Keep Your Eyes Open…

Posted by splteen on January 2, 2014 in Uncategorized


HAPPY 2014!!!



Engines of the Broken World by Jason Vanhee

The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Nightmare City by Andrew Klavan

In the Age of Love and Chocolate by Gabrielle Zevin

Curtsies & Conspiracies by Gail Carriger

The Shadowhunter’s Codex by Cassandra Clare

Nick and Tesla’s High-Voltage Danger Lab: A Mystery with Electromagnets, Burglar Alarms, and Other Gadgets You Can Build Yourself by Bob Pflugfelder

Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher

Waterfell by Amalie Howard

Full Ride by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Swagger by Carl Deuker

The In-Between by Barbara Stewart

Backward Glass by David Lomax

Foul Trouble by John Feinstein

Loud Awake and Lost by Adele Griffin

After Eden by Helen Douglas

The Living by Matt De la Pena

The F-It List by Julie Halpern

This Wicked Game by Michelle Zink

Palace of Spies by Sarah Zettel

He Said, She Said by Kwame Alexander

Crash Into You by Katie McGarry

Rain of the Ghosts by Greg Weisman

Poor Little Dead Girls by Lizzie Friend

These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman

Firebrand: An Elemental Novel by Antony John

Pretty Little Liars #14: Deadly by Sara Shepard

Cy in Chains by David L. Dudley

Journey to Rainbow Island by Christie Hsiao

What We Lost in the Dark by Jacquelyn Mitchard

Roomies by Sara Zarr



Freaking Out: Real-Life Stories About Anxiety by Polly Wells

Navy SEAL Dogs: My Tale of Training Canines for Combat by Michael Ritland

Call of the Klondike: A True Gold Rush Adventure by David Meissner



Graphic Novels/Manga

No Matter How I Look at It, It’s You Guys’ Fault I’m Not Popular! Volume 1 by Nico Tanigawa

Bandette Volume 1: Presto! by Paul Tobin



Keep Your Eyes Open…

Posted by splteen on November 5, 2013 in Uncategorized

Happy November! Happy National Novel Writing Month!

Happy NEW BOOKS! Start your month off right by loading up on some great NEW  reads!



The Final Descent (The Monstrumologist) by Rick Yancey

This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales

Battle Magic by Tamora Pierce

The Darkest Path by Jeff Hirsch

Blythewood by Carol Goodman

Atlantis Rising by T.A. Barron

Picture Me Gone by Meg Rosoff

Everything Breaks by Vicki Grove

The House of Hades (Heroes of Olympus, Book 4) by Rick Riordan

Unbreakable by Kami Garcia

Blackout by Robison Wells

The Enchanter Heir by Cinda Williams Chima

More Than This by Patrick Ness

Inhuman by Kat Falls

The Eye of Minds by James Dashner

Meet Me at the River by Nina de Gramont

Now I’ll Tell You Everything by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Not a Drop to Drink by Cheryl Rainfield

The Extra by Kathryn Lasky

The Beautiful and the Damned by Jessica Verday

Perfect Ruin by Lauren DeStefano

Juvie by Steve Watkins

Anywhere but Here by Tanya Lloyd Kyi

Goodbye, Rebel Blue by Shelley Coriell

Muckers by Sandra Neil Wallace

Sick by Tom Leveen

Season of the Witch by Mariah Fredericks

The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two by Catherynne M. Valente

Wild Cards by Simone Elkeles

UnSouled (Unwind) by Neal Shusterman

Emerald Green by Kerstin Gier

Resist by Sarah Crossan

The Twistrose Key by Tone Almhjell

My Basmati Bat Mitzvah by Paula J. Freedman

Allegiant by Veronica  Roth

Roses by G.R. Mannering

Freakboy by Kristin Elizabeth Clark

Confessions: The Private School Murders by James Patterson

Just One Year by Gayle Forman

Sorrow’s Knot by Erin Bow

Reality Boy by A.S. King

Constable & Toop by Gareth Jones

Size 0 by D.M. Paige

High School High (Port City) by Shannon Freeman

The Royal Ranger by John Flanagan

Relic (The Books of Eva I) by Heather Terrell

Altered (Crewel) by Gennifer Albin

Horde (Enclave) by Ann Aguirre

Champion: A Legend Novel by Marie Lu



Recentering the Universe: The Radical Theories of Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo, and Newton by Ron Miller

For the Good of Mankind?: The Shameful History of Human Medical Experimentation by Vicki Oransky Wittenstein

Thrice Told Tales: Three Mice Full of Writing Advice by Catherine Lewis

Fourth Down and Inches: Concussions and Football’s Make-or-Break Moment by Carla Killough McClafferty

Looks Like Daylight: Voices of Indigenous Kids by Deborah Ellis

Legends, Icons & Rebels: Music That Changed the World by Robbie Robertson

I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai

History Year by Year by DK Publishing

How to Tell If Your Cat is Plotting to Kill You byThe Oatmeal

Spending Spree: America Goes Shopping by Cynthia Overbeck Bix

Entrepreneurship by William Smith

Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened by Allie Brosh

Why? Answers to Everyday Scientific Questions by Joel Levy

Break These Rules: 35 YA Authors on Speaking Up, Standing Out, and Being Yourself edited by Luke Reynolds



Bleach, Volume 58 by Tite Kubo

Saints & Boxers by Gene Luen Yang

Battling Boy by Paul Pope

All-New X-Men, Vol. 2: Here to Stay by Brian Michael Bendis

All-New X-Men, Vol. 3: Out of Their Depth by Brian Michael Bendis



Posted by splteen on November 4, 2013 in Uncategorized

LOVE books?

WRITE one!

November is National Novel Writing Month, an annual challenge where writers all over the world attempt to write a 50,000-word novel in 30 DAYS!

Interested in trying the challenge for yourself? You should! And SPL Teen (with Penguin Bookshop) wants to help you!

First, visit our Sewickley Public Library NaNoWriMo Virtual Classroom,sign up for NaNoWriMo 2013, and then enroll in the group. From there, you can track your word count, interact with fellow young writers, and learn about all the great write-ins, author sessions, parties, and MORE!

Write-In #1 w/ author & editor Jill Dembowski is THIS Wednesday, November 6, from 6-7 pm. Pizza and drinks included!

Want some additional writing help? Check out these great guides for young writers:

Spilling Ink: A Young Writer’s Handbook by Ellen Potter
Just Write: Here’s How! by Walter Dean Myers
So, You Want to Be a Writer?: How to Write, Get Published, and Maybe Even Make It Big!
by Vicki Hambleton
This is Not a Writing Manual: Notes for the Young Writer in the Real World
by Kerri Majors

Rip the Page!: Adventures in Creative Writing by Karen Benke

Seize the Story by Victoria Hanley

Thrice Told Tales: Three Mice Full of Writing Advice by Catherine Lewis



Finally, don’t forget to stop by the Teen Department all month long for extra inspiration from the NaNoWriMo Prompt Box!

NaNoWriMo Prompt Box


SWAGOWEEN FEST – Saturday, October 26th

Posted by splteen on October 7, 2013 in Uncategorized

Swagween Halloween Display


Saturday, October 26th – from 8-10 pm


- Costume Contest: Wear your Halloween best and compete in a costume contest. Winner gets a fabulous prize!

- BOO Tag: Like tag. But in the dark. And a lot scarier.

- Candy Scavenger Hunt: Find candy. Eat candy. Then find more. Think you’ve found it all? YOU HAVEN’T.

- Fantasy Body Art: Give yourself glittery mermaid scales, colored locks, and (temporary) tattoos and runes.

- Glow crafts: Glow-in-the-dark paint and glow sticks make the dark way more fun!

- Photobooth: You got all dressed up – now smile for the camera!

- Fortune-telling: What’s in store for YOUR future?

PLUS: Music, dancing, video games, FOOOOD, and MORE!


Free and open to all students in grades 6-12. Don’t forget your costume!



Keep Your Eyes Open…

Posted by splteen on September 27, 2013 in Uncategorized


Come check out a few and help us free up some shelf space!

Quick! Before the shelves explode!!!



The Year of Shadows by Claire Legrand

The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider

Fire & Ash (Rot & Ruin) by Jonathan Maberry

The Fall of Five (Lorien Legacies, Bk. 4) by Pittacus Lore

Love in the Time of Global Warming by Francesca Lia Block

Descendant: A Starling Novel by Lesley Livingston

Don’t Look Now by Michelle Gagnon

Totally Joe by James Howe

When It Happens by Susane Colasanti

The Lord of Opium by Nancy Farmer

Treasure Hunters by James Patterson

Monsters: The Ashes Trilogy by Ilsa J. Bick

Smoke by Ellen Hopkins

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan

Risked (The Missing) by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Zombie Baseball Beatdown by Paolo Bacigalupi

Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan

If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan

Promise Me Something by Sara Kocek

The Infinite Moment of Us by Lauren Myracle

Sweet Legacy (Sweet Venom) by Tera Lynn Childs

Antigoddess by Kendare Blake

Asylum by Madeleine Roux

Rogue (Croak) by Gina Damico

Wake Up Missing by Kate Messner

All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill

Are You Experienced? by Jordan Sonnenblick

Into That Forest by Louis Nowra

Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer by Katie Alender

United We Spy (Gallagher Girls) by Ally Carter

A Spark Unseen by Sharon Cameron

The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White

Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein

Inheritance by Malinda Lo

The Dream Thieves (The Raven Boys #2) by Maggie Stiefvater

Spirit Animals, Book 1: Wild Born by Brandon Mull

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

Heaven is Paved with Oreos by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

Somebody Up There Hates You by Hollis Seamon

Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

The Time Fetch by Amy Herrick

Michael Vey 3: Battle of the Ampere by Richard Paul Evans



Imprisoned: The Betrayal of Japanese Americans during World War II by Martin W. Sandler

Enrique’s Journey: The True Story of a Boy Determined to Reunite with His Mother by Sonia Nazario

Grumpy Cat: A Grumpy Book by Grumpy Cat

The Nazi Hunters: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World’s Most Notorious Nazi by Neal Bascomb

Dead Inside: Do Not Enter: Notes from the Zombie Apocalypse by Lost Zombies

Cracking the SAT with 5 Practice Tests, 2014 Edition by Princeton Review

Cracking the ACT, 2013 Edition by Princeton Review

Guinness World Records 2014 by Guinness World Records


Graphic Novels/Graphic Non-Fiction

Little Fish: A Memoir by Ramsey Beyer

Bad Machinery Volume 1: The Case of the Team Spirit
by John Allison


Keep Your Eyes Open…

Posted by splteen on August 22, 2013 in Uncategorized

Just in time for the start of the 2013-2014 school year, NEW BOOKS in the TEEN DEPARTMENT!



If I Ever Get Out of Here by Eric Gansworth

Cruisers Book 4: Oh, Snap! by Walter Dean Myers

Gated by Amy Christine Parker

Torn by David Massey

Infinityglass: An Hourglass Novel by Myra McEntire

Chasing the Prophecy (Beyonders) by Brandon Mull

Wise Young Fool by Sean Beaudoin

Seers by Kristine Bowe

Elegy (Watersong) by Amanda Hocking

The Boy on the Bridge by Natalie Standiford

Second Impact by David Klass

The Hypnotists: Book 1 by Gordon Korman

The Mysteries of Pittsburgh by Michael Chabon

Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami

Abandon: A Possession Novel by Elana Johnson

45 Pounds (More or Less) by Kelly Barson

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke

Texting the Underworld by Ellen Booraem

The Shade of the Moon by Susan Beth Pfeffer

Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick

Maybe Tonight? by Bridie Clark

Trash Can Days: A Middle School Saga by Teddy Steinkellner

False Sight by Dan Krokos

Sure Signs of Crazy by Karen Harrington

Life in Outer Space by Melissa Keil

Fire with Fire (Burn for Burn) by Jenny Han & Siobahn Vivian



The Bullying Workbook for Teens: Activities to Help You Deal with Social Aggression and Cyberbullying by Raychelle Cassada Lohmann

Code Name Pauline: Memoirs of a World War II Special Agent by Pearl Witherington Cornioley



March: Book One by John Lewis

Bleach, Vol. 57 by Tite Kubo

All-New X-Men, Vol. 1: Yesterday’s X-Men by Brian Michael Bendis

New Avengers, Vol. 1: Everything Dies by Jonathan Hickman

Hawkeye: Little Hits, Vol. 2 by Matt Fraction




Keep Your Eyes Open…

Posted by splteen on August 5, 2013 in Uncategorized

The first full week of August marks the LAST few weeks of freedom before school starts. Get the most out of your days off and try some NEW BOOKS from the TEEN DEPARTMENT!



Some Quiet Place by Kelsey Sutton

Infamous: A Fame Game Novel by Lauren Conrad

In the After by Demitria Lunetta

Quintana of Charyn: The Lumatere Chronicles by Melina Marchetta

Falcon in the Glass by Susan Fletcher

Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina

Still Star-Crossed by Melinda Taub

Bone Quill by John Barrowman

The Distance Between Us by Kasie West

Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas

After Iris by Natasha Farrant

Nix Minus One by Jill MacLean

Runt by Nora Raleigh Baskin

OCD Love Story by Corey Ann Haydu

The Counterfeit Family Tree of Vee Crawford-Wong by L. Tam Holland

A Really Awesome Mess by Trish Cook

Contaminated by Erin Garner


All Our Pretty Songs by Sarah McCarry

How to Lose Everything: A Mostly True Story by Philipp Mattheis

Bubble World by Carol Snow

Prep School Confidential by Kara Taylor

Salt: A Story of Friendship in a Time of War by Helen Frost



Shadowhunter’s Guide: City of Bones by Mimi O’Connor

City of Bones: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion by Mimi O’Connor

Manga for the Beginner Kawaii: How to Draw the Supercute Characters of Japanese Comics by Christopher Hart

This is Not a Writing Manual: Notes for the Young Writer in the Real World by Kerri Majors

The Letterboxer’s Companion by Randy Hall

It’s a Treasure Hunt! Geocaching & Letterboxing by G&R Publishing

Make the Grade: Everything You Need to Study Better, Stress Less, and Succeed in School by Lesley Schwartz Martin


Graphic Novels

Deadpool, Vol. 1: Dead Presidents by Brian Posehn

Before Watchmen: Minutemen/Silk Spectre by Darwyn Cooke

Before Watchmen: Comedian/Rorschach by Brian Azzarello

Before Watchment: Nite Owl/Dr. Manhattan by J. Michael Straczynski

Before Watchman: Ozymandias/Crimson Corsair by Len Wein

Don’t forget to log your reading minutes for the LAST week of Teen Summer Reading 2013! www.tinyurl.com/spltsr


Keep Your Eyes Open…

Posted by splteen on July 8, 2013 in Uncategorized

Happy post-4th of July, when the weather is hot and muggy, the days are long and lingering, and the NEW BOOKS are calling you from the SPL Teen Department.



Middle School: How I Survived Bullies, Broccoli, and Snake Hill by James Patterson

A Moment Comes by Jennifer Bradbury

Coda by Emma Trevayne

The Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Robin Palmer

The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau

SYLO by D.J. MacHale

Ink (The Paper Gods) by Amanda Sun

Awaken by Meg Cabot

Far Far Away by Tom McNeal

Truly, Madly, Deadly by Hannah Jayne



Making Mini Books: Big Ideas for 30 Little Projects by Kathleen McCafferty

Paper+Craft: 25 Charming Gifts, Accents, and Accessories to Make from Paper by Paper cup Designs

Women Aviators: 26 Stories of Pioneer Flights, Daring Missions, and Record-Setting Journeys by Karen Bush Gibson

Hooked: When Addiction Hits Home by Chloe Shantz-Hilkes


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Posted by splteen on June 21, 2013 in Uncategorized

MORE NEW BOOKS in the Teen Department! Plus, to make your summer road trips even more entertaining, we’ve added some new audiobooks to our Teen Collection.


Born of Illusion by Teri Brown

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

The Wells Bequest: A Companion to the Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman

The Sacrifice by Charlie Higson

The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die by April Henry

The Pirate’s Wish by Cassandra Rose Clarke


New Audiobooks

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Every Day by David Levithan

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama


Keep Your Eyes Open…

Posted by splteen on June 10, 2013 in Uncategorized

It’s almost summertime. That means it’s time to stock up on NEW BOOKS in the Teen Department!



The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson

Towering by Alex Flinn

All I Need by Susane Colasanti

Earth Girl by Janet Edwards

Death, Dickinson, and the Demented Life of Frenchie Garcia by Jenny Torres Sanchez

Dork Diaries 6: Tales from a Not-So-Happy Heartbreaker by Rachel Renee Russell

The Girl with the Iron Touch by Kady Cross

Goddess (Starcrossed) by Josephine Angelini

The Cydonian Pyramid (Klaatu Diskos) by Pete Hautman

Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg

The Lying Game #5: Cross My Heart, Hope to Die by Sara Shepard

Elegy (Hereafter) by Tara Hudson

Golden by Jessi Kirby

Winger by Andrew Smith

Tidal (Watersong) by Amanda Hocking

Siege and Storm (Grisha Trilogy) by Leigh Bardugo

The Book of Broken Hearts by Sarah Ockler

The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen

Dare You To by Katie McGarry

When You Were Here by Daisy Whitney

Pretty Little Liars #13: Crushed by Sara Shepard

Over You by Amy Reed

The Apprentices by Maile Meloy

P.S. Be Eleven by Rita Williams Garcia

The Language Inside by Holly Thompson

Out of this Place by Emma Cameron

Gadget Girl: The Art of Being Invisible by Suzanne Kamata

Echo by Alicia Wright Brewster

I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga



Chasing Perfect: The Will to Win in Basketball and Life by Bob Hurley

All My Friends Are Still Dead by Avery Monsen & Jory John

How to Fake a Moon Landing: Exposing the Myths of Science Denial by Darryl Cunningham

Rock’n'Roll Camp for Girls: How to Start a Band, Write Songs, Record an Album, and Rock Out! by Rock’n'Roll Camp for Girls


Graphic Novels & Manga

Bleach, V. 53-56 by Tite Kubo

Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong by Prudence Shen

NORA: The Last Chronicle of Devildom, Vol. 7 by Kazunari Kakei

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