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The youngest librarian in India

Yashoda D. Shenoy

Twelve-year-old Yashoda D. Shenoy (right), a student at Thirumala Devaswom High School, Kochi, India, has been running her own library since January 26. One day she realized that for many, the prospect of having to pay a public library fine may discourage people from reading. Her solution was to start a library. With 3,000 fiction and nonfiction books and 140 members, the library is one of the most talked about ventures in India. Shenoy runs the library from 4–7 p.m. and her parents play librarians in the morning when she goes to school. The library is on the first floor of their house, sharing space with her father’s art gallery....

The Hindu (Chennai), July 27; The News Minute (Bangalore), July 14

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25 of the best YA ghost books

Cover of Open Mic Night at Westminster Cemetery, by Mary Amato

Kelly Jensen writes: “What makes YA ghost books—and ghosts in general—so fascinating is the range of stories that are possible. Ghosts can be good or evil. They can be scary or friendly. They can be real or imagined. They can be something as deep as the afterlife of a beloved person who has died, completely invisible to any eye. Here are 25 incredible YA ghost books. These, like all good ghost books, range from being dark and disturbing to being lighter and more fun. This librarian included books for every kind of reader, from those who are itching to be scared to those who want a real emotional investment in the characters.”...

Book Riot, Sept. 16

Newsmaker: Raina Telgemeier

Raina Telgemeier

Raina Telgemeier’s YA graphic memoirs—Smile, Sisters, and her latest, Guts (Scholastic, September)—are so relatable, hilarious, and comforting that you may want to cancel your plans for the day and read them in one sitting. Through expressive illustrations and funny, honest dialogue and narration, she captures how it feels to be a preteen or teen. American Libraries spoke with Telgemeier about her creative process, how graphic novelists became champions for unrepresented voices in publishing, and her advice for aspiring artists....

American Libraries Newsmaker, Sept./Oct.

JFK Library releases AR moon landing app

JFK Library moonshot AR app

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library has released an augmented reality app to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, and the role President Kennedy played in getting the US to the moon. The app, which is available for free for iPhones and Android, lets users relive the mission in their living rooms, and visit a life-sized model of the Saturn V rocket on the library grounds in Boston. The app was created by digital marketing agency Digitas, which began working on the project together with the JFK Library around a year ago....

Variety, June 17

Meet the 2019 Junior Achievement 18 Under 18
Each year Junior Achievement 18 under 18 selects young people around Arizona who are accomplishing great things while still in their teens. Here is how the selection is defined:

"They’re entrepreneurs and student leaders. They run charities and businesses. They are innovators. They don’t take no for an answer. They’re not waiting for adults to fix problems. 

The 2019 Junior Achievement 18 Under 18 showcases the independent and entrepreneurial spirit of Arizona’s youth. These 18 teenagers from across the state, at schools large and small, are united in their belief that change isn’t an adult concept. Change isn’t something that can wait for “one day.” 

Children of the digital age, these students have grown up with devices in their hands. They’ve always known the power of information at their fingertips. They know how to network, organize and develop. They aren’t afraid of sharing their opinions or making their mark on the world. 

Check them out and see the impact they’ve already made on their communities, and Arizona."
Here's the link to see these 18 extraordinary youth

And please note Dylan Bacc from Pinetop who made the list! 

Congratulations, Dylan!


Teens, get reading and help choose the TOP TEN TEEN BOOKS for 2019

Here are the 25 Official Nominees for the 2019 Teens' Top Ten. Teens across America will vote for their top choices in September and October and the winners will be announced in October. 

Have some great reading hours this summer working through the list.

(Download the PDF with annotations here)

  • #MurderTrending by Gretchen McNeil. Freeform Books/Disney Book Group. 9781368010023
  • An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green. Dutton Books/Penguin Random House. 9780525641780
  • Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody. Harlequin Teen/Harlequin Trade Publishing. 9781335692290
  • American Panda by Gloria Chao. Simon Pulse/Simon & Schuster. 9781481499101
  • The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza by Shaun David Hutchinson. Simon Pulse/Simon & Schuster. 9781481498548
  • Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian. Delacorte Press/Penguin Random House. 9781524767099
  • Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu. Random House Children’s Books/Penguin Random House. 9780399549809
  • The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton. Freeform Books/Disney Book Group. 9781484728499
  • Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough. Dutton Books/Penguin Random House. 9780735232112
  • Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi. Henry Holt Books for Young Readers/Macmillan.9781250170972 
  • The Cruel Prince by Holly Black. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers/Hatchett Book Group. 9780316310277
  • Dance of Thieves by Mary E. Pearson. Henry Holt & Co/Macmillian. 9781250159014
  • Darius The Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram. Dial Books/Penguin Random House. 9780525552963
  • Frat Girl by Kiley Roache. Harlequin Teen/Harlequin Trade Publishing. 9780373212347
  • Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake. HMH Books for Young Readers/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 9781328778239
  • Isle of Blood and Stone by Makiia Lucier. HMH Books for Young Readers/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 9780544968578
  • To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo. Feiwel & Friends/Macmillan. 9781978650078
  • Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers/Hatchett Book Group. 9780316341714
  • Picture Us in the Light by Kelly Loy Gilbert. Hyperion/Disney Book Group. 9781484726020
  • The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo. HarperTeen/HarperCollins. 9780062662804
  • The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang. First Second/Macmillian. 9781250159854
  • Speak: The Graphic Novel by Laurie Halse Anderson, Emily Carroll. Farrar, Straus and Giroux/Macmillan. 9780374300289 
  • Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers/ Simon & Schuster. 9781978614306
  • The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees by Don Brown. HMH Books for Young Readers/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 9781328810151
  • Wildcard by Marie Lu. G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers/Penguin Random House. 97803995479.

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Khan Academy's free AP videos, articles, and practice exercises are designed to build the knowledge and skills needed for AP-level courses. Teachers can use them as part of their class, and students can use them anytime for extra help. Check them out:

Teen eBooks through Freading!
  Young Adult and Children Collections are growing larger every week from Freading, our eBook supplier! If you haven't tried an eBook, click here to see what is available, as well as check out these suggestions:

                                STUDY HELP

If you or someone in your life is currently a student, don't forget that Freading has a profusion of exceptionally helpful study guides in addition to many titles at that are required reading. Need help studying for that exam about World War I or writing an essay about The Great Gatsby? Sparknotes are like tutors that are available to you 24 hours a day. 




ODDKINS: A Fable for All Ages


Blockbuster author Dean Koontz’s first novel for young readers.  A beautifully illustrated and visually stunning story about a magical band of living toys who learn to overcome the fears we all face in the dark.

*This is a great book for grades 2-6 (too scary for the little ones!)


  • Being Henry David by Cal Armistead
  • County Line Road by Marie Etzler
  • Instructions for a Broken Heart by Kim Culbertson
  • Twice Shy by  Patrick Freivald
  • Lost in Clover by Travis Richardson
  • Extreme Elvin by Chris Lynch
  • Liv, in the Moment by Tracy Dale
  • Purgatory Reign by LM Preston
  • The Locker by Richie Tankersley Cusick
  • The Other Shepards by Adele Griffin


Boys love books too!  

Here are some books with no frilly girly stuff!

  • The Heart of the Enemy by M. Zachary Sherman
  • Zeke Meeks vs the Horrifying TV-Turnoff Week by D.L. Green
  • Undertakers: The Rise of the Corpses by Ty Drago
  • Revenge: Jason Steed by Mark Cooper
  • The Devil's Sword by Douglas E. Richards
  • Last Stop (Watchers #1) by Peter Lerangis
  • The Twisted Window by Lois Duncan
  • The Mapmaker's Sons by V.L Burgess
  • Keeper of the Black Stones by PT McHugh
  • Wanderer by Roger Davenport



The latest from Alagaesia!!
Christopher Paolini

 Wanderer and a cursed child. Spells and magic. And dragons, of course. 
Welcome back to the world of Alagaesia.
It's been a year since Eragon departed Alagaesia in search of the perfect home to train a new generation of Dragon Riders. Now he is struggling with an endless sea of tasks: constructing a vast dragonhold, wrangling with suppliers, guarding dragon eggs, and dealing with beligerent Urgals and haughty elves. The vision from the Eldunari, unexpected visitors,a nd an exciting Urgal legend offer a much-needed distraction and a new perspective.


Meet Taylor Moxey, a teen dynamo!

Taylor Moxey of Florida became an award-winning chef at 8 years old and started a thriving cupcake business. She went on to write a book about her success, The Adventures of Taylor the Chef. She continues  to rack up accomplishments, including starting a couple of libraries in places where there were no libraries. Watch this short video of this amazing teen:

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The Young Adult's Survival Guide to Communication (2016)

Publisher : Atlantic Publishing Group Inc.

This book gives you the tools you need to navigate through school, work and personal relationships with confidence and eloquence. Learn how to use personality tests to categorize yourself and use that information to build a communication strategy for yourself.


Great Homework Help Site - Khan Academy
Explore fascinating historical events, meet the “father of geometry”, and marvel at the phenomenon of light this month with Khan Academy. Happy learning!
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Story Monsters Approved Books Announce

The Uncontrolled The Uncontrolled
by Zachary Astrowsky
From 14-year-old author Zachary Astrowsky comes the story of three teenage friends, John, Chase, and Hazel, who join together in the aftermath of a striking revelation and attempt to fight back against the majority around them that has been secretly implanted with a tracking and brainwashing device. The fight seems hopeless until John realizes that he has the ability to see the future, and the kids devise a plan to outwit the leader of The Controlled. 
Ricky and the Grim Wrapper
Ricky and the Grim Wrapper
by Allen L. Pier, James Koenig
Ricky is a good boy with one very bad habit: he likes to litter. But one day While on a drive in the country with his parents, Ricky throws an empty root beer cup out the car window and in a blinding flash, he is catapulted into a strange and frightening world where litter comes to life and gathers along the roadside. Will he finally learn that littering is bad for the environment and change his ways? 
Dinner on the Doorstep
Dinner on the Doorstep
by Elizabeth Cummings, Bronte Goodieson
Mikey and Simon are missing their mom who is in hospital. Friends and neighbors want to help and so they take turns to bring a dinner to the family. Each day Mikey and Simon look forward to coming home and finding out what is on the doorstep. This heart-warming story celebrates community spirit while touching on a deeper conversation of coping with illness and the emotions that go with it. 
Deputy Paws and the Puppy Mill Cause
Deputy Paws and the Puppy Mill Cause
by Peggy Race, Mike Motz
Deputy Paws was born in a puppy mill. He didn’t have any freedom to run and play like other dogs get. He was stuck in a small cage and not looked after properly. This fully illustrated children’s book follows his story from a sad and unhappy pup to one full of life in his new home where he is loved. Deputy Paws carries a message of hope for one young dog and an important lesson for us all about the dangers of puppy mills and how to avoid buying dogs that are sold through them.

Top Ten Inventions by Teens

Shmoop tests your knowledge of the Internet:

6 Things You Didn't KnowAbout the Internet

1. It's physical.

The internet might seem intangible, but it still relies on a physical system. It's an entire web of connected wires and cables. Try not to trip over 'em.

2. It has a very small vocabulary.

Computers may seem really smart, but they only work with 1s and 0s. Really. All that high-speed calculation and rapid information processing comes down to the manipulation of two numbers. 

3. It takes up space.

Just because you can store something in the cloud doesn't mean that it doesn't take up space somewhere. When you send an email, upload a file, or Skype your friends across the ocean, that data has to exist somewhere and…it does. Through a server.

4. It knows where you live.

Every computer on the internet connects from a unique IP address. It's just like a regular address, except that the actual numbers for individual IP addresses can change every session. Your Internet Service Provider (ISP) holds on to a bank of addresses and sends your computer a new one any time you log in.

5. The Cold War is its mom.

When the Soviet Union launched Sputnik in 1957, President Eisenhower saw that little antennae-decorated space ball shoot into the sky and rounded up a group of the nation's brightest scientists to address the concern. Yada yada yada...the internet was born.

6. All those acronyms mean something.

That http at the beginning of a URL? That stands for hypertext transfer protocol. Speaking of URL, that one stands for uniform resource locator, the character-based address of a particular file on the internet. And of course there's www, the world wide web. Get friendly with more acronyms with our internet glossary.


Freading eBooks for School Help
There is no need to worry about school if your prepared. More reading to make this school year a great one includes:
Mathematics Minus Fear
Does the thought of a math exam make you freeze with fright? Your not alone. 'Mathematics Minus Fear' can help. It covers concepts such as fractions and percentages with humor and clear language.
Be The Best At Science by Rebecca Risman
Award-winning children's author Rebecca Risman offers this fun and fascinating introduction to science for younger children. It's an an excellent way get younger students interested in the importance of science.
Up Your Score SAT 2016-2017
This SAT guide is written completely by students who have received top scores on the SAT's. It gives tips on everything from the most effective methods of preparation to ways to relax at exam time. Because its written by students, it's as fun to read as it is helpful. 
The Naked Roommate
This New York Times Best Selling Guide is a must read for all college students. It gives advice on how to deal with roommates, tips on getting through difficult classes, and much more. 
"This was recommended by a counselor at my son's college. He is not a big reader but he loved this book and said it helped him a lot."
-An Amazon. com reader review

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Top 10 Most Popular College Majors
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1. Psychology 

The only major that grows when people are shrinking. See: Psychology of Influence for a slice or Psychology, Semester A for the bigger picture.

2. Biology 

Perfect for cell-centered people. See: Biology, Semester A.

3. Business

The major where your business is everyone's business. See: Financial Literacy.

4. Computer Science

We're not scary computer hacker nerds, we promise. (And there's no prior experience necessary thanks to our Digital Literacy course.)

5. Health Sciences 

For those who have a healthy obsession with health. See: Body Image and Eating Disorders.

6. English 

Book-lovers and grammar queens unite. See: Contemporary Literature...or the zillion other English courses we have.

7. Political Science 

The major where students play president. See: Social Contract Theory or Politics and the Media, depending on how old-school or new-school you want to get.

8. Engineering 

We hate to break it to you, but if you're going to be an engineer, you'll need math. See: Algebra I, Semester A. (Before you get to studying, narrow it down to which type of engineering you're interested in: Aerospace, Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Environmental, Mechanical...whatever floats your boat.)

9. Criminology 

You have the right to remain silent...but that's no fun. See: Cyberbullying.

10. Economics 

Our econ resources put the "cent" in "incentive." See: Poverty in America.

Nothing jumping out at you? Don't sweat it. We've got loads more majors for you to consider, each with stats on college life, jobs for the major, and long-term prospects.

Hope the wait is worth it, SHMOOP


Math games
      Check out the Math Nook for LOTS of games, videos, tutorials, and fun stuff.

SAT Scores of the Rich and Famous
A New York Times article recently posted the SAT scores of some well-known people that were posted after the College Board announced that it was returning tot he old 1,600 trading scale for the SAT exam:
1. Ben Affleck: "Ben had almost perfect SAT scores in high school.”
2. Ke$ha: 1,500
3. Bill Gates: 1,590
4. George W. Bush: 1,206
5. Al Gore: 1,355
6. Scarlett Johansson: 1,080
7. Bill Cosby: 500
8. Steve Wozniak: 800 on the math section
9. Ben Bernanke: 1,590
10. Jesse Eisenberg: 1,260
11. Alex Rodriguez: 910
12. James Franco: "Near-perfect.”

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Teens Create Their Own App Development Business
Fourteen-year-olds Max Colbert and Matt Dillabough are really taking their Computer Science dreams to the next level. Two years ago, they started the Menlo App Academy, which teaches sixth- through ninth-graders how to create apps. They've taught over 125 students, and the number is growing: they're looking to secure a grant to train up to 2,500 students. Yowza.

Want to start your own business to prop up your college application? Find out what it takes to be an entrepreneur here.

Time Warp Trio
Based on the Time Warp Trio television series, this site offers educational games and adventures that help you learn about history in a fun way.

62 Magical Facts About . . .Harry Potter
Harry Potter's birthday is July 31, the same day as his creator, J.K. Rowling. Click here for those 62 magical facts about the series.
Research Help
Do you have a big project coming up at school? Check out these web resources - they can get you information or point you in the right direction!
  • From NoodleTools : If you're not sure where to start, this chart can give you some direction on which web sites or search engines can provide you with the best information on your topic.
  • KidsClick! : Broken down by category, this site provides a list of web resources on every subject imaginable - designed by librarians.

College info

Are you trying to decide which college you'd like to attend? http://Study.com has basic admissions information on major colleges and universities in each state. They offer statistics on the colleges themselves as well as the cities that surround them. Check out the stats here.


If you're looking to take some free online courses, check out the list Education-Portal.com has put together. Listed by general subject area - including business, technology, science, and liberal arts - this site lists free online courses from some of the country's top universities.