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Karen loves to suggest titles for teens -- and their parents!
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Good Reads for Teens from the Naperville Public Library

The Giverby Lois Lowryhttp://bit.ly/nplLowryLLowry creates a world of perfect harmony – without conflict, social injustice, teenage rebellion, or even common rudeness. Through Sameness, the community’s … Read more ›

Louise loves to talk with teens about all kinds of books -- realistic or fantasy.
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Good Reads for Teens from the Naperville Public Library

Teens are attracted to realistic fiction as well as fantasy titles. The two reviews below are about books that examine teens coping with illness and … Read more ›

Talk with Debra about interesting non-fiction titles.
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Good Reads for Adults from the Naperville Public Library

The Naperville Reads 2012 Adult Author, Luis Alberto Urrea will give a free public presentation about his titles Thursday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. in … Read more ›

Vampires. Paranormal. Space opera.  Talk with Karen for fun reads in these genres.
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Good Reads for Adults from the Naperville Public Library

Way of the Wolfby E. E. Knight http://bit.ly/nplKnightEEIn the 39th year of the Kurian New Order, Minnesotan David Stuart Valentine was accepted as a Wolf … Read more ›

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Good Reads for Teens from the Naperville Public Library

Finnikin of the Rockby Melina Marchettahttp://bit.ly/nplMarchettaThis is Australian author Melina Marchetta’s first high fantasy novel. At the age of nine, Finnikin of Rock Village made … Read more ›

Talk with Mary C. for books to banish winter boredom!
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Good Reads for Adults from the Naperville Public Library

Looking for some distraction during the winter weather? Try losing yourself in these literary fantasies. Book of Lost ThingsJohn Connollyhttp://bit.ly/nplConnollyJohnTwelve year old David is still … Read more ›

Ravi knows what books teens like to read!
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Good Reads for Teens from the Naperville Public Library

Between Shades of GrayBy Ruta Sepetyshttp://bit.ly/nplSepetys The author writes in the epilogue: “In 1939 The Soviet union occupied the Baltic states of Lithuania, Latvia and … Read more ›

Talk with Karen about great reads no matter what interests you!
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Good Reads for Adults from the Naperville Public Library

Thief of Timeby Tony Hillerman http://bit.ly/nplHillermanA wonderful Leaphorn/Chee mystery based around a missing archaeologist. As usual, Hillerman includes wonderful geographical information and setting; but he … Read more ›

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Coffee Is Good For You – Science Behind Health and Food Claims

I was recently contacted to review Coffee Is Good For You and could not resist this book as it demystifies and debunks many of the … Read more ›

After turkey talk thrillers and vampires and zombies with Karen!
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Good Reads for Adults from the Naperville Public Library

Turn away from turkey this weekend and instead indulge in zombie, goth and vampire thrillers suggested by Naperville Public Library staff members. Haterby David Moody … Read more ›