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I Hope My Kids Are Accepted to Hogwarts

Posted about 11 days ago by Allison Fiscus

Posted in Children & Parenting, eBooks & eAudiobooks, Education, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, Science Fiction & Fantasy and Teen | Tagged with adventure, Fantasy Fiction, harry potter, imagination, journeys, juvenile fiction, Paranormal Fiction, reading suggestions and Sci-Fi

Why science fiction and fantasy books are some of the best for your child to read.

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Weird But True: This Lesser Known Fiction Genre is Making A Comeback

Posted about 13 days ago by Juliette H

Posted in eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks and Science Fiction & Fantasy | Tagged with anthologies, dystopian fiction, experimental fiction, ghost stories, Gothic Fiction, haunted house, Historical Fiction, Horror Fiction, horror tales, Magical Realism, Paranormal Fiction, Sci-Fi, Short Stories, speculative fiction, supernatural horror, Suspense Fiction, urban fantasy, vampires - fiction and weird fiction

Weird fiction is characterized primarily by its blending of science fiction, fantasy, horror and just about every other fiction genre to create something entirely new.

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DIY Booklists

Posted 2 months ago by Jan C

Posted in Arts, Crafts, & Hobbies, Catalog Tips, eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, New, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Science, Medicine, & Technology, Self-help & Spirituality and Teen | Tagged with adventure stories, book lists, book lovers, booklists, friends, gifts, library catalog, Readers' Advisory, reading suggestions and sharing

Share your best reads list with friends so they can borrow confidently.

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The Best Fiction and Nonfiction Books of 2017

Posted 2 months ago by April S

Posted in Business & Investing, eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, History, Politics, & Biography, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, Mystery & Thrillers, New, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Science, Medicine, & Technology and Teen | Tagged with best books 2017, Best Books of the Year, best fiction, best nonfiction, book recommendations, booklists, books to read, Detective and Mystery Fiction, Domestic Fiction, Families Fiction, family relationships, Historical Fiction, Humorous Fiction, leadership, Literary Fiction, notable books, Political Fiction, Psychological Fiction, Short Stories, Spy Fiction, Suspense Fiction, World War I Fiction and World War II Fiction

Explore a selection of the "best of the best" fiction and nonfiction books of 2017.

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Super Fun Geeky Reads

Posted 4 months ago by Amy H

Posted in eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, Mystery & Thrillers, New and Science Fiction & Fantasy | Tagged with aliens, Children's Stories, friendship, geeky, Horror Fiction, pop culture, puzzles, regression (civilization), robots, utopias, virtual reality, Women superheroes and Young Adult Fiction

A selection of books chock full of deft humor and pop culture references.

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Stranger Reads: 14 Teen Titles for Fans of Stranger Things

Posted 4 months ago by Kathryn M

Posted in eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, Science Fiction & Fantasy and Teen | Tagged with 1980s, action and adventure, Comics, Coming of Age, Fantasy Fiction, gender identity, Horror, Paranormal Fiction, pop culture, Sci-Fi, supernatural, YA Fiction and Young Adult Fiction

The hit science fiction/horror series Stranger Things will soon be back for season 2 on Netflix. While you anxiously anticipate binging this series, check out these carefully selected teen reads filled with elements of horror, science fiction, 1980’s cultural reference and small midwestern town nostalgia.

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Great Early Fall Reads

Posted 5 months ago by Amy H

Posted in eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, History, Politics, & Biography, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, Mystery & Thrillers, New and Science Fiction & Fantasy | Tagged with adventure fiction, biographies, cold cases, fairy tales, family, FBI agents, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, neighbors, nonfiction, pirates fiction, sea stories, serial killers, social life and customs, United States History, unsolved murders and women sleuths

A short list of fall reads.

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What to Read-Watch-Listen to Next!

Posted 5 months ago by Amy H

Posted in eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, History, Politics, & Biography, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, Mystery & Thrillers, New, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Science, Medicine, & Technology, Self-help & Spirituality and Teen | Tagged with action and adventure, artists, Coming of Age, give 3 get 3, Historical Fiction, inspirational, psychology, read alikes, Readers' Advisory, scientists, staff suggestions and YA Fiction

Feel like there’s nothing interesting to read/watch/listen to lately? We can help!

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