June 21, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Stock Your Shelves! | Middle Grade Series Update

A roundup of recent middle grade series continuations.

To Be Continued: Series Novels for Teens │ JLG’s Booktalks to Go

Beloved authors and favorite characters are what make series books a mainstay of the rabid reader’s diet. Looking ahead to 2015, some favorite stories conclude while new series arrive to pick up the mantle. Share the following booktalks selected by the editors at Junior Library Guild.

Teens Review ‘Second Thoughts’, ‘The Spiritglass Charade’, and ‘Of Scars and Stardust’

There’s no sign of series fiction for young adults fading away, and as librarians, we know that getting teens hooked into a series is a sure way to guarantee we’ll see them again soon. Teen reviewers tackle the second installments of series by Colleen Gleason and Cara Bertrand and a debut novel by Andrea Hannah.

Teens Review the Latest from Patrick Ness, Susan Beth Pfeffer, and Others

Looking for a break from the paranormal genre? The only monsters you’ll find in these books are of the human variety—a maniacal kidnapper, an abusive boyfriend, elitist survivors, and one’s own memory.