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Girl at Sea by Maureen Johnson

Rolling in the Deep

YA stories about the sea

With vacation season ramping up and the height of summer upon us, you may be looking for some water. Cold, refreshing water. We suggest starting with one of the biggest sources of water out there: the ocean. If the coast is a little too far for a trip, try these books about the sea. Adventure, romance, magic, and so much more await just beyond the horizon. Enjoy these books beachside or on the imaginary shore of your mind. 

Triple Moon by Melissa de la Cruz

Well Loki Here!

YA Norse Mythology

If you’ve been catching the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe installment, Loki, you might have a hankering for more Norse-inspired stories. Whether you’re looking for something specifically about the God of Mischief or you’re interested in something broader, we’ve got something for everyone.

Cook with Amber Fun Fresh Recipes to Get You in the Kitchen by Amber Kelley

Delicious and Nutritious

Teen cookbooks for all skill levels

For teens considering picking up a new hobby, look no further. This list of cookbooks written with teens in mind (and, in many cases, by teens) provides the framework and challenges aspiring chefs of all skill levels can enjoy. From comfort basics to more complex recipes featuring unusual ingredients, these recipes cover it all. Get hooked on cooking while developing problem solving skills, independence, and confidence (no matter your age)!

What If by Randall Munroe

Pixels to Print

Webcomics on paper

When I heard that Lore Olympus was to be

Legendborn by Tracy Deonn

Hearts Broken and Mended

Stories of Grief in YA Fiction

A complicated emotion, grief is one we all experience and respond to differently. These young adult novels take grief and show its transformative power in a number of different circumstances. From a girl fighting demons within and without to a summer vacation full of boys meant to distract from the one who can’t be there, these books offer heartbreaking and heart-mending stories.

Alone Together by Jennifer Haupt

The Pandemic on Paper

Writings about the COVID-19 pandemic and how we live now

Many of us have turned to artistic endeavors throughout the pandemic to fill some free time, writers included.

Speak of Me as I Am by Sonia Belasco

Make Yourself at Home

YA books that take place in D.C.

Reading is always a fun experience, but there’s something extra special about stumbling upon a setting that holds familiarity. Whether the location is a surprise or you know about it before you pick up the book, recognizing places and descriptions -- and sometimes, visiting them -- can really impact the way we engage with a story. These books take place right here at home in Washington, D.C. but aren’t all about espionage and political intrigue. Find yourself right at home with one of these reads.

These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong

As Seen on TikTok

Popular Books on #BookTok

If you were looking for something to do during the pandemic, it’s possible you fell into the rabbit hole that is TikTok. Library fans rejoiced when they found Booktok, the bookish community on TikTok that shares books, the struggles of being a reader and plenty of literary humor. This list includes some of the books that show up again and again on the app. Regardless of you’re reading tastes, you’re likely to find something you’ll enjoy in this list.

A Court of Thorns and Roses

A Court of Thorns and Roses

What to read next

The A Court of Thorns and Roses series (often referred to by the online book community as ACOTAR) cu

How Children Succeed by Paul Tough

Let's Play School

Books to help you homeschool and support distance learning

With the world and education paths thrown into chaos over the last several months, you might be at a loss as to how to manage your child’s education. There may be no easy or right answers, but we can look to existing literature for guidance.

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