CPL’s 2017 Teen Mock Book Awards

Every year before the winners of American Library Association's Youth Media Awards are announced, CPL librarians come together to discuss all things teen literature and nominate our own Mock Book Awards to honor some of our favorite titles of the year. Here are the 2017 teen books we chose. Mock Printz Award for Literary Excellence…
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Teen Books Inspired by Frankenstein

Two hundred years ago, 20-year-old Mary Shelley published her horror classic, Frankenstein. Since then, countless authors have gained inspiration from her novel. Here are few of the best reimaginings of her masterpiece for teens. In This Dark Endeavor, teen Victor Frankenstein searches for the Elixir of Life to cure his twin brother's illness. Be sure to read…
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5 Teen Christmas-Themed Reads

Christmastime is the best time of the year. Coming together with family, enjoying the feeling of giving (and receiving) and spending time with those you love the most is a most awesome experience. Suffice it to say, Christmastime is also a great time for romancing it up with our book boyfriends.  What better way to…
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More 2017 Teen Books We Love

If you're loving our annual Best of the Best lists, here are even more noteworthy books for teens published in 2017.  If you loved Nowhere Girls but want something more light-hearted, try Moxie. Inspired by her mom's Riot Grrrl days, Viv self-publishes her own zine to protest the sexual harassment taking place in her high…
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7 Winter-Themed Teen Reads

It’s winter and baby it's cold outside! It's that time of year when the cold can be teeth-chattering, snow is in the forecast and staying warm is on the top of everyone’s to do list. What better way to keep warm than by staying indoors and curling up with a good book while sipping on…
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