YA Book Recs and a Cool Poster Making Tool

In just a few days, we’ll host our first Author Fest. Thank-you Anderson’s Bookshop! Here’s our line-up and these books are worth checking out!

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Lex Thomas – Quarantine Series
Lex  Hrabe and Thomas Voorhies write together as Lex Thomas.

When a teen test subject infected with a bio-terrorism virus escapes from the government’s testing facility, he takes refuge in a high school. That virus kills anyone past puberty and within 48 hours all the adults are dead and the school is on permanent lock-down by the national guard.

Good readers and reluctant readers will both LOVE this series!



Madeleine Kuderick
Kiss of Broken Glass

After a friend turns Kenna in for cutting herself in the bathroom at school, she is sent to a mandatory 72 hour psych hold at a facility where she must confront her illness. Told in free verse.

Fans of Sonya Sones and Ellen Hopkins will enjoy this dark, realistic tale.



Len Vlahos
The Scar Boys

At age 8, Harry is tied to a tree by bullies and left out during a storm. When the tree is struck by lightening, he’s burned, disfigured and winds up addicted to pain medication. Life gets better in middle school when he and a friend form a band-The Scar Boys. An amazing coming-of-age story with its heart in music that so deserved its starred SLJ review and all the other accolades. Read it!



Frank Portman
King Dork

This one has been out for a while, but re-read it because its sequel King Dork, Approximately will hit the shelves in November.

Hard to describe because so much happens…but it made me laugh and so in my new genre-fyed collection, it’s housed in HUMOR because students will find this book above all else, funny!

“When Tom discovers his deceased father’s copy of the Salinger classic, he finds himself in the middle of several interlocking conspiracies and at least half a dozen mysteries involving dead people, naked people, fake people, ESP, blood, a secret code, guitars, monks, witchcraft, the Bible, girls, the Crusades, a devil head, and rock and roll.”  -from the publisher


I also made this poster to promote the event using Canva.
It’s free and web-based. Check it out!

Thanks to @ MaryYockey at Crone Middle School for sharing this site with me.



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