Booked for Teens - October 14, 2015

Booked for Teens
Wednesday, October 14, 2015

New teen books and teen events and classes.


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Upcoming Events

Check the Bubbler calendar for more information about classes and events happening at the Bubbler and Media Lab at the Central Library.

Library Laboratory
Friday, October 16, 5:30pm-7:30pm -- Lakeview Library [more info]

Madison Traditional Gaming
Saturday, October 17, 9:00am-5:00pm -- Hawthorne Library [more info]

Teen Book Club
Monday, October 19, 3:30pm-4:30pm -- Pinney Library [more info]

Nobunage the Fool -- Ashman Anime Club
Friday, October 23, 6:45pm-8:45pm -- Alicia Ashman Library [more info/register]

Monday, October 26, 7:00pm-8:45pm -- Alicia Ashman Library [more info]

Pick Your Flick: Scary Movie Night
Thursday, October 29, 3:30pm-5:30pm -- Meadowridge Library [more info]

Wisconsin Book Festival

Wisconsin Book Festival Is October 22-25, 2015
The Wisconsin Book Festival is happening next week, October 22-25, in and around Madison Public Library’s Central Library in downtown Madison.  The festival features more than 60 events over four days with plenty of opportunities to meet authors, discover new books or favorite writers, and have books signed. 

The events feature nearly a dozen author appearances from authors of children's and young adult literature, including:
  • Yuyi Morales, CCBC Charlotte Zolotow Lecture, October 20, 7:30 pm, Union South - Marquee Theater
  • Wesley Chu, author of Time Salvager, October 23, 5:30pm, Central Library
  • Crystal Chan, author of Bird, October 24, 1:30pm, Central Library
  • Gayle Rosengren, author of Cold War on Maplewood Street, October 24, 3pm, Central Library
  • Jen Larsen, author of Future Perfect, October 25, 2pm, Central Library
See the full festival lineup at

and the festival continues all year round! One more event after the festival features Joelle Charbonneau, author of Need, on November 17, 6:30pm at the Sequoya Library
Future Perfect
by Jen Larsen
Every year on her birthday, Ashley Perkins gets a card from her grandmother. Pretty standard, right? But like clockwork, every year, Ashley's card also contains a promise: lose enough weight, and I will buy your happiness. Ashley doesn't think there's anything wrong with the way she looks. She knows exactly how she fits into her life, wide hips and all. But no amount of arguing can persuade her grandmother that "fat" isn't a dirty word—that Ashley is happy with her life, and her body, as it is. But Ashley wasn't counting on having her dreams served up on a silver platter at her latest birthday party. She falters when Grandmother offers the one thing she's always wanted: tuition to attend Harvard University.
Ashley wants it—she can't deny it. But their annual negotiation has upped its stakes—Grandmother wants her to get weight-loss surgery in return for the money.  As Ashley grapples with the choice that little white card has given her, she feels pressured by her friends, her family, even administrators at school. They all believe that Ashley could be her best self if she would just listen to them. But what's a girl to do when the reflection in her mirror seems to bother everyone but her? Author Jen Larsen will be at the Wisconsin Book Festival on October 25, 2pm in the Central Library
by Joelle Charbonneau
“No one gets something for nothing. We all should know better.”
Teenagers at Wisconsin’s Nottawa High School are drawn deeper into a social networking site that promises to grant their every need . . . regardless of the consequences. Soon the site turns sinister, with simple pranks escalating to malicious crimes. The body count rises. In this chilling YA thriller, the author of the best-selling Testing trilogy examines not only the dark side of social media, but the dark side of human nature. Author Joelle Charbonneau will present at a Wisconsin Book Festival event on November 17, 6:30 pm at the Sequoya Library
Time Salvager
by Wesley Chu
Convicted criminal James Griffin-Mars is no one’s hero. In his century, Earth is a toxic, abandoned world and humans have fled into the outer solar system to survive, eking out a fragile, doomed existence among the other planets and their moons. Those responsible for delaying humanity’s demise believe time travel holds the key, and they have identified James, troubled though he is, as one of a select and expendable few ideally suited for the most dangerous job in history.
On a final mission that is to secure his retirement, James meets Elise Kim, an intriguing scientist from a previous century, who is fated to die during the destruction of an oceanic rig. Against his training and his common sense, and in violation of the chronmen’s highest law, James brings Elise back to the future with him, saving her life, but turning them both into fugitives. Remaining free means losing themselves in the wild and poisonous wastes of Earth, somehow finding allies, and perhaps discovering what hope may yet remain for humanity's home world. Author Wesley Chu will be at the Wisconsin Book Festival on October 23 at 5:30pm in the Central Library
Carry On
by Rainbow Rowell
Simon Snow just wants to relax and savor his last year at the Watford School of Magicks, but no one will let him. His girlfriend broke up with him, his best friend is a pest, and his mentor keeps trying to hide him away in the mountains where maybe he'll be safe. Simon can't even enjoy the fact that his roommate and longtime nemesis is missing, because he can't stop worrying about the evil git. Plus there are ghosts. And vampires. And actual evil things trying to shut Simon down. When you're the most powerful magician the world has ever known, you never get to relax and savor anything.
The Hired Girl
by Laura Amy Schlitz
Fourteen-year-old Joan Skraggs, just like the heroines in her beloved novels, yearns for real life and true love. But what hope is there for adventure, beauty, or art on a hardscrabble farm in Pennsylvania where the work never ends? Over the summer of 1911, Joan pours her heart out into her diary as she seeks a new, better life for herself--because maybe, just maybe, a hired girl cleaning and cooking for six dollars a week can become what a farm girl could only dream of--a woman with a future.
I Crawl Through It
by A.S. King
A surrealist novel about four teenagers who find unconventional ways to escape standardized tests and their perilous world, and discover that the only escape from reality is to face it.
by Walter Dean Myers
In Five Points, New York, in the 1840s, African American teenager William Henry "Juba" Lane works hard to achieve his dream of becoming a professional dancer but his real break comes when he is invited to perform in England. Based on the life of Master Juba; includes historical note.
Library of Souls
by Ransom Riggs
Time is running out for the Peculiar Children. With a dangerous madman on the loose and their beloved Miss Peregrine still in danger, Jacob Portman and Emma Bloom are forced to stage the most daring of rescue missions. They'll travel through a war-torn landscape, meet new allies, and face greater dangers than ever. Will Jacob come into his own as the hero his fellow Peculiars know him to be? (Features more than 50 all-new Peculiar photographs.)
by Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, and Deborah Biancotti
Told from separate viewpoints, teens Scam, Crash, Flicker, Anonymous, Bellwether, and Kelsie, all born in the year 2000 and living in Cambria, California, have superhuman abilities that give them interesting but not heroic lives until they must work as a community to respond to a high stakes crisis.