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Staff Picks

Current Staff Picks New & recently published reading suggestions, hand-picked by our teen staff. Scroll down for lists of our favorite topics and genres.

A Picture is Worth… Less text & more pictures
Adventure & Survival Fiction How will you survive the Zombie Apocalypse?
Animal Magnetism What creatures are you drawn to?
Band Wagon Go on tour without leaving your couch! Learn what it takes to make it in music
ComicCopica Comics and graphic nonfiction to suit any mood, plus tips to write & draw your own!
Dystopian Fiction Or, what to read after finishing The Hunger Games
Fantasy Here, there be dragons
Fashion Forward Clothes, hair, make-up & jewelry tips from the pros; plus DIY fashion projects
Gay Teen Fiction A list of teen novels which portray gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender teen protagonists.
Get a Job! Explore careers and get tips to help you find the perfect summer job
Historical Fiction Pages from the past
Holocaust Memoirs Holocaust stories of young people, in their own words
Humor Fiction Sometimes luaghter is the best medicine
LGBTQ Growing up is really hard to do...get the facts here
Make Some Trouble Meet troubled teens, hardened outlaws, angry women & tortured artists
Paranormal Romance Fall in love with witches, vampires, werewolves and demons
Realistic Fiction Growing up is hard to do
Romance Love, love, love … is it all you need?
Science Ficion The future is now
Sports True stories about high school, college and professional sports
Steampunk Victorian sensibilities and future science collide
Suspense Crimes and deception to keep you on edge and flipping pages well past bedtime
Teens In Other Times True stories by and about teens throughout history
The Horror! The Horror! Stories for dark and stormy nights
True Adventures
Brave unimaginable dangers with these amazing nonfiction books
War Is… Soldiers and civilians from the Revolution to Iraq share their stories

Award Lists

Read books from these lists to earn prizes and the opportunity to vote for your favorites. Contact your teen librarians for all the details at

Abraham Lincoln Book Award

Read for a Lifetime

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