Finalists for YA Nonfiction Announced

December is here and, in the library world, that means the beginning of the American Library Association’s award season. Last week, the Young Adult Library Services Association announced this year’s finalists for the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults. To qualify for this award the book must be a work of non-fiction […]

Welcome to Nerdfighter Island: A John Green Primer

Friends, I need to come clean about something. I am a nerdfighter. Yes, you read that right. A nerdfighter. Perhaps I should explain about what a nerdfighter is before we go any further. A nerdfighter, according to, is a nerd who fights. But what do they fight? Anything that increases world suck. And they […]

Will Grayson, Will Grayson

Kathy Yoder recommends Will Grayson, Will Grayson. “This 2010 title is a clever interweaving of two stories by two different authors, John Green (Looking for Alaska) and David Levithan (Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist).  Each story has as it’s protagonist a character named Will Grayson, and the authors agreed to have their Will Grayson’s meet […]

Going Bovine: A Pop-Culture, Mind Bender

“I’m just saying it’s not all sand castles and ninjas.” One of my favorite titles featured on the On Our Shelves display in the CRC is Libba Bray’s Going Bovine. Yes, that is the title. Sounds a bit crazy, right? Well, let me show you the cover: Yes, that’s a gnome (complete with aviators) being […]

Stolen: A Provocative Thriller

“You saw me before I saw you.” 16-year-old Gemma was taken from her family in a Bangkok airport by Ty. She was drugged and held against her will in the terrifying beauty of Australia’s Sandy Desert. Stolen is Gemma’s account of her kidnapping. It is her letter to Ty. Coming soon to the CRC, Stolen […]

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