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10 Best Fiction Books of 2018

Posted 2 months ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry and New: Books and Movies | Tagged with best books of 2018, Best Books of the Year, best fiction, books to read, Historical Fiction, notable books, reading recommendations and Short Stories

So many books, so little time. A short list that includes notable fiction titles from 2018 and lots of "best of the year" lists to explore for further reading.

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Best Young Adult Books of 2018

Posted 3 months ago by Kathryn M

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, Science Fiction and Fantasy and Teen and Pre-Teens | Tagged with best books of 2018, Best Books of the Year, books to read, Coming of Age, family, friends, novels in verse, schools, spy stories, teenagers, YA Fiction and Young Adult Fiction

Before you close the book on 2018, be sure you have taken full advantage of the great YA titles released this year. Zombie fighters and modern day poets, from the court of Faerie, to death row, this year’s amazing cast of strong characters will keep you turning the pages.

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Writing a Good Story is Never Easy: Explore Effective Plot Strategies for Your Novel

Posted 3 months ago by April S

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry and Writing and Publishing | Tagged with authorship - technique, creative writing, NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, novel plots, story writing tips, writing and writing skills

Learn more about creating powerful plots for your next novel by exploring writing elements like story setting, plot and characters.

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9 Wonderfully Witty, Fast-Paced Funny Fiction Novels

Posted 3 months ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, Mysteries and Thrillers, Romance and Science Fiction and Fantasy | Tagged with appeal, caper novels, character-driven, Crime Fiction, detectives, Domestic Fiction, engaging, family relationships, fast-paced, funny fiction, Historical Fiction, Humorous Fiction, likable, Love Stories, murder mysteries, offbeat, plot-driven, quirky, satirical fiction, Short Stories, snarky, suspense, Unconventional and witty

Fans of witty writing and fast-paced stories with humor sprinkled in will love these books.

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Playwright Dr. John S. Scott Inducted into Toledoana Collection

Posted 3 months ago by Library News

Posted in Culture and Diversity, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, History and Politics, Library News and Local History

Renowned playwright Dr. John S. Scott and his collective works were recently inducted into the Library’s Toledoana Collection, which features works by prominent Toledo and Northwest Ohio authors.

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Writing Craft: Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Horror and Everything In Between

Posted 3 months ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, New: Books and Movies, Nonfiction, Science Fiction and Fantasy and Writing and Publishing | Tagged with aspiring writers, authorship, biographies, creative writing, NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, storytelling, writers, writing, writing skills and writing tips

Learn more about writers and the craft of writing with these great resources featuring a host of amazing authors including Ray Bradbury, Stephen King, Ramsey Campbell, Neil Gaiman, George R. R. Martin, Joyce Carol Oates, Philip Pullman and many more.

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Inspiring Picture Books About Inventors, Scientists and Perseverance

Posted 4 months ago by Cindy V

Posted in 101 Picture Book Challenge, Children and Parenting, eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, History and Politics, Movies and Music and Nonfiction | Tagged with architects, astronomers, biographies, Children's Stories, computer programmers, computers, curiosity, emotions, entomologists, exploration, family, friendship, frustration, girls, humorous stories, inspiration, inventions, inventors, mathematicians, perseverance, picture books, role models, science, scientists, stories in rhyme and women

Stories featuring characters with spunk, engineers, inventors, scientists, architects, doctors, computer programmers and the incredible power of persistence.

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