Posts Tagged ‘YA Nonfiction’

This is really really really important: Be good to each other.

January 25, 2011

Want to get educated on how bullying happens and how to prevent it? or on how to keep your private life private? or what you can do to help yourself or a friend who is dealing with depression? Check out these nonfiction books (and we have many more!):

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Or read about now name-calling affects the characters in these (and many others) YA novels:

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Nonfiction: All about the Skills

December 15, 2010

Worried your brain will be totally bored with the upcoming winter break? Well, with a little help from the new YA collection at the Eastern Branch Library, you can brush up on the latest air-guitar technique and other skills so your friends will be wickedly impressed come January:

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Nonfiction: Book is the new Blog

June 4, 2010

How do you know if a blog is ÜBER famous? WHEN THEY TURN IT INTO A BOOK! gee, sometimes technology is ironic…

Here are some of our favorite websites that you’ll find both on the interweb and in the YA and General Nonfiction sections at the Davenport Public Libraries:

Fail Nation

And here are links to their websites/blogs:
www.smithmag.net/sixwords
www.mugglenet.com
www.askaninja.com
www.failblog.org
www.icanhascheezburger.com
www.postsecret.com

Nonfiction: Check out your options

April 8, 2010

Has anyone asked you lately “what are you going to DO with your life?” ACK, just typing that made me wanna throw up my hands and hide under the desk. Seriously, what would lead someone to ask such an insane question?! But no worries, there is a fool-proof answer:

Dear Sir (or Madam), I am currently keeping my options open for future adventures.

Sounds awesome, right? This answer covers everything from college, to travel, to becoming a ninja! And in case you want to learn more about those specific options and others, we’ve got BOOKS:

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We’ve moved stuff.

March 15, 2010


Question: Ummmm where did the YA Audiobooks go?

Answer: We have moved them out into the Adult Audiobooks–we did some research and it seems that age is not much of a determining factor in who checks out books-on-CD so we thought we’d put them all together so you all wouldn’t have to trudge back and forth across the library when searching for a title. Let us know what you think about this move. P.S. I am currently listening to Sophie Kinsella’s Twenties Girl and it is FANTASTIC.

Question: and where is the newest Negima? I can’t find it by the others in the series…

Answer: We have put all the new titles in one location, so it is easier for you to see what’s new in the YA Graphic Novel/manga collection. The new graphic novels and manga will have red stickers on the spine that say “NEW” and will be located immediately to the left of the YA Graphic section at Fairmount, and at the beginning of the YA Graphic section at Main. However, if the title you are looking for is super popular and super new, then you will probably want to reserve it.

Question: Some of the books in the New YA Fiction look suspiciously like Nonfiction???

Answer: Because they are Nonfiction, heyo! We have decided it is about time new YA nonfiction got to share some of YA fiction’s spotlight.

Question: Yeeeah, and whatif I can’t find the old Nonfiction books at Main?

Answer: ooops, forgot to tell you–we had lots of space once the audiobooks moved out so we jumped the nonfiction to over by the YA DVDs and then spread out the graphics so they could breathe a little.

Old Nonfiction book that I’m loving right now? Whatcha mean, what’s a zine? the art of making zines and minicomics by Mark Todd and Esther Watson.