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Attention Twilight fans!

By now, you've read the books and seen the movies.
Which was better? What did they leave out?

Come to the library for a screening of the movie and we'll discuss.

Monday, January 25th @ 6:30 pm

For teens 12-18.

See you there!

2010 Printz Award winners

The 2010 Printz award winners have been announced!
If you didn't know, the Michael L. Printz award is given out yearly to the book that "exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature".

This year's winner is Going Bovine by Libba Bray. In this book, Cameron (who was been diagnosed with mad cow disease) sets off on a roap trip with a death-obsessed video gaming dwarf he meets in the hospital in an attempt to find a cure.

Have you read it? What did you think?

 

For Fans of the Hunger Games

Have you heard?
Scholastic Press, the publisher of the Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins, has announced that the third book in the trilogy will be published on August 24, 2010.
Currently, there are over 1.5 million copies of The Hunger Games and Catching Fire in print!

 

New Moon Official Movie Guide

New Moon

While you're waiting for New Moon to open at the theater (this Friday!), get a sneak peak with New Moon: the Official Illustrated Movie Companion.

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

Check our catalog for: Shiver

This book is the perfect read for teens who are fans of the Twilight series. Grace and Sam are two teens in love, with a twist. Sam spends half his life as a wolf. When the weather turns cold, he changes into his animal form and will remain that way until the spring. This time, Sam senses it may be the last year he will be human and with Grace's help, tries to figure out a way to keep him from making the change permanantely.

Cirque du Freak movie

Are you a fan of the Cirque du Freak series by Darren Shan? The first movie based on the first three books in the series opened in theaters over the weekend.
We're giving away free posters and bookmarks in the teen area to celebrate the release.

New Books This Week

We've got some great new books hitting shelves this week!

FireFire by Kristin Cashore

This is the prequel/companion book that takes place 30 years before Graceling.
Beautiful creatures called monsters live in the Dells. Monsters have the shape of normal animals: mountain lions, dragonflies, horses, fish. But the hair or scales or feathers of monsters are gorgeously colored-- fuchsia, turquoise, sparkly bronze, iridescent green-- and their minds have the power to control the minds of humans.

Seventeen-year-old Fire is the last remaining human-shaped monster in the Dells. Gorgeously monstrous in body and mind but with a human appreciation of right and wrong, she is hated and mistrusted by just about everyone, and this book is her story.

 

Van Alen Legacy The Van Alen Legacy by Melissa de la Cruz Read more

Catching Fire

Catching Fire

For fans of The Hunger Games--the sequel has finally arrived!
Here's the description from Amazon.

Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has won the annual Hunger Games with fellow district tribute Peeta Mellark. But it was a victory won by defiance of the Capitol and their harsh rules. Katniss and Peeta should be happy. After all, they have just won for themselves and their families a life of safety and plenty. But there are rumors of rebellion among the subjects, and Katniss and Peeta, to their horror, are the faces of that rebellion. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge.

Sound good? See our catalog to place a hold.

Also, check out the book's website for videos, games and downloads.

 

 

The new Vampire Academy book is here!

Blood Promise

What's in store for Rose in the wake of the Strigoi attack on St. Vladimir's?
Find out in BLOOD PROMISE, book 4 of the Vampire Academy series.

Waterford Teen Blog

Welcome to the new blog for Waterford teens!

This is where we will keep you updated on everything that's going on in the library for teens.