Teens

Teen Reading Adventures

Teen Books About Animals

The beastly bride: tales of the animal people by edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling; introduction by Terri Windling; selected decorations by Charles Vess

Half brother by Kenneth Oppel

Pegasus by Robin McKinley

Hunting the Dragon by Peter Dixon

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

Fell by David Clement-Davies

Cookbooks for Teens

Eat fresh food: awesome recipes for teen chefs by Rozanne Gold and her all-star team; photographs by Phil Mansfield

Real food, real fast by Sam Stern and Susan Stern

Cake pops: tips, tricks, and recipes for more than 40 irresistible mini treats by Bakerella; by Angie Dudley

Cupcakes from the Primrose Bakery by Martha Swift & Lisa Thomas; photography by Yuki Sugiura

Hello, cupcake! by Karen Tack and Alan Richardson; text and photographs by Alan Richardson; recipes and food styling by Karen Tack

Books for Teen Artists

How to draw animation by Christopher Hart

How to draw comics the marvel way by Stan Lee and John Buscema

Scared!: how to draw fantastic horror comic characters by Steve Miller and Bryan Baugh

Making wire jewelry: 60 easy projects in silver, copper & brass by Helen Clegg & Mary Larom

Art in the streets by Jeffrey Deitch, Aaron Rose, Roger Gastman

Life is an Adventure!

Agent Zigzag: a true story of Nazi espionage, love, and betrayal by Ben MacIntyre — A charming British thief and con man becomes a spy during World War II – and turns double agent

Beneath the sands of Egypt: adventures of an unconventional archaeologist by Donald P. Ryan — Archaeologist excavates Egypt’s Valley of the Kings

Blood and thunder: an epic of the American West by Hampton Sides — Kit Carson – trapper, soldier and scout in the 19th century Southwest – confronts  Manifest Destiny

Boone: a biography by Robert Morgan — Legendary frontiersman helps open the trans-Appalachian West, and along the way fights in both the French and Indian War and the American Revolution

Destination College Savings

Destination College Savings is back! Twelve Michigan libraries and families have a chance to win $1,500 towards a child's future college education and $1,000 for their library. Entry forms are available at the library beginning June 20, 2011. Entries must be postmarked by August 12, 2011 and received by August 19, 2011. This summer reading program sweepstakes is sponsored by MESP, MET, and the Library of Michigan Foundation.

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