Book Recommendations

The Agency: A Spy in the House by Y.S. Lee

 If spy books are your thing, then The Agency: A Spy in the House is a must-read. If you simply like to read, The Agency: A Spy in the House is a fabulous story of a young woman in Victorian England who finds herself enrolled in Miss Scrimshaw's Academy for Girls. It is here that she learns of a special operation running out of the school- The Agency, where spying is the game.

2014 High School Sequoyah Award Nominees List

Did you know there's a popular choice award in Oklahoma for young adult books? YOU can vote on which book should win! Every year, the Oklahoma Library Association puts out a list of nominated titles so that teens can vote on which title should win the award. The 2014 High School Sequoyah Award will be awarded in April 2014. All you have to do to vote is read at least three titles from the list, then select your pick on the voting ballot that you can pick up in your school or library starting in March! But why stop at three books? Why not read all 15? Challenge your friends to read as many as they can, and then you can all vote for your favorite! Quiz your librarians on how many they've read! (I've read 8 so far...) Here's a handy list you can use to request the books from your library's catalog:

Let's Talk About Unspoken


Do you like humor? Do you like horror? What about quirky characters, dark woods, sleepy English towns with a mysterious past? How about a character whose imaginary friend actually talks back, and grows up with her? And what's the deal with that Lynburn family--why won't anyone tell Kami anything other than to stay away from them? Find out in Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan. Request it here:


Best Young Adult Mysteries of 2012

The Mystery Writers of America have announced the nominees for the 2013 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring mystery fiction, nonfiction, and television. The five nominees for Best Young Adult Mystery Book of 2012 are listed below. Happy reading!

Emily's Dress and Other Missing Things by Kathryn Burak

The Edge of Nowhere by Elizabeth George

Crusher by Niall Leonard

Vote to Bring YA Authors to Tulsa!

Would you like fabulous YA authors Marie Lu, Marissa Meyer, Beth Revis, Victoria Schwab , and Megan Shepherd to visit Tulsa, OK? All you have to do is vote. Let's represent Tulsa's love for YA literature by participating in this contest to bring YA authors to our town!

Are these authors new to you? Check out some of their books in a variety of formats at the Tulsa City-County Library!

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