YA Book Reviews by Amy

YA Book Reviews by Amy: Something Wicked This Way Comes  Double, double boil and trouble… three witches set the mood for Shakespeare’s Macbeth, the Wicked Witch of the West from the Wizard of Oz melting into nothing is an iconic climax in both the book and in cinema, the White Witch offering Edmund some Turkish Delight in a hauntingly and devilish fashion trying… read more >>

YA Book Reviews by Amy

YA Book Recommendations by Amy: Ghastly Ghostly Tales  October just seems like the month to curl up with a hot beverage and read a good-spooky book. The colder air, the atmosphere of change, and everything Halloween surrounds us. The Halloween decorations are up: cue in the fake cobwebs, pumpkins, and skulls, along with all the favorite scary (and not-so-scary) movies, imaginings of awesome… read more >>

YA Book Reviews by Amy

YA Book Reviews by Amy: Fantastic Fandoms  Being a part of a fandom can feel like others really understand your interests and feelings; you can connect with a piece of art, videos, or writing. I have been a part of many fandoms in the past and ones that I still enjoy. Right now, I love viewing fanart… read more >>

YA Book Reviews by Amy

YA Book Reviews by Amy: My Favorite Books that have been Banned or Challenged   Today starts Banned Books Week! From September 27 to October 3, we will be celebrating the freedom to read. During this week, we try to spotlight the historical and current attempts to ban, censor, or challenge different titles.   Unsurprisingly, Young Adult titles… read more >>

YA Book Reviews by Amy

YA Book Reviews by Amy: Books Our Librarians Love   I have asked some of our librarians to tell me their favorite YA novels and I received an overwhelming response.   These are 6 books that are not only beloved by me, but also some of my colleges.  Graceling by Kirstin Cashore (Chosen by Ms. Missy)  In this realm, people are… read more >>

YA Book Reviews by Amy

YA Book Reviews by Amy: Royal Reads It seems like many people are invested in royal families; whether it was the millions who stayed tuned in for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding, watching television shows like The Crown or Victoria or The Great, or grew up watching Disney because of the princesses and princes…. read more >>

For Magic Tree House Fans

If you love the Magic Tree House series and have read all the books (WOW – good for you!), then you might be looking for something else to read.  Here is a list of books that also feature time travel, other cultures, and solving mysteries.    The Wrong Wrights by Chris Kientz.  This graphic novel adventure finds classmates Dominique,… read more >>

YA Book Reviews by Amy

Mystery Mayhem   I am currently ignoring my reading list because I am in the mood to read some good YA mysteries. I like to read books with a good amount of suspense and a mystery that surprises me with twists and turns. Usually murder plots, unreliable characters, and a good detective on the case is… read more >>

Wild Reads

Sometimes the truth is crazier than fiction! These titles are the nonfiction accounts of some pretty wild times and adventures in nature. Check one out to see for yourself!  Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer is the true story of Christopher John McCandless. In April 1992, McCandless walked alone into the Alaskan wilderness, after having abandoned or given away most of his… read more >>

YA Book Reviews by Amy

YA Book Reviews By Amy: My Library Book Haul  If you are aware of BookTube (the side of YouTube that discusses books, reading reviews and vlogs, and updates on what is being read), then you have probably heard of book hauls.   What is book haul?   It is usually a blog or video in which an… read more >>

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