Tag Archives: science fiction

Upcoming Teen Program: Guardians of the Galaxy

Are you a fan of Marvel comics (or do you know someone who is)? Here at the library we get tons of requests for Marvel, and we’re really excited about all of the great Marvel movies coming out these days. … Continue reading

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Favourite: House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer

Six-year-old Matt has grown up in a tiny cabin, locked away from the world and watched over by his loving caregiver, Celia. He lives on the Alacrán Estate in Opium (once called Mexico), which lies on the U.S. border. The only view … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Water Castle

I picked up The Water Castle because of its intriguing premise (and admittedly because it was written by a fellow children’s librarian). Three siblings, Ephraim, Price, and Brynn, have been uprooted from their New York home when their father suffers … Continue reading

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Author Spotlight: Garth Nix

I am an enduring fan of Garth Nix. His Old Kingdom series is a fantasy classic, and his stories have won some impressive awards. I have already written a glowing review of Sabriel, but I wanted to highlight Garth Nix’s work: … Continue reading

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Book Review: What Came from the Stars

What to expect: An imaginative middle-grade chapter book with elements of fantasy, science fiction, and strong family relationships. I haven’t yet read Gary Schmidt’s award-winning Okay for Now, but I was so drawn to the premise of What Came from the Stars … Continue reading

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Book Review: Erebos by Ursula Poznanski

I am a science fiction lover, and I was really excited to see Erebos in our new arrivals. On the blood-red cover is a foreboding eye with the words “IT’S A GAME. IT WATCHES YOU.” When Nick sees a mysterious … Continue reading

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Favourite: The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

Sometimes I find a series that I feel as if I should have read a lot sooner. The Knife of Never Letting Go is a thrilling start to Patrick Ness’s much-acclaimed Chaos Walking trilogy. We begin in Prentisstown, New World, which is inhabited by … Continue reading

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New Young Adult Fiction!

We have a fantastic new selection of YA fiction, whatever your tastes. Whether you like science fiction, realistic fiction, mystery, adventure, or fantasy (or something in between), we’ve got you covered! Check out what’s brand new here at the library: … Continue reading

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Book Review: Adaptation by Malinda Lo

I have a soft spot for science fiction, and it’s rare to find that genre in the YA section. While there are a lot of fantasies or dystopias, science fiction hasn’t populated the shelves as much as I would like. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

When I checked out Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs, I didn’t know what to expect. In fact, I was so excited about the book (which came highly recommended) that I didn’t read anything about it—not even the book … Continue reading

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