‘Pimp My Bookcart’. Here’s our entry, starring one of our very dedicated teens:
We have more fun activities planned for next month, including a game that will lead to the demise of rabbits… If you’re interested in signing up, please register here so we know how many people to expect.
you may enjoy some of these other titles:
In a future where humans despise clones, Matt enjoys special status as the young clone of El Patron, the 142-year-old leader of a corrupt drug empire nestled between Mexico and the United States.
Ann discovers that the wood near her village is under the control of a Bannus, a machine that manipulates reality, placed there many years ago by powerful extraterrestrial beings called Reigners.
Fifteen-year-old Daniel has followed in his parents’ footsteps as the Alien Hunter, exterminating beings on The List of Alien Outlaws on Terra Firma, but when he faces his first of the top ten outlaws, the very existence of Earth and another planet are at stake.
In a future world where global contamination has necessitated limited human contact, three young people with unique genetically engineered abilities are teamed up to wage a war in virtual reality.
Just before their sixteenth birthdays, when they will will be transformed into beauties whose only job is to have a great time, Tally’s best friend runs away and Tally must find her and turn her in, or never become pretty at all.
Nope, the title of this entry is not misspelled – if you know LOLspeak! Want to see what your favorite site looks like in LOLspeak? Visit the LOLinator!
We’re a little low on TAB recommendations right now (okay, really we’re out), so instead, here is a link to a blog that provides reviews, suggestions, discussions, contests, and more. Check it out at http://www.readingteen.net/.
It’s a little spooky right now for Halloween, but it looks like it’s got some good info. If you visit, let us know what you think!
For the past five hundred years, the Cahills have silently dominated the world. Their desperate hunt for the 39 Clues lies behind some of history’s biggest enigmas: the curse of the Hope diamond, the race to summit Mt. Everest, the wild life and death of Harry Houdini. Finally the secrets are out. The 39 Clues: The Black Book of Buried Secrets reveals the shocking truth about history’s most notorious family.
After inheriting the dark Van Alen Legacy, Schuyler fled to Florence–with her forbidden love, Jack. Now the two of them must embark on the mission Schuyler was destined to complete: to find and protect the seven gates that guard earth from Lucifer, lord of the Silverbloods. As the Blue Blood enclave weakens yet further, fate leads Schuyler closer to a terrifying crossroads–and a choice that will determine the destiny of all vampires.
Tell us what your favorite supernatural creature is and why in the comments and we’ll pick one at random to win a free book. You get one week on this one, so comments are due by Tuesday, November 2.
(If you’d like to know more about the title, check out the book, a collection of short stories edited by Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier. Who wins? Read it to find out.)
Do you ever see someone on the street that looks like a well-known celebrity? Does one of your friends swear that *you* look like one? Here’s a blog devoted to pictures like that – one photo shows a celebrity and the other one shows their look-alike. Visit Totally Looks Like today!
Need some more ideas of what to read next? Try one of these:
Title: The Vampire Diaries
Author: LJ Smith
Why I picked up this book: I picked this book up because of the show called The Vampire Diaries on the CW.
Why I finished it: I finished this book since it was intriguing and very entertaining.
Author: Jay Asher
Why I picked up this book: I read it because of the cover.
Why I finished it: I finished it because it was good.
Who I would recommend it to: Anyone can read it. It’s just generally good.
Author: George R.R. Martin
Why I picked up this book: I picked this up because of the [live-action role-playing] Dagorhir group .
Why I finished it: I finished this book because it was a good book, and it was very well written.
Who I would recommend it to: I would recommend this book to more mature readers of fantasy (at least 13 years old…).
Here are some new teen books you might be interested in reading:
After surviving horrific conditions in the Maze, Thomas is entrapped, along with nineteen other boys, in a scientific experiment designed to observe their responses and gather data believed to be essential for the survival of the human race.
In a small southern town with a secret world hidden in plain sight, sixteen-year-old Lena, who possesses supernatural powers and faces a life-altering decision, draws away from her true love, Ethan, a mortal with frightening visions.
If you’re looking at colleges or know someone who is, consider attending one of our college prep programs this week or next. Tonight’s program (Tuesday, October 19) from 7-8 pm is called “Accepted: Getting into Your First Choice School”. On Thursday (October 21) from 7-8 pm is the College Application Essay Workshop.
Next week, Tuesday’s topic is financial aid, with Paying for College 101. And on Thursday, practice your test taking skills with the SAT/ACT 10 Question Challenge.
For more information or to register, please visit our events calendar here.