2019 YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten

 

The Teens’ Top Ten is a “teen choice” list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Nominators are members of teen book groups in fifteen school and public libraries around the country. Nominations are posted on the Thursday of National Library Week, and teens across the country vote on their favorite titles each year.

 

2019 Teens’ Top Ten :

 

#MurderTrending by Gretchen McNeil

Wildcard by Marie Lu

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang

American Panda by Gloria Chao

Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu

Speak: The Graphic Novel by Laurie Halse Anderson and Emily Carroll

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

 

See all the 2019 Nominees here.

What’s New?

Check out these new titles in the Teen Corner at the Moline Public Library. Click on the title to go to the catalog to find the book or place a hold.

Ricochet by Kathryn Berla
When Tati sends a saliva sample to a DNA ancestry testing site her results come back inconclusive. Does it have to do with her unexplained seizures and the beckoning tunnel she sees during them? Tati soon discovers that parallel universes exist and her abnormal DNA compels and condemns Tati and her other selves—shy Ana—privileged Tatyana—and on-the-run Tanya, to a lifetime of ricocheting between their parallel lives in the multiverse.

War Girls by Tochi Onyebuchi (War Girls, Book One)
The year is 2172. Climate change and nuclear disasters have rendered much of earth unlivable. In a war-torn Nigeria, battles are fought using flying, deadly mechs and soldiers are outfitted with bionic limbs and artificial organs meant to protect them from the harsh, radiation-heavy climate. Two sisters, Onyii and Ify, dream of more. Their lives have been marked by violence and political unrest. Still, they dream of peace, of hope, of a future together.

I Hope You Get This Message by Farah Naz Rishi
Aliens might destroy the planet in a week. For Jesse, nothing has ever felt permanent. Not the guys he hooks up with. Not the jobs his underpaid mom works so hard to hold down. What does it matter if it all ends now? Cate is desperate to use this time to find the father she’s never met, the man she grew up hearing wild stories about. And then there’s Adeem. While coding and computer programming have always come easily to him, he can’t seem to forgive his sister for leaving, even though it’s his last chance.

Topside by J. N. Monk (Graphic Novel)
When Jo, a headstrong maintenance technician, makes an error that destabilizes her planet’s core, she only knows one way to fix things: leaving her underground home for a trip to the planet’s dangerous, unruly surface. Soon she’s wandering through deserts, riding on the back of giant beasts, and cutting deals with con artists and bounty hunters. Meanwhile, agents of the core are in hot pursuit.

Panic by Sasha Dawn
Madelaine loves music, loves the stage, and loves performing. When she finds a fragment of poetry that inspires her to finish a song she’s been writing, she tracks down the poem’s author online in hopes of starting a collaboration. But as more pieces of the poem find their way to her, she realizes the online poet can’t possibly be the one who’s leaving them for her.

Next Week

The Write Now! Writers Group is open to teen and adult writers of all genres and writing levels. Meetings take place on the first and third Mondays at 6:00 p.m. in the Moline Public Library 2nd floor program room. Bring up to 6 pages (double spaced) of a current writing project to share with the group for advice and feedback.

Students in grades 4 through 10 can learn to sew using sewing machines and hand-stitching at the Moline Public Library. Create lap blankets and lap quilts to donate to a nursing home. Learn the basics on November 18 at 6:00 p.m.

Help us knit/crochet blanket squares over the winter months. Blanket squares will be used to make complete blankets which will be donated to our Project Linus chapter. Program is open to teens and adults of all levels of experience and will meet on Wednesday, November 20 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. No registration required. Supplies are provided but limited. Participants may bring their own supplies.

Students in grades 4 through 10 can drop by the Library on November 21 between 5:30 and 7:00 to work on lap blankets and lap quilts to donate to a nursing home. No registration required.

Want to get emails twice a month with all the great programs for teens? Email your address to jlaroche@molinelibrary.org. You can also register to get a monthly newsletter with all the Library’s events.

 

Check out events for teens at other area libraries:

Rock Island Public Library

Bettendorf Public Library

Davenport Public Library

East Moline Public Library

Silvis Public Library

River Valley District Library

Robert R. Jones Public Library

LeClaire Community Library

A Librarian Reads…

There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins

Makani is slowly adjusting to life in Nebraska after moving from Hawaii. Her parents are going through a messy divorce and sent her to help take care of her grandmother while they get things settled. At least, that’s what she tells everyone. She’s so worried about anyone finding out the real reason that she even changed her last name to her mother’s maiden name. After many months she’s finally got a couple of good friends and even had a fling with outcast Ollie over the summer. But when teenagers start turning up dead all over town, Makani is more worried than ever that her secret will get out.

This book is full of suspense, romance, and a healthy dollop of horror. The characters are well-rounded and believable. Recommended for readers in high school and up.

*Book listened to as e-audio through the Libby/Overdrive app.

Featured Series

Chaos Walking by Patrick Ness

Set on a distant planet, this gritty, action-packed series has corrupt leaders, political drama and a large cast of complex characters. Elements of survival and suspense will pull readers into a superbly built world where the protagonists fight against the power structure and search for answers about the colony’s true past and path to future survival.

1) The Knife of Never Letting Go

2) The Ask and the Answer

3) Monsters of Men

What’s New?

Check out these new titles in the Teen Corner at the Moline Public Library. Click on the title to go to the catalog to find the book or place a hold.

Now Entering Addamsville by Francesca Zappia
Addamsville has a history of tragedy. Thirty years ago a string of fires left several townspeople dead. When the school janitor’s house burns down and he dies in the blaze, people suspect Zora. With everyone looking for evidence against her, Zora teams up with her cousin Artemis to uncover the identity of the real killer.

The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys
Spain in 1957 is hiding a dark secret even as tourists and foreign businessmen flood in under the welcoming guise of sunshine and wine. Daniel arrives in Madrid with his parents hoping to connect with the country of his mother’s birth through the lens of his camera. There he meets Ana, whose family’s interweaving obstacles reveal the lingering grasp of the Spanish Civil War.

Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All by Laura Ruby
Frankie and her siblings were only supposed to be at the orphanage for a short time, just long enough for their father to recover from their mother’s death. But then he shows up with a new wife and takes only her brother with him when he leaves town. Now Frankie and her sister, Toni, are abandoned alongside so many other orphans. But they aren’t alone. Because watching over them all is a girl who died many years ago.

I Know You Remember by Jennifer Donaldson
After three long years away, Ruthie returns to her hometown of Anchorage only to discover her best friend Zahra has gone missing. The more people Ruthie talks to, the more she realizes that the Zahra she knew disappeared long before that fateful night. In her place is an athlete, a partier, a girl with secrets of her own. Darker still are the rumors that something happened to Zahra while Ruthie was gone, something that changed her forever.

Suggested Reading by Dave Connis
Clara is horrified when her principal pulls iconic books from the library and won’t allow them anywhere on the school’s premises. Many of these stories have changed Clara’s life, so she’s not going to sit back and accept it quietly. She starts an underground library in her locker, doing a shady trade in titles like Speak and The Chocolate War. But when one of the books she loves most is connected to a tragedy she never saw coming, Clara’s forced to face her role in it.

Next Week

The Library will be closed on Monday, November 11 in observance of the Veterans Day holiday.

A Beginning LEGO Robotics series will teach students in grades 4-10 with little or no previous experience with robotics how to program motorized LEGO robots to perform basic tasks using LEGO Mindstorms EV3 kits. Registration is required. This is a four-part series and attendance at all four sessions is recommended. November 12 & 19, December 3 & 10 @ 6:00 p.m. An advanced series will take place in January.

Help us knit/crochet blanket squares over the winter months. Blanket squares will be used to make complete blankets which will be donated to our Project Linus chapter. Program is open to teens and adults of all levels of experience and will meet on Wednesday, November 13 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. No registration required. Supplies are provided but limited. Participants may bring their own supplies.

Students in grades 4 through 10 can learn to sew using sewing machines and hand-stitching at the Moline Public Library. Create lap blankets and lap quilts to donate to a nursing home. Learn the basics on November 14 and 18 at 6:00 p.m. Drop back in on November 21, and December 5, 9, and 16 between 5:30 and 7:00 to continue to work on your projects.

Want to get emails twice a month with all the great programs for teens? Email your address to jlaroche@molinelibrary.org. You can also register to get a monthly newsletter with all the Library’s events.

 

Check out events for teens at other area libraries:

Rock Island Public Library

Bettendorf Public Library

Davenport Public Library

East Moline Public Library

Silvis Public Library

River Valley District Library

Robert R. Jones Public Library

LeClaire Community Library